Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Remember September 11, six years later.

We will never forget.
Today marks the six year anniversary of that national tragedy our country suffered, when the World Trade Center was hit and destroyed in terrorist attacks by two planes (American Airlines Flight 11 at 8:46am; United Airlines Flight 175 at 9:02 am) in the lower tip of Manhattan on September 11, 2001.
At 9:37 am, The Pentagon in Arlington County VA near Washington was also a target for an attack (American Airlines Flight 77) on that same dreadful day.

Sitting in a Dunkin Donuts drinking my coffee this morning, I watched the tribute show they televised on the news in remembrance of what happened. They showed a documentary for about twenty minutes that illustrated the sequence of events on September 11 2001, just as they were shown live on the news six years ago. The attacks, the people falling to their deaths from the tower following the plane crashes, and the errie music being played throughout, was haunting.

Six years later, America stands United. Homeland security is stronger than it was prior to 9/11. The question is, is it strong enough? Apparently Osama Bin Laden is still alive, as he delivered an audio message approximately 45 minutes long to the media. The audio message did provide a visceral of him pictured above the flaming twin towers from September 11, 2001 following the time that they had been struck by the planes. Many people believed that he was dead or well on his way. Unfortunately, that isn't the case judging from that message.

R.I.P. to the victims of that tragedy who lost their lives exactly six years to the day. Thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost loved ones on that horrific day, which will forever live in infamy. God Bless America.

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