One of the many time in which symbolism is used to show a disaster. Much better than saying September 11th because just saying that doesn't paint a picture into somebody's mind about what the disaster was about. Also, if you use your brain you can think up many others.
- Boat hit the iceberg: Titanic sinking
- Bullet hit the president: Assassination of JFK - Planes shot the beach: Pearl Habor - Planes hit the towers: 9/11
I was sad when I heard that the planes hit the towers.