Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remembering 9/11

Has it really been just 9 years?

I can remember it as vividly as it were just yesterday.  Where I was, what I was doing,what I felt, the tears I cried. And being glued to the TV all that day watching it happen over and over.  And the days following....hoping and praying for a miracle, that those trapped in the rubble would be found, alive.

Everything changed.

Everything. 

Please take a moment today to remember those who lost their lives or loved ones.....God bless those in uniform, putting thier lives on the line for us every single day....police, firefighters, EMTS, and certainly our military!

A few 9/11 facts......

In total 3,497 people died in the attacks on 11 September 2001.

2,735 civilians in the World Trade Center
87 passengers and crew members aboard American Airlines Flight 11 that hit the North Tower
60 passengers and crew aboard United Flight 175 that hit the South Tower
343 New York City firefighters and rescue workers and 23 New York City law enforcement officers,
47 Port Authority workers and 37 Port Authority Police Officers, lost their lives when they rushed in to save the victims in the World Trade Center
36 passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93, who gave their lives stopping four hijackers over Pennsylvania
64 passengers and crew aboard American Airlines Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon, killing them and 125 people in the building.
All but 13 people died on that day. The remaining 13 later died of their wounds. One person has died since the attacks, of lung cancer. It is suspected to have been caused by all the debris from the Twin Towers.

Those from other Countries who lost their lives in the attacks.......
Argentina: 4
Australia: 11
Bangladesh: 6
Belarus: 1
Belgium: 1
Bermuda: 1
Brazil: 3
Canada: 27
Chile: 2
China: 4
Cote d'Ivoire: 1
Colombia: 17
Democratic Republic of the Congo: 2
Dominican Republic: 1
El Salvador: 1
Ecuador: 3
France: 1
Germany: 11
Ghana: 2
Guyana: 3
Haiti: 2
Honduras: 1
India: 1
Indonesia: 1
Ireland: 6
Israel: 5
Italy: 4
Jamaica: 16
Japan: 26
Jordan: 2
Lebanon: 3
Lithuania: 1
Malaysia: 7
Mexico: 16
Moldova: 1
Netherlands: 1
New Zealand: 2
Nigeria: 1
Panama: 2
Peru: 5
Philippines: 16
Portugal: 3
Poland: 1
Russia: 1
South Africa: 2
South Korea: 28
Spain: 1
Sweden: 1
Taiwan: 1
Ukraine: 1
Uzbekistan: 1
United Kingdom: 67
Venezuela: 1

1 NYFD firefighter was killed by a man jumping off the top floors of the Twin Towers
1,609 people lost a spouse or partner on 9/11. More than 3,051 children lost parents.
There were over 6,000 people who suffered injuries.
A couple of amazing songs & videos....
Darrell Worley......Have You Forgotten?

Alan Jackson....."Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning?"

Toby Keith............"Angry American aka The Boot In Your Ass Song :)"

1 comment:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Amazing post Tina!!! WOW! :):):):):):):):)