As we approach the ten year memorial of 911, Americans and fellow global neighbors remember extinguished lives of individuals who died in that day's crashes and from the toxic atmosphere after the towers' collapse. These lives represent a cross section of humanity.
Statistics listing aspects of the death toll continue to change according to most websites authors, due to newer identification technologies. Based on a majority of information sources however, the total today remains above 2, 5oo lives lost, with the U.S. accounting for a majority of casualties. This number reflects innocent bystanders, direct impact victims, perpetrators, and last but not least, the heroes.