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The 21st Century
Transcript of The 21st Century
Zanjeer, the bomb dog, is laid to rest after saving thousands of lives - 2000
"Sila Calderon was sworn in … as Puerto Rico's first woman governor, promising to seek greater autonomy for the U.S. territory and to halt Navy exercises on the outlying island of Vieques.A crowd of thousands broke into wild applause and chants … as she took the oath of office on the steps of the island's Capitol overlooking the Atlantic.
A cannon blasted from the nearby Spanish colonial fort of San Cristobal, and doves flew into an azure sky."The people of Puerto Rico want an immediate halt to the naval exercises," Calderon said to applause in her inaugural address. "Sixty years of a menace to the health and security of our countrymen is unacceptable for any civilized and peaceful society." (James, Napa Valley Register)
January 2, 2001
"The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet, unyielding anger. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our Nation into chaos and retreat, but they have failed. Our country is strong.
A great people has been moved to defend a great nation. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve. America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining."
September 11, 2001
"He never made me feel guilty for being in the situation I was in," said Berthia, now 30 and a married father of two, recalled of the conversation with Briggs on the bridge. "He made me feel like, 'I understand why you are here, but there are alternatives.'
"That an individual who doesn't even know me could listen to me and hear my story and show me compassion gave me another reason maybe to try again," Berthia said.
More than 1,500 people have killed themselves by jumping off the Golden Gate, making the bridge that opened in 1937 one of the world's most-active suicide spots. A less-known statistic is the much larger number of people who have been talked out of taking their lives by the CHP, U.S. Park Police and bridge security officers.
...Kevin Berthia [was] talked out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge by California Highway Patrolman Kevin Briggs, center, in San Francisco. Briggs will be accepting an award in New York Wednesday on behalf of the patrol for its work in suicide prevention.
Last year, there were 33 confirmed and three unconfirmed suicides from the famous span. But the bridge district recorded 86 successful interventions. So it is not uncommon for veteran officers to have persuaded hundreds of people to accept offers of help."
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/california-highway-patrol-honored-suicide-prevention-work-article-1.1338272#ixzz3345o9d4S
May 8, 2013
The 21st Century is . . .
Steve Jobs introduces the first iPod 
His innovations will forever change technology
President Bush's reaction to news of a second plane striking the Twin Towers. He was reading to children at a Florida elementary school. 
Firefighters raise the American flag on the ruins on the World Trade Centers 
Archaeologists discover some of the oldest artworks known to man in Dordogne, France - over 12,000 years old. 
we are reminded of what we came from and how far we've gone.
A young Afghan woman shows her face in public for the first time after 5 years of Taliban Sharia law.  We continue to break though walls, and barriers that hold us back .
New York City is plunged into darkness after a power failure  New York was thorown back to a time where technology stood small.
A month and a half after the invasion began, U.S. Marine Kirk Dalrymple watches as a statue of Iraq's President Saddam Hussein falls in central Baghdad.  New changes bring great opportunities.
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman HM1 Richard Barnett, assigned to the 1st Marine Division, holds a child after she was separated from her family during a firefight  We reach out to others who need a hand .
President Bush addresses sailors in the famous "Mission Accomplished" speech, declaring the end of major combat in Iraq.  our battles bring great victories that help us rise.
The Columbia Space Shuttle breaks apart during re entry  Our failures only make us stronger.
The first waves of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, which killed over 200,000 people, hit the shore. Disasters bring out a humble side of us, they bring us together to help others rise.
A Ukrainian woman places carnations into shields of anti-riot policemen standing outside the presidential office in Kiev. Ukraine, during the 2004 Orange Revolution.  We stand up for what we believe in, against all odds.
Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moscovitz in 2004, after they had just lauched FaceBook. Facebook will connect millions of people arounf the globe. Our technology rises above all else .
The Hubble Telescope takes a picture of what the universe looked like 13 billion years ago  Our technology continues to amaze.
A Russian police officer carries a released baby from the school seized by heavily armed masked men and women in the town of Beslan. 
The Christian world mourns the passing of Pope John Paul II 
A heart-wrenching picture of a mother and child at an an emergency feeding centre in in Tahoua, Niger.  We work together to advocate the right to health for many.
Isabelle Dinoire after receiving the world's first partial face transplant  Our advancements help us break though records and help us reach new goals.
Kevin Berthia is talked out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge by police officers. He has since become an advocate for suicide prevention and has started a family. 
We look to help others.
