Exhibit Marks 10th Anniversary of 9/11

The Newseum, which is located in Washington, DC, has hosted a commemorative exhibition for the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, displaying a collection of more than 60 artifacts.

"September 11 was a sad day for America, but also for all of the world, because it wasn't just the lives of Americans who changed, but the lives of everyone. I mean anyone who now flies, anyone who boards a train, and goes on a crew ship. They have to go through security that they have never gone through before. This could happen to anyone, anywhere in any country," said Susan J. Bennett, senior vice president of Newseum.

The exhibition, aptly called “War on Terror: The FBI’s New Focus”, features various items retrieved by the FBI, such as engine parts from the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center in 2001.

In addition, photos of the 19 al-Qaeda terrorists that planned the attacks are on display, along with photocopies of their passports.

One photo that stood out was of a mother and daughter who were on United Airlines Flight 175, bound for Disneyland.

More artifacts on exhibit include cell-phones, which kept ringing after the fateful incident, according to rescue staff.

The exhibit marks the first time people will be able to see the remnants of the both the four hijacked airplanes and the twin towers.


Susan Bennett - Senior Vice President of Newseum

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