Death of an American Hero - Roselle The 9/11 Guide Dog

Roselle - Thunder Dog

Roselle, known as "Thunder Dog", was a very special guide dog who survived the September 11th World Trade Center attacks with her blind owner, Michael Hingson.

Roselle and Michael were on the 78th floor of the North Tower when the first plane hit their building. In a remarkable display of trust and teamwork, the two climbed down 1,400 stairs, fled the towers, survived the ensuing collapse, and successfully navigated through the choking debris cloud.

Roselle passed away on Sunday June 26th, 2011 at the age of 13.

A book about her life has been released. Thunder Dog: A Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero

Flags of Honor for 9/11

Flags of Honor
3,000 flags bearing the names of 9/11 victims will go up in a park near Ground Zero for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The Flags of Honor feature the names of the victims in red and blue, creating the stripes of the American flag. The flags will be mounted on 7 foot poles, low enough for visitors to hold and read the names. They will be on display from Sept 8th to Sept 12th in Battery Park.

Lockerbie: The deadliest attack on American civilians before 9/11

21 December 1988, a wet and miserable winter evening. In the small Dumfriesshire market town of Lockerbie local people were looking forward to Christmas, some wrapping presents and others preparing their dinner. 14 year old Steven Flannigan had just braved the weather to go to a neighbour's house to set up his present of a new bicycle for his younger sister Joanne.

About 60 miles away, in Prestwick Airport's control tower, air traffic controller Alan Topp was watching his radar screen as Pan American Flight 103 from London to New York - the Clipper Maid of the Seas - crossed the Solway Firth. "Clipper 103 requesting oceanic clearance," First Officer Raymond Wagner said. It was the standard, normal request for aircraft about to cross the Atlantic.

What happened next will forever be remembered as one of the worst tragedies the world has ever known. An explosion blew apart the Boeing 747 as it cruised at 31,000 feet above the Scottish countryside with 243 passengers and 16 crew aboard. The blast sent winds with the force of a tornado through the fuselage, killing many of those on board immediately and effectively blowing the aircraft into pieces. Plane debris and dead passengers were scattered over an area of 845 square miles, from southern Scotland to northern England.

Not a single person in the immediate area forgets where they were when their routine, pre-Christmas evening was transformed into a scene of unimaginable death and destruction. While Topp watched in disbelief as his radar screen showed the deterioration of the aircraft in dozens of bright green squares, the bulk of Pan Am 103 scored a direct hit on Lockerbie.

"The fire was falling down from the sky," said resident Jasmine Bell. "Everything was burning, the driveway, the lawn, the hedges, the rooftops."

Fire from the sky was followed by the rain of bodies, some still strapped into their seats. They landed in gardens, streets, play areas, some were even left hanging in trees. A lot of their clothing was torn away, testament to the ferocity of the blast as it ripped through the plane's fuselage.

Then, one minute after the explosion, a large section of the plane's fuselage containing the wings and 200,000lbs of aviation fuel, ploughed into a Lockerbie street. Travelling at more than 500mph it directly hit the house at 13 Sherwood Crescent with a deafening roar, the impact registered 1.6 on the Richter scale and a massive crater 155 feet long was gouged into the ground where the houses once stood.

The aviation fuel exploded when the plane hit the ground sending what residents described as "an atomic mushroom" through the houses in the crescent. Many homes, along with the people inside, were vaporised. Another 21 homes were so badly damaged they had to be demolished. The giant fireball rose above the houses and moved towards the A74 Glasgow to Carlisle motorway, burning cars on the southbound carriageway.

Eleven residents of Lockerbie lost their lives when the plane hit. Steven Flannigan, who had taken his sister's new bicycle to a neighbour, looked out to see his house gone. Nothing of his parents, Katherine and Thomas, were ever found and his 10-year-old sister Joanne also died. The visit to his neighbour had saved Steven's life but suddenly left him an orphan.

Four members of one family, Jack and Rosalind Somerville, and their children Paul and Lynsey, who lived at number 15 Sherwood Crescent, were all killed instantly.

The scene of the crater at daybreak was beamed round the world and is seared into the public consciousness. It is an unforgettable image. Many of those in Lockerbie were in a state of terror. The explosion on the ground was, in the words of one resident, "like pictures of the Hiroshima bomb going off".

