11Bravo From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1741 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5969 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.
FlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5945 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.
richm From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 803 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5781 times:
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LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 14027 posts, RR: 48
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5624 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.
dw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1272 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5588 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.
BMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5521 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.
Surprise From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 133 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5445 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.
Braniff747SP From Portugal, joined Oct 2008, 3078 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5368 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!
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8187 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5193 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.
HOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3223 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5145 times:
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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.
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YYZRWY23 From Canada, joined Aug 2009, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5036 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.