7th 9/11 Anniversary
"The September 11 attacks (often referred to as 9/11) were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by Islamic extremists belonging to the al-Qaeda movement upon the United States on September 11, 2001. On that morning, terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the building, causing both buildings to collapse within two hours, destroying at least two nearby buildings and damaging others. The hijackers crashed a third airliner into the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania, after some of its passengers and flight crew attempted to retake control of the plane, which the hijackers had redirected toward Washington, D.C. There are no known survivors from any of the flights.
Excluding the 19 hijackers, 2,974 people died in the attacks. Another 24 are missing and presumed dead. The overwhelming majority of casualties were civilians, including nationals of over 90 different countries. In addition, the death of at least one person from lung disease was ruled by a medical examiner to be a result of exposure to dust from the World Trade Center's collapse, as rescue and recovery workers were exposed to airborne contaminants following the buildings' collapse."
Today is the seven year anniversary of this horrible terrorist act. I couldn't imagine the pain those people had to deal with of losing a loved one whether it was a son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, cousin, niece, mother or father, I am sure it was a devastating blow! I commend those people who have lost a family member and have found a way to keep moving on! This tragedy helped alot of people realize how much we are blessed to live in this nation where freedom rings! It brought the people together as one nation, where people started to care for each other a little bit more. It's great to see the love that comes from tragedy, but it is a shame that the tragedy had to happen! God bless America!
"Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, and for as many years as we have seen evil.Let your work be shown to your servants,and your glorious power to their children.Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!" [Psalm 90:15-17 ]