At this writing, the death & illness toll is as follows:
- 2,996 died in NYC, PA, and the Pentagon at time of the attack (including the 3 high-jackers)
- 3 civilians who the NYC medical examiner determined died within 5 years of the incident of illnesses related to the resulting contamination
- 1,140 responders and people who worked, lived or studied in lower Manhattan at the time have since been diagnosed with cancer
- Over 1400 9/11 rescue workers have died since the 9/11 attacks.
These zealots continue to want us dead.
To honor all who lost their lives that day, their families, and in this case, those who were not "first responders" but did indeed respond, saving a large number of lives, please take 15 minutes of your day to watch this extraordinary video.
Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boat lift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan.