We Stand United
The September 11 attacks were a gut wrenching series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Additional people died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks. So, not only were these workers, rescuers, firefighters, survivors etc traumatized for life... but some are even facing long-term illness as a result.
In a time such as today... where we stand so divided and angry. We are more stressed than we have ever been. Nothing makes sense. We see too much color, when it's all just skin. We hear too much religion, and not enough love.
I encourage you to take a moment of silence while scrolling through these devastating photos taken in real time. On this day, 18 years ago, we stood united. We stood in love for our beautiful America and we held hands. We didn't throw them. Please use this time of recognition to make the conscious decision to spread love and acceptance, in the eye of death, trauma, and heart break.
Shocked & in disbelief, this New Yorker watches the twin towers smolder.
pc: Andrew Lichenstein
The burning towers as seen from Brooklyn.