Tuesday, September 11, 2012

We Will Never Forget!

Today is a day that many of us will never forget...we will remember where we were on September 11, 2001 - the moment our country was attacked by terrorists.

On that Tuesday morning, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackers intentionally piloted two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York City; both towers collapsed within two hours.

The hijackers also intentionally crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and intended to pilot the fourth hijacked jet, United Airlines Flight 93, into the United States Capitol Building[2] in Washington, D.C.; however, the plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after its passengers attempted to take control of the jet from the hijackers.

Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks, including the 246 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes, none of whom survived.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks

Let's remember today the lives lost, the lives changed forever...our country was changed forever. The design of the 9-11 Memorial has special significance. The two reflecting pools are in the same place as the two towers once stood. The design name is "Reflecting Absence." The water constantly running and disappearing into the void signifies ongoing life.

Take a few minutes to view these 40 Powerful Images from the 9-11 Memorial.