Saturday, September 10, 2011

Where Were You on 9/11?


      We remember, we let go, and We Carry On

 And always remember: MOST people are GOOD

The10th anniversary of 9/11 brings with it promising advances in technology that can help prevent future attacks on planes;  technology includes scanners and other electronic systems at airports to detect weapons and explosives on people and in luggage,  nonlethal weaponry and protective gear for flight crews to stop an in-flight assault, and cockpit control that would actvate an alarm, remotely disable the cockpit controls, engage an uninterruptible autopilot system, and land the plane in a secure location, where Navy SEALs would be able rush on board and capture or kill the terrorists.

The Future: 

This is taken from a series of photos at National Geographic and from



The Pentagon is Hit

125 killed at the Pentagon

Reflecting pools are where the original twin towers stood

Evacuees just before the collapse

2800 people were killed in New York City
Escaping NYC

Nearby apartment in ruins

United Airlines Flight 93 lying in a Pennsylvania field
36 passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93 gave their lives stopping four hijackers over Pennsylvania

There were 266 people on the four planes:

           >American Airlines Flight 11 (crashed into the WTC): 92 (including five terrorists)
           >United Airlines Flight 175 (crashed into the WTC): 65 (including five terrorists)
           >American Airlines Flight 77 (crashed into the Pentagon): 64 (including five terrorists)
           >United Flight 93 (downed in Shanksville, PA): 45 (including four terrorists)

The Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, is quick, tireless, fearless, and wise in his response. He seems to hold the country together. We may not like his politics, but he was another great hero of 9/11.

     343 firefighters and paramedics were killed on 9/11, as were 23 New York City police officers
 and 37 Port Authority police officers.

Among those killed were 327 foreign nationals:

Argentina: 4 ,Australia: 11, Bangladesh: 6 , Belarus: 1, Belgium: 1 Bermuda: 1 Brazil: 3 Canada: 27
Chile: 2 China: 4 Cote d'Ivoire: 1 Colombia: 17 Democratic Republic of the Congo: 2 Dominican Republic: 1 El Salvador: 1 Ecuador: 3 France: 1 Germany: 11 Ghana: 2 Guyana: 3 Haiti: 2 Honduras: 1
India: 1 Indonesia: 1 Ireland: 6 Israel: 5 Italy: 4 Jamaica: 16 Japan: 26 Jordan: 2 Lebanon: 3
Lithuania: 1 Malaysia: 7 Mexico: 16 Moldova: 1 Netherlands: 1 New Zealand: 2 Nigeria: 1 Panama: 2
Peru: 5 Philippines: 16 Portugal: 3 Poland: 1 Russia: 1 South Africa: 2 South Korea: 28 Spain: 1
Sweden: 1 Taiwan: 1 Ukraine: 1 Uzbekistan: 1  United Kingdom: 67  
Venezuela: 1  

The actual rebuilding is underway:

It was a very sad day, and Americans - each one of us -  have a duty to give a little -- to stop the Blame Game, the extreme political bickering, and work together to bring our country back to economic and social stability. Carry On!

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