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9/11 Never Forget

Postby bustedwing » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:20 pm



As we approach the 15 year anniversary of the attacks on American soil, I invite everyone to take a moment to remember; This is the reason so many of our service people have fought in two different wars and died. We are still fighting and dying today. This is the reason the TSA had to implement so many new regulations to people before you can even get on a plane.
Here in the big berg of Hermansville Michigan, we have a quaint marker and a flagpole , and on special occasions we bring out the treasured pieces of WTC steel to remember. I ask, if you can't get to New York, or any of the tribute areas, please, NEVER FORGET. Thank You, Bud Marsh/ Bustedwing


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Postby ankgrays » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:46 pm

My wife, daughter and I just got back about 3 weeks ago from NYC. We visited the memorial 2 times. Cried 2 times.

On 9-11, I was a baby cop, in the academy. Out to change the world. The attack on American soil happened during my stay there. I felt so pissed off, yet helpless. I couldn't do anything about it.

I will NEVER forget. :cry:

I don't tolerate voluntary stupidity very well, and it seems to be rampant now-a-days.

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Postby spiralout » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:10 pm

I'll never forget

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Postby bustedwing » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:58 pm

Ankgrays, thank you for leaving those beautiful pictures, and for tugging on my heartstrings with your post. I have yet to go there, but I will some day.And in the time being I try to keep our little memorial going. I also salute you for your service,Sir, these days it is even more tough to be in your shoes. I have many friends in Blue ( or Brown,or Green ) that risk their lives every day and get very little credit, and less money for what they do.You know, I believe that for just a little while after 9/11, the crime rate dropped!!
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Re: 9/11 Never Forget

Postby dingdong » Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:29 am

I may never get to the memorial in NYC but I will never forget.

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Postby FM-USA » Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:44 am

Sept 11, 2001 I was GLUED to the TV for 4 hours.
I turned on my 2nd TV, radio and PC for any other attacks that may start, hopefully not nearby.


As the years went by there are many different ways of commemorating the event and NO ONE found any fault, just sorrows, prayers and donations, people helping people. All was good until Liberals were born. So now when there's a display like the one below, it's deemed religious, sacrilege, distasteful, etc., etc..
It's quite understandable it's in poor taste when a product is the main visual in a display of 911 but this one is definitely not. The products colors were used to make this display, just like any other display in the past. I've been in retail off & on since high school and seen MANY displays of various designs. I've seen MUCH WORSE than the the one below and they stayed posted, but Liberals weren't born yet.
(e.g.: There were many 911 displays using Legos, just to name one of many)

I have a dislike for these ignorant idiots. I believe they grew up in a gated community and went to private schools, thus sheltering themselves from learning what is the real world. Maybe I'm just making a flimsy excuse for there stupidity? :roll:

What I see is a display in colors, not product, I don't have a problem with it.
There's always someone at the ready to to climb out of the woodwork and "Rock the Boat".

I may not have been there but like The Alamo, War between the States, Pearl Harbor... I will never forget 911.
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Postby bustedwing » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:55 am

FM-USA I agree, I have seen so many cheesy ads that somehow included 9/11 but had nothing to do with any part of it, the people involved, or the services needed from that day forward. One of the realities of being an EMT is realizing we can't fix stupid! LOL!!
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Postby FM-USA » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:52 am

Off hand I forget which Fuel Station it was that used A REALLY YUGE American Flag. It was "claimed" to be using it as an advertisement draw.
It's was JUST the American Flag on a pole, no advertisement. BUT I did understand the point, WHY SO BIG? So a compromise happened, the flag was OK at 1/3 less the size. :shock:
My banter back was, if there's a problem with that, then we have a problem with any flag that's hoisted with the American Flag. In a twisted way, it is the same thing.

Back to that Walmart 911 display.
Top photo is the original display. The sales price, in my view, was borderline but did not cover any part of the 911 display.
(see the lower pix)
Now "IF" that sales sign were like that, sure there would be a problem, the sales is becoming dominant over the 911 intent. El wrongo.
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Postby harvey01 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:26 am

I will never forget! I have been to the Flight 93 Memorial and to the Pentagon sites. the wife and I went to the Pentagon just days after the attack so we got to see the damage and we have now seen the memorial. I have never been to the site in NYC but those TV images are still fresh in my mind!

There have been many such events that I will always remember, the killing of both Kennedys, the killing of Martin Luther King, so many mass killings, the murders of Dallas Police and Baton Rouge Police officers and the list goes on. But nothing has the volume of death dumped on the USA like 9/11 except for Pearl Harbor.

These events are horrible and deserve our remembrance and thoughts. I guess more folks will watch football this Sunday, 9/11/2016 than to visit a site or memorial service.
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Re: 9/11 Never Forget

Postby squirrel » Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:29 pm

We came over from uk to pay our respests at ground zero. We will never forget

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Postby bustedwing » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:16 pm

Squirrel, Thank You for making such a long trek to honor those who died on 9/11.I have yet to see the New York site, but in Upper Michigan we will still honor and pray or and remember at our little site. If you can't be here or at one of the other many sites, just take a moment on Sunday to Never Forget!
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Postby dingdong » Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:29 am

No comment necessary! :evil:



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Postby OldZX11Rider » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:04 am

I will never forget! And I was mad as hell. And when my nephew was deployed, I wanted to go with him. And again the second time, and third time.

Each time the subject of "middle east refugees" comes up in congress, 9/11 video should be shown on every tv and monitor in the building.
Maybe then a congressman or senator would grow a backbone!
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:54 pm

well, i for one will never forget it. as i was watching TV, i heard about it as a "breaking news flash" on the television, so i ran upstairs to my mom's bedroom where i could see the towers from her window, when the 2nd plane hit the other tower. i watched in horror as all the flames and smoke bellowed into the air, and as i continued watching, the first tower collapsed, then the 2nd tower collapsed a little while later.

it is a day i'll never forget.

