(WE MUST NEVER FORGET)
September 11, 2001 at 8:45 EDT, the day the World Trade Center was attacked, was the day America saw evil. The unforgettable scene of an American Airlines jetliner Flight 11 crashing into the North tower, between floors 93 and 99 at a speed of 466 mph, with 92 people on board. Then the horrifying scene of some 100-200 people holding hands and jumping to their death. Others were burned alive. There were a total of 1,344 people trapped by the smoke and fire unable to get out. Seeing this live as it was happening is a scene that will forever be etched in my mind.
There was immediate response by First Responders, firemen and police to rescue and evacuate the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Then 18 minutes later a second plane, United Airlines Flight 175, flying at a speed of 590 mph with 65 people on board, slams into the South Tower, right between the 77 and 85 floors and explodes. The heat of the fire causes the South Tower to collapse 56 minutes later. The collapse only lasted 10 seconds killing over 800 people and first responders. The firefighters and law enforcement not thinking about their own safety but fighting their way through the rubble, ash and smoke to find people and save as many as they could. The ones that were not on duty that day went rushing to the scene to do what ever they could because every live mattered. At the World Trade Center there was 2,753 people killed that day.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and others like him that want to defund the police should be left in a hopeless situation waiting for help. Then maybe they would appreciate the ones that show up and risk their lives to save theirs. de Blasio and is ilk are the most despicable low lives that New York has ever had running the city.
Then at 9:12 am passengers on American Airlines Flight 77 called loved ones on their cell phones to tell them the plane had been hijacked. At 9:37 am Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon and an additional 184 are killed. Then at 9:58 am a passenger named Edward Felt uses his cell phone to call 911 and inform emergency operators that his plane had been hijacked. Three of the passengers had a plan to try and take control of the plane. The hijackers worried that the passengers would soon break through to the cockpit and made the decision to crash the plane. At 10:03 am United Airlines Flight 93 with 33 passengers, 4 crew members and 4 hijackers, rolled on to it’s back and plowed into an empty field near Shanksville , Pennsylvania. Thanks to these brave hero’s the plane never made it’s final destination, which was believed to be the White House.
There was an additional 200 people, first responders, law enforcement and firefighters that later died from illnesses caused by the smoke, fumes and ash that they were exposed to.
It’s been 19 years ago and there is a lot of young people that know very little about the attack on 9/11. But they need to know that the goal of Al-Qaeda and ISIS hasn’t changed. They still want the destruction of America and to create an Islamic state under the leadership of Islamic stewardship and impose Shariah Law. Terrorism in any form is their main tool to accomplish this. So far the National Joint Terrorism Task Force(NJTTF) has done a great job in preventing any more horrific attacks like 9/11. That’s why it’s important to have a strong leadership that is committed to keeping America safe. This is what keeps agencies like NJTTF viable and able to minimize the threat of the terrorists.
Written By: Delmer Eldred