Remembering 9/11

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    Sep 09, 2015 6:16 AM GMT
    I will never forget the sick feeling I had. This event changed our freedoms!!

    They say do something good on this day? What good do you have planned?

    I think I am going to hand out cold water to people on the streets.


    http://www.nationalgeographic.com/remembering-9-11/
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    Sep 09, 2015 10:52 AM GMT
    Perhaps the best day for remembering 9/11 is 9/11, not 9/9.
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    Sep 09, 2015 4:32 PM GMT
    I was thinking about it the other day so I put it in. They say go out and do something good. I guess you have something PLANNED??
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    Sep 09, 2015 5:26 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidPerhaps the best day for remembering 9/11 is 9/11, not 9/9.

    That was fucked up. You don't get the emotional connection Americans have to 9/11.
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    Sep 09, 2015 6:04 PM GMT
    I call dibs on being the first poster to post 9/11 pictures in the thread of the OP who called dibs on posting the first 9/11 thread of 2015.

    These are from my trip with my mom not long after planes were flying again. We flew up to visit with family and spent a day in the city to pay respects and take a dear friend working up in Times Square to dinner

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    For my good deed of the 9/11 day I hereby have posted poignant pictures to reflect upon.
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    Sep 09, 2015 6:07 PM GMT
    DefensiveEnd said
    Ex_Mil8 saidPerhaps the best day for remembering 9/11 is 9/11, not 9/9.

    That was fucked up. You don't get the emotional connection Americans have to 9/11.


    We were experiencing terrorist atrocities in UK towns and cities for 30 years before 9/11, so please spare me the lecture.

    Excepting those who have suffered some personal loss, the whole point of anniversaries is that events like this are memorialized by the general public on the anniversary date, otherwise it risks appearing like grief whoring. I'm not saying 2bnaked is an attention seeker, but he does seem to revel in melodrama.
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    Sep 09, 2015 6:22 PM GMT
    We need to look forward to maybe a brighter future and not dwell in the past. ISIS, is causing more calamities that do not compare to 9/11, including Boko Haram. Besides, thousands more were killed in the 2004 Tsunami that hit Phuket and Thailand and Bhanda Achek. Why do we not remember that?
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    Sep 09, 2015 11:32 PM GMT
    It's been too many years. Let those who lived it and directly affected by it have their memorials. I'll just carry on as if it is just another day just as I did for the tenth anniversary of hurricane Katrina.
  • BuddhaLing

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    Sep 09, 2015 11:37 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidPerhaps the best day for remembering 9/11 is 9/11, not 9/9.


    Exactly! I am heading to Shanksville early Friday, September 11, 2015! Let's roll!
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    Sep 09, 2015 11:57 PM GMT
    I'm gonna go ride my damn bike.

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  • bobbobbob

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    Sep 10, 2015 12:07 AM GMT

    That's this Friday.
    I'll be going out for happy hour and sure to see a regular buddy, who's the realtor who refused to renew a lease on a local mosque in 2001. He turned around and put a childrens dance studio in it at extra low rent. I'll thank him and buy him a few drinks.

    I'll send emails again to the six remaining USAF B52 bomber squadrons who circumnavigated the globe for over a month at the beginning the attack on Usama and the Taliban. My father flew them in his day so they always appreciate hearing from me.

    I'll take time to shake the hand of anyone I see in uniform and here, there's no shortage of them and let them know their nation loves them back as much as they love it.

    Thanks for the reminder.


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    Sep 10, 2015 1:34 AM GMT
    We were talking about this in the office.. about how it feels weird to plan meetings or work events on "September 11th". I have yet to watch a single movie or tribute because it's still too painful for me. So I usually wake up on that day, see that the news is replaying the events and turn it off and say a prayer or do my own private moment of silence... and then I live on, thankfully.

    I think we all deal with grief in our own way.
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    Sep 10, 2015 1:47 AM GMT
    woodfordr saidWe were talking about this in the office.. about how it feels weird to plan meetings or work events on "September 11th". I have yet to watch a single movie or tribute because it's still too painful for me. So I usually wake up on that day, see that the news is replaying the events and turn it off and say a prayer or do my own private moment of silence... and then I live on, thankfully.

    I think we all deal with grief in our own way.


    ^^^
    So True. And thanks for bringing that up to remind me of something more important than my comment above. I have a female friend here who lost her baby brother in the Pentagon that day. He was just a 22 yr old kid. 9/11 messes her up bad every year because she can't get away from the reminders. I'll make it a point to go spend time with her and get her away from the reminders. That would be better than all the above.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Sep 10, 2015 2:05 AM GMT
    It's one of those events in history that you will never forget where you were or who you were with. I was still flying and on a layover in Fort Lauderdale the night of September 10th. My fellow crew members and I were glued to the TV in the hotel all day on 9/11 in stunned silence, and in the days following. We did not make it back to Chicago until the following Saturday, after flights started operating again. I finally went to the 9/11 memorial and museum earlier this year in New York. In one of the sections of the exhibit, they have a salute to those who perished in both Pennsylvania and Washington. At the Pentagon area, there is a small section of the outer fuselage with the passenger windows of the American Airlines Boeing 757 that crashed into the Pentagon, still with the red, white and blue stripe. if anyone has not seen the 9/11 memorial yet, and you are visiting New York , I would highly recommend it, very moving.
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    Sep 10, 2015 1:25 PM GMT
    woodfordr said... I think we all deal with grief in our own way.
    for me not the single most but

    the 911 thingy, unchecked, started a whole string of bad for this country.
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    Sep 11, 2015 4:55 PM GMT
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    Sep 13, 2015 4:38 PM GMT
    robbaker saidAnd osama wants to bringbin more illegal immigrants to this country .the left is killing America! icon_mad.gif


    Haven't you heard? Osama's dead. Obama got him in 2011.