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9/11 – 15 Years

Today, 9/11/15 marks 15 years to the terror attacks on our country, the attacks that claimed 2,977 lives including 343 firefighters and 72 police officers.

Early in the morning on September 11, 2001, nineteen hijackers took control of four commercial airliners en route to San Francisco and Los Angeles from Boston, Newark, and Washington, D.C. (Washington Dulles International Airport).

At 8:46 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 was crashed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower, followed by United Airlines Flight 175 which hit the South Tower at 9:03 a.m.

Another group of hijackers flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m.

A fourth flight, United Airlines Flight 93, whose ultimate target was thought to be either the United States Capitol or White House, crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania at 10:03 a.m, after the passengers on board engaged in a fight with the hijackers.

NYC Observation of 9/11

Moments of silence will be observed on Sunday to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

The first pause will come at 8:46 a.m., the moment American Airlines Flight 11 slammed into the World Trade Center’s north tower.

Another moment of silence, at 9:03 a.m., will mark when United Airlines Flight 175 struck the south tower.

A third will come at 9:37 a.m., the time when American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon.

At 9:59 a.m., a moment of silence will mark the fall of the south tower.

Four minutes later, a fifth silence will mark the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, Pa.

A final pause, at 10:28 a.m., will mark the fall of the north tower.

The names of all 2,977 people killed on 9/11 and those slain in the Feb. 26, 1993, World Trade Center bombing will be read between 8:46 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Families of the victims will read the names in pairs.

An honor guard representing the FDNY, NYPD and PAPD will participate in the ceremony on the 9/11 Memorial Plaza downtown.

The twin beams of light known as the “Tribute in Light” will tower over the city from sundown Sunday until dawn Monday.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum will be open solely for family members.

8 Comments

  • 1. forgoten wrote:

    we as yiden, have we forgotten the Jewish date? why is there no public support for yiden that have to quietly remember their loss. in quiet pain and suffer without community support. As we see the secular community comfort on the solar date?

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    • 2. Anonymous wrote:

      The Hebrew date was כ״ג אלול.
      May we be reunited with speedily in our days

    • 3. forgoten wrote:

      we know the date, though we forget the day. What do we do to show support to those who suffer on 23-12 of this year.
      Yes prayers for moshiach we should have our self. in regard to others we need to give support.

  • 4. reality check wrote:

    As a New york jew I remembert my father calling me around 10am to tell me hes allright and that there was a terrible a ttack in NYC. he works nearby. These guys were mulsim terorists, and are still around today. Vote trump and stop there entrtance into America.

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  • 6. Big Z Schapiro wrote:

    oh yes I remember I was going to Teaneck New Jersey to school when I enter to school my classmates told me about one plane hit the first Tower and I was like wow was that an accident was that on purpose of course nobody knew about it nobody understood what happened then about 15 minutes later another classmate told me the second plane hit the second tower then finally me and my classmates and I realize this was no accident it was a terrorist attack anyways I stayed in Teaneck New Jersey one night the next day I went to school and I stayed for about an hour my principal came over and told me that I have to go home because they were worried that I was going to be stuck in New Jersey again well I slept from Crown Heights to Teaneck New Jersey every day that’s was 15 years ago anyways so yes I went back to Crown Heights traffic was so bad on the George Washington Bridge the FDR Drive so the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel was still closed so we had to go through Williamsburg Bridge so yeah that was one of my histories that I was stuck in New Jersey for one night no I did not see the towers were destroyed I heard on the radio on wcbs-fm 880 1010 WINS news

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