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Re: 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11
« Reply #200 on: September 12, 2013, 11:54:24 »
It's interesting that 12 years later I can still recall with vivid detail exactly where I was and what I was doing on that day when I heard the news, just like many of you can probably do the same.

I was 17 at the time and in my last year of high school, my application was already in to the military to join.  While 9/11 was not a catalyst for me to sign up, it did put things into perspective very quickly that you never know what tomorrow may bring and the world can change very rapidly.

I paused yesterday to reflect on the attacks on the World Trade Centre and to pray for families that are still finding difficulty coping.  As t6 said, lets hope no one ever has to experience such a horrible moment ever again.
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Re: 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11
« Reply #201 on: September 12, 2013, 14:53:11 »
Just cleaned things up a bit.

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Re: 12TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11
« Reply #202 on: September 12, 2013, 20:57:16 »
A long meditation on the power of imagry and memory, centered on a photograph of one of those who chose to jump rather than be suffocated or crushed by the burning building:

http://www.esquire.com/features/ESQ0903-SEP_FALLINGMAN

That calls to mind a documentary I watched about the period from the time the first plane hit to when the buildings collapsed. A film maker was doing a ride along with a unit of the NYFD if I recall correctly.

At one point in the film, they are filming the on scene coordination effort in the lobby of one of the towers. In the background you can hear periodic loud bangs and crashes. If you missed the intro prior to the film you would thing that it was falling debris and some other such noise. In fact it was the sound of people who had decided to jump and die on their own terms.

Knowing that while watching was a very haunting experience.
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Re: Thoughts and Prayers for 9/11 Victims, Responders
« Reply #204 on: August 28, 2016, 13:16:23 »
There doesn't seem to be a 9/11 super-thread, so I will post this here, as the 15th anniversary is fast approaching,

August 28, 2016

15 Years Later, Remains of More Than a Thousand 9/11 Victims Still Unidentified
http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2016/08/28/15-years-later--remains-of-more-than-a-thousand-9-11-victims-still-unidentified.html
According to the Medical Examiner's office, of the 2,753 World Trade Center victims, 1,637 — 60 percent — were positively identified, but 1,113 are still a mystery to scientists.

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Re: Remembering 9-11 (merged anniversary thread)
« Reply #205 on: September 11, 2019, 11:09:54 »
There is a Fox news special about 9-11 and the help Canadians gave t0 stranded airline passengers.



https://www.foxnews.com/us/9-11-iconic-images :yellow:

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Re: Remembering 9-11 (merged anniversary thread)
« Reply #206 on: September 11, 2019, 12:57:34 »
Lest we forget. :'(



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Re: Remembering 9-11 (merged anniversary thread)
« Reply #207 on: September 11, 2019, 16:46:11 »
The skylight at the 3.9 billion dollar WTC Oculus, did not open this AM for 9/11. The rubber seal of the skylight ripped during last year’s 9/11 anniversary & the PANYNJ spent roughly $30,000 trying to patch up the leak using Flex Tape ...yes, Flex Tape.