Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering 9/11

On September 11, 2001, the whole world watched in great horror as two hijacked planes flew into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex, razing to the ground New York's twin towers.  Another hijacked plane hit the Pentagon in Arlington, VA.  A fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after its passengers tried to take control of the plane from the hijackers.  That dastardly act committed by the Al Qaeda terrorists claimed more than 2,500 innocent lives and changed the free world forever.

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph 
is for good men to do nothing.
-Edmund Burke

On my trip to the Big Apple for the Christmas holidays last year, my friends and I visited the 911 Memorial, the location of the once famous World Trade Center.

Two huge reflecting pools in the Memorial sit where the Twin Towers once stood.  They are the largest manmade waterfalls in America. 

The names of victims in the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks (World Trade Center, Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa.)  and the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993 are inscribed at the edge of the pools.

The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead, we have emerged stronger and more unified.  We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political,economic and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life.  We are more determined than ever to live our lives  in freedom.  - Rudolph W. Giulani

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