A somber reminder of the stakes in November

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Robert Knight - American Thinker

Americans have long set aside days to remember our men and women in uniform, some of whom gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our God-given freedoms.

Sunday, Sept. 11 is the 15th anniversary of the Islamist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the hijacked jet brought down by patriotic Americans in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, which was likely intended as a gigantic bomb bound for the U.S. Capitol building.

In New York alone, 2,753 people died, including 23 New York City police officers, 37 Port Authority officers, and 346 firefighters.  Some of these men ascended stairs in the crumbling World Trade Center towers even as evacuees fled past them.

At the Pentagon, 184 people lost their lives when one of the hijacked jets crashed into the Outer Ring.

On Flight 93 from Newark Airport, several passengers on their cell phones learned that a jet had crashed into one of the Twin Towers at 8:46 a.m.  Knowing they would never land safely on Earth again, several passengers formulated a plan to overpower the hijackers.

Todd Beamer’s last words to his wife are seared into the consciousness of every American who recalls that horrific day: “Are you guys ready?

 Let’s roll.”  It was the only instance of American resistance to the attacks that day.  Minutes later, the jet flipped upside-down and crashed into a field, killing all 40 pa

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