On 11 September 2001 2,996 people were killed by terrorist attacks. 246 of those killed were passengers on the four crashed commercial aircraft. 2,606 died in the towers of the World Trade Center. 125 died at the Pentagon. The victims included 343 NYFD firefighters and 71 police officers. 19 of those killed were the terrorists (may they rot in hell).

 

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Artifacts from Ground Zero are viewed during a preview of the National September 11 Memorial Museum on May 14, 2014 in New York City. The long awaited museum will open to the public on May 21 following a six-day dedication period for 9/11 families, survivors, first responders, workers, and local city residents. For the dedication period the doors to the museum will be open for 24-hours a day from May 15 through May 20. On Thursday President Barack Obama and the first lady will attend the dedication ceremony for the opening of the museum. While the construction of the museum has often been fraught with politics and controversy, the exhibitions and displays seek to pay tribute to the 2,983 victims of the 9/11 attacks and the 1993 bombing while also educating the public on the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Photos: 9-11 Memorial Museum artifacts on display.