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9-11 We Will Never Forget. From September 11, 2001 To September 11, 2012. "At times we need to remember the past without reliving the past, and I think that's an important thing. To remember the past so we don't forget what happened. Charlie Wolf, lost wife on 9/11 in tower (97 th floor). - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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9-11 Memorial April 2012

9-11 We Will Never ForgetFrom September 11, 2001 To September 11, 2012

"At times we need to remember the past without reliving the past, and I think that's an important thing. To remember the past so we don't forget what happened.Charlie Wolf, lost wife on 9/11 in tower (97th floor)

September 11, 2001

September 11, 2001: Timeline8:46 am Hijackers aboard American Airlines Flight 11 crash the plane into floors 93-99 of the WTC North Tower killing all 92 people aboard and hundreds in building.

9:03 am Hijackers aboard United Airlines Flight 175 crash the plane into floors 75-85 of the WTC's South Tower, killing all 65 people aboard and hundreds in building.

September 11, 2001: Timeline9:37 am Hijackers aboard Flight 77 crash the plane into the western faade of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Killing 59 aboard the plane and 125 military/civilian personnel inside the building.

This is a computer generated photoSeptember 11, 2001: Timeline9:42 am For the first time in history, the FAA grounds all flights over or bound for the continental United StatesSome 3,300 commercial flights and 1,200 private planes are guided to airports in Canada and the United States over the next two and a half hour.-----------------------------------------------------------------9:59 am The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.

September 11, 2001: Timeline10:07 am After passengers and crew members aboard the hijacked Flight 93 contact friends and family and learn about the attacks in New York and Washington, they mount an attempt to retake the plane.In response, the hijackers deliberately crash the plane into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, killing all 40 passengers and crew aboard.

September 11, 2001: Timeline10:28am- The World Trade Centers North Tower collapses, 102 minutes after being struck by Flight 11.

By noon, our nation is in mourning. We have been attacked and we are uniting in a national fight against terrorism.

WTC: Twin Tower FactsThe following information was provided by: http://www.wtc911.us/

Each floor of the twin towers was approximately one acre in sizeWhen the towers fell, they collapsed at approx. 120 mph.2,749 death certificates were filed relating to the WTC attacks, as of February 2005

WTC: Twin Tower FactsThe youngest passenger on the hijacked jets was Christine Hanson on United Airlines Flight 175. She was 2 and on her first trip to Disneyland.

The oldest passenger on the hijacked jets was Robert Norton on American Airlines Flight 11. He was 82.

WTC: Twin Tower Facts23 New York City Police Officers died on September 11th, 2001.

The New York City Fire Department lost 343 firefighters, almost half the number of on-duty deaths in the department's 100-year history.

1,337 vehicles were crushed when the towers collapsed, including 91 FDNY vehicles - a little more than half of all the fire vehicles in Louisville.WTC: Twin Tower FactsThe planes hit the towers at very high speeds. Flight 11 was traveling roughly 490 mph when it crashed into the 1 WTC, the north tower;Flight 175 hit 2 WTC, the south tower, at about 590 mph.WTC: Twin Tower FactsThe south tower collapsed at a magnitude of 2.1 on a seismograph;

The north tower collapsed with a magnitude of 2.3, according to Columbia University in New York.In MemoryThere are FOUR memorials that are at the World Trade Center site: Tribute in Lights- temporary and only on 9/11Twin Memorial Waterfalls located in the exact spot of the twin towers.Freedom Tower currently being built next to the waterfalls. Memorial Museum- not yet ready for visitors, but is in the building process across from the waterfalls.

The Tribute in Light has been used on 9/11 as a memorial from 2002-2011. The lights can be seen up to 60 miles away.Visiting the 9-11MemorialApril 2012, I was able to visit the new memorial. The following pictures are from that visit. There are two water fountains located in the exact location where each of the towers stood.Admission is free, but we had to get our tickets months in advance.We had to go through 3 security checks to enter the memorial.

To approach the World Trade Center Memorial, you must walk a long path from the entrance to the memorial itself.

Along this path is a beautiful sketched wallDedicated to Those Who Fell and to Those Who Carry On

May We Never Forget

Freedom Tower Memorial being built across from Waterfall Site

~April 2012~Facts About WTC MemorialThe Twin Towers stood at 1, 368 & 1,362 feet

The New York City Freedom Tower will stand at 1,776 feet tall

The memorial is directly on the site of the former World Trade Center

Tower #1 location

Tower #2 Location

Thomas OHaganFirefighter, Lt. Officer at Engine 6 StationTom died inside the tower. He was my cousins friend.

Building that was left standingyou can still see the damage.

Two waterfall memorials:The water drops 30 feet

The names of every victim is listed around the waterfall

2,749 people lost their liveswhen the towers collapsed

Beam left over from the WTC

Beam from WTC-It will be part of the permanent museum when it opens

You can see the staircase that was retrieved from the debris

You can see the staircase that was retrieved from the debris

This building will be the Museum- to open around 2013-4

The Statue of Liberty looking on the World Trade Center Twin TowersJune 2000The Statue of Liberty looking on the World Trade Center Memorial April 2012SHOW VIDEO CLIP:http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/videos/how-it-was-voices-of-911/Activity: Group Questions/Discussions (next slide)Activity: Writing Assignment (next slide)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS1. Describe your immediate reaction to September 11 on the day of the attacks. Where were you on September 11?2. How has September 11 impacted your life and your community? Do you think America is more or less vulnerable now? Explain.3. How should future generations be educated about September 11? In your opinion, will Americans' perceptions of the attacks change as time passes?4. How has September 11 impacted American culture? For example, how have movies and TV programs been affected? Do you think movies and TV programs should emphasize more patriotic themes? Explain.5. How best can Americans commemorate September 11? Should September 11 be a national holiday? Why or why not?6. Where did you get the news on September 11 -- from cable news, network news, newspapers, and/or magazines? Evaluate media coverage of September 11 and the war on terrorism.

Writing ActivityAsk students to think about how future generations will be educated about September 11. Students should imagine that they are writing a letter to their grandchildren. Tell them to describe how September 11 impacted their generation. What would they tell future generations about September 11? In a one-page letter, students should describe their feelings about September 11, the war on terrorism, and the national mood ten years after the tragedies. Students may share their letters with other students.

Resourceshttp://www.911memorial.orghttp://www.wtc.com/about/wtchistory-wtc-timelinehttp://www.wtc911.us/ http://www.history.com/topics/9-11-timelinehttp://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/videos/how-it-was-voices-of-911/http://www.nyc-tower.com/original-world-trade-center/