14 Years Ago Today
Tuesday, Sept 11, 2001 a day of tragedy none of us will ever forget. None of you, I am sure will ever forget where your were or what you were doing on that fateful day, I know I won’t. Our lives will never be the same. I think it’s important to think about the events of that day and remember the lives that were lost and just how fragile our world is, I hope nothing like this ever happens again. Every year I mark this day watching the memorial service at the site and the reading of the names. You can still see the profound pain each family member feels when they read the names and it’s so sad. A new tower has been built and a Memorial has been erected, things change, life goes on, it was the day NYC closed down completely and the events of that day will live in our memories forever.
8:46 AM – American Airlines Flight 11 crashes into the North tower there were 92 people on board
9:03AM – United Airlines Flight 175 Crashes into the South Tower there were 65 people on board
9:37 AM – American Airlines Flight 77 Crashes into the Pentagon 125 people died including 64 passengers on the plane
9:59 AM – The South Tower falls only 56 minutes after impact
10:03AM – United Airlines Flight 93 crashes into an open field in Shankesville, Pennsylvannia 65 people were on board
10:28 AM – The North Tower Falls
At least 200 people jumped or fell to their deaths from the burning towers
At least 411 emergency workers died trying to rescue people
We lost 343 Brave New York City Firefighters
We lost 37 Port Authority Police Officers
8 EMT’s lost their lives that day
The NYPD lost 23 brave police officers
A total of 2,977 were lost and that does not include the 19 hijackers, I refuse to include them with the innocent people that died that tragic day.
Lest we forget……