I remember the attack on the Pentagon in Washington D.C.. This took place on September 11, 2001, just after the attacks on the World Trade Center. The jetliner was less than 100 feet overhead as it swooped over stalled traffic on the highway adjacent to the large lawn and heliport on the west side of the sprawling building. Some eyewitnesses said that the plane banked left and its left wing hit the heliport. Witnesses variously describe the plane crashing into the facade, hitting the ground in front of the facade it and exploding, disappearing into the building, and being swallowed by rings of smoke. They agree that there was a huge explosion and fireball, and torrents of smoke in the wake of the strike. Some describe small fragments of aircraft raining down. A lot has changed since this event, We now give our airport farewells at the security checkpoint where we assent to extensive screenings, and tourists visiting Washington D.C. can no longer drive down Pennsylvania Avenue in front of The White House. Our laws changed: the Patriot Act, signed into law in the aftermath of 9/11, greatly expanded the government’s intelligence gathering capabilities, it allowed the government to see into more of our lives. This event was very important to the world because so many innocent people died in an act of terrorism that could not have been prevented. In conclusion, the attack on the pentagon is important to American's because it was the day our country was attacked by terrorism and many innocent lives were lost.