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Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
12:50 pm - NYC and surrounding areas......

griefjournal
Hi,

I would like to give people in and around NYC an oppurtunity to be involved in this great project. If you are interested please get back to me with your email and we will go from there. Thanks!

 Memory-of.com is creating a project that we would like this support group to participate in. The project point is for 3000+ people to join together and share stories of overcoming grief and bereavement. The project is sponsored by Memory-of.com. A journal goes out and is only sent to people interested in sharing a story. As the book moves along more of the journal is filled up and more stories are shared. It can be completely anonymous.

100 journals go out. You may do a:

Journal entry
Poem
Drawing
Letter
Add a photo
Paint

You may take up to 5 pages and 1 week.
When the Journal is done, it comes back to us to archive and start the project again. With words and art we are looking to help people grieve one journal at a time.

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Friday, March 9th, 2007
11:08 pm - WTCRebuild: A new community

2049live
For discussion on the current rebuilding efforts at the World Trade Center Site, stop by and join wtcrebuild. Check out the user info for official rules.

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Thursday, May 18th, 2006
5:18 am - World Trade Center opens August 9th!

tony2btrue2self
Watch the preview, you'll need Klenex! I think I understand my connection to 911. I wanted to be one of those people. I want to go down in history as doing something noble. Something useful. There I said it.

EDIT- I really hope I get the chance. I believe that is why I am here. 



current mood: hopeful

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Friday, April 21st, 2006
4:42 am - Newbie

tony2btrue2self
I don't know why but I have a deep spritual connection to 911. Recently I visited the Shanksville United 93 Crash site/memorial, and it was very moving, I find myself fasinated by the whole thing and have read and re read the flight transcript. I have been thinking about 911 a lot, dreaming about it and for some reason can't get it out of my head. I don't know if I lost someone on flight 93 or not or in the other attacks. I am not a resident of DC, Shanksville, or NYC but unfortently, something in my soul is deeply rooted into that day. I don't know if I am experiencing, still grieving over the trama of that day but I am still so connected to it. I was just wondering if anyone else feels the same?

current mood: curious

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Friday, April 14th, 2006
11:10 am
tinycapillaries The truth about 9/11.
Please educate yourself.
This is one of the most comprehensive films you can watch.


http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8260059923762628848&q=Loose+Change&pl=true

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
10:49 am - the first step is admitting that its hilarious

bandofmercy
hey did anyone make any jokes about how dick cheney shot his friend in the face yet? because that would be funny. allow me to make a few up off the top of my head:

why did dick cheney cross the road?
to shoot his friend in the face with a shotgun

why did dick cheney shoot his friend in the face?
so that he would have a heart attack and be disfigured for life

a guy walks into a bar and says "bartender, i have incontrovertible proof that the bush administration allowed 911 to happen in order to justify the imperial war which key administration members have been lobbying for since the fall of the berlin wall"
...bartender says "so what dick cheney shot his friend in the fuckin face lolz lolz"

why did dick cheney shoot his friend in the face?
so that he could EAT HIM.

why didn't dick cheney go to vietnam?
because he was too fat.

i don't know, run with it. humor is part of the healing process.

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Saturday, January 28th, 2006
2:44 pm

bandofmercy
Please Read This and Forward Widely!

Do you remember 9/11? On September 11, 2001, 35,000 PEOPLE DIED when airplanes full of Americans smashed into pieces against buildings. This coming February is National Terrorism Alertness Month. Please send a message to the terrorists in the Middle East that you WILL NOT STAND to
watch your country and freedoms be destroyed EVER AGAIN by forwarding this message to at least 10 people within 5 minutes of reading it. If you forward this message to at least 25 people within 10 minutes of reading it, you will get to go on a date with your crush! This chain has been
circulating for THREE YEARS and in that time ZERO terrorist acts have committed on U.S. soil - do you want to be responsible for the next one by breaking the chain?

