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Hope everyone has the best day possible , I know this is a sad day for America, the anniversary of that very "dark" day in American history, it is right to be sad today, while remembering all those people who's lives were shattered by the events on "9/11". but it also a day , when the world came together to share your grief, to stand with you all in defiance of terror.
Slowly from the ashes the phoenix has risen again
Awww... Mary, thank you so much for posting these pics of such an amazing, loving, beautiful girl! She is obviously loved and taken great care of. My goodness, such a sweetheart that I want to hug her so badly!
Thank you, Ingrid. I am happy when people leave a post. It's a place to show we haven't forgotten and our memories haven't dimmed or become complacent. Americans are a resilient people and it shows loud and clear in every documentary about 9/11 and especially on that terrible day.
For those of us who are not Americans, we stand with our American sisters and brothers against the evil that caused 9/11. This is one of those occasions that stand out to show we really are "All One".
God bless you Cheryl for having this thread and who all died that day may you rest in piece.
Amen, Wendy! I just watched a documentary on TV re 9/11 and the "Phoenix rising from the ashes" was mentioned re the new building! I so agree! The love sent by so many all over America to New York/Manhatten people, as well as from countries all over the world, by far won over the evil.
Many hundred of white balloons with the name of a person who perished were released and I felt shivers. They looked like angels heading up toward heaven. It was gentle, pure, and healing many said.
THOSE LOST ON THAT FATEFUL DAY WILL FOREVER BE REMEMBERED, WE IN THE UK UNDERSTAND HOW AMERICA FEELS TODAY
THE HUMAN SPIRIT WILL NOT BE KEPT DOWN , OUR TENACITY WILL SEE US THROUGH, THE BUILDING OF "THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE" PROVES WHAT I AM TRYING TO CONVEY LIKE THE PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES IT HONOURS ALL WHO WERE AFFECTED BY THE DESTRUCTION CAUSED BY COWARDS ATTEMPTING TO PUT FEAR IN OUR HEARTS . GOD BLESS ALL THIS DAY XXXXX
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Keeping the thread going... this will be the 8th year.
Here's the link to the live webcam and other up-to-date information. The Memorial Plaza looks beautiful. We will probably be able to see a live ceremony take place on the 11th.
Here's another link re the Memorial Plaza and more:
This thread has been going for six years. I hope it will keep going for as long as we all can care for it.
I rewatched the artist link you posted last year, Lynn. It is so touching. He truly did that with so much feeling.
THAT CERTAINLY TOOK MY BREATH AWAY!! I had tears running down my cheeks by the end of it! I had just finished watching "Flight 93" so I was primed for a good cry. Isn't he amazing?! And the music added to it. Even though I'm not an American, I love that song!
I think what happened that day touched every single human being who saw it one way or another. If it didn't, then something important is left out of those 'beings'.
Thanks, Lynn. That was incredible.
And I agree with you Ana -- total madness!
I just watched this video with my jaw dropping as it progressed. Enjoy!
I AGREE WITH YOU CHERYL. AND A BIG HUG TO ALL THE FAMILIES WHO LOST FRIENDS, DADS, MOMS, SONS, IN THIS MADNESS
Hi Ariel, Lynn, Mary, Barb, Ana, and anyone else looking in.
I remember the same feelings, Ana. I keep thinking that if we felt that horrible disbelief watching the t.v., what were those people right there going through?
I have recently watched some of the programs about 9/11 that have been on t.v. leading up to the 9th. Every year I learn or feel something more than the year before. There were so many people who helped others get to safety and then lost/sacrificed their own lives. The other night it was about two men who went up floors, rescuing people who were trapped behind doors. Floor after floor they climbed and saved so many people. But they lost their own lives.
What I am looking at when I watch these programs is the HUMAN SPIRIT. It is staggering to take in. We don't often know what we're capable of doing until the circumstances call for it. Evil was definitely there that day, but so was courage, bravery, love and Spirit. The evildoers can never take that away.
"There is no great love than when a man lays down his life for a friend." (That may not be the exact wording, but I think it's close.)
HI Cheryl thank you for posting the dog heros of 9/11.
ARIEL, THE SONG MAKE ME CRY. IS VERY GOOD.
ALL THE PICTURES YOU POSTED ARE SO HEARTBREAKING............
I REMEMBER, I WAS HERE IN MONTEVIDEO, WITH FRIENDS IN A MUSIC CLASS, SOMEONE TELL US, WE RUN TO THE TV, IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE.
SOLO PUEDO DECIRLES DESDE MI ALMA, QUE NADIE JAMAS PODRA OLVIDAR ESE TREMENDO DIA.
VER ESTAS FOTOS, ES REALMENTE MUY EMOCIONANTE, PENSAR EN TODAS LAS PERSONAS QUE PERDIERON SUS VIDAS POR LA LOCURA TERRORISTA, ES TAN DURO, TAN CRUEL.
