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9/11’s 15th Anniversary: We Will Never Forget [WATCH]

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It was early on September 11, 2001. Most of us remember what we were doing when we received the news. We may have been on our way to work, grabbing a cup of coffee, getting the kids dropped off at school, sitting down for breakfast. Whatever it was, everything we were doing when we received the call or turned on the morning news came to an abrupt halt. Our jaws dropped. We were in disbelief. This was not happening. But it was.

At 8:46 a.m. eastern standard time, American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. It took no time at all for firefighters, police, and other EMS personnel to rush to the scene. At 9:03 a.m. Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower. At 9:37 a.m. – the Pentagon, and at 10:07 a.m., passengers took control of Flight 93 from the hijacker and the plane crashed in a field in Somerset Pennsylvania. There were no survivors. By this time, each and every one of us watching were in shock, many of us with tears streaming down out faces. Some frantically attempting to contact loved ones who were supposed to fly out or were in the city. It was a day of sorrow, tragedy, anger, and fear.

We will never forget this day in history. 2,996 people lost their lives that day. 343 were firefighters and 71 were police officers. Take a moment to remember those we have lost, their loved ones, and those who ran towards the chaos to assist. We will never forget.