This Monday, September 11, marks the twenty-second anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers.
It was Tuesday, September 11, 2001, when four flights were hijacked by 19 al Qaeda terrorists. The first two flights directly impacted the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York; while the third crashed into the Pentagon building in Washington, and the last landed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania; although it is believed that this room was intended to affect the Capitol.
According to official figures, the attack ended the lives of 2,977 people, most of them from New York, where more than 92 percent of the total victims were registered. In addition, it left around 6,000 injured and millions of citizens were traumatized due to the psychological impact.
9/11 quotes: The best phrases, quotes and texts to remember
Within the framework of the twenty-second anniversary of 9/11, we share with you some quotes and texts to remember and honor those who lost and risked their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11.
– “Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to recover that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.” – President Obama
– “If we learn nothing from this tragedy, we know that life is short and there is no time for hatred.” – Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl
– “You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail in this tragedy.” – Former Secretary of State of the United States, Colin Powell
– “The attacks of September 11 were intended to break our spirit. Instead, we emerged stronger and more united. We felt a renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined to live in freedom.” – Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York City.
– “What separates us from the animals, what separates us from chaos, is our ability to cry for people we have never met.”- David Levithan, writer
– “September 11 is a reminder that life is fleeting, transitory and uncertain. Therefore, we must seize every moment and treat it with love, tenderness, beauty and creativity.” – Deepak Chopra, writer
– “September 11, 2001 revealed the heroism of ordinary people who could have gone through their lives without being called upon to show the extent of their courage.”- Geraldine Brooks, writer
– “On that fateful day, a nation became a neighborhood, all Americans became New Yorkers.” – Former Governor of New York, George Pataki
– “When Americans work together, nothing is impossible. This is not about what happened on 9/11. This is about what happened on September 12.”- Jeff Parness, Founder of New York Says Thank You.
– “On September 11 I was always restless. I want to be in a peaceful and quiet place praying. It’s a day I cry and celebrate. ”- Genelle Guzman-McMillan, survivor of the attack.