TAMBIEN HUBO UN URUGUAYO ENTRE LOS MUERTOS.TRABAJABA DE CAMARERO.
TENGAMOS FE EN QUE JAMAS NADA PARECIDO VUELVA A SUCEDER, EN NINGUN LUGAR DEL MUNDO.
thanks for reminding us Cheryl its still very moving such bravery
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Cowboy, a black-and-white Border Collie searches for victims in the rubble of the New York's World Trade Center for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in this Sept. 21, 2001 file photo. Scientists have spent years studying the health of search and rescue dogs that nosed through the debris at ground zero, and to their surprise, they have found no sign of major illness in the animals. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
Yahoo News Aug. 26, 2011
Abby, a black Labrador trained to lead rescue teams to trapped victims in disaster areas, including the wreckage of the World Trade Center.
Yahoo News Aug 26, 2011
Mary Flood leashes her black Labrador retriever search and rescue dog, Jake, near the World Trade Center in New York in this Sept. 22, 2001 file photo. Jake, who helped search the rubble following the Sept. 11 attacks and later worked in Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007. The results of an autopsy on his cancer-riddled body are part of a University of Pennsylvania medical study of Sept. 11 search-and-rescue dogs. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
This thread was started five years ago. It's interesting to look back and read the posts throughout those years as we again get ready to honour those who died that day, as well as those who worked to find and save them. My sincerest condolences to all my American friends and to those families from other countries who lost someone in the Towers that day.
Today I want to post some of the canine heros who worked hard to to find survivors. These are only a few.
On Yahoo News Aug. 26, 2011
Erick Robertson, of Oakhurst, Calif., pets Porkchop, a one-year-old search and rescue dog as he receives a dehydration intravenous treatment, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals mobile clinic just outside ground zero in New York. Robertson and Porkchop have been working at the World Trade Center attack site since Sunday. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)
On Yahoo News Aug. 26, 2011
A Sept. 13, 2001, file photo of James Symington and his German shepherd, Trakr, searching through rubble at the World Trade Center tower collapse site in New York, on Sept. 13, 2001, days after the terrorist attacks. Trakr and his master, a retired Canadian police officer who now lives in Los Angeles, were among the first search and rescue teams to arrive at Ground Zero after the attacks. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
On Yahoo News Aug 26, 2011 Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty images
Guide dog Roselle yawns as its owner Michael Hingson speaks at the North Shore Animal League Americas Lewyt Humane Awards Luncheon January 9, 2002 in Garden City, NY. Roselle received an award for leading Hingson down 78 floors from the World Trade Center on September 11.
On Yahoo News Aug.26,2011 - Photo by David McNew/Getty images
Students watch as firefighter Marc Valentine plays tug-of-war with his dog, Val, a search dog trained by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation and deployed to seek survivors in the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center terror attack, during a demonstration at San Rafael Elementary School on September 10, 2002 in Pasadena, California. One third of the dogs trained by the NDSDF worked at 'Ground Zero' in New York city.
The lyrics, music and pictures are terrific, Ariel. I'm glad to see your post because so many Americans live with their losses and thoughts every single day, not just on September 11th. Believe me, Canadians and those in many other countries share your pain and honour 9/11.
I was struck by the pictures where the towers looked beautiful standing tall together, especially the one where the sun is shining through the middle of them. I still have a problem trying to comprehend and process what happened that day, as I'm sure many others do.
Thanks, dear Ariel. It is very well done.
Wonderful video, Ariel. Congratulate your brother-in-law on this spectacular song. I'm originally from New York so I can relate even more. Thank you very much for the post.
The tenth anniversary of the 9/11
attack is less than two months away. I want to share a song written by
my brother-in-law, Owen Biggs, and performed by his band, Atomic
Toolbelt. The lyrics are posted on youtube, hit the Show More arrows.
'Trip and Fall'
Wow, Dusty, you and your Mom were really involved beyond just seeing it all happen on TV - which was unbelievable, painful and traumatic enough. At this very moment I am listening to President Obama speak, along with family and friends of those who were lost. Many names are being read... the terrible sadness continues.
I don't think there is ever any "closure" where there's been an unusually traumatic event. A scar forms, but such a terrible wound never really heals. And what happened that day needs a word that is way beyond "traumatic".
As a Canadian I can tell you that we shared the pain of our closest neighbour that day. It was as if it happened here... it was that close and painful. Sometimes there are no borders, and there were none that day when what we watched was terrible human suffering, and terrible evil, and outstanding bravery!
God bless you, Dusty, and all who still suffer. I send my love and admiration to you and to all Americans. I will certainly never ever forget.
