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post #1 of 9
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I was out of the country when 9/11 happened and I never saw this commerical before. Apparently it only aired once during the superbowl and I just found this today. I think we should all take a moment to remember the lives lost, both American citizens and visitors from abroad that lost their lives that day. And I can't imagine any better way to do it than with animals.

(**note...I'm surprised how many people seem to be ignoring this anniverary. I don't have cable so I have no idea what is going on the TV but NO ONE even mentioned it at work. I still get emotional on this day**)

Thoughts and prayers going out to everyone that lost their lives, or lost a loved one that day. May they rest in peace.
post #2 of 9
I was driving to work when it came on the news about the attack. I can't believe I didn't get in an accident. Almost everyone there was upset. We had a few clients calling us but not many. One girl didn't seem upset by happened. I asked her why she wasn't upset and she told me it was no biggie, she didn't know anyone in the towers or planes. She didn't care we had just been attacked.

About 30 minutes later, the supervisors came down the rows and told everyone to log out of the phones (I work in a student loan call center) and go home for the rest of the day with pay. We are contracted by the government and there was a rumor a plane was heading for L.A. Not much chance they were heading our way but all government offices were closing. I spent the day with DH just watching the TV and crying.

I will never, ever forget. I pray that we all remember.
post #3 of 9
...........In honour to all victims...........
post #4 of 9
Everyone that is on my facebook go look at my profile.
I posted stuff there.
post #5 of 9
I was several years into being married and moved from NY state to the West Coast. I had woken up early and put on the news...I heard a tense reporter describing what had happened to the first tour when live feed came on showing the second plane heading into the second tower.

I will never, ever forget it..or the horror of watching folks running in the street, covered in dust/ash, some with blood.

My MIL observed some of this from the rooftop of her school, and I remember how someone I found bright, witty, interesting was on the plane that dove into the pentago, how sad I felt for her husband, for all of us who would watch her on tv, read her books.

There was a company (at the time I was really getting into online surveys, pay for reading emails programs etc..this new company was getting ready to put its program live - I'd been signed up for a while). After that day, it disappeared..I remember finding it listed as one of the companies located in one of the towers.

It was something I will never, could never, forget. I will always feel tears when I see it happening in my memory.

Like the day I stood in a patients room, watching with them as the Challenger lifted off and then exploded, or the day my house slide like a shoe on butter back and forth in an earthquake - first strong earthquake of my life (and my last I hope), this was a moment that touched me/startled me, deeply.
post #6 of 9
This is a poem that was sent to me. I think it is also a song.


You say you will never forget where you were when
you heard the news On September 11, 2001.
Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room
with a man who called his wife to say 'Good-Bye.' I
held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the
peace to say, 'Honey, I am not going to make it, but it
is OK..I am ready to go.'

I was with his wife when he called as she fed
breakfast to their children. I held her up as she
tried to understand his words and as she realized
he wasn't coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a
woman cried out to Me for help. 'I have been
knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!' I said.
'Of course I will show you the way home - only
believe in Me now.'

I was at the base of the building with the Priest
ministering to the injured and devastated souls.
I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He
heard my voice and answered.

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat,
with every prayer. I was with the crew as they
were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the
believers there, comforting and assuring them that their
faith has saved them.

I was in Texas , Virginia , California , Michigan , Afghanistan ....
I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.
Did you sense Me?

I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew
every name - though not all know Me. Some met Me
for the first time on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me with their last breath.
Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the
smoke and flames; 'Come to Me... this way... take
my hand.' Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.
But, I was there.

I did not place you in the Tower that day. You
may not know why, but I do. However, if you were
there in that explosive moment in time, would you have
reached for Me?

Sept. 11, 2001, was not the end of the journey
for you. But someday your journey will end. And I
will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may
be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are
'ready to go.'

I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.


Author Unknown
post #7 of 9
We had a moment of silence at work in remembrance of those who were lost. I'll always remember where I was and how I learned of what was happening.

One of my best friends is in Afghanistan right now...Semper Fi. I wish I was there with him.
post #8 of 9
At work we put on our specials board we will never forget! Youd be surprised how many people mentioned this while I was waiting on them. It was sad day. My one table and I talked for about 20 minutes about where we were when we heard the news. I can remember like it was just seconds ago, sitting in geometry class when the teacher across the hall came running into our room and yelled for all of us to get down to the auditorium NOW! I watched in horror and sadness as the events of that day unfolded. I even remember sitting in my bfs house at the time watching the news and feeling the plane that crashed in Pa...
Sept 11th will never be forgotten for me I will always remember that day with sadness but an appreciation for our country who in times of need can pull together and unite to show we will NOT be defeated! We will stand strong with American pride!!!!
post #9 of 9
I never forget 9/11. I think I can remember what happened on that day more clearly than I can remember what happened an hour ago. Beautiful and touching video.
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