In the fields and farm land around the town, the scene was no less horrendous. The plane's nose-cone, containing the cockpit and the bodies of several crew members, was embedded in a field beside the small church in the village of Tundergarth about three miles away. Scattered everywhere were dead bodies, body parts, aircraft wreckage, pieces of personal luggage. Resident June Wilson said: "Some (of the dead) were like waxen dolls. Other people were dismembered. Feet were missing and others had been horribly compressed by the fall."

Overnight the population of Lockerbie increased from 3,500 to 10,000 as the world's media descended on the small town. For days the residents of Lockerbie were asked to live with the bodies in their small streets and gardens, all tagged for forensic examination. Then relatives of the passengers came to identify their loved ones. Canteens were set up 24 hours a day to help feed them. Touchingly, the women of Lockerbie washed, dried and ironed every piece of clothing that was found once investigators had said it was not of forensic value.

In all 270 people from 21 countries died, 189 of them from America. Four hundred parents lost a child, 46 parents lost their only child, 65 women were widowed, 11 men lost their wives, 140 lost a parent and seven lost both parents. It was the deadliest attack on American civilians until the tragedy on 11 September 2001.

The plane started its journey in Frankfurt, Germany, flew to Heathrow Airport and was en route for New York's John F Kennedy Airport when it exploded.

The investigation - then the largest in British history - was shared between Dumfries and Galloway Police and the FBI. They concluded that a bomb, concealed in a radio cassette player, caused the explosion. In 2000 two Libyans - Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi and Lamin Khalifah Fhimah - were accused of the bombing. Uniquely they were tried by a Scots court held in the Netherlands. Al Megrahi was convicted of murder and his co-accused acquitted.

In a tragic twist it emerged that the bomb was timed to go off while the aircraft was over the Atlantic but the plane was running late.

Steven Flannigan became known as the "Orphan of Lockerbie". He and his older brother David, who had been in Blackpool on the night of the terrorist attack, won a $3.2 million settlement from Pan Am. In 1993, David died at a hostel in Thailand. Steven tried to make a go of things but in August 2000, he lay down on a railroad track in Wiltshire and was killed by a train - the final victim of Scotland's worst disaster.

A decade, and counting, of publicly mourning 9/11

We must never forget them. And, it seems the world will never forget them. We are still mourning the victims of 9/11. It has been 10 years since our world changed forever, and the pain is still so strong for many people, that they can't forget. We must keep talking about September 11th, we must keep it fresh in our minds so that our hearts will always honour those people who lost their lives.

Family wants local school named after 9/11 victim

The Bakersfield City School District Board will hear from a family who wants to rename Downtown Elementary School after their family member who died on 9/11, but some parents don't like the idea.

Cathie Ong-Herrera hopes the BCSD board will consider renaming the school after her sister Betty Ann Ong, a flight attendant who first alerted authorities of terrorists on board American Airlines Flight 11. Herrera calls her sister a national hero and wants the school to be renamed in her honor to teach children about the history of 9/11.

But, some parents are opposed to the idea saying Ong has little connection to the school and the school's name is supposed to reflect the community it serves.

In Memory of Vanessa Lynn Przybylo Kolpak

In Memory of Vanessa Lynn Przybylo Kolpak
Vanessa Lynn Przybylo Kolpak was 21 years old from New York, NY. (Born in Chicago, Illinois). Vanessa worked for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. on the 89th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

9/11 Memorial Video

I did not want to post any pictures or videos about the horrific events of September 9th 2001. I feel that these images are distressing, especially to victims families and friends. However, I have decided to put one video on this blog that shows the full horror of 9/11 without being distasteful. In the film, the footage is very clear and shows the timeline of the WTC attacks. The background music is a beautful version of God Bless America.

In Memory of Karlie Barbara Rogers

In Memory of  Karlie Rogers

Karlie Barbara Rogers was 26 years old and from London, England. Karlie worked for Risk Waters Group.

On September 11, 2001, Karlie was attending the Waters Financial Technology Congress at Windows on the World, on the 106th floor in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Karlie was one of 67 British victims of 9/11.

UK 9/11 memorial

The picture above is the 9/11 memorial to the British people who died in New York's World Trade Centre terror attack. The names of the British victims are inscribed on the wall here. The quotation is from the American poet Henry Van Dyke. Part of a steel girder from the World Trade Center is buried underneath this.
(Grosvenor Square Garden, London).

