On this day ten years ago, there was a willful, premeditated attack on our country. Thousands died and today, thousands more remember.
Times of impact: 8:46 a.m. and 9:02 a.m.
Time the burning towers stood: 56 minutes and 102 minutes.
Time they took to fall: 12 seconds.
Casualties: 2819 dead from 115 different nations, 343 Fireman/paramedics, 23 NYPD, 37 Port Authority officers.
The significance of 9/11 didn’t hit me on that day, but today, I can appreciate its full and tragic effects. I can relate to it as on par to the surprise and scale of December 7. The country was united on 9/11, as it was in 1941. We are splintering again, but let us on this day try to find unity once more against a common enemy and against a haunting sense of isolationism and appeasement.
This weekend is a time to remember. Remember those who lost their lives on 9/11 and their loved ones. Remember that there is evil in the world. And remember Who gave us the rights of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. –J. Lembke
Remember the victims, remember the heroes, and remember to tell the world that we shall never, never forget.