Remembering September 11, 2001

Sarah Ierino, Staff Writer

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This past Sunday marked the fifteenth anniversary of the horrible tragedy that was September 11, 2001.

The whole nation had a moment of silence out of respect for the thousands of people that lost their lives on that busy New York City day.

There were documentaries on television, broadcasts over the radio, flags outside an abundance of places, and many more offerings on that day of mourning.

Throughout the day, many memorials were granted attention. In New York specifically, it was a day filled with mourning for the loved ones they lost those fifteen years ago.

At the site of where the two towers used to stand, the loved ones of the dead stood wearing ribbons with their photos on them, paying tribute.

Jerry D’Amadeo, who is the son of a man who was killed while working on the 103rd floor, stood at a podium and read out names of the victims at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum while loved ones and supporters peacefully listened in the audience.

In lower Manhattan, complete moments of silence were triggered by a bell that was rung 6 times throughout that day.

Once when the first plane hit the first tower, again when the south tower was struck, and another rang when Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. They also rang the bell when the south tower collapsed, when Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania, and the last one occurred when the north tower came down.

According to CNN, even the NFL and Major League Baseball had appearances by said military personnel and first responders where they unfolded and displayed giant American flags.

In these past years, although the terror of that day will never be forgotten, the American people have all worked very hard to pick up the pieces that may have shattered that day. After that day, we became stronger and more united.

In New York the One World trade center has made its appearance and has become a great symbol as to how no one can stop us. Even though the building wasn’t built on Sunday, this building is a constant memorial in the city and around the world.

Every year, the amount of love and support towards the victims’ families is overwhelming. Once you take away the memorials and the tower, you still have the strong America we know it to be today.

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