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I honor the memory of the horrors of that day, and the weeks following. I watch footage to help me mourn and remember those who passed that day. And to all those who have passed fighting for our country since that day. These videos contain GRAPHIC Scenes, and may disturb some of you. I saw everything happen, I was watching tv, and I didn't leave the house for 5 days. I am dedicated to the 9/11 tragedy, and honor it every year. This is my way of saying, Thank you, and God bless us all, everyone!
I will rate the videos/pics from least graphic to most graphic. I hope you will understand my need to tribute these heroes, and why I am sharing my grief with you. My Dad's oldest friend (of 82 years), lost his eldest son on the 2nd plane, flight 175.
From My Heart,
| Eight years on, and it has become evident that time doesn't heal all wounds... i can remember the day i returned home from school to see on the news what had happened, and it still shocks me to this day!|
In loving memory of those who lost their lives, and in sympathy for those who suffered, and still do!
| I cannot express how my heart aches for the world in words. The pictures and videos remind me of that day, and how I stayed glued to the news for 5 days/nights watching what took place. I bleed, and I bleed for the world and everyone in it, past and present. This day is holy to me because of the brave people who lived, died, suffered and survived. God Bless You All. ETR|
| AS A NEW YORKER THIS ANNIVERSARY AND THE OTHERS ARE VERY SAD TO ME AND MY HUSBAND. WHERE WE USED TO LIVE WE SAW THE SMOKE FOR MONTHS. WE HEARD THE FIRST RESPONDERS SIRENS FOR HOURS. WE SAW THE HORROR IN OTHER PEOPLE EYES. BUT IT IS SO SAD THAT PEOPLE NOW FORGET THE HORROR AND THE DANGER THAT THESE PEOPLE COULD HARM US AGAIN . PEOPLE DONT FORGET 911 IT COULD HAPPEN AGAIN AND GOD BLESS TO THE VICTIMS AND GOD BLESS AMERICA|
I still remember that day even after 8 years the memory of what happened the cruelty and the heartbreak of how fragile we are was magnified by an act of cruel cowardice and even now the thought of it makes me wonder how could it have happened!!! But I have found some comfort that though time may never fully heal the wounds for those who lost their loved ones and for those who were lost; No death was in vain for the innocent who perished before their time rest in peace in God's kingdom in heaven as angels that watch over us the survivors who must go on and remember that it is a sad thing to be strong and fall to the ground but,when you rise,rise up stronger and better knowing that God blesses you everyday and may we all be blessed and may God Bless America!!!
| Amen to all! Thank you for sharing, Reg, LoverGrl, JRM'sLady. I'ts so small a thing, yet brings me such happiness/relief to see you all post about what you were doing that day. I woke up in a 'restless' spirit that morning and couldn't sit still. I watched Springer back then because I thought it was goofy, but a repeat of a repeat made me flip channels, and I put on NBC (unheard of for me, I watched UHF stations) right after the first plane hit, and saw flight 175 come in several minutes later. I was screaming here comes another plane, over and over and then it hit. I called my parents to turn on the tv, the towers were being bombed. I could only watch in horror as the events unfolded live, and cry and pray for everyone. "Bad Guys' included in those prayers. Something inside me said, you're praying for those that have died, what about the men who caused this? They died too. So I prayed for the men who took the planes. I had to pray for those misguided men, because no one else was and because it was right to do so. Because of that one little prayer for the bad guys, my whole spirit opened wider and I am a better person for it. ETR|
| Great job on the page ETR. I think it's one of those moments in history that is so vivid in many people's memories - that they always have a snapshot of what they were doing that day. I was in class that day and had just gone to my government / politics class and everyone was talking about it with the image on the news of the crashing planes. It didn't seem real in the beginning and only later would we realize what it all truly meant. I think it was an end of an aspect of innocence for everyone, and for the United States in general. Blessings to those that suffered that day in history and In honor of what our nation lost that day. More than we could have anticipated... Best, SnowWhiteQueen|
| Quote : "For all the death and destruction reported in the news, there are thousands of stories of kindness and caring that no one ever knows. I believe that by striving for a world that accepts its oneness, we can transform wars, intolerance, religious persecution and political extremism into memory and maybe even folklore." |
(Sgt. Ernesto Haibi - a medic who served in Iraq)
|It's been ten years since this horrible tragedy. Even though I was only 6 at the time, it still hurts when I think about that day and the many lives that were senselessly cut short. God bless America!- KatharinetheQuene|
|"I once was blind but,now I see" We were blind till that day now we seek clearly and well and a new course has been chartered, I was only 18 when it happened and since then I have seen how I have changed and how this nation has changed too. May we all seek to change and be better and made better not just by the good that has happened in our lives but the bad as well. - Jrmslady09|