In Memory of 9/11 | We Shall Never Forget

Tomorrow marks  13th anniversary of 9/11.  How could we, Americans,  have known  our retaliation would destablize the middle east, create ISIL as well as erode the spirit of humanity  by  abandoning the constitutional rights of  Americans.

Timeline Of The Events On September 11, 2001 (9/11 Timeline)

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Facts from  September 11th Fast Facts   http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/27/us/september-11-anniversary-fast-facts/

  • A total of 2,977 people are killed in New York City, Washington, DC and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.
  • At the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, 
    • 2,753 people were  killed when American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 intentionally crashed in the north and south towers of the World Trade Center.
    • 343 were  New York City firefighters, another 23 were New York City police officers and 37 others were  officers at the Port Authority.
  •   Age ranged from two to 85 years with 75-80 percent of the victims  men.

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I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

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