Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Day of Tragedy, Rememberance, and Strength

This is my only post for the day and it is the most important post I will ever publish. Ten years ago today, our country was violated and attacked. Three thousand innocent lives were stolen that day. Fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, grandparents, grandchildren, nephews and nieces, cousins, uncles, firefighters, policemen, and first responders had their lives cut short that fateful day. Many went in for a normal day at work, not knowing what would happen next. The passengers on the plane thought they were just making a routine flight and didn't know it would be their last.

8:45AM: American Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston, Ma crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

9:03AM: United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the South Tower. Both buildings are ablaze.

9:17AM: All NYC airports are immediately shut down by the Federal Aviation Administration.

9:21AM: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey orders all bridges and tunnels in the New York Area closed.

9:30AM: President Bush declares that the country has suffered an "apparent terrorist attack".

9:40AM: For the first time in US history, the FAA halts all flight operations at US airports. This brought all air traffic nationwide to a complete standstill.

9:43AM: American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon.

9:45AM: The White House is evacuated.

10:05AM: The South Tower collapses.

10:10AM: Part of the Pentagon collapses.

10:10AM: United Airlines Flight 93 crashes in a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. This is the brave flight that fought back and saved thousands more lives while sacrificing their own.

10:28AM: The North Tower collapses from the top down.

In less than two hours, three thousand people were killed and the future of the United States of America would be forever changed. Ten years later, we are still fighting the war. Many more innocent people have died fighting for our safety and freedom since the attacks. These service men and women heard their call to duty and stepped up to fight for those of us here that wouldn't or couldn't. God Bless America and God Bless the families and loved ones of those that died. They will forever be in our hearts, minds, and prayers. September 11, 2001.
Never to be forgotten.

I would also like to add something else... Today I found out that a fellow classmate of mine, Dalton Couey has passed. He was a member of the Effingham County High School Rebels Football Team. I do not know the full story of his death, but I do know that what I have heard is tragic. My prayers go out to his famly. God Bless them.
Rest In Peace Dalton.