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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:06 PM

On this night 18 years ago.......

246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.



One World Trade Center on July 2, 2019 at the Memorial and Museum....




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Heartstrings Tuesday OP
calimary Tuesday #1
Heartstrings Tuesday #2
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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:09 PM

1. A VERY important reminder.

Maybe the MOST important.

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Response to calimary (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:12 PM

2. I thought so, Calimary!

With all the noise these days it was all about putting this tragedy in perspective.....

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Response to calimary (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:27 PM

6. Everyone needs to be reminded

Everyone needs to be reminded of the THOUSANDS of ground zero workers that will be soon dead from the dust they inhaled while doing rescue and clean up work. Christie Todd Whitman (Bush's head of the EPA) was warned repeatedly in the days after 9/11 that the dust was Methyl-Ethyl Horrifically Bad Shit and she ignored the warnings of her staff and didn't worry in the slightest about the rescuer's and clean up worker's health. She also didn't worry about all the tens of thousands of office workers that she told it was okay to go back to work in the dust covered buildings in Manhattan days after the attack.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:30 PM

3. Chilling. Thanks.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:36 PM

4. I have often thought about that. How many of those people thought it would just

be another regular day at work. It was a beautiful, sunny September day in NYC. The kind of day where you feel that nothing could possibly go wrong. I remember feeling very lighthearted and peaceful that morning as I got to my office in the West Village, about 35 blocks north of the WTC.

My work colleague was listening to the radio and as soon as I walked in the door he told me that a plane had hit the WTC. Those of us in the office went out onto 7th Avenue south, around St. Vincent's Hospital to see what was happening. There was a crowd gathering and people couldn't believe their eyes. Everyone just thought it was an accident until we saw the second plane hit and then we knew that it was something much more sinister than a simple accident.

Everyone was so shocked, we didn't know what to feel. The doctors and nurses at the hospital were waiting outside for survivors ready to treat them but hardly anyone came. People either escaped with minor injuries or they were dead. It was very eerie. Once the buildings collapsed, everyone received orders to clear out of DT Manhattan and we all had to walk home. I was living on the Upper East side at the time and it's was so bizzare. There were thousands of people all walking uptown in complete silence. Those who came from ground zero were covered in ash and just looked haunted. It was one of the saddest and strangest days of my life.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:47 PM

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:02 PM

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:19 PM

8. I have been crying off and on since last night.

9/11 has always been very difficult to deal with. Too much loss and it is continuing with the first responders getting sick and dying.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:28 PM

9. I sleep a few hours at a time even 18 yrs later.....

when it happened I worked long hours overnight. I'd sent co-workers to Hoboken to help counselors get into the scene to counsel and console, night after night, week after week.

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