There are many Good Things that happened on September 11th, 2001.
- When the FAA grounded all air traffic on 9/11, tiny Gander (pop 12,000), Newfoundland found itself with 6,600 passengers. The population of Gander fed them from their own kitchens.
- Also when the FAA grounded all air traffic, God Blessed the ENTIRE country with clear weather in which the planes could land.
- A piece of the World Trade Center is on the surface of Mars. One of the tools on the rover Spirit was fashioned out of metal recovered from the WTC. It’s the part with the American flag on it.
- The Fire Boat John J. Harvey was sold for salvage by the City of New York, However it was still afloat on 9/11 and provided the ONLY source of water to fight the fires that day. It has been saved from the scrap heap.
- Mental-health professionals used to see Post-traumatic Stress Disorder on a case-by-case basis, but after 9/11, PTSD was widely observed. Before 9/11, PTSD was associated with war veterans. But 9/11 brought that condition home to nearly every community in America. Researchers have come to understand looking at how well communities recover from mass violence and disaster situations provides a glimpse into the overall mental health of the nation.
- It’s hard to imagine robots not being sent into disaster zones these days, but September 11 was the day the robots were “literally pulled out of the laboratory and taken Ground Zero.”
- A United 757 pilot was bound for L.A. when United put out warnings to guard the cockpit. Upon receiving the message, he aborted his take off. The passengers deplaned, a group of “Arab looking” passengers fled the passenger terminal leaving their baggage behind. This group has never been identified and has not been listed among the hijackers.
Please add a Good Story you might know about.