Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11th

I am forcing myself to watch the 9/11 specials on TV tonight. I am amazed at how it still feels so raw for me after 10 years.  The visual images are still so incredibly powerful.

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  1. I feel like that too. There is more to learn and hearing the latest release of cockpit voice boxes from United Flight 93 brings it home again. Plus I had not really seen the video or pictures of the jumpers. I think of a family watching and realizing that it is their family member...some photos are that clear. A very emotional day.

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  2. I was remembering for friends today what I was doing that awful morning. I remembered driving to work, and before getting on the freeway I saw a woman striding down the street waving a HUGE American flag - the size you would carry in a parade - waving it back and forth with great vigor. And I burst into tears telling the story, just as I burst into tears seeing the woman waving the flag that morning.

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  3. As I left for my morning walk that day 10 years ago, I left the TV news on--something I never do. When I walked in the door after my walk they were showing footage of the first plane hitting the tower. Then I saw the other plane live--and the news of the pentagon and the plane going down in the field. I was glued to the TV--saw the towers go down. I imagine for those who lost loved ones or lived through it, that a lot of this "new" footage being released is simply too painful.

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  4. It was difficult to watch many of the scenes but good to see how many people survived, due to the acts of their co-workers, rescue workers, strangers. It was an amazing day.

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  5. We watched a lot of the coverage, too. I don't think it will be easy to view, but it is important that we not forget what evil can do.

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