September 11th 2001 - 9/11 - 18 years on...

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  1. Barbara Fan

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    Hard to believe it was 18 years ago - that fateful day

    In loving memory of those who lost their lives on that fateful day, when islamic terrorists crashed into the Twin towers in New York. And also the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville

    It was a day when the world changed forever and was never the same again, and perhaps if G Bush and T Blair took a different path / actions the world will be a far less dangerous place today.

    To the armed services, Police, Fire, Medical etc who helped and some who sadly lost their lives too, it is a day that is etched in my mind forever and will never be forgotten and cant be forgotten.

    I was due to go to NY city for the first time 4 days later, I never got there, but was determined to visit the following year and have been back many times since. NYC rocks


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  2. Swami

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    Excellent sentiments.

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    I will always remember it. I was in Dublin and everything sort of froze, every shop, bar, hotel just sat motionless, people staring at the tv screens in shock.
     
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    Where has 18 years gone? I recall trying to stay awake to watch an episode of The West Wing but was struggling so recorded it on the old VHS. Fascinating how technology has evolved in 18 years as well. Anyway I drifted off to sleep and awoke the next morning only to be confronted by a ticket banner on the bottom of the television screen. I was transfixed for a few days and felt rather numb about it. It was a similar experience to when Princess Diana died.

    Has the world learnt anything from this? No...it's getting a little madder. Thoughts are with all those who perished and families left behind...except of course to those responsible. I believe there is a special place for them.
     
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    I finally made it to NYC earlier this year. The hardest day of the trip was when we visited the 9/11 memorial museum. I must admit standing there on the plaza between the memorial fountains that marked where the twin towers once stood I got chills running down my spine. It was a similar feeling to when I visited Auschwitz, but also different since I remembered 9/11. It wasn't just something that happened long before I was born and was a part of history but a day that I could remember from my life. I remember exactly where I was when I found out and how shocked and numb I felt. It felt unreal. :(

    Standing there on that plaza all the emotions washed over me and I found myself crying silently. My sister brought a flower for a friend she had lost. I was grateful for the friend who had survived who I got to know later on and actually got to meet.

    9/11 is a dark day in history and weirdly it is history now. Visiting the 9/11 memorial museum what hit me was how the technology had changed. 18 years ago we still had pay phones. People still used cameras with actual film. The stuff in the museum looked oddly dated and it made me realize that life has gone on.

    Today I want to take a moment to remember everyone who lost their lives, but also their loved ones who are still living with this loss every day, the rescue workers who made the ultimate sacrifice and everyone who survived. God Bless them all.

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    Had anybody been in the twin towers (before they fell, obviously)? I recall going up to the observation deck (can't remember now which one had it) and recalling my father once commenting "one of these days, one of those things is going to fall" (he was referring to skyscrapers in general, not the WTC). But I remember thinking about his remark while I was way up there looking down.

    How odd that a few years later, that's was exactly what happened to that very building.
     
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    Someone sent me the link for this, its so heart warming and so similar to the spirit of Dunkirk during WW2

     

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