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9/11 Remembered – The Toll

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Reading the timeline each year is a sobering experience. We suffered a horrible loss that day. The images haunt me. There were 2996 immediate deaths on September 11th, 2001, but wasn’t just an attack on America. It was an attack on the world, with victims from over 90 countries.

Even now, victims and rescuers alike suffer life threatening medical conditions due to the exposure to toxins during the attacks. They continue to succumb to these lingering wounds.

And then, there’s the war. It doesn’t end. In the ensuing 15 years we’ve definitely taken the fight to the enemy and even cut their head off a time or two. The names change, but they remain enemies of freedom.

Even now, the world is faced with the threat of a resurgent Islamic fundamentalism that targets our ideals in both word and deed. We must oppose them in every case, lest our efforts thus far, be in vain.

Never Forgive, Never Forget

9/11 Memorial – 1720

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Later that day, at 1720 – 7 World Trade Center, a 47-story building, collapses.

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9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 1028

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

1028 – The North Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.

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9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 1003

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

1003 – United Airlines Flight 93 is crashed by its hijackers as passengers try to retake the plane over Somerset County, Pennsylvania. There are no survivors.

9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 0958

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

0958 – The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.

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9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 0945

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

0945 – US Airspace is Shutdown

9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 0937

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

0937 – Flight 77 crashes into the western side of the Pentagon.

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US Navy image of the damage to the Pentagon where 125 perished in an airline attack against the building.

9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 0903

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

0903 – Flight 175 crashes into the south face of the South Tower of the World Trade center.

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9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 0846

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

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MSNBC-National Geographic still screenshot; 9/11 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City.

0846 – Flight 11 crashed into the north face of the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

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America is at war.

0850-0854 – Flight 77 is hijacked.

9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 0800

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

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0814 – United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767 carrying 56 passengers and nine crew members, departed from Logan International Airport, bound for Los Angeles International Airport, with five hijackers onboard.

0820 – American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757 carrying 58 passengers and six crew members, departed from Washington Dulles International Airport in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, Virginia, bound for Los Angeles International Airport, with five hijackers aboard.

0842 – United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 carrying 37 passengers and seven crew members departed from Newark International Airport, bound for San Francisco International Airport, with four hijackers aboard.

0842-0846 – Flight 175 is hijacked.