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It was 8 years ago and I know we all still recall the unfortunate events of that day.

Perhaps we can take a little time today to offer a token of rememberance (each in their own way) for those who were directly affected...

To those who lost Friends or Family...my thoughts are with you.
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I was just about to make a post along these lines.
I lost a good family friend in tower 2.
I'll put on my black avatar in remembrance. (stole this idea from facebook)

I don't want this to turn into some political or conspiracy post....
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^I also think it's a good idea to leave the conspiracy theories out today and just spare a thought for those who perished in this tragedy and their families...regardless of who was responsible.
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Let's just stay focused...this is just in rememberence...if it get's out of hand...which I don't believe it will...I'll ask to have it removed.

RadioCtrlDWife ... sorry about losing your friends...
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Well let's remember not to trivialize this day; this is our generations Pearl Harbor, and also the reason why I spent almost 4 years in a war zone. I also want to thank my oversea friends, that I fought with from the Royal Marines FPF and SAS, I'll see ya'll next year in Scotland. Let's just take a minute today, to remember all lost 8 years ago today, and the brave men and women whom had paid the price for the freedoms of the US and the men and women that fight and lost their lives for the freedoms and protection of their own countries in the Global War on terrorism. Show these assholes that its business as usual here.
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Perhaps the only thing we might agree on--the people in the World Trade Center died in the name of the political change.
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BrendaEM wrote:
Perhaps the only thing we might agree on--the people in the World Trade Center died in the name of the political change.
I would definately agree with that statement.
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I lived (and still live) about a mile-and-a-half from the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, and my wife watched the whole thing happen from our living room window. Like just about anyone who grew up in New York, I knew people who died that day, including an FDNY Batallion Chief who lived in my building, as well as people who were fortunate enough to escape, including one guy who was late to an important meeting. I still remember the exact color of the sky that day, the smell that lingered around downtown Manhattan for months, and the looks of the people, including myself, who got on the subway two days later, amid talk of the inevitability of another attack, but who were determined not to be stopped.

Eight years seem to have gone by very quickly.

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less we forget
Today is my brothers 38th birthday he will never forget his 30th!! lot of people of Irish decent lost their lives . My Aunt missed being caught in it by 1 day(her company had offices in tower 1) ! Her flight from Toronto was delayed!
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one of my brothers was doing consultancy work at the Pentagon around the time of the attacks. He was working off site on that day, but it was a tense 12 hours before we could get in touch with him to find out if he was okay.

here's remembering all those who weren't so lucky.
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Jack, a family friend and neighbor who was trapped on the top floors was able to get through to me on the phone. I went over to his house to put his wife Monica on and his three children to say goodbye.

He was Jewish and asked me to call a Rabbi on the a different phone to divorce him from his wife (apparently it makes a big difference on who you can remarry according to Jewish law if you are a divorcee or a widow).

I will never forget that day.... Monica was crying hysterically on my shoulder while I held his 3 month old baby on my other shoulder.

His oldest son Mike who was 10 years old on 9/11, committed suicide on this day two years ago.

I cant imagine what Monica went through and how she still has the strength and courage to get out of bed every morning and live a normal life.

I miss you Jack and Michael



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I don't need to watch remberances.

I remember that day too clearly.

Everyone does.

A prayer for the fallen and those in still in peril.

May everyone come home safe.
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I am a retired Fire Marshal. I was watching television as the attacks on the WTC buildings, by Islamic terrorists, were taking place. A wave of cold fear swept over me when the North tower came down because at that moment in time I knew that a great many of my brothers had just died. I tried to calculate how many. On a response as large this there would have been a first alarm, second alarm, third, and on and on. My first estimate was 250 lost firefighters. Turns out it was over 300. When you add Police, EMS, and civilians, the total went over 3,000. Why did so many have to die. Well, I can't speak for the others, but as for the Firefighters I can say it in two words. 'Duty bound'. They can't walk away. They heard the last alarm, may they rest in peace.
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My mom had taken my step-dad to the area to have a surgery on his knee, and they were supposed to be on their way home, starting at the subway right there. My mom decided, for no apparent reason at the time, that they really, seriously, should leave a day early to come home. I'm glad she did, obviously. Though she didn't tell me until a couple years later.

My thoughts go to those who did loose someone, and to everyone who helped those in need.
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DaniFly wrote:
Jack, a family friend and neighbor who was trapped on the top floors was able to get through to me on the phone. I went over to his house to put his wife Monica on and his three children to say goodbye.

He was Jewish and asked me to call a Rabbi on the a different phone to divorce him from his wife (apparently it makes a big difference on who you can remarry according to Jewish law if you are a divorcee or a widow).

I will never forget that day.... Monica was crying hysterically on my shoulder while I held his 3 month old baby on my other shoulder.

His oldest son Mike who was 10 years old on 9/11, committed suicide on this day two years ago.

I cant imagine what Monica went through and how she still has the strength and courage to get out of bed every morning and live a normal life.

I miss you Jack and Michael



-Dani
Wow. This story got to me. Thank you for sharing.

Its so easy to loose track of the tragedy in the cold facts and numbers. Its when you talk about specific people and their story that puts it in perspective.

I was very far away when it happened. I was a high school senior here in baton rouge, and I remember taking any free moment that day to watch the news in the library (a lot of time being late for class).

I didn't know anyone who died that day, but it hit me like I did. I remember cringing anytime anyone was called to the principals office, because you knew it wasn't going to be good. Most of these people went home for the day. A lot of people got some very bad news that day, even across the country and world.

