United States: Ten years from the attack to the Twin Towers
United States, September 11, 2011
Former Presidents of the United States, gathered yesterday to remember the tragic attacks of 11 September 2001, when passengers of planes were hijacked by terrorists and crashed into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.
The ceremonies began with Bush and Clinton, who were seen crying with tears in their eyes.
Ten years ago, the international TV showed the images of the attack, like a horror movie, and even more when we saw many people throwing themselves through the windows, at 1350 feet to avoid dying burned or suffocated in the rubble with smoke and dust.
Even today, nobody knows the exact number of deaths, since the investigation continues, because they could be man among the bent irons and fire.
George Bush, praised during the ceremony the 40 passengers and crew who fought with the hijackers on flight, describing them as “one of the most courageous acts in the history of the United States”.
On Saturday, firefighters from the world attended a service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral to remember the 343 colleagues who lost their lives rescuing people from the twin towers.
This Sunday, Americans will gather at the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York and Washington DC, where the Pentagon is.
Barak Obama, U.S. President will attend the ceremonies at both sites, accompanied by President George W. Bush, and then he’ll speak from the Kennedy Center.
In his radio address on Saturday, Obama said “the country is stronger than a decade ago. As a nation of strong, we should keep going”.
“Thanks for the tireless efforts of our military and intelligence personnel, the security forces, there should be no doubt, America is stronger and Al Qaeda is poised to defeat”.
“They will continue trying to hit us again, but as we are showing this weekend, we are watching them”.
At 8:30 am (local time) of Sunday, the ceremonies began in New York with a minute of silence as 16 minutes later the first tower of World Trade Center was destroyed by a hijacked plane ten years ago.
The video is the story of two men who managed to survive by helping each other.