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Old 02-26-2004, 11:17 PM   #1
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Never Forget, right?

I purposely waited till the end of the day to post this thread... just to see if someone else would mention it.

In the aftermath of 9/11 it seems that people forget the events of 11 years ago today... which leads me to believe that the "never forget" slogans regarding 9/11 will too be forgotten once there's something else to take it's place...

Rest in peace to the six victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing... the first victims of the network that would become al Qaeda to be killed on American soil.
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Old 02-26-2004, 11:21 PM   #2
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Old 02-26-2004, 11:46 PM   #3
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The human species is too self centered and our attention spans are far too short. These events will never completely escape us but yes as a whole we'll forget. I mean just compare New York the 3 months following 9/11 to now.
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Old 02-27-2004, 01:05 AM   #4
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or RIP the 6500 Africans that died of AIDS on Sept 11, and the 6500 that died on Sept 12, and yesterday, and today, and tomorrow...

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Thanks for the reminder, Headache!

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Old 02-27-2004, 11:39 AM   #6
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Old 02-28-2004, 10:15 PM   #7
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Maybe because I'm in New York, they mentioned the Feb horror on the radio here. they're trying to come up with a temporary memorial place for those WTC 93 terror victims. Being that the original was oblitherated along with everything & everyone else.

As for forgetting.... I remeber the ? how many thousaunds, tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands(!)Tutsi's & Moderate Hutus underwent genocidal muder by Hutu extremists {started in April}.

It's the tenth anniversary of that, along with the Oklahoma Home-grown Terroist Bombing. I can't remember which was first- in April 7th & 10th--but as you can see they were only 3 days apart.
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Old 02-29-2004, 01:22 PM   #8
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we haven't forgotten Pearl Harbor.....


I must depend on "how many lives are lost."
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Old 02-29-2004, 01:24 PM   #9
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memorial is a good thing , yes , but i gotta move forward
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Old 03-03-2004, 10:40 PM   #10
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I think remembering that it happened is far more important than remembering the exact date. I remember many horrors, but the exact date? No, I don't. But as long as I remember the event, I can look it up. The Jonestown mass suicide/murder; airline disaster on the Canary Islands; Bhopal, India poison gas leak (Union Carbide); the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Just be aware of what is happening around you and you will always be able to look it up, even if you don't remember the exact dates.
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Old 03-03-2004, 10:56 PM   #11
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It is healthy to "forget," and, by that, I mean not to literally forget that it ever happened, but it is a sign that society, as a whole, has gotten past the grief and has been able to move on. It is a part of human nature, and, if we fixated on every bad event that has happened in our lifetimes, we'd explode.

But for those who died in the first WTC attacks, may they be at peace...

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Old 03-04-2004, 01:06 AM   #12
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I don't get this forget thing
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Old 03-04-2004, 12:43 PM   #13
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i think no one can forget, all the history is dismayed by horrible events such slaughters and many other cruelties which leave scars you cannot heal with surgery nor miracles...life MUST everytime go on, but in the same time it doesn't mean that we must forget...we CAN'T forget
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Take the positive spin,

Although many of us have not had the 93 bombing on the forfront of our minds, those who were lost that day will be memorialized with those lost on 9/11.

It is not about forgetting,




It is about remembering.




((on a far side note and maybe a little off base, there are two twins that this New Yorker and architect will never forget as well, every time I look out my window I realize that although I "only" knew one person lost in the tragedy, there were always two twins who looked down on us every day. Despite their aesthetics, many of us felt comfortable simply knowing that they were there. Now they are gone.))
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on a far side note and maybe a little off base, there are two twins that this New Yorker and architect will never forget as well, every time I look out my window I realize that although I "only" knew one person lost in the tragedy, there were always two twins who looked down on us every day. Despite their aesthetics, many of us felt comfortable simply knowing that they were there. Now they are gone.
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