Remembering 9/11  

marathonman45202 55M
3392 posts
9/10/2006 10:38 pm

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9/30/2006 7:52 pm

Remembering 9/11

I have read a few posts about what bloggers' intentions for 9/11 are. Many have chosen to take a break from the blogs - the most prolific post (that I have read) regarding this is Out of Respect by fotogod.

Others have chosen to "conduct business as usual", and the most prolific post (that I have read) regarding this is Sept 11th, 2006 by
.

On the morning of September 11, 2001 I was on an airplane from Cincinnati to San Francisco with business associates. We boarded the plane about the time that the first plane hit the WTC. As we were about to takeoff, all aircraft was grounded - we didn't know why. We were taxied back to the terminal where we made arrangements to fly out later in the day. Needless to say, we never made that trip.

I was unaware of the severity of that morning's events until I arrived back at my office (all TV terminals at the airport were turned off).

As soon as I viewed the images, I sobbed. What I saw before my eyes was unimaginable!

Out of respect for the dead, the workers, the mourners, and for all of us, I will observe an extended period of silence and prayer.

But, I will not succumb to the threat of terror, and the inane reaction of George Bush, his advisers and minions.

Today will be business as usual for me!


Thanks to fotogod, maverick1255 and to everyone else who posted about this!



Glimmer_Man06 49M
3308 posts
9/11/2006 12:07 am

Never Forget 911 Victims

They say a woman ages like fine wine...

...mine ages like milk!


marathonman45202 replies on 9/11/2006 7:58 am:
Thanks, glimmer! Nice tribute.

IsThisBetter4u 107M

9/11/2006 12:09 am

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marathonman45202 replies on 9/11/2006 7:58 am:
Your post was certainly one that inspired me to post this. Thank you!

want2play926 47F

9/11/2006 7:44 am

Business as usual here too. It has to be or the terrorist can chalk another 'change' up.


marathonman45202 replies on 9/11/2006 8:01 am:
Thanks for being here today.

dasher121 37M

9/11/2006 8:43 am

I remember when that all went down. Its like a new generations Kennedy assasination,

"Where were you when you heard?"

I was in my third year of college. Our school president along with a good many other profs didnt want us to acknowledge it or even talk about it. They wanted "business as usual" on that day. Myself, and a very lard group of others said Fuck that and walked out. The audacity of them to try to get us to ignore what was going on at that moment. Still pisses me off.

TheDude.


marathonman45202 replies on 9/11/2006 9:03 am:
I was sitting in a plane which was seconds away from leaving the runway. I remember clearly that it was a beautiful day here. I was looking forward to spending a week in northern California doing business.

After we disembarked from the plane, I went to my office, not really having much of an idea of what had occurred. All TV monitors in the airport were turned off. I certainly knew that whatever had happened was horrible, but it wasn't until I returned to the office that the full impact of what was happening hit me.

I'll never forget that day. And I will always be grateful that the plane I was on never took off.

FrankPicasso 54M

9/11/2006 3:28 pm

Business as usual sounds pretty good to me. Well stated, and thanks for posting this.


marathonman45202 replies on 9/12/2006 7:38 am:
You're welcome, and thanks for stopping by.

maverick1255 52M
3953 posts
9/12/2006 1:43 pm

Well done. Well said. Thanks Marathonman!


marathonman45202 replies on 9/30/2006 7:52 pm:
Thank you, and you're welcome!

partygirl3869 50F

9/13/2006 3:07 pm

I'm watching the movie...Flight 93 right now...I sit here in utter disbelief about the events that unfolded on this flight. I'm glad that your plane was grounded, and glad you are safe! The men and women of Flight 93 are heros for all of us!

PG


marathonman45202 replies on 9/13/2006 6:31 pm:
Thanks! Many of the tears I shed that day were a result of feeling "lucky" to be alive. Many heroes were made that day.

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