Remembering 9/11


On September 11, Patriot Day gives us time to reflect on the devastating terror attacks that took nearly 3,000 lives.

This year marks the 22nd anniversary of 9/11.

Join people all across the United States as they observe a moment of silence and pause to remember at each of the following times:

  • 8:46 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower
  • 9:03 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 77 through 85 of the South Tower
  • 9:37 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, near Washington, D.C
  • 9:59 a.m.: The South Tower collapsed
  • 10:03 a.m.: After learning of the other attacks, passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 launched a counterattack on hijackers aboard their plane to try to seize control of the aircraft. In response, the hijackers crashed the plane into an empty field near Shanksville, Pa
  • 10:28 a.m.: The North Tower collapsed, leaving the 16-acre World Trade Center site in ruins and collateral damage affecting all adjacent properties and streets. The rescue effort commenced immediately

Today, reflecting and remembering the events that took place in 2001 reminds people of the sensitivity of time and the importance of standing united as a nation.

While I was looking for some statistics about 9/11 here are some interesting numbers I came across:

  • 2977 – The number of innocent lives lost on 9/11
  • 343 – The number of lives lost on 9/11 who were New York City firefighters
  • 23 – the number of lives lost on 9/11 who were NYPD officers
  • 37 – The number of lives lost on 9/11 who were police officers from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • 19 – The number of terrorists who hijacked the planes on 9/11
  • 60% – The percentage of victims of the 9/11 attacks whose remains have been identified
  • 3:1 – The ratio of men to women who died
  • 184 – The number of people killed when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon
  • 36,000 – The units of blood donated to the New York Blood Center on 9/11
  • 300 – The number of firefighters on leave for respiratory problems from 9/11 by January 2002

9/11 will forever be the day that rocked America’s core, changing lives, security measures and so much more for the people of the United States of America.