I remember

Posted: Friday, September 11, 2009 by Travis Cody in
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I don't know a better way to speak about the events of 11 September 2001.

I remember...

...the 87 passengers and crew of American Airlines flight 11, the 60 passengers and crew of United Airlines flight 175, and the 2,016 people in both towers.

...the 64 passengers and crew of American Airlines flight 77 and the 125 people in the Pentagon.

...the 40 passengers and crew of United Airlines flight 93.

...the 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 NYPD officers, and 37 NY Port Authority officers. They ran toward danger and made the ultimate sacrifice to save lives.

...the many souls who had their lives disrupted.

I will always remember.

11 Sept 2001

21 comments:

  1. barb says:

    That is quite a collage of much too many faces of loved ones, gone but not forgotten.

    Well done, Trav. I remember.

  1. We should NOT forget how we felt eight years ago today... and the next day when the event settled into our hearts...

    Thoughts and prayers go to the families and friends who lost loved ones eight years ago today.

  1. Anndi says:

    May the sense of community and unity that shone through following those despicable acts come to surface again. May your Nation find a way to honour those who lost their lives, their families and friends and the emergency responders who gave their all by remembering that difference of opinion need not divide you.

    May Peace be in the hearts of the families and friends of those who fell.

  1. Bond says:

    you know we share the same feelings on today Sir...

    Wonderful

    NEVER FORGET

  1. me too Travis.
    I will always remember.

  1. Marilyn says:

    I never know what to say... but you said it for me.

  1. Jaye says:

    I remember watching the events unfold, pretty sure I speak for most Britons when I say our thoughts are with you on this day.

  1. Jeni says:

    Remembering all those who died, for sure, and also the sick feeling deep inside my own body as I watched in a total state of shock as the events of the day unfolded. It is truly a day I can't imagine any of us will ever forget.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Wonderful tribute Trav. I don't think anyone will ever forget them.

  1. Kanani says:

    Real exchange in my front yard.

    "See that tree over there?"
    "The one with the pink flowers?"
    "Yeah, we planted it the year after 9/11. It's our 9/11 tree and it always blooms around this time."

  1. Jamie says:

    I had one of my wee hours wakeup and had moved to the couch to doze, wake, doze while watching TV. At one point I realized there was an image of a skyscraper on fire and as I watched, the second plane came in and the realization hit that this wasn't an accident.

    As with others I watched for the next several days of aftermath. Strangely enough a far right columnist wrote my impressions even though she was East Coast and I was West. Thus the one and only time I agreed with Lucianne Goldberg. Don't trouble trouble until trouble, troubles you.

  1. Dianne says:

    beautiful Trav

    Peace

  1. Travis says:

    Thank you all for your thoughts.

  1. Travis,this is a great posting.some many different tributs from so many different blogs.

  1. Linda says:

    I remember standing in disbelief in my living room with my eyes glued to the TV as I watched the towers come down. I remember being angry and sad and so many more emotions that I just couldn't name. I remember the tears for all of those lives lost. I remember our nation coming together as one and I just wish that we could all remember that not just today but always.

  1. JohnH985 says:

    How can we forget?

  1. Each life was precious. Each life will be remembered.

  1. Julie says:

    Very thoughtful dear man.