Sunday, September 11, 2016

In Memoriam: September 11th, 2001

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.



JW MONDAK said...

Sad day...I was in Yuma, Arizona on a Qwest (Centurylink) internet project working at a elementary school, will never forget it. Didnt get much done and when I went back to the hotel everybody was in the bar glued to the TV.
Later when those grounded flights started showing up, a flight that was either going to or coming from N.Y. showed up and those people were pissed! and we all drank every last bottle in the house.

There is a Marine base there and a bunch of Marines were with us and...well, you can imagine the rest of it.

Like I said, I will never forget it. I hope others post where they were that day.

JohninMd.(HELP?!??) said...

I was in the pediatric wing of the local hospital with my youngest son, asthma attack in a 12 year old... Sitting with him in his room, the Balto. News had just switched to Brian Gumble in NY, talking about the apparent "small plane" that justice hit the first tower. I'm thinking, "on a clear, beautiful morning?" And then the second plane.... And I knew we were at war. I looked at my son, he looked at me, confused, "Dad? What's going on?" I had no answer. 30 min. or so later, the power went out, no back-ups... What the Hell? Annapolis? We're miles from the Naval Academy, only national level target local... Paranoia was rampant, drove by the Academy gates next day, Marines in battle dress, sand-bagged M.G.'s, tight entrances, roving armed squads.. "May you live in interesting times."

Bob said...

I'm no conspiracy theory sort of person, but every time I look at one of those Pentagon photos of where it was hit, I keep wondering where the pieces are, particularly the wings. The hole in the building doesn't seem wide enough to let the wings zip in and vanish.

Sort like like the hole out in the field... no rubble. The rubble could not have just vaporized and vanish forever.

Most puzzling.

Anonymous said...

Bob, I saw the crater and (later) some photos of the debris left by Payne Stewart's plane. They can disintegrate if they hit fast and hard enough, and that was without fire. YMMV.


Bob Mueller said...

Saw a video this morning about the evacuation of all of the people who ran south when the towers came down. Something like 500k people were ferried off the island by hundreds of small boats, making it supposedly the largest maritime evacuation ever.

I was on my way to my first funeral escort gig of the day, and heard ABC coverage about a plane hitting the Pentagon; my first thought was that someone had been reading too much Tom Clancy.

Anonymous said...

When I heard that an airplane had hit one of the WTC towers, my first thought was of the B-25 hitting the Empire State Building, then of maybe a light plane, but neither made sense in NYC. Helo? They operate over the city. When the second hit, I was sure it was an attack.
I left the Navy in '92, and after what I'd seen in various countries, & comparing their postures with ours, I felt we'd be hit sooner or later. I expected numerous small-bomb attacks (as used in Boston). Never saw the use of airliners as missiles, but then, few did.
I don't feel we're much safer now, sadly, & I'm annoyed that we've surrendered so much liberty for an illusion of safety.
Maybe today isn't the time for that discussion, although if not, when is?
Rest in peace, all who gave their lives on 9/11/01. Except the terrorists: I leave their disposition to God. I suspect it won't be the reception they desired.
--Tennessee Budd

Clinton J said...

I really really really wish I could see an airplane in those bottom three pictures... but I can't find a picture of one anywhere... and that makes me even more sad than if I could, because that leads me to believe that some people died for a reason we may never understand.