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families around the world are remembering loved ones who were senselessly murdered 5 years ago...
it's a time to say "there but for the grace of god go i"
i hope that the families and friends of the victims will find solace in the knowledge that good people of all races and religions will be thinking of them and praying for there well being...
I heard a deployed soldier on TV say that we should remember that the World Trade Center was one of the targets, and that there were victims of many countries.
May God be with the souls of those who died at the WTC, the Pentagon, and the field in Pennsylvania.
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... coverage from that day. I wish I had though to tape it It is bringing me back to how I felt that day -- all the uncertainty. I was working on an online course that day with MSNBC on in the background and was basically glued to the TV the entire day. Rewatching this vs. the tributes and retrospectives is bringing it all back home again
reading your thread.
I watched ABC's TV program 'The Path to 9/11' last night. I believe that is the program that President Clinton is objecting to. It lasted exactly 2 hours and 40 minutes. What surprised me is that they had no commercials or interruptions the entire time. They were paying respect, just like the days of no commericals from the networks during 9/11 and when JFK was assassination.
The second and final ABC program will be on tonight.
I had to keep looking away because of the horrible (IMO) way current cammeramen were jerking the camera around, and cutting room editors kept the pictures flashing so fast from one scene to another.
The program was quite detailed. At the end they did have a printed statement that it was not a documentary, but material was obtained from the 9/11 commission and other government sources, and I believe news reports.
I tried looking at a few minutes of CNN's ''As it happened'' webcast but I had to turn it off. It was just too unbearable, not just as an American but as a New Yorker (and I always will be one, no matter where I may be living).
I remember the following spring, when the city had those two searchlights pointing straight up near Ground Zero (not in the actual site). My wife and I were on the Jersey side of the Hudson, in Weehawken, on a clear spring night looking across the river at the city and those lights. I just could not imagine why anyone would want to hurt such a beautiful place. Still can't.
in response to the criticisms? The TV guides (even the one on my DDR, which is supposed to be completely up to date) all showed it as being three hours long. The finale tonight will unfortunately be broken into two parts by the President's speech.
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at the clock, and the program was actually 2hrs, 40 minutes. The other 20 minutes were filled in with ABC news and interruptions from our local channel about the news coming on (after the 20 minutes).
Not sure if I detected any deletions, perhaps I missed something when I went to the bathroom a couple times. I did catch, however a short showing of Pres Clinton addressing the nation, but it didn't indicate to me something that they were critical of, and they later had him playing on TV in the background. Perhaps tonight..
Sharon was the older sister of a school buddy of mine. She was in the North Tower above the point of impact.
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If you know anyone who was killed on 9/11/01, you may be able to find a tribute at this site.
Heres one on the pilot John Ogonowski, Capt. on Flight 11 that I referred to in my post on your discussion, ''In Memoriam'' the other day.
... sometimes I think 9/11 gets too personalized. There is a blog ring that has even been established for each to remember one of the victims, thus I'm familiar with the legacy site from one such blog entry.
However sometimes that individual loss prevents us from remembering the enormity of what happened to the COUNTRY on that day -- all of us, whether touched personally or not.
Perhaps a comparison of how we all felt after the OKC bombing and 9/11 can help explain what I mean. Surely the lives of those lost in that bombing are no more or less important than those lost in 9/11, or even those lost to any number of tragic circumstances (the list could be endless).
But, as one reporter put it this morning, 9/11 was the first time in his life that he felt scared for his safety at home. Once the dust settled on OKC, most went back to daily life seemingly unscathed. Homespun terrorist whacko, caught, prosecuted, justice delivered, end of story.
With this, the threat that had been manifested abroad and out there for decades, finally hit home. All this time most of us felt safe that if we didn't travel abroad to "hot spots" or choose high risk professions, we were safe. Not so anymore.
...is the biggest thing that separates civilized people like us from the terrorists. Depersonalizing their victims is part of their training. Reminding ourselves that the victims were people with families, personalities, etc. helps keep us civilized IMO.
I know what you're saying but I don't think that personalizing it is mutually exclusive with the greater scope of the attacks.
I barely knew Sharon -- I only met her a couple of times -- but knowing that there was someone I had met, someone who was the family member of a friend of mine in that building, added a dimension to the already overwhelming shock of it all.
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