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Remembering 9-11 (merged anniversary thread)

Canadian.Trucker

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It's interesting that 12 years later I can still recall with vivid detail exactly where I was and what I was doing on that day when I heard the news, just like many of you can probably do the same.

I was 17 at the time and in my last year of high school, my application was already in to the military to join.  While 9/11 was not a catalyst for me to sign up, it did put things into perspective very quickly that you never know what tomorrow may bring and the world can change very rapidly.

I paused yesterday to reflect on the attacks on the World Trade Centre and to pray for families that are still finding difficulty coping.  As t6 said, lets hope no one ever has to experience such a horrible moment ever again.
 

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Just cleaned things up a bit.

To head off future problems, memories, not commentary in this one, please - and thanks.

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Thucydides said:
A long meditation on the power of imagry and memory, centered on a photograph of one of those who chose to jump rather than be suffocated or crushed by the burning building:

http://www.esquire.com/features/ESQ0903-SEP_FALLINGMAN

That calls to mind a documentary I watched about the period from the time the first plane hit to when the buildings collapsed. A film maker was doing a ride along with a unit of the NYFD if I recall correctly.

At one point in the film, they are filming the on scene coordination effort in the lobby of one of the towers. In the background you can hear periodic loud bangs and crashes. If you missed the intro prior to the film you would thing that it was falling debris and some other such noise. In fact it was the sound of people who had decided to jump and die on their own terms.

Knowing that while watching was a very haunting experience.
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Rescorla

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/rescorla.html
 

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There doesn't seem to be a 9/11 super-thread, so I will post this here, as the 15th anniversary is fast approaching,

August 28, 2016

15 Years Later, Remains of More Than a Thousand 9/11 Victims Still Unidentified
http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2016/08/28/15-years-later--remains-of-more-than-a-thousand-9-11-victims-still-unidentified.html
According to the Medical Examiner's office, of the 2,753 World Trade Center victims, 1,637 — 60 percent — were positively identified, but 1,113 are still a mystery to scientists.

Never Forget ...that the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero is a Pokestop. < sarcasm.
 

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There is a Fox news special about 9-11 and the help Canadians gave t0 stranded airline passengers.

911.8.jpg


https://www.foxnews.com/us/9-11-iconic-images :yellow:
 

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The skylight at the 3.9 billion dollar WTC Oculus, did not open this AM for 9/11. The rubber seal of the skylight ripped during last year’s 9/11 anniversary & the PANYNJ spent roughly $30,000 trying to patch up the leak using Flex Tape ...yes, Flex Tape.
 

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This year I'm remembering Rick Rescorla, the 62 year old Vietnam veteran and cancer survivor who annoyed everyone with his evacuation drills, told the people telling him to stay put to piss off, trusted his instincts, and helped over 2,600 get to safety. And then went back up.


h/t to twitter.com/LethalityJane
 
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This year I'm remembering Rick Rescorla, the 62 year old Vietnam veteran and cancer survivor who annoyed everyone with his evacuation drills, told the people telling him to stay put to piss off, trusted his instincts, and helped over 2,600 get to safety. And then went back up.


h/t to twitter.com/LethalityJane
The best part of this awesome story:

"People like Rick, they don’t die old men. They aren’t destined for that and it isn’t right for them to do so. It just isn’t right, by God, for them to become feeble, old, and helpless sons of bitches. There are certain men born in this world, and they’re supposed to die setting an example for the rest of the weak bastards we’re surrounded with.”

Amen.
 
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