9/11 Trail – level 2

15-09-2020 07:00

On September 11, 2001, the biggest terrorist attack in the US happened. Terrorists hijacked four planes, and they crashed into the World Trade Center in New York and into the Pentagon, a government building, in Washington D.C. The fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania

Only days after the attacks, David Brickley got an idea to make a system of trails that would connect the places of the attacks. The system is about 1,300 miles long, and it connects the three 9/11 memorial sites. Brickley said that the Americans love trails and greenways, and that the 9/11 trail would give them a chance to remember the attack.

It was not easy to connect the existing trails to the new system. Currently, about a half of the trail is away from roads, and Brickley and his team hope that in the future, it will be completely away from roads.

Difficult words: hijack (to take control of a plane or other vehicle by force), trail (a path through the countryside), memorial site (a place where people can remember an event).

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