9/11 Remembered

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Most Americans would help people if they could. We mind our own business and get on with our jobs if we are lucky enough to work. I don't understand why other religions hate us for wanting the comforts and good living conditions we enjoy. I HATE violence. Radical Muslims came onto our soil and attacked us with our own planes. They wanted to destroy our economy, trade with other countries and subjugate us to THEIR religion. We were not their enemy but they were OUR enemies.

Where I Was On 9/11/2001

I was taking care of an older lady (or maybe she was taking care of me) at that time. I know I have always loved older people, as my mother taught me that older people were wise and filled with wisdom. I felt I was caring and keeping this 86 year old woman company. That day I got up to the telephone ringing. When I answered it was my oldest son telling me that a plane had struct the world trade center. I turned on the television hoping he was just having me on. But no, just as I turned it on, another plane hit the other trade tower.



I was stunned by that senseless display of violence. It made no sense to me. The American people were peace loving people who didn't deserve to be harmed. The people that were involved with those countries who had attacked us were few (and rich.)
My son and i talked for several minutes before we hung up. I stared at that scene on TV and suddenly the buildings started collapsing. Inez started hollering at me but I didn't take it in. My mind was shocked into numbness and it was several minutes before I could respond. The outside world had come into my safe little world and turned it into a nightmare.
For several years I was unable to watch that sacking of the World Trade Centers for each time I saw and remembered that the lives that were taken were like small bright shining lights that were snuffed out when those people in the towers died that day. I will never forget the awful thing that was done that day. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER 9-11-01.



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author avatar Stella Mitchell
3rd Oct 2013 (#)

It is hard to forget such a wicked act dear Rose , and much harm has come to the world since that dreadful day ...but life still goes on , and God is still changing lives , even some of those who were full of hatred and malice ...that is the Devil's domain to kill , steal and destroy ... but he will not have the last say ... God is Sovereign , and we must keep trusting Him to bring good out of bad situations .
God bless you my friend .
Stella >,

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author avatar Terry Trainor
3rd Oct 2013 (#)

Hi Rose.
I remember that day too, the television was on and I was doing something, as the planes hit the buildings I thought it was a film. A very sad day, a day never to be forgotten.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
3rd Oct 2013 (#)

I returned home after a tennis session and I just could not understand what was going on. Human lives were sacrificed for no rhyme or reason. Only humans have the capacity to hate each other to that extent but eventually love conquered hate. It is our bounden duty to defeat hate at all cost - siva

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author avatar Mariah
3rd Oct 2013 (#)

A terrible day, which will forever be ingrained on our minds Rose.
Even all these years later, it's still as raw, in comprehending the horror of what took place.
We couldn't even begin to imagine the fear and torture the victims of 9/11 must have endured, many fully aware that they were going to die.
My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones, especially those who never recovered the bodies of their
families and friends.
There can never be true closure for them.
Thank you for sharing this with us.

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author avatar Kingwell
7th Oct 2013 (#)

I was at home as well. I had turned on the TV it seems only seconds after the first plane hit. I watched in horror as the second plane hit the building. No one seemed to know what was happening but we knew we were witnessing something that would be life changing for millions. Blessings.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
23rd Oct 2013 (#)

I was supposed to fly to the UK that day and my friend called and said...you wont be going and I still did not know why....

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author avatar Markthespark
4th Nov 2013 (#)

In a world full of hate;
how were the 9/11 fallen to know their fate?
A beautiful morning began - the sun came up;
A goodbye kiss; a telephone call to a loved one- who knows?
A warm cup of coffee still stands on a kitchen table... rush hour was looming;
A toddler wails; a doting dad rushing out to hail an early cab;
How were they to know?
An America pulsing to the rhythm of a beautiful beat;
Then in a flash the sun went down;
On the most tragic of days;
All we can live on is hope;
hope that the lives of the fallen were not in vain;
Then a world lay torn apart; Now the space to heal and maybe forgive?
Deeply etched into the minds of a world;
still reeling from the shock ... of minds contorted and who knows depraved...
To have found a reason for a deed so ghastly...
Let's live in peace, we plead, we plead ...
If only we could turn back the clock; maybe we ALL would have done things differently ...
heroes they are .. those who so bravely endured the day the whole world died with the fallen of 9/11.

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