Tuesday, September 11, 2007
The heroic acts of all those killed trying to save others that September morning has spawned a growing grass-roots movement. The goal is to ensure that future generations remember not just the horror of the attacks, but also the extraordinary outpouring of humanity during the days, weeks, and months that followed in charitable acts.
Our deed shall be to continue in our efforts in securing our borders. It's the right thing to do, its the charitable thing to do. There is no better way to remember all our hero's, who lost theirs lives both on 911 and in the life saving efforts of our first responders and others. We honor our military personnel, who are making the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of all of us here in our home, the United States of America. Let not, all our true hero's who have made the ultimate sacrifice of life, not be in vain. "God Bless America," the home of the brave and the home of the free!
The total number of victims killed six years ago — 2,974 — includes 2,750 at the World Trade Center site. Forty were killed in Pennsylvania and 184 died at the Pentagon.
The firefighters and first responders who helped rescue New Yorkers on Sept. 11 — and later, recovered the dead — were to read victims' names for the first time Tuesday at the sixth anniversary ceremony.
Many of the first responders have become sick, or died themselves, of respiratory problems and cancers they blame on exposure to World Trade Center dust.
For the first time this year, a victim who did not die at the trade center will be recognized. The city added the name of an attorney who died of lung disease five months later to its official victims' list this year.
2ND STILL VIDEO
Al-Qaida traditionally issues a video every year on the anniversary, with the last testament of one of the 19 hijackers involved in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. This year's video showed hijacker Waleed al-Shehri addressing the camera and warning the U.S.: "We shall come at you from your front and back, your right and left."
The new message came days after the world got its first current look at bin Laden in nearly three years, with the release of a video Saturday in which the terror leader addressed the American people.
The latest videotape, of the hijacker's testament, had not yet been posted on extremist web sites. But IntelCenter, a monitoring group in suburban Washington, said it had obtained the 47-minute video and provided it to Associated Press Television News.
It begins with an audiotape introduction by bin Laden. While his voice is heard, the video shows a still image of him, raising his finger. In the image, bin Laden has the same dyed-black beard and the same clothes — a white robe and cap and beige cloak — that he had in Saturday's video.
But it was not known if the audiotape was recently made