September 11, 15th Year Anniversary

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This year marks the 15th Year Anniversary of 9/11. This site has archived all the major news in the initial months and almost all the news in the first year of this tragic event.

I purchased this site in late 2000’s from the previous owner who created almost 95% of the site content you see here.  You can see that he placed lot’s of time into it and has done an excellent job. My plan was just to preserve the site and once in a while post new info.

However, this site is no longer being updated with new info, due to me not having any funds. I would like to post new information, but this requires research and time that I do not have. Hence, I need to hire someone to do this, but I do not have the funds.

In order to continue hosting this website and in order to update it with new info, I would like to ask for donations to help me with these costs.

I used to make a little money from Google Ads, but in 2012 Google decided that this site is too sensative to run their ads, so they have shut down my account!

So, if you find my site helpful, please feel free to send a few dollars to help with the costs of maintenance and future updates.

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Americans Remember Sept 11, 2001

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It has been 12 years since the September 11 attacks, but no American will ever forget this event. It is probably the most tragic day in American history ever. We pause today to remember all those that lost their lives. Several officials including the president have made comments today about this tragic events:

The president of the Unites States, Obama stated: “Let us have the strength to face down the threats that endure, different though they may be from 12 years ago, so that as long as there are those who will strike our citizens, we will stand vigilant and defend our nation. Let us have the wisdom to know that while force is at times necessary, force alone cannot build the world we seek, so we recommit to the partnerships and progress that builds mutual respect and deepens trust and allows more people to live in dignity, prosperity, and freedom.”

Secretary of State John Kerry stated: “We pause to remember those we’ve lost and their families, and when we see their friends in the hall, we ask how they’re doing. My hope is that as we remember our fallen colleagues from both September 11s and all the other sad days, we never forget the reason we do what we do. And though we can’t inscribe all their names on a memorial, we also cannot forget the families and loved ones of those who serve and sacrifice in faraway places.”

Tribute to the victims of the 9-11 attacks, painted by an Iranian artist

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Here is a painting Tribute to the victims of the 9-11 attacks, painted by an Iranian artist.

9/11 tribute to the victims, painted by Iranian artist

President of Iran Ahmadinejad calls 9/11 a mystery

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Last week President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held a speech at the UN General Assembly and called the 9/11 incident a “mystery.” Previously he has also said as an engineer he did not think that it was possible for the Twin Tower buildings to come down in that fashion just with 2 planes.

The speech caused several people to walk out, including the U.S., Israel, Ireland and Fiji delegations.

After this incident Al Queda has sent a letter to Iran’s Ahmadinejad asking him to stop the conspiracy theories blaming the U.S. for 9/11 and that they were behind it.

Amazing 9/11 Light Photos from John De Guzman

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Recently a 9/11 photo featuring the 2 lights that shine in the sky on ground zero on every 9/11 anniversary went viral on twitter. However, the credits to the picture where incorrectly given. The actual photographer John De Guzman noticed this and announced on Twitter that these were his pictures. You will see this amazing picture, which was actually taken in 2010 below (first two images). The rest of the images are from this year. If you would like to view more of John Deguzman’s photos, got to his  Flickr page and you can also purchase his photos from SmugMug.


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Pictures from 9/11 10th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony at Ground Zero [Part 2]

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Here is the second part of pictures from 9/11 10th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony at Ground Zero that took place in New York City on September 11, 2011. See the first part here. In attendance were President Obama and his wife and ex-president George Bush and his wife. The new memorial, which features a waterfall in a huge square shaped hole, features the names of all those killed at September 11, 2001 around wall.


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New York City firefighters and police officers hold a damaged flag from the World Trade Center site during ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, in New York September 11, 2011.

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Pictures from 9/11 10th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony at Ground Zero [Part 1]

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Below you will see some memorable pictures from 9/11 10th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony at Ground Zero in New York City. The memorial structure with water fall was also unveiled for the first time. The monument was open only to friends of family of those killed in 9/11 on the first day. In attendance were President Obama and his wife and ex-president George Bush and his wife. Both gave a speech.


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See part 2 of the pictures here.

On 9/11, F-16 pilot wanted to ram hijacked Flight 93

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On 9/11/2001, when it was discovered that Flight 93 may have been hijacked and would probably hit another major target, an F-16 was ordered to track it down and shoot down if necessary. However, due the urgency of the matter, the planes were departed without loading any missiles into them.  The two pilots were confronted about the situation and had agreed that if necessary they would ram their planes into the Flight 93 plane to avoid another disaster.


