by Roger @http://ateam.blogware.com
It's easy to acknowledge this day and say "we remember," without really reflecting on the events that transpired six years ago that ended the lives of almost 3,000 people. There were 2,974 fatalities, not including the 19 hijackers: 246 on the four planes (no one on board any of the hijacked aircraft survived), 2,603 in New York City in the towers and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon. Among the fatalities were 343 firefighters, 23 New York City Police Department officers, and 37 Port Authority Police Department officers. An additional 24 people remain listed as missing.
What's not easy is taking the time to stop and remember. To look back at the images, the stories, and relive the emotions of that awful day. But if we do not remember, we will likely lack the resolve to keep it from happening again. We are proud to be Americans, and we will not forget. Remember with us... see the time lines and images here, view videos here.