America Remembers Lives Lost as Nation Marks 15th Anniversary of 9/11 Terror Attack

Cross 911NEW YORK — The nation paused on Sunday to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost 15 years ago when Islamic terrorists launched a coordinated attack on two World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and hijacked a fourth plane destined for an unknown location.

Memorial services were held in New York and Washington today, as well as in a Pennsylvania field where passengers aboard Flight93 lost their lives after valiantly fighting their hijackers.

“It’s all very beautiful because you are surrounded by people who are going through and feeling the same thing you are going through,” Nancy Shakouri, sister of Dennis Scauso, a firefighter who lost his life helping others, told reporters. “We can’t imagine being anywhere else on this day.”

Bells rang out at 8:46 a.m., the time that the first plane sliced through the World Trade Center. Presenters read the names of those whose lost their lives, including those in their own family.

“Just keep on praying for us,” Luticia Hook, a Pentagon employee who suffered burns in the attack, requested. “Not only for me, those who lost a loved one, the children. Just keep on praying. Stop hating. Hating is no good.”

Jeremy D’Amadeo was just ten years old when he lost his father in the attack on the World Trade Center. He went on to work at a summer camp for children who lost loved ones on 9/11.

“This summer I had the privilege of working with kids who had their own tragic loss, kids of Sandy Hook,” D’Amadeo explained, according to the Los Angeles Times. “These kids lifted me up and made me know that I wanted to give back as much as I can.”

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“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us on the paths we should be going, to help others as much as we can,” he said.

Barack Obama attended a ceremony at the Pentagon, telling those gathered, “No deed we do can ever truly erase the pain of their absence. Your steadfast love and faithfulness has been an inspiration to me and our entire country.”

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton attended a memorial event in Manhattan. Clinton left early due to what her representatives called overheating and had difficulty walking as she was escorted into a van.

Attack survivor Sujo John, who escaped the 81st floor of the North Tower, spoke at a first responders appreciation dinner in New Jersey on Saturday night and is expected to address a church in New York City Sunday evening. Now an evangelist, John shares his 9/11 story at events across the country, and is also featured in an “I Am Second” YouTube video.

“Until that moment in my life, I was a closet Christian. I would never be very vocal or verbal about my faith,” John explains in the footage. “But facing death, I felt this boldness to speak up for Jesus, and I started calling out ‘Jesus!’”

“My prayer on this anniversary is that America’s churches would again be ablaze with the fire of the Holy Spirit, that we would once again preach the simple gospel of Jesus Christ to America,” John states. “Let us pledge … that we would make the gospel seen in this nation that is in deep need of a move of God.”

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  • Amos Moses

    Commemoration of the official lie ………… /SMH ……..

    • RWH

      They found the body of my cousin within the rubble of the World Trade Center, and in his memory, I find your attitude disgusting. We were fortunate, we found a body. The families of many other slain officers and firefighters were deprived even of that. Others died a premature death because their lungs were filled with all that crap in the air. You’ve said a lot of fowl things in other conversations, but with this one, your cruelty and callousness has reached a new low.

      • Amos Moses

        you should save you disgust for those who promulgate the lie that killed him …………

        • RWH

          Yep! Just parrot off all those conspiracy theories. To hell with those who gave their lives. People like you defended the Nazis during World War II. The concentration camps never existed and Hitler was really defending the world from communism.

          • Amos Moses

            i do not need even one “conspiracy theory” to prove a lie is a lie ……………

          • Amos Moses

            BTW, all you are spouting is rampant emotionalism …… little to no truth ….. and if you want to believe a lie …… that is your business …… but it has nothing to do with christianity …… it is in fact a rejection of Christ …. the way, THE TRUTH, and the life ……………..

          • RWH

            You are just so full of it! You claim that something is a lie, but you provide absolutely no proof whatsoever as to what is a lie. And, of course, you’re privy to the truth. We’ve seen plenty of charlatans make that claim. However, what really counts is that you can feel so superior as you crap all over those who gave their lives. You’re a real piece of work!

          • Amos Moses

            The truth is jet fuel does not burn hot enough to melt steel beams …….. and black smoke is evidence of an oxygen STARVED fire …..

          • RWH

            Well, I would rather believe the experts rather than some illiterate redneck who believes in every conspiracy theory that rolls down the pike.

          • Amos Moses

            Again ….. More emotionalism, ad hominem, personal attack, no refutation……. You have nothing……..

          • RWH

            Lots of sanctimonious smoke and mirrors to camouflage your gullibility and disrespect for those who sacrificed their lives. Just keep up the pretense. We all know the truth behind your bluster.

          • Amos Moses

            Ad hominem….

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Luckily, no steel beams were melted, just weakened. Would you ice skate on a 31 degree pond? Or put another way: do you believe that matter goes from 100%, rock solid frozen to 100% liquid, with no transition or gradation?

            2) There is no truth to the claim “black smoke = oxygen starved fire.” You can find pictures of fires in open fields billowing black smoke. The color of the smoke is more related to the composition of the combustible material than anything else, but there is no single determining factor.

          • Amos Moses

            “Luckily, no steel beams were melted, just weakened.”

            Unfortunately, the photographic evidence shows there was ………….

            Evidence of Molten Metal at World Trade Center
            youtu;be/Xy_jMrJGF9M – Replace the ; with a .

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Okay, so jet fuel can melt steel beams?

          • Amos Moses

            Does not burn hot enough…..

          • Amos Moses

            “You can find pictures of fires in open fields billowing black smoke.”

            yes black smoke does mean incomplete combustion (it means carbon is not being reacted into CO2 usually due to an excess of fuel in the presence of limited oxygen) ….. you can find all kinds of black smoke open air fires ……. still means the same thing …..

            hence ….. not enough oxygen to support optimal burn ….. oxygen starved ……

          • Amos Moses

            again ….. emotionalism ……… and ad hominem attack ……….

  • Nidalap

    Of course nowadays our children are being taught that it was America’s fault we were attacked.
    Can’t have any unauthorized patriotic thought getting in the way of the grand one-world strategy…

  • Amos Moses

    That “H” symbol she uses on her campaign stuff …….. twin towers that look like a plane crashing through it …… and ran Bengazi on the same date ….. and she falls on Sept. 11 … Providence ………………