Thursday 26 April 2018

Lessons of 9/11 are never-ending

Around the globe yesterday, the atrocity that changed the world was commemorated with due dignity and solemnity. And nowhere outside the United States was it reflected on with deeper emotion than in Ireland.

Almost 3,000 people were killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, when three hijacked aircraft were deliberately flown into the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington. The great majority of victims died in the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre. They included 341 firefighters and two paramedics who gallantly entered in an attempt to rescue people from the devastated buildings.

They were not the only heroes. The passengers on a fourth aircraft fought the hijackers, causing the plane to crash in Pennsylvania.

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