Wednesday Story Day – We Must Remember

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AP Photo/Carmen Taylor

 

 

Usually, I would have an episode of my continuing story during this time, but this is not the day for a fictional story.

This is the day to remember an actual horror at the hands of those who hate America and the freedoms for which we stand. Today is the day to remember the innocent victims of this hate.

  • We should remember the citizens of the world who were terminated for merely being on American soil.
  • We should remember the American citizens who were going about their daily life, not knowing this would be their last.
  • We should remember the first responders who heroically attempted to save their fellow human beings, even knowing their lives were in danger.
  • We should remember the passengers innocently riding in what would become weapons of mass destruction and those who valiantly fought back against their kidnappers.
  • We should remember those who gave their lives in bringing those responsible for the 911 massacre to justice.
  • We should remember today what happened on September 11th, 2001, for all who have sacrificed their lives to preserve a free America in spite of those who wish to destroy us and the spirit of freedom.

Join me in remembering that day and those who perished.

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  1. This is a beautiful tribute, John. Sadly, the number of victims continue to increase. Periodically, I receive emails at work about the death of first responders who have passed away from cancer as a result of the toxic fumes from 911. ❤

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Yes the tragedy will continue for a generation.

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  2. Thoughtful tribute John. Yes, we must remember. Thank you for this post.

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  3. A wonderful remembrance for one of our most tragic days.

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  4. A beaut remembrance, John. Can not fathom that it’s been 18 years.

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    1. It does not seem that long does it? Thank you, Lori

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  5. tonyamlucas · · Reply

    We will never forget. God Bless America!

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  6. Thank you for this beautiful tribute, John. What a horrible cost we paid, yet despite all the horror of that day and the tragic loss of life, America endures. We must never forget.

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    1. Thank you. America does endure. Super thought, Mae.

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  7. Tnaks, John, for this tribute. I can still remember the horror I felt when I saw the pictures on TV in Germany.

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    1. Thank you, Pit. It was a horrible​ day.

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  8. Wonderful post, John. That picture says so much. All those beating hearts in suspense moments before their appointment with history.

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  9. Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
    Let us never forget.

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  10. This is a wonderful post, John. You are absolutely right on all points. Thank you!

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  11. A beautiful tribute, John.

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  12. Well written, good John…♥♥

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  13. Agreed. ❤️💙

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    1. Thank you, Paula. 💙

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  14. Very poignant post, John. For some reading I’ve been more emotional this year. Thanks for the beautiful tribute to those who gave their lives.

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    1. I can understand that Joan. There are so many voices crying for a weaker America. I normally I don’t write as strong a post for days like today, but I think a lot of folks are forgetting just what freedom means. The more we take it for granted the easier it will slip away. Sorry about the soapbox. Thanks for the comment.

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      1. No need to apologize. I’m in total agreement with you.

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  15. Thank you for the tribute, John. That day, much like the day of the Kennedy assassination is burned in my memory. Hard to believe we have a generation of children who have grown up not knowing about it, except by our words. We must let them know.

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    1. Yes we must. Our continued feedom depends on the children knowing there are those who want them eliminated.

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  16. Nice tribute to remembering those from 9/11 John. We should never forget. I know I won’t.

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    1. Thank you, Kevin.

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    1. Thank you, Victoria Ray 💙

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Thanks, John.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  18. A wonderful tribute, John. I was shocked to the core when this happened. Terence and I had just returned from our honeymoon which we took in August (we got married in February) and we had met some lovely Americans on our tour. I remember emailing them to find out how they were and if this had impacted them. A few were from Washington and New York. Luckily, the people we had met were all fine but many others were not as lucky.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your memory, Robbie. 😊

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  19. Thank you, John! This is a beautiful pause.

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  20. John,

    Wednesday story day is all well and good, but this was the perfect post for this day.

    It doesn’t feel like eighteen years have passed. Which is why it’s more important than ever to remember.

    Blessings, peace and love to you and yours

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    1. Thank you, Marc. Peace, Love, and blessings to you are yours as well.

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  21. Pray it never happens again. Beautiful tribute, John ❤

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    1. Thank you, Jacquie. I pray the same. ❤️

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  22. The world changed that day, forever.

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    1. Thanks, Pamela. It did.

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  23. Thank you for this reminder, John.

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  24. Bravo, John. I can’t imagine a more appropriate, better spoken post for this day. Great big hug.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs

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  25. Perfection, John.
    We absolutely must remember. This day ricocheted all over the world.
    Peace and blessings to all the families, and friends and neighbours and aquaintances and strangers who suddenly became friends.

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    1. Thanks, Dale. ❤️

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      1. ❤️💜

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  26. Thank you for the tribute, John.

    I arrived at my office, had the coffee, and about to start my day of work (I know, didn’t start working right at 8am). The school district has a meeting room with a TV. News came in about the attack. The staff was horrified with the news.

    The following Sunday, some friends who worked for JP Morgan were at the headquarter in one of the Twin Tower, looking out the window. They were trembling as they shared.

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    1. Your friends were fortunate to be below the 92nd floor. Was a sad day for sure.

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      1. I know, John. I read the horror of people deciding going up or down the stairs.

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  27. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Thank you for this beautiful tribute, John. Powerful and poignant!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen.

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  28. Gorgeous writing, John. Thank you for saying what most of us are feeling!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie.

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  29. Well said, John! No, I won’t forget.

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  30. Yes, we should remember. Beautiful and important post, John. Thank you. 🇺🇸

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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      2. You are welcome, John.

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