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Holiday – September 11
Eastern Pennsylvania
3769 Posts
September 10, 2013 – 10:51 pm

You may notice one of the many new banners on our main page that will be displayed each year for the holidays in the United States and Canada.  Each will include a thread remembering these important days in our life.  Please feel free to share your comments and experiences.

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Tomorrow is the anniversary of that ever changing day, the one that brought so many closer together.
Thank you fireman, EMT, police, military and others for looking after us daily.

The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

Four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 terrorists so they could be flown into buildings in suicide attacks. Two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City.  Within two hours, both towers collapsed with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the WTC complex, as well as major damage to ten other large surrounding structures.  A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense), leading to a partial collapse in its western side.  The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was targeted at Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers.  In total, almost 3,000 people died in the attacks, including the 227 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes.  It also was the deadliest incident for firefighters and EMT in the history of the United States.

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I think it’s very important to remember and understand what happened that day.
September 11, 2001 Timeline:

8:46am – American Airlines Flight 11 crashes at roughly 466 mph (790km/h) into the north face of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, between floors 93 and 99.
9:02am – United Airlines Flight 175 crashes at about 590 mph (950km/h) into the south face of the South Tower of the World Trade Center, between floors 77 and 85.
9:21am – All bridges and tunnels into Manhattan closed.
9:37am – American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the western side of the Pentagon and starts a violent fire.
9:45am – United States airspace is shut down until September 14, 2001
9:59am – The South Tower of the World Trade Center begins to collapse, 56 minutes and 2 seconds after the impact of Flight 175.
10:03am – United Airlines Flight 93 is crashed by its hijackers and passengers, due to fighting in the cockpit 80 miles (129 km) southeast of Pittsburgh in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
10:28am – The North Tower of the World Trade Center begins to collapse 1 hour, 41 minutes and 45 seconds after the impact of Flight 11

JoeCamper, EwwwBugs, 4 kids, 1 dogs and whatever else fits in my truck.
2019 Ram 2500, 2010 Coleman Avalon

400 Posts
September 11, 2013 – 5:01 am

On this day of attacks on our homeland one must remember those who passed and survived. But most of all one must remember these attacks only showed how we as americans got right back up brushed off the dirt and dust  and came together with out asking to help those in need.

255 Posts
September 11, 2013 – 11:46 am

thanx, Joe.
i returned to working as a FF/EMT, after a 5 year absence, because of 9-11.
after seeing how many of my brothers were willing to go into a no-win scenario, just on the chance that they could save someone, inspired me to go back to firefighting and do as much for my community as i could.

1263 Posts
September 11, 2013 – 11:47 am

Let us also remember those Americans, Marines, Ambassador, and consulate staff and support who also lost lives and suffered injury on this infamous anniversary. America is a dream come true to those who live it and those who desire freedom throughout the world. Let us never forget to be vigilent and proud of who we are in all freedom loving hearts, no matter where we live.

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