911 – The Day that Rocked America






Tuesday, September 11, 2001 started like any other day.  People were up and about their daily activities, with no clue about what was about to happen.  Our country was shattered at 8:45 when the first plane struck the World Trade Center, followed shortly after with the second plane.  I remember exactly were I was when this act of terrorism unfolded before us, and I bet you remember where you were.  In less than 2 hours, America was struck four times – twice at the Trade Towers, once at the Pentagon and lastly in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

The September 11th attacks killed 2,996 people and injured more than 6,000 others.  These immediate deaths included 265 on the four planes, 2,606 in the World Trade Center and the surrounding area, and 125 at the Pentagon.  These attacks were the deadliest terrorist act in world history and the most devastating foreign attack since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.  Terror definitely hit home that day!

Americans did NOT carry out this terroristic attack that day – it was the Islamic terrorist group Al-Qaeda.  If they hadn’t been allowed to infiltrate our nation, 911 most likely would NEVER have happened.  Terrorism has been rampant throughout the world, even more so in our recent history.  The danger of terrorism is ever-present, especially with all the “refugees” finding their way into our land.  Make no mistake – the radical Muslim extremists are out to destroy America and our whole way of life, but we’ll address that more another day.

Out of the rubble of 911, we saw America rise again, like a Phoenix, with faith, hope and determination – united together to heal our nation.  Unfortunately, it didn’t last very long.  We desperately need that determination now!!  Our country needs to be united.  We must work together to help Make America the country she has been and should be again!

As we approach the 15th anniversary of 911, let us honor the memories of the victims of that horrific attack and pray for their families.  We must NEVER forget!

I’d like to share this awesome and inspiring video with you, as this group of Texas cheerleaders perform a routine honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_n0qgtXn98  or visit any page and click on 9/11 image!

I hope you enjoyed reading this article.
Be sure to check out another of my articles: I Pledge My Allegiance! Do You??

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About Gail Pinder

I was born in New Jersey and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania. I have lived in many places – Texas, Arkansas, Delaware and finally Michigan. Several years ago, I met a wonderful man – a Vietnam Navy vet who shares my love of God and Country! We have been happily married for more than 18 years. I have two children of my own and Emery has two children. We have four wonderful grandchildren. Emery and I both have Multiple Sclerosis. He is now in a powerchair and I am his caregiver. Life is somewhat challenging, but we do the best we can. We tell everyone that “We have MS, but it doesn’t have us!” I have always loved to write and my dream was to becoming a “writer”. PICC gave me a window to my dream and an opportunity to share my thoughts with others. Our faith is strong and I don’t know where we would be without it. We are determined to spread a little sunshine in a darkened world.