For the last 10 years We have been living in the shadow of the September 11 Terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. The 2001 attacks were a heinous and wicked crime and America today pays tribute to those who lost their lives in the attrocities, which directly prompted the USA’s ongoing War against Terror.
Today Services are being held at Ground Zero, the Flight 93 memorial and at the Pentagon, to mark the place and date where Almost 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks of 2001, when al-Qaida terrorists hijacked four planes, and deliberately flew them into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre, into the side of the Pentagon and crashed one in Pennsylvania.
Mothers, fathers and children have gathered at the site where the World Trade Center once stood, pausing and reflecting on the decade since the worst terror attack on American soil. Former US President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are also attending the 9/11 memorial and will later be attending the Pentagon Memorial. The service at Ground Zero will contain many moving tributes, some of them from children who lost parents in the attacks. Later on The president will also deliver a speech at the Washington National Cathedral at the Concert for Hope
Despite the fact that Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden may be dead no one wants to tempt fate with complacency so people many remain vigilant, with the dangers still in their minds, and with the thought that Would-be terrorists have now seen the earth-shaking impact a spectacular attack can have.
The memories, caught live on television, will live long in peoples minds, I still remember being horrified as I watched the tragic events as they unfolded in New York on that fateful day