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Today will always be a reminder of the COST of freedom. I am so thankful for ALL that protect my rights and am thankful that I live in a country that allows me so much freedom. And, I pray that God watch over all in harms way and bless the families of those serving.

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This is a day in most all of our memories and won't fade away. It is especially memorable to me as I lost my Father in law the day after. God must have made a room for him along with all those that came to join Him. May God continue to help and bless the families of those taken that day.

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I am just sad today. I'm sure I always will be on this date, along with many, many others. Prayers for all those families who lost loved ones.

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*****WE WILL NEVER FORGET*****MAY THEY ALL R.I.P.*****

emoticon Remembering 9/11 - 102 Minutes That Changed America emoticon

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8:46 a.m. September 11, 2001. It's been 12 years.

• Time the burning towers stood: 56 minutes and 102 minutes.

• Time they took to fall: 12 seconds.

• There were a total of 2,977 people murdered by 19 terrorists.

It's estimated that about 17,400 civilians were in the World Trade Center complex at the time of the attacks, while turnstile counts from the Port Authority suggest that 14,154 people were typically in the Twin Towers by 8:45 a.m.

• Tower 1: 1,402 people

• Tower 2: 614 people

• There were 125 civilians and military personnel at the Pentagon.

• There were 245 people on the four planes (excluding terrorists):

American Airlines Flight 11 (crashed into the WTC / North): 87
United Airlines Flight 175 (crashed into the WTC / South): 60
American Airlines Flight 77 (crashed into the Pentagon): 59
United Flight 93 (downed in Shanksville, PA): 40

• Injuries: 6,291+

• A total of 411 emergency workers who responded to the scene died as they attempted to rescue people and fight fires.

The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) lost 341 firefighters and 2 FDNY paramedics.

The New York City Police Department lost 23 officers.

The Port Authority Police Department lost 37 officers.

8 additional EMTs and paramedics from private EMS units were killed.

•••••

Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., an investment bank on the 101st–105th floors of One World Trade Center, lost 658 employees.

Marsh Inc., located immediately below Cantor Fitzgerald on floors 93–101 (the location of Flight 11's impact), lost 355 employees.

175 employees of Aon Corporation were killed.

Weeks after the attack, the estimated death toll was over 6,000.

The city was only able to identify remains for about 1,600 of the victims at the World Trade Center.

The medical examiner's office also collected "about 10,000 unidentified bone and tissue fragments that cannot be matched to the list of the dead".

Bone fragments were still being found in 2006 as workers were preparing to demolish the damaged Deutsche Bank Building.


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After New York, New Jersey was the hardest hit state, with the city of Hoboken sustaining the most deaths.

New York residents: 1,762
New Jersey residents: 674

1 NYFD Firefighter killed by a man jumping off the top floors of the Twin Towers.

At least 200 people jumped to their deaths from the burning towers.

The youngest passenger on the hijacked jets was Christine Hanson on United Airlines Flight 175. She was 2 and on her first trip to Disneyland.

The oldest passenger on the hijacked jets was Robert Norton. He was 82.

1,609 people lost a spouse or partner on 9/11. More than 3,051 children lost parents.

327 foreign nationals also perished.

FDNY retirements, January–July 2001: 274

FDNY retirements, January–July 2002: 661

Number of Firefighters on leave for respiratory problems by January 2002: 300

Days fires continued to burn after the attack: 99

Jobs lost in New York owing to the attacks: 146,100

Days after 9/11 that the U.S. began bombing Afghanistan: 26

Estimated number of New Yorkers suffering from post-traumatic-stress disorder as a result of 9/11: 422,000

24 people remain listed as missing.

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To Date (Sept. 2013):

U.S. military personnel who've died in Afghanistan and Iraq since the War on Terror began in 2001:

U.S. Casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom: 4,486
Casualties Operation Enduring Freedom: 2,271



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Osama bin Laden, the former head of the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda, was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, by Navy SEALs of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group.


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