Remember 9/11

There are days in history that need to be remembered, for they changed our world forever, and 9/11 is one of those days.

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“On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.”   http://www.history.com/topics/9-11-attacks

It is amazing to think that in another 10 or 15 years, there will be young adults who weren’t even born yet on that day in 2001, and that the event that brought the violence of war to our own soil could be just another boring fact in a history book.  Let’s hope that doesn’t happen, and that the memorials created to remind us will make it real for a long time to come.  May we remember, in gratitude and humility, and strive to make a difference!

 

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