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The two buildings were called the Twin Towers. They were the tallest buildings in New York City. Many people worked in the Twin Towers. The towers were also famous. Many people knew what they looked like. They appear in many movies about New York City.

Some of the bravest people to help during and after the attack were firefighters. Hundreds of firefighters died as they tried to save people from the falling buildings. A special memorial wall in New York City remembers these firefighters as heroes.

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Making Connections


Have you ever been to a memorial? What was it for? What did you learn about it?


What other books have you read about US symbols? What do the symbols tell us about the United States?


The National September 11 Memorial is at the site of the original Twin Towers. Why do you think this is important?

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