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        08-10-2011, 12:23 PM
      #11
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    I would have been four. I obviously have no huge memory of it, but I do remember little things like teachers canceling lessons and letting us have recess for the rest of the day so they could organize their own thoughts; and my mom, who hates tv, fumbling with the "bunny ears" to get reception on the tv.

    When I see those pictures, nothing goes through my mind. I just have no words for it.
         
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        08-10-2011, 12:37 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Those images make me feel so sad. I will never forget that day and I will never forget screaming as we watched the second tower fall on live tv. Awful. I also won't forget the overwhelming sense of unity that swept the nation. I can't believe its been 10 years.
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        08-10-2011, 01:16 PM
      #13
    Banned
    I had no deep thoughts about it when it happened. At that age (I was 8), I couldn't (or I just refused to think about what I was watching) grasp the concept that somebody was attacking us and that hundreds of people plummeted to the ground and were crushed underneath the rubble. What made me scared was the look on my mom's face. I remember her sitting in the kitchen, and her whole body was trembling, and she had tears running down her face. I asked her what was wrong, but all she said was, "Go back and watch cartoons. Keep your shoes on in case we need to go." (Nickeloden was about the only channel not broadcasting the 9/11 footage, but there was a bar at the bottom of the screen scrolling what was happening.)

    Looking at it now, I still can't think about it. I can't seem to get past all that happened, and how scared everybody there must have been. I can't get past all those people at work that day who lost their lives. I can't get past all those firemen and police officers and heros off the street who went in to save lives, but never came out. I can't get past how our country wasn't just a bunch of people anymore, but it became one mass of sorrow and national pride. I can't get past the war the events brought on, and the lives lost with that.

    September 11, 2001 is our generation's Pearl Harbor. It is a day that lives in infamy. Thank you to those brave men and women that gave their lives to help those who were hurt. We will never forget you to those who died because they were only going to work like any other day; and those who were getting on a plane for just another trip or business meeting. And Always remember to those of us who were here on September 11, 2001.
         
        08-10-2011, 01:35 PM
      #14
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    You apparently know nothing about how aircraft are manufactured. Wings aren't made of metal, they're made of aluminum supports and FABRIC. They were sheared off and burned.

    The plane that hit the Pentagon was as big as the ones that hit the Twin Towers and went down in Pennsylvania. There were plenty of eyewitness accounts to testify to that fact, as well as someone I know personally shot a picture of it with his cellphone.

    As for that hole not being big enough for you, it was plenty big enough for those of us who actually saw it, especially the folks inside the Pentagon. Until you've actually seen the Pentagon up close and personal, you have no idea how big it actually is. It's a monstrous place, and the above ground portion is only the tip of the iceberg.

    Gee, I'm sorry the devastation wasn't horrific enough for your liking.



    Absolutely NO need to add that comment. The person who spoke of doubting that a large plane had done the damage in NO WAY was saying that they wanted more damage. This is a low blow and the thread , being a dicey subject, needs more diplomacy than that.
         
        08-10-2011, 01:38 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    My heart sinks -- I am immediately taken back to standing in my living room, with my infant in my arms, watching it play out on the morning news. We were trying to get ready to go to my daughter's school for a program by her Kindergarten class and my husband was deployed in the Middle East.
    I remember seeing the shot after the first plane and thinking, "What kind of pilot can't see THAT building....." (because, at that point, it was still being told as an accident) -- then the second plane came into view and hit the other tower -- I literally fell into a chair and all I could think was, "We are going to war.......and S(my DH) will be right in the middle of it" (selfish, maybe). I remember watching the desperation of the people who were trapped, I remember the days afterward hearing the messages they had left behind -- there are so many emotions that roll together on this subject, it's hard to even begin to put into words what it makes me feel.

