The Anniversary of September 11th 2001

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  1. Scout Sniper

    Scout Sniper Senior Member

  2. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

  3. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member


    RIP all those that died in/at the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon and the separate aeroplane crash. :poppy:
  4. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    A day in our lifetimes we will never forget.
  5. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Rest in Peace

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    With special memories of the fallen of Engine 10 and Ladder 10, TenHouse, Liberty St Manhattan

    FDNY Ten House

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  6. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    Lest we forget!
  7. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  8. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    :poppy:Lest we forget:poppy:

    Some of the opening shots in a new kind of 'International' war
  9. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Some good memories from a better time.

    A grey May day in 1982 (Round Manhattan Boat Tour)


    Independence day at Battery park.


    Round Manhattan Helicopter ride in October 1982.


    A view back to lower Manhattan from that same Helicopter.


    I visited the External Observation Deck of the South Tower in April 2000, (something you could not do in 1982). The memory of that day over a year later (like everyone else) will forever be seared in my Memory.

    :poppy: RIP - All those innocents that perished on that beautiful September morning 10 years ago today. :poppy:
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  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  11. martin14

    martin14 Senior Member

    On a personal note about this being the tenth year after that terrible attack.

    No matter the political and financial problems we may have.

    We are still here, united in our core beliefs.

    We have won, and we will continue to win against those who sought to terrorize and kill us.

    We are still here.

    God bless America and every Free nation on this beautiful Earth.
  12. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    How many of you know about forum member Peter G's Weborama 2011 ?
    Peter Ghiringhelli

    As an old friend of Peter I have been a devotee of this fascinating site for years and it's usually my first point of call when I am looking for info that I can trust.

    Just like GOOGLE, Peter marked the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 with a banner headline and even more importantly, he has published an alphabetical list of all who lost their lives on the day.

    Go take a look.

    Well done Peter !

  13. Assam

    Assam Senior Member

    At this time it is probably appropriate to post this link for the late Rick Recorla- RIP Rick

    Rick Rescorla - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I would strongly urge you all to see this woman when she next goes to the UK & listen to her story. I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet Carie & listen to what she went through & what she did.

    Do many of you realise the financial horror (apart from the emotional 1) that presented itself to the victims families?
    Whilst the American Red Cross in conjunction with Bank of America had this massive fundraising appeal for the Families, it did not include the victims on the aircraft, only the victims on the ground because the thinking was that insurance will cover the victims in the air. Up until 9/11 you could not get an insurance payout without a death certificate & under NY law, youi could not get a death certificate without a body. Carrie was mostly responsible for the turnaround in State Law & the policy that the American Red Cross made, & for a number of security initiatives that were introduced post 9/11. She continues to be an advocate & Presidential advisor.

    Who We Are - Families of September 11
    Carie Lemack: His death does not bring me closure -
    Carie A. Lemack - Council on Foreign Relations


  14. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    I've been watching 'Rising:Rebuilding ground zero'. Really good with some behind the scenes stuff on the design and building of the memorial museum showing some of the artifacts that will be on display. Would definately be worth a visit.

    RIP to all that died on that tragic day.
  15. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    :poppy::poppy: R.I.P To Them All :poppy::poppy:

    Words don't mean much when you think back on that day...
  16. PeterG

    PeterG Senior Member

    Much appreciated, Ron. It's a small token. As for the event itself I think Christopher Hitchens described it exactly for what it was in his article in The Sunday Times (11 Sep. 2011) A simple truth to kill the big lie about 9/11; the article is a rebuttal of the perverse and idiotic number of people who seek to make excuses or to justify it by seeking complexity in it whilst ignoring the obviousTo the government and most people of the United States [including Hitchens and most certainly, fellow atheist, me], it seemed the country on 9/11 had been attacked in a particularly odious way by a particularly odious group (a secretive and homicidal gang: part multinational corporation, part crime family) that was sworn to a medieval cult of death, a racist hatred of Jews, a religious frenzy against Hindus, Christians, Shi'ite Muslims and unbelievers, and the restoration of a long-vanished and despotic empire.
    Let us never forget that.
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  17. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Today marks the 15th Anniversary of 9/11/2001, a day that truly changed the world that we live in.

    Lest we forget !

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  18. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    911 memorial garden.JPG As we were on a day out in London we called in at Grosvenor Square which is where the US Embassy is located.
    We watched the Americans remember 9/11 in the Memorial Garden there.

    September 11 Memorial Garden

    Finally got there last month, visited the memorial, the museum & went to the One World Observatory.
    Got goose-bumps as soon as we approached the first pool, nearly cried in the museum & was amazed by the views from 1 WTC.

    911 memorial from 1 wtc.JPG
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2016
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  19. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    The dominant image for me from that terrible day is people leaping to their deaths from 90 floors up. From beginning a normal work day to then deciding that your best option was to jump from that height is a terror too difficult to fathom.
    I am very familiar with the details of a fellow Canadian, who is married to a close family friend, and thought to be the last person to escape the South Tower. To my knowledge, he still has not returned to full time work. He rarely talks about it even now and has granted only a few interviews. While he lay in hospital his poor wife was inundated by the families, desperate for details, of his 61 co-workers who did not survive.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2016
  20. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    My mother knew Mychal Judge, the FDNY chaplain who was killed that day. She is a nurse and physical therapist and was mobilized that day with other medical staff to treat casualties. Alas, they sat around all day waiting for the wounded to come in but very few did; the dead far outnumbered the wounded My sister lives in Brooklyn. When the subway went out early my sister (not knowing why it wasn't running) determinedly set out across the Brooklyn Bridge on foot to get to work. She saw the second plane hit and the buildings go down and then she finally turned around and went home. I will not watch film of the attack or look at pictures of it. I did see a few immediately afterwards and as I saw them I was immediately and almost simultaneously struck by two thoughts. First, that I was witnessing an eschatological event, something so literally and visibly diabolical that it was far beyond my own paltry experience of ordinary human evil. I imagine those who saw the worst deeds of the Nazis or the Japs felt much the same. I knew I was in the face of what the great old liberal columnist Max Lerner called "radical evil," and in that moment I saw its power and could almost feel Satan's breath. And yet I also felt very strongly that God was real, that he was far more powerful than the evil I was seeing, and that he would not allow that evil to triumph.

    I would like to close on that note, but I cannot. The United States has been at war ever since that day, but we have done our best to forget the fact. We still have a peacetime psychology, which in war is a suicidal indulgence. The attack in the very town where I live exposed this; years after 9/11, we are far too sloppy about security. We yawn when we hear of another soldier killed somewhere. We read of terrible rates of combat stress and suicide among veterans, but we refuse to face up to the fact that sending men back for second and third tours will inevitably lead to breakdown. The obvious answer is a draft, but no one has the courage to call for one. I do not have the space to comment adequately on the ineptitude of our foreign and defense policy. The second seems to be guided by peacetime cheapness, while the first is guided by a neurotic need to curry favor with enemies and other states who despise us and hate freedom. There is a large body of Goodthinkers here who rationalize, normalize, and historicize the cause of the enemy--they have not sufficient guts to espouse it openly, at least not yet. In short we are doing everything we can to lose, and we ARE losing--at the moment. We must win and may do so yet, but the time for self-deception and quarter-measures is long past.
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