Incisive Media remembers those who were killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001

"On the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, we remember our friends and colleagues from what at the time was Risk Waters Group, who were attending the Waters Financial Technology Congress at Windows on the World, on the 106th floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center.

Those killed were Sarah Ali Escarcega, Oliver Bennett, Paul Bristow, Neil Cudmore, Melanie de Vere, Michele du Berry, Elisa Ferraina, Amy Lamonsoff, Sarah Prothero, David Rivers, Laura Rockefeller, Karlie Rogers, Simon Turner, Celeste Victoria, Joanna Vidal and Dinah Webster.

We also remember the 65 delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors attending the Waters Congress who also lost their lives."

A tribute to Karlie from her colleagues at Risk Waters said: "From the day Karlie was interviewed we knew she would be a shining star. She was bright and intelligent with a wonderfully optimistic outlook on life. Everything she set out to do she achieved. We will always remember Karlie's warmth, her bubbly personality and her infectious laugh."

Live Camera at the World Trade Center

The 9/11 Memorial is taking shape as the time approaches for the 10th anniversary on September 9th 2011.

The One World Trade Center Tower in New York City will eventually reach 105 stories tall, and stands overlooking the 9/11 Memorial Pools.

You can view the World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial progress online here, and even watch the building construction happening live on camera here.

In Memory of Wendy L. Small

 Wendy L. Small
Wendy L. Small was 26 years old from New York, N.Y. She was a secretary at Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center's North Tower.

2011 September 11 National Medal

2011 September 11 National Medal

2011 September 11 National Medal from United States Mint

Issued in time for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

The medal's obverse (heads side) features Lady Liberty holding the Lamp of Remembrance. Behind her are beacons of light stretching skyward. Liberty, the lamp and the light symbolize not only the immeasurable loss on the fateful day, but also the resiliency and triumph of those who persevered.

Inscriptions are ALWAYS REMEMBER and 2001 - 2011.

The reverse (tails side) design depicts an eagle, symbolizing the strength of the survivors, the families and the Nation, against a backdrop of cascading water. The flowing water is emblematic of peace, serenity, healing and the continuity of life.

The 2011 September 11 National Medal is available for purchase at the United States Mint's secure Web site,

1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), and at 1-888-321-MINT (6468), the United States Mint's telephone ordering line for hearing and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment.

In Memory of Sophia B. Addo

In Memory of  Sophia B. Addo
Sophia B. Addo was 36 years old from New York, NY. (Born Kukurantumi, Ghana). She was a housekeeper at Windows on the World on the 107th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

9/11: The Filmmakers' Commemorative DVD Edition

This is the product description about this highly recommended 9/11 dvd.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet were working on a documentary about a rookie New York City firefighter. Hearing a roar in the sky, Jules turned his camera upward, just in time to film the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center. In a fateful instant, Jules and Gedeon became eyewitnesses to the most shocking and defining moment of our time. With cameras rolling, the Naudets followed New York City firefighters into the heart of what would be known as Ground Zero. What emerged is an unforgettably powerful visual document and a stirring tribute to real life heroes who, in their city's darkest hour, rose to extraordinary acts of courage and compassion.

9/11: The Filmmakers' Commemorative DVD Edition is available at and Please use the links below.

A Message for 9/11 Families

This is the letter (dated June 10th 2010), from the National September 11 Memorial, that was sent to all family members of the 9/11 victims. It contains special information about visiting.

Dear Family Member:

We are fewer than 100 days away from opening the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center. You will soon receive information from the City of New York regarding the 10th anniversary commemoration ceremony and the dedication of the Memorial on September 11, 2011, when you will be able to see your loved one's name inscribed in bronze for the first time. However, I am writing today to share with you our plans for ensuring that all victims' family members who wish to visit the Memorial on or after September 12, 2011 will be provided a safe and meaningful experience.

As rebuilding of the entire 16-acre World Trade Center site continues over the next few years, there is a need to manage capacity on the plaza, and advance reservations are required for all visitors for safety purposes. We expect the Memorial will be visited by people from around the world who wish to pay their respects at this sacred ground. However, your experience--as families of those whose loved ones were taken too soon, is of the deepest importance to us.

Throughout and beyond this period of interim operations during which reservations are required, our highest priority is to accommodate family members of the victims of the September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 attacks. We have taken special measures, to facilitate family visitation after the 10th anniversary.

