Posted By RichC on September 11, 2019
Remember to pause for a moment of silence at 8:46AM this morning … and if you fly a flag, lower it to half-staff as a mark of respect for those who died on on 9/11.
Patriot Day :– A day to remember. A day to never forget.
On September 11, 2001, four commercial planes were hijacked by terrorists, lead by Osama bin Laden and the Sunni Islamic network of Al-Qaeda. The Islamic operatives deliberately flew airliners full of passengers into the Twin World Trade Center Towers in New York City and also into the Pentagon in Washington DC. The fourth airplane, assumed to be headed towards the Whitehouse, crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania due to the heroic actions of passengers who refused to let that happen – what heroism.
The loss of life and damage caused by the biggest act of terrorism on United States soil was horrific and unimaginable. Nearly 3000 people died in the attacks and the economic impact continues to be felt 18 years later in the cost of security and by a never ending war in the Middle East. Americans, and all who stand for freedom, need to remain vigilant and must continue to defend our citizens, our nation and way of life.