By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Sept. 11, 2001, a team of Muslim terrorist operatives led by Muhammed Atta with the al Qaeda organizations launched a series of attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol. Three of the four attacks were successful. The passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 however made a valiant attempt to retake their airplane. The terrorists crashed the plane into farmland in Pennsylvania to prevent the passengers from succeeding in that effort. The passengers of flight 93 likely saved the lives of hundreds of Americans on the ground. When the WTC towers collapsed nearly 3,000 Americans lay dead, including over 200 New York City Firemen and 77 police officers. The nation was shocked by that day’s events and many remember this day every year.