Pearl Harbor survivor Houston James of Dallas embraces Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Graunke Jr. who lost a hand, leg, and eye while defusing a bomb in Iraq.  Many risk a great amount to protect their family and neighbors .
Tanisha Blevin, 5, holds the hand of fellow Hurricane Katrina victim Nita LaGarde, 105, as they are evacuated from the convention center in New Orleans.  Disasters bring us together, to help one another.
The Cassini spacecraft takes a picture of Saturn from deep space. The tiny speck of light circled in red is Earth. 
The Tribute in Lights shines on the skyline of lower Manhattan in New York. 
Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months. 
Thousands gather to mourn after the Virginia Tech shooting 
An indigenous woman holds her child while trying to resist the advance of Amazonas state policemen in Manaus who have been sent to evict natives. 
Michael Phelps celebrates after winning his 14th gold medal, setting the all-time record for most Olympic gold medals.  We rise to new levels of greatness.
Wall Street on the midst of the Global Financial Crisis  Our falls help us learn how to get back up .
Barack Obama wins the 2008 election, becoming the first African American President.
US Airways Flight 1549 floats on the Hudson river after crash landing, miraculously, everyone survived 
Kiki, age 7, is pulled from the ruins left by the Haiti earthquake and into the arms of his mother. 
Elite runner Jaqueline Kiplimo helps a disabled Chinese athlete drink during the 2010 Zheng-Kai marathon. She stayed with him for several miles, costing her the 1st place finish and the $10000 prize. 
Tracy Caldwell looks down on Earth from the International Space Station 
Smoke billows from a controlled burn of spilled oil off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico coast line. 
Live images of the Chilean miners trapped in a mine for 21 days.  We came together to ensure the safety of others.
Phyllis Siegel, 76, and Connie Kopelov, 84, are finally able to get married in New York. In the past decade, 17 US States, alongside 15 countries have legalized gay marriage. 
A couple kisses on the pavement during the Vancouver Riot 
Christians protect Muslims in prayer at Tahrir Square during the Egyptian Revolution  Despite our differences, we come together as one race.
Robert Peraza, who lost his son, mourns 10 years after the 9/11 terror attacks  Our loses help us appreciate all of our victories.
An Egyptian woman kisses a policeman, who had refused to fire on protestors, during the revolution against the Mubarak Government  Our love for each other flourishes.
A police officer pepper-sprays Occupy protesters at the University of California  We stand up for what we believe in.
Barack Obama and Government staff watch as commandos conduct a raid, which ends with the killing of Osama bin Laden 
New York firefighters, many of whom lost friends in the 9/11 attacks, learn of Osama bin Laden's death 
Capt. Michael Potoczniak marries his partner Todd Saunders, in a ceremony in San Francisco. 
Norwegian citizens hold a flower march after terrorist attacks by Anders Breivik killed 77. 
Billy Stinson comforts his daughter on the steps where their cottage once stood before it was destroyed by Hurricane Irene 
A 4-month-old baby girl is rescued from the rubble four days after the Japanese tsunami. 
The US rover, Curiosity, takes a selfie on Mars 
Meghan Vogel, a high school runner, helps her exhausted rival cross the finish line. 
The Middle East sees snow for the first time in over 100 years 
A mother comforts her daughter after the Sandy Hook shootings 
Greg Cook hugs his dog Coco after finding her inside his destroyed home in Alabama following the Tornado. 
Pakistani Muslims form a human chain to protect Christians during Mass 
Dzhokar Tsarnaev, one of the brothers behind the Boston Marathon bombing, on the boat where he was eventually caught, with sniper lasers on his forehead. 
The anti-government Syrian town of Kafr Anbel sends a message to Boston after the marathon bombing. 
Boston replied with their own message. 
Carlos Arredondo helps Jeff Bauman after the Boston Marathon bombings. The two are now best friends. 
Pope Francis embraces Vinicio Riva, a man scarred by a genetic disease. This was one of many progressive acts that the new leader of the Church made. 
A woman is peper-sprayed at Turkey's Gezi Park protest. 
The world says goodbye to Nelson Mandela  The loses we have endured do not measure up to the advancements that we have made.
Lesleigh Coyer, 25, of Saginaw, Michigan, lies down in front of the grave of her brother, Ryan, who served with the U.S. Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan 
Kiev's Independence Square before and after the revolution  Many continue to strive for freedom and change.
Afghan women turn out to vote in the first democratic transfer of power the country has ever seen. 
Markiyan Matsekh plays piano for police during the Ukranian revoloution. 
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