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Postby spiralout » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:40 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote: and as i continued watching, the first tower collapsed, then the 2nd tower collapsed a little while later.

it is a day i'll never forget.

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Don't forget that a 3rd building collapsed that day, too, and it wasn't hit by an airplane.

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Postby bustedwing » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:34 pm

I know that a third building did fall, but I'm not really sure on the details. From what I know, it was a smaller building that had been evacuated earlier, and debris from the other two towers had started fires in that building. I think it was building #5. Like I said, I am not sure how true any of those details are.
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:24 pm

The seven World Trade Center buildings. On September 11th, all 7 buildings were destroyed. 110-story WTC 1 and 2, and 47-story WTC 7 were leveled, and WTC 3, 4, 5, and 6 were severely damaged, with large portions of WTC 3, 4, and 6 being crushed.

and in a matter not related to the 9/11 disaster, but relevant to September 11th of this year, (yesterday), i found out this morning via email, (around 10 am), that my nephew and his mother, (my aunt) were killed yesterday evening, (9/11/16) in a car crash down in Florida. so, now not only do i have 9/11/2001 to remember but 9/11/2016 as well. i dont have all the details as to what and how it happened yet, but i'll find out.

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Postby FM-USA » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:38 pm

stuart...
On Jan 1 2017, next years calendar... cut out the date Sept 11. Make it a 48 hour Sept 10th.
Might change your luck. ;)
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:43 pm

FM-USA wrote:stuart...
On Jan 1 2017, next years calendar... cut out the date Sept 11. Make it a 48 hour Sept 10th.
Might change your luck. ;)


thats not a bad idea. either do that or cover up Sept 11th with black tape so i don't have to look at it.

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Postby FM-USA » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:46 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:
FM-USA wrote:stuart...
On Jan 1 2017, next years calendar... cut out the date Sept 11. Make it a 48 hour Sept 10th.
Might change your luck. ;)


thats not a bad idea. either do that or cover up Sept 11th with black tape so i don't have to look at it.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:50 pm

lol, i can deal with the snow part.

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Postby spiralout » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:50 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:and in a matter not related to the 9/11 disaster, but relevant to September 11th of this year, (yesterday), i found out this morning via email, (around 10 am), that my nephew and his mother, (my aunt) were killed yesterday evening, (9/11/16) in a car crash down in Florida. so, now not only do i have 9/11/2001 to remember but 9/11/2016 as well. i dont have all the details as to what and how it happened yet, but i'll find out.

stuart.

Damn, Stuart, I hate to hear that. I'm guessing that your family was the reason for your summer trips down there?

bustedwing wrote:I know that a third building did fall, but I'm not really sure on the details. From what I know, it was a smaller building that had been evacuated earlier, and debris from the other two towers had started fires in that building. I think it was building #5. Like I said, I am not sure how true any of those details are.

roadwanderer2 wrote:The seven World Trade Center buildings. On September 11th, all 7 buildings were destroyed. 110-story WTC 1 and 2, and 47-story WTC 7 were leveled, and WTC 3, 4, 5, and 6 were severely damaged, with large portions of WTC 3, 4, and 6 being crushed.

That's only partially correct. Damaged and destroyed are different things. WTC 1 & 2 supposedly collapsed from plane impact and fire. WTC 7 collapsed at 5:20pm that afternoon and it's collapse was reported by the media before it even fell. Also, it's collapse wasn't even mentioned in the 9/11 commission's report. According to NIST, it collapsed at free fall speed from structural damage from office fires only. Yep, office fires... All the others buildings suffered damage and were demolished later on.
All those professional building demolishers have been doing it wrong all this time. They could have saved millions and sent someone in with a box of matches to accomplish this...



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Postby NVSB4 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:36 pm

I was on a project putting in a cell phone center for AT&T the other side of the Hudson in Jersey at the time.
One of the people working for me was running late and called saying that he had heard the news on the radio.
We all got on the internet as we couldn't believe that a plane could hit one of the towers.
We were in a building with no windows, so we all went up on the roof to look as we were only about 5 miles away and had a clear view.
It was not long after that the second plane hit.
Since the building I was in covered cell service for Manhattan and the other half covered land line service, the FBI came and closed the building down, fearing that it may be a target for disruption as well.
Since all air traffic was shut down, we all spent the next 3 weeks in our hotel rooms watching the news, talking and reliving that day.
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:13 am

spiralout wrote:stuart.

Damn, Stuart, I hate to hear that. I'm guessing that your family was the reason for your summer trips down there?

yeah, that and other reasons. not only did i visit family, but i had friends down there that i also visited while i was down there.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:37 am

well, it happened again. a woman that i knew almost all of my life and worked with my mother at the public health nursing bureau at city hall in Elizabeth new jersey passed away this past April and i just found out about it this morning as i was doing a search of my home town friends. she was such a sweet lady and she and my mom were best of friends for almost 50 years before they both retired. she lived only a block away from my mom's house and they spoke just about every day. she was 94 years old. she was the one i called when my mom had a stroke and i needed her to come to mom's house and help me in calling mom's doctors and the ambulance to take her to the hospital. she was very helpful in the days that followed my mom's death to organise mom's belongings and making giving my mom's possessions away to the sisterhood of her church much easier to deal with. she was one of many of my mother's friends and co-workers that came to my mom's funeral. the last time i saw her is when Kristi and i drove our motorhome up to new jersey in 2010. we stopped in to see her and it was a wonderful visit. so, once again i am saddened by a passing of another dear friend.

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