Remembering The Fallen Towers

Maria Villagomez, Staff Writer

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Seventeen years ago, on September 11th of 2001, the twin towers of New York and the Pentagon were struck by hijacked airplanes that killed nearly 3,000 people. The people who hijacked four airplanes were terrorists involved with Al-Qaeda who targeted the U.S.

“Something is wrong, we are in rapid descent, we are all over the place, we are flying way too low, and Oh My God, we’re…” stated Madeline Amy Sweeney, a hostess on a hijacked plane, as her phone call cut off to her Supervisor.

Additionally, at 8:46am, the North Tower at the World Trade Center was hit by American flight 11. No one knew whether it had been an accident or an accident that the building was hit. Just 18 mins after the South building had been hit and the world stood still.

“Numerous civilians in all stairwells, numerous burn victims are coming down. We are trying to send them down first..” States Captain Patrick Brown as his team climbed to the 35th floor of the North Tower.

Furthermore, many people were trapped in the Twin Tower buildings on September 11 and many took their own life by jumping out of the burning buildings. Many people who ran in the streets were covered in ash and many were injured as the buildings collapsed.

“Remember the hours after September 11 when we came together as one to answer the attack against our homeland? All this who fought, sacrificed themselves to care for the world and that drew us strength. It was the worst day, but it bought the best out of us.” stated Senator John Kerry.

Moreover, the Pentagon was struck not to long after the Twin Towers came crumbling down. All who were aboard were concluded dead including 125 members in the Pentagon. The four hijacked plane was found in Pennsylvania, had crashed into a field, and all those aboard didn’t make it.

“Time is passing, yet for the United States of America there is no forgetting. We remember all those who died as a rescuer in honor, every family that lives in grief, the fire and ash, and the funerals of children.” Stated former president George W. Bush.

In conclusion, September 11 is remembered everywhere in the United States by taking the moment of silence for all those who passed away and having memorial services to honor them. Today, a waterfall memorial sits where the buildings used to be in New York and engraved into the momument are the names of the heroes and families who lost their life on 9/11/2001.

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