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11. September 09

On Friday, September 11 Americans mark the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC). On that day in 2001, four planes were hijacked, two of which were forced to crash into the popular New York Twin Towers (World Trade Center), causing the towers to collapse and killing close to 3000 people. Another attack was conducted on the building of the U.S. Department of Defense- Pentagon using the third hijacked plane while the fourth hijacked plane crashed in Pennsylvania after the passengers fought with the terrorists.

Unlike previous years, this year's anniversary is marked as "National Day of Service and Remembrance," during which citizens will participate in various volunteer activities, thus helping the poor, and their local communities. On this occasion, U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama issued a statement in which they urged the citizens to take part in these activities, and thus honor all victims of 9/11 terrorist attacks (link statements).

American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina joins millions of people around the world who remember these tragic events. We extend our deepest respect, and honor the memory of the innocent victims of terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.