On This Day: September 11, 2001

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September 11, 2001

Why We “Never Forget” & What To AlwaysA Remember

“Jules, this is Brian. Listen, I’m on an airplane that’s been hijacked. If things don’t go well, and it’s not looking good, I just want you to know I absolutely love you. I want you to do good, go have good times – same to my parents and everybody … and I’ll see you when you get there.”



Brian Sweeney, United Airlines Flight 175 passenger, in a message to his wife

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The Morning That Changed Us Forever

8:46 a.m.:A American Flight 11 crashes into WTC’s North Tower

9:03 a.m.: United Flight 175 crashes into WTC’s South Tower

9:40 a.m.: American Flight 77 crashes into Pentagon

10:07 a.m.:A United Flight 93 crashes in Pennsylvania

THE VICTIMS

2,977 died

2,753 in New York (including 343 firefighters & approx.A 11 pregnant women)

184 at the Pentagon

40A aboard Flight 93

THE HIJACKERS

  • 15 of 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia. Others were from Egypt (2), UAE (2), andA Lebanon (1).
  • al-Qaida leaderA Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. in 2011.
  • Reports: Bin Laden’s son married the daughter of lead 9/11 hijacker & the two live in Afghanistan.
  • al-Qaida has reportedly amassed “the largest fighting force in its existence” – LA Times.

THE AFTERMATH

On October 7, 2001, Pres. Bush announced that the U.S. (& Britain) began air strikes on al-Qaida terrorA training camps and Taliban military camps in Afghanistan.A In 2003, the U.S. & allies invaded Iraq.

Since September 11th,A more than 2.7 million U.S. service members have been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq; more than 6,800 have died.

American military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria following the 9/11 attacks have cost more than $1.5 trillion.

by Jenna Lee,

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