angelofmercy5 60F
12148 posts
9/11/2006 8:57 am

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No comments are necessary on this blog. I'm actually writing it for myself. I have lived long enough to have lived through some pretty intense things.

I can remember the Cuban Missile crisis....and all the talk of people building bomb shelters. Well, my parents didn't have that kind of money. But I could run fast. And I watched old war movies with my dad....I saw those missile shaped bombs dropping. So, in my child's mind, I decided that if the bombs were dropping, I could run fast enough to dodge them. And then there were the drills in school......we'd have to put our arms over our heads and get under our desks....or at our lockers, with our arms covering the back of our neck and heads. I know now that we might as well have been taught to bend over and kiss our ass goodbye for all the good that would have done.

And then the day President Kennedy was shot. They came over the PA with the announcement in school...and we had a moment of prayer for the president. (YES! We were allowed to pray in school then!) And then the terrible announcement that he was dead. Those of you young-uns probably don't remember, but those Kennedy's were "royalty" back then. The teachers cried...and we were released to walk home from school. I was actually watching TV with my parents when Oswald was shot.....the neighborhood was cheering that he was shot!

I was working on 9/11/2001. We were actually in the middle of treating a terribly ill child when some of the other nurses ran back to tell us that a plane had hit a tower in New York. By the time I could get to a TV in the waiting room, I was just in time to see the second plane hit on live TV. I turned to my fellow nurses, and said...."this is not an accident".

I wanted to run home. I wanted my family gathered around me. I wanted so much to just hold my grandson who was then only 4 years old. I wanted to hug every family who had lost a loved one. I wanted to hold those babies who were born afterwards, never to know their Daddy.

Life changed for all of us in America in that instant.....whether we lost someone on that terrible day or not.....we lost our freedom. We, for the first time since our earlier internal wars had been attacked here on our shores. We cannot get complacent.....we cannot think that it will never happen again.

We must......


Slave2Fashion 38M
10 posts
9/11/2006 9:38 am

thanx 4 viewing my blog.jus some things he said and did didnt add up and i tricked d truth outta him!thank god!beautiful words bout that terrible day . . . lest we never 4get!

_Safira 54F
11260 posts
9/11/2006 10:02 am

ANGEL ~ Thank you. Here is my brief story and tribute: 911 Who I Am.



This is my blog - Comes With Warning Labels. There are many like it, but this one is mine.


rm_VoodooGuru1 50M
2053 posts
9/11/2006 10:55 am

Frankly, I'd like to forget.

couple4SWF69 48M/47F
1 post
9/11/2006 11:16 am

It still makes me cry to remember that day.. So many children without parents..

rm_mrbig8690 30M
5 posts
9/11/2006 12:20 pm

Hello, just wanted to stop by and say hi and thanks for being the first to comment on my blog, u rock!!!!! lol.

boydcounty 68M

9/11/2006 12:42 pm

I'll never forget [post 503831]
- boyd county -


Myhoneysrooster 69M
882 posts
9/11/2006 1:04 pm

Never forget Never forgive

rm_goddess1946 107F
13518 posts
9/11/2006 2:35 pm

Life can change in instant...
Remembering today
[post 503907]

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

rm_razor919 49M
2 posts
9/11/2006 4:13 pm

yeah it's hard to forget "damn u george w." RIP toour loved ones and comrades

wickedeasy 68F  
31113 posts
9/11/2006 4:33 pm

we lost our innocence -

i too remember the cuban missile crisis - the fear was palpable and my family sat huddled aroudn the TV.

i wish that we could learn from history - not endlessly repeat it

thank you angel

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

slorton 55M

9/11/2006 5:22 pm

I think we all feel the pit in our communal stomachs, even now, five years later. It never hurts to be reminded that there are people out there who want to kill our children.

Thanks for checking out my first post. From the looks of your picture it appears that the operation was a complete success. I'm sure your husband is quite pleased. I'll be looking in on you from time-to-time.

AstirRelicLatah 66M
1993 posts
9/11/2006 5:51 pm

911 was a bad thing. But, it wasn't the first time our country was attacked. It was the first time it was attacked bad enough it got our attention. This was actually the second World Trade Center attack...the first wasn't enough to get any public sentiment behind it. We also have had our share of home grown terrorism...Oklahoma City for example.

Besides mourning for the dead in 911, I mourn for our country. We had an opportunity to use the energy of this tragedy to turn our dependence on foreign oil. We had our chance to change our relationship with the environment. We had our chance to go after the real bad guys and not the fake ones. Instead we decided to pursue tax cuts and were given the advice to go out and spend money to make our economy strong.

For me, 911 is as much about lost opportunity as it is about mourning the dead. I guess we could say that this is one and the same.


9/11/2006 6:31 pm

thank you angel.. it should not be forgotten..

under the stars
We choose to write
you choose what you comprehend.
read twice and be nice
every key stroke... has a heart beat

spacecadet561 61M

9/11/2006 6:53 pm

I remember air raid drills in PS66, Queens, if hiding under a grade school desk less than 10 miles from Idlewild Airport and the Empire State building was going to protect us when a 10 megaton H bomb went off near either of those landmarks! I was in Memphis in 1968 when Dr. King was shot, remember driving up East Parkway next to a column of M48 tanks, wondering if there'd be a city left by the next morning.

I was back in NYC when Neil Armstrong took those first steps on the Moon, too, so it wasn't all bad.

I, too, was at work on 9/11/01, a not very productive day as I spent most of it in shocked disbelief. Shock gave way to rage when my mother called, screaming "They blew up our home town." Two governments have fallen since then, and several more are looking nervously over their shoulders.

There are those who say we're in the wrong, that even 9/11 was somehow our fault. If they're so ashamed of being Americans, I'd like to give them one-way tickets to some of the places they think are in the right. I guarantee you that most of them will be paying their last coin for a chance to get out of there and back here. Millions of Mexicans can't all be wrong, so why are a few thousand Americans?


rm_skyarrow2000 72M
1 post
9/11/2006 8:14 pm

I pray for them all, and thank God I live in New Zealand.

Regina_Romeo 56M

9/11/2006 8:16 pm

Hi there, and thanks for visiting my blog. I have an extensive blog on my own website, and perhaps I will migrate some of them here, although, you might not like the first one I move. but I certainly encourage you to read and comment. I am neither fragile nor shy, so feel free to speak your mind with me always.
Rodney (aka Regina_Romeo)

scooter696957 60M
1 post
9/11/2006 9:04 pm

post504329 hi thsnks 4 visiting my blog and ur blog was really a
good reminder of how we take life so granited. how it can be taken
from us so easily. i don't think we will never forget. it changed our
life in much to forget. scooter696957

florallei 100F

9/12/2006 3:00 pm

God Help Us If We Forget!!!


6lotus9 32M
1 post
9/12/2006 4:12 pm

never forget what happened>911 bring our troops home and empeach george w.....

2 posts
9/15/2006 4:56 am

england has so many sad times to remember bot i will never forget the horror and the aftermarth of 9/11 i went to ground zero last year
it had the feeling that something terrable happened there i had the same feelings when i visited the concertration camps in poland.

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