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  1. #211
    Quote Originally Posted by MissJames View Post
    My son wasn't born for 2 more months ,but the entry could be identical. Those phone calls : (

    I think almost everyone had a connection to 9/11 .My Son -In-Law's sister worked in the Towers and we didn't know for hours what happened to her. She was late that day and had just gotten off the ferry when people coming from the scene told her to go back.

    I also work in DC about once a month. Several of my co-workers and my BIL live in the neighborhood just a few blocks behind the Capitol BLDG.They have stories of walking around ,just in tears ( grown men),not knowing what would happen. It's chilling and we talk about it often. It was a defining moment for all.

    There are names that have become well known as heroes that day ,like Todd Beamer , but so many others ,whose names we will never know ,who's acts of kindness and courage have gone unseen,also died that day .

    I doubt if was even a blip on Casey's radar.
    BBM - I have been watching a lot of the docudrama's and shows dedicated to 911 and have been amazed and overwhelmed at all of the acts of heroism and compassion on that day. So many stories of friends, coworkers and strangers risking life and limb to help their fellow man out of those buildings. I rarely cry but I will admit to crying when hearing these stories of how people were so willing to help, carry, crawl, drag strangers down and out of a burning building. Heros all of them. They make me very proud to be an American. On a day that all I want to do is forget the evil, tragedy and the horrific images, all I can do is remember the stories of love, empathy and compassion.
    Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy jewelry and lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion, Every Day Is Special.

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  3. #212
    Quote Originally Posted by 2goldfish View Post
    I was getting my son ready for school. he was 6 at the time. my friend from work called me and screamed out something that sounded like highjackedplaneintoworldtradecenter. I had not been awake more then 15 minutes or so. I stupidly said what world trade center. what she was saying didnt make any sense. she said there were two more planes highjacked. again, stupidly, I said so? she wasnt making any SENSE. she said turn on the news!!!

    I turned on the news in time to see the second plane hit. maybe they were re-showing the footage and it had already hit, I still dont know. I dropped the phone. it was green, a cordless. I remember the metallic green of the phone and the footage on the news, over and over. I was so shocked I couldnt see any colour in the tv, only black and white.

    we didnt live far from the airport. nothing was allowed to fly that day. no one was outside. it was silent in a way I never heard before or since. there were flags at half-mast everywhere I looked. our area had a large population of middle easterns. the shops owned by them were flying the biggest US flags of all. my ex called them insurance. it made me laugh but it wasnt true. they were as crushed as everyone else.

    three weeks later I saw ground zero. the dust hadnt settled yet, you couldnt even tell time had passed. everyone around it was quiet and somber. there were flags everywhere. there were broken hearts everywhere.
    BBM- I live about as far away from NYC that one can get but I do remember the silence that day. It was if people were afraid to talk above a whisper, something else might happen. It was if time had slowed down. The silence, was powerful.
    Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy jewelry and lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion, Every Day Is Special.

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    I was working in the hospital, I am a nurse in the Cardiac Cath Lab, where they do angiograms. I was aware of what was happening, and had seen glimpses on TV if I passed by one that day. We had the stereo on overhead, and the radio was our way of news. There were about 16 nurses, 5 x-ray techs and a handful of doctors there that day. As always, the show must go on in the hospital. But as often as we could we cried, we hugged, we comforted each other. We each were allowed to call home and check on loved ones.
    I was also struggling at that time, with the empty and worried feelings a mother has when their firstborn goes away. And this unspeakable terror! She was in college! Far away from home, and far away from my hugs. I had spoke with my husband, my son, my parents and siblings...but I could not get a hold of her until much later that day.
    She was fine, and was glued to the common room at school, and being comforted by her new family.


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    For the husband who told his wife I love you one last time before his plane went down in a field, for the wife who stopped on the stairs to tell her husband I'll love you forever, for the mothers & fathers who kissed their kids goodbye that morning, for the policemen who rushed in with firemen to help others only to lose their lives, for the men & women who continue to fight back & lose their lives. Always remember♥



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    Quote Originally Posted by logicalgirl View Post
    Hello my peeps - O/T but please say a prayer for missing little red headed three year old Kienan Hebert, missing for three days from a small BC town, feared in the company of a possible pedophile.

    This is Day Three of an Amber Alert with a massive province wide alert and search underway - to date no sign of either the possible abductor or little Kienan.

    Heartbreaking for these parents and all parents of missing children.
    Blessing My Friends on this day marking such tragedy!

