Twelve years ago, four passenger airliners were hijacked by al-Qaeda terrorists—led by the infamous and now very-deceased Osama bin Laden—and crashed into U.S. sites that included the Pentagon and the twin towers of the World Trade Center. By the time the smoke cleared, almost 3,000 innocent people were dead, including the terrorists who implemented this deadly attack.
The physical damage of that fateful day was extensive, but nothing can compare to the loss of loved ones—brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, friends… no one escaped the death and destruction of that September morning. And it is something that no American will ever forget, especially those who witnessed the attacks first-hand or on television as they were happening.
Today, please take a moment to remember those who were lost on September 11, 2001. The New York Times put together an interactive site called “Portraits of Grief” that collects stories about some of the victims, so please take a look HERE as you pay tribute to those we lost on that terrible day.
Just don’t do what the management of TumbleDown Trails Golf Course in Wisconsin did when they posted this 9/11 advertisement to attract more customers:
There is certainly no accounting for taste…
Posted on September 11, 2013, in Perspectives and tagged al Qaeda, commentary, current-events, news, Osama Bin Laden, Pentagon, perspectives, September 11 attacks, Terrorism, World Trade Center. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.