I hope we all have not forgotten. And on this anniversary, I hope we all pray for the lives lost, for the families left behind and for peace in the future that this will never happen again. To us. To anyone.
God Bless America...Forever...
|One town nearby is populated with a high percentage of New Yorkers.....a land scame of the 60's that actually turned into a community! They set up a nice tribute to all those lost in 911. |
One of my swim bud's son lost a very good friend......he was a fireman.
|Let us never forget this day and forever keep it in our hearts.|
|While I feel it's very important to remember and honor those who lost their lives and family members and friends; and those who helped in the disaster that 9/11 was...I also wonder if the sick minded people who planned and executed this feel pride and satisfaction that we still make such a big deal about it? It bothers me|
|I was at home watching it all on TV. Joan was on her way to work and called me to turn it on. The idiot "newscasters" were talking about a small commuter plane... You could easily see the outlines of the wings. Do they not understand how large those buildings are? I've been in those buildings, I have friends and colleagues in those buildings, they are huge buildings.|
This was no small plane, this had to be on purpose and then I saw the second one come into the picture from behind. I yelled "NOOOOOO!" and nothing happened. Must have been an optical illusion because of the camera angles. Just as I started to relax the horrible explosion exploded through the front...
I told Joan to turn around and come home.
It took me 10 years to be able to call one of my former colleagues and ask him about his dad who worked on the 95th floor of "one of the towers" but I couldn't remember which. He had walked down the 95 floors after the bombing in 1993.
I talked to him last year and he said his dad was fine. So to the best of my knowledge I didn't personally know anyone killed on that day which is pretty remarkable since I'm in the financial industry and from the Boston area (the airport from where the planes took off.) My former companies had moved most of their offices out of the towers by that point but some were still in there in the "lower" floors.
|I go line dancing Tuesday afternoon (today) we were talking about it there and remembered with sadness how we had been out enjoying ourselves and we returned home to hear the dreadful news on television.|
|I live in New Jersey. New York City is 30 minutes by car. From where I lived at the time you could see the smoke coming from the towers for days. Almost everyone around here knows someone who was affected by the events that day. That day and those that follow will be in my head forever. It continues every time you go downtown and see Ground Zero or a plane flies a bit to low nearby you can't help but think.|
Now, I teach elementary school. It's been 5 years I've been teaching little 5-10 year olds and I'm never quite sure what to say to them. This morning we had a moment of silence, but even my oldest student this year was not even born when the attacks happened. SO close to home, yet after our moment of silence, we went about our day as if it were any other day, which, I guess it was.
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