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It's been 10 yrears since 9-11 and it still feels like yesterday at times. Please keep all those lost on that tragic day. I lost a very close friend that day. He will live in my heart forever. 


All Gave some/ Some Gave ALL.... Never Forget....


GOD Bless all those lost that day and the days after.


GOD Bless our Troops and those who Gave ALL..


GOD Bless America..... 

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Nice tribute Chuck.

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Very meaningful post my friend,thank you.

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It's been 10 yrears since 9-11 and it still feels like yesterday at times. Please keep all those lost on that tragic day. I lost a very close friend that day. He will live in my heart forever. 


All Gave some/ Some Gave ALL.... Never Forget....


GOD Bless all those lost that day and the days after.


GOD Bless our Troops and those who Gave ALL..


GOD Bless America..... 



I agree with you very strongly about 9/11. I'm very sorry you lost a friend. The one thing I won't do is watch those buildings collapsing ever again. I understand because it's the 10th anniversary the media is going to play it over & over. I think all that does is empower the terrorists. Yes, never forget.......but the media doesn't need to smack us in the face again. We all remember where we were & how horrible it was. Yes, God bless all those who lost that day & the days after. And for those who got sick there working.

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Never Forget, Never Forgive!!!

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In 2009 I was able to go to visit Ground Zero years later it was still a very humbling/eerie experience....very emotional experience...the endless amount of names listed on the police memorial wall would take your breath away knowing that each name represented a life that was taken that day ...there are no words to actually describe it ....I was speechless.. there is also a mini memorial museum within walking distance within that museum is a replica statue of liberty that is made out of police and firemen patches derived from the rubble of victims...to actually see this in person tears you up from the inside out....it's definatly worth the trip to go see I will never forget it...a life changing experience..


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     I could go on and on about my experiences on 911, as I work amongst survivors and know a multitude of family members who have lost loved ones, mostly Husbands and Fathers.  One of our attendants in the money room was working for a firm in I believe T2, and he was sparred by not listening to the PA system that suggested it was safe, go back in.  It also ruined my cousins marriage to a fine officer once in Harlem that was promoted to work some LE job dealing with Bodyparts shortly after the attack. Our family tried our best to reach out to him, He totally Shut down, couldn't even talk about it.   My second Employer Aramark contracted out of Windows of the World, many of the older Coworkers lost their buddies, we have on staff ppl from NJ and NYC. We also share the house with LEO's, EMT's, Fire Personnel of all different Statures whom some were there, some have stories,  and some have lost friends.  The most memorable thing for me is talking to my brother who was freelancing at home that day and called me from the top of his roof. He lived on the top floor then.  At one point I thought we got disconnected until I heard sounds in the background.  He began to yell something, I asked him Whats going On!?  He "Said these _______ are Celebrating."  Yes, Celebrating on other roofs in Jersey City, NJ in broad daylight. My Brother managed to Volunteer {removing debris} on the scene, and My Girls and I followed up as soon as I could get into NY.  I was taken back upon arriving on the scene, It was a paralyzing feeling of unbelief.


     I'm never going to forget that dreadful day, but this 10th anniversary I will try to remain less emotionly scarred, and not be frightened everytime a plane is flying low or Jets are flying over the stadium to tribute 911.(I sure wish they would have gave us a heads up last Sept 12th when we had our Opener and Tribute at the New Stadium).  I'm also not going to look to run out of the Stadium the next time all the lights go out.  Simply put, I'm not letting these _______'s  have me live in Fear anymore. Period.  That's exactly what they want.


My heart aches for all those that died that dreadful day, Prayers will always continue for their families & our Troops.


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I, too, lost friends that day. I remember watching the news break in after the first plane struck the building. I watched the second plane hit and instantly knew it was an attack. I watched the first tower fall from the New Jersey Turnpike. It was my day off and I went to my HQ for supplies to bring in to the city and, after an intense negotiation with my Chief, Deputy Chief,and 2 Captains, was permitted to assemble volunteers from my PD to go with me. We loaded up 2 cars with whatever we could think of and headed to Giants' Stadium. It was the staging area for first responders at that point. Our team was selected to lead a caravan of 15 ambulances to the Command Post on West Street. I met with a Lt. running the Command Post. He told me they didn't need ambulances at that point. They needed light trucks. We spent the  rest of the night shuttling officers and firemen back and forth from Ground Zero to the Javitt's Center. During the recovery, I returned to Ground Zero as part of the NJSPBA's contingent of relief workers.