Beginning July 6, victims' families will be offered the first opportunity to secure advance reservations to visit the Memorial. Below is more information for how you can plan your visit. Again, these measures are for family visitation starting on September 12, 2011.

• Reservations by phone: Families who wish to make a reservation will always have a dedicated phone line to do so. We will send you this phone number in early July, and the line will be active starting Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Your reservation will be secured from a permanent allocation of passes set aside for victims' families, and will provide important information to further plan your visit.

• Reservations online: Families can also opt to use our online reservation system, which will be available to the general public at beginning July 11, 2011.

• Special entry area: There will be a separate reception area/entry point for families of those lost in the September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 attacks. If you have not yet had an opportunity to visit, I encourage you to view this special site where you can see your loved one's name and its permanent location on the Memorial in advance of your visit. On behalf of everyone working on the 9/11 Memorial, our hearts and thoughts go out to you as we approach the 10th anniversary. We will never forget.

Warm regards,

Joe Daniels

In Memory of Melissa Harrington-Hughes

In Memory of Melissa Marie Harrington

Melissa Marie Harrington (aka Melissa Harrington Hughes) was 31 years old and from San Francisco, California.

On September 11, 2001, Melissa was in New York for one day attending a financial conference for Risk Waters Group from Slam Dunk Networks Inc. Lisa was on the 101st floor in the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

Melissa made a tearful call to her husband, Sean Hughes in San Francisco, but missed him as he was asleep. The full message she left said, "Sean it's me, I just wanted to let you know I love you and I'm stuck in this building in New York. A plane hit the building or a bomb went off, they don't know. But there's lots of smoke, and I just wanted you to know I love you always."

In Memory of Melissa Marie Harrington

West Springfield Remembers: A monument on the town common remembers the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including West Springfield native Melissa Marie Harrington.

A few hundred people commemorated the 10th anniversary of the attacks with a solemn ceremony on the Park Street Common on Sunday morning, its focal point a monument to native Melissa Harrington Hughes.

The ceremony featured honor guards from the police and fire departments, music by the West Springfield High School and middle school bands, speeches, remembrances and poems about Harrington-Hughes and the other 3,000 people killed that day 10 years ago, which includes more than 20 from Western Massachusetts.

9/11 victim No. 2753‎

Article from Boston News:

A man who died last year of lung disease was added to the official list of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks

New York City's medical examiner ruled that Jerry Borg of Manhattan, 63, who died in December 2010, was killed by complications caused by a lung condition he got from inhaling dust from the collapse of the World Trade Center.

The ruling is a rarity. Thousands of people have blamed health problems on trade center dust, but Borg is only the third victim to be added to the medical examiner's list of Sept. 11 victims.

All three people, including Borg, were working downtown on the day of the attacks and became caught in the dense cloud of pulverized concrete and glass that billowed over lower Manhattan when the twin towers fell.

Felicia Dunn Jones, a 42-year-old civil rights lawyer, fell ill immediately after the attacks, was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, and was dead within five months. Her death was not ruled as officially caused by the terrorist attacks until 2007.

Leon Heyward, 45, died in 2008 of lymphoma, an illness that has not been conclusively linked to trade center dust, but Charles Hirsch, chief medical examiner, ruled in early 2009 that his cancer was complicated by sarcoidosis.

The death brings the official count of World Trade Center deaths to 2,753. All victims of the terrorist attacks have been classified as homicide victims.

In Memory of Melissa Cándida Doi

In Memory of Melissa C. Doi

Melissa Cándida Doi was 32 years old and from Throgs Neck, New York. (Born: Bronx, New York). Melissa worked as a manager at IQ Financial Systems on the 83rd floor in the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

When the first plane struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Melissa was in a state of confusion. Originally, Melissa and her coworkers thought that it was a bomb that had gone off. After making their way down several flights of stairs, Melissa and her coworkers were told it was safe to go back up.

On the 44th floor the elevator opened and it was full and the only person to get on was Melissa. Melissa made her way back up the tower, not knowing the dangers she faced in doing so.

At 9.03am United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the southern facade of South Tower of the World Trade Center, impacting between the 77th and 85th floors.

Recording of part of the telephone call between Ms. Melissa Doi and operator Barnes

On that tragic morning, Melissa made a desperate 9-1-1 phone call from the 83rd floor of the South Tower. In it she is heard saying to the operator, "The floor is completely engulfed. We're on the floor, and we can't breathe, and it's very, very, very hot." Later Melissa says, "Can you stay on the line with me please? I feel like I'm dying."

