9/11 Reactions Essay

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Phonchanok Pitayasarid
Baker College Firefighters put their lives on a line every single day. They took an oath of taking a chance that might cut short their lives when they placed themselves in harm’s way in the public’s service. In figure 11.7 on page 451 in the Composition book shows firefighters in the World Trade Center Wreckage. Doing what they do make them a hero. They shows “courage, self-sacrifice, and also vulnerability of the human effort in the face of such colossal destruction” (Composition, 2012, p.451). On September 11, 2001 the horrific tragedy happened in the United States. 19 militants associated with Islamic extremist hijacked four airlines and carried out suicide attacks against targets in United States. Two planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a filed in Pennsylvania. The attackers were Islamic terrorist from Saudi Arabia and several other Arab nations. The horror in New York took a catastrophic turn for the worse when the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed in a massive cloud of dust and smoke. Close to 3,000 people died in the World Trade Center, including a staggering 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers who were struggling to complete an evacuation of the buildings and save the office workers that were trapped on