A remembrance to those that lost their lives, their family and friends, and also to the Hero’s of 9/11.
For a lot of people 9/11 had changed their lives forever, nothing would ever be the same.
September 11 2001 changed the world in a way we will never forget. I remember that day very well. I was in the kitchen when I got a phone call from a friend, and she asked if I was watching TV. I went straight to the lounge room and turned on the TV, only to see horrific scenes that I will never forget. Planes hitting the Towers, people jumping from the Towers, then news of other planes that had been hijacked, I was in total shock that this was happening, it was hard to believe at first, I think in my mind I didn’t really want this to be true, it was just too horrific.
Fire trucks at Ground Zero were rendered wrecks by the weight of plummeting debris from the collapse of the World Trade Centre towers. Picture: Nathan Edwards (from the picture gallery below)
Castastrophic Damage:-Courier Mail Picture Gallery
Heroes in the rubble
“They did everything they humanly could day and night to restore things … the best of human spirit developed out of it.” Lower Manhattan resident. Picture: Nathan Edwards (from the picture gallery below)
Heroes in the rubble:-Courier Mail Picture Gallery
Canine Heroes of 9/11
Tara, aged 16, Ipswich MA. Tara and Lee Prentiss arrived at the World Trade Center with MA-TF-1 on the night of the 11th. They were there for 8 days. Credit: Charlotte Dumas/Barcroft Pacific, http://www.barcroftpacific.com (from the picture gallery below)
Canine Heroes of 9/11:-Courier Mail Picture Galley
Memorials to the Victims
Construction at the site of the visitors center at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville in 2010. The first phase of the construction will be completed and dedicated on September 10, 2011, one day before the tenth anniversary of the crash of United Flight 93. Picture: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic (from the picture gallery below)
One year after the attacks, 5000 people dressed in red, white and blue to form a human American flag on sands of Surfers Paradise Beach on the Gold Coast (Australia) to pay tribute to those who died. Picture: Supplied (from the picture gallery below)
Memorials to the Victims:-Courier Mail Picture Gallery
Mr Yates, a security manager then aged 50, was standing in his office when Flight 77 crashed into the west side of the Pentagon. “I was less than 100ft (30m) away. There was this tremendous roar. I was blown through the air, I couldn’t see or breathe. Read more in The Australian
Hardej and his co-workers followed voices through the dark until finally exiting the doomed building. He vividly remembers the “eerie calm” after the towers collapsed. Read more in The Australian
National Geographic remembering 9/11
With pictures video’s and interviews. Here.
We shall never forget
We shall keep this day,
We shall keep the events and the tears
In our minds, our memory and our hearts
and take them with us as we carry on.