2,996 immediate (attack time) deaths:
2,977 victims and the 19 hijackers
Some folks don’t want to talk about it. And that is fine. Beyond this post, I am not talking about it, either. Some other numbers, for your consideration.
Revolutionary War (1775-1783) Casualties: More than 25,000 American Revolutionaries died during active military service. About 8,000 of these deaths were in battle; the other 17,000 recorded deaths were from disease
Civil War ( 1861-1865) Casualties: Roughly 2% of the population, an estimated 620,000 men
World War I (1914-1918) Casualties: The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I was over 37 million
World War II (1939-1945) Casualties: Over 60 million people were killed, which was over 2.5% of the world population.
Vietnam War (1955-1975) Casualties: the Vietnamese government suggests as many as 3.1 million violent war deaths, Vietnamese and foreigners, soldiers included
Iraq/Afghanistan War (2001-present) Casualties: Reports. Vary.
We’re very good at record keeping, especially of the deaths caused by our other seeming talent. War.
I’d like for us to get good at other things. I love this country. I love this world. I think we’re capable of so much more.
I’m out. Gonna go hug my beloveds and tell them how much they mean to me. PEACE.