My thoughts to those affected... however slight.
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"Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes, or in their offices; secretaries, businessmen and women, military and federal workers; moms and dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror."

G.W. Bush 9-11-01

"Today our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature, and we responded with the best of America"

G.W. Bush 9-11-01
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It is amazing how these types of things stick in our minds visually. I can still close my eyes and see the Challenger space shuttle exploding. I was on duty that day and was standing outside my patrol car at a friends book store as we watch the shuttle streaking skyward, then the explosion. 9/11 is burned in my brain too, my we never forget them all.
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I've been on a cruise this week and today we're heading back to NYC and then we'll be flying home tomorrow. Today we had a minute of silence on the ship in memory of those who perished on 911. It was very touching and incredible how a ship could become so quiet for that minute. I was quite impressed that they thought to do this. My condolences to anyone here who lost a loved one on 911.
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I was driving to a nearby school district to do a training with teachers when I heard it. Ironically I was listining to Howard Stern (who, once the seriousness of what was happening sunk in did a great job of reporting). I got to the training site and all of the teachers were gathered around a tv in the training room. Watching in terror, tears and shock. About 10 minutes after I got there the first tower came down.

Let's not forget all who perished in NY, Washington and those brave souls on flight 93 who fought back against terrorism and saved other americans.
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My sister was living in Pittsburgh at the time. She was a floor director for the evening news. Her boss called her that morning and said, "I don't care what you're doing, what you're wearing, get here. Now." As she was preparing to leave, she heard a plane go overhead, knowing that there were not supposed to be planes in the sky. It was Flight 93.
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My feelings go out to everyone who lost someone during the attack but please also remember that approx 100,000 civilians have lost their lives in Iraq due to the invasion - just under 50% of them children under 15. Let's hope that those that are left have a very forgiving nature because I can't work out what we're doing in their country or in Afghanistan.

I guess I can kiss my karma goodbye by saying the above but it just happens to be what I feel.
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This is not only a time to remember those who lost their lives as well as those who gave their lives in the effort to save lives. It's also a time to honor those heroes, both men and women, by maintaining our vigiliance so that we don't get caught with our guard down again.
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I guess I can kiss my karma goodbye by saying the above but it just happens to be what I feel.
You get a thumbs from me mate because I feel similarly. Let's just remember this thread is in remembrance of the victims of 9/11 - whoever was responsible, they were definately victims, and their families, and their loved ones.

Deviations from the thread topic will either get it locked, or the fucking CIA will be round our houses to kill us
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8 years ago ... feck me .. i remember it like it was yesterday....

was working at a school and the receptionist told us it had happened ...... we went in the staffroom to see the news it was on every channel.... one of the staff was supposed to be flying to ny the next week


whoever did it it had a massive worldwide impact.... all them peeps gone for what
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My heart goes out to the family and friends of the 911 victims.

I really want to know why Osama hasnt been caught. (Rhetorical)

Be Safe

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I was visiting my mother in Los Cruses NM that day. It was my 60 th BD.It will always be a sad day of remembrance for all of us.
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My thoughts today go out to all who lost friends and loved ones in the attacks. I know that nothing will ever replace their loss, but please keep their memories in your minds and hearts, and live your lives as they would have wanted you to.

Everyone, please take a moment to appreciate your own lives, as well as the people who are important to you... let them know how much they mean to you and how much you enjoy having them be a part of your life.

And most importantly, let us all continue to strive to understand one another better and work to settle our conflicts peacefully, in order to prevent further tragedies from occurring in the future. We are all different, but we are all still human beings spinning through the universe on this pretty little marble that we call the Earth. Whatever differences we may have, surely we have much more in common with each other. If we focus on that common ground and learn to truly appreciate it, we can build on that for the good of everyone.
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I happened to be watching TV that morning, which is rare. As they were talking about the plane hitting the building, just yakking away, they had a live shot over the announcer shoulder. I sat there and wondered what the heck I was seeing. I was watching that huge building collapse and no one at the network knew it was happening. The video was intense for me. I ended up staying home from work as I couldn't function.

At the time, my brother worked in lower Manhattan and my SIL worked on 5thAve and they lived in Brooklyn. I knew they used the subways to get around. In the hours following the event, I found out that he was on the subway during the crash. The line he rode stopped at the station that was under the towers. He said on the train, under the street, he heard the impact of the plane on the building and the train he was in, breezed through the WTC subway stop without stopping. His was the last train under the WTC site.
He later told us stories about texting (voice was down) to set up a meeting point with his wife and the two of them walking across the Williamsburg bridge to get out of Manhattan and get home.

The CA state fair has a permanent exhibit of a twisted WTC I-beam and other items and a memorial art structure. I still fall apart when I see it.
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I want to take a moment to recognize and thank the passengers on Flight 93 for their courage. I firmly believe that those passengers saved my life on Sept 11th. I work in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington. Those that perished on September 11th will always be in my thoughts.

"LET'S ROLL" - Todd Beamer
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Thought and thanks to all those involved on 9/11. My friend from NY called me and told me to turn on the TV it was 3am. So sad. I was supposed to fly to NY on the 13th but did't make it out until the 18th. Side note. JIMBO from here was supposed to leave the same day on his honeymoon. We were fated to meet but years later on MV Went down to city on the 20th and it was like nothing i had/have ever seen before.
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