What We Must Remember Most About September 11th

It is September 11th.   And once again, we remember and commemorate what happened on this date in 2001.

We remember the nearly 3,000 people killed that day when terrorists flew commercial jetliners into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington D C.  We remember their families and the desperate phone calls made from high above the streets of Manhattan between people who were about to die and their loved ones.

We remember the passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93 as they fought with the terrorists and slammed into a field in Pennsylvania, preventing the plane from crashing into the U. S. Capitol or the White House.

We remember the more than 400 first responders who died in the World Trade Center that day and the many more who have died from the substances they breathed in that day.

We remember the pilots, crews and air traffic controllers who grounded every plane in the sky that day, possibly preventing another terrorist cell from completing their mission.

We remember where we were at that moment, when we heard or saw what had just happened

And we remember those who were small children and those not even born yet on September 11th of 2001 who for them will always be a date they learn about in history class.

None of us should ever forget what happened that day.  An attack on America that killed more people than died on December 7th 1941 when the U.S was attacked at Pearl Harbor.

A day we thought could never happen and yet it did. We will and we must always remember Sept 11th. 

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