    After a televised plea from the parents, begging the suspect to just drop him off somewhere visible, that he is only three and doesn't speak, and can't identify the abductor, I woke to the best of news this morning.

    Little Kienan Hebert was returned safely to his parents at 3AM this morning. No details yet available.

    My many thanks for you prayers and God Bless America!
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    On the morning of September 11, 2001, I got up and made coffee. I sat at the computer sipping my first cup while I checked e-mail and played a couple games of Free Cell before leaving for a doctor appointment. I did not have to be at work until 11 AM that day.

    That morning was atypical in that I did not turn on the TV. I also did not read any news on the internet. These were things I did every morning without fail yet, for no reason at all I did not do them that morning. So, when I left for my appointment around 9 AM my time, I had no idea what was going on in the world.

    Once in the car with the radio on, I heard a story of planes crashing into the World Trade Center. I listened with no emotion at all because I did not believe what I was hearing. The DJs on the radio station I had preset in my car were known for their irreverance and controversy. Everything was a big joke to them and it was pretty much assumed by all that they would stop at nothing to get attention. So, hearing their words that morning really didn't do anything to me at all. I just drove along listening to their comments, their faked somber tones and their attempts to make it sound like they were choking back tears.

    After about 15 minutes of it, I started shouting at the radio. Shouting for them to "stop it already." Shouting that jokes and irreverance are OK by me sometimes...but "some things just are not funny!"

    But they did not stop. They kept ranting about murder and mayhem and terrorism. I could not take it anymore. I changed the radio station to one with normal people at the mics.

    And immediately I knew that nothing would ever be normal again.



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    As many of you know, I am Canadian - my father was American. I have always loved and supported the USA.

    I shake my head in wonder on this day when I hear news commentators say we must never forget. Forget such horror? Horror that feels as real today as it did as I stood for six hours with a group of people I didn't know in front of a random TV downtown, as we watched this tragedy unfold and cried and cried and cried.

    I watched a rerun of the first plane on a TV camera on an elevator that usually ran a stockmarket ticker, walked to a coffee shop in the building I worked in just as the second plane hit.

    I didn't go back to work for the next two days. Forget such pain, horror and tragedy? Impossible - impossible.......I tried to watch a memorial last night and just couldn't....too painful...still too many tears. God Bless America.
    When there is Justice - there is Peace.



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    Quote Originally Posted by logicalgirl View Post
    Blessing My Friends on this day marking such tragedy!

    After a televised plea from the parents, begging the suspect to just drop him off somewhere visible, that he is only three and doesn't speak, and can't identify the abductor, I woke to the best of news this morning.

    Little Kienan Hebert was returned safely to his parents at 3AM this morning. No details yet available.

    My many thanks for you prayers and God Bless America!
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kt20JwRBw4"]Leann Rimes - Are You Ready for a Miracle? - YouTube[/ame]


    But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the housetops. Luke 12, 2-3



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    Quote Originally Posted by Concerned Papa View Post
    Thank you Concerned Papa - I hesitated to first post the plea for prayers for this child because we are marking this day for the 9/11 posts and again hesitated to post the news that we have indeed been given a miracle this day.

    His parents found him sitting on the family sofa at three this morning - the abductor dropped him off at home and apparently opened the door to the house to let the child in. The abductor has yet to be captured but we have our miracle - this child is safe. Thank you again.
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    I'll never forget this day either. I was on my way to work at a University computer lab in Hammond, Lousiana, and was trying to find music on my radio. I actually got irritated because I couldn't find any music, and then it hit me that there might be a reason there was no music. I remember stopping on my favorite station, and hearing the panic in one of my favorite radio DJ's voice as he recounted what happened to the Twin Towers that morning. I got to work, and we ended up having to stay there. I remember someone had a radio on loud in a hallway outside the door, and we could listen to it. I also remember every computer having a person in front of it, me included, trying to find out what was going on. I even remember that two people from my favorite TV show were in New York for a scifi convention, and the fan list I was on was worried sick about them (turns out they were not on the same side of New York as the Twin Towers, but still, it was scary).

    I remember the panic, the fear, the crappy air condition system of the crap apartment I lived in coming on that night and scaring me half to death because it sounded like a jet engine, and also most TV stations either off the air, news about the attack, or a couple having nonstop programming in case you didn't want to watch about the attack. I even remember hearing Hollywood shut down and DisneyWorld was closed. I remember seeing stories about recovery efforts, and stories about that day, and being so scared and vulvnerable. It is a day I'll never forget for the rest of my life.

