Memoriais do 11 de Setembro prestam homenagem ao sacrifício das vítimas


[TEXT: ShareAmerica] NARRATOR: Around the world there are memorials
that have been built to remember and honor the victims and heroes of the
September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
[TEXT: 9/11 Memorial, New York City] In the United States, three memorials have
gone up at the specific location of each attack. WOMAN: 9/11 is definitely very close to home,
even, like, physically in proximity, and
my own neighbor actually died in 9/11. So, passing by the memorial means a
lot to me and to everybody else, whether they be a tourist or
actually live in New York. Whatever it be, it’s very
important to see that there’s a memorial and something being
done to commemorate 9/11. NARRATOR: In New York City, a Callery pear
tree became known as the “Survivor Tree” after enduring the September 11,
2001, terror attacks at the World Trade Center. In October 2001, the tree was discovered at
Ground Zero severely damaged, with snapped roots and burned and
broken branches. It was rehabilitated, and today the
tree stands on the plaza of the 9/11 memorial as a living reminder of resilience, survival and rebirth. The memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre [.4 hectare] in size and feature the largest
man-made waterfalls in North America. The pools sit within the footprints
where the Twin Towers once stood. The names of the 2,977 people who died in
September 11, 2001, terror attacks and the six people who were killed in the February 26,
1993, bombing at the World Trade Center are
inscribed into bronze panels edging the memorial pools. WOMAN: I’ve been living in the USA
for three months now and we’ve just come traveling to New York, and we just wanted to come here just to experience
this and pay our respects to all of the people that died here. The fact that it’s so big and it’s like nothing else has
been made in its place, like it’s still here, really, and all
the people are remembered. MAN: Yeah, I get really — it’s very emotional for me
because it made a big impact in our generation’s life so it’s absolutely changed everything.
Like, nothing’s the same as it was before that. NARRATOR: Here we are in Pennsylvania, where
Flight 93 crashed after
[TEXT: Flight 93 Memorial, Pennsylvania] 40 heroic passengers and crew
members thwarted the plans of an
attack on the U.S. Capitol. The Wall of Names is made up of 40 white marble
panels inscribed with the names of each passenger and crew. Visitors are encouraged to
explore the subtle details of the wall. Behind the wooden gate,
a boulder marks the location of the crash site. WOMAN: I came here because I was a reporter in New York at the time of 9/11. I think that the fact that the memorial is spread out really reminds us that we don’t know exactly what happened, how the plane crashed in some of these places that we would never know. And I think that having just their names,
as a journalist, they are names that I have read so many times
I can really, like, bring them alive. NARRATOR: The overlook provides a panoramic view of the Memorial Plaza, far above the crash location. The black granite walkway marks a portion of the
flight path. The words inscribed on the glass perfectly reflect
the pride felt for the heroes of that flight. WOMAN: I’m from Arkansas. I know exactly what I
[TEXT: National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial,
Arlington, VA] was doing during 9/11 and I know
exactly what was on and everything. I had Good Morning America on, and it was just devastating. We just could not believe it, and I just
thought it was important to come
to the Pentagon and I just want to pay homage, I guess, while I’m here, just
to remember them. NARRATOR: The Pentagon Memorial has been constructed and positioned in the direct
flight path of American Airlines Flight 77. It leads to where the flight crashed into the exterior
wall of the Pentagon and 184 men, women and children lost their lives. As you stand in the park, your eyes are drawn to the
orientation of the Memorial Units. Fifty-nine Memorial Units
face one direction, 125 the other. Thus, distinguishing victims on board American
Airlines Flight 77 from those who were inside the Pentagon. Each unit is a bench,
inscribed with the name of each victim. The benches arc over a flowing pool of lighted water, which appear to glow at night. Every morning, at 9:37 a.m., the flowing water is turned off in a moment of silence for the 184 lost. YOUNG MAN: So, like I said, I don’t really remember a whole lot ’cause I was too little, but I
just remember hearing stories from my family and just at
school, and hearing, like, how everyone reacted and just, like, how everyone was feeling so tense that day and coming here and just having it be so reverent. Once you walk in and you see the trees, it
kind of takes you away from the rest of the city and you can just kind of relax and just
ponder and think about what happened. SECOND YOUNG MAN: I guess it just kind of gives me hope that people can come here and look at this and know that people died
for this country and people can then honor that. NARRATOR: These three memorials, along with others
around the world, remind us to
honor those whose lives were lost. Not just by remembering their names,
but also by rebuilding something beautiful, enduring and a strong sign of our resilience
as a nation, people and global community. [TEXT: Share.America.gov
Produced by the U.S. Department of State]

1 thought on “Memoriais do 11 de Setembro prestam homenagem ao sacrifício das vítimas

  • Dedico a toda nação americana o meu sincero e profundo respeito as vidas que foram levadas por este covarde atentado, porém a resistência e a capacidade de reação desta nação me enche de orgulho. O terror não vai tirar nossa liberdade.

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