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#4489072 - 09/11/19 10:56 AM September 11,2001  
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Today marks the 18th anniversary of 9/11....Like the Kennedy assassination some of us remember exactly where we were when we heard the news Both events changed our world and us..At 8:46 I'll take a pause


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#4489088 - 09/11/19 12:51 PM Re: September 11,2001 [Re: rwatson]  
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#4489091 - 09/11/19 01:07 PM Re: September 11,2001 [Re: rwatson]  
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#4489093 - 09/11/19 01:19 PM Re: September 11,2001 [Re: rwatson]  
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I agree Nixer it's best we don't ever forget


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#4489097 - 09/11/19 01:26 PM Re: September 11,2001 [Re: rwatson]  
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Never forget but it pains me to say that I can tell this tragic event has already began to fade into memory for the general public.


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#4489099 - 09/11/19 01:35 PM Re: September 11,2001 [Re: rwatson]  
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I agree PM..I watched a bit of news this morning and they just had a small segment on it..But as they say “Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.”


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#4489110 - 09/11/19 02:46 PM Re: September 11,2001 [Re: rwatson]  
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Originally Posted by rwatson
I agree PM..I watched a bit of news this morning and they just had a small segment on it..But as they say “Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.”

But those who know history are doomed to watch in horror as everyone else repeats it.

#4489115 - 09/11/19 02:54 PM Re: September 11,2001 [Re: wormfood]  
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Originally Posted by wormfood
Originally Posted by rwatson
I agree PM..I watched a bit of news this morning and they just had a small segment on it..But as they say “Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.”

But those who know history are doomed to watch in horror as everyone else repeats it.


Watching in horror is optional you don't have to watch..By forgetting history we may allow it to happen..We learn from history and if we are lucky we won't let the bad parts happen again..Heads in the sand won't make it go away


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#4489165 - 09/11/19 07:32 PM Re: September 11,2001 [Re: rwatson]  
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I'm not American, but I get a shock watching an old film or somesuch and the Twin Towers come into view.
Glad to see that the 'real time' posts are archived here.


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#4489170 - 09/11/19 08:14 PM Re: September 11,2001 [Re: BD-123]  
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Originally Posted by BD-123
I'm not American, but I get a shock watching an old film or somesuch and the Twin Towers come into view.
Glad to see that the 'real time' posts are archived here.


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I personally believe in the tooth fairy, Santa Claus and that deficit spending is sustainable forever. We really do need more Admirals in the Navy than ships and that millions of more poor immigrants will jump start the economy.

"There's a sucker born every minute."
Phineas Taylor Barnum

#4489173 - 09/11/19 09:01 PM Re: September 11,2001 [Re: rwatson]  
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Never forget. I am concerned we as a Nation are falling asleep and letting our destruction come from within our own political system.
More and more of our elected officials are not doing anything to safeguard and uplift the USA, but rather seem to want to tear it apart, give it away and make it unpleasant to live here. Make America Great Again.

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#4489175 - 09/11/19 09:53 PM Re: September 11,2001 [Re: rwatson]  
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#4489177 - 09/11/19 10:23 PM Re: September 11,2001 [Re: rwatson]  
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Other than dementia I don't see how anyone who was at least of adult age that day COULD ever forget - well, at least not any US resident...

I had a weird moment today - the first TV footage I saw was at a towing company I was doing a work delivery to (first knowledge was from car radio). Couldn't find anyone, they were all in an office around a TV...

I just recently got a route type of job and ended up driving by that place today, hadn't seen it maybe 2002. Weird.

#4489187 - 09/12/19 12:34 AM Re: September 11,2001 [Re: rwatson]  
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#4489195 - 09/12/19 02:15 AM Re: September 11,2001 [Re: rwatson]  
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Could never forget. I was a just a few miles away and felt the rumble from the Pentagon. At the time I had no idea what had happened and then caught the news on the radio.


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#4489198 - 09/12/19 02:31 AM Re: September 11,2001 [Re: rwatson]  
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#4489203 - 09/12/19 02:59 AM Re: September 11,2001 [Re: rwatson]  
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Was watching one of the "as it happened" type programs tonight. Brought back much of the anger and grief I felt that day. Seeing the firemen heading into the towers was heart breaking. A large group were headed to the north tower even after the south tower had collapsed. They looked like men headed to certain death, the look on their faces is unforgettable. Fortunately, if the timeline was correctly preserved in what I saw, the north tower collapsed before that particular group of brave souls got to it.

God rest them and comfort those left behind.


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