Monday, 12 September 2016

Ground Zero Remembered


I meant to post this yesterday.
A few months after 9/11 the Prof and I went to New York
We remember this church so, so well......every railing covered in homemade posters calling for the return of loved ones home.
So, so....so sad 

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  1. John, thank you for this post, and for remembering.

    lizzy in NY

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    1. That area of the city is wonderfully rebuilt and revitalised now. You'll see it if you and the Prof get to visit. Impressive, and so beautiful. But different.

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    2. This will never ever be forgotten Liz X

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  2. I can't believe it's been 15 years already. It seems like yesterday.

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  3. Thanks John. I'll never forget the shock of that day.

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  4. As always, I remember the sudden and pervasive hush.

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  5. My heart still aches for the victims, and the loved ones.

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  6. It was a terrible day for our nation. I can't believe it's been 15 years already.

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  7. I was just outside Washington, less than a mile from the Pentagon. My memories, though, after the dreadful day itself, are of the empty clear skies in the days afterwards - no planes for a week. The next weekend, another ex-New Yorker and I drove up to Manhattan, past the still-smoking ruins, to spend a couple of days with friends. We mostly sat in their apartment at the north end of the island, just being there (and drinking), not knowing and almost not wanting to know what would happen next.

    And now fifteen years. Those friends now have a fourteen-year-old daughter, who's never known another world.

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  8. I didn't want to watch the ceremony today. I think of all those who lost someone that day and those who survived and imagine how difficult it must be for them every year to have to go through this awful event again. However, there I was, at the appointed hour, watching and listening to the speeches and seeing again the events of that day. I cried again.

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  9. Thank you John...cannot believe, as others have said, that it's been 15 years. So much sadness. Then and still now.

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  10. This has been a difficult day. I can't watch the TV, the documentaries, the newscasts. What I can stomach are genuine remembrances and those that simply take the time to remember. Thank you.

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  11. It really was a horrific day of sadness and loss on so many levels. My husband was working at the Pentagon at the time, and it was truly a day of chaos and uncertainty.

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  12. I have watched some but I mostly cry such a hard day.

    gayle

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  13. One of the most dramatic days of my life. No; THE most dramatic day of my life.

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  14. Like Jill above (and many more, I'm sure) I can't bear to see news replays of that day. I can't begin to imagine how, if the wound remains so deep for those of us who were not directly affected, then it must be unthinkable for those who actually lost loved ones. Millions upon millions were scarred for life on that day.

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  15. My daughter decided to take her first steps that day. My emotions were on a see-saw of joy and horror.

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  16. I was stockbroking at the time. We watched it on the office tv. The phone was ringing a lot at first because people wanted to buy shares in a falling market. Then the London Stock Exchange stopped all trading and then everything got quieter and quieter. It was like a film but it was real life. I will never forget

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  17. I visited ground zero three years ago. It was beautiful and solemn. Yesterday I spent some time remembering quietly wandering around the grounds reading the names of those lost fifteen years ago.

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  18. Yes so sad.....As a new Mom I remember watching this all unfold on the news and still feel the shock and horror of watching those towers fall right before my eyes...all those people......still churns me up whenever I think of it. I would like our American kin folk to know that across the pond we still remember and share their sadness no matter how far away we are X

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  19. The farmer and I went to NY about two years later when it had all been cleared away and it was just a blank space - even then it had an air of sadness about it.

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  20. I was standing in the lobby of our county middle school waiting for my student that I mentored.There was a Tv set up and a very old lady standing next to me said as the towers and tears fell, "Now your generation knows how we felt during Pearl Harbor".

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  21. How much the world has changed since that day. How easy it was for the terrorist to gain control of those planes. I live not very far from where Flight 93 went down in Pennsylvania and finally went to see the memorial this year. Just wasn't ready before then. 15 years later.....

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    1. Have you seen United 93?

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  22. I remember waiting all day for word of our friend who worked in one of the towers ... He got out but he had to walk miles to get home and he couldn't call his wife .. We were safe but all around us was this silence, no cars , people inside their homes waiting to see what next, who did we know that died, where are our loved ones, it was a nightmare, truly.

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