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9/11 September 12, 2008

Posted by Carly in Uncategorized.
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I made a post exactly like this at Javallama’s blog, too.

Well if you don’t already know today was September 11th.  And if you don’t know the significance of that than you are an idiot. ;) Today, 7 years ago on 9/11/01, a group of terrorists known as Al Qaeda (pronounced “Al Ki-Duh” ) flew two planes into the twin towers on New York.  A plane was also flown into the Pentagon in D.C. Here are some 9/11 twin towers statistics:

  • Total number killed in attacks (official figure as of 9/5/02): 2,819
  • Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343
  • Number of NYPD officers: 23 
  • Number of Port Authority police officers: 37
  • Number of WTC companies that lost people: 60
  • Number of employees who died in Tower One: 1,402
  • Number of employees who died in Tower Two: 614
  • Number of employees lost at Cantor Fitzgerald Hospital: 658
  • Number of U.S. troops killed in Operation Enduring Freedom: 22
  • Number of nations whose citizens were killed in attacks: 115
  • Ratio of men to women who died: 3:1
  • Bodies found “intact”: 289
  • Body parts found: 19,858
  • Number of families who got no remains: 1,717
  • Estimated units of blood donated to the New York Blood Center: 36,000
  • Total units of donated blood actually used: 258
  • Number of people who lost a spouse or partner in the attacks: 1,609
  • Estimated number of children who lost a parent: 3,051
  • Percentage of Americans who knew someone hurt or killed in the attacks: 20
  • Number of firefighters on leave for respiratory problems by January 2002: 300  
  • Number of FDNY vehicles destroyed: 98
  • Tons of debris removed from site: 1,506,124
  • Days fires continued to burn after the attack: 99
  • Jobs lost in New York owing to the attacks: 146,100
  • Days the New York Stock Exchange was closed: 6

Pretty bad, eh? Here’s a pic I made about it:

click for full view

~Carly

P.S. Have a moment of silence and think about all the lives lost and all the children who have no mom or dad because of this.

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Comments»

1. Redcowz - September 12, 2008

Nice post! Very meaningful. I see you got the color comment box going good. 🙂

2. ζÔ§Η - September 12, 2008

[moment of silence]

3. Olly - September 13, 2008

A cowardly act. So many lives affected.
I had my moment of silence.

Here:

It’s a short film about the attacks.
It might make you a bit…sad.

4. (¯`·._) Logan (¯`·._) - September 13, 2008

Well, according to the situation I can’t say awesome post cause it sounds bad, but it was in fact a movilizing post.
I see a skull on the smoke coming from the towers :S
Am i crazy? Lol


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