The full call is 31 minutes long. After the first 4 minutes the operator can be heard as she tries to console Melissa, who apparently died while on the phone.

Her remains were found 3 years later.

National 9/11 Flag visits Delaware

New York Fire Marshal Hugh Thornton was pinned in the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center, found by a search dog that stayed at his side, licking his hand until rescuers dug him out.

Thornton, now retired and living in Millsboro, with his rescuer Sam, a dalmatian later given to him, joined a crowd of hundreds at the Dover Fire Department on Thursday to stitch a huge American flag reduced to tatters and shreds when the twin towers fell.

The fire hall was packed for the Delaware visit of the National 9/11 Flag. The nonprofit New York Says Thank You Foundation is taking the flag once to each state, patching with donated flags and letting anyone add a stitch.

"This is not just a flag," foundation representative Denny Deters told the crowd, saying it is less about 9/11, more about 9/12. "It's about people ... to help stitch America back together."

Flight 93 National Memorial Update

The Flight 93 National Memorial is close to being finished in time for the 10th anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks, including a long, white marble wall bearing the names of the 40 passengers and crew who perished when the plane crashed.

Visitors will be able to follow a walkway just over 100 yards away from where the plane crashed. The design features dark concrete paths and a long, white marble wall inscribed with the names of the 40 passengers and crew who died.

"It's intended to be a memorial site, and focus on their actions, as opposed to try and re-create an historical event," said Keith Newlin, park service superintendent for Western Pennsylvania. "They were fighting over the skies for 35 minutes before they came to this site. Their resting place is here."

According to family members in cell phone contact with passengers, those aboard tried to overpower the hijackers. But the plane crashed into a field near rural Shanksville, about 65 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Newlin said the Flight 93 Memorial uses a few basic materials. "It's intended to give people a healing experience," he said.

Some remains are still interred at the crash site so access will be restricted there.

During a Thursday tour, geese visited the wetlands and workers placed dark concrete benches alongside recently planted grass. Extensive landscaping work has already been done at the memorial site.

About $50 million in public and private money has been raised for the project, according to the Families of Flight 93 group. The first phase, including a ring road leading to the site, a memorial plaza, and a parking area, is expected to cost about $60 million.

Future plans call for 40 memorial groves of 40 trees each, an interactive visitor center, and a "Tower of the Voices" featuring 40 wind chimes.

Members of the public would be able to visit the 8-acre memorial plaza, to be opened to the public following the tenth anniversary commemoration of the attacks, for free.

Please visit the Flight 93 National Memorial site for more information and details

Smithsonian September 11: Remembrance and Reflection

The Smithsonian Museum is to exhibit a selection of objects found in the ruins of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon after the 9/11 attacks.

Among them is a briefcase left on the 103rd floor by a survivor who fled as the planes hit the Twin Towers. More than 50 objects collected after the attacks, which claimed 3,000 lives, will be displayed September 3 to 11 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

"Ten years later, we will share some of those objects in a personal setting, providing an opportunity for visitors to speak with museum staff and to have a place to remember and reflect on what it means to be an American today," Museum Director Brent D. Glass said in a statement.

Visitors to the collection, amassed by the museum in 2002 after Congress designated it the official repository, will see aircraft fragments, a wall map from the Pentagon, a mangled fire truck door, as well as photographs and documents.

The objects were collected from the three crash sites of al-Qaeda's suicide attacks - the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and a field in western Pennsylvania. They will be preserved permanently at the museum so future generations can "comprehend the horrific events, their roots and their long-term consequences," according to information from the museum.

In Memory of Edna Cintron

In Memory of Edna Cintron

Edna Cintron was 46 years old and from New York, N.Y. (Born in Puerto Rico). Edna worked as an administrative assistant for Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc in the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

Edna Cintron - The Waving Woman

When American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North Tower at 8:46 am on September 11, 2001, Edna amazingly survived the impact. She is referred to as "the waving woman". For a great amount of time she stood at the edge of the the hole left by Flight 11 and looked out over New York City, waving desperately for help, while the building burned around her.

Edna's family identified her in the picture by her hair, dress, and gutsy persistance.

Warren County's 9/11 memorial

Warren County's 9/11 memorial will feature two 9-foot granite towers and an original steel piece from one of the World Trade Center towers in New York.

