Fifteen years on…
October 12, 2017 11:24am CST
# 89 I almost forgot all about it until I heard the news this morning. Fifteen years later, survivors, family, and friends are remembering a tragedy known as the Bali Bombings. 200 innocent lives were lost including 88 Australians. The tragedy happened a day, a month, and a year after the worst terrorist attack of 9/11. 9/11 was on the 11th day of the 9th month in year 2001. And the Bali Bombings was on the 12th day of the 10th month in year 2002. It may not be remembered as worldwide as 9/11, but in Australia, just like in Bali where the Ground Zero was, the tragedy is remembered every year. Over a third of the victims were Australians so the attack has affected so many people in Australia. And fifteen years on, many made their way back to Kuta’s Ground Zero and gathered for a ceremony commemorating the atrocity.
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• Worcester, England
I remember it very well. You're right it isn't as internationally remembered as much as 9/11...same as the 7/7 london bombings don't get remembered much outside the UK. I think 9/11 sticks in the memory because of the tv footage and also because of the scale of the attack. I genuinely don't understand the mentality of the terrorists as they are achieving absolutely nothing.
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You're welcome. Dozens gather in designated memorial places throughout Australia each year to remember the attack. There are many survivors and families or friends of the victims in Australia even though the attack took place in another country fifteen years ago...
• United States
I do remember that. Though like you said it may not be remembered like 9/11, still it was tragic. What have people really learned from history - in this day and age, this stuff still goes on - all is does is hurt lives - and for what?!
• United States
@sishy7 I just don't know . . . but it's happening all too often. It scares me that although we do need to hear about these things, I just have to wonder what sick people will "get ideas" and do similar acts in the future .