It happened on this day.in 2001 - Suicide hijackers crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center in New York, causing the twin towers to collapse. Another hijacked airliner hit the Pentagon and a fourth crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
Thomas E. Franklin (born is an American photographer for The Bergen Record, best known for his photograph Raising the Flag at Ground Zero, which depicts firefighters raising the American flag at the World Trade Center after the September 2001 attacks.
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NEVER FORGET. Assistant Chief Gerard A. Barbara looks up at the burning towers of the World Trade Center on September 2001 in New York City. Moments later he would go in, never to return. (Photo by David Handschuh/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)