Remembering 9/11, 11 Years Later

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After visiting New York this past month I have a new appreciation for New York City. Although I was unable to do much touring of the city… or get to Ground Zero… I was able to experience the culture and the ambiance. It awakened this Southern girl to a faster pace and a life outside my rural town. How I wish I could have seen the Statue of Liberty or Central Park. The iconic landmarks of the city that I always hear so much about. Perhaps next time. In fact, maybe I will see a site or two when I drive through at the first of October.  Whether it happens or not… 9/11 has taken on an entirely new meaning for me.

Never Forget

  • Total number killed in attacks {official figure as of 9/5/02}: 2,819
  • Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343
  • Number of NYPD officers: 23
  • Number of Port Authority police officers: 37
  • Number of employees who died in Tower One: 1,402
  • Number of employees who died in Tower Two: 614
  • Number of employees lost at Cantor Fitzgerald: 658
  • Number of people who died on American Airlines flight 11: 92
  • Number of people who died on United Airlines flight 175: 65
  • Number of people who died on United Airlines Flight 93: 45
  • Number of people who died on American Airlines flight 77: 64
  • Number of peole killed in the Pentagon: 125
  • Number of survivors rescued from Ground Zero: 0
  • Number of U.S. troops killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom: 6,570 {my cousin one of them}
  • Number of people who lost a spouse or partner in the attacks: 1,609
  • Estimated number of children who lost a parent: 3,051
  • Percentage of Americans who knew someone hurt or killed in the attacks: 20
  • Days fires continued to burn after the attack: 99

The memories are the same and the truth will always remain… 9/11 will forever be a day that lives in the minds of everyone that remembers. And remember we shall. We will never forget.


Where were you when you heard the news? Do you remember the place? How you found out?

I was working at a law firm in Dallas and hearing reports as people began arriving for the day. I remember like it was yesterday. I will never forget.

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