I remember the day clearly. I remember talking to my wife on the phone telling her what I was going to do. I vividly remember calling my mother in Florida and explaining why I had to be there. I remember wondering where my brother was because he worked in the World Financial Center across the street from WTC. (He had decided to work from home that day.)


I think about my friends who died that day all the time.


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Like BigNTS I was part of the NJSPBA  contingent of relief workers in the months (Sept-Dec) following the 9-11 attacks (that's me in the blue helmet).  What I experienced during that time will stay with me forever.  My heart still weeps for all of those innocent souls who perished on that awful day!



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Living on the left coast and waking up that morning, I did not have any direct ties to anyone who lost their lives that day.  That said, I remember turning on the local news just like any other morning.  They were talking about a plane that had just hit one of the towers but that they were not sure what kind of plane that it was.  Then without any warning, the second plane hit.  I stood there silent and motionless.  I knew exactly what I had just seen and yet I was having a problem attempting to process what I had seen as reality.  I couldn't imagine why this was happening.  I did however, know one thing.  We were under attack in ways we never before imagined.  As I got into my POV and headed to work, I listened to the reports of one plane hitting the Pentagon and another that had crashed into a field.  From my car, I remember screaming at the top of my lungs, "MAKE THEM STOP!!!!!!! GET SOME FIGHTERS UP IN THE AIR AMD START SHOOTING THEM DOWN............ JUST MAKE THEM STOP!!!!!!!"


Maybe it's just the way my mind works, but as the day rolled on, having seen the images of the towers falling, I began to think that as bad as this was....... it could have been much worse.  Two locations were targeted and hit........ The towers and the Pentagon.  How much worse it could have been if while at the same times American Airlines flight #11 and United Airlines flight #175 (Twin Towers) and American Airlines flight #77 (the Pentagon) and United Airlines flight #93 (what I call the HERO PLANE that was ultimately forced down in Shanksville, Pa. by passengers that refused to go down without a fight while en-route to the Pentagon) were being boarded, several additional planes had been boarded at points all across the country, targeting similar locations including but not limited to Chicago, Florida, Texas, Denver, Las Vegas, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego?  Ultimately, our ability (abilities) to respond could have been crippled if not completely wiped out. 


Generations to come MUST be taught the events of the day, how it changed the nation and how to make sure that it NEVER happens within our shores again.  I will NEVER forget that day or what happened.  I NEVER dreamed or imagined that something like this could ever happen to us on our shores.  I lost my innocence that day.

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I could have never imagined in my wildest dreams that something like this would have happened.  I was sitting in my HTML class that day.  Someone in class had gotten a text that a plane had hit the first tower.  My teacher put up CNN from the Internet on the board in front of us.  I will never forget that image.  I was in denial.  I thought a very small airplane hit the tower... I finally realized the magnitude of those enormous buildings and couldn't believe it.  I honestly didn't know what was happening until I the other plane had hit.  Class ended and I promptly went to a bar that I knew was open, to watch the news.  The other two airplanes had hit the Pentagon and in PA.  Tears fell from my eyes, as was the same for so many others who were there with me.  


I hold dear to me a photo I took in June of 2001 of the Twin Towers from the Circle Line.  I keep that photo pinned up at work over my desk.  I will NEVER forget that day or the innocent people who lost their lives.  


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They say it good to talk about it, I get more upset. My wife leaves the room if someone ever brings it up. She knows I'll give them an ear full. Have a buddy who lost a friend he was her FTO, she was on the flight that went down in PA. Now Obama wants to make it a national day of service..... B.S...  This was an attack on the United States of America and New York City and all the Towers stood for.


He has a lot of nerve making that statement, The history books still call the " Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor " .


This was and is a Muslim ( Islam) attack on America. Guess he wants his 13 virgins....


Thanks to all of you who were there and for your help, not an easy detail....

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They say it good to talk about it, I get more upset. My wife leaves the room if someone ever brings it up. She knows I'll give them an ear full. Have a buddy who lost a friend he was her FTO, she was on the flight that went down in PA. Now Obama wants to make it a national day of service..... B.S...  This was an attack on the United States of America and New York City and all the Towers stood for.


