9/11 Tribute

By Celina Simmons

You may notice the flag today is lowered to half mast. On this day 17 years ago our country suffered what was arguably one of the most devastating terrorist attacks in U.S history. The September 11 attacks were a series of four hijacked airplanes all coordinated by the terrorist group known as al-Qaeda. The attacks resulted in 2,996 deaths, over 6,000 more injured and a dispirited country.

Aimy Lainoff the Veterans Affairs Certifying Advisor here at SMCC, carried out a tribute in remembrance of this event at 9 a.m today, September 11. Joe Cassidy, our school president, said a few words, and a Fire Science student played the bagpipes in honor of the event. Many of the veterans that attend SMCC joined the military specifically due to the impact of 9/11

“Our enemies have made the mistake that America’s enemies always make. They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness,” George W. Bush said shortly after 9/11. The horrifying attacks will forever hold a place in history and although they were devasting, we will always remember the bravery so many people showed that day.

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