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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Mr. Snakey, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. Mr. Snakey

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    Its nearly 7pm eastern time and nobody has said anything so i will God bless the people who lost their lives on this day......... love Danny
     
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    Good job uncut.

    Hasn't it been 5 years, today? I spoke to people about it today in class. We all did the " where were you when the Towers fell" saying.

    Even Canadian's can appreciate this day.

    BEST to ALL affected.
     
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    I will second that, God bless
     
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    I remember watching it all live. And phoning all my friends on the East Coast. And the elation of finding them all alive and well. I can't imagine the anguish and trauma suffered by those who didn't receive such good news... and no-one should think that such suffering ever really goes away for those people. We may only think of them on anniversaries and such, but their pain is constant, whether in the foreground or background of the lives they have made for themselves since.

    Think of all you have accomplished in the past 5 years of your own life.
    And then imagine it all erased, for nothing.
     
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    Amen, Uncut.
     
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    I've just watched them read off the names of the dead on local news. Most were on those airplanes which took off here from Logan. It was beyond sad.
     
  7. Thank you Uncut ... it really was a tragic event that left me in awe as an American citizen, not to mention that a close friend lost her grandfather in the South Tower that morning ... she had a chance to talk to him before the collapse though, which was turely one of the most heart wrenching things I have ever watched *I was standing beside her* in my life :redface: ... it was a deafly sobering moment

    And remember the people ... that all I can say
     
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    And thanks for saying it, Danny!:smile:

    The people who lost their lives on that day are what we should always remember about 9/11! May they rest in peace, in heaven. May their families be well, now, and forever in the future. May the heroes of 9/11 know that we admire their selflessness and their bravery.

    May we all learn to appreciate each day that we live. May we also not lose sight of the unity and compassion we felt as Americans for each other, that day, and immediately after! And let us also not forget or lose sight of what everybody around the world showed to us here in the U.S.: love and concern for our fellow human beings.

    Terrorism shows no regard for the most precious thing in this world: life! The terrorists of 9/11 had no regard for their own lives, and therefore, they did not care about all the lives lost and all the families and relationships they left forever broken by their senseless acts of terror.

    The children of then (and now) will be the ones who will either suffer or enjoy the consequences of that day and the events that have followed it. I hope when they are as old as I am now, they will see us as people who only wished to eradicate the evil known as terrorism from this world. On the 25th anniversary of 9/11, I hope we would have gotten back to fighting the "war on terrorism," and that we will have won!

    In the meantime, on this, the 5th anniversary of 9/11, my deepest thoughts and prayers are for those who died that day. I also offer my sincerest best wishes for their loved ones!

    -Alex
     
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    Add me to that list, Danny. I've spent the whole day trying to avoid it.
     
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    Well done Danny (and well said agnslz). I spent the morning in class today thinking about it and the afternoon at work doing the same.

    I was home sick from school 5 yrs ago and watching tv when it happened. What about everyone else - where were you when it happened?
     
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    I too thank you for starting the thread. It has affected me deeply every day since that day. My heart goes out to those who lost those in the attack, and to the continuing loss of life every day since then. Love those near you, now, because anythingcan take them away with no warning. Peace be to all here.
     
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    I usually avoid TV, but did so especially today because I did not want to see videos of the planes plowing into the WTC for the 4000th time.

    What an awful day 5 years ago. And to those who lost someone they loved, it's far worse.

    My sister worked for a contractor at the State Department at the time, and there was a rumor that a bomb had gone off there that day. Scared the bejesus out of me. I was in Texas and could not reach her until the evening due to jammed phone lines. What a relief when we finally talked.
     
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    Rest in peace Roger old boy.

    Still missing Roger Rasweiler, known to most as Mark Rasweiler (full name was Roger Mark Rasweiler). First met him back a few years when I was briefly working in a job outside of the printing industry and semi-commuting down to the city (secured a 1 year sublet down on Bethune Street, came back to Ct. a few tiimes a month) Roger worked for a different company and in the other tower but somehow we got to know each other at various run-ins down on the main concourse floor Sweetheart of a man and I have no idea how his wife and kids have managed to cope with their loss over these years, just hope the good memories of this man can somehow help ease the pain they feel undoubtedly each and every day.
    Very much like a brother to me and with a charm and way about him I have yet to see again in anyone Roger was in the towers when the planes hit and never had a chance. God I miss that smile.
     
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    I was listening to a radio talk show yesterday morning where they were discussing ways not to forget 9/11. Several callers suggested making this date a national holiday. I say no.....mark it a day of rememberance but not a federal, state or local holiday. There are too many of those now.
     
