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Old 09-11-2006, 07:54 AM   #16
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Into the heart of a child...
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Old 09-11-2006, 10:07 AM   #18
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A little poem I wrote 5 years ago today.

Sept. 11, 2001

The sky is falling-
Ashes, Armageddon,
Clouds of metal rain.

Six hundred miles south in safety,
how dare the sun shine?
The breeze is mild and warm
as I thunder inside,
the only lightning within my breast,
the only rain pours down my cheeks,
while my fists shake like crumbling towers.
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Old 09-11-2006, 10:13 AM   #19
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a big hug to a true city of the world:

and a big "thank you" to all our friends around the world who stood with us that day. it meant so much, and it still does.
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Many of you have summed up what I was thinking five years ago today. I will never forget the sadness, anger, confusion, and sadness I felt on September 11, 2001. However, I do remember those who came to help, the police, firefighters, EMTs, medical personnel, and regular every day people. I'd like to leave all of you with this quote:

"I believe in aristocracy, though-if that is the right word word, and if a democrat may use it. Not an aristocracy of power...but of the sensitive, the considerate...Its members are to be found in all nations and classes, and all through the ages, and there is a secret understanding when they meet. they represent the true human tradition, the one permanent victory of our queer race over cruelty and chaos. Thousands of them perish in obscurity, a few are great names. They are sensitive for others as well as themselves, they are considerate without being fussy, their pluck is not swankiness but the power to endure..."

EM Forster, "What I Believe" in Two Cheers for Democracy
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I won't forget the pride, the joy to be American after the attacks..I'll never forget having love for country and for government and for protection..and I still hold it today...why have we divided ourselves 5 years later?
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Old 09-11-2006, 10:35 AM   #22
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I still feel haunted about the events of that day. Part of me still can't believe it. I think I am beginning to accept what happened, and I am beginning to allow it to change me for the better. Before, I was in total denial that my city was attacked, and that there was someone looking to kill me and those I love. But I might be getting past the mourning stages, even though part of me will always mourn.
I still feel sad whenever I drive by a firehouse. My dad used to be a fireman, and he attended many funerals after Sept 11th - many of them for the sons of the men he worked with.
I agree with Canadiens1160 that this was the defining moment of my generation. I was 19 when 9/11 happened, and I am now 24. There are some days when I wish these events never happened, and everything was normal and I didn't have to worry about if and when another terror attack happened.
I guess I'll have no choice but to live one day at a time. One thing 9/11 shows is that you never what is going to happen next because one minute can change everything.
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I remember where I was during the attacks. I was at this computer, and people were arguing about the cause of the attacks. Some blamed Clinton, but I thought that was a little ridiculous because he wasn't President when it happened. The attacks happened because we have some things that the terrorists don't have, like freedom. I feel badly for the people who don't have what we have, because they're locked up in undemocratic hells all around the world and it's a shame that they're having to put up with the crud they're living with.
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...as we dream towards the future.

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my younger brother is in a choir and a husband of one of the victims on the American Airlines flight that crashed in to the North Tower had a funeral and they performed at the funeral. Such a sad day everyone was crying.

Rest in Peace to all the victims of that day.

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The only thing I remember clearly about hearing what happened was immediately looking out the window I sat by (I was in my English class) and I was not able to completely comprehend what had happened until seeing it on television.

RIP both the victims and heroes
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:45 PM   #29
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I remember watching the news as they were reporting on the 1st tower having been hit. Than the next thing I know the 2nd plane hit the other tower. Just stood there in complete shock and even then it took awhile after to fully accept what I had seen.

My heart goes out to all of those who lost their lives and to the loved ones that they left behind. May each and everyone of you rest in peace.
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Heaven on Earth....we need it now....

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