Sunday, September 11, 2011

After Math

One plan, borne of hatred and cruelty.

Two towers, shaken, crumbling.

Three television stations feeding images of real horror to millions. 

Four planes targeting the nerve-centers of the most powerful nation in the world.

Ten years have passed, and still people everywhere in the Western world know exactly where they were and how they heard of the events of September 11, 2001.

Forty people, knowing that the hijackers were headed to Washington, DC, stormed the cockpit and saved the Whitehouse, at the cost of their own lives.

Three hundred forty-three firefighters paid the ultimate price to rescue those trapped in burning buildings.  

Hundreds of police, ambulance, rescue workers, tracking dogs and their handlers, and fire-fighters flocked to New York from other countries to help their neighbors in need.

Some three thousand people lost their lives, many more thousand their family members on that day, ten years ago today.  

We remember them.

The lives of countless millions of people have been affected by the events of those few hours of infamy. The world has never been the same.

We will never be the same.

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