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Remembering Sept. 10th and 11th 2001: MERGED

This is a discussion on Remembering Sept. 10th and 11th 2001: MERGED within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I apologize now, I really don't mean to hijack this thread or lead it off-topic... I used to work in Tower Two. I was supposed ...

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    I apologize now, I really don't mean to hijack this thread or lead it off-topic...

    I used to work in Tower Two. I was supposed to be there that morning, to pick up some of my equipment before I moved out of NYS. Tomorrow, seven years later, I'll be talking to my wife's class of seven year olds, most of whom weren't even alive then, about Sept. 11th. Except I'm not allowed to talk about Sept. 11th because it might scare them, or their parents.

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    I was a Marine Corporal staitoned at Camp Lejeune. I remember the phone calls, the defensive security, the long hours. One of my Marines (Jimmy Woods) from Upper New York lost his Aunt. I will never forget.

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    Today is garbage day, my girls have dance and cheerleading practice after school, and my youngest son has a follow up Doctors appointment. I have security/force protection training at work today.

    I will celebrate this day. I will morn this day. I will remember this day's past event that changed our lives.

    Good post calireserve.

    I was stationed at Bangor Naval Sub Base in Washington state, across the country. One of my guys was on leave in NYC that day. He was in Jersy and witnessed it from just accross the river. Lost a shipmate in the Pentagon.
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    Etched in the minds of true Americans...9/11 will never be forgotten nor the group responsible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calireserve View Post
    I would like to take a moment to remember all the Law enforcement officers, Firefighters and citizens who lost their lives on 9-11-01.
    So many individual acts of heroism came out of this tragic event.
    You folks made me proud to be an American!! We will NEVER FORGET YOU!!!
    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the surviving family members.
    God Bless the USA!!!
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    Not here... but the Miami Herald did.... It is not politically correct to remember it I guess.
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    I'll be keeping them in my prayers.
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    9/11 - looking back

    I remember what happened on that morning 7 years ago.

    I remember the confusion, even in the break room of my office all the way over in Texas.

    I remember the pain I felt for those who choose to jump, and the scars created by the images.

    I remember the anger, the emotions stirring up within needing a place to be let out.

    I remember crying out in wonder.

    I remember the resolve of the First Responders, to not leave anyone lost.

    I remember those in the Pentagon.

    I remember those who stood up in United 93 and said "NO!", even to the death so that others would not have to die.

    I remember President Bush's speech from Ground Zero, it moved me as it did many.

    I remember the masses finally adding a flag to their door posts.

    I remember a united Congress standing on the capital steps.

    I remember the surge in enlistments of those who could serve and chose to stand on the wall.

    I remember getting the call that a close friend died in Afghanistan.

    I remember those who serve and those who have served.

    I remember those who did this to us!


    It has been 7 years, but every time I think about what happened on that day, in a place I have never been to, I feel like it just happened and it happened in my home. I feel like my friends and neighbors were killed, but I knew no one who was there.

    This is not an even tot be volleyed like a political ball, it is an event that should have been turned in to good, that which was made for evil, for more than a single political season.

    To all who have served and those who have lost, THANK YOU!
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    I remember most of those...

    I remember the anthrax attacks a week later.
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    You guys should read this thread:
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...11-2001-a.html

    Add your experiences to that one & read some of the others.......
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    Sadly, i witnessed them come down on that clear blue September day. I could see the smoke from my classroom in college. My father was supposed to meet a client in the 1st tower that morning, but canceled (thank God), but i know many who lost friends and family.

    I'll never forget the silence in the air as all air traffic was grounded. The smell of burnt bodies and building material filled the subway lines. At night, Ground Zero was illuminated with a fiery red and orange glow. Fires still burning a month later. It looked like a war zone in lower Manhattan. National Guard on every corner. and eirie silence fought with a city that wanted to get back to "normal".

    That week I was suppose to photograph the towers for a personal assignment. the last show i took of them was on August 18th, 2001. I regret not going to the top again. it was very hot, humid and the lines were long.

    If you've ever been to the top of the towers, you would never forget how they swayed in the breeze ever so gently. I saw for miles on a clear day. Their silhouettes visible in the morning haze from 20 miles away. There was total silence on top. no hustle, no bustle...silence. I put my head on the glass and looked down... man i was high up!

    A bottle of ash is all i have left...and some photos.

    I had the privilege of being at ground zero on the 1 year anniversary. I was there before the crowds just watching. The sun rose above the buildings that once stood in their shadow. A hole was all that was left. I witnessed the emotion. the crying and wailing of victims and witnesses. It was a moving day.

    My heart broke once again for those who's lives ended that day, and rejoiced for those who lived to see another day.

    I worked for my colleges newspaper as the chief photographer, so i was at ground zero a lot. my work on this memorial has been published internationally....here are just a few....

    ground zero...a few days later. you can still see the skeleton



    An artist named Delavega drew this in chalk all over the city on the sidewalks on the one year aniversary.


    This is what it looked like at ground zero one year to the day


    approaching Manhattan early in the morning.


    the crowds...crying...morning. sniffling was the common sound.


    this photo (crappy) was taken just a few months after the towers fell and on the night they turned on the lights...


    the sculpture that once sat in the square between towers 1 and 2 now rests in battery park



    this cross was found standing upright amidst the wreckage. it still stands at ground zero today.



    young girls..who possibly lost their FDNY father


    Lower Manhattan from Brooklyn on the 3 year anniversary. Helicopter circles this hallowed ground and dropped paper into the lights.


    this was taken on the 7/4/06.
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    762, awesome pics. Thanks for posting them.
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    That day was a tragedy for sure, and hopefully we will not forget those who lost their lives that day. Especially the police and firefighters who ran toward the towers that day when everyone else was running away.

    But in the hype of this one day let us not forget all the other people in this country who have lost their lives to the terrorist who walk our streets daily. Those who have been victimized and their stories go untold and unheard of simply because it was not part of the national tragedy that 9/11 was.

    Let us not forget the people in law enforcement and fire protection or other emergency responders who every day go to work and place their lives in danger to protect all of us. Those who rarely get a thank you or job well done, but continue to serve and make this a better and safer country for all.
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    9/11 is undeniably memorable. I was less struck by the towers falling (not to under mind that tragedy) then by the passengers United Flight 93.

    I was also moved on 9/12 or 9/13 when the UK parliament sang either our national anthum or God Bless Americia. I think our nation's founders would have been surprised by that.

    12/7 is the day that lives in infamy IMO. Guess I'm a pessimist, I think this generations "Day that lives in Infamy" is yet to come.

    As for a day off, forget it. Maybe a national day of service. But I would rather work on 9/11, just like those who died were doing. Just people living their lives.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    ...I remember the pain I felt for those who choose to jump, and the scars created by the images....
    Terrible thing to see. I'm still speechless as I can not define the emotion I felt / feel when I watched, or think, about that moment.

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