Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tenth Anniversary

September 11, 2001 - September 11, 2011


  1. Today our hearts and our thoughts are for the United States this black day September 11 was an unjustifiable aggression against the freedom of the United States that day will remain etched forever in our memories

  2. Happy Independence Day! I'm happy for America and every American citizen. Wish I could say the same for India and every Indian citizen. We just had our 500th terror attack last week, in Delhi this time. When will it all stop? Perhaps, when Indian politicians outsource our security to the Americans...maybe then.

  3. It's just sad. Incredibly sad, to all of those people who lost loved ones, especially the more than 3,000 children who lost a parent.

    Their grieving will never be over.

    It's too heartbreaking to see clips of young children trying to deal with this 10 years ago. Thankfully, organizations and individuals have stepped up to the plate and helped them.

    A friend of mine worked at the WTC. He was late going to work that day, and just about to leave his house, got a call telling him what happened.

    He lost 13 co-workers, and what's even sadder, is that some were disabled and not able to go down the stairs. So they were trapped.

  4. It was a very sad day for America, and as a New Yorker it is seared into our memory.
    Terrorism everywhere in the world is a horrble thing that we should all unite to work against.
    Doing an act of kindness today is a good way to show that goodness triumphs over evil!

  5. You would think that with each incomprehensible act of violence against ordinary citizens that we would retreat farther from each other, yet human beings with heart reach out to understand and to heal. The heart is bigger than the hate.

  6. Yvette, I agree with Caftan Woman; it speaks volumes that in many ways, the horrific events of 9/11/2001 often brought people together to heal and to band against the SOBs who tried to destroy our people and our determined spirit. Never Forget!

    If you're interested, here's a link to my updated 9/11 blog post:

  7. Prashant: I echo what Kathy and Pat have said, it was a very sad and heartbreaking day for America.

    Terrorism all over the world is a horrible thing.

    "O brave new world that has such people in it."

    Shakespeare - The Tempest

  8. Kathy: A terrible day of sadness and shock. I hope we we will never forget - generations should never forget.

  9. Pat: I agree completely. But I also hope that kids growing up today will be taught in proper detail and context what happened on that day. We should never be allowed to forget what happened on that awful day.

  10. Caftan Woman: Yes, thank goodness. That spirit of togetherness helped bring the country together - at least for awhile. What a dreadful day. Even now, I look back with incomprehension.

    I hope the families that lost loved ones and the rescue workers who plunged into the abyss to help as best they could were heartened by the country's outpouring of love.

  11. Dorian: Perhaps it is a universal human reaction to band together in the face of evil. We saw true evil that day and dealt with it by becoming one America.

  12. I always try to think about human cooperation, collaboration and compassion, especially during a crisis or catastrophe.

    So many people pitched in and helped the WTC survivors in so many ways. NYC was teeming with volunteers for everything.

    The same was true with the Tsunami in 2004; 40% of the U.S. population donated.

    And when Katrina hit, and the government at all levels did not rise to the occasion, people loaded up trucks and vans and brought supplies or shipped them or donated money or went to Louisiana and Mississippi to help.

    Volunteers even helped the pets left behind.

    Even during the worst times in WWII, people resisted and cooperated, helping those who needed it. I keep hearing anecdotes about courageous and sympathetic actions, coming to light even today.

  13. Kathy: Tragedy often brings out the best in human beings. I agree with you, Kathy. I try to concentrate on the positives otherwise it's all too bleak.


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