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A Solemn Day - In Remembrance of September 11  
User currently offlinesoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6400 times:

Remebereing the thousands that perished at the hands of a few...

WTC, New York,...

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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6402 times:

I gave up my day tomorrow spotting at LAX. My sacrifice for the souls that sacrificed more for me.

Never forget..


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6386 times:

The reason my A.net signature is what it is. Never Forget.

User currently offlinebaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 784 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6373 times:

And lets not forget the brave men and women in the armed forces who are giving up their todays so we can have our tommorows!

User currently offline11Bravo From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1748 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6369 times:

I'm going to go play in the park and then come home and paint the hallway. I think we've done more than enough mourning over 9/11. The terrible events of that day are part of our history and we should acknowledge that and move along. For too long in this country we have let this thing define us.

WhaleJets Rule!
User currently offlinesoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6355 times:

Events such as 9/11/2001 and 12/7/1941 are the days that do define us. To sweep them under the rug would be tragic...g

User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6345 times:

Quoting soon7x7 (Reply 5):
Events such as 9/11/2001 and 12/7/1941 are the days that do define us. To sweep them under the rug would be tragic...

As FDR said in his address to Congress following Pearl Harbor: "December 7th, 1941: a date which will live in infamy." The same can be said about September 11th. September 11th changed the US and the world and in many ways still is. While we cannot and should not stop our daily lives, it does not hurt to briefly look back and remember, even if just for a few minutes, while going about the rest of your day. I will be spending the day tomorrow watching the Ohio State - Univ. of Miami game. I do not expect any football games or any other event to be canceled due to the date, but I'll be shocked if at these events there isn't a brief moment of silence to remember the victims of 9/11.

User currently offlineual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6347 times:

For those who want to see how we lived the day here on A.net on 9.11.2001 see this thread:

Airplane Crashed Into The World Trade Center. (by Hustler Sep 11 2001 in Civil Aviation)
Airliners.net 9/11 Thread
Truly sad and scary to see it all unfold.

RIP to those who were killed in the air and on the ground, and may this nation continue to be blessed with it's wonderful people!


Edit: Well, that link seems to only provide a few responses to the thread. Can anyone find the entire thread?

[Edited 2010-09-10 22:04:53]

User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30078 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6210 times:

Quoting 11Bravo (Reply 4):

True but nevertheless still must be a time to pause and reflect and to also remember the thousands who have died since in Iraq and Afghanistan.

So today we remember all who have lost their lives in terrorism and "peace missions"

I will never forget where I was that morning I was on a cruise ship docked in Corfu,Greece it was such a warm bright calm morning. After that everything just was so unreal.


User currently offlinerichm From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 803 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6181 times:

Hi all,

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Please ensure that your posts are written in an appropriate manner. In addition, please also avoid posting anything which may be disrespectful. (Including comments which are related to conspiracy theories.)

If you come across any posts which are in violation of the forum rules, please report them using the "Suggest Deletion" feature as opposed to responding to them. All posts which are found to be in violation of the forum rules will be removed.

Thank you very much for your understanding.


User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6144 times:



Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist
User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3031 posts, RR: 44
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6075 times:

I will spend this day making a short flight on a Piper Archer in the skies of beautiful Ticino.

Never forget... RIP

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User currently offlineLTU932 From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2006, 14297 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6024 times:

This day is particularly filled with mixed feelings for my parents. On the one side, it's the day of the biggest terrorist attack in history, and at the same time it's their wedding anniversary.

I hope that such an attack will never happen again. We must never forget, but we also need to show the terrorists that we're not afraid, and that we should go on with our lives, in defiance to the fear and terror groups like Al Qaeda want to spread. We did so in Germany during the heyday of domestic terrorism in the 70's, and we can all do this as well right now.

Never forget, and may the victims rest in peace.

User currently offlinedw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1276 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5988 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 6):
While we cannot and should not stop our daily lives, it does not hurt to briefly look back and remember, even if just for a few minutes, while going about the rest of your day.

I agree entirely. It is important that we take a moment to remember the events of September 11, and those who were lost, but we also must look forward.

Personally, I'll be spending most of the day in the air, teaching students to fly only a few miles outside of Washington DC. Both of my students today have dedicated themselves to the service of their country; one is an active duty NCO in the US Army and the other is slated to attend USAF OCS next year.

In a certain way, it feels appropriate.

[Edited 2010-09-11 02:57:21]

CFI--Certfied Freakin Idiot
User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5973 times:

I will be in work early, and at the time of first impact will just stand still and think back to that time 9 years ago where the face of New York and thousands of lives changed for ever.

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5921 times:

My facebook status today.....

