9/11 ten years on

It was the morning of September 12th here 10 years ago, but still September 11th in the United States,  when we woke to the sight and sound of planes crashing into the World Trade Centre.

As the day wore on we learned a third plane crashed into the Pentagon and another crashed in  Pennsylvania.

Ten years on we remember the people who died, the people who survived with horrific injuries and the people who acted with heroism to help others.

The best way to honour them is to celebrate freedom and live freely. These are things we usually take for granted and they are concepts the people who led and took part in the attacks and their ilk didn’t and don’t understand.

Keeping Stock posts a documentary on the attacks and the aftermath.

Liberty Scott says 9/11 was an attack on modernity.

Whaleoil reminds us that while most people were running out, people from the emergency services were running in.

One Response to 9/11 ten years on

  1. fredinthegrass says:

    …. “most people were running out while the emergency services were running in”…..

    One of the most enduring memories I have of the ‘affair’ is the total lack of regard that the rescue service men and women seem to have for their own safety. They put their life on the line for others, and set an example of what is “right and good”.
    The reason for the attacks, and the resulting carnage merges into time, but for me the heroism and dedication of the rescue people will remain uppermost in my thoughts.

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