Saturday, September 11, 2010
Today is the ninth anniversary of the attack of 9/11/01 in New York. The Twin Towers, each 110 stories tall, were once the tallest buildings in the world, until the Sears Tower in Chicago was built in 1974. The World Trade Center complex included seven buildings and covered 16 acres of downtown New York City. Approximately 50,000 people worked at the World Trade Center complex and many more passed through the buildings daily.
At 8:46 a.m. Al Qaeda terrorists flew a hijacked airplane into floors 94-98 of World Trade Center North Tower. At 9:03 a.m. terrorists flew a second airplane into floors 78-84 of the South Tower.
At 9:37 a.m. terrorists flew a third airplane into the Pentagon in Washington D.C.
At 9:59 a.m. the South Tower collapses. At 10:03 a.m. terrorists crash the fourth and last hijacked airplane into an empty field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. At 10:28 a.m. the North Tower collapses and all 16 acres of the World Trade Center complex are in ruins. That day, all seven buildings were destroyed and part of the Pentagon collapsed.
This was the largest foreign attack on American soil and cost approximately 3,000 lives of WTC workers, and approximately 400 rescue workers lost their lives, the largest loss of emergency responders in a single event in U.S. history.
TODAY, REMEMBER OUR HISTORY, OUR WOUNDED, OUR DEAD, AND PRAY FOR THEM.