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    • Remembering September 11th, 2001

      Remembering September 11th, 2001





      The morning of September 11th, 2001 America suffered her darkest day. Nineteen Al-Queda terrorists hijacked four aircraft and launched the most devastating attack on American Soil since Pearl Harbor in 1947. When the first plane struck the World Trade Center’s North Tower New York City was in shock that such an accident had happened. Many first responders quickly arrived on scene to begin aiding the injured, little did they know that this was only the beginning. Sixteen minutes after the first plane, a second plane was seen flying low into the city. As quickly that it had arrived, it slammed into the South Tower sending a frightening message to the world. America was under attack. Following the events in New York City, a third plane crashed into the Pentagon, and a Fourth went down near the city of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. When the Smoke was barely cleared, and the search and rescue efforts had come to an end, Two Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy Seven Americans were dead, and nearly Twenty Five Thousand wounded.  


      Uncertainty, fear, and rage not only swept through the United States, but also the world. The United States was attacked, not by soldiers wearing the flags of their nation, but rather by terrorists that only served their own selfish beliefs. The World Trade Center, the symbol of America’s leadership in the global economy, had been destroyed and the Terrorist Group Al-Queda rejoiced. As America treated her wounds, the rest of the world held its breath in fear of what is next to come. 


      Much like the attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941, the attacks on September 11th strengthened the American resolve. Americans set aside their differences to fight the common enemy, Terrorism. The United States shortly declared The War on Terrorism and invoked Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s doctrine which calls all member nations up to a state of war, and invaded Afghanistan with the intent of destroying Al-Queda and all those who protect them. This action led to the United States leading the world in the War on Terror for over twenty years until its withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021. The United States stands to this day, has no tolerance of terrorism, often finding and destroying organizations around the world that seek to harm the innocent. 


      Through the smoke of a devastating strike, and the decades of war. The United States, no all Americans cannot and will not forget. Every year Americans celebrate the lives and accomplishments of those gone. Millions carry the pain of suddenly having them gone. Many heroes were born that day, and a great deal many were taken. Americans will never forgive those that delivered such destruction to their loved ones. The United States of America will, Never Forget.

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