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9/11: Remembering September 11th 2001 Through Pictures

9/11: Remembering September 11th 2001 Through Pictures

On September 11th 2001, a string of four strategic terrorist attacks occurred when Al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four planes both from United Airlines and American Airlines. The hijacked planes steered by the terrorists was rammed into the world trade center, and the US Pentagon in a tragic attack that led to the death of almost 3000 people.

Sixteen years later, we remember the sad incident through pictures and we are once more reiterating that we will never forget.

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”
Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl, in Shanksville, Pa., in 2002

“‘Most of the time it was even – right in line with the window we were staring out of. Then it was almost on us. I could make out the seams on the wings and all the American Airline markings. ‘I looked right into the cockpit but I couldn’t really make out the figures. They were tiny windows and the sun was shining on them. Maybe I eyeballed Mohammed Atta, the hijack pilot, but I can’t be sure.” Fred Eichler

“What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.” » Author David Levithan

“I still have the shoes I wore to work that day.  The soles are melted and they’re caked in ash.  I keep them in a shoebox with the word “deliverance” written all around it.  They’re kind of like my ark, a reminder of God’s presence and the life I owe to him.” Stanley Praimnath, 9/11 survivor

“When I look out the window, I exhale a prayer of thanks for the color green, for my children’s safety, for the simple acts of faith like planting a garden that helped see us through another spring, another summer. And I inhale some kind of promise to protect my kids’ hopes and good intentions we began with in this country. Freedom of speech, the protection of diversity — these are the most important ingredients of American civil life and my own survival. If I ever took them for granted, I don’t know.” –Barbara Kingsolver,

“For me and my family personally, September 11 was a reminder that life is fleeting, impermanent, and uncertain. Therefore, we must make use of every moment and nurture it with affection, tenderness, beauty, creativity, and laughter.” –Deepak Chopra, M.D.


References: The Sun, RSVLTS

Featured Image: Past Book

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Caleb Somtochukwu Okereke

Caleb Somtochukwu Okereke

Senior Editor working out of East Africa.

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9/11: Remembering September 11th 2001 Through Pictures

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