by Barbara Latta
That day changed life for thousands of people.
Loved ones were lost and families will never be the same.
Children were born that will never know their fathers.
2,763 people died at the Twin Towers.
189 died at the Pentagon and 44 at a field in Pennsylvania.
But people are still dying because of this tragedy.
First responders, clean-up crews and those who lived and worked nearby were affected by the dust and debris that remained in the area for months. As of June 2016, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s World Trade Center Health Program had enrolled over 5,400 people who had been diagnosed with cancers linked to the 9/11 attacks. More than 12,000 have related mental health issues and over 32,000 have been diagnosed with respiratory or digestive disorders.
|Remembrance of those who died at the Pentagon|
As we recognize Patriot’s Day this week, may we remember why we fight against terrorism.
All we need to do is look at the numbers—because each one represents a life.
If you have a remembrance of 9/11, please feel free to share.