September 11th. 15 years on

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On the 15th anniversary of September 11th, 2001, we honour the extraordinary bravery of everyday Americans placed in unimaginable circumstances.

Americans like Betty Ann Ong, a flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11 who called authorities to warn and provide vital information that saved many lives; the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 who fought to subdue the hijackers, bringing the plane down in a field to prevent a populated area from being hit; the firefighters, police, and first-responders in New York who rushed to the aid of those in the World Trade Center, many of whom sacrificed their lives.

Today is both a day to remember those who were lost and to reaffirm the commitment by honouring those memories through service, compassion, and care for each other.

The story of Betty Ann Ong
http://www.wbur.org/2011/09/06/911-stories-flight-attendant

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