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953 days ago

Somehow it does not seem like this tragic event happened 10 years ago. It is a day of remembrance and sadness where we think of all those human being who lost their lives in a most evil inhuman act.
The victims were from many countries, creeds, religions, male and female, and were merely putting in a days work as most of us do. It is a time for all decent people to join hands and reflect on the horror and let the victims families and friends know that their loved ones are not forgotten and that we have their back.
I dare say each one of us remembers where they were and what they were doing at that time, it’s like time stood still. Let us all, in our shop or job spare a minute to remember all these people and be thankful that we survived and are here to comfort those who suffered.
God Bless the USA

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.


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#1 posted 953 days ago

Amen!!

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#2 posted 952 days ago

Thanks for reminding me, Roger…. I had almost forgotten tomorrow was 9/11. Let us not the forget the people who died on that tragic day…..Never let us forget…..

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#3 posted 952 days ago

Amen Roger well said. Thank You

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#4 posted 952 days ago

God bless all

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#5 posted 952 days ago

Amen

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#6 posted 952 days ago

USA

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#7 posted 952 days ago

I just wonder how they can’t build one tower on ground zero in an entire decade. The empire state building was built in a few years, during the great depression! They must have some of us LJs working on it because there are lots of us here with half finished projects that we may never get done!

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#8 posted 952 days ago

StumpyNubs,

Well, there’s the usual mix of politics, court battles over insurance and NYPD-required redesigns so that the new tower is resistant to street-level truck bombs. But we can’t forget that this is not just some construction site. There are still many hundreds of missing people and care and respect for their families and remains must be maintained. Add to that that many temporary measures had to be taken to get the PATH trains up and running and the “bathtub” shored up so that it wouldn’t fill with water from the Husdon and I’m not surprised that it has taken so long.

At the time, I had changed jobs and was working across the river in New Jersey. I had been working for Morgan Stanley on the 44th and 68th floors of WTC2. My wife and I did our courtship in and around the WTC (she worked a few blocks away at Park Place). We’re both exceptionally lucky that we lost no one we knew that day (and, in fact, my boss was late for a meeting at WTC2 because he missed his train that morning).

The attack did incredible damage to the fabric of our lives. I work in the financial industry and, although it took a year, I lost my job as the banks cut back. That cost me a year and a half and I’m still digging out of the hole from it. Of course, that utterly pales in comparison to what others lost.

Despite the fact that it isn’t finished (and won’t be for another few years), seeing One World Trade rise above the nearby WFC buildings is a source of great comfort. Like many other New Yorkers, I would use the WTC towers to orient myself as I climbed out of the subway at Fulton Street. It’s a small thing, but the hole in the skyline was a constant reminder of how much our city had changed. Nothing will ever be the same, but it means a great deal to me.

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#9 posted 952 days ago

Much like Pearl Harbor we will all remember that awful day, where we were, and who was there with us. May all those who were lost in that tragedy rest comfortably in peace and for the rest of us hope that we never see such a thing again. Ill never forget.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#10 posted 952 days ago

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#11 posted 952 days ago

I still remeber i was at the boatyarth in jylland( a part of Denmark) when i heard it that day. I dont think i will ever forget what i was doing that day…

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#12 posted 952 days ago

Personal reflections on 9/11
Canadians remember

09/09/2011 2:25:00 PM

by Monica Bugajski
Ten years after the horrific September 11th attacks, what do you remember?

One image haunts me in particular.

I only saw it that one day, that one time.

The U.S. news coverage, where I was living at the time, never played the footage again, probably for the same reasons that they don’t show the bodies of American soldiers who’ve perished in the two wars since – too disturbing, too real.

A camera in a helicopter had spotted him. His white collared shirt, black pants, and black tie moved in and out of focus. He stood in the broken window of one of the World Trade Center towers. Smoke billowed out around him. Behind him, fires raged and consumed the very office he must have gone to everyday. He had nowhere to go. He looked up, paused, and then stepped into nothing.

He was “the falling man” – horizontal, hands wide out from his sides. If you froze the image, you could pretend he was flying forward, like a superhero in a film. Only his tie, as vertical as the building he had just leapt from, gave away the gruesome reality. The camera followed him as he sailed down for what felt like an eternity, and eventually, he fell out of frame.

It’s this image of the falling man in his very last moments that I cannot let go of and refuse to forget even ten years after I saw it.

RELATED: Photos: Defining moments of the 9/11 attacks

I could spend this Sunday (the 10th anniversary of the attacks) debating and discussing the economical, political and social ramifications of the September 11th attacks. However, I choose to instead commemorate those who perished.

For me, it will always be the loss of life that is the most significant and evocative aspect of the day. It’s the 2,606 people in New York City, the 246 on the four planes, and the 125 at the Pentagon who lost the chance to see, talk to, and embrace their loved ones again. It’s the fact that their lives were stolen from them; their time was cut short.

For the friends and families, each anniversary is a reminder that another year has passed without the people they loved, cared for and respected. And for the rest of us, who may not have known anyone personally, the day is a time we pay tribute to humanity and mourn those individuals killed.

Ten years ago, I sat behind a glass screen and watched in a stunned silence as one person passed on. He was someone’s child, father, brother, uncle, husband, partner, and friend. He may have been a perfect stranger to me, but he meant something to someone, so I choose never to forget him.

Where were you when you learned about the attacks?

How did you feel?

What will you not forget?

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#13 posted 952 days ago

I was in my college apartment sleeping when my roomate, who was up early working on an English paper broke into my room swearing at me to get the “f” up. Groggy and probably hungover, i remember him telling me thta a plane just flew into the tower. I got to the TV in time to see the second plane hit. Time stood still that day, a peep wasnt heard around a rowdy college campus, cell phones didnt work, we sat for hours, 6 to 10 of us on a dirty tan sectional couch in disbelief.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#14 posted 952 days ago

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#15 posted 952 days ago

Your wife is very talented, Bunkie. That’s an amazing painting!

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