United Airlines Flight 175 - 60 passengers and crew.
The World Trade Center - 2,606 civilians and first responders.
|(U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jim Watson)|
The Pentagon - 125 civilians, soldiers, and sailors.
|(U.S. Navy Photo by Journalist 1st Class Mark D. Faram)|
Shanksville, Pennsylvania - 1 police officer on the ground.
|(U.S. Government photo)|
How many years of life experience were erased that day? How many years of potential were erased? We will never know. We can only mourn the dead. Not bring them back.
I wish I could forgive those who perpetrated these heinous acts fifteen years ago. But it isn't in me, God forgive me, but I cannot forgive this, ever.
I remember, I mourn.
Woe to those who would let such a thing occur ever again. That too will not be forgotten, nor forgiven.
Note: In the casualty figures above, I do not include the perpetrators. May they rot in Hell for all of eternity and may their names never be spoken again. May they be forgotten, unforgiven and unmourned. Forever.