Please take a few moments on 9-11 to pause and reflect on how we were viciously attacked on this date seven years ago.
By Sid Riley
On this date only seven years ago, a series of coordinated suicide attacks by fanatical Al-Qaeda soldiers upon the United States were successfully conducted. On that morning, terrorists trained by Al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners departing from Boston and Newark.
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 the aircraft and many others working in the building. This act caused both buildings to collapse within two hours, destroying at least two nearby buildings and damaging others. The hijackers crashed the third airliner into the Pentagon in Washington D.C.. The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania. This airborne missile was intended for the U. S. Capital building in Washington, but failed to achieve its intended mission after heroic passengers and members of the flight crew on the aircraft attempted to retake control of their plane. There were no survivors from any of the flights.
Excluding the 19 hijackers, 2,998 people died in the attacks, more than the number killed at Pearl Harbor. The overwhelming majority of the casualties were civilians, including nationals of over 90 different countries.
The man who planned this dastardly attack, enlisted and trained the Muslim fanatics that executed the mission, financed the evil project, and later gloated over the successful murder of these innocent civilians remains at large. He hides in Pakistan, shielded by thousands of other radical Muslim fanatics who also hate the United States and the Christian lives we enjoy.
We remain at war with this elusive, evil enemy. We must never forget that fact.
When we again become complacent, when we drop our guard or our resolve to eliminate them from this world is allowed to wane……they will cruelly attack us again. We must continue to support our military efforts and we must endorse all efforts to thrust our weapons of destruction into the heart of this foreign, hidden enemy. Actions taken today may save the lives of your grandchildren tomorrow.
It is 9-11……..We can not afford to forget.
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