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Old 09-11-2019, 06:23 AM
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Story of the 9/11 boat lift ….how boaters helped how ever they could.

Old 09-11-2019, 07:16 AM
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Unfortunately less than 20 years later America has forgotten. Refer to 2018 elections.

27 year volunteer firefighter! I will never forget!
Old 09-11-2019, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by huntrig View Post
Unfortunately less than 20 years later America has forgotten. Refer to 2018 elections.

27 year volunteer firefighter! I will never forget!
What do the 2018 elections have to do with anything?


At any rate Iíll always remember being a senior in high school when it happened and watching the news coverage the rest of the day in all of my classes. I still find myself every year on 9/11 rewatching the ďas it happenedĒ news coverage on YouTube.
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James B. ReillyFriends and family members of James Brian Reilly, a 25-year-old bond trader for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods who died in the south tower, attended the ceremony. The clan left a bouquet of flowers on the rocks in front of the waterfall, with a note that read, “We love you Jimmy!”

Reilly was a son, grandson, a godfather, a brother and fiancť to Jen Bresler, now 39, at the time. His memory lives on through his family and friends.

Older sister Jeanne Reilly Kennedy, 47, said Reilly referred to himself as the king of the world.

“He had a great sense of humor. He made everyone feel special and important,” said older brother Bill Reilly, 53. Bill’s twin sister, Christine, remembers James as compassionate and fun-loving. “He lived life to the fullest, those 25 years were full of action,” she said. “He was very special.”
Old 09-11-2019, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by huntrig View Post
Unfortunately less than 20 years later America has forgotten. Refer to 2018 elections.

27 year volunteer firefighter! I will never forget!
Letís keep politics out of this thread. This is remembrance thread.
Old 09-11-2019, 07:57 AM
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I'll never forget. I was pretty young but this undoubtedly changed my life and the world as we know it. I was sitting in 7th grade math class at the time. The teacher turned on the news after the first or second plane hit. I remember teachers saying this is something that will change the world. I watched the South tower collapse on live TV. It still gives me chills thinking about it.
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Originally Posted by huntrig View Post
Unfortunately less than 20 years later America has forgotten. Refer to 2018 elections.

27 year volunteer firefighter! I will never forget!
why would you add politics to this thread?
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I left Plattsburgh NY that morning driving home to MD. Went around NY City and could see the smoke from the fires. Watched the towers fall on TV at a New Jersey rest stop. I had just been transferred to a C-5 Squadron at Dover AFB. Wasn't home much over the following years.
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
why would you add politics to this thread?
Unfortunately some people just canít resist. 9/11 was one time we all came together and no one cared about political differences. We were just all Americans. A shame we canít even get through a remembrance thread without someone throwing politics in. I would imagine there are plenty of threads in the bilge where he can voice whatever he was trying to elude to here.
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Originally Posted by ericinmich View Post
I hope I don't wreck this thread, but after reading the OP I went surfing a bit on news sites to see what would show up on this historic day.

Seems like most sites have forgot, or at least don't have much info "above the fold"...

I won't forget.
Unfortunately, this is true. Virtually all of those born the last 20 years will never know the feelings we all felt watching what was unfolding and thinking about what the future would be like. While many had a very personal connection to the Kennedy assassination, I don't think the impact or implications to the country were anything near what happened on 9/11 or Pearl Harbor. I think the sacrifices during WWII and all the returning veterans kept the significance of Pearl Harbor front and center for 50 years. We have no such comparison with 9/11, and I think soon it will just become "an event" rather than the wake-up call that most of us felt.

R.I.P to all those who were lost that day or suffered and eventually died due to related causes. Props to all those who responded, and all those others who have been preparing to be ready to respond to anything that comes in the future.

Let us not forget our duty to make sure those born since 9/11 don't forget what we felt that day.
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I will never forget 9/11.

I have also found human resolve during all tragedies (both large and small) can be truely amazing.
From the police and firefighters during 911
To someone like Pat Tillman that gave up a career to be a soldier
To even the everyday heroes I have saw doing and sacrificing for others like I saw in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in South Florida, years ago
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I will never forget the phone call from my buddy who was sitting on the exit ramp of the NJ turnpike and saw the first plane.
I will never forget trying to get a hold of my sister who worked nearby, but hadn't gotten to work yet.
I will never forget the panic, waiting to hear from her, watching the news.
I will never forget the relief of her finally getting through to us, but the incredible fear as the line went dead as the first tower fell.
I will never forget the look on my mothers face as we waited to hear from her again. It was a very long 2 hours, but we did.
I will never forget the look of dread on my soon to be father in law, a Jersey City Fire Chief, as more reports came about the fallen.
I will never forget the news that night, of the panic stricken people holding photos, pleading for information on the whereabouts of loved ones.
I will never forget seeing three cars still in the parking lot of the train station the next morning, knowing someone wasn't coming home.
I will never forget the anger that I had to those responsible.
I will never forget the left lane of the Staten Island Expressway being closed off to all traffic, except the trucks carrying the debris to be sorted.
I will never forget the smell of those trucks as they rolled by, and of hands sticking out windows giving the thumbs up to the drivers of those trucks.
I will never forget Todd Beamers widow, Lisa, attending the State of the Union address, and getting a standing ovation.
I will never forget , that for a time, we were all Americans. We were united together. We were proud. We held our chins high and our chests out, declaring WE WILL NOT BE DEFEATED.
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Lost a few brother firefighters that day...and years later from complications.
Here's Billy Quick. One of the best. Miss ya brother.
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Originally Posted by ericinmich View Post
I hope I don't wreck this thread, but after reading the OP I went surfing a bit on news sites to see what would show up on this historic day.

Seems like most sites have forgot, or at least don't have much info "above the fold"...

I won't forget.

itís not politically correct to state what radical Islam did to us.

Our country is in a dangerous place between the media and its democrat party they are hell bent on ruining this country
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Originally Posted by fichtion View Post

itís not politically correct to state what radical Islam did to us.

Our country is in a dangerous place between the media and its democrat party they are hell bent on ruining this country
Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
why would you add politics to this thread?
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by fichtion View Post



itís not politically correct to state what radical Islam did to us.

Our country is in a dangerous place between the media and its democrat party they are hell bent on ruining this country
AMERICANS, republicans and democrats, died and came together over this attack on the United States. We were one nation in our resolve.
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Originally Posted by fichtion View Post



itís not politically correct to state what radical Islam did to us.

Our country is in a dangerous place between the media and its democrat party they are hell bent on ruining this country
No one wants to ruin this country.
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Thank god we have a patriotic potus to speak on this day again.
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Originally Posted by fichtion View Post
Thank god we have a patriotic potus to speak on this day again.
Thank God we have great patriots like yourself to put politics over remembrance and unity on this day.
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Many Firefighters and cops died that day, serving like they do everyday.

His name is Christopher Amoroso, and this photo was taken just prior to his fourth trip back into tower #2 where he died leaving behind a wife and newborn. THIS is a hero who believed in something and sacrificed everything.

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