Views of the Neighborhood – Remembering 9-11

 

 

Usually I would have a tour here but today is one of those days that a lighthearted time just doesn’t seem appropriate. We all were stunned into disbelief twenty-one years ago. As a nation, we were horrified that anyone had the lack of humanity to destroy innocent lives in such a brutal manner.

The leaders of this attack have been eliminated and we are left with the memory of the crime. Those who lost mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters are left with the heartbreak of living a life devoid of the warmth and love that was taken away.

Let’s remember those who were lost and those left behind and pray for peace.

64 comments

  1. Poignant and very well stated.

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    1. Thank you, Frank.

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  2. A day I’ll never forget. Thanks for the reminder that we should never take freedom for granted.

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    1. So true, Joan. Thank you.

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  3. We must never forget. Thank you, John.

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    1. My thought exactly, Jill.

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  4. Such a sad day. Horrible and senseless.

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    1. I agree, Darlene. So many innocent victims.

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  5. Thank you for remembering those who lost their lives or were otherwise affected by the 9/11 attacks.

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    1. Well said , Liz. 😊

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  6. Thank you, John. I, too, am feeling the sadness and the loss.

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    1. I thought it would be good to remember those feelings at least for the sake of the future. Thanks Maggie.

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  7. We will never forget…

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  8. A grim remembrance. Thank you, John.

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    1. Grim is a good word, Jan. Thanks.

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  9. Beautifully said, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dale. πŸ€—

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      1. πŸ€—
        Happy Sunday to you, my friend.

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      2. Thank you, Dale. Happy Sunday to you as well. 😊

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      3. Thank you, kind sir. I am spending it packing boxes (Ugh) – some to donate, most to go in the basement so they can begin demolishing. Starts on Monday the 19th. How did I accumulate so much stuff?

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      4. Good luck on the remodel.

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      5. Thank you! Shall be taking pics along the way πŸ™‚

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  10. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Thank you, John, for this thoughtful remembrance. It was a horrifying day that lives in our hearts forever. πŸ’”

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    1. Let’s hope so, Gwen. Thank you.

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  11. Yes, we should keep the reality of our world in mind.

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    1. So true, Tim. Thanks.

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      1. In my opinion, we need to do it without becoming depressed or having bitterness rule our hearts. We just need to face it, straight up.

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      2. Yeah. The memory should honor those who died.

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  12. We must not forget, lest this happen again.

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    1. I agree. Thanks, Noelle.

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  13. A horrible day the must never be forgotten. Thank your the poignant reminder, John. My daily devotion today offered prayers for all those effected.

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    1. Thank you, Mae. 😁

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  14. Well done, John.

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  15. Thank you, John. Well said, and as you and others have proclaimed, we must never, ever forget. Prayers and love for all who were lost, and for those who held them dear.

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    1. Well said,Marcia. πŸ€—

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  16. So beautifully said John. I’m joining you in remembrance of the day and of all the lives that were lost.

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    1. Well done too I might add.

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      1. Peace to you my friend.

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  17. A profound reflection, John!

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca.

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  18. Thank you for this, John. On Sundays, I moderate a group on Facebook. The theme is “Funday Sunday.” Ah … no, not the theme for today.

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  19. Such a lovely reflection John. It’s hard to believe this horrific day was 21 years ago. May we continue to work toward a more peaceful & harmonious existence with one anotherπŸ’•

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    1. Tough challenge, Lynn but I agree. 😊

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  20. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Let’s hope that time’s passing doesn’t allow us to forget. Thank you, John.

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    1. I agree and let’s hope that the cancel culture folks don’t decide that the poor terrorists who committed these crimes should have been given psychological help rather then being censored.

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Beautiful tribute, a day I will never forget.

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    1. I won’t either, Denise. Thank you. 😊

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  22. A horrible day that I remember well. A lovely tribute, John.

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    1. Thank you, Teri. I agree on the horrible.

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  23. Excellent tribute, John! Never forget!!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. My belief too.

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  24. I remember that day well, John. It was lunchtime at my restaurant; noisy and crowded. When the news report flashed onto the television screen, the place fell silent. We were all gripped with the same sense of horror and helplessness. It felt like we were all directly involved, and in a way we were.
    All the more reason to find a way to live free of diversity now.

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  25. Amen John. A fitting tribute. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Debby. 😊

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