By Jessica Broverman, Editor
It has been 13 years since the September 11thattacks on not only the World Trade Center, but also Americans all over the country.
As we mourn the brave people that were taken by this tragedy, we will take a look back at the dark day as well as the moments in which our country proved how strong it is and will continue to be in the face of danger and anguish.
American Flight 11 had 92 passengers and crew, including five highjackers.
United Flight 175 had 65 passengers, crew and five hijackers.
American Flight 77 had 59 passengers and crew plus five hijackers.
United Flight 93 had 40 passengers and crew as well as four hijackers.
3,000+: The number of people that were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington D.C.
343: The total of New York City firefighters that were killed in the effort to save lives.
1: The amount of people that took responsibility for the attacks during 9/11 on December 13th, 2001: Osama Bin Laden
The American Spirit:
500 Million: Estimated amount of money raised for funds dedicated to NYPD and FDNY families.
3.3 Million: The number of people that visited the 9/11 Memorial in 2011.
1.4 Billion: The estimated amount of donations to 9/11 charities.
Though millions of people all over the world remember this day in sadness, it does not mean that we are a broken country.
Americans fight for what is right and we show great strength in moments that most would expect us to fall apart.
On this Patriot Day, take a moment to remember those that suffered.
Not just those who have died, but the family and friends that are still dealing with the pain of losing a loved one.
“Remember the hours after September 11th when we came together as one to answer the attack against our homeland.
We drew strength when our firefighters ran upstairs and risked their lives so that others might live;
when rescuers rushed into smoke and fire at the Pentagon;
when the men and women of Flight 93 sacrificed themselves to save our nation’s Capitol;
when flags were hanging from front porches all across America, and strangers became friends.
It was the worst day we have ever seen, but it brought out the best in all of us.” –Sen. John Kerry