It was the worst day we ever seen, but it brought out the best in all of us.~Sen. John Kerry on 9/11
Eighteen years ago today at 8:46 am, the most tragic day in America’s history occurred. We lost 2,997 people to a terror attack.
Full List of Names can be found HERE
According to CNN, ”At the World Trade Center (WTC) site in Lower Manhattan, 2,753 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 were intentionally crashed into the north and south towers, or as a result of the crashes.
Of those who perished during the initial attacks and the subsequent collapses of the towers, 343 were New York City firefighters, 23 were New York City police officers and 37 were officers at the Port Authority. The victims ranged in age from 2 to 85 years. Approximately 75-80% of the victims were men. At the Pentagon in Washington, 184 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building.
Near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 40 passengers and crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 93 died when the plane crashed into a field. It is believed that the hijackers crashed the plane in that location, rather than their unknown target, after the passengers and crew attempted to retake control of the flight deck.“
You can read the entire article HERE. It’s a very informative article and has all the facts about the history of the 9/11 tragedy.
Today, we honor those who lost their lives. We continue to support the families of those who was affected. You are never forgotten. May God continue to bless and protect the United States of America.
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