44 Comments on "Never Forget"
I know it's too late for anyone to read this, but Jessica, my parents were in Liberia when JFK was assassinated, and that country totally shut down. Everyone was glued to the radio. The world did indeed stop.
Incidentally, I'm unbookmarking the page since it was only bookmarked through the weekend with 9/11 links.
Terri-Ann, Smooches and everyone else impacted, there's not a day that goes by that I don't think of that day — and I live in California. There can be no reason whatsoever to belittle the deaths of those people by suggesting the US wasn't an "innocent victim." No nation is an innocent victim. We're a planet of warring tribes. But we die individually.
@Char, I specifically said I do have very grave feelings about the Iraq War. I didn't couch my remarks in terms of reservations about sympathy for Iraqi victims where you specifically dated reservations about the 9/11 attack sympathies.
In assigning blame, we have to give the first of it to the terrorists who made it possible for Bush to lie us into a war.
I was in school, teaching my third graders when our principal came over the intercom and calmly asked teachers to check their email. She didn't want us to have our televisions on, so she kept us up to speed with emails every few minutes. She told us to come by her office to watch the news there when we had a free moment. I remember trying to put on a brave face for the children, but having to constantly push down panic inside…
Where did I say I didn't have sympathy for them? I actually said I DO have sympathy for them.
I also said I have sympathy for the fact that since that day, 30 times as many people have since died as a result of the US action in Iraq.
Are you saying you DON'T have sympathy for those Iraqi civilians who have lost their lives?
barrilove: Thank you …
Incidentally, when people (using the term loosely) like "Dr." Terry Jones want to burn the Koran I want to shake him until his teeth rattles and tell him
1) This is why they hate us!!
2) You and your ignorance-fueled hate is just a Western version of theirs. You are brothers in base stupidity; you should be buddies, you ignorant fool!
@Jamie's Girl, that reads like a troll comment. Nearly everyone knows now that the "mosque" isn't a mosque. It's a good two blocks away from Ground Zero and is definitely not AT Ground Zero. There is already a mosque closer to Ground Zero than this Islamic Cultural Center will be.
Would you want Christian churches controlled in Oklahoma City because of what Tim McVeigh did?
Still pissed about a Mosque replacing these 2 towers.
You are so mature, Jessica. ^__^
Exactly caydian. Nightmare doesn't have a clue. Maybe one day when she's an adult she'll get one.
Yes, I remember the day…the Primary for the Mayor's race was on and everyone was trying to vote and get to work…..never realizing that this was a day that would change the way we feel about life as we know it. A senseless unnecessary war, motivated by greed, jumping at an opportunity. So to all the families who lost someone on 9/11 and in the conflictthat came after, my prays are with you.9 years later, a very very quiet Saturday in New York, Trader Joe's empty..the streets calm…and hearts are still broken.
I used to arrange trade shows for a large software company and we had a financial show at Windows on the World that day. Several of our people were out getting coffee when the planes struck. Three were not so lucky. It could have been me.
Sorry, i mean that you were late to work, therefore, you are safe now…
Wow, for the guy that shared his story about being late to work, Thank you. Sorry to hear about the loss of your co-workers, but happy to know that you were later, because it is a second chance at life. Amazing…
It is one of those days that you never forget. You know exactly were you where, what you were doing etc.
I was going to watch emmerdale farm (British soap) and instead I saw the planes crashing into the towers. At first I thougt it was an action movie and when reality hit me, I just sat down thinking – the world is going to change for the worst and it did. It has become an intolerant world, starting wars in the name of religion (take your pick)and oil.
The lifes lost on 9/11 will not be forgotten.
Thanks, Sue, I appreciate it 🙂
its the quiet afterward that still haunts me. standing in the middle of a street realizing that everything has stopped – no cars and trucks, no construction – just eerie silence
Thank you all for your stories. I remember that day sadly, and I hope we never forget.
Someday…when you're an adult, you'll understand.
But hey, you'll always have your looks….I hope.
It's so cute how bitter people get when they are wrong.It's also so cute when you try to deflect by making an inane comparison by throwing "facebook" around, as if that somehow makes your point correct and somehow belittles what was said previously.You just keep telling yourself your right Nightmare. It will make it all better. *pats you on the head*Nice name, by the way.
Scat, I am so very sorry for the loss of your coworkers. Everything most of us experienced was from a distance… but being there – wow. It's a whole different perspective. Thanks for sharing.
I went into mental shutdown mode that day too, Nightmare Child, and it was for a very long time. It was like I just couldn't bear it. I finally watched that movie United 93 a couple of years ago, and cried like a baby the last quarter of the way through it.
The Nightmare Child – my parents and other relatives all said it didn't. You have to remember, there was no CNN then. There was no 50 channels all showing the footage over and over. And the news that WAS available was very different than what it is today. Some called it whitewashed. It was a different era, and while there was sadness and mourning, there were not details flowing in by the minute for a solid two weeks. It's just not comparable.
Thank You Enty for your rememberence. I stopped to get gas that morning and the lady pumping next to me was crying. I asked her if she was ok, she said haven't you heard? I said heard what…………….
GOD BLESS THE USA and all those who serve to protect Her!
Where were you "when the World stopped turning"? I was in a classroom full of innocent children just like the song said.
A day I'll never forget!
Thank your for this, Enty. I came by spefically today to see if you posted anything about Sept. 11th. You never cease to make me happy.