9/11 FACTS FOR INFOGRAPHIC
I researched relevant information on the 9/11 attacks to include on my infographic. I found out so many sad and interesting facts about the attacks that I didn’t know before. Such as there being 100,000 job loses in Manhattan, the cost of clean up being €639, 300,000,000, 342 fire fighters died fighting the blaze. Another fact that hits hard is that only 42% of victims were actually identified, meaning 58% of families said goodbye to their loved ones without having their body to Bury. Overall the 9/11 attacks are marked in history as the biggest terrorist attack that has ever happened in the world, never mind just in the USA. It is now a moulded part of history that will be in the thoughts of people throughout the world forever. They are not forgotten.
“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”
—Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in 2002
“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.”
—President Obama in a 2011 radical io addre
“One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans’ history. We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice.”
—President George W. Bush at the Pentagon in 2008
How does America remember the fallen everyday?
When carrying out my research about 9/11 to include on my infographic my friend who visited New York last year mentioned to me that at the 9/11 memorial, the team that looks after the memorial goes through the list of the fallen and for each birthday and death anniversary, a rose is placed beside their name. Not only that but the different roses all have different meanings;
A red Rose- To remember the deaths of the fallen
A white Rose- To remember the lives of the fallen
A yellow Rose- To remember the army personnel that fought for America during the blaze.
I feel as though the remembrance of the fallen after the 9/11 attacks is very important as thousands of innocent people lost their lives, I wanted to focus on this more than the deaths