the plane was 3.5 miles Southwest of the Pentagon, making a 330 degree right turn, just four miles from the Pentagon. There were two reported calls from Flight 77, one from flight attendant Renee May that was to her mother and a call from passenger Barbara Olsen to her husband, telling him how hijackers had used box cutters and knives to take over the plane. At 9:38 a.m. Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, killing all 64 passengers that were on the plane and taking lives of others. For the third time that day, innocent lives were taken.
There were many oil field accidents in Long Beach after oil was discovered on nearby Signal Hill in 1921, but the most tragic was the June 2, 1933, Richfield Oil Company disaster. An explosion at Twenty-Seventh Street and Lime Avenue killed nine, and injured thirty-five. It was a horrible catastrophe that began with a tremendous refinery blast that was felt in cities thirty miles away; even earthquake instruments in Pasadena registered the explosion. The fire that followed reached two homes, but the heroic efforts of 500 men, armed with shovels, prevented the oil that flowed from broken storage vats from igniting and spreading the fire further into residential areas. All in all fifty dwellings were damaged and a dozen other small buildings
I thought he cared more about the game then he did me, now I guess I know that is not true. How do i feel about everything now? I regret it. I regret it because I pissed my daddy off and then he got mad, raised his voice and made me cry. What are my plans to keep it from happening again?
I was angry at him for always making that a constant reminder. I went a week without speaking to him. He would send me messages and would call and I wouldn’t respond. I was sick of it. Here is where the RESPONDING WITH FORGIVENESS comes in.
The Challenger Explosion and its Effect on the Twenty-first Century On January 28th 1986, the world experienced one of its most horrific tragedies. NASA was launching a shuttle mission. The shuttle was named the Challenger. The shuttle had seven crew members, including Christa McAuliffe who would have been the first teacher in space. Just seventy three seconds into the mission however the Challenger exploded 45,000 feet in the air, killing all seven of its crew members (Vaughn 13).
“A barbaric act” it was called by the great Ronald Reagan. In this tragedy a Korean jumbo jet crashed by the hands of the soviets. It happened on the day of September 5, 1983. It had 269 passengers including a U.S congressman that went down. All 269 civilians died from the crash where it landed in the area near Japan.
This was the largest loss of life by a foreign attack ever on American soil (“22 Facts About 9/11”). Two of the aircrafts crashed into the World Trade Center and the third crashed into the Pentagon. The final hijacked aircraft was United Flight 93, which departed from Newark, New Jersey to San Francisco, California,
Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control. Four passenger airlines, all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California, were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda members. One plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington D.C., the second plane crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, and the last two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Within one hour and 42 minutes both 110 story towers were completely on the ground, with debris filling the air and fires starting to spread. Numerous other buildings at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan were destroyed or badly damaged.
That person was Michael Bentkowski, the author of this very essay. I was an inexperienced individual who took for granted the luxury of attending school, or even coming home to a family that cared about my well being. Eventually through careful self-analysis, I began asking myself, “Do I really appreciate what I have?” This realization that I did not appreciate what I was given, became an even greater part of my life. Furthermore I concluded that an apology to Joseph would be necessary for all of the criticism I directed towards him. Joseph humbly accepted my apology, and soon after this event, we became the best of friends.