Never Forget: 9/11 – the World Trade Center

(first posted 9-11-2008)

There will be so many great posts today on the September 11, 2001 tragedy, and tributes to all those innocent victims who lost their lives at the hands of Islamic terrorists. Our hearts go out to all the families, relatives, friends, and co-workers of those who perished (excluding the terrorists). We may link to the best posts we find across the blogosphere and welcome links to great posts in our comments section.

For us, we have chosen to post a few images that are forever etched in our memory.

(from the shore line near Exchange Place, Jersey City)

For many years, the World Trade Centers were my night light. I could see them from my third floor bedroom window. I would sit on the edge of my bed and stare. While they always appeared close enough to reach out and touch, I often broke out the binoculars with the hopes of seeing something exciting in one of the lit windows at night. But always looking on in amazement. Every morning, every afternoon, every night. Dreaming.

The World Trade Centers symbolized success. Not an inherited success however. There was nothing easy about the WTC’s. But having mastered the halls and tunnels of those masterpieces was a success in itself for a kid from Jersey. Working in and around them was a thrill.

(from my old neighborhood, ground level)

People watching on the concourse or outside on a sunny day couldn’t be beat. Even when the doors leading to the PATH train were locked late at night and you were forced to walk another few blocks to find the lone open entrance, there was no lasting anger at those silver giants. There never will be.

They should be rebuilt. Shinier and stronger than before. It can be done – support efforts to rebuild the WTC at WTC2011 – Better in Every Way!

4 thoughts on “Never Forget: 9/11 – the World Trade Center

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    • The view from your old apartment on Exchange Place must hold some wonderful memories. I was staying with a friend in Weehawken on 9/11.

      I ran down to the waterfront on Blvd East when I heard the news.
      At least 100 people were already there taking photos of the burning towers.I watched in disbelief, as they fell like vertical dominoes made from dust.

      All day long the Ferry at Port Imperial transported people back from the city. I will never forget seeing dozens of grateful souls fall to their knees and kiss the ground –comforted by the thought that they made it safely home.

      I also remember: –in the days that followed– in Hoboken– the people who were getting off the PATH, were whisked to a nearby tented area where they were hosed down by official folks wearing very scary looking white HAZMAT suits. My friend is a dentist in Hobo and his phone was ringing off the hook; the FBI wanted dental records.

      Not only is it important to “Never Forget,” but I hope this 10th Anniversary of 9/11 allows more people to “Wake Up.”

  2. “All this 9/11 worship is ghoulish and downright silly. Some Brit on is even making fun of our pompous charade.” Daily (I have deleted the British blog site.)

    The left-wing blog, Daily Kos, has sunk to a new low. As I write, on that blog appears a cartoon of two planes heading into the Twin Towers. The caption reads, “Happy Twin Towers Day”. It was borrowed from a sick British blogger with the above Kos comment. (I have chosen not to show the cartoon. It is too outrageous.)

    Reader responses to the Kos range from agreement to anger. Some readers praise the Brits for being more stoic and less hung-up on things like 9-11. Others admonish the Kos for showing the cartoon.

    There is nothing funny about 9-11. No cartoon about what happened that day can be considered tasteful. The cartoon that the Kos chose to publish and praise is tantamount to spitting on the graves of the 3,000 people who were slaughtered that day.

    I hope that curious readers who browse the Daily Kos and read its political opinions will also consider its association with this infamous cartoon. The editor, Markos Moulitzos, is the same character who made light of the murder of American contractors in Iraq whose bodies were hung from a bridge. “Screw ’em”, said Moulitzos. Now this.

    This is the same man that has appeared on Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown Show” as a commentator. I wonder what Olbermann (who just excoriated John McCain and the RNC for using 9-11 images at their convention) has to say about his pal’s embracing of this cartoon.

    This past year, the Democratic presidential contenders including Barack Obama attended the Daily Kos annual convention. I wonder what they have to say about the Kos now. Will anybody from the media ask them? I doubt it.

    The Daily Kos and its editor are beneath contempt. They are sick, twisted people. As stated above, I have chosen not to reproduce the cartoon or reveal the British blog site that produced it. As for you “Free Speech” devotees, please don’t bother me with your lame arguments. Go see the cartoon yourselves at the Daily Kos. You won’t see it here.

    gary fouse

If sharia keeps spreading, you will not only be silenced by the media and big technology, you will be jailed - or worse. Speak while you can!

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