10th Anniversary of 9/11 - [PLEASE READ]

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Hey,

We're all probably really busy getting on with our lives... but today, marks the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which I'm sure touched many peoples lives all across the world (including mine).

Please just spare a minute from your hectic schedule and pay your respects to those who lost their lives on this tragic day.

10 years ago right now many many people died due to 9/11. Let us all remember these innocent people who lost their lives.

World Trade centers - 2,740 People died.
2 Planes that hit the towers - 157 People died.
Pentagon - 189 People died including the 64 passengers and crew from flight 67.
Shanksville Pensylvania - 44 People died.
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Total death toll from 9/11, 2,973

What was suppose to be another day at the office for many turned out to be a day they would never forget - so just remember folks "Life Is Short, So Be Happy"

GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN! - R.I.P

Thank you all for taking the time out to read this...
#10th #9 or 11 #9/11 #anniversary #read #september 11th
  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    Yep, the Samurai Warrior is right, Folks. Take the time to remember those who are lost, and to remind yourself that life is short and precious. It will remind you what you are working for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Thanks Colin. I just got done making similar posts in some of the chat rooms I hang out in.

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    Wide...did it ever occur to you that there are times when you should just keep your mouth shut?

    Thanks for poisoning this thread </sarcasm>

    All the best,
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  • Profile picture of the author phoenikz
    Lets pray for a moment for those who died and the family left to be stronger
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    • Profile picture of the author mrcouchpotato
      I'd like to expand our prayers for the great fire fighters and police, that lost their lives due to the attacks on 9/11....along with our great military who continue to protect us 10 years later.

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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
        Originally Posted by mrcouchpotato View Post

        I'd like to expand our prayers for the great fire fighters and police, that lost their lives due to the attacks on 9/11....along with our great military who continue to protect us 10 years later.

        Mike
        Hi Mike,

        They are included in the OP as far as I'm concerned. The OP asked use to pay tribute to "those who lost their lives on that day", and the fire fighters, police and port authority workers are always counted in my thoughts about that tragic day.

        However, it's a good reminder, so thank you.

        All the best,
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    Originally Posted by Wide View Post

    It was 10 years ago - people die every day from other disasters, why not focus on that instead of the past?

    Guess i'm just sick of the media trying to profit from it, again and again

    (Have a bad feeling about my post)


    While it is true that "Life is in the Future, not the Past" we are still creatures who are made up of all of our life's experiences. We still make our decisions based on everything we have experienced and learned, the feelings we have had, and the way we imagine our choices will make us feel in the present or future-- things we have learned from the past.


    Hundreds of years from now children will read about 9/11 in their history books and it won't mean very much to them.


    But right now, the wound is still fresh for a great many people, and the event has touched the lives of almost every person on this planet... And continues to do so.




    As for the media, they were a major part of the event as well... While there is probably a cold-hearted profiteer in there somewhere, as there is in every industry, all of the people that I have watched speaking on this event seem to speak more from their heart than when they report on almost every other event going on in the world.


    And I don't know about you, but I never mind paying good money to people who speak to me from the heart. I hope they do make loads of money from the advertising companies today. And I will likely buy from people who have bought advertising space today.


    9/11 happened 10 years ago, yes. But it is not our past.



    (BTW, don't have a bad feeling about your post... I also appreciate that you spoke from your heart and said what you were really thinking, despite knowing the remarks you were probably going to face on a forum like this, LOL)
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    • Profile picture of the author JMCM
      Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

      While it is true that "Life is in the Future, not the Past" we are still creatures who are made up of all of our life's experiences. We still make our decisions based on everything we have experienced and learned, the feelings we have had, and the way we imagine our choices will make us feel in the present or future-- things we have learned from the past.


      Hundreds of years from now children will read about 9/11 in their history books and it won't mean very much to them.


      But right now, the wound is still fresh for a great many people, and the event has touched the lives of almost every person on this planet... And continues to do so.
      What a beautiful post.

      I get jaded sometimes, we all do. But today someone sent me the Budweiser commercial where the horses bow to the New York City skyline. I actually started to cry.

      You never know what will hit you, and just the same you never know what is causing exquisite pain to another traveler on this road of life. That is why I try hard to be as gentle as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author londoncoffee
    I watched the services held in New York from here in London UK. Very solemn and beautiful. Sad to see the President and former President standing behind bullet proof glass. Seems like USA and UK have real problems with these MF's still!
    I salute all the Heros who ran to those two towers and perished while trying to help those trapped and left to die.
    May they all RIP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Goel
    Even though I have no direct connection with the US, I feel extremely bad about 9/11.

    I was amazed to see whatever happened post-9/11, and the kind of action the US took.

