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9-11: Lest We Forget

Eleven Years Later, The Memories Return

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Eleven years ago, on a Tuesday morning just like this, thousands of people got up, prepared for a day that was not expected to be anything out of the ordinary, and left for their jobs or travel. They said goodbye to their families without any sense of the finality of that act. They went to work in New York City and Washington DC, or boarded planes for the West Coast, and never came home.

What unfolded was a day of horror and disbelief, leavened with tales of heartbreaking courage. Hundreds of firefighters and police in New York City charged the gates of Hell to rescue people trapped in the World Trade Center and ended up sharing their fate. One planeful of passengers, forearmed with the knowledge of their captors’ plans, fought the first battle in the war against al-Qaeda and defeated them at Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Eleven years later, and again on a Tuesday, I expect the original Patriot Day to feel more distant. Instead, the scenes remain as fresh in my mind as ever. This composite of news coverage of the attack on the south tower of the World Trade Center recalls all of the emotions of the early morning: VIDEO

Remember the heroes.

Say a prayer for the families—for America.

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4 comments on “9-11: Lest We Forget

  1. Duff
    September 11, 2012

    My husband lost a nephew firefighter in tower 2. It was his first day back at work after 6mos. as he had been injured in a fire and his buddy was killed. He was a Capt. and 54 yrs of age with wife & children. This left his parents with both sons gone as their other son had died of cancer at 34 yrs of age. We have been to the site and seen his name at two different locations.
    We also have 3 clients that survived. One left NYC forever. The horror and loss of many friends was to painful.
    A sad day for everyone…..we must never forget.

  2. zen city
    September 11, 2012

    prayers said. thank you.
    namaste,
    laurie

  3. deeandragathright
    September 27, 2012

    Reblogged this on DeeAndra and commented:
    Evidence of timeliniess is shown when they say that it happened eleven years ago, on a Tuesdya morning. It gives us an idea of time time frame in which it happened. The photograph seemed bias, because it only explains to us how the situation had a negative impact on the world. It shows us a story of horror and disbelief that the people were feeling that day. This story is powerful, because it makes us realize the things that can happen in our every day lives.

  4. garciasteph
    September 27, 2012

    Reblogged this on Steph and commented:
    Evidence of timeliness is shown when they say that it happened 11 years ago on a Tuesday morning. It gives us an idea of the time frame in which it happened. The photograph seemed bias because it only explains to us how the situation had a negative impact on the world. It shows us the story of horror and disbelief that the people were feeling that day. This story is powerfull because it makes us realize the things that can happen in our everyday lives.

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