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Sunday, January 22nd, 2006
2:37 pm - lol, cry about 9/11 some more, infidels

jazzriff
We in al_qaeda laugh at your pain, and we'd do it again.

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Saturday, January 7th, 2006
8:57 pm - what's goin' on with the world???

__arizona__
I have recently joined this community. I live in Russia so I saw everything that hahappenned in New York City on September,11th 2001 by television. I was really astonished by everything that happenned. Fortunately, there were none of my friends or relatives but this event made me get stressed. How people can be so ruthless (I'm talking about those therrorists)?
Whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness in equality
What's going on with the world? why do people become so cruel? These questions worry me the whole time, but nobody nowadays can answer them...

current mood: depressed

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2005
9:58 am - a thought i'd wish to share

djproject
feel free to share this amongst the lj communities and your lj friends (don't do it beyond that).

http://djproject.livejournal.com/141531.html

current mood: contemplative

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2005
12:39 pm - Mocking Sept. 11

zaxwrit
It seems some folks feel Sept. 11 is fodder for jokes, and they will staunchly defend their decision to use it as such.

I'm referring to the headline in this post

http://www.livejournal.com/users/overheardnyc/832167.html

and the LJers who found it funny, and outright demanded others find the tragedy humorous. Especially the user named noctolatornoctolator.

I've tried to point out why the mass murder of thousands should not be used for amusement, to no avail. Perhaps a reader of this community can show them the error of their ways.

If not, thanks for your time.

x-posted

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Sunday, September 11th, 2005
7:44 am

lenabelle
In loving memory of Lt. Col. Dennis Johnson - In our hearts and minds forever.

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
12:44 pm - For all the children that have lost their Daddy or Mommy 9-11-01

army12babby03
For all the children that have lost their Daddy or Mommy in
the tragedy of 9-11. Always remember they will be in your hearts.

Her hair up in a pony tail,
her favorite dress tied with a bow
Today was Daddy's Day at school,
and she couldn't wait to go
But her mommy tried to tell her,
that she probably should stay home
Why the kids might not understand,
if she went to school alone.
But she was not afraid;
she knew just what to say
What to tell her classmates,
on the Daddy's Day
But still her mommy worried,
for her to face this day alone
And that was why once again,
she tried to keep her daughter home.
But the little girl went to school,
eager to tell them all
About a dad she never sees,
a dad who never calls
There were daddies along the wall in back for
everyone to meet
Children squirming impatiently,
anxious in their seats
One by one the teacher called,
a student from the class
to introduce their daddy
as seconds slowly passed.
At last the teacher called her name,
every child turned to stare
Each of them were searching,
for a man who wasn't there
"Where's her daddy at?"
she heard a boy call out
"She probably doesn't have one,"
another student dared to shout
And from somewhere near the back,
she heard a daddy say
"Looks like another deadbeat dad,
too busy to waste his day."
The words did not offend her,
as she smiled at her friends
And looked back at her teacher
who told her to begin.
And with hands behind her back,
slowly she began to speak
and out from the mouth of a child,
came words incredibly unique.
"My Daddy couldn't be here,
because he lives so far away.
But I know he wishes he could,
be with me on this day."
"And though you cannot meet him,
I wanted you to know
All about my Daddy,
And how much he loves me so."
"He loved to tell me stories,
he taught me to ride my bike.
He surprised me with pink roses
and taught me to fly a kite."
"We used to share fudge sundaes,
and ice cream in a cone.
and though you cannot see him,
I'm not standing here alone."
"Cause my Daddy's always with me,
even though we are far apart.
I know because he told me,
he'll forever be here in my heart."
With that her little hand reached up,
and lay across her chest
Feeling her own heartbeat,
beneath her favorite dress.
And from some where in the crowd of dads, her
mother stood in tears
Proudly watching her daughter,
who was wise beyond her years
For she stood up for the love,
of a man not in her life
doing what was best for her,
doing what was right.
And when she dropped her hand back down, staring
straight into the crowd
She finished with a voice so soft
but its message clear and loud.
" I love my Daddy very much,
he's my shining star,
and if he could he'd be here
but heavens much to far."
"but sometimes when I close my eyes,
it's like he never went away."
And then she closed her eyes,
and she saw him there that day.
And to her mother's amazement
she witnessed with surprise
A room full of Daddies and Children
all starting to close their eyes.
Who knows what they saw before them,
who knows what they felt inside
Perhaps for merely a second
they saw him at her side.
"I know you're with me Daddy,"
to the silence she called out
And what happened next made believers,
of those once filled with doubt
Not one in that room could explain it
for each of their eyes had been closed
but there placed on her desk
was a beautiful pink rose.
And a child was blessed, if only a moment, by the
love her shining bright star
and given the gift of believing that
Heaven is never to far.
For all the children that have lost their Daddy or Mommy in
the tragedy of 9-11. Always remember they will be in your hearts.

