September 11th a day to remember always

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From: LiasonFan06 Sent: 9/11/2007 12:09 AM
I live in New Jersey...parallel to 72nd Street across the Hudson River.  I have a clear view of the city and am very lucky to call this place my home.  I work in the city but had MOnday / Tuesday off that week.  My best friend, who is like my sister, just so happened to have moved into her new apartment on 57th and 1st just 2 weeks prior.  We had been shopping all day - and she was delaying going home.  At some point, I told her just to stay and we settled in for the night.  My father called me in the morning  - he told me of the first plane...and I didn't believe him.....until I turned on the news.  And then the 2nd plane hit - and we knew it wasn't an accident.  For the rest of the day, my friend and I pulled out couch and watched TV.  When the first tower fell.....I remember gasping and crying.....Never thinking that this could ever happen......and it looked so devestating on TV that I wanted to go outside and see for myself.  People were silent and the only noise was the news from people's car radios.  I just knew that if the 2nd one were to fall, I just couldn't bare to see it, so my friend and I went back inside.  People were coming home covered in dust, and my heart went out to them, because they had lived the horror first hand.   I can still look across the river and see the stream of red lights, one right after another coming down the West Side Highway.....its still fresh and the fear still exists.  I love this city and have no plans to leave it anytime soon....but so much sadness fills this day.  My prayers go out to all that lived through it, all that lost loved ones, and to all the men and women who went up, instead of getting out.  God Bless.
 
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From: luvdsonnyb4soily2 Sent: 9/11/2007 11:20 AM
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From: topwop™ Sent: 9/11/2007 12:54 PM
Woke up this morning, grabbed my first cup of coffee and immediately turned on the TV. Must of forgotten what day it was, or maybe it was because I hadn’t yet drank my first cup of coffee.
First thing I saw........Tower falling.......as I grabbed the remote control......was stopped dead in my tracks by what the guest was saying.
Six years ago, wouldn't have thought that "Never Forgetting" wasn’t enough. Who could have imagined a day when one has to worry about how that day will be portrayed to the generations that come.
Didn’t feel fear or apprehension that day, just anger......red hot burning anger, and a lot of disgust. Have felt the same thing many times since when reflecting back. Probably not as much as today.
The guest on the news program said.........Today, if you have a child in school who has to do a report on September 11th and goes to a search engine to do their research.......most of the first sites they will hit on are all about how this government manufactured this atrocity........he went on to say.........doesn’t matter how often OBL has come out and claimed the glory of planning and accomplishing the destruction of the towers, there is a belief outside the US (and inside, it appears) that it wasn’t him but our very own government.
After taking a few minutes to check out what the guest said, got an education. I guess as we all came together here at GHH, prayed, worried, called out to those members we knew were in NYC.......held our breath till they checked in, I guess each and everyone of us blinked as that second plane hit that tower, otherwise we would have seen those CIA agents parachuting away.......and of course, there is the "steel doesn’t melt" issue (big shock to the foundry workers).
After today "Never Forgetting" won’t be enough.
There were real live people on those planes whose families still suffer and mourn.
There were children born after one parent had been killed by a group of people who have taken the Koran and turned it upside down.
There were hero’s that day....and many days following.
I won’t forget........AND I won’t allow the insane conspiracies to go unchallenged.
 
 
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From: mommyofLDS Sent: 9/11/2007 12:56 PM
You stay up for 16 hours He stays up for days on end. You take a warm shower to help you wake up. He goes days or weeks without running water. You complain of a "headache", and call in sick. He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward. You put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up with your friends. He still fights for your right to wear that shirt. You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket. He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags. You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you. He knows he may not see some of his buddies again. You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls. He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists. You complain about how hot it is. He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow. You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong. He doesn't get to eat today. Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes. He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean. You go to the mall and get your hair redone. He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today. You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over. He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months. You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight. He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home. You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday. He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume. You roll your eyes as a baby cries. He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet. You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything. He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting. You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him. He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded. You see only what the media wants you to see. He sees the broken bodies lying around him. You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't. He does exactly what he is told even if it puts his life in danger. You stay at home and watch TV. He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat. You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable. He tries to sleep but gets woken by mortars and helicopters all night long.
 
