Remembering the Tragedy of 9/11/01

        On his day 14 years ago, there was an event that the country of the United States of America will never forget. Even though most of us were about 4 years old or even younger, this was something that has impacted everyone’s lives in one way or another. Over 3,000 people died, including about 400 of those people to be police officers and fire fighters.

        The first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center at around 8:45 am at the 80th floor, leaving a burning hole in the side of the building. Both buildings began to evacuate. About 18 minutes later, the second plane hit the South Tower at the 60th floor. This collision lead to an explosion on the floors it hit.

        Later that day, at around 9:45 am, a third plane crashed into the west side of the Pentagon, killing 125 people inside and another 64 people on the Boeing 757 after the side of the building had collapsed.

        At around 10 am, the South World Trade Center Tower collapsed. About 30 minutes later at 10:30 am, the North World Trade Center Tower collapsed. Only 6 of the people who were inside at the time of the collapsing were spared their lives. Over 10,000 people (civilians, World Trade Center workers, police officers, fire fighters, etc) were treated for mild to severe injuries.

        A fourth plane was hijacked during this whole tragety. When the passengers figured out that they were headed to the White House to crash into it, they took over the plane and tried to get them away or to crash early before they hit the White House. They managed to bring the plane down in a rural field in Pennsylvania.

        All of these people’s lives were taken. Innocent people. Today is a day to remember and celebrate the lives of the people who are gone. Please, always remember and do something positive in your day as a memory towards this tragedy. You never know, who you help may have lost somebody important today. So, I do encourage you, no matter where you live, to do something positive for another person today.

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3 Responses

  1. Out of all 9/11 posts this one was the best

    • Thank you Brig, that means a lot. 🙂

  2. never forgetti

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