Veterans Plaza - Longview, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 30.093 W 094° 43.340
15S E 338198 N 3597337
Quick Description: Tall black granite marker with a picture of the towers burning is one of 200 monuments in Veterans Plaza. It shares a base with the Afghanistan memorial. On the base: Let us not forget
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2019 7:59:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM107B6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 1

Long Description:
Marker text:

On September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists associated
with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda, financed by
Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden, hijacked four airliners
and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the
United States.

Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of
the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane
hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C.,
and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.

Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in
New York City and Washington, D.C., including more
than 400 police officers and firefighters.

A group of passengers on board the fourth hijacked
plane, United Flight 93, and flight attendants fought the
four hijackers and the plane crashed in a rural field in
Western Pennsylvania killing all 45 aboard.

Name of organization that built the memorial: Citizens of Longview

Private or Public Monument?: Private

Text on the memorial:
Text given above

Physical address of memorial:
1216 E Park Ln
Longview, TX USA

Date of Dedication: Not listed

Additional coordinates: Not Listed

Website for more information: Not listed

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