September 11, 2010War on Terror
Extremely well done, Andrew. Simple, yet devastatingly effective. I relived the attacks this morning by watching MSNBC, who had a real time rebroadcast. I thought I’d watch for a few minutes then get some rest, it was a long night in Providence, but like nine years ago I just couldn’t stop watching.
It’s pretty amazing how the Pennsylvania and DC crashes are almost forgotten. Most people only remember NYC, which is sad.
I was just telling my wife today that every school in America should really teach this event as a part of US history and any one who doesn’t really should be shut down.
This morning was so eerily similar…cool and brisk with a bright blue sky.
I’ll never forget that day or the emotions that went with it. Didn’t know anyone personally who was killed that day yet that day is a personal scar that will last a lifetime.
One note: The idea of this way of remembering 9/11 belongs to Marc; it’s basically a repost of what he did last year. Having been blogging with Marc for over half a decade now, I suspect he’s too humble to repost his own work, even when it’s one of the best pure memorials that the blogosphere has ever produced.
I remember it from last year, Thanks Marc.
My brother in law worked for the Port Authority in the Engineering/Maintenance Dept.He had an office in the WTC and one at LaGuardia Airport.
That morning he decided to go to LaGuardia first to get some work done because traffic was lighter in that direction,and so he missed the attack.
In 1993 he was scheduled for some in service training the day of the attack,but had to switch days to pick his dad up at the airport.The bomb went off right below the training room and three of his co-workers were killed.
He lost dozens on 9/11.
Prior to working for th PA he was in the Merchant Marine and he was signed on to the SS Sea Witch,a contaner ship,as Second Engineer.He got a job on land before the scheduled departure,and the ship was in a collision on the way out of NY harbor with a tanker-the whole engine room crew,including his replacement were killed.
He must be the luckiest guy I know.
A sad anniversary, but all the more so because it is obvious that many significant facts about 9/11 have been hidden from the American people. Kudos to the so-called “Jersey Girls” (the wives of some of the victims) who forced the gov’t to hold the albeit seriously flawed 9/11 Commission. And kudos to the many academics, independent journalists, and others who have uncovered and continue to uncover facts that the government and others continue to attempt to conceal.
I have a problem with this remember series. All who died on that day are the same in that they all died by the same single murderous intent. I wish to extend condolences to all who suffered loss of loved ones. So why the choice to lead this series with the plane passengers who resisted? Are you saying they deserve a higher value? It almost seems that you are blaming the other victims now, the ones that did not resist, that did not know, 9 years later.
The posts appear in the order (and at the exact times, I believe) of the actual attacks. The Flight 93 post is on top because blogs typically have the newest post at the top.
You are really, really mistaken, on this one.
Okay… but what about the butter knife post. And I think you have the timeline wrong. But this is all bullshit. I will reinterate- all who died that day should be remembered. No political hay should be made. That seems to be a harder lesson to learn.
You’re the one making political hay. The butter knife post honors Todd Ouida and Scott Rohner, the first of whom I knew as a student in the grade below me who shared my birthday, and the latter of whom I knew as the younger brother of one of my classmates, and both of whom died in the World Trade Center. That post also honors Jeremy Glick, with whom I shared a judo dojo and (as my parents later reminded me) some time in a local wrestling league.
You apparently want to reduce them all to a faceless mass of people we can forget and mourn with no continuing obligation on our part.
And your talk about remembering “all who died that day” rings kind of hollow when you can’t even recall the order of events.
I took the day off, on 9/11/2001..i was babysitting my stepson’s twin 4 year old boys, so i was not watching TV.
When my stepson (an army major) walked in with tears in his eyes (i have never seen him cry
in 18 years that I had known him,since he was 13)
His first comment was…”what kind of world will my boys, have to live in” ??
Against my better judgment I’m asking David S to just stop it here. Normally I’d just let the dissenters rant, but honestly, why do people feel the need to criticize everything.
Like somebody told me once, some people ride the elephants, others pick up the sh**.
Some people make the posts, other people sling the sh**.
There are always posts designed for that kind of stuff. This obviously isn’t one of them.