    About Wide; Ignore him.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      I remember that day like it just happened.

      Got up, fixed a cup of coffee, and glanced at the TV where my mother-in-law usually watched the morning shows. Saw smoke coming from the side of a building.

      She said a plane crashed into the WTC. As I stood there, the second plane hit.

      I sat down on the couch to watch in horror, and got up four days later knowing this part of the world would never be the same...

      RIP, heroes, and know you have our thoughts, our prayers, and our gratitude.
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  • Profile picture of the author colie3188
    I remember this day clearly... I was back in High School when the news broke out and don't think anyone could quite believe what had just happened!

    The world just stood still in disbelief.

    R.I.P - to all the brave souls that put their lives on the line.
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  • Profile picture of the author JMCM
    I was living my other life back then...working in an office doing payroll and listening to Bax and O'Brien on Rock 102. They mentioned a plane had hit the WTC. At first, everyone thought it was a terrible accident.

    I am from Massachusetts. Our phones were jammed and down on 9/11. I saw F-16s flying overhead. It seemed to be the end. The week before I had visited my sister in New Jersey and we drove to Washington and toured the White House. We went to the Lincoln Memorial, and I choked up when I read President Lincoln's words.

    I love this country and would die for it. I don't agree with what has gone on since 9/11, and with what this current President is doing, but I still think if you want to make it in this world you probably have the best chance of doing it in America. I could be wrong, but I'm going to take my chances.
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  • Profile picture of the author O0o0O
    I'm thankful for all the people who gave their lives to help others and pray for all the grieving families.
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    Never forget. Never surrender. 9/11 changed the world. No direct connection? We're all connected. I hope I never see anything like that again in my lifetime. RIP.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      It was 10 years ago - people die every day from other disasters, why not focus on that instead of the past?
      Indeed many do die of disasters every day. I suspect you think we should all forget World War I and II as well?

      May I also point out there's a large difference between a "disaster" and some head cases mass killing people of all races and religions, all in the name of religion.

      This was not another disaster.

      I remember this like it was yesterday and I will do as long as I live.

      All Americans and people of all faiths, races and origins affected in this mass murder, you have my deepest sympathies and thoughts on what must be a very difficult day.

      Wide, I sincerely hope you and any family you have, don't have to experience something like this. If you had, you'd never have dreamed of writing what you did.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jun Balona
    Giving my respects to the those heroes who died 10 years ago.

    I just watched on youtube the last phone call of Kevin Cosgrove (the man was inside the WTC not knowing that the tower would collapse). My heart sank, so deeply saddened by what happened right after.
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  • Profile picture of the author stesnees
    I'm in the UK and it has been on tv news all day.
    A very sad day indeed and my thoughts are with everyone in the US and around the world who are/were affected.
    God bless you all.
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  • Profile picture of the author BabyMama
    Gone but not forgotten. Will be remembering all who were lost on this tragic day.
    Thought are with the family and friends of the lost ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author ColinChia
    Thanks for all the comments Warriors!

    It's been an emotional day

    Goodnight.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lou Diamond
    Hello,
    I saw the second plane hit on live TV 10 years ago, I never expected the towers to fall.
    I live in NY and when you would drive on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn you would see the Twin Towers at a certain point, whenever I drive along that route I expect to see them.
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  • Profile picture of the author andynathan
    That is a day I will never forget. I remember telling a friend it does not matter today, tomorrow, or ten years from now that moment will stay with me forever.

    This is a post I did to remember those who fell and celebrate those who live!

    Ten Years Later: Redefining The World Of Post 9/11 | Social Networking Schmoozer
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  • Profile picture of the author Joshua Rigley
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    I was 11 years old and in 6th grade. I remember that I was late to school, as usual, but this time I actually had a valid excuse for being late, which was unusual. I remember walking into class, and there was dead silence. On the TV, I saw footage of a couple of planes hitting the World Trade Center.

    I will never forget 9/11.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    I was working in a factory when a co-worker told me a plane hit one of the WTC buildings. For some reason, the only image I had in mind was a drunken pilot flying a biplane. In other words, I thought it was a freak accident.

    Then a few minutes later the same co-worker told me about the second plane, and it hadn't sunk in, so I said, "What are the odds that a second plane would do that?"

    He got serious and told me we were under attack.

    See, in the pre-9/11 USA the idea of that type of attack was so foreign to me that even when it happened it took a while to process mentally.

    Then...

    As it sunk in...

    All I could do was think about my wife and child at home. I called home and they were doing fine. I called several times that day, and eventually made it home. I don't know if I have ever been more relieved to see my family.

    Even though ten years have passed, there is so much about that day that will never be understood...that's beyond comprehension...that can't be fully expressed in something as feeble as words.
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