September 11, 2001 LEST THEY BE FORGOTTEN

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Today, just take a moment to remember those who were lost and died as heroes in the attacks on the twin towers. Remember where you were when you heard the news, the feeling of shock and terror you felt, the thousand of lives that were sacrificed.

We whine and complain about the tasks that we all do on a daily basis that do not compare to the loss felt around the world on September 11, 2001 and the recovery that continues in these very tumultuous times.

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On 9/11, I was scheduled to go on a drive vacation with my parents to the Oregon Coast, and at around 5:30am, my son called to say TURN ON THE NEWS there is something Big, happening in New York City, so we did, just in time to see the second plane hit the Twin Towers. It was Madness, watching as they both eventually desingrated into the ground before our very eyes. A couple of hours of watching the horrors of the news, so saddened over the many who had needlessly lost their lives, terrified that at any minute, our own city could be attacked, I headed over to my parents home, once there, continuing to watch the news, trying to figure out if we should procede with our planned trip, and if it would even be safe, as what would happen if the attacks should start in Seattle, and we would be away from our Loved Ones. Finally at about noon, we finally decided to go ahead with our original plans anyways, and left heading South on our car trip. Driving on the freeway, through the city of Seattle, there was hardly a car on the road, very eerie, and not a plane in the sky, which was very strange, as we passed by the exit for our very busy International Airport. Listening to the news on the car radio, driving in near silence, as we were so ingrossed in hearing what was going on in the world. We did our best to enjoy our holiday, but it was so nice to come home safe to our Loved ones, but nothing would ever be right in the world there after as 9/11 has affected all of our lives in one way or another, but mostly in the way in which we hug our family a little longer, and tell them that we love them a little more often, as you just never know anymore, what might happen.
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To garden artist,it was a physical ordeal for me...I was so exhausted when I finally got home....but it does not match by far the physical ordeal those people who were trapped in those towers felt.May they all rest in peace.M 🐬
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D1: BIG SHOUT OUTS TO YOU!
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Yes, I know that those ship captains did EXTRAORDINARY work on that day, September 11, 2001! Huge thank yous go out to them!
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D1...(numbers and letters) - that's quite a moving testimonial. 12 hours walking home? That must have been a physical ordeal for you.
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9/11. Boat Lift!
The little told story of what happened next is the focus of my documentary short film, BOATLIFT, narrated by Tom Hanks. The film premiered at the Center for National Policy’s 9/11 Ten Year Anniversary Summit, in Washington, D.C.

BOATLIFT is the story of the largest maritime evacuation in history.

On 9/11, over 500,000 people were rescued from Manhattan’s seawalls in just nine hours. How did this happen? What heroism made this possible? The answer lies in the resilience of the every day people at the scene that day, and the brave community of mariners who ply the waters of New York’s Harbor.

As the buildings fell, hundreds of tugboats, ferries, fishing boats, coast guard cutters and other vessels rushed towards the disaster. They did so at great personal risk. James Parese, the captain of the Staten Island Ferry, assumed he might be next. “We’re a big orange target in the middle of that harbor.”
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Never forget 9/11/2001...fifteen year anniversary♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
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I'm proud to be an American🇺🇸On 9/11,it was a day to test who loved America and who didn't.I was in Manhattan on that day.I saw things,on that day,that weren't even broadcast.I heard the screams.I smelt the ash and musk.I was part of this historic day.i saw what being an American is like.After I crossed the Manhattan bridge,which took me 2 1/2 hours,it enters into a area called Flatbush,in Brooklyn.I saw all the store owners set up tables and chairs,for the weary walkers.These chairs and tables were used by all kind of people.It didn't matter what skin color it was,your religion,your gender,rich or poor.....we are all Americans first.We are helpful and respectful to each other because we are Americans.Yes,there were a lot of screams and tears that day,but there were also hugs and helpful people helping everyone and anyone who needed assistant.On those table were bunches of white Dixie cups of water and paper plates with crackers for crying babies,the elderly and the disabled.The streets were flooded with cups and crowds of Americans,trying to get back to their homes.I walked for 12 hours,back home,because all mass transit was restricted.I saw the true spirit of people,when it really counted.I saw people helping people.....Americans helping Americans because deep in our hearts,there is pride,respect and love for all mankind.All types of mankind.New York is known for its divisity,and on that historic day.....when you really have to get down to what is really important,we are all humans,we need to love,laugh and live among each other.Being an American is a gift from my parents,because I was born here.Being an American allows me to respect my flag and my country.On 9/11, there were almost 3000+ Americans that perished.But all of them were not forgotten.They were fathers,and mothers,and sisters and brothers.They were husbands and wives.They were all Americans and they will never be forgotten because they belonged to families that will forever keep their memories alive.
9/11 is "American day"🇺🇸.We should declare a national holiday for this day,so present generations and future generations will keep this American pride alive.Thank GOD I am an American and I'm proud to be one.Let's raise our flags,and wave them high🇺🇸.Do you agree with me? M🐬
PS.God bless all who was personally involved on this historic day.❤️
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I still cannot believe this really happened, it was like viewing a really long movie. I remember an out of state friend had called me telling me to turn on the TV.... not long after that I saw the 2nd plane hit the second tower.... not longer after that the Pentagon was hit which was close to home for me. I was glued to the TV the whole time watching Peter Jennings.

Panic didn't set in for me until I heard and saw fighter jets going overhead. That is when I called my parents, who lived down the street, asking them if I could come over. Being with my parents gave me a calm as they weren't showing any fear of what was going on being we lived so close to Washington DC.
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Yes today is twice memorable. It is also our 62 Wedding Anniversary and my husband has Lewy Body Dementia. Life does has a way of being meaningful.
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