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Commemorating September 11, 2001

By Andrew Goodman

September 11, 2001, a day that will always be remembered as a day of pain, sorrow, and grief. Exactly 19 years ago today, the World Trade Center along with the Pentagon were attacked. Many lost their friends and family that day, and many watched the news in horror that morning as the burning images of those planes crashing into the Twin Towers were displayed.

At 8:46 A.M., American Airlines Flight 11 slammed into the North Tower killing 76 passengers and 11 crew members along with hundreds of people inside instantly. At 8:55 A.M., the South Tower was declared secured not knowing what was to come. At 9:02 A.M., the South Tower was ordered to evacuate. Then, at 9:03 A.M., the South Tower was hit. Following the tragic events that occurred in New York City, at 9:37 A.M., the Pentagon was hit by flight 77. By now, the President & Vice President had been moved to a secure location. At 9:59 A.M., the South Tower collapsed. At 10:03 A.M., Flight 93 crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Following the crash, at 10:15 A.M., part of the Pentagon collapsed. Then, at 10:28 A.M., the North Tower collapsed.

These events claimed thousands of lives and injured many more. The events of September 11, 2001 also forever changed the lives of many Americans. Many lost friends and family that were significantly close. So please remember this one thing. No matter the divide in our country, or even the world, thank a first responder, hold your friends and family a little closer, be a little nicer, and help make the world a better place. You may never know when someone close to you may be suddenly gone. As we continue on with our lives, Never Forget September 11, 2001.

Beams of light shine to commemorate September 11, 2001 and the twin towers
Beams of light shine to commemorate September 11, 2001 and the twin towers

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