Pflugerville High School Stadium September 11, 2011
7:00 PM Pflugerville, Texas
As we approach the tenth anniversary of the tragic events of 9-11 we are reminded of how lucky we are to live in this great country. Looking back on this sad time in our history brings tears to my eyes for all of the people who perished that day, those whose lives were changed by the loss of a loved one or friend and all of those who came to the rescue who find they now need rescuing from an insidious disease caused from the toxic dust they inhaled while working at Ground Zero.
While I find such loss and heartbreak maddeningly unfair for those who are living it, I am equally inspired by the resolve of the American people and the beautiful side of the human spirit that emerged as a result of 9-11. I love that 9-11 sparked a renewed since of patriotism in our country. And, that the work of military, fire, EMS and law enforcement has become more appreciated by the public and is getting more of the respect they deserve. It is hard to believe that 10 years has passed.
Kudos go out to friends of the Good Luck Grill Jean & David Garlick, and all of the volunteers who have joined them in putting together the Pflugerville Remembers 9-11 event. The event will last about an hour and will include a presentation of the U.S. flag, music and singing of our national anthem, recognition of police, fire, EMS and veterans, and words by Captain Brian Payne of the United States Army. This event is FREE to the public.
Visit the website at http://www.pflugervilleremembers911.com
Important 9-11 Statistics
- Nineteen hijackers took control of four commercial airliners en route to San Francisco and Los Angeles from Boston, Newark, and Washington, D.C.
- At 8:46 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 was crashed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower,
- 9:03 a.m. United Airlines Flight 175 hit the South Tower
- 9:37 a.m. American Airlines Flight 77 flew into the Pentagon
- 10:03 a.m. United Airlines Flight 93, crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after the passengers on board engaged in a fight with the hijackers.
- Nearly 3,000 victims died in the attacks.
- According to the New York State Health Department, 836 responders, including firefighters and police personnel, had died as of June 2009.
- Among the 2,752 victims who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center were 343 firefighters and 60 police officers from New York City and the Port Authority.
- 184 people were killed in the attack on the Pentagon.