The memorial and a separate memorial honoring fallen Warren County Sheriff's Sgt. Brian Dulle will be added to the county government complex in Lebanon where other memorials already stand. Plain pavers will connect all of the memorials.

Other features in the 9/11 memorial include an octagon-shaped centerpiece made of granite where the tower piece will be placed. The Pentagon and Flight 93 will be represented through benches. A flag pole will be between the two towers.

Family Members Reservations for National Memorial at the World Trade Center

Families of 9/11 victims will get priority access to the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center amid high expected demand for visitation.

Because construction will be ongoing at the site through the 10th Anniversary of the attacks this year, advance reservations will be needed to gain access to the area.

Memorial President Joe Daniels: "There is a need to manage capacity on the plaza, and advance reservations are required for all visitors for safety purposes. However, your experience, as families of those whose loved ones were taken too soon, is of the deepest importance to us."

The note says that beginning July 6, families of the 9/11 and 1993 Trade Center attacks will get to secure the advance reservations.

A dedicated phone number for the purpose will be sent to the families in July.
Family members will also be able to make reservations online at 911 Memorial Site and will have a separate entry area.

In Memory of Lisa Anne Frost

Tom Frost, who lost his beloved daughter Lisa in the 911 attacks, explains how their relationship and his faith have kept him positive in the face of this unspeakable tragedy.

In Memory of Lisa Anne Frost

Lisa Anne Frost was 22 years old and from Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Lisa was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 175.

Lisa had just graduated first in her class at Boston University and was flying back to Orange County to visit her parents. On September 11, 2001, at 9:03am, United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the southern facade of South Tower of the World Trade Center, impacting between the 77th and 85th floors.

A year after the attacks, a sheriff's deputy came to the family's home and told Tom Frost that DNA testing had confirmed that some of Lisa's remains had been discovered.

In the end, a bone fragment, a skin-tissue sample, part of the right hip, and part of a collarbone were found. They were cremated.

"I like to talk about Lisa it keeps the memory in me," said Tom. "If you don't the memories just fade. I don't want Lisa to fade away."

In Memory of Lisa Anne Frost
Lisa's name on the 9/11 National Memorial, New York.

9/11: Queen pays tribute to families of British victims

The Queen said; "The dreadful attacks of September 11 may have threatened freedom, innocence and other values we hold dear, but they also inspired grace, charity and courage. We admire these qualities in the strength of the families of the victims, in the determination of the rescue workers, and in the extraordinary spirit and resilience demonstrated by the people of New York."

"Right must and will prevail," she said.

911 Memorial Service, St Pauls Cathedral, London, US National Anthem

In this video the United Kingdom pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11

This memorial service for the victims of the September 11 2001 attacks was held at St Paul's Cathedral in central London. The congregation sang The Star-Spangled Banner (National anthem of the United States of America). During the emotional service, 3,000 white rose petals representing those who died were released from the cathedral's famous Whispering Gallery. Afterwards, the Prince of Wales and Prince Harry met relatives of the 67 British victims.

Remembering 9/11: For 10-year anniversary, please share your story

Remembering 9/11

This Sept. 11 will mark 10 years since the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. To honor the anniversary, we would like to hear your memories.

Everyone remembers where they were when they found out about the attacks. Where were you? Do you know anyone who was changed forever by that day? Who are the firefighters, survivors and heroes you'll always remember? Is there someone you think is a part of this story who you want to know more about? Please tell us by posting a comment.

Remembering United Airlines Flight 175

At 9:03am on Tuesday September 11, 2001, the Boeing 767 operating as United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center killing everyone aboard.

Remembering American Airlines Flight 11

American Airlines Flight 11 was a passenger flight which was hijacked by five al-Qaeda terrorists on September 11, 2001, as part of the September 11 attacks. They deliberately crashed it into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing all 87 people aboard plus the hijackers, and an unconfirmed number in the building's impact zone.

The 11 crew members on the flight included pilot John Ogonowski, First Officer Thomas McGuinness, and flight attendants Barbara Arestegui, Jeffrey Collman, Sara Low, Karen Martin, Kathleen Nicosia, Betty Ann Ong, Jean Roger, Dianne Snyder, and Madeline Sweeney.

Remember Arlington - Pentagon and Flight 77

At 9:37 a.m on September 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the western side of the Pentagon.