current mood: sad

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Monday, August 15th, 2005
10:59 pm

less_of_me_
My mom-mom created a few sweatshirts with her embroidery machine, in remembrance of 9/11.

I'm currently selling them on ebay, and 10% of the profits will go to the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund. I was going to put them at $5, but when I went to have the profits donated to the charity, it said that they would need a $10 minimum. I changed the price to $15 so at least $10 will go to the charity. I figure most sweatshirts are $20+, and at least 2/3 of this one goes to a good cause, so its worth it.

These are completely brand new and never before worn.

See them here.

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Thursday, July 7th, 2005
5:03 am

marymagdalene
Hi, my name is Eileen (people call me eisy) and my uncle Ray died on September 11th...He was a Lieutenant Firefighter who worked in Manhattan on 43rd I think. When they got the call, he was just getting off work and instead of going home, he went to the WTC to help.
He survived the first collapse. There is a photo taken by his partner (also killed) of him walking into the second building just before his death. It is an amazing photo and if I find it I will definitely post it. He had survived the first collapse and died in the second.
Since it was the 4th of July, I felt it was necessary to post this. My cousins still don't have their father. My aunt still is missing her husband. Years go by and He was so remarkable in everything. I remember going to Jones Beach with him and racing with him in the sand. I remember how brilliantly funny he was and how he would basically go back and forth with my other uncles, making jokes, always laughing. and he saved people. He was a hero long before 9/11, which made everyone so proud of him, especially my grandma who died the year before he did...I am glad she was not around when all of this happened because he and her were so so close. He once saved a mentally retarded kid from a fire that no one else would go into and earned a medal for his bravery.

The day of his funeral was the most incredible thing that I had ever been a part of, something I will never forget. Mayor Guiliani came and gave his condolences to our family, they closed off the entire FREEWAY so that his funeral procession could run through to the cemetary from the funeral home. It was absolutely amazing. People were standing in their doorways watching, children stood on the side of the road, saluting. Over 600 people attended---people who didn't even know him or my family came because they felt they had to be there. It was something I will always remember.

Here is a little snippet from the New York Times. I think that every firefighter who took part in 9/11 was a hero. The site has more articles on these extraordinary people.

http://www.bravestmemorial.com/html/members/murphy_raymond_lt_l016.html

I would just like everyone to say a word or a prayer for peace. It won't prevent tragedies like this from happening, but if we have peace in our hearts then we are all heroes.

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Thursday, March 17th, 2005
2:45 pm

mandabear86
Hi I am new to this community, but I would to add some essays that I wrote about September 11th. I was chosen to read an essay at the American Legion were I live for September 11th in 2003 and 2004. It was a great honor too be chosen to read my essays to the American Legion. This one is the one I read in 2004. I would like to hear any comments anyone may have.

A Year To Remember
By Amanda Chamberlin(me)

I look back and remeber the events that changed our lives. September 11, 2001, should never be forgotten. September 11th will always be a day of rememberance.

