- Date: 09/11/2019
On September 11, 2001, four planes were hijacked. The hijackers then deliberately flew three of the planes into two important buildings, the Pentagon in Washington DC and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. The fourth crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The loss of life and damage that these hijackings caused form the biggest act of terrorism ever on United States soil. Nearly 3000 people died in the attacks and the economic impact was immense.
The City of Westland encourages everyone to take a moment of silence to reflect on this day and pay tribute to those who were lost on 9/11, and to recognize the first responders who put their lives on the line and ran in as many ran out.