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Friday, September 11, 2009

Remember 9/11 2001

Please read Granny's post below. Readers may post on comments their experiences and thoughts on September 11, 2001. If you wrote about it on your blog, please leave your url to your post and we will publish all comments.

I am a night owl and often sleep late in the mornings. On September 11, 2001 I was awakened to the hysterical, terrorized screams of my youngest daughter and the loud cries of fear, grief and rage from my eldest. I leaped from my bed and turned on the TV. All day I watched the repeated broadcasts, answered the constantly ringing phone and attempted to calm and comfort my children, even as I, too, wept in grief and horror. To people of my generation it was a reminder of Pearl Harbor. The dastardly, sneak attack, the murder of thousands of innocents, the desperate heroism, the senseless destruction.

Today I taped a small American flag to my apartment door above a little black wreath and mentally dared Management to chastise me for violating their rule against flammable objects on our doors. I asked Management to lower our flag to halfmast in the circle of the driveway in honor of the ones who perished. It was all I could do to answer civilly when the receptionist gave me a puzzzled look and asked, "Why?" How can any American forget?

My eldest daughter and I support Firemen and Police. Her favorite photos of 9/11 are the following of the young fireman mounting the stairs of the WTC as civilians are fleeing downward.
and the famous photo of the firemen raising our flag at ground zero.

Lest we forget....

Comments:
(These comments properly added to Granny's post below.)
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Ann ~~ Great posts and videos
about that awful time. I think I cried for a week, glued to the TV.
I hope you and Ray are keeping well
and the girls visit often.
Much love, dear friend, Take care,
Merle.

Friday, September 11, 2009 8:07:00 AM

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Blogger audrey` said...

The pictures of 9/11 are still very fresh in my memory. SAD! So many innocent lives were lost on that tragic day.

Take care, my dear friend (((HUGS))) Ann.

Sunday, September 13, 2009 8:37:00 AM

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Blogger Spadoman said...

9/11, a terrible act wrought upon America. I also am remembering the carnage wrought upon the world in Iraq and Afghanistan, as if killing more people changes anything.

Check out this moving post about the individual lives of those lost at the WTC on that fateful day.

http://katherine-claire.blogspot.com/

Peace.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 4:53:00 AM

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Blogger Worried American said...

Merle and Audrey: Thank you for your comments. I have posted them here and also on Granny's post below.

Spadoman: So good to hear from you. You are so welcomed. Thank you for stopping by.

I have been offline for awhile since I had a small stroke and now post rarely. Gadfly has been carrying the burden of keeping the blog going, for the most part. Do come by again. I will check out the url you left us.

Friday, September 18, 2009 10:29:00 PM


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5 Comments:

  • At Friday, September 11, 2009 8:07:00 AM , Blogger Merle said...

    Dear Ann ~~ Great posts and videos
    about that awful time. I think I cried for a week, glued to the TV.
    I hope you and Ray are keeping well
    and the girls visit often.
    Much love, dear friend, Take care,
    Merle.

     
  • At Sunday, September 13, 2009 8:37:00 AM , Blogger audrey` said...

    The pictures of 9/11 are still very fresh in my memory. SAD! So many innocent lives were lost on that tragic day.

    Take care, my dear friend (((HUGS))) Ann.

     
  • At Wednesday, September 16, 2009 4:53:00 AM , Blogger Spadoman said...

    9/11, a terrible act wrought upon America. I also am remembering the carnage wrought upon the world in Iraq and Afghanistan, as if killing more people changes anything.

    Check out this moving post about the individual lives of those lost at the WTC on that fateful day.

    http://katherine-claire.blogspot.com/

    Peace.

     
  • At Friday, September 18, 2009 10:29:00 PM , Blogger Worried American said...

    Merle and Audrey: Thank you for your comments. I have posted them here and also on Granny's post below.

    Spadoman: So good to hear from you. You are so welcomed. Thank you for stopping by.

    I have been offline for awhile since I had a small stroke and now post rarely. Gadfly has been carrying the burden of keeping the blog going, for the most part. Do come by again. I will check out the url you left us.

     
  • At Friday, September 18, 2009 10:35:00 PM , Blogger Granny said...

    I knew you hadn't been well but didn't know about the stroke. Please take care of yourself.

     

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