Survivors Mark 9-11 Anniversary with “Grief and Gratitude”

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From the U.S. White House to cities around the nation, America paused once again in remembrance, to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people On Friday September 11, 2015, stated www.foxnews.com

“9-11 was a pivotal turning point in our country and in the world as a result of this attack on U.S. soil.  This action against American citizens in New York City was an attack against all of usm” remarked Mr. Ken Valburg, BYMS Principal. “Each one of us alive on that day will always remember it as a day as a transgression against all that we believe in and on our own personal property.  I also want people to think about their responsibility to contribute to the common good of neighbors, communities and our nation.”

Survivors of the attacks began reading the names of lost relatives of people about 3,000 people who were killed that day in New York as the towers burned and, not long after, collapsed,” reported ABC. “More than 1,000 survivors marked the 14th anniversary at the bombing site with grief, gratitude and appeals to keep the toll front of mind as years pass.”

According to statisticbrain.com, when the planes crashed at  The World Trade Center 2606 people died, also  3300 people who were by the trade center suffered from lung diseases.  On the airplanes. 246 people, died. At the Pentagon, 125 people died.

“This was one of the most tragic events in the history of our country and yet it also made us more united, stronger, and more appreciative of what we have,” reflected  Mr. Steven Marshall, BYMS Assistant Principal. “I also think how we came together as a county was exactly opposite of what the terrorists had planned.  I am proud of our country for that.”

“I also want people to think about their responsibility to contribute to the common good of neighbors, communities and our nation,” Mr. Valburg added.

According to Mr. Marshall, “I would like students to understand what a terrible day it was, but appreciate what people did for each other and for them. Also what people, our military in particular, are still doing for them.  Men and women risk and sacrifice their lives every day so that they can go to a great school like Bernardo, go to Starbucks, go to the movies, everything that we take for granted as Americans.”