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Old 09-11-2008, 11:44 AM   #11
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I still can not bring myself to watch any movie about it. I don't know if I will ever be ready for that.
We have watched a couple of them (one about Flight 93 and one of the others), and they were actually very tastefully done. They help you see the heroic side of the people involved and are not sensationalistic all.

To any here who lost family or friends on that day, our prayers are with you.

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Old 09-11-2008, 11:54 AM   #12
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That movie should be shown everyday on every chanel, so people don't forget the reality of today's world.
Perhaps a bit extreme. They were talking on the radio this morning about what should be done, including some kind of daily reminder. I don't think that's necessary either... I have my own idea.

I think September 11 should be a national day of remembrance... a holiday, if you will, but without the usual parades, fireworks, special sporting events and celebration. Coverage of memorials and special commemorative programming should be "wall to wall" so it would be impossible for people to escape it. It would be a very sad day, even very likely painfully so for those who lost loved ones. But it would also honor fire fighters, police and others lost in service that day.

This morning, as I was getting ready for work, MSNBC was replaying their telecast in real time. I thought that was a great remembrance.
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:52 PM   #13
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it still breaks my heart to think about it. babe
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:19 PM   #14
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June. I can't imagine what it must have been like to have been even remotely close to it. There were programs about it all last weekend here. One in particular I found very interesting. It was about folks who worked at Ground Zero, and are now developing illnesses, and there is very little cash available to help them. (not getting political here, folks, just stating what the program was).
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:41 PM   #15
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It still gives me chills when I think about it. Our generation has "where were you during 9/11" instead of "where were you when Kennedy was shot".

I believe that "stuff" lingers in places. I don't know what label you want to use for "stuff". When I went to NY in 2005 we drove by there and I just had a wave of cold and sad pass over me as we went by there. They asked if we wanted to stop and I just couldn't.

My heart goes out to everyone touched by this tragedy.
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:44 PM   #16
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Kim and I were watching GMA when it happened.

I remember hearing a man interviewed who was standing on a hill across the river, in New Jersey. He said he could see the buildings burning and all, but that above all that, he could also see all the souls escaping.

My heart weeps for everyone concerned. What a sad thing.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:01 PM   #17
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We have watched a couple of them (one about Flight 93 and one of the others), and they were actually very tastefully done. They help you see the heroic side of the people involved and are not sensationalistic all.

To any here who lost family or friends on that day, our prayers are with you.

Barbara
I agree, Barbara. Didn't think I could watch it, but saw it on TV; and it was very tastefully done. My aunt was reporting for jury duty that AM. It took a few days to reach them by phone. It's still very real & surreal at the same time - if that makes any sense.
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:30 AM   #18
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Kim and I were watching GMA when it happened.

I remember hearing a man interviewed who was standing on a hill across the river, in New Jersey. He said he could see the buildings burning and all, but that above all that, he could also see all the souls escaping.

My heart weeps for everyone concerned. What a sad thing.
Constance, for probably around 2 years afterward I could feel souls at the site, and all around the neighborhood. It just brought such an aura of sadness each and every day. Along with millions of commuters, I go into and out of the place 5 days a week, and sometimes weekends, too. It no longer feels like a graveyard, but the stress is still there.

Not to mention the chemicals and debris we had to breathe every day going to and from our daily lives..... Lolly, no one knows, and probably never will, how many people's health was compromised by that event.
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Very sad day indeed, and it will be remembered for a long time. I know my kids saw some of the TV footage in school, my DD who was 10 at the time remembers exactly what she was doing when they put the tvs on in school. At 10 I don't think she quite understood the magnatude of what was happening, but as she has gotten older seeing it first hand has helped her understand what's going on in Iraq and Afganistan.
My heart goes out to everyone on that day because we were all effected in one way or another.
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It still gives me chills when I think about it. Our generation has "where were you during 9/11" instead of "where were you when Kennedy was shot".

I believe that "stuff" lingers in places. I don't know what label you want to use for "stuff". When I went to NY in 2005 we drove by there and I just had a wave of cold and sad pass over me as we went by there. They asked if we wanted to stop and I just couldn't.

My heart goes out to everyone touched by this tragedy.
I had that feeling in one house that I used to clean. I neve got enough nerve to ask if anyone died there. I was afraid of the answer. I don't even get that feeling at cemetaries. Maybe because so many died in that one spot and we all watched helplessly as it happened. I don't know. I watched a program on the History channel last night. It was clips from peoples camcorders, cell phones, etc.. on the ground, in towers 3 and 5 being evacuated, people in apts within a mile of it. I couldnt stop watching it, not from being sick mindedness, but, see how each person reacted. And knowing what we know now, how I wanted to scream at them, keep going, dont go back in. All the people that were being evacuated and then told it was okay, go back to their floors, it's so so sad!!!
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