Remembering 9/11

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Remembering 9/11.

American Flag from Twin TowersIt has been many years since that horrific event took place. We all remember where we were, what we were thinking when we heard the news about the attacks on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and Flight 93. The loss of life was in the thousands and it put international relationships on edge. Now we know that radicals were responsible and took human lives into their own hands and played God.

It’s been seventeen years since it took place and since then many other bombings and terrorist acts have taken place. It has become a way of life to be watchful and suspecting of things that don't seem quite right. We, Americans and others across the nations look at almost everything differently. It changed things in the whole world. The Memorial at the Twin Towers continues to give us a visual reminder. 

We can no longer board a plane quickly and feel that our privacy and physical selves are violated and scrutinized. State, Local and Federal buildings have added security, too. Everything is more complicated. Luggage and packages are x-rayed, scanned and sniffed along with metal detection. Still dangerous items get through as those that are out to do harm continue to find ways to beat the system.

Public entertainment and sports events require pat downs and limit what can be taken inside. ID’s are checked and rechecked and it is a lot tougher to get an ID now than it ever was before. So many things have changed and made our lives more difficult and hopefully more secure. I'm not sure it will ever be enough. But we are willing to go through the inconvenience so we can stay safe. Our first responders and Homeland Security teams have gained more respect and honor as they are out first line of defense. We cannot say thank you enough.

Flag made for 9/11 Exhibit by children's handsOh so much has changed. We have all been changed and we cannot, nor will we ever go back to the innocence and carefree natures we had. Lives were lost, families and friends impacted and many sacrifices made. Many lost lives helping another, a stranger. That is the American way.

We now share a common bond and new appreciation for those that choose this type of profession. We must be alert and not complacent. This is our country and we must preserve it. We must continue to support our first responders with the proper equipment, training and pay that shows the risk they are taking. Thanks to those that sacrifice by putting themselves in harm's way and the sacrifices they make. Their families make a sacrifice too, living with the fear of sending their loved ones out to keep our country strong and free each day.

Remembering 9/11. We will never forget. 

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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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I'm not so sure we are all that MUCH safer. A few months ago a TSA employee pulled a mace container from my purse, which I had forgotten about and had already made many other flights with it lying in the bottom of my bag. No other TSA workers caught it. Probably had been flying with that instrument of destruction in my bag for a year or more.

Sep 11, 2018 12:05 PM #2
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Patricia Feager
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Debbie Reynolds -There certainly has been a lot of changes, especially with airport security. While coming home late last night, I got my first pat down behind closed doors by 2 female TSA agents. It was because my clothes were wet from the rain in San Antonio.  

Sep 11, 2018 12:32 PM #3
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Debbie,

I was thinking about that today, and more than ever we should all take moments on a daily basis to appreciate what we have in our country in terms of freedom.  We should not take not even one thing for granted...A

Sep 11, 2018 12:47 PM #4
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Will Hamm
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Hello Debbie,  This is such a sad day for so many of us.  I was in the towers 5 days earlier visiting a friend.  That morning he was there and never made it out.

 

Sep 11, 2018 01:49 PM #5
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Debbie I was watching the memorials on the morning news and it brought it all right back - just like it was a day or so ago. Every thing has changed and most of us do not take our great country for granted and we honor all those first reponders and all those that put themselves in harms way each and every day. I wondered this morning if maybe that how our parents and grandparents felt after Pearl Habor and WWII was very similiar.

Sep 11, 2018 01:54 PM #6
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Debbie it has been 17 years but it still feels like it was yesterday.  I remember watching on TV that morning and thinking this can't be real.

Sep 11, 2018 02:52 PM #7
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Marney Kirk
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Debbie, it is hard to believe it was so long ago. Sometimes it feels like it just happened. I am grateful for our first responders who put their lives on the line in order to save us.

Sep 11, 2018 03:07 PM #8
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Hi Debbie Reynolds - Southern California has planes all over the skies every minute of the day. It was very strange to only here a pair of jets flying low about every hour or so. 

Sep 11, 2018 03:54 PM #9
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good evening Debbie Reynolds,

Congratulation on the featured post..our lives changed after 9/11 and you are right we will never forget.

Sep 11, 2018 05:35 PM #10
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I hear many people lament that it was 17 years ago and we are still there (in Afghanistan). I for one am glad we are THERE and they are not here raising more havoc killing more innocent men, women, and children like they did when we had our guard down. Yes, I wish our troops could come home soon. I hope my daughter doesn't have to go there to keep us safe here BUT most important of all is I hope people don't forget why we are over there.

Sep 11, 2018 06:08 PM #11
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Debbie

While it was 17 years ago the memories linger, and our world has certainly become a very different place in terms of security measures. But I'm not sure it's really all that much safer in some ways, and sadly the violence continues around the globe, and recent news indicated al-Qaeda may be even stronger than before.

Jeff

Sep 11, 2018 06:17 PM #12
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Well done Debbie!  Our lives have certainly changed and we can no longer view our little piece of the world with rose colored glasses.  

Sep 11, 2018 06:31 PM #13
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Marte Cliff
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We should not forget that there is still a large group of people who want nothing more than to destroy us. We still are not safe.

Sep 11, 2018 08:18 PM #14
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Debbie it was seventeen years ago but it feels like yesterday to me. One of Diane's HS classmates lives in NYC and she asked her yesterday what it felt like. I would love to post her response but I can not it was incredibly moving and an interesting observation about what is important and what is not...Endre

Sep 11, 2018 10:58 PM #15
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Kat Palmiotti
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It does feel as though it just happened, not that it's been nearly two decades. And yes, we should definitely always support our first responders. Many heroes ran to the buildings that day. 

Sep 12, 2018 03:34 AM #16
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Roy Kelley
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Congratulations, Debbie, on your feature recognition.

This is an excellent message to share.

Sep 12, 2018 04:35 AM #17
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Surrounded by two oceans, having an arsenal of first strike missiles and counter strike cruise missiles, and a freedom and liberty driven life-style made us neglect the nooks & crannies (weaknesses) that everyone has. A false sense of security snuck-in and made itself at home. The rest we know. The giant is awake

Sep 12, 2018 06:17 AM #18
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Debbie --- remembering still matters.  Hopefully it always will.

Sep 12, 2018 06:22 AM #19
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Sandra Paulow
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There are few events in our lives that stay with us forever. This is one that never goes away. To me the memory of that day is as clear as if it happened this morning. We must never ever forget. 

Sep 12, 2018 07:53 AM #20
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Jan Green
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You're so right.  So many things have changed and things aren't the same.  We are more vigilant  personally and professionally.  Having just returned from spending my birthday in Manhattan, that's a trip I won't soon forget 9/1/01.  

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