As horrible as 9-11 was, it reminded us of what makes the America a great country.
The entire world watched in horror as the towers collapsed -- listened in shock to the phone calls of the passengers on board the hijacked planes. Now, ten years later there may be more than 10 million Daffodil flowers in the city, each paying tribute in glorious yellow, the color of remembrance.
Let's look back what happened on the dark day:
There were 4 planes that were used for the attack
There were 19 terrorists involved
The three major attacks were on: World Trade Center, The Pentagon and Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania
According to the official figures released on September 2nd, 2002 the total number killed in attacks were 2,819. Out of those killed on this dreadful day 289 bodies were found intact and 19,858 body parts were found.
Check ou the infograhic below, produced by Reusethisbag that revisits the poignant point in history:
Here are some 9/11 memorial picutres: (Full Gallery)
Rebecca St. Andrie, right, and her daughter Elizabeth St. Andrie, 2, visit the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial on Saturday.
A tribute of 2,753 empty chairs have been put in place in New York's Bryant Park to remember the lives that were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.
Mementos are left at a 9/11 memorial bench at the Pentagon on Saturday.
The Pentagon's side into which American Airlines Flight 77 crashed during the 9/11 attacks is seen on Saturday.
9/11 Memorial Pool
A Port Authority Police officer stands guard near the south reflecting pool of the World Trade Center Memorial on Friday. Days before the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, U.S. counterterrorism officials are chasing a credible but unconfirmed al-Qaida threat to New York City or Washington, D.C.
One World Trade Center (WTC)
Construction workers look up at the Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site on Thursday, which is lit in red, white, and blue.