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9/11 Remembered – The Toll

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Reading the timeline each year is a sobering experience, but it doesn’t matter what time of year I look at the images from that day.   They haunt me. There were 2996 immediate deaths on September 11th, 2001.  There were people who cheered that day, celebrating an attack on America.  But it wasn’t just an attack on us. It was an attack on the world, with victims from over 90 countries.  And those countries came together in the wake of the attack to bring those behind it to justice.

9/11 isn’t over.  Victims and rescuers alike suffer life threatening medical conditions due to the exposure to toxins during the attacks and continue to succumb to these lingering wounds.

And then, there’s the war. It doesn’t end. In the ensuing 17 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.  We must secure our future.

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 – As It Happened – 1720

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

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

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

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

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9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 1003

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

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

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

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

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9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 0945

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

0945 – US Airspace is Shutdown

9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 0937

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

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

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

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

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