Sep. 11th, 2011

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This is from the front page of my old website. I don't have the exact date it went up, but it was within a day or two of 9/11/2001. I felt it was appropriate then and it still feels right to me today.

"In Memoriam"

This opening page is dedicated in memoriam for the innocent lives lost during several acts of unwarranted acts of terrorism that were inflicted on the United States of America on 11 September, 2001.

Please take a moment of silence to reflect on the atrocities committed on that day, not just in the toll of innocent American and visitor lives taken - both on the ground and in the air - but the toll taken in lives of the firefighters, paramedics, policemen and other rescue personnel who went into the middle of Hell trying to save lives when the rest of the World Trade Center Towers fell.

And think on the heroism of the air crews and passengers of the hijacked planes who did whatever they could to avert a greater disaster. No matter if they succeeded or not.

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. I believe that to be true. This picture was forwarded to me by my husband Jeff, who found it on the Web Site of his former Army unit: the 1st/509th Airborne Infantry. I share it, and his comments, with you now.

"This is a good picture, got it off of the '09 www site... it's a bit of a gut wrencher... apparently it was dropped through the mail slot at one of the New York fire stations. It had a note saying something to the effect: "I hope this is okay with you guys, I finished it last night."

They saw the person as he was running away, young male, mid to late teens... Even the kids are taking it seriously"

"For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."
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"Peace" to my 'Brothers and Sisters In Arms' who's lives were lost in the service of their Country. We will not forget your sacrifice nor forsake you. We rededicate ourselves this day to the cause of peace and freedom throughout the world.
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Home sleeping late. Our ex-roommate called me and all he could get out was 'Get up and turn on the TV RIGHT NOW!' I stumbled down stairs and turned it on just in time to see the second plane hit.

I went back up stairs, shook my husband awake and told him something along the lines of 'Two planes have hit the World Trade Center buildings. We're under attack!'. Then went back down and got on the Internet to fandom friends as far and wide as I could. Several of us networked on a couple of Yahoo Groups to find out if those we knew in the New York area were okay. Several folks lived there and I had one friend who was a paramedic in Virginia. We also tried to find out if anyone had heard from friends and loved ones from the Pentagon.

Husband and I lost friends who were in New York and stationed at the Pentagon.

It was a long day.


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