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I would try to include all of the many types of people and the various occupations of the heroes who lived and died during the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D. C. on September 11, 2001. There were the firemen of New York City who rushed to the scene, disregarding their own safety to try and battle the fires and rescue those trapped in the Twin Towers. There were the policemen who also entered the buildings and who tried to keep order. There were the paramedics, who treated the injured on the streets below. There were other first responders--nurses, doctors and other volunteers--who risked their health and their lives to aid the victims. There were the passengers and personnel on the planes--especially those who subdued the hijackers on United Airlines Flight #93 and who died when it crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania--and the innocent victims who died in the World Trade Center. And there were those who helped in the cleanup afterward, searching for survivors in a treacherous environment of death and destruction.
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