In Memoriam of the Day That Changed Our Lives Forever!

11th September 2016

Lest We Forget
On this 15th anniversary of the 9/11 catastrophic events in America, let us pause, reflect and honor the thousands who perished so unwillingly.
Mostly all were civilians, not suspecting they would never go home that evening after work.

Many were policemen and firefighters who gave their lives so unselfishly, trying to save those physically effected by the insane acts of terrorists.

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8:45 A.M. A hijacked passenger jet, American Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston, Massachusetts, crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center, tearing a gaping hole in the building and setting it ablaze.

 

World Trade Center
9:03 A.M. A second hijacked airliner, United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston, crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center and explodes.

 

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9:17 A.M. The Federal Aviation Administration shuts down all New York City area airports. At 9:21 A.M., the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey orders all bridges and tunnels in the New York area closed.

 

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These images of mass destruction display an eerie resemblance of a laughing demon’s face.

 

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Either having been thrown from the burning inferno due to explosions, or resorting to bailing out, many fell to their deaths in desperate attempts to escape the unimaginable.

 

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10:05 A.M. The south tower of the World Trade Center collapses, plummeting into the streets below. A massive cloud of dust and debris forms and slowly drifts away from the building.

10:28 A.M. The World Trade Center’s north tower collapses from the top down as if it were being peeled apart, releasing a tremendous cloud of debris and smoke.

At 9:43 A.M., American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon, sending up a huge plume of smoke. Evacuation begins immediately. A portion of the building collapses.

At 10:10 A.M., United Airlines Flight 93, also hijacked, crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania—southeast of Pittsburgh—believed to have been bound for Washington.

The valiant efforts of several brave passengers thwarted the attempt made by the terrorists to crash supposedly into the White House.

 

RIP
Please take a moment today to pay tribute to all who risked their very existence in trying to save those who were trapped during 9/11’s acts of terror.

Above all, let us not forget the victims of this devastation, and the soldiers who gave their lives pursuing those responsible for the horrific events of 11th September 2001.

God Bless America

Memorial Lights for the Twin Towers at the Tip of Manhattan Island (2002)

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Recent NYC Skyline with Artist’s Rendition of the Twin Tower Memorial Lights

 

 

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About Mike Slickster

As an early retiree with an honorary doctorate degree from the proverbial "School of Hard Knocks," this upcoming author with a lot of free time on his hands utilizes his expansive repertoire for humorous yet tragic, wildly creative writing that contains years of imaginative fantasy, pure nonsense, classic slapstick, extreme happiness and searing heartbreak; gathered by a wealth of personal experiences throughout his thrilling—sometimes mundane or unusually horrid—free-spirited, rock-'n'-roller-coaster ride around our beloved Planet Earth. Mike Slickster's illustrious quest continues, living now in Act Three of his present incarnation, quite a bit on the cutting edge of profundity and philosophical merriment as seen through his colorful characters, most notably evident in the amusing Thirty Days Across the Big Pond series, all of which can be found at Lulu.com.
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