18 Years Later

Some of you may have seen this video from last year but it’s well worth another watch.  It’s actual live audio from events of the day transcribed over video clips.  It’s painful to view, sad and heart wrenching but it’s a good reminder of how awful 9/11 was and why we must truly never forget.

I feel in many ways we have are living as if it never happened.  The unity this country experienced on 9/12 is completely shattered, worse than before and our view of the dangers of this world have again grown complacent and naive.  I fear for the future.

Never forget and teach your kids the same.


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17 Responses to 18 Years Later

  1. madblog says:

    You are too right, Tricia.

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  2. Al says:

    Truer words were never spoken than your 2nd paragraph.

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  3. Salvageable says:

    Thank you for remembering. J.

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  4. Doug says:

    I’ve always felt that the first strike of our nation against terrorism was carried out by those on Flight 93.. knowing full well by cell phone what had transpired at the Pentagon and the twin towers.. and took measures into their own hands to knowingly bring that plane down and end their lives. It’s wrong to measure the degree of heroism one might display in the light of tragedy like 9/11 but Flight 93 goes truly under estimated and not fully appreciated. When we think of 9/11 we think the Twin Towers and those first responders caught in those buildings when they came down because there were so many that died that day trying to help others. Few of them actually understood that the towers might collapse; instinct told them to just go in and save lives. Those on Flight 93 that actually knew the score, what was happening, what was happening to them, and where they were headed, and took it upon themselves to storm the flight deck and thwart the terrorist mission. When Todd Beamer uttered “Let’s roll.” he and his companions knew what was going to happen. Bush did a good job honoring him specifically and his family… and honestly is escapes me why Beamer and the others were never awarded the Medal of Freedom; it’s gone to far less deserving of the honor.
    One reason this event, of the three that day, seems to fall short in our memories compared to the others is that there are no pictures… just recordings no one hears anymore.

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  5. Dennis says:

    Well said everyone.
    I do remember some folks were not happy with the flags on fire trucks and other symbol of patriotism.

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  6. I read this story this morning about Flight 93—

    Those folks were the embodiment of heroes​.

    I want to get the book…

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  7. Unbelievably, some Leftists literally feel we deserved every bit of it! Shows the vileness of the Left….

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  8. Julie says:

    At dinner this past 9/11 I commented to my husband that on that day and for months afterward I didn’t think we would ever feel safe and trusting and hopeful again. I agree that we should never forget and I wish the unity had lasted, but I’m also glad that fear and distrust have diminished – at least in me.


    • Tricia says:

      I feel the same way Julie. I definitely don’t feel another attack is imminent like I did back then which is a very good thing. Still though, I can’t help but wonder what’s in store for the future.

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  9. Julie says:

    Heartbreaking. Love President Bush’s words at the end.

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  10. Tom Salmon says:

    Had not seen that video before. Don’t actually enjoy watching this stuff too much. Hate crying.

    Was at work, a contractor working for an intelligence agency, when those planes crashed into the twin towers. Just after it happened I saw a video of the first plane crashing into one of the towers, and I thought it a strange accident. When the second one hit, I immediately knew who did it. I am not an intel office. It was just that obvious.

    We should not have allowed those buildings to be attacked that way.
    1. We knew the Islamists were aching to hurt us.
    2.Tom Clancy figured out how to take out a huge building with a passenger aircraft. He put the technique in one of his books. Terrorists did not figure how to take out the twin towers. An author fiction did. But nobody did anything to stop it from happening.

    We have to learn the hard way to focus upon what is important.
    Hebrews 12:4-11

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