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    Default 9/11 Remembrance

    Like my sig says....."Remember the heroes".

    On this day, we should all give thanks to the Armed Forces, police, firemen, clergy, teachers and all others who are the real heroes in life.

    9/11/01 - a day to never forget
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    Never forget. Amen.

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    Lost an old friend from college that day. She was on Flight 11.


    This will sound cliche but I mean it sincerely, she had to have been one of the nicest people I've ever known. A very petite girl that couldn't have been more genuinely nice. Everyone that knew her thought she was awesome.
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    I'll never forget the day 8 years ago.

    To all the firefighters, police, Port Authority that went down to Ground Zero and went inside those buildings without even asking any questions.....

    THANK YOU. I know you personally didn't affect my life as I don't live in NY.....but you deserve EVERY SINGLE PERSON'S RESPECT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Lost an old friend from college that day. She was on Flight 11.


    This will sound cliche but I mean it sincerely, she had to have been one of the nicest people I've ever known. A very petite girl that couldn't have been more genuinely nice. Everyone that knew her thought she was awesome.
    sorry for your loss DD.

    All too often, particularly as we get further away from the day, the tragedy of 9/11 gets condensed and boiled to, well, "9/11." It's become this rote slogan, dressed up in little US flags and ribbons and souveniors and just as awful, way too much political posturing and exploitation. Wanna get a cheap pop from a crowd? Say something about 9/11.

    DD's post brings it all back to the real heart of it. So many people's friends and lovers and wives and husbands and children and parents and coworkers and relatives were erased over the course of what? a few hours? They got on planes, clocked in at the office like any other day and BAM. Gone.

    Forget all the conspiracy theories, forget all the politics, forget all the "why did it happen" and the war and all of it. What should be remembered are the spirits and lives of all those lost and the bravery of all those that tried to save just one life if they could.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    The day will never be forgotten.

    RIP.
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    I suppose every generation has a day when an event occurs that they will never forget where they were at the moment they found out the news. Pearl Harbor, Man Walking on the Moon, the Challenger Explosion, etc.

    I will never forget 9/11/01.

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    What seems to be lost in the whole 9/11 remembrance today is the plane that didnt hit the WTC or Pentagon, but instead was almost liberated by the incredibly brave passengers on board who rushed the cockpit.
    Those people kept that plane from hitting either the Capitol or the White House, saved countless lives, and gave their lives for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTheEdHead View Post
    What seems to be lost in the whole 9/11 remembrance today is the plane that didnt hit the WTC or Pentagon, but instead was almost liberated by the incredibly brave passengers on board who rushed the cockpit.

    I don't think that's true. The thought of 9/11 encompasses it all I think. The two planes into the towers, the towers falling, Flight 93 in PA, the Pentagon......I think all of those events are at the forefront of peoples minds.
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    Having a great friend that works with the FDNY at 79 House in the Bronx, Zeke told me a few months ago that the FDNY still hasn't come to grips with that day and the loss. And even to this day, many of the men and women on the department are slowing passing away due to lung cancer and respiratory infections. These are people who spent weeks searching at ground zero. He didn't give me an exact figure, but apparently the numbers are large of members who have since passed away or that are currently sick. 8 years later, the FDNY is still hurting in ways that is almost impossible to comprehend.

    I hope all of us continue to remember the one's lost on Sept 11. From the public safety members to the bankers, people who were parents, people who did this or that, always live in the hearts and minds of each one of us forever.



    Here is a 9 minute video shot just a few months before 9-11-01. This story tells of the men of Rescue 1 and 2 in NYC. It's a great video that captures the life of being a FDNY firefighter in a Rescue Company. However, the members that were interviewed in this documentary were killed when the towers came down.

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    I kinda hope I never forget how I felt that day, even though it's not a good feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    I kinda hope I never forget how I felt that day, even though it's not a good feeling.
    It's interesting you bring that up because I hear people express similar things whenever the topic comes up. There were people in California, Alaska, outside the US, with no direct connection to the lives lost that day who wept uncontrollably. They didn't go to work. I can't say the same thing.

    I woke up that morning with the phone ringing and my buddy on the other end saying "we're under attack. We are under attack!!" I turned on the TV and watched the second tour come down. I called my parents, who live here in Houston, I called my girlfriend at the time and I called a friend I have in California to see if anything was going on over there that wasn't being reported. After that I had some lunch and got ready for work. As I drove to work my eyes were up in the sky wondering if a plane was going to crash into the refineries or anything like that. I got to work and people were sort of in a funk, a strange haze, like they were just going through the motions. After a while I got a call from the GM who said "fuck it, shut her down." I went home and watched more on the TV.

    I didn't get washed in sadness or anything like that and I didn't get full of rage that someone would have the audacity to attack us in such a way.

    What has stuck with me though is, damn, all those people died in a blink of an eye and they weren't soldiers, weren't combatants, they were just regular people. I find that very tragic.

    I've never shed a tear or anything over it though...guess that would be an example of my detachment or of being "broken." I don't know.
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    Never forget. Hoping that future generations will NOT forget.

    God Bless America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen83 View Post
    Never forget. Hoping that future generations will NOT forget.

    God Bless America.

    Future generation won't forget, but it's only realistic to expect the day to lose it's meaning. It's no different than Pearl Harbor Day is now. That's as epic an American moment as anything but let's face it, it's merely a mention on a calendar and maybe a quick mention on the evening news. It's a big deal in my house because my father is a child survivor of the attack, but rarely do I hear anyone else mention it on that day.

    Doesn't make any of us bad people, it's just part of what happens as years pass.
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