Friday, September 11, 2015
14th Anniversary of 9-11 Terror Attacks
Today is the 14th anniversary of the 2001 coordinated terror attacks launched by 19 al-Qaeda operatives predominately from Saudi Arabia against the World Trade Center Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington DC, and the crash of United Flight 93 that was destined for another target suspected to be the US Capitol building but crashed in southeastern Pennsylvania as the passengers on that airplane attempted to overpower the attackers.
3000 people were killed in the attackers including the al-Qaeda operatives. I was awake on that fateful morning and saw the second plane hit the south tower on live TV along with their collapse nearly two hours later.
On that site in New York is not only a memorial to those attacks, but a new World Trade Center building that rises 1776 feet about the city.
There were also ceremonies in New York an Washington DC marking the 14th anniversary of those attacks.
Remembering and honoring all the lives that were lost on that day and may they rest in power.