Friday, September 11, 2009

Have you fogotten?



Eight years ago today it happened...

I know I'll never forget.

8 comments:

Islandshark said...

No, I haven't. And never will.

Give Americans their country back!!

Exzanian said...

I can never forget the feeling when I heard. I was at work, we had no television in the office, but the news came through on radios and telephones, mobiles and e-mails like a great big earthquake. Work stopped and everybody was numb. I cannot imagine what it was like in the US at the same time, if it was like that for us 15000 miles away!

FishEagle said...

I also remember the day very well. I walked into the house when I got home from work and my house mate screamed, "America is under attack!" I thought she was over reacting about something menial until I saw the tv footage. For a while after that day I remember wondering why this event had such a huge impact on me because I'm a South African. Despite our geographic differences, we share the same culture and it felt like it was an attack on the culture that we share. White South Africans have experienced a fair share of these attacks and I was hopeful that for once someone was going to fight back. And so it was.

Ranger Tom said...

Islandshark, Exzanian & Fisheagle: Thanks for the nice words... But I find it really distressing that the only three people who could comment on this simple video post on the 9-11 tragedy are non-Americans. Thanks for your words guys. It meant a lot to me.

For me I'll never be able to get the image of the man and woman holding hands as they leaped to their death instead of burning to death in the flames...

FishEagle said...

RT, I have the same image in my mind. Sad beyond words.

FishEagle said...

RT, you were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for your country as a soldier. Don't you think that is rather intimidating for other Americans? Maybe that is the reason why they don't comment. Just a thought.

Edison said...

I was Duty Officer on the night we saw what what happened there. We were watching the TV in the mess and first thought it was some disaster movie. Then we realised it was "game on".
Many attitudes changed forever after that.

King of New York Hacks said...

I never will forget that day, great video and reminder to us all. I put up a special tribute of my own over at my blog with up to date photos of ground zero, and the new museum. I'll never forget brother, and I keep reminding people as they seem to be complacent about it. Peace.