- 2,753 victims at the World Trade Center (including 343 firefighters, 60 police officers, and 8 private EMTs);
- 184 who died at the Pentagon;
- and 40 at Shanksville, PA.
There have also been about 1,000+ responders who have since passed due to 9/11 related illnesses from working at Ground Zero.
People often forget terrorist attacks against our nation began long before the 2001 attack and, with all the unrest around the world, we will continue to deal with threats going forward. But we need to remain calm about the threat of terrorist attacks since they are a low risk possibility, and we should all be vigilant.
Our company works very closely with first responders across the nation so we ask you to please remember the sacrifices many responders and volunteers gave so willingly on that day – and everyday – to keep us safe. Never forget…
Credit: Robert Pears Photography
Photo via Seal of Honor FB page
Credit: Andrea Booher/FEMA
Credit: Michael Rieger/FEMA
Credit: NY Daily News
And if you have an hour to spare, watch 9/11: Ground Zero’s Responders (2001) – A film by Lou Angeli — Narrated by Kathleen Turner. Angeli’s description on Youtube… “Within minutes of the World Trade Center collapse on 9/11/01, emergency personnel and volunteers from around the nation responded to New York’s call for help in what is considered by many as the greatest rescue mission ever. When everything could have totally fallen apart, these remarkable people revealed to the world the true meaning of the American Spirit.”