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Never forget 9/11...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 11 September 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

DISCLAIMER: This is not my photo.

...however it embodies the memories forever embedded in our hearts and minds.
We all remember where we were that fateful morning when news of the disaster in New York City reached our eyes and ears.
How? ... Why? ... Twice? ... It can't be!
Then in Washington, D.C.?, but it was ... and then, yes, in Shanksville, PA?

The attacks as recorded on Wikipedia.

PS: Our daughter lived on the 28th floor of the building [right, marked] in the mid-80's.

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I don't think I'll ever forget when I heard that awful news, one of those dreadful days that we all hope will never happen again. One day I hope we can all live in peace together

11 Sep 2012 7:52am

@Doug: Thank you, Doug, and I join you in your hopes for peace.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A day that changed the world

11 Sep 2012 8:28am

@CElliottUK: Amen!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

We all remember !

11 Sep 2012 9:33am

@Mhelene: Yes, we do.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Terrorism existed before 9/11 and it still exists today and probably will always exist.I served in the forces in Northern Ireland and lost friends through terrorist attacks there in the 80´s.I don´t think we will ever defeat terrorism but we should never give in to it.
Our boys and girls are serving all over the world fighting against terrorism,against the low life that hide behind religion or politics to achieve their goal !! Get behind our forces and support these brave people !!

11 Sep 2012 9:42am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thank you, Anthony ... I couldn't agree more about the presence of terrorism (or evil) ... we lived through WWII; you through the 'mess' in Northern Ireland. Our son we in during the Gulf War, stationed in Germany. The two terrorist attacks in NYC taught this country how much more they needed to do to beef up our security. Is it enough? No one knows, but we have to stand behind our servicemen and women!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Thank you for remembering this day! Thank goodness your daughter wasn't there 11 years ago.

11 Sep 2012 1:38pm

@Steven: Thank you, Steven ... and you sensed our gratefulness that Susan wasn't there then.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice tribute.

11 Sep 2012 3:03pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

nicely rendered

11 Sep 2012 6:07pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

I remember switching the tele on and thinking whats this rubbishy film, and then realising it was actually happening,I don't think i've ever had such a conflict of feelings, before or since,and like Anthony says the only way to beat it is to fight it ,wherever it raises it's evil head.

11 Sep 2012 6:21pm

@Jeff: Thank you, Jeff; I agree, we must keep fighting evil!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

My heart aches and will always ache for this day and the atrocities that occurred. The lowest and highest aspects of humanity were on display, and I refer to the firefighters and others who risked it all to try to save people. Respect and love from your northern neighbors.

11 Sep 2012 7:01pm

@Rick: Thanks, Rick. Canadians stood by us during that terrible atrocity, and as for the firefighters. my husband is a retired firefighter so it was brought home very strongly. I remain thankful that Mike never had to face anything like 9/11.

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

A fitting tribute to this day of remembrance. My husband lost a cousin in the attack. ALmost everyone we know was affected.

11 Sep 2012 9:05pm

@ruthiebear: The son of friends was lost, and so many from our daughter's area in Fair Haven and Middletown, NJ also - those who commuted by ferry to NYC.

Mary from PA, United States

Thank you for sharing this.....NO ONE will ever for get this day....My husband was flying this day....I was pretty sure he was in Canada by the time this all happened, but still tense until I heard from him. My heart too aches for those lost and their families.

11 Sep 2012 9:09pm

@Mary: Thank you, Mary. You must have been frantic until you hear from your husband on 9/11/01 ... and i imagine it took him a while before he could get back home.

Christine from Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, France

Un bel hommage. Nous n'oublierons pas.

12 Sep 2012 1:54am

@Christine: Merci beaucoup, Christine.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

And so....eleven years went by ...The scare, the outrage, the fear, the hate...are all there, in place. The wounds will never heal and minds will never forget! Souls will bleed and we'll go on trying to find ways to explain the many "whys"....I remember my eyes were stuck on the TV screen in a Hokkaido hotel (the same that we went to during this year's visit) and Yoshiyuki (who was in hospital in a small town near to our residence) was telling me about this event! My friend and I looked and looked and the only thing we could say was: "what a horrible accident!" It took us time to understand that it was NOT an accident!

12 Sep 2012 6:46am

@Japanalia: And my dear Gabriela, all I can think of is what the world would have seen had the bombings in 1945 been televised. We live in such a different world than when we were born; I suppose every generation can say that, but our own seems worse somehow. ... We too, were glued to the TV on 9/11, somehow hoping we would 'wake' and learn it had not happened.

RBL from Oxford, United States

Chilling image and very relevant; thank goodness your daughter was not living there on this day! These photos and videos of 9/11 have become permanent fixtures in our lives ~ fantastic post!

12 Sep 2012 7:46pm

@RBL: Thank you ... and I couldn't agree more on the "permanent fixtures in our lives."

franz from Baden, Austria

awesome image and processing, and a very touching reminder and tribute !!!

12 Sep 2012 8:39pm

@franz: Thanks, Franz.