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Date Reminder                                 Did you know that …

On the 11th  September 2001, 4 airplanes were hijacked by a terrorist group. Two of them crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center ( located in New York City). Almost 3,000 people lost their lives. These shocking terrorist attacks were broadcast for the world to see. The collision caused not only a massive explosion and collateral damage but also traumatized the whole country.

The commemoration                       Did you know that …

 Commemoration Day or  “Patriot Day” has taken place each year since 2002 to commemorate the 2977 victims of the September 11th attack.

The goal of the event is to gather family members of the 9/11 victims on the Memorial Plaza to read aloud the names of those who were killed that day.

Throughout the ceremony there are six moments of silence corresponding to the moment  the planes crashed. 

9/11 charity day:                              Did you know that …

9/11 is a sad, horrible and deathly day in America but thanks to the high generosity and loyal solidarity of certain people, it is now the day of charity. This day is an international day of unity and doing good but also a way to make millions of people remember the tragedy of 9/11/2001. At the same time this day encourages people to spread kindness, be kind and charitable. A lot of associations participate in the event organised by Cantor Fitzgerald, the manager of the firm from the two twin towers.

A lot of associations participate in this event, 150 charities to be more precise. The firme ask their employees to work in charity events with them. They invite celebrities (such as President Clinton, Cindy Crawford… etc) to make the day better for those at the charity events. Each of these celebrities that go to the charity event can pick a charity to support.

The goal of this event is to raise as much money as they can but in a fun way. They usually raise something around 5,000,000$ dollars and they do one big thing with that money.

All the people and the association that are at that event say that It’s the right way to spend September 11.

Ground Zero                                        Did you know that …

Ground Zero, the place where one of the most tragic events ever happened. The 9/11 terrorist attack took place there in 2001. However today the fountain that was built on that very spot represents the rebirth of a nation and the flow of life. Indeed, the waterfall symbolizes tears and the names of all the victims are engraved on the bronze rim. Every day, Ground Zero is visited by relatives of victims and tourists from all over the world, making sure that their memories will never be forgotten.

The Memorial Museum                   Did you know that …

The Museum for the 9/11 memorial is surprisingly one of the less popular destinations in the entire 29/11 site. Built between march 2006 and and september 2011, the Museum opened its doors to the public on the 12th of september 2011. The Museum invites people from all around the world to learn about what happened on that awful day. Artifacts, imagery, personal stories and interactive technology are some of the ways the Museum tells that story. The Museum is the country’s principal institution concerned with exploring the 9/11 events. It shares a message of healing, unity and renewal. The American Flag on display at the time of the attack can be found in this institution. The survivor’s staircase which is the only structure that was still standing after the attacks is also one of the major components present in the Museum. It is also worth noting that the unidentified bodies of the victims are buried under the Museum. If you happen to visit this institution one day, make sure you stop by the museum store to grab a keepsake.

The survivor tree                             Did you know that …

After the events of 9/11 , a damaged tree with broken branches and burned roots was discovered at ground zero.

It was placed in the New York City  Department of Parks to be taken care of .

After recovery , it was brought back to the memorial place .

For the American people and the world, this tree is a reminder of this sad day but also a message of hope .

Indeed, even though a lot of people died, there were survivors too .

So we can say that in the eyes of the world , this tree is a symbol of life and rebirth .

Here is our article about labor day :

Labour Day (Labor Day in the United States) is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement.

We all know that labor day is celebrated on May 1st all over the world .Yet ,there is an exception,America and Canada, who celebrate it on the first Monday of September.

This Day is set to celebrate the hard work and achievements of the labor group.This is one day that is entirely devoted to the labor class.

I’m sure you’ll ask :What happened ?

Well ,to understand we need to trace all the way back to the late 19th century .The story of Labour Day began with the rise in industrialization , the workers had terrible conditions, long hours and were not protected .Indeed ,and old English law forbade labor associations .It had been repealed in the United Kingdom but not in its former colony .Nonetheless trade unions appeared and the movement amplified .On the 5 September 1882 ,in New York the first labor day was celebrated and marked the beginning of changes such as the abolition of child labour and safer working conditions .Note that the U.S. does not observe it on May 1st for at least two reasons. The essential reason  is that May 1 became associated with the Russian Revolution and Communism