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11 Sep 2021
7:30 am

9/11 should never be forgotten

Editorials

Many people can still recall exactly where they were on that day in 2001 when terror struck New York.

The family of Ruben David Correa attend a 9/11 memorial service at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on September 11, 2020 in New York City. The ceremony to remember those who were killed in the terror attacks 19 years ago will be altered this year in order to adhere to safety precautions around COVID-19 transmission. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images/AFP

It was one of those once-in-a-generation events which has the power to sear itself into the memory banks all of who witnessed it, whether from near or far. Many people can still recall exactly where they were on that day in 2001 when terror struck New York. More than 3 000 died in the worst attack on American soil – an action which precipitated the “War of Terror” as then president George W Bush called it and which has cost hundreds of thousands more lives across central Asia and the Middle East. The situation which spurred the terrorism – a...