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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11, 2001 - 11 Year Anniversary

Today marks the 11th anniversary of the worst attack on the United States. I can't believe that eleven years have passed since that tragic day. It is with every post I write every year that I have such a heavy heart.

Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 hijackers took control of four commercial airliners (two Boeing 757 and two Boeing 767) en route to San Francisco or Los Angeles after takeoffs from Boston, Massachusetts, Newark, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. Large planes with long flights were intentionally selected for hijacking because they would be heavily fueled.

The four flights involved were:
  • American Airlines Flight 11: Left Boston's Logan Airport at 7:59 a.m. enroute to Los Angeles with a crew of 11 and 76 passengers, not including five hijackers. The hijackers flew the plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m.
  • United Airlines Flight 175: Left Logan Airport at 8:14 a.m. enroute to Los Angeles with a crew of nine and 51 passengers, not including five hijackers. The hijackers flew the plane into the South Tower of the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m.
  • American Airlines Flight 77: Left Washington Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia at 8:20 a.m. enroute to Los Angeles with a crew of six and 53 passengers, not including five hijackers. The hijackers flew the plane into the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m.
  • United Airlines Flight 93: Left Newark International Airport at 8:42 a.m. enroute to San Francisco, with a crew of seven and 33 passengers, not including four hijackers. After the passengers revolted, the hijackers crashed the plane into the ground near Shanksville, Pennsylvania at 10:03 a.m.
I always include the past post of my experience on that day. You can view it here. Being a New Yorker, we are very resilient and can manage a lot of things that head our way.  I can tell you that nothing prepared us for that day or for anyone else in our country. September 11, 2001 touched every American in some way and it also reminds everyone of the many heroes that are in our lives, that protect us and that are still protecting us every single day. They help to keep a horrific event such as this from ever happening again.

America's Military, Police, Firemen and EMS have done such an amazing job keeping our country safe. Please take a moment to remember the nearly 3,000 men, women and children killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and aboard Flight 93. Please also keep our men and women in uniform in your thoughts as they continue to fight for our Nation. Military members and their families have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country since then. We salute you and thank you for your service. America sleeps easy knowing you are there to protect us.

We will never forget the events of that fateful and horrific day in September 2001.

My thoughts and prayers are with those lives lost and families who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. Thank you to all the first responders from the FDNY, NYPD and the NYARNG (101 Cav, 69th IN, 256 FA) who risked their lives that tragic day. Thank you to all the men and women who defend our freedom by serving in the Military. We will never forget!!

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this beautiful recap of the tragic events on 9/11. I was only in 7th grade and all the way in California, but I still remember it like it was yesterday.

    Thanks for following by blog, I'm definitely following you back!

    xoxo Hilary @ Measure Once, Cut Twice

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  2. What a beautiful remembrance for such a sad, tragic day! Even though my students this year were babies, I still shared in my classroom the events of that horrific day. Thank you so much for sharing, and for stopping by my blog. I am your newest follower and so glad I found your awesome blog. I have a linky party going on now and I would love for you to share your great post. HUGS

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  3. Hi Alisha! It's been a while. This is a beautiful post. You've made some wonderful changes to your blog. I love how it looks and I'm super impressed with how far you've come with your sewing.

    I'm neglected the blogosphere more than I would have liked the past year but my daughter just got married 2 weeks ago and it has been a huge time investment, planning and pulling off a big wedding this past year. I'm happy to sew it was a beautiful wedding and I have never seen my daughter so happy.

    I'm still sewing and still teaching classes and loving how lucky I am to do something that I love so much. I hope you are well.

    Mauree
    www.maureenmakesit.com

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    1. Hi Maureen!! Thank you for your kind words and compliments. I have been busy also. I have too many WIP's LOL. Just finishing up E's lounging pants and starting on my Halloween costume.

      Congratulations on your daughter getting married!! I can't wait to see what you sewed for the big day.

      I'm glad to hear that you are still sewing and teaching. I will be stopping by your blog after this.

      Take care!!

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