Monday, September 10, 2012

We will never forget 9/11

I will never forget the day. I wish I could, but it's too hard to block it from my memory.  Although I was not there in person, I witnessed it through the news and watched in horror the second attack as it was happening on live TV.  The thought of us going to war and sending innocent soldiers haunted me.  After time passed, I would cry when I saw a military uniforms.  It was hard for me as an American as I love my country and the people in it.  I struggle answering, Why so much hate from others? Why does war have to happen? Why harm innocent people?  I wish kids did not have to witness losing family and friends for the cause of a religion that hates others.  I never want to understand why it is okay to kill innocent people in the name of religion.   Take a moment of silence to pray for the persons of the 9/11 tragedy, their family and friends.  Pray for our soldiers and rejoice those who have served us bravely and placed their bodies in the line of danger for our freedom.  Let us pray!

A description of the events that occurred on 9/11 Taken from: http://www.911memorial.org/sites/all/files/DocServer/911_Education_P5.pdf

"On September 11, 2011  nineteen al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial



airplanes, intending to strike the World Trade Center in New York City and

targets in Washington, D.C.

The hijackers deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 11, carrying

87 passengers and crew, into 1 WTC, the North Tower, and United Airlines

Flight 175, carrying 60 passengers and crew, into 2 WTC, the South Tower.

The hijackers also deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 77, carrying

59 passengers and crew, into the Pentagon near Washington, D.C.

After learning of the other attacks through cell phone calls, passengers

on United Airlines Flight 93, carrying 40 passengers and crew, launched a

counter-attack on the hijackers to seize control of the aircraft. As a result of

their actions, Flight 93 crashed into an empty field in Somerset County in

western Pennsylvania, instead of the hijackers’ intended target, believed to

have been the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

In New York City and Washington, D.C., thousands of people evacuated safely.

Tragically, nearly 3,000 lives were lost – representing the largest death toll

from a hostile attack by a foreign entity on American soil.

The attacks triggered immediate rescue and recovery operations at all three

sites. In the aftermath, donations of money and supplies poured in and people

came from all over the world to volunteer their help. Vigils, memorials, and

prayer services were held in New York City, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania,

and all over the world. While the voids in New York City’s lower Manhattan

and the destruction at the crash sites are reminders of loss, the outpouring

of generosity and assistance in response to the attacks demonstrates the

resilience of the human spirit."

For additional information about 9/11, including personal perspectives

on the events of the day, as well as features on the historical origins of the

attacks and expert analysis of ongoing issues, please visit our Web site:




www.national911memorial.org/education



. You will find a downloadable video,




as well as timelines, webcasts, images and articles to support teaching about 9/11,

and recommended links to other 9/11 teaching resources, including those available

on the September 11th Education Trust Web site,
www.learnabout9-11.org.

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