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September 11, 2001

This note from a book publisher came to my email today. I thought it was very well written and am sharing it with you unedited.

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REmembering 9-11

 

 

 

 

Today is the 17thanniversary of the devastating September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

 

On that terrible day, Al Qaeda terrorists hijacked passenger jets to conduct four coordinated suicide missions: two on the Twin Towers and two on the Pentagon. While the first three unfortunately succeeded, the second jet targeting the Pentagon was crashed in a rural Pennsylvania field by heroic American passengers who chose to die rather than be used as pawns in an act of war against their nation. In all, nearly 3,000 died and more than 6,000 were injured on that day, and they weren’t the nation’s only casualties: ordinary Americans lost a sense of safety, and overnight became frighteningly aware of the threat of terrorism worldwide.

 

As that day recedes further into the past, it seems more important than ever to remember; to honor the dead and injured, to acknowledge the sacrifice of their loved ones, and to recall the nation’s sorrow. More than that, it is crucial to recognize the good in America-and to recall why America is still worth defending and fighting for. Wishing you a safe and peaceful Sept. 11.

 

From Perma-Bound Books

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We have a number of excellent books about 9/11.  Check out the hallway display of remembrance.

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