10 Years, We Remember.
Exactly ten years ago, today, an event took place to forever change the shape of American reality. I could sit here, and type out every emotion I had while watching the grim footage of the World Trade Center falling. I don’t want to do that. There are enough documentaries being shown that describe every emotion Americans felt, and then some. Instead, I’ll recall some facts.
|View from the Sky Lobby on the 78th Floor of the World Trade Center, 7:53am , 9/11/2001|
8:46am – Flight 11 crashes into the World Trade Center’s North Tower at 490mph between floors 94-98.
9:03am – Flight 175 crashes into the World Trade Center’s South Tower at 590mph between floors 78-84.
9:59am – The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.
10:28am – The North Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.
2,749 death certificates were filed as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center.
The South Tower collapsed with a magnitude of 2.1 on the seismograph, and the North Tower collapsed with a magnitude of 2.3. The effects of the impact were felt as far north as Maine.
It is widely assumed that humans by nature, shy away from physical contact with strangers. But in this situation, that assumption is proven to be a learned trait. Countless images are ingrained in my mind depicting human helping human, no matter the race, religion, sexual orientation, or political standing. 9/11 presented a sense of hopelessness but it also gave me hope. Hope that people to their core, are truly good.
Not only did the terror attacks on September 11th, 2001 shake the ground we walk on, but it shook the way we live.
Never forget what was done to our country, and be ever grateful to those who gave their lives.