Patriot Day: National Day of Service and Remembrance
One World Trade Center Facts & Figures
September 11, 2015 by Jake Butler
For most Americans, September 11, 2001 started out just like any other normal Tuesday. But what happened was anything but ordinary. In the end, the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon by hijacked commercial planes would claim the lives of 2,977 people – one of the most significant and impactful tragedies in American history.
Fourteen years later, we now celebrate Patriot Day, the National Day of Service and Remembrance, each year on September 11. Flags will be flown at half-staff and many will observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. eastern time to honor the victims of the attacks as well as the service members who fought in the wars that followed.
Though the buildings fell that day, there’s one thing the attackers could never destroy: the American spirit. We take pause today to celebrate the courage and perseverance of first responders and our country’s service members, who fought valiantly in the name of freedom.
After more than 13 years of planning and construction, One World Trade Center opened the doors to its first tenant on November 3, 2014. It stands today as a monument to those who fell; a testament to our perseverance and proof that even when facing great hardship, the spirit of freedom will always endure. Check out some facts and figures below on our One World Trade Center infographic.