It's The 16th Anniversary Of 9/11 And We Must Never Forget!

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For me it's still hard to believe that 16 years have passed since that horrific day on September 11th, 2001. This was a day that fundamentally changed all of our lives. And although on 9/11 we knew our lives had changed probably forever, we at that time really didn't yet really know how much they would change.

 

The memories of one of the darkest days in American history are today so crystal clear in my mind's eye. It still seems like yesterday that we were witnessing the events of September 11, 2001 unfold.  I still remember the first shock, I still remember the fear that came with not being able to reach friends and family by phone (especially those who worked in or near the Twin Towers). I still remember getting through the day without a lot of emotion and suddenly around 6:00 pm starting to weep. Yet here we are, 16 years later, marking another anniversary of that tragic day. It feels like yesterday. And I think it will always feel like yesterday to me.

 

No doubt that one day 9/11 will become "ancient" history to future generations (already some 20% of Americans have no memory of that day). But so long as those of us who lived through that day are around, WE MUST NEVER FORGET!  And I for one know, I could never forget!

 

New York City is my "home town" and I knew the Twin Towers well, having often entered them for business meetings when I was still working in the corporate world. We celebrated my mother's 70th birthday there, as well, in 1989. We had flown in from Paris and totally surprised her. It was such a fun and happy evening never to be forgotten.

 

To those many who lost a loved one that day, my heart and prayers continue to go out to you. I know you suffered losses that can never be replaced. Today, on the 16th anniversary of 9/11, let's take a moment to remember all the heroes of that day -- both those who perished and those who survived. And as we look back, today is also a good day to take a moment today to reflect on the things that are most important in our lives and to remember that through tragedy we have the opportunity to rise even stronger.

 

 


 LET US NEVER FORGET

 

 

"September 11 is one of our worst days, but it brought out the best in us. It unified us as a country and showed our charitable instincts and reminded us of what we stood for and stand for."

Senator Lamar Alexander

 

"September 11th impressed upon us that life is a precious gift... and I think we all have a duty to devote at least a small portion of our daily lives to ensuring that neither American nor the the world ever forgets September 11th."

Senator Bill Frist

 

"9/11 - a day to remember that extraordinary heroes are often disguised as ordinary people and that spirit and soul are unbreakable."

Stacey Alcorn

 

Time is passing. Yet for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone cals, the funerals of the children."

President George W. Bush

 

LET US NEVER FORGET

 

 

 

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That was a devistating day for every American. I agree, one should reflect on what is most important in life because one never knows when something like that will happen. Thank you for posting this. 

Sep 11, 2017 12:34 PM #54
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Nina, thank you for posting this because it is indelible on my mind & I always stop what I am doing for remembrance of all those lost and for the brave people who stood in harms way to rescue them.

Sep 11, 2017 01:43 PM #55
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Oh what a day it was. It seems as fresh as if were last week. Watching the cermonies today was very moving.

Sep 11, 2017 05:49 PM #56
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While I was on the West Coast, far removed from NYC, the horror of that day is ingrained in me as though it were yesterday. I'll never forget.

 

Sep 11, 2017 06:31 PM #57
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Hi Nina

So glad to see this featured on this momentous day, one that I hope no one ever forgets. It has changed us, in many ways, forever!

Jeff

Sep 11, 2017 06:58 PM #58
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Kat Palmiotti
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I was on my way to an appointment yesterday morning and I left the house right around 8:45 and heard the radio announcer talking about September 11th, and then there was a minute or so of radio silence followed by "America the Beautiful".  I was in tears once again.

Sep 12, 2017 03:09 AM #59
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Jeff Dowler ~ good morning, Jeff... 9/11 changed us for sure and on that day while we knew a sea change had occurred we didn't have a clue yet how much.

Sep 12, 2017 03:33 AM #60
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Kat Palmiotti ~ hi Kat... I get it... I teared up several times yesterday watching some of the ceremonies on tv.

Sep 12, 2017 03:34 AM #61
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Lottie Kendall ~ hi Lottie... I was already living in Charlotte on 9/11, but as this was a part of town I knew well and had many friends and relatives working in the immediate area, it felt as if I were there.

Sep 12, 2017 03:35 AM #62
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Debbie Reynolds ~ good morning, Debbie... each year when the relative read the names of those who perished, I start crying all over again. It's so clear how much those families lost and still grieve.

Sep 12, 2017 03:36 AM #63
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Ginny Gorman ~ good morning, Ginny... citizen heroes... they live quietly amongst us and show their true colors and bravery when things like this happen.

Sep 12, 2017 03:37 AM #64
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Corey Martin ~ good morning, Corey... our way of living was changed so much after 9/11, we can't ever forget what caused it. Those who didn't live through that day probably don't understand how so much changed.

Sep 12, 2017 03:38 AM #65
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, ~ hi Paul... I believe that those of us of a certain generation who lived through the day won't ever forget 9/11. The open question is for those who have no real memory of the event.

Sep 12, 2017 03:39 AM #66
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Sybil Campbell ~ hi Sybil... I know exactly what you mean. When I see the replays of the planes hitting the towers I'm always in shock just as if I were seeing it for the first time.

Sep 12, 2017 03:40 AM #67
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Hi Nina, 

I can feel the emotion in your post. 

This was an American tragedy, that we should never forget. I did not have any connections to ground zero, so I can't imagine what those who do feel. Though, when I think about this, the emotions always resurface. My husband has a page on his website devoted to these American Heroes and 9/11. It was meant to be temporary for the 10th anniversary but he made it permanent. He was an airport manager for UPS at Ontario Intl Airport in SoCal - His career changed forever that day. He had a special clearance for communications and terrorist threats. 

Sep 12, 2017 08:15 AM #68
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® ~ hi Sheri... I think for any one of us who had a specific connection to the Towers for whatever reason probably gets quite emotional each year. I know that I do. I don't know that I'll ever get over the changed skyline of lower Manhattan. It's always a reminder of what was.

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Thanks Nina for a well stated remembrance of a day that should remain on the minds of every American.

First responders are now paying the price for their efforts. 

This is a lesson that should never be minimized or forgotten.

Sep 12, 2017 03:27 PM #70
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John Wiley ~ hi John... I know a few of those first responders who were already paying the price for their efforts and some who already paid and left this world.

Sep 13, 2017 03:37 AM #71
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Just like when President Kennedy was shot, I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news. How can anyone ever forget. May the memory of all those lost that day be eternal 

Sep 16, 2017 08:34 PM #72
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Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA ~ good morning, Sam.... me too, I remember the exact moment I heard JFK was shot and RFK, as well. For those of us who lived through cataclysmic events like this it's hard to forget... but for those who were too young or not even born, it's not as real for them and easy not to understand the significance of the events.

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