In Memory of 911 – "Tribute"



A Celebration of Women

sends or deepest Sympathy to any and all Women that have lost children, family, spouses, or any loved ones in the disasterous event that changed the Western World forever: September 11, 2001.

The following is a Tribute to those WE have Lost…..and let us never forget.

The September 11 attacks (often referred to as September 11th or 9/11) were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001. On that morning, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners , The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the buildings. Both buildings collapsed within two hours, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others. The hijackers crashed a third airliner into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville in rural Pennsylvania after some of its passengers and flight crew attempted to retake control of the plane, which the hijackers had redirected toward Washington, D.C. There were no survivors from any of the flights.

The death toll of the attacks was 2,996, including the 19 hijackers.

The overwhelming majority of casualties were civilians, including nationals of over 70 countries.

In addition, there is at least one secondary death – one person was ruled by a medical examiner to have died from lung disease due to exposure to dust from the World Trade Center’s collapse.

By launching the War on Terror: it invaded Afghanistan to depose the Taliban, who had harbored al-Qaeda terrorists.

The United States also enacted the USA PATRIOT Act.

Many other countries also strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded law enforcement powers. Some American stock exchanges stayed closed for the rest of the week following the attack and posted enormous losses upon reopening, especially in the airline and insurance industries. The destruction of billions of dollars worth of office space caused serious damage to the economy of Lower Manhattan.

The damage to the Pentagon was cleared and repaired within a year, and the Pentagon Memorial was built adjacent to the building.

The rebuilding process has started on the World Trade Center site.

In 2006, a new office tower was completed on the site of 7 World Trade Center. 1 World Trade Center is currently under construction at the site and, at 1,776 ft (541 m) upon completion in 2013, it will become one of the tallest buildings in North America. Three more towers were originally expected to be built between 2007 and 2012 on the site.

Ground was broken for the Flight 93 National Memorial on November 8, 2009, and the first phase of construction is expected to be ready for the 10th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2011.

For the WTC Jumpers

He came back,
This time for me.
On the 110th floor I was so close to God
I could almost grab his beard.
Never before has heaven been this close to hell.
I can feel its fire on the floors below
Raising ash and paper and smoke
Thick as Satan’s laughter.
At the window, shattered,
I look for salvation and he tempts me,
Dares me to jump,
Whispering a psalm in my ear
He spits as he speaks:
“He will bid his angels watch over you.
With their hands they will support you.”
I mumble “Amen,”
Close my eyes and sense the rush of air.
I cannot breathe until I finally feel
Those hands of angels
Hard as cement against my face.”


By D. Seubert

Poem thanks to: Thanks to:

http://theodoresworld.net/pages/september11.htm

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Monuments and Memorials for Victims of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks

1000 Ways to Remember 911 ~ Jackie Craven

Jackie Craven became fascinated by architecture when she bought her first Victorian house. Five houses and 25 years later, she continues to write books and articles about home design, historic preservation, and contemporary trends. Jackie practically lives on the Web. She explores house styles and famous architecture for About.com, shares her misadventures in real estate and old house rehabbing on the lighthearted Literary Landlady blog, and hangs out on Facebook and Twitter.

http://architecture.about.com/od/monuments/ig/September-11-Memorials/?nl=1

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GOD Does NOT do these things

“WHO was playing God this Day, September 11, 2001?”

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When will we ever really understand?

‘Only Time’ ~ Enya

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