    Today, I pray for those who lost their lives, those who helped in the recovery including those service dogs, some who literally worked until they died to aide in finding survivors, but most of all, I pray for all of us, not only in the USA, but around the world who were affected by this tragedy.

    I also have a friend who was born today, long before it was a tragedy, and I also celebrate her birthday. It's a good reminder to me that this day wasn't always a day of tragedy.

    Finally, big hugs to all of my friends here too. I love you guys!!!! Thanks for letting me share this with you!



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    Years later, I got visit Ground Zero in New York. I went to visit a friend who lived on Long Island, and we went there. It was eerie. I knew the moment we were headed in the direction of Ground Zero. It was like I could feel the wound of Sept. 11th long before we got there. We walked there, and it was just...I can't even describe it. I did see the large metal cross everyone had been talking about, and the area was just so big, such a large wound in the earth and in the city of New York.

    What got me the most was a church that had survived completely intact right across the street from Ground Zero. I cried when I saw it because I remembered that church from years earlier in the 1990's when my family had come to New York, and we had visited the Twin Towers, even went up in one of them. That church was still there, untouched, a true miracle. I was glad I got to see Ground Zero. Being there was something I'll never forget either.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aedrys View Post
    I'll never forget this day either. I was on my way to work at a University computer lab in Hammond, Lousiana, and was trying to find music on my radio. I actually got irritated because I couldn't find any music, and then it hit me that there might be a reason there was no music. I remember stopping on my favorite station, and hearing the panic in one of my favorite radio DJ's voice as he recounted what happened to the Twin Towers that morning. I got to work, and we ended up having to stay there. I remember someone had a radio on loud in a hallway outside the door, and we could listen to it. I also remember every computer having a person in front of it, me included, trying to find out what was going on. I even remember that two people from my favorite TV show were in New York for a scifi convention, and the fan list I was on was worried sick about them (turns out they were not on the same side of New York as the Twin Towers, but still, it was scary).

    I remember the panic, the fear, the crappy air condition system of the crap apartment I lived in coming on that night and scaring me half to death because it sounded like a jet engine, and also most TV stations either off the air, news about the attack, or a couple having nonstop programming in case you didn't want to watch about the attack. I even remember hearing Hollywood shut down and DisneyWorld was closed. I remember seeing stories about recovery efforts, and stories about that day, and being so scared and vulvnerable. It is a day I'll never forget for the rest of my life.

    Today, I pray for those who lost their lives, those who helped in the recovery including those service dogs, some who literally worked until they died to aide in finding survivors, but most of all, I pray for all of us, not only in the USA, but around the world who were affected by this tragedy.

    I also have a friend who was born today, long before it was a tragedy, and I also celebrate her birthday. It's a good reminder to me that this day wasn't always a day of tragedy.

    Finally, big hugs to all of my friends here too. I love you guys!!!! Thanks for letting me share this with you!
    Thank you for that. I always feel a little saddened since today is my birthday as well. I have spent the day remembering....reflecting...I don't think I'll ever say celebrating ever again though. I prefer to 'celebrate' my b-day at a different time. I had a lovely day with my husband on Friday, went out for lunch, bought mums for my front walk...today my daughter is making me a cake. But I will never forget.


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    Does anyone else remember the media showing the radar of all the planes in air over the nation ,at that time? Thousands of dots lit up ,all having to land somewhere .
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  22. #224
    Quote Originally Posted by logicalgirl View Post
    Thank you Concerned Papa - I hesitated to first post the plea for prayers for this child because we are marking this day for the 9/11 posts and again hesitated to post the news that we have indeed been given a miracle this day.

    His parents found him sitting on the family sofa at three this morning - the abductor dropped him off at home and apparently opened the door to the house to let the child in. The abductor has yet to be captured but we have our miracle - this child is safe. Thank you again.
    JMO and FWIW...Anytime a missing child has been found and returned home safe is Most deserving of a post here. I can not think of a better day (9/11) to receive such wonderful news. We can mourn the tragedy that happened 10 years ago but we can also rejoice in miracles that happen today. There is room for both. JMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen38 View Post
    Thank you for that. I always feel a little saddened since today is my birthday as well. I have spent the day remembering....reflecting...I don't think I'll ever say celebrating ever again though. I prefer to 'celebrate' my b-day at a different time. I had a lovely day with my husband on Friday, went out for lunch, bought mums for my front walk...today my daughter is making me a cake. But I will never forget.
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