For me, this day was hard. My mom and I were watching TV in different parts of the house when the news came thru....the towers were hit. ....The Pentagon (which is where my mom had just retired from) and the lone plane that we lost in PA......I was a volunteer for the Red Cross Disaster Team (actually a crew trainer) and when my pager went off I knew. My mom went on to VA and the Pentagon to check on friends/co workers......I went on to NY to help in the aftermath. I can never forget the loss.....I lost a cousin in this disaster......so many lost and still so many suffer. It still hurts.........
yes it is. Our town is putting flags and asking that everyone put flags up on our houses........
It's hard to believe that another year has gone by. But the tragedy of September 11, 2001 isn't only thought about once a year. All over the world there are people who say silent prayers throughout the year for those who were lost and their families on that terrible day. May God be with all those who continue to suffer and bring hope and peace into their lives.
A piece of each of us is here. It's what unites us forever in friendship and peace. Miles apart as we may be, we are only a thought away from one another.
I love you, my friends.
September 11, 2006. Memorial taking place with families and friends of victims, and supporters.
FLIGHT 93 ~ COURAGE and BRAVERY!
Sorry Jo ~ I didn't see your message until now... but I see you found it in your "911 Flash" link.
Our tears are part of remembering. We wouldn't really be feeling or caring much about what happened and all those innocent people, if we didn't cry. The same as for the Holocaust. WE MUST NEVER FORGET!
Yes Iris I was scared... even though we were not right there I think my thought was there is no where safe for us to go should we need to..it will happen all to fast!
Cheryl can you post the link or did I miss it?
JoAnna ~ this is so powerful! I just watched the "Can't Cry Hard Enough" tribute. All those beautiful faces. I will read more as I recover from reading each one. It doesn't seem like five years ago. Watching that, it's still so fresh in my mind.
There is a particular happening that I've never talked about. It was when a minister or priest, who was the spiritual advisor to the firefighters, arrived after the planes had struck and he was standing in the bottom floor lobby. I still remember his worried face. Not long afterwards, there was word that he had suffered a heart attack, and they showed him being carried away from the building by firefighters.
I just can't help but think there was a profound reason he died at that time. (The buildings hadn't collapsed yet). The firefighters knew him... and I felt like his spirit was going to be there to lead the others through the trauma to God. Their spirits (and those of others) would have recognized him and gone towards him. I can't remember his name, but I sure remember his face.
It was a Tuesday, and for some reason I was home from work, maybe on holidays. Like you Jo, I turned it on just after the first tower was hit, and then saw the second plane. I couldn't take my crying eyes off the tv all day. It was so surreal and unbelievable.
CarI,I had just got up to go to work ~My job was a fire restoration specailist.I had just turned on the TV right after the 1st tower had been hit..I was waking up Dave and in disbelief we watched as the second tower was hit..That day I will never forget..
i was living in panama city beach and at work when it happend and the boss brought a tv out for us to watch not much work got done that day
where were you guys?
Keeping all the families who lost a family member and friends in prayers. We will never truly know what they had to endure..A great loss to all..
JoAnnaB.We shall never forget
We shall keep this day,
We shall keep the events and the tears
In our minds, our memory and our hearts
and take them with us as we carry on.
It appears that we three were watching this at the same time. When people didn't know what happened, or wanted or were told to stay where they were, I wanted to scream, "Get out!!"
Iris I am watching that right now.. it is so sad..
9/11 is my neices Birthday..
My heartfelt love and condolences to all my American friends. I shall never forget.
~ Cheryl from Canada
Sunday, July 30, 2006 at 5:42 p.m.
Prayer to Live With Grace
May we discover through pain and torment,
the strength to live with grace and humor.
May we discover through doubt and anguish,
the strength to live with dignity and holiness.
May we discover through suffering and fear,
the strength to move toward healing.
May it come to pass that we be restored to health and to vigor.
May Life grant us wellness of body, spirit, and mind.
And if this cannot be so, may we find in this transformation and passage
moments of meaning, opportunities for love
and the deep and gracious calm that comes
when we allow ourselves to move on.
- Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro
Yeah... I hope there are some answers. I kept hearing little things about what they were doing on Ground Zero, but never really got a 'picture' of it in my mind. 9/11 isn't that far off. They will probably have something special take place here and we'll be able to capture some of it. Plus, it gives us a place to put special things of our own.
This website was created by a volunteer panel of experts to provide helpful guidelines and resources on how to emotionally survive and recover from terrorist acts and traumatic events.
In the files below, we offer compassionate assistance dedicated to the survivors of the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center, Pentagon and Pennsylvania terrorist attacks, their families and friends, the families and friends of those who were killed, first responders and rescue workers, and everyone feeling the emotional impact.
9:45 p.m.; Saturday, July 29, 2006 (So very quiet and still). Appears surreal to me.
GROUND ZERO CAMS
Live webcams showing the construction of the Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center redevelopment site.
At the bottom-right of the cam, there are 4 little 'boxes'. One of the boxes is to "save" pics. We will watch all this happen, so it may be interesting to take pics from time to time, as well as reflect on and remember 9/11.