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From: murphyinny Sent: 9/6/2008 10:24 AM
"Wake Me Up When September Ends"
Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
wake me up when september ends
like my fathers come to pass
seven years has gone so fast
wake me up when september ends
here comes the rain again
falling from the stars
drenched in my pain again
becoming who we are
as my memory rests
but never forgets what I lost
wake me up when september ends
summer has come and passed
the innocent can never last
wake me up when september ends
ring out the bells again
like we did when spring began
wake me up when september ends
here comes the rain again
falling from the stars
drenched in my pain again
becoming who we are
as my memory rests
but never forgets what I lost
wake me up when september ends
Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
wake me up when september ends
like my father's come to pass
twenty years has gone so fast
wake me up when september ends
wake me up when september ends
wake me up when september ends
_____
 
Years may pass...7 in fact, but may we never forget what we lost and who we lost.
 
 
 
 
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From: topwop™ Sent: 9/11/2008 10:21 AM
Here SHE is, the USS New York, made from the World Trade Center!
 
USS New York
It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel
from the World Trade Center .
It is the fifth in a new class of warship -
designed for missions th at include
special operations against terrorists.
It will carry a crew of 360 sailors
and 700 combat-ready Marines to
be delivered ashore by
helicopters and assault craft.
Steel from the World Trade Center was melted
down in a foundry in Amite , LA to
cast the ship's bow section. When
it was poured into the molds on
Sept 9, 2003, 'those big rough
steelworkers treated it with
total reverence,' recalled
Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing,
who was there. 'It was a spiritual
moment for everybody there.'
Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager,
said that when the trade center steel
first arrived, he touched it with his
hand and the 'hair on my neck
stood up.' 'It had a big meaning
to it for all of us,' he said.
'They knocked us down.
They can't keep us down.
We're going to be back.'
The ship's motto? 'Never Forget'
 
 
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From: tay_chins_mom Sent: 9/11/2008 12:18 PM
I will never forget!!
I am having this nervous feeling like I usually get this time every year.. my body shivers.. my blood feels cold..
I did not loose a loved one that day but my heart goes out to each and everyone who has..
I live in NY.. love the city..
I am thankful for those who on that dreadful day risks their lives to save others and for those who also on that day and everyday since is risking their lives so myself along with the people of this great country can feel safe and live their lives and enjoy the freedom that we sometimes all take for granted..
I will never forget..
Nicola
 
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From: luvdacowboys Sent: 9/11/2008 12:34 PM
I don't see how any American can forget this terrible day.
I can still see the image of the 2nd plane going into the tower.
I had never before witnessed such an evil act.
I pray for all of those involved and affected by this tragedy.
 
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From: Cindyl57 Sent: 9/11/2008 1:32 PM
We shall never forget that September Morn
When life as we knew it changed forever.
 
Prayers for our nation. Prayers for all those lost in this senseless act. Prayers for those left behind.
 
 
 
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Hey mytwins, beautiful banner.  Is it snaggable?  I'd love to put a copy on my blog to commemorate today.
 
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I will always remember            9/11/2001
 
 
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From: eds1971 Sent: 9/11/2008 5:28 PM
7 years ago I stood in front of my office buliding, and watched the 2nd plane hit the WTC. I watched people jump from the buildings. Images I will never forget. I hope America never forgets too.
 
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From: Pf88290 Sent: 9/11/2008 7:25 PM
Eds1971, I too stood in front of my building near the cementary and watch a plane fly through my building.  I also saw people jumping from windows as fireman ran past me.  As I watched the second plane fly through the second building as I ran for safety.  I will never forget that day, and the days that follow.  As I look at my window tonight at two lights instead of what was.
 
I will never forget.
 
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From: eds1971 Sent: 9/11/2008 8:08 PM
Pf - At least for me...people jumping out of the buildings was the worst for me. I had (still do) have a hard time rapping my mind around it.
 
I ended up running/walking 100 blocks to where I lived at the time ( also I was pregnant at the time).
 
What an unbelievable event.  
 
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From: Jodie_Max1 Sent: 9/11/2008 8:09 PM
Although this was clearly an American tragedy, the loss you feel goes beyond borders.  I am not from the USA (I'm from Toronto) but I, too, will never forget 9/11.  I remember the exact moment I heard about it, and I remember being glued to CNN for weeks afterwards.
 
I went to NYC this summer (hadn't been there since before the attack) and we spent almost an entire afternoon at the WTC location.  I remember thinking about how quiet and incredibly sombre it was for being the middle of the day in a bustling city.....and the size of the hole in the ground was unreal.  There's a memorial centre and fire station right beside the site and - of all the things we did during our trip - this was my absolute favourite part.  There's a wall of mementos, pictures, and notes.....I think I cried all through the memorial centre.
 
The scope of loss was always very real for me but that day I saw firsthand the families and lives behind all of those who were lost. 
 
My thoughts and love to those who lost someone dear to them that day.  I think we were all changed that day - I know I was.
 
