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09-11-2019 06:35 PM

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here we are on another 9/11 and we must face the grim reality of what happened on the fateful day 18yrs ago,seems like it just happened.i hope everyone takes a moment to remember all the innocent people and the brave first responders that risked their lives to rescue and save as many as they could,my heart goes out to all that lost loved ones that day.may we never forget-may god bless them all-peace.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.


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#1 posted 09-11-2019 06:48 PM

I know I’ll never forget that day Pottz. We must never forget or we are all doomed.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 09-11-2019 07:29 PM

Thanks for posting pottz. I do remember that day vividly. My usual morning news web site wouldn’t come up due to the traffic overload, and when it finally did, I saw the news. Only the first tower had been hit and no one knew for sure what had happened. We soon found out though.

Sadly, Tony, many have forgotten. Worse, they are refusing to name the perpetrators and their motive. From the Minnesota congresswoman who said “some people did something” on 9/11 to today’s tweet from the New York Times that said “18 years have passed since airplanes took aim and brought down the World Trade Center.”

Pardon me, but “airplanes” did not take aim. That sort of refusal to name your enemy is how battles are lost. If you doubt it, go visit the WWII museum in New Orleans. War posters vilified the enemy with caricatures that would be forbidden as hate speech today. We’ve gotten soft.

Never forget.

-- There's no such thing as a careless electrician

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#3 posted 09-11-2019 07:53 PM

Believe me. No-one in these parts forgets. Nor do we forget who ‘blatantly attacked’ us!! ”Some People”?!!, ”Planes took aim”??!!! Infantile statements!! I, and millions, can still smell the burning pile in our memory. We’ll see the lights shining from the WTC site tonight. I’m so friggin’ pissed right now I have to stop writing….

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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#4 posted 09-11-2019 07:55 PM

Nice post, I agree with Rich. Total disclosure and not forgetting who did this to us. Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. I’ll never forget. I was at work and I called my Dad to turn on the TV to see what’s happening. He asked me what channel. I told him it didn’t matter it’s on all channels.

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#5 posted 09-11-2019 09:22 PM

when i turned on the morning news as rich said we wern’t sure what had happened but then i watched live as the second plane hit and a cold fear ran through my body,i knew instantly we the american people were under attack.that unjustified hell that was brought upon us has not yet been repaid,and probably never will.may bin laden and those that followed him and still do rot in eternal hell !

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 09-11-2019 11:34 PM

I was doing electrical work at our city zoo that day, just remember who is really on your side come voting time; your first clue is it isn’t the let everyone in crowd.

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#7 posted 09-11-2019 11:38 PM



I was doing electrical work at our city zoo that day, just remember who is really on your side come voting time; your first clue is it isn t the let everyone in crowd.

- Fresch


+1 sadly in california our liberal politicians feel everyone deserves to enjoy our great state,for free!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 09-11-2019 11:57 PM

Never forget.

I had a front row seat that day, having worked at a securities trading desk in a building across the street from the WTC. We had just months prior moved from an 86th floor office in the North Tower, as luck would have it. I remember after the second plane hit, sprinting back to my Lower East Side apartment and all along the way running past cops, fire fighters and EMT guys. God bless them and their families.

I watched from the perfect and safe view afforded by my building rooftop as both towers collapsed. The trail of thick black smoke that wafted over Brooklyn for the next few weeks and the acrid smell in the air will always be with me. I now have 14 year old twins that I watch 9/11 documentaries with every year so that they understand and know the history that too many would prefer to forget.

Never forget.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#9 posted 09-12-2019 12:46 AM

We remember where we that day. It had such a profound effect on us all.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 09-12-2019 02:02 AM

As NYer’s , Gripper70 and I share at least the bone-chilling shocks to our hearts, minds and souls on that day. I was a Cameraman for a ‘Big Three’ Network early morning show in Times Square shooting from the 9th floor of the Paramount Building. That morning, while still live on the air, just minutes before the show was a going to end, the first plane struck the North Tower. The confusion throughout all communications was immeasurable. It was all in my ear over the intercoms. First, it was assumed a tragic small-plane accident. Then rapidly it was quickly becoming evident that the ensuing fire was immense, heavily fueled, and those above the strike zone were cut off. Then, the Pentagon news was emerging. Then Shanksville news was emerging. Then the South Tower was hit. A colleague of mine actually got that ‘famous’ shot while filming an FDNY training video nearby. All the Firefighters he was with geared up immediately and ran toward the Towers. He didn’t learn of their fate for about a year. The man who was leasing the floor where I was filming from handed me the keys, said; ‘Lock up, God Bless, the building is evacuated’. What was next? Times Square full of tourists? The Empire State Building? The U.N.? The Chrysler Building? The Bridges and Tunnels? The Capital? Hoover Dam? God knows! When the North Tower was about to collapse, a gasp went out in our ears. The Helicopter attempts to try and evacuate the Technicians operating the broadcast antennas up there failed. They could not be rescued. Heat too intense. My live, off-the-air monitor feed went dead as it descended to the ground. By about 10:30 AM, nothing but the roar of Fighter Jets covering the skies of Mahattan prominent. Being shut-off from L.I., I made my way to my buddy’s apartment. We were not good. Shaken to the core. A shot of Bourbon, some strong black coffee, a walk down 2nd Ave. for a bit, our chance to get out opened up. He headed to Jersey to his girlfriend, I bolted to L.I. to hug my wife and toddlers. We both saw nothing but FD’s, EMT’s and PD’s headed the other way that we’d just come from! It goes on and on and on.
NEVER FORGET!!! WE KNOW WHO DID THIS!

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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#11 posted 09-12-2019 02:23 AM

Amen to Never Forget.

Also never excuse those who would bring their insane ideology to our borders.

Remain vigilant.

Always appreciate ALL first responders. When it hits the fan they are who you call, never loose sight of that fact.

Unfortunately when I watch the news I often see coverage that seems to not stay on this page, that worries me.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#12 posted 09-12-2019 04:01 AM


Amen to Never Forget.

- therealSteveN

Common ground. Maybe we can build on this. I don’t like bickering. Hard to believe since I’m so damn good at it :)

-- There's no such thing as a careless electrician

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#13 posted 09-12-2019 02:02 PM

ripper and msquared thank you for sharing your stories i know it’s probably hard to relive that horror.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#14 posted 09-12-2019 02:14 PM

Never forget indeed. And thank you all for helping to prove something that I’ve postulated for some time now… Common sense really is alive and well in the US! It amazes me how the media can (so convincingly) make people believe that their conservative views put them in the minority and make them some kind of bigot. It’s ridiculous that we have politicians that think confederate monuments need to be obliterated but can’t call a spade a spade because they don’t want to hurt any Muslims’ feelings. Jackasses.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#15 posted 09-12-2019 03:50 PM

I remember exactly where i was that day and trying to get on the internet the whole morning. being right outside of DC, we weren’t sure what, if anything was going to happen next. a co-worker was driving right near the pentagon when the plane passed over and he could see the people’s faces out the window as the plane crashed. sad stuff

Let us also not forget the anniversary of Benghazi and the poor guys who were left on their own with no help from anyone.

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