Monday, September 11, 2017

Why We Fight (Originally Published in Sept. 2012)

September 11th, 2001 - Never forget. And never allow others to either.
(Author's Note:  Here is a piece originally written by Russell Gallo some years ago, updated to date)

God bless the Troops that fight evil around the world so that we may rest a little more peacefully.  May we never wake up to another day which will haunt many of us for the rest of our lives again.


Troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq: 8,386*

Total number killed in attacks (official figure as of 9/5/02): 2,819
Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343
Number of NYPD officers: 23
Number of Port Authority police officers: 37
Number of WTC companies that lost people: 60
Number of employees who died in Tower One: 1,402
Number of employees who died in Tower Two: 614
Source:  http://nymag.com/news/articles/wtc/1year/numbers.htm

And four Americans, including a U.S. Ambassador, killed after being abandoned in an Embassy in Benghazi, Libya

*Media reports of American casualties are now almost non-existent.

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