Remember Horror Of September 11, 2001

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz

Remember Horror Of September 11, 2001
Sunday Americans remember the horror of September 11, 2001, and about 3,000 people who died in the hijacked plane attacks that authorities were working to ensure the tenth emotional was peaceful.

Law enforcement authorities in New York and Washington were on alert against what was described as "credible but unverified" threat of an al Qaeda plot to attack the U.S. again after a decade the overthrow of the twin towers of the World Trade Center by hijacked planes.

Security was particularly difficult in Manhattan, where police set up checkpoints for vehicles on the roads and bridges and tunnels entering the city.

President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush, who has been president for the attacks, had to be one of the dignitaries at the site of Ground Zero in New York.

They were asked to join the families of the victims to hear the reading of names of those who died Sept. 11. Bells toll all over town.

In the attacks, 19 men of the Islamist group al-Qaeda hijacked airliners and crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon near Washington and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

To mark the attacks, Obama was set to visit three places.

"Thank you for your tireless efforts for our troops and our intelligence, law enforcement and national security professionals, there should be no doubt: Today, America is stronger and Al Qaeda is on the way to win," Obama told a weekly radio and Internet address.

U.S. forces killed al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in May

Ground Zero ceremony Sunday was to include moments of silence marking when the planes hit the twin towers, and when they collapsed. Other moments of silence to mark when a plane hit the Pentagon and another crashed in Shanksville, after passengers fought against the pirates.

Bush, who has kept a low profile, because the service report, was in Shanksville Saturday. "To commemorate the morning is cool, and so is the pain," Bush said to the crowd on the site.

"Their lives matter"

The governor of New Jersey Chris Christie spoke on Saturday, the opening of a memorial to his killing 746 people. "Empty Sky" memorial in Liberty State Park across the Hudson River in the World Trade Center, the names of the dead engraved on two walls 30 feet high, each 208 meters and 10 centimeters long - the exact width of the Twin Towers.

"Their lives matter," Christie said at the conference, which started late because of slow traffic for safety. "That's why we built this monument, which is why we are here today."

Security issues have been raised in Washington, too. Authorities to close part of Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia, outside of the U.S. capital Saturday because of a suspicious object, but then said no explosives were found.

New Yorkers, accustomed to greater security and alerts that are commonplace in the last decade, seemed to have increased police presence in stride.

A decade later, after a slow start, there are signs of progress in rebuilding the World Trade Center. The new skyscraper One World Trade Center is more than 80 stories above the ground as plan inches height 1,776 feet - symbolic of the years of American independence from Britain.

Memorial Plaza is ready and the district has had a renaissance, making it a trendy place to live in Manhattan.

2001 attacks were followed by US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the latter of which Obama opposed. United States still has thousands of soldiers in both countries.

But the weak U.S. economy has become the main concern for many Americans. Obama said: "After a difficult decade of war, it's time for nation-building at home."
Remember Horror Of September 11, 2001