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From: Pf88290 Sent: 9/11/2008 8:12 PM
Eds it was awful.  I ended up on the First Avenue bus to my apartment, feeling helpless was the worse feeling.  Hoping and praying for my friends and colleagues.  My cousin had just found out she was pregnant the day before, she was on the 34 of Tower One and was able to get out and to Brooklyn.
 
I still have nightmares.
 
Patti
 
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From: eds1971 Sent: 9/11/2008 8:20 PM
Pf (I'm Ellen BTW)
 
I truly was so on edge today. Not thinking something was going to happen, but just remembering I guess. I wanted to watch the news coverage this morning but with 2 little ones I did not. Just felt terrible the whole day. So many  memories. I have so many images that just pop up today.
 
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From: Rosebudluv Sent: 9/11/2008 8:41 PM
 
Forty slate angels grace the memorial site - each marked with the name of one of the forty heroes of Flight 93. A nearby angel plaque reads:
"Few can begin to understand what drives
men to such acts of desperation.
But the World must now know
the resolve of this great nation is both
unshakeable and unstoppable.
This ordinary Americans took
extraordinary steps to help their
fellow Americans and by doing so
gave the greatest sacrifice.
And so these Angels of Freedom stand
not as a memorial to those who died,
But rather as a celebration of their lives
for which we will be forever in their debt.
God Bless the Families and Friends of the
True Heroes of September 11, 2001."
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From: irish81 Sent: 9/11/2008 8:44 PM
As a 26 year old teacher that was an education student sitting through "Teaching Special Needs Students" in college when the attacks took place, I sometimes feel under-qualified to approach a subject, such as 9-11, with my students.  However, I know how imporatant it is....
 
I remember this day, each year by retelling the events to my students (second graders).  Today was no different but as with every year, fielded a variety of questions.  The one that got me the most was, "But what about the people that took over the planes, didn't they die too?  Why would they do that?"  I literally got tears in my eyes explaining to my class that unfortunately some people disliked us so much that they didn't mind dying, just to see us hurt.  The response I got to that was, "But if you don't like somebody, shouldn't you just tell them instead of doing something to hurt them?"  Clearly, I started to cry and had to explain to my students that I was just sad that any of it had to happen.  I continued to explain to my class that although parts of it seem scary now, it is history and will be in their textbooks when they get to Jr. High and that History is important to learn.
 
I think the saddest part to me is to look around at my students, most of whom were born in 2001, and realize that they will be my last class that would have been born before the 9-11 attacks...every class I will teach after this year will be my post 9-11 students (can't believe there is such a thing!)...all of them will learn about 9-11 as a part of history and not nocessarily something they are connected to....
 
*Since I'm a teacher, I can't do anything (even post a message) without referencing a book...The book Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman is a great book to use with students and children (adults too...I cry every year reading it).  Although it does discuss the 9-11 attacks, there is a great positive message that really helps youngsters understand the enormity of that day...in their own way.*
 
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From: Pf88290 Sent: 9/11/2008 9:08 PM
Pf (I'm Ellen BTW)
 
I truly was so on edge today. Not thinking something was going to happen, but just remembering I guess. I wanted to watch the news coverage this morning but with 2 little ones I did not. Just felt terrible the whole day. So many  memories. I have so many images that just pop up today.
 
Ellen, I am Patti.  I tried to go about work today, but it is not the same.  As I go past my local firehouse this morning, there was flowers out front, and next door at the police station, officers in their dress uniforms heading to ground zero. A reminder that today is not an ordinary day, and there is an ache in your heart.  I am just glad the day is over, and tomorrow is another day.
 
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From: Jilli4425 Sent: 1/10/2009 7:03 AM
Here is one of the 9/11 threads.  There's another one that Shirley started on the day of the attack.  
 
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From: ♥♥Nellie♥♥ Sent: 1/11/2009 8:33 AM
I have read this one. I will move it if the managers feel they want it and you guys tell me you want it. I just not sure if I feel we need it to move. I do invite anyone if they like it. to copy it on their own Word document. There are very touching stories on how 911 effected people, but it was written 3 years after the fact. So it is touching reflections. 
 
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From: Jilli4425 Sent: 1/11/2009 2:29 PM
Nellie,
The Terrorist Attack thread was the one I hunted for and couldn't find.  And you found it and moved it already.  
 
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11 Sep 2011, 18:10 #14

Want to remind you all this post is here to read out reaction when 911 happened on the day it happened and the days afterward.
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11 Sep 2011, 18:56 #15

Thank you, Nellie.
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12 Sep 2013, 00:24 #16

Watch One World Trade Center rise (also known as Freedom Tower), in the ghost shadow of the original World Trade Towers. and change the NYC skyline forever. http://

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