Victims at the Pentagon and on Flight 77
Pentagon 125
Flight (77) 59

10 Years Later - Lest We Forget

Firstly, I would just like to say I am from England and I didn't know anyone connected to what happened that terrible day in America on 11th, September 2001. Like many millions of people across the world I watched it all happen live on TV. That day in New York and all those horrible events have affected me ever since.

It is now 10 years since the 9/11 attacks in America, and it only seems like yesterday. For several years I have been studying the events of 9/11: looking at images, watching videos, reading articles, and remembering the victims. I feel so sorry for those people who suffered such terror.

What I can't get out of my mind are those people waving from the windows and holes in the WTC, those people who decided to jump from the towers, and those who made phone calls just before they died.

When I hear Melissa Doi's and Betty Ann Ong's telephone calls, I cry. Kevin Cosgrove's desperate 911 call from the South Tower of the WTC as it collapses is truly terrifying. The site of Edna Cintron (the Waving Woman), makes me feel so helpless. The pain and terror that these people felt still haunts me. I often think about them. It's a strange feeling really, it's almost as if I knew them personally. Today, I just wish I could help or speak to them, and say hey, I care, I am thinking about you today - 10 years later.

In total nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks on September 11, 2001

On that Tuesday morning, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackers intentionally crashed two planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City; both towers collapsed within two hours. Hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth jet, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers attempted to take control before it could reach the hijacker's intended target in Washington, D.C.

The Innocent Victims
2,753 civilians at the World Trade Center.
40 passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93.
59 passengers and crew aboard American Airlines Flight 77.
125 people in the Pentagon.

World Trade Center 9/11
20,000 body parts were recovered from Ground Zero. Up to 200 remains were linked to a single person. Only 293 intact bodies were found. Only twelve could be identified by sight. After 10 years, there are still NO remains for 1,123 of the victims who died at the World Trade Center.

I will never forget those poor people who suffered, and my heart goes out to their families -

Remember 9/11: New Books and DVDs

Best 9/11 DVDs

9/11 - The Filmmakers' Commemorative Edition
This is the best documentary on 9/11 I have ever seen. I have watched it many times, and it actually gives me some comfort. It makes me feel I am not alone in my thoughts, and that other people all over the world also remember those brave people who lost their lives.

102 Minutes That Changed America
Winner of 3 Emmy Awards, this documentary will distinguish itself from other 9/11 programmes by using only unique and rarely seen and heard archive footage to document the 102 minutes between the first attack on the World Trade Center to the collapse of the second tower. This will be a lasting document whose unique material comes from a range of non traditional sources, including amateur photography, video, and film; FDNY, NYPD, Port Authority and emergency dispatch radio recordings, photography and video; recorded voicemails; audio/video diaries; footage and stills broadcast or published outside the United States; electronic messages; surveillance camera footage; and outtakes culled from raw network footage.

Best 9/11 Books

Tower Stories: Amazon Review
If you're looking for an excellent book about 9/11, then look no further. This book will give the reader a clear idea of what it must've been like to actually be there in Manhatten and see the carnage first-hand. Read the true stories of men & women who experienced 9/11 and learn about how it has changed their lives forever. See the horrors from their perspective; the fires, the smoke, the debris, the falling bodies, the pandemonium, the collapse the the towers, and the aftermath. This book is a must have.

102 Minutes: The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers

A Place of Remembrance: Official Book of the National September 11 Memorial (9/11 Memorial)

Product Description
On September 11, 2011, the world will be watching as the National September 11 Memorial opens on the site of the World Trade Center. With photographs and architectural plans never before published, paired with comments in the very voices of those who witnessed the event, those who struggled in its shadow for days and months after, and those who have dedicated the years since to rebuilding a place of hope and meditation at Ground Zero, this book will stand apart from all the rest on the tenth anniversary of that world-changing event. Heavily illustrated and elegantly designed, the book recalls the excitement and symbolism of the Twin Towers, the horror and chaos of the attack of 9/11, the fierce devotion and exhaustion as rescue of living victims became recovery of remains. But it also carries on from that date in history to tell the inside story of the long, complex, and sometimes contentious efforts to turn eight acres of Downtown Manhattan into a lasting memorial to those lost in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. A solemn reminder, a historic keepsake, and a fascinating read, this is the official book published by and about the National September 11 Memorial, created by those who have been working for years to honor those who died that day. A special fold-out lists all the names of the victims, making the book itself an enduring memorial to those who died on September 11.