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    "Don't miss the 9-11 DAY SALE bargains at K-Mart!"
     
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    9/11


    I remember it like yesterday because I was sitting in my office in DC, and my mother called to tell me to turn on the tv. At first I thought it was "Towering Inferno" .I thought why would someone be playing that tired movie at this time of the day, and then it hit me it was real. We were glued to the TV and next thing we knew we saw smoke coming from the south and started hearing fighter jets flying back and forth over our heads. The head of my organization told everyone to stay in their offices but pandemonium broke out. People were running down the street, the traffic was at a complete stop, and I had hysterical family members telling me to get out of there. I live with the Star Spangled Banner and if there were hitting icons we might be next. Later that day, I heard that the brother of a friend was on the 78th floor of the first tower, another's sister was in the section of the Pentagon which had been hit. and yet another's fiance was on the plane that went into the Pentagon. It was all too deep when I realized that but for the grace of God and the bravery of the members of flight 93, I too could have been right in the path of destruction on either side. It was like another country for weeks with actual tanks in the streets. But we survived. We may never go back to the state of blissful ignorance many of us grew up living through. But would we want to go back?
     
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    Yea...that'd be kind of sickening. (Kind of like Veterans day though)

    I wish all of the families and friends whom lost loved ones in those towers my deepest sympathy.

    It was a horrific event, and hopefully someone will have enough courage to open the can of worms of our government and expose all of those whom are involved.

    When we find them, I say we burn them at the stake, and broadcast it live for all americans to see.
     
  18. agnslz

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    Thank you!:smile:

    I was home as well. I had been watching Imus in the Morning on MSNBC.

    That morning and that day I felt so many emotions from excitement, initially (believe it or not!:redface:), to shock, to immense sadness. That day and that time will be forever with me. I believe that it will shape our nation for the rest of time! I remember the feeling of togetherness and protection we had for each other. All across the country everyone did what they could to help! I remember going shopping with my mom and sister the weekend after the attacks, and my mom putting money into a donation jar at the checkout stand. How many people did little things like this all across the country? Many, I believe!

    Many people around the world also helped as they could! I remember the King of Jordan and his wife donating their own blood for the victims! Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles attended a church service for the British victims of 9/11 (it was for all the victims really, I think!) I remember I watched on C-SPAN the memorial ceremony held at the Canadian Parliament for the victims. I remember that some felt that Canada's gestures of sympathy and support were snubbed by the U.S.! I certainly appreciated what was done by the government and people of Canada! I remember the great speech of solidarity that the Australian PM gave, which was so wonderfully Australian!

    Here in my hometown (two thousand miles from the East Coast!) we felt united as never before with that part of the country. In fact, three years ago at the church where my mom and step-dad were married (Sacred Heart) two beams from the WTC were incorporated into the church's new bell tower! I have seen them many times since, and yesterday (as on all the anniversaries since), there was a memorial mass held there for those killed on 9/11. On our city's Civic Plaza, moments of silence were observed and the names of all those killed in the attacks were read.

    Things such as these here in my hometown have happened all over the country since 9/11! That day HAS changed us for the better, but I wish the acts of kindness and love we showed for each other then, wouldn't (seemingly) manifest themselves only on the anniversaries of that day! I believe we missed a great oppurtunity to have the world "on our side" when we went to war in Iraq. How we will fix that and get them back on our side, I don't know! :(

    The outpouring of sympathy from people around the world for us here in the United States, was beautiful! Never before or since have I ever felt like everbody in the world liked us! It's a tragedy that that feeling is no longer there (or at least seems like it isn't!) I hope someday soon the spirit of that day and time will return, and that it wont take such a horrendous act of terror to bring it about again!
     
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    Sadly many people do want to return to the old ways even knowing that the blindfolded bliss is only a temporary soother and that eventually reality must be faced I would not want to think that Roger and so many others died just so now we could turn our backs on it and the lessons learned.


    ...so ends my rant...
     
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    It's a rant that we should take heed of, MMM. 9/11 has altered the way Americans live and think; it's an historical marker. We need to be vigilant and not allow complacency to lull us into a false sense of security. As I watched those horribile events unfold (too close for comfort), I told someone sitting next to me that we have lost our innocence. Our collective national naivete that we needn't worry about being in harm's way in our country needed to be challenged, though obviously not in this tragic manner. To observe this day is one way to remind ourselves of how fragile is our security, not to mention our very lives. I just hope we don't commercialize it (ref Pecker's K-Mart apt comment) or turn it into a political forum.
     
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