With only 105 lead-nosed bullets on board, Penney and Colonel Marc Sasseville took to the skies, while two other F-16s waited to be armed with heat-seeking AIM-9 missiles, Penney told C-SPAN television this week.

Heather Penney, then a lieutenant in the Washington DC National Guard, was one of two pilots ordered to take off with the plane.  “We wouldn’t be shooting it down. We would be ramming the aircraft because we didn’t have weapons on board to be able to shoot the airplane down,” Penney said.

She said she thought about possibly ejecting just before impact.

“I would essentially be a kamikaze and ram my aircraft into the tail of the aircraft. I gave some thought to, you know, would I have time to eject?”

But the young pilot was concerned about failing to hit the target.

“I mean you only got one chance, you don’t want to eject and have missed, right? “

Flight 93, which was headed from Newark, NJ to San Francisco had already been redirect for Washington, but it never made to its target as the people in the plane discovered what the plan of the hijackers might be and fought the hijackers which resulted in the crash of the plane.

“The people on Flight 93 were heroes, but they were going to die no matter what,” she said. “My concern was how do I minimize collateral damage on the ground.”

 

 

Most Powerful 9/11 Photos (Part 1)

Filed Under (Photos) by admin on 11-09-2011

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Life recently published some of the most powerful photos of 9/11. It has been 10 years since this tragic event and more photos have surfaced ever since. Due to New York being the center of this tragedy and huge population, some great photographers happened to be there and took these pictures.

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A photo taken on September 11, 2001 by the New York City Police Department as the North Tower collapses, engulfing lower Manhattan in smoke and ash.


 

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The South Tower of the World Trade Center explodes in flames after being hit by the hijacked airliner now universally known as “the second plane,” United Airlines Flight 175, September 11, 2001. This photo — with its black smoke; the shocking, brilliant, colossal flames; the cloudless sky; the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge flying the American flag — captures so much of the story of the day that, if one were to create a composite picture to illustrate the idea of “9/11,” the result might look very much like this astonishing shot.

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Rescue workers carry mortally injured New York City Fire Department chaplain Mychal Judge from the wreckage after he was killed by falling debris while administering last rites to another victim.

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a man falls (or leaps, as was evidently the case with many victims) to his death from the World Trade Center. On the morning of September 11 photographer Richard Drew, in the midst of another assignment, got the call to drop everything and head to the World Trade Center. As soon as he arrived downtown he began shooting; later in the day, as as he processed what he had shot, he was especially struck by this photo — and with reason. One of the most recognizable pictures made on 9/11.


 

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Picture of a crowd in Lower Manhattan watching the twin towers burn captures, in one instant, the profound disbelief that held sway in the city and around the world.

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On 9/11, witnesses watch flames spew from one of the several buildings — in addition to the Twin Towers — damaged or destroyed in lower Manhattan.

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Stunned, frightened Marcy Borders, 28, is covered in dust as she takes refuge in an office building after one of the World Trade Center towers collapsed on 9/11/2001.

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Hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 (L) flies toward the World Trade Center twin towers shortly before slamming into the south tower (L) as the north tower burns following an earlier attack by a hijacked airliner in New York City September 11, 2001.

See Part 2 of 9/11 Photos Here.

Most Powerful 9/11 Photos (Part 2)

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Here are the second part of most powerful photos of 9/11 as published in “Life.” To view part one, click here.

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Lilliputian figures — firefighters stark against the grayish white dust that blanketed so much of lower Manhattan — walk a path cleared of rubble near the base of the destroyed south tower in the days after the attacks on 9/11.


 

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An unidentified New York City fireman walks away from Ground Zero after the collapse of the towers on 9/11.

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President George W. Bush was informed by his chief of staff Andrew Card of the attacks on the World Trade Center during a school reading event in Sarasota, Florida. At the time the president got slack for acting so calmly and not reacting right away and instead continuing to read for few more minutes. Later he explained that he didn’t want the students to freak out.


 

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Satellite image of lower Manhattan taken on September 12, 2001, shows smoke and ash rising from the site of the World Trade Center.

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Hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center (Twin Towers) and explodes at 9:03 a.m. on September 11, 2001 in New York City.

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After 9/11, a man standing amid the seemingly endless World Trade Center rubble, calling out for survivors.

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A man named “Edward Fine” walks away from ruble of 9/11. He was an owner of an investment and public relations firm; he was on the 78th floor of 1 World Trade Center when it was hit.


 

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On ground zero, a New York City fireman calls for ten more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble after 9/11 attacks.

See part 3 of the 9/11 most powerful photos here.