Tuesday 23 January 2018

Lise Hand: 'Individuals, communities and nations have shown they're stronger than fear'

Ten years ago, it was a day of sound and fury -- the scream of jets plunging into city buildings and into the Pennsylvanian earth; the wail of fire engines and police cars rushing to the rescue.

The shriek, crack, thunder and crash as the Twin Towers toppled and died in a boiling, roaring tumult of smoke and rolling balls of fire. The unheard howls of the dying, the clamour of those running for their lives, and then the lamentations and weeping for the dead.

Yesterday, the horrifying, still-vivid tragedy of 9/11 was commemorated in many different ways -- by religious reflection, music, speeches, the naming of the 2,983 victims who perished under the limpid-blue skies of September 11, 2001.

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