"From the destruction of the Twin Towers, to the devastation at the Pentagon, and the cratered field in Shanksville, we will remember them." Sept 11th 2001 will surely be noted as one of the darkest moments of the 21st Century. Rest In Peace the 2977 innocent victims of this day, 9 years ago.


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineSurprise From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 135 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5845 times:

There are a very few days that completely stand out in my life. The birth of my children is first and foremost among them. Sadly, the death of JFK and 9/11 are the other two. 9/11 truly changed our world forever. Today I will pray for those who lost their lives and those who must continue on without loved ones. God bless them and the men and women who are on this day fighting to preserve freedom in this world.

User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5636 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5793 times:

Today is a day we should never forget. May those that lost their lives, rest in peace. May the terrorists involved, rot in hell.

I Am A Different Animal!!
User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 3177 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5768 times:

I'll never forget the day that I saw UA 175 hit WTC 2. I was 5... It was a traumatizing thing to see for me. I just wrote a whole story about the day I saw it happen... I'll never forget those who died, as well as those who died defending our country because of that event.

The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5729 times:

I AM STILL ANGRY . I am still angry as hell ....

Never forget ....

You dig the hole .. I fill the hole . 100% employment !
User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5622 times:

In remembrance to all those innocent victims who tragically lost their lives on September 11, 2001. May they forever rest in peace.


When you are doing stuff that nobody has done before, there is no manual – Kevin McCloud (Grand Designs)
User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8364 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5593 times:

This forum has major significance for me because I found out about the 9/11 attacks on this forum on the message thread someone referenced. As soon as I saw that message thread at 5:50 am that morning I turned on Fox News Channel and never turned off the TV until 10:30 pm that night--a truly sobering experience.  

User currently offlineHOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3383 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5545 times:

A couple of years ago, I visited the Tribute WTC Visitor Center, a memorial located by Ground Zero. It was absolutely heart-wrenching, and I cried so much that two strangers came over to comfort me. The 'missing person' posters that were made by the victims' loved ones were the most heartbreaking.

Never forget, and may the victims rest in peace.

The biggest mistake made by most human beings: Listening to only half, understanding just a quarter and telling double.
User currently offlineYYZRWY23 From Canada, joined Aug 2009, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5436 times:

I have three things I would like to share.

On September 11, 2001, I was in the fourth grade. Like for many, it started off a normal day. Recess time came mid-morning, and I remember a few of my friends listening to a pocket radio. I went over and we listened to coverage of what was going on. Of course, we had no idea of the magnitude, but we knew something horrible had happened. Some of the teachers explained what happened, albeit very sensitively, as we were 10. I then remember looking up into the sky. All I could see were airplanes. As YYZ was apart of Operation Yellow Ribbon, I saw plane after plane after plane approaching YYZ (my school was in-between the approach paths of 23 and 24R). I remember asking my Dad what happened when I got home, he turned on the television, and we all watched in horror.

In August of 2006, I visited New York for the very first time. We ended up at Ground Zero. I remember looking past the fences where those two great towers stood. And looked up. Suddenly, I had the worst feelings in the world. I could see those men and women that had had enough and jumped from the top, I could see the smoke billowing from the towers, and I could see them collapse. My father, a man who doesn't really get upset, or very angry, showed an anger at that moment I had never seen before. At that moment, a FDNY rig drove by with it's lights and sirens on, and it was too much. I saw the posters of the missing, the ones that hoped they would see their loved ones again, and they didn't.

In August of 2009. I visited Washington, D.C. My mother was able to get my family a tour of the Pentagon. I was very excited to see it. The hub of the United State's defense. We were led around by two soldiers, and eventually made it to the spot where AA 77 hit the Pentagon. I remember the soldier, stopped us and said, "Look all the way down the hall to your left, and all the way down to your right. Ladies and gentleman, you are standing at the impact point of AA 77, and if you look down to the end of this hall, you can see how much of the building the aircraft destroyed. I was shocked. I was standing where it happened, where on a quiet morning in Washington (granted the WTC had already been hit), a plane came out fo the sky, and smashed into the ground right where I was standing. I could see the soldier in front of me, standing stoic and at the ready, but with a tear rolling down his cheek. At the end of the tour, when my family was gathering our belongings, I went over tot he soldier and said " Sir, I am from Canada, but I just want you to know, that everything you do to defend your nation, and its freedoms, Canada is right there with you, whether it be the Canadian Forces, or just any Canadian that supports your mission." He shook my hand and thanked me, saying that he really appreciated hearing someone from another country understand and support the cause he was fighting for. This soldier had already gone through two tours overseas.

To everyone who perished on this fateful day 9 years ago, may your rest in peace. To the emergency services that responded to the call on that day, I remember you every time a fire truck, ambulance, or police cars passes me by. And to my fellow Canadians in the Canadian Forces, and to all armed forces fighting to defend my freedoms overseas, I thank you. And hope for your safe return home.


