CCR Chapters Honor 9/11
It has been 22 years since the horrific 9/11 attacks. In CCR, most of our members were born after this day. However, we must stand together as those that witnessed it and those that didn’t to learn from and remember this horrific day: the day the Earth stood still.
Today, CCR members honored those lost in the attacks and the sacrifices people made that day in order to help as many as possible. As is a CR tradition, many chapters such as CSU Fullerton planted US Flag displays to honor each life lost on September 11, 2001.
In one of the worst attacks on the world in modern history, radical Islamic terrorists hijacked 4 planes on that morning. Two planes crashed into the World Trade Center buildings, one crashed into the Pentagon, and United Flight 93 — on route to crash into the White House or Capitol Building — crashed in a remote area ahead of its target due to its brave passengers reclaiming the aircraft.
2,977 innocent lives were lost among those murdered and the first responders.
Osama Bin Laden and his terrorist organization, Al-Qaeda, claimed credit for the attack, which aimed to cripple the US and prove that our values were weak. What he didn’t count on is that we rose together as one people and loudly proclaimed that America will forever endure and that terrorism will be vanquished.
We launched the War on Terror and sent Bin Laden on the run for a decade.
On May 2, 2011, we killed and sent Osama Bin Laden to Hell.
God bless America and grant peace to the souls of those murdered and their living loved ones. On this 22nd Anniversary of 9/11, may we renew our commitment to always remember them.
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