Remembering 9/11

A remembrance to those that lost their lives, their family and friends, and also to the Hero’s of 9/11.
For a lot of people 9/11 had changed their lives forever, nothing would ever be the same.

September 11 2001 changed the world in a way we will never forget. I remember that day very well. I was in the kitchen when I got a phone call from a friend, and she asked if I was watching TV. I went straight to the lounge room and turned on the TV, only to see horrific scenes that I will never forget. Planes hitting the Towers, people jumping from the Towers, then news of other planes that had been hijacked, I was in total shock that this was happening, it was hard to believe at first, I think in my mind I didn’t really want this to be true, it was just too horrific.

Castastrophic Damage

Fire trucks at Ground Zero were rendered wrecks by the weight of plummeting debris from the collapse of the World Trade Centre towers. Picture: Nathan Edwards (from the picture gallery below)

Castastrophic Damage:-Courier Mail Picture Gallery

Heroes in the rubble

“They did everything they humanly could day and night to restore things … the best of human spirit developed out of it.” Lower Manhattan resident. Picture: Nathan Edwards (from the picture gallery below)

Heroes in the rubble:-Courier Mail Picture Gallery

Canine Heroes of 9/11

Tara, aged 16, Ipswich MA. Tara and Lee Prentiss arrived at the World Trade Center with MA-TF-1 on the night of the 11th. They were there for 8 days. Credit: Charlotte Dumas/Barcroft Pacific, (from the picture gallery below)

Canine Heroes of 9/11:-Courier Mail Picture Galley

Memorials to the Victims

Construction at the site of the visitors center at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville in 2010.  The first phase of the construction will be completed and dedicated on September 10, 2011, one day before the tenth anniversary of the crash of United Flight 93. Picture: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic (from the picture gallery below)

One year after the attacks, 5000 people dressed in red, white and blue to form a human American flag on sands of Surfers Paradise Beach on the Gold Coast (Australia) to pay tribute to those who died. Picture: Supplied (from the picture gallery below)

Memorials to the Victims:-Courier Mail Picture Gallery

9/11 Survivors

Mr Yates, a security manager then aged 50, was standing in his office when Flight 77 crashed into the west side of the Pentagon. “I was less than 100ft (30m) away. There was this tremendous roar. I was blown through the air, I couldn’t see or breathe. Read more in The Australian

Hardej and his co-workers followed voices through the dark until finally exiting the doomed building. He vividly remembers the “eerie calm” after the towers collapsed. Read more in The Australian

National Geographic remembering 9/11
With pictures video’s and interviews. Here.

We shall never forget
We shall keep this day,
We shall keep the events and the tears
In our minds, our memory and our hearts
and take them with us as we carry on.
by Anon.

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17 Responses to Remembering 9/11

  1. Rebekah says:

    A beautiful tribute, Mags.

    Even though I too was so far away from there and didn’t lose anyone close, every minutes since I found out is forever etched in my memory. And yes, it changed something …our sense of innocence … not only the Manhattan skyline.

    It’s a very sad anniversary coming up… I’ll never look at a civil airliner in the sky the same way again.

  2. souldipper says:

    So unforgettable. So much horror.

  3. gregoryno6 says:

    Mags, I don’t recall hearing anything about the tribute at the Gold Coast. Thanks for bringing that to my notice, I’ll be using that picture myself.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi gregoryno6,
      I can remember this being in our papers here back then, it was a shame it wasn’t in all the papers around OZ.
      I always reduce the photo’s before I put them in my blog, just go into the picture gallery for the full photo if you like.

  4. As a New Yorker, I can attest to the horrors of that day, losing friends near and dear to me. Of the blogs I read daily, it’s pretty divided as to whether or not to post something 9/11 related tomorrow (our Sunday). Some can’t bear the thought and feel it might be too painful, for themselves and for their readers. Others say they will do some quiet gesture on their blog, may only one post for the whole day. I have all day today to think about what I might do. I’m in the undecided camp.

    Yours is a wonderful tribute Mags, very thoughtfully composed, very respectful of the loss. Thank you.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi EOSR,
      I am terribly sorry to hear you lost friends on that dreadful day back then.

      I also debated about whether of not to do a post about 9/11, but I certainly didn’t feel right in myself to do my usual weekend jokes, it just didn’t seem like the right thing to do either on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Then I decided to do a post entirely about the canine heroes of that day, but as I started, it too didn’t seem right.

      Thank You very much for the kind words about the post.

  5. starzyia says:

    This is just so incredibly difficult to comprehend even with the passage of ten years. I don’t think we are built to understand what we were seeing on that day. Fortunately in the face of such terrible actions we can still see that the human soul endures through acts of good will and the determination to live as well and as positively as we can.

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  7. Thank you for sharing this tribute, Mags. I am finding it very difficult to get through this day with all the memories and the tears. I can’t even bring myself to talk about it with anyone or post anything about it. But I am spending time reflecting and giving my own personal prayers to those still affected today.

  8. Selma says:

    I think people all over the world have been affected by the horror of this tragedy. I still cry when I think of it. Such a terribly sad day.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Selma,
      This tragedy certainly did affect a lot of people. I was reading that there were 90 Country’s that lost someone that day, other reports are saying 70 Country’s. 11 Aussies died, 10 on the actual day, 60 something from the UK, and of course the list goes on, but regardless of how many Country’s there were, we all felt the horror on that tragic day.

  9. dearrosie says:

    This is a beautiful tribute Mags. Although ground zero was in NYC, people from 90 countries died – I didn’t realize 11 Australians lost their lives in that horror. I like the photos you chose, and especially the one of the old dog Tara. Such a wise kind face!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi dearrosie,
      Thank You.
      The dogs that were involved on ground zero worked hard for days as well as their human companions, and I thought they were also worth a mention. Your right Tara does have a wise and kind face.

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