Hump Day: Remembering September 11th
Happy Hump Day, Trim readers!
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Tomorrow marks the 12th anniversary of 9/11 and we, here at Trim, would like to commemorate this solemn day with powerful photographs that capture American history.
The famous NYC skyline graced by two towering sculptures of concrete beauty.
Fact: The twin towers were not identical in height. The North Tower was 1368 ft high. The South Tower was 1362 ft high.
An image of the towers crowned in smoke serves as a backdrop to another NYC famous skyscraper, the Empire State Building.
Fact: The South Tower burned for 56 mintues and collapsed within 10 seconds. The North Tower burned for 102 minutes.
A cloud of dust and debris engulfing the surrounding buildings around the World Trade Center.
Fact: The rescue and recovery clean-up of 1.8 million tons at the WTC site took 9 months.
Firefighters raising the American flag on Ground Zero--symbolizing unity and strength within our country.
Fact: Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the Terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, and at the field crash in Pennsylvania (more than 400 casualties were police officers and fire fighters).
A man (Robert Peraza) kneels at his son's name at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
Fact: Admission is free to the 9/11 memorial, however, you must reserve a visitor pass in advanced.
Two beams light up the night sky in tribute to where the twin towers once stood.
Fact: The Freedom Tower, which stands at the site of the Twin Towers, will stand at 1,776 feet when completed.
Take 2 minutes out of your day to reflect on your blessings, my friends.
God Bless America