He has a lot of nerve making that statement, The history books still call the " Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor " .


This was and is a Muslim ( Islam) attack on America. Guess he wants his 13 virgins....


Thanks to all of you who were there and for your help, not an easy detail....



If I had been older than 8 years old in the second grade I would have made sure I was doing all I could have to help. God Bless all the familys and all invovled. Like servingproud said Thank you to all of you who there and for you help.


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9-11 NEVER FORGOTTEN


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 I was Security Officer in Albuquerque, NM and a volunteer fire fighter in Los Lunas, NM on 9/11.  I remember watching everything on t.v.


My security Director worked with the FBI in NY. He had an office in one of the towers. He put me and 13 other Security Officers on standby to be sent to NYC to help out. We never went. 


I will be wearing my class A Honor Guard uniform as a tribute to all that were lost this Sunday (9/11/11).


 


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I will never forget that day. Unfortunately, it seems like some have forgotten. Shaodw, I understand your feelings about the media playing it over and over, but it's a catch twenty two. There are those who have forgotten or were to young to know what happened that day that are now old enough to and should know what happened. However, it is hard for those of us , especially the survivors who have to see it over and over. I will do whatever I can to ensure that day is not forgotten.

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They say it good to talk about it, I get more upset. My wife leaves the room if someone ever brings it up. She knows I'll give them an ear full. Have a buddy who lost a friend he was her FTO, she was on the flight that went down in PA. Now Obama wants to make it a national day of service..... B.S...  This was an attack on the United States of America and New York City and all the Towers stood for.


He has a lot of nerve making that statement, The history books still call the " Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor " .


This was and is a Muslim ( Islam) attack on America. Guess he wants his 13 virgins....


Thanks to all of you who were there and for your help, not an easy detail....



Thanks to all who served that horrible day. I agree. It was an Islamic attack on America. Last night on TV (I live in PA), they showed a 10 y.o. video from a guy who just died. He had filmed & talked about Flight 93 right after it happened. Seeing the smoke makes me angry.

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Although I was an officer and Deputy for some twenty seven years and wittnessed WAY too much death and destruction it is difficult to wrap ones mind aroound trhe immediate death and destruction created by people who hate.They hate Christians,they have success,they hate peace,they hate Democracy.Unfortunately way to many have forgotten because our Liberal Pols are into denial and try to promote touchy feely sham.Although I'm a minister I find it not only improbable but impossible to forgive.I have resided in the D.C. area as well as in Pennsylvania and close to New York.I know the beautiful and dedicated make of of the character of such fine American citizens as LonnaNJ and BIGNTS.We can all be proud of their services to the people.We must always remember the famous quote of the Revolutionary War."We must hang together or we will hang separately"


 Indeed,God bless America!!

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They say it good to talk about it, I get more upset. My wife leaves the room if someone ever brings it up. She knows I'll give them an ear full. Have a buddy who lost a friend he was her FTO, she was on the flight that went down in PA. Now Obama wants to make it a national day of service..... B.S...  This was an attack on the United States of America and New York City and all the Towers stood for.


He has a lot of nerve making that statement, The history books still call the " Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor " .


This was and is a Muslim ( Islam) attack on America. Guess he wants his 13 virgins....


Thanks to all of you who were there and for your help, not an easy detail....



Thanks to all who served that horrible day. I agree. It was an Islamic attack on America. Last night on TV (I live in PA), they showed a 10 y.o. video from a guy who just died. He had filmed & talked about Flight 93 right after it happened. Seeing the smoke makes me angry.



Seeing the smoke, the planes, the burning towers, their ultimate collapse and the utter death and devastation makes me angry as well...... But it also fuels my resolve to make sure in my little corner of the world we will never see another day like this again.  It fuels my resolve to make sure that every future generation will see with their own eyes what the tolerance of evil will lead to.   There are those in post WWII Germany that would like future generations to believe that the Nazi death camps never existed.  I never want to see future generations here be led down this same path of disbelief and deception.  So if it takes watching the images and the video footage over and over again to prevent the denial of future generations..... then so be it.  Will I cry?  Sure I will.  Will I feel the hurt over and over again?  Sure I will........ But I will deal with it so that others will not have to.

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