Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September 11 Facts That We Must Remember: 2,753 Persons Murdered, Including 343 Firefighters & 70 Police Officers

September 11 requires us all to remember that day, and the facts that document the sacrifices made. I remember that I was in Harrisburg in charge of an office watching the horror unfold on television. When the news reported that a plane had crashed in Somerset county, Pennsylvania, I told everyone to go home, fearing at that moment that an attack could strike anywhere.

A murderous attack was indeed under way and it would kill 2,753 people, including 343 New York City firefighters and paramedics as well as 70 police officers, men and women who ran into burning buildings.

In Tower One, 1,402 people perished. In Tower Two, 614 people murdered in cold blood. The numbers are hard to comprehend and absorb.

New York Mag has put together "September 11 By The Numbers" in the linked to story. I commend it to you.

We must remember all those who died and who were injured.  In Pennsylvania, we honor those on Flight 93 who began America's fight back. All of us should especially remember and thank the firefighters, police, and armed forces who bravely went into the Twin Towers on September 11 and who pursue to this day the terrorists that murder innocent men, women, and children.

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