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A tree commemorates those who perished in the terrorist attack on the United States of America on the 11th September 2001. The tree was planted on the 10th anniversary of the attack.

The September 11 attacks or 9/11 were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

Four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists so they could be flown into buildings in suicide attacks. Two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Within two hours, both towers collapsed with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the WTC complex, as well as major damage to ten other large surrounding structures. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense), leading to a partial collapse in its western side. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was targeted at Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. In total, almost 3,000 people died in the attacks, including the 227 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes. It also was the deadliest incident for firefighters in the history of the United States.

Location

Address:Hay Street, Queens Gardens , East Perth, 6004
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.959668
Long: 115.876839
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Terrorism
Actual Event STart Date:11-September-2001
Actual Event End Date:11-September-2011

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th September, 2011
Front Inscription

THIS TREE WAS PLANTED SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 BY THE AUSTRALIAN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION (W.A. DIVISION)
 IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO PERISHED IN THE TERRORIST ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2011

THE SAPLING WAS TAKEN FROM A PIN OAK TREE PLANTED BY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT IN CANBERRA ON SEPTEMBER 4, 1943

 

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