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crazyoldcatlady
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   Posted 9/11/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
September 11.
 
We lost my husband's brother in the World Trade Center attack.  He worked on the 97th floor of the north tower.  He saw to it that his employees made it out safely, and then went back up to the office to make sure there was no one left behind.  He didn't make it back down. 
 
This day will never be just another day.  I will not turn on the TV today, because I can't bear to see those images again.  Yes, I am glad that the media reminds us what happened on this day.  I'm glad the events of 9/11 haven't been forgotten.  I just can't watch.  The mere mention of the date makes me cringe.  The images of the crumbling towers rip my heart out. 
 
I hate today.
 
I understand that life must go on.  I get it that if we all stop our lives on this day, in a way the terrorists win.  But it also really bugs me when "normalcy" happens on this date.  It's not a day for business meetings and movie premiers and sporting events.  It's a day of anguish and despair.  It is a day for family, patriotism, and prayer.  It is a day to remember, and to forget.
 
I wish we could skip this date.  You know, like hotels will not have a 13th floor because of superstition--they have a 12th and a 14th, but no 13th.  We could do that with the calendar.  September could go strait from the 10th to the 12th with nothing in between.  Then we'll just add an extra day at the end so we don't throw off the entire universe.  I wish we could do that.  
 
And the term "Ground Zero" needs to be retired.  Like the number of a great ball player.  So nothing else can ever be referred to as "ground zero".  Hearing that term rips my heart out, too.  There is only one Ground Zero, and it is in Manhattan. 
 
I hate today.   
Donna
 
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                           if I could just get started.


vestabula
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   Posted 9/11/2009 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   

I am with you all the way.  My brother-in-law flew an Angel of Mercy helicopter in a search and recovery attempt after 9-11 and cannot talk about what he saw to this day.  He has never been the same since.  Peace to those who lost loved ones and to those who risked their lives to help others.  Eternal Peace to those who died.

Donna


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Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/11/2009 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
... and let the perpetual light shine upon them.

AustenFan
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   Posted 9/11/2009 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
To both Donnas, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families.  Today is such a sad, sad day.
 
Hugs - Austen
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of  heart." - Jane Austen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Sherrine
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   Posted 9/11/2009 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
It is such a sad reminder but we cannot forget what happened that day.  I think it would be good if this day was spent, not only remembering what happened, but also working towards creating a monument for remembrance.  I was watching the proceedings on television today and Ground Zero looks the same as it did when I visited it four years ago!  Now, that is absolutely ridiculous!  If the country came together, we could get something at Ground Zero much faster than the government.  That's my humble opinion. 
 
My heart and prayers go out to all people who were touched by this tragedy.
 
Sherrine
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Nanners
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   Posted 9/11/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Healing prayers and blessings to both the Donna's. The receptionist where I work lost her cousin who was one of the brave firefighters.

Hugs!
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Marlee2
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   Posted 9/11/2009 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
My heart goes out to all that lost loved ones on Sept 11th.
 
Let us not forget it was only the beginning of the end for all the soldiers that have given their lives to try and make sure something like that never happens to this country again.
 
Way too many lives have been lost due to terrorism.
 
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kathydownunder
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   Posted 9/11/2009 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Here in Australia we watched the second plan hit, to this day Ican not watch it happen over and over again yes we need to remeber but why make the families relive that day over and over again. Our Pastor and his wife recenty lose a family member in a small plane chash and I would hate for them to have to watch the news about how they had to use dna to find which piece belonged to which body. How horrible for the families left behind how can they ever cope with this if we bring it up all the time. It is time to remeber the living. What about all thise who survived the twin towers they have to relive it every year. I know they will never forget but do we have to push it down their throats every year.
Kathy and my prayers are with the familys of those who lost their lives and those who suvived

Sherrine
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   Posted 9/11/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Kathy, this was a terrorist attack on our country.  It's something we do not want repeated.  It really is very easy, as time goes by, to forget...live our lives...but the families involved will never forget, even if we didn't set aside a day to  remember the victims and the heros who have lost their lives due to this attack.   If we do forget and let our guard down, this could happen again.  Just like the Jewish people want everyone to remember the Holocaust, we Americans want people to remember September 11th.  We don't ever want to experience this again.

Sherrine


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MT Lady
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   Posted 9/11/2009 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I know a man who lost his wife and very young daughter in a commercial plane crash (United Airlines). I cannot tell you how many times I have seen footage of that plane doing cartwheels down the runway, while being engulfed in flames. I know how upsetting it is for me to view that. I can't even begin to imagine what it's like for someone who had a loved one on the plane. I'm sure it is the same for those that lost loved ones in 911. My heart goes out to you all.
Miriam

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Statgeek
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   Posted 9/11/2009 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna, my prayers and thoughts go out to you.
Sue

vestabula
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   Posted 9/12/2009 4:24 AM (GMT -7)   

The families of 911 along with firefighters and volunteers were all at ground zero yesterday.  I don't think they were watching television.  Obviously, they never ever want us to forget.

Donna


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crazyoldcatlady
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   Posted 9/13/2009 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your kind words and your prayers. It helps so much to know that people still remember, people still care--not just the media trying to boost their ratings, but regular folks. Your comments and virtual hugs were all very much appreciated!

I have just one more hurdle to get over this weekend. Tomorrow (Monday) is the one-year anniversary of my mom's passing. I am looking forward to an anxiety-free Tuesday!
Donna
 
I would be unstoppable...
                           if I could just get started.


WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 9/13/2009 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna ... your brother-in-law is a hero. People like that give me faith in humanity. I don't know many people that would care enough to make sure their employees got out safely, much less go back afterwards to make sure no one was left behind.

September 11th was kind of a monumental event in my life. I would probably not be where I am today without it.

donnaeil
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   Posted 9/13/2009 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry. I do not even know what to write. Take care.

Donnaeil
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