Remembering 9/11

Kamryn Martinez

This past Sunday was the 21st memorial of a day in American History that will never be forgotten. It marked Sept.11. Which was the day 21 years ago where America was attacked by terrorists. At 8:45 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, an Americans Airline plane that was hijacked crashed into the north tower of the world trade center.

A second plane hit the south tower at 9:03 a.m. 343 fire members perished. They had an hour and a half to save 17,000 lives. 1,355 people were trapped. There was no way for the fighters to get to the people in the floors above the fire. There Was no way out. Many people jumped from the building as their only way out. The first firefighter killed was hit by a human being. Many firefighters went up, every step knowing they had a less chance of survival. 343 members of the fighter fighters were gone after the collapse of both towers. After a moment of silence, the living firefighters had a jab to do. To find any survivors. 


This marks the 11th year that retired police chief Frank Del Veccio honors the firefighters who gave up their lives in a marathon run. He wanted to make the annual day of mourning into a day of altruism. Del Veccio states, “I want to inspire goodwill and do something to give back and help their communities. The foundation has raised over $150,000 and has supported first responders, homeless people, domestic violence victims and school programs.