“Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes or in their offices: secretaries, business men and women, military and federal workers, moms and dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge – huge structures collapsing have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet, unyielding anger. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong.”
- George W. Bush
Today marks 15 years since that tragic day. Never forget the evil we witnessed that morning and never forget the heroism that followed in the wake of that evil.
Authority Police Officers Michael Wholeyleft and David LeMagneright last
seen in this picture assisting in the evacuation on 9/11/01. They
immediately ran back in to assist in further rescue, never to be seen
New York City consists of five boroughs. Manhattan and Staten Island are separate islands, while Brooklyn and Queens are part of Long Island, which is the largest island in the
contiguous United States.The Bronx is attached to the mainland.