Anyone born in 1991 or later could probably tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing on September 11, 2001. A day that shook America forever and led us into Afghanistan and a 12 year war, that ended with the capture of Osama Bin Laden. I remember I was at my second year of Community College at Camden County, I was asleep my phone woke me it was my Pop’s on the other end, “Turn on the TV, a plane just crashed into the World Trade Center.” The first thing I saw when the tv came on was the second plane crashing into the south tower.
Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the name of terrorism that day. 18 years later we still celebrate and mourn their live’s. This morning in New York families of the victims gather at ground zero to honor those we lost. The ceremony lasts about 3 1/2 hrs, it begins with bagpipers and drummers marching in sync as an honor guard carried the flag. The names of loved ones are recited, and bells are tolled.
At 8:46 a.m. the time when the first plane crashed into the north tower a moment of silence is had. Followed up with 5 more, 1 for the south tower, Pentagon, the plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pa, and for the collapse of the twin towers.
Former Mayor of New York Rudolph W. Giuliani was praised for his leadership during the 9/11 attacks, took to twitter this morning and had this to say.
We will never forget 9/11. It was the worst attack on our nation since the War of 1812. It was the greatest display of domestic bravery in anyone’s memory. The enemy attacking us that day is still killing Americans. We honor all who have kept us safe.
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) September 11, 2019
Each year that passes bye we try and become better and stronger as people and pray something tragic like this never has to happen again anywhere. Below is the CNN broadcast from the morning of 9/11, 2001. IMUer’s our hearts may be a bit heavy today but know if we can walk in unity there would be no such thing as terrorism.
(All Images Courtesy Of Google Images, Reuters, Video Courtesy Of Youtube and CNN)