If you don't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.
User currently offlined l x From United States of America, joined May 1999, 12438 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5433 times:

I'm honoring 9/11 by living my life. I'm not doing a damned thing different due to some whack-ass terrorists. It's saturday and it's fall, so I'm watching football.

I just can't live my life in the past.

Send me a PM at http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/sendmessage.main?from_username=NULL
25 DeltaB757TUS : May all the innocent victims of September 11, 2001 rest in peace forever. I personally at the time of the attacks was a ramp agent in TUS loading a B7
26 Fly2HMO : I'll just post something a friend from wrote on facebook that echos my sentiments to the letter (he's a pilot, FYI):
27 AGM100 : Well said ! That is what we are doing today as well ! Live on but dont let the flame go out.
28 flyawa : One of my most cherished aviation memories was in 1983 on arrival at LGA one morning from YUL on board an Eastern 727. As we flew south past the west-
29 GingerSnap : I remember coming home from school, and just standing watching the TV in complete and utter shock. I spent half of February 2001 in the states, includ
30 Post contains images santosdumont : The towers belong to the ages, but the Lady in the Harbor still stands.
31 OA412 : That's an excellent way of looking at it. What's done cannot be undone. Everyone alive and old enough to remember that day, will never forget it. But
32 steeler83 : I spent the day in downtown Philadelphia today with my future wife. We took a carriage tour of Old City and Society Hill and learned quite a bit of wh
33 ajd1992 : Pretty much the same here. Yes, it was a horrible tragedy, but you can't get hung up on it. You need to move on with your life. You should not forget
34 ShyFlyer : I was filling out some paperwork this morning and when I wrote out the date, I realized for the first time how the number 11 kinda resembles the Twin
35 FRAspotter : On 9/11/2001 I was 13 years old and in the 8th grade... I was attending Kaiserslautern Middle School in Germany near Ramstein Air Base. Since Germany
36 b707forever : On 9/11 I was 8 blocks from the trade centers. AA 11 overflew my office, just barely before slamming into the North Tower. I was outside when the UA 7
37 c5load : Since I can't edit my post anymore, I will just post another. Being the aviation and airplane fanatic that I am, I remember clear as day the eerie sil
38 Post contains images c5load : I remember I was getting ready for work when the first plane hit the WTC. I was working for a car dealership at the time. It seemed we really didn't w
39 asuflyer05 : Folks, allow me to kindly remind you that the purpose of this thread is to serve a remembrance of the September 11th events. Where you were that day,
40 cpd : To this day it still upsets me, probably more so than on the day it happened, where I can remember that I just had a numb sort of feeling. It didn't s
41 steeler83 : A sub-human d-bag... Anyway, I'll never forget where I was. I was in school, senior year of high school. I was in trigonometry when the planes hit. T
42 WarRI1 : Excellant, and I agree with you as do many, many more.
43 Post contains links varigb707 : Someone sent me this and i'd like to share with you all. It's about one of New York City's Bravest, a Fireman from Brooklyn. Please read and reflect.
44 FRAspotter : I read that story on CNN yesterday... Brought chills down my spine thinking that this man would be dead in a few hours... Indeed the most photographe
45 NAV20 : Like most people I have piercing memories of 9/11, even though I live in Australia. It started (for me) with a radio news report that "a plane has cra
46 Mudboy : As an American, I would like to thank those around the world, that showed us so much support, that dreadful day. As bad as we felt, I felt good to hav
47 NIKV69 : I echo the sentiments. It's refeshing to see some parts of the world were supporting us. Especially after seeing the crowds in Palestine cheering the
48 Baroque : NOt if you read the 2000 "What if" thread that can be found from the earlier links. The What if thread is very sobering. A number were pretty close t
49 OA412 : I actually watched a documentary a few years ago on the History Channel (as I recall it was part of the Modern Marvels series) that specifically disc
50 cpd : America has come to the support of other nations many times - so it's only right that we come to USA's need when it most required it. YYZRWY23's mess
51 acabgd : On 9/11 I was at home in Belgrade, Serbia which was bombed by the US forces some two years earlier. I was working at my computer when I received an IM
52 Mudboy : I get chills everytime I see the live news coverage and all the different youtube videos of when the second plane hit, and the horror of people going
53 ltbewr : I live about 16 miles NW of the WTC site. When I got home last night, I could see the 'towers of light', one of the simplest and perhaps best way we a
54 Post contains images wolbo : A tragic day that will never be forgotten. It changed the World and sadly not for the better. Thousands of innocent lives lost in this event and many,
55 af773atmsp : I spent 9/11/10 fishing at my uncle's cabin. The weather was like the day it was 9 years ago. I watched some of the History Channel, but I wanted to e
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