    I feel anger, grief and - unfortunately - hoplessness and frustration over where we are today. My husband began his military career with Desert Storm - participated in Iraqi Freedom and retired at 21 years of service with us STILL there. Kind of hard not to feel like it will never change.........we have lost friends and neighbors and I can't help but ask, "For what?"
         
        08-10-2011, 01:40 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Tiny, I see your point, but I agree with Spyder.

    For those that lost people in the attacks or fighting for our country, all theses conspiracy theories can be rather... insulting. It may have been 10 years, but for many the wounds are still very deep.

    When I look at these, I am just sad. I remember trying to call and get ahold of family members and my english teacher breaking down because her brother worked in one of the tours.

    My math teacher wouldn't let us watch the TV and continued on with classes. I was 13.
         
        08-10-2011, 01:48 PM
      #17
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    I would venture to guess that everybody is sick with grief and anger (I know I am) about the cruel loss of life. I find myself feeling genuine feelings of HATE, too. And that leads to generalizations and keeps the ball rolling. But I am not able to forgive.

    As to Spyder's post. Again the person she lambasted was NOT saying that more damage would have satisfied her. ONly that from what she saw, it didnt' fit the reported cause. It is unfair to accuse her of wanting or needing more death to be satisfied.
         
        08-10-2011, 02:09 PM
      #18
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    Tiny, Spyder hasn't posted on this thread at all, so don't blame her for something I said.

    I don't care whether or not you like my last sentence. I found the post I quoted to be appalling in its ignorance. No way was I going to let it go, regardless of YOU thinking I need to be 'more diplomatic'.

    It's apparent to me that the person who was ranting about conspiracy theories, missiles, and the hole not being big enough to have been made by a 757, has absolutely no clue about 9/11 or what really went on that day. He also has no idea how aircraft are manufactured either, if he's yipping about the wings and why they didn't make a bigger hole.

    It's also painfully obvious that he has never seen the Pentagon, because it's not some rinky dink little office building. It literally spans acres, and that's just the part above ground.

    Surprising, since he blathered on about his father being a military man. My father, uncles, and brothers have all served in the military. None of them thought it was anything except an airplane.

    I don't have time or patience for these conspiracy theorists, especially one who has no clue about the actual events and how they unfolded.
         
        08-10-2011, 02:27 PM
      #19
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    Tiny, Spyder hasn't posted on this thread at all, so don't blame her for something I said.

    I don't care whether or not you like my last sentence. I found the post I quoted to be appalling in its ignorance. No way was I going to let it go, regardless of YOU thinking I need to be 'more diplomatic'.

    It's apparent to me that the person who was ranting about conspiracy theories, missiles, and the hole not being big enough to have been made by a 757, has absolutely no clue about 9/11 or what really went on that day. He also has no idea how aircraft are manufactured either, if he's yipping about the wings and why they didn't make a bigger hole.

    It's also painfully obvious that he has never seen the Pentagon, because it's not some rinky dink little office building. It literally spans acres, and that's just the part above ground.

    Surprising, since he blathered on about his father being a military man. My father, uncles, and brothers have all served in the military. None of them thought it was anything except an airplane.

    I don't have time or patience for these conspiracy theorists, especially one who has no clue about the actual events and how they unfolded.

    My Bad. It was your post, not Spyders.

    That point is not that the poster is ignorant of airplanes or the size of the Pentagon, or that she/he believes in conspiracy theories. It's that you take all that and say that she/he actually WANTED more death and was not satisfied. That is never said in her/his post . To imply this is insulting.
         
        08-10-2011, 02:46 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    I was still living in Australia at the time and I remember being woken to frantic phone calls from friends shrieking at me that "America had been attacked." I got out of bed and turned on the news and was stunned, sickened and almost reduced to tears.

    When I look at those photos I feel the same emotions and the same words run through my mind instantaneously.

    Many countries were hurting with you guys when that happened and distance didn't lessen the shock of those events let me assure you. Though we didn't live through it as you did here in the US it sent shockwaves through Australia and our hearts went out to you. Still do.
         

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