9/11: A day to remember

Remembrances of Sept. 11, 2001 from around the web on the 11th anniversary of the attacks on America.

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  1. Video Tribute: Mass. 9/11 Victims Remembered
  2. on 911 and days later I sat there listening to my scanner.I could no longer hear New York city Agencies the towers were down.Aircraft traffic on scanner was dead no aircraft were flying all aircraft were grounded.So albany,boston air traiffic on scanner was silent.Mount greylock the highest peak in massachusetts was closed off to the public.We often met with friends to drink coffee,talk and let the dogs loose.To look at the sky and see no aircraft was strange.I was listening to New York State police and surrounding areas with reports and billetins.New York State police traffic was heavy on scanner.
  3. I was at work. Our supervisor brought a small tv out and we were all watching after the first plane hit. I was thinking, how could someone not see the building and fly right into it? What was wrong? Then the second plane hit, and I knew it was no accident! I was so horrified by what I saw! It made me really nervous and stressed. I started working trying to work the stress off. Then I heard about the planes coming from Massachusetts. I had a friend on a plane there! I immediately started calling everybody to see if they were ok. I was one of the blessed ones. The person I knew had already landed!
  4. Citizen of the World 1
  5. A 9/11 tidbit: On the morning of September 11, 2001, Seth MacFarlane (creator of Family Guy as well as many voices on the show) was scheduled to return to Los Angeles on American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston, Massachusetts. Suffering from a hangover from the previous night's celebrations, and with an incorrect departure time (8:15 a.m. instead of 7:45 a.m.) from his travel agent, he arrived at Logan International Airport about ten minutes too late to board the flight as the gates had been closed. Fifteen minutes after departure, American Airlines Flight 11 was hijacked, and at 8:46 a.m. was flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
  6. 9/11 Memorial Service, Provincetown, MA
  7. I was at work. Our supervisor brought a small tv out and we were all watching after the first plane hit. I was thinking, how could someone not see the building and fly right into it? What was wrong? Then the second plane hit, and I knew it was no accident! I was so horrified by what I saw! It made me really nervous and stressed. I started working trying to work the stress off. Then I heard about the planes coming from Massachusetts. I had a friend on a plane there! I immediately started calling everybody to see if they were ok. I was one of the blessed ones. The person I knew had already landed!
  8. 9/11 Moment of Silence Observed in DC and NY
  9. Today marks the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States that claimed the lives of more than 3,000 Americans, including hundreds of heroic firefighters and policemen, on September 11, 2001. In honor of the deceased, The National September 11 Memorial has been installed at the World Trade Center Towers’ site as a national tribute. The names of every person who died in the attacks, as well as the attack of February 26, 1993, are etched into the walls surrounding the twin memorial pools. Local Remembrance Ceremonies With more than 200 victims who had direct ties to Massachusetts, Boston will be commemorating residents who died in the attacks by holding ceremonies and a reading of names at the Statehouse. Beginning at 7:30am, there will be a wreath-laying at the 9/11 memorial at the Boston Public Garden, followed by a flag-lowering ceremony and moment of silence in front of the Statehouse as the names are read. Boston Logan International Airport 9/11 Memorial Adjacent to the Hilton Boston Logan Airport hotel is a memorial known as The Place of Remembrance, designed by Boston architectural firm Moskow Linn Architects as a place of reflection and remembrance for those affected by the events of September 11, 2001. Visitors follow one of two winding walkways that symbolize the flight patterns of American Airlines 11 and United Airlines 175. The path passes through a grove of Ginkgo trees that become more densely planted near the memorial to simulate how individuals came together, finding strength in the support and help of others. The memorial site is anchored by a large glass sculpture that encases two glass panels etched with the names of the passengers and crew of each flight and the time each plane departed from Boston Logan. Click here to view the memorial.
  10. National 9/11 flag visits Quincy
  11. What are your memories of 9-11? I was living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with my then-husband, and what I remember most is his reaction. He was on the phone with his ex-wife, talking about her taking their two children up to northern Maine where her parents lived and where they might be "safer." And he kept saying, over and over again, "I don't feel safe anymore." I grew up in Europe and north Africa, and I'd been exposed to more conflict and violence than he ever had. Still, I found his reaction curious. It seemed to me at the time that middle America had been living in a Disney movie for a long time, and that the attack on the World Trade Center was about leaving that artificially pleasant place and moving into the real world. I don't know that I was a sympathetic to his distress as I might have been. I remember thinking, "how lucky are you, that you've lived for forty-some years and never had violence touch your life." I remember, too, thinking how petulant it all sounded, this sense of it being so unfair, when the rest of the world has coped with far more ongoing violence for decades and centuries.
  12. Please join the Greater Boston Firefighters Pipes & Drums along with our friends from the Brockton Fire Dept Pipes & Drums and the Worcester Fire brigade as we honor all who were lost on 9-11. This Tuesday at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial on the right hand side of the Massachusetts State House,ceremony starts at 6 pm. Remember when we all said we would "never forget".....time to step up
  13. As I sit here, watching the 9/11 Memorial services on TV, I can't help but remember that day. I remember where I was, what I was doing, and how I felt when I heard the TV reports about the attack. I'll always remember the sick feeling I had, knowing that thousands of innocent people had just been killed. I SAW the second plane hit the Tower (on TV of course, but watched it as it happened live). It was a surreal event, that I shall never forget. I ask all my FB friends and neighbors to NEVER FORGET..... To those who lost their lives and their families, we honor your sacrifice, we honor your memory and grieve together as a nation. Lord, grant rest to those who were killed and grant comfort to those who remain.... May God Bless America....
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