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Your Reminders Of 9/11  
User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

Besides the obvious (airline employees...), do you think of 9/11 often? I actually have a photograph of the Twin Towers at night in black and white hanging on my wall. It's important to me thinking that one of my cousins was probably two blocks away at the time the photo was taken (he was sleeping in his apartment on the Upper East Side when then attacks took place). It's hard to look at the picture and not think of his friends that he lost and still hard to think that these landmarks still aren't standing. It's weird going to Manhattan today and not being able to use the twin towers as your bearing to get which direction you're walking towards.


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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

I personally am reminded of 9/11 every time it's mentioned. I've moved on, done my mourning, and have gone back to life. Every time it gets mentioned somewhere I'm reminded of the horrible suffering on that day.

The sad thing is that 3000 people died so that the administration could push their own agenda to create a new culture of Fear within the state.


User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4339 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

Yea, I remember it very well...at my dad's house in D.C. is a large poster of the Pentagon that my dad was stationed at from 1993 to 2000 signed by many Army officers and enlisted guys during his retirement ceremony....If he was to still work there on 9/11/2002, my dad would've been killed since his office where he worked at was within the crash site of the Pentagon that was damaged severely...Whenever I go home to see my dad on the weekends and driving past the Pentagon is when I really remember about 9/11....Most of the people I know in the Navy/Marine Corps joined becuase of 9/11...I guess I picked the right time to serve my country.

Kevin


User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

I remember it frequently. Those horrible pictures cannot simply be forgotten. I stood on top of the WTC exactly two weeks before the attacks took place and sometimes think how lucky I was as I originally had planned to spend my holidays in NYC one or two weeks later.
There´s a large poster of the twin towers and the Manhattan skyline on my wall that continuously reminds of the greatness of this city and its people before and after 9/11.


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1226 times:

I still think of this event daily. I had a close friend who was in New York when the towers were demolished. Luckily she had already visited the towers a few days previously. A week after the attacks, I went out and got myself a picture which I've got hung on my bedroom wall. When my friend managed to get back to the UK, we met up and before we spoke she just gave me the most tightest hug you could ever imagine.

A tragic event for the world that will not ever been forgotten. Thousands of families torn apart, 3000 lives lost and New York's skyline damaged forever. The day of Tuesday 11th September 2001 is a day I will never be able to come to terms with.

Regards,
Justin.


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7092 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1210 times:

I am very lucky that my relative went out of the building an hour or so before the planes struck.
The thing that remins me the most is the DJ Sammy Heaven song tributed to 9/11


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1204 times:

There is a much seen picture of the twin towers at night, all lit up with an eagle superimposed over them. I had this color photo blown up and framed. There is another picture of the Pentagon after the attacks, blown up and framed as well. They hang in my house as a constant reminder to never let down your guard and maintain vigilance.

We've allowed ourselves to be attacked twice because we became too complacent. We should never allow this again.


User currently offlineAir2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1191 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 1):
The sad thing is that 3000 people died so that the administration could push their own agenda to create a new culture of Fear within the state.

3000 people died because Islamic terrorists hijacked 4 airplanes and flew them into buildings (or tried to in 1 case).

I'm reminded everytime I see my firefighter's helmet. I'm reminded whenever I see the NY skyline. I'm reminded whenever I look at my desk (there's a panaramic photo on the desk). I'm reminded whenever some airhead says there is no real terrorist threat.


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1177 times:

I still think about it quite frequently. First of all, I still have my dad's stories, since he worked across the street from the WTC for both attacks, and has vivid memories of both. He still tells me how shocking it was seeing those people jump from the upper floors, and seeing it on TV does not justify the full magnitude of what was going on. He managed to walk uptown with his coworkers and leave Manhattan via a cruise ship being used primarily to bring people out of the city.

I am also reminder every time I see one of my friends who lost a parent on 9/11. There are quite a few in our town, and it is good to see most of them relatively normal now, but you can tell it still hurts them to talk about it. I also remember the little things, like how nice a day it was, and walking out of school and just being able to see the dark cloud on the horizon. It was also here that I saw the light memorial several months later. I have moved on, and don't dwell on it too much, but I will never forget.

Harry



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 1):
The sad thing is that 3000 people died so that the administration could push their own agenda to create a new culture of Fear within the state.

EXCUSE ME!?!??!?!??!?!?!??!?!??!?!?!? That 3000 people died because of knuckleheads who were able to board the planes, hijacked them, and aimed them for the Pentagon, the White House (didn't make it there), and the two towers. The Bush Administration didn't create a new culture of fear within the state. It's called NOTIFYING AND WARNING.



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

No, I do not think of it every day, because we have to live in the present, and look to the future, not the past. Unfortunately, one reason so much fear, secrecy and mistrust still exists among many Americans is they seemingly can't get beyond 9/11 and those event.

The events were historical, far-reaching and have changed much of what our country is-some of it for the better, much of it for the worse, but until we move beyond that-and that includes an administration in Washington who still brings it up at every opportunity to remind people how scared they still should be, we'll be stuck in this maisma of fear, secrecy and mistrust.

Get beyond it. It was almost 4 years ago.


User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 10):
No, I do not think of it every day, because we have to live in the present, and look to the future, not the past

Indeed.

Perhaps those of you still wringing your hands over 9/11 ought to put things into perspective. In the last 25 days in the USA you've managed to kill as many people on the road as died on 11 September.

If you're an American worrying about how to stay alive, you've far greater risks than terrorists to be thinking about. You might want to keep your eye on the ball.


User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

I think about that sad day every now and then. Right now I am also taking a course at University of Halmstad about International Relations and 9/11 started a new chapter in that field. And I have a photograph of the New York sky-line at dawn hanging on my wall, so I see the towers many times every day.

User currently offlineDelta717 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 457 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1062 times:

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 9):
EXCUSE ME!?!??!?!??!?!?!??!?!??!?!?!? That 3000 people died because of knuckleheads who were able to board the planes, hijacked them, and aimed them for the Pentagon, the White House (didn't make it there), and the two towers. The Bush Administration didn't create a new culture of fear within the state. It's called NOTIFYING AND WARNING.

What DLKAPA is referring to is the ignorance of the United States Government during the events leading up to 9/11. There are many conspiracy theories out there, and if you watch Fahrenheit 9/11 (which is directed by an amazing man, Michael Moore), it is one of the most brilliant documentaries I've ever seen, and it just really showed me how ineffective the Bush Administration was.

I know what people are going to say: "It's a biased documentary and Michael Moore is a liar."
Don't waste your breath. Telling me this isn't changing my opinion.

And back to the original post, I don't really think about it as much as I used to. In fact, it used to be that every time I was in the city, I would flashback to all of the images. The only time I ever really think about it is when visuals resurface...pictures...videos...and the occasional (and still emotional) trip into Lower Manhattan.


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1058 times:

There is a picture of me and my sister on a mantle at my moms house, its us on the top of the WTC when we were much younger. Everytime I look at it, I get reminded.


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