Thursday, September 11, 2008

9/11, A Noted Day to Americans

Today, is a day that america will never forget. It is 9/11, the day when the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center collapsed caused by terrorists(hijackers).

Here's and excerpt from wikipsedia:

"On that morning, terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners.[1][2] The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the building, causing both buildings to collapse within two hours, destroying at least two nearby buildings and damaging others. The hijackers crashed a third airliner into the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania, after passengers and members of the flight crew on the fourth aircraft attempted to retake control of their plane, which was heading for Washington, D.C.
There are no known survivors from any of the flights.

Excluding the 19 hijackers, 2,974 people died in the attacks. Another 24 are missing and presumed dead. The overwhelming majority of casualties were civilians, including nationals of over 90 different countries. In addition, the death of at least one person from lung disease was ruled by a medical examiner to be a result of exposure to dust from the World Trade Center's collapse, as rescue and recovery workers were exposed to airborne contaminants following the buildings' collapse."

It is also a noted day for me and my relatives because my cousin, who's working in a restaurant in one of the buildings of the Twin Towers was nearly a victim.

At the time of the attack, he was still in NJ, having a shower to prepare himself for work. He was then very lucky that time. If he left earlier, he could have been one of those who're trapped inside the building.

Thanks to God for protecting him from that attack.
May God let the souls of the 9/11 attack victims stay with Him in heaven.

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