Remembering 9/11 on the 16th Anniversary

It was fifteen years ago that the United States and the world held their breath as the worst terrorist attack in history took the lives of nearly 3,000 people. The attack was in the U.S. but many of the victims were from other countries around the world.

(Left: On Friday, Sept. 14, millions of Americans in thousands of small towns and large cites gathered in candlelight vigils like this one in Manhattan's Union Square. Photo by Gerry Regan)

Over six-hundred were foreign born, though some of them were by then U.S. citizens. Sixty-one countries lost people that day, including sixty-seven from the U.K. and six from Ireland. How many had Irish ancestry no one knows for sure, but given the number of Irish in New York City, and the many in the police and fire departments, and the number of people from the U.K. we know it was a very large number. The Roots Web site has compiled a unofficial list of people with "Irish connections." When it happened, and since then TWG has commemorated all the victims. Here are some of those articles.

Larry Kirwan Reflects on 9/11

The Firefighter by John Anthony Brennan

A Tribute to Father Mychal Judge by Gerry Regan

'Saint of 9/11': Cleric's Message of Love Rises From the Twin Tower... By Patricia Jameson-Sammartano

A Day at the State Department - September 11, 2001  by Robert A Mosher on September 11, 2014

Dying Together: From Bull Run to Baghdad  by  Joe Gannon

Just 'Doing Their Job' - Remembering 9-11 by the late Vic Olney

'Remember, They're With Us'   by Lorcan Otway

September 11, 2001 - Mary Fahl "The Dawning of the Day"

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Comment by michael dunne on September 11, 2016 at 7:59am

Some aspects of history are best forgotten. Not this! Sadly it is likely to be remembered for the barbaric act it was. Even more sadly it is likely to fester in the heart of humanity with the devastating state of our world today. A long time will have to have elapsed for the healing process to be complete. This requires faith and Gods help.

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