Sunday this year is the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, and as evidenced by the emotional response to the unhealed wound is still raw for many Americans, and not just those in New York City but in the whole world including those Filipinos that were trapped in that remarkable incident in the history.
Now, let us do a recall of what really happened on September 11, 2001.
The September 11 attacks (called September 11, September 11th or 9/11), were a series of four coordinated suicide attacks against targets in New York City and the Washington, D.C. area on September 11, 2001. Early on that morning, 9 hijackers took control of four commercial airliners en route to San Francisco and Los Angeles after takeoff from Boston, Newark, and Washington, D.C. Planes with long flights were intentionally selected for hijacking because they would be heavily fueled. At 8:46 a.m., five hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the World Trade Center's North Tower (1 WTC) and at 9:03 a.m. another five hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower (2 WTC); both towers collapsed within two hours. Hijackers crashed a third plane into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. When passengers attempted to take control of the fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, preventing it from reaching its intended target in Washington, D.C. Nearly 3,000 died in the attacks.
That 3, 000 people that unexpectedly died on the attacked is really not worthy to remember for others. Not the person who dies but the date it happened. But for me, if you try to reflect to what happened that day - its not the end of the world but a new beginning because everything happens for a reason.
If you could still remember. Where were you that day?