On a day like today in 2001, one of the worst attacks in history in the United States by the terrorist group took place. Al Qaeda.
Around three thousand people were killed after Islamic fundamentalists attacked the Twin Towers of New York and the Pentagon, in Washington, over which three passenger planes that had previously been hijacked crashed.
Twenty years have passed since then and the memories of this moment have been mainly marked in the minds of the families of the victims, but also of many who were spectators through the news.
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LA PRENSA newspaper consulted our compatriots through social networks how they remember the moment of this terrible event.
One of our readers, Rosa de Raudales, explained that she was at her workplace and when she found out she could not help shedding tears for the victims.
“I was in the office and I started to cry when I saw people jumping out of the windows and then I was shocked to see how the towers fell. It was very sad to know that many people died in this way.”
Carlos Hernández also related that he found out when he was in his workplace, a maquila in the free zone. “I was listening to a local station, the voice of the Atlantic, which interrupted its programming to announce at that moment an accident in New York, the announcer was Geovanni Zaldivar. How tremendous to remember this, “he shared.
This event was traumatic for millions of people around the world. This was the case of the Honduran Lesly Arías, a resident of the United States, who explained that she had traveled to see relatives when the attack occurred.
“Trip of California a North Carolina to visit my mother and sisters, but after such an event I could no longer return by plane. “
In the midst of fear and pain, days later, rumors of bombs spread on flights traveling from the United States to Honduras.
“He worked as a ramp attendant at the airport Ramon Villeda Morales. I arrived early. I had not seen the news so I was surprised not to see the entry of flights. Then I heard the horrifying news from my colleagues. Days later someone made a joke in very bad taste, they called an airline saying that they had planted an explosive and security evacuated us all. They were minutes of anxiety and horror. In the end, thank God, it was not like that, “wrote Sabine Aguilar.
This Saturday in the city of New York commemoration of the 9/11 attacks were held with a solemn ceremony at the site of the Twin Towers, attended by some of the relatives of the nearly 3,000 victims, as well as the President of the United States, Joe Biden , and former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.
On a sunny morning, like the one experienced that September 11, 2001, the ceremony began with the parade of representatives of the emergency services carrying an American flag, after which the Young People’s Chorus de Nueva York he sang the national anthem.
The forces of order deployed important security measures, with the presence throughout the Big Apple of thousands of agents and bomb detection units, while the entrances to the subway entrances near Ground Zero were taken by armed police.