Two towers, the Pentagon, and the fourth plane that went down in Pennsylvania. Four attacks that have changed America forever. As I look back at what happened I remember most of all the shock. I never would have thought thatsomething as close to home as New York City would be attackedby terrorists. A terrorist attack in America was once only scenes from Hollywood movies. However, September 11, 2001 the United States of America was attacked by terrorists.

There is more to remember about the third anniverary of September 11 than shock and fear. We should always remember the bravery of our heroes: those who risked their lives to save others. Not only the police officers and fire fighters, but the people who tried to get their co-workers out before themselves. Also, remember the millions of people who made donations; whether clothing, food, time, or blood. As Americans, we came together to help our nation in a time of need.

As we recall the tradgedy of 9/11 we should remember everyone who died. And left behind families without grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, sisters, brothers, and so on. In my eyes I believe that every victim and releif worker is a true hero. A hero isn't someone with superpowers. A hero is a normal person like you and I. The true definition of a herois someone who sees humanity as more important than the individual. People who are willing to try to help other people in need. To me that type of person is a true hero.

When those people boared the planes, and went to work at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon they September 11, 2001 was just a normal day. These innocent Americans were in for an horrific surprise. In too many cases a deadly surprise. A surprise no one in the United States could ever imagine.

Was this just a horrible nightmare they would soon awaken from? Sadly, we all know the answer now.

All Americans should remember what happened this day three years ago. Remember our weaknesses, and also our strengths. Remember how our nation came together as one. Here we are today, September 11, 2004- At this time, in this hour, at this moment- were you ever more proud to be an American? September 11th a day to always remember.




When I find the one I wrote for 2003 I'll type it here too. Well I hope you all liked it!

current mood: creative

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Saturday, March 5th, 2005
5:15 pm - 9/11 Memorial

gregorysparr
Bill Maher, a political pundit, has mad waves in the past by saying that we should build a "Why They Hate Us" Pavillion in Washington D.C.

Basically, he thinks we should set up a walk-through memorial about what causes terrorism and why we're hated by these fanatics, so that we can know and understand why terrorism exists and just how to defeat it.

I was horrified by the 9/11 attacks, and I would've launched a war against al-Qaeda as well, but I do daresay that there's far more to why al-Qaeda hates us than just "freedom." I mean, I'm not a toddler, and no one here is, either.

We are greedy, and lazy, and we do step on people in other countries. That, of course, justifies not the murder of our people, but it is one of the things that has led to it. Resentment over the fact that they live in huts, and drive camels, while we eat our big macs and listen to songs about Bitches and Hoes.

I think our country needs to be better educated on the whys and hows of terrorism, of how it rises, and how to defeat it. (And, before anyone says, "ARE YOU SAYING WE SHOULDN'T FIGHT TERRORISTS LOL BUT GIVE THEM FOOD STAMPS INSTEAD?!?" I say, "No, but the way to defeat terrorism is to defeat the relatively small amount of terrorists, and warm over the large amount of good people in that part of the world through diplomacy and international aid.")

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2005
11:50 am - Anniversary

theprisoner6
Tell me,
what are we doing?

Charts, journals, symbols, and all the trappings of History
Moved back and forward
To assuage the moment
To render the wound latched again

That gaping hole in the Manhattan Skyline
Tooth for tooth
And how we smile crooked!

Gnashing gums
Bleeding colors of red and blue
But most of all, green
With "In God We Trust" emblazoned
On the soot-covered bodies

And tenderly with parcels,
We open our lives again.

Yet one item is unopened
Unaddressed,
The seal impossible to steam away ...

perhaps another bomb will save our eyes the trouble.

Copyright ©2005 William T. American

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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005
11:22 am

blackhailfire
Hello i was a senior in high school when 9/11 happened I was in my rotc class at the time. I had already planned on joining the USMC out of high school. I signed up the day after my 17 birthday on oct18 2001.


I remember.

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Saturday, February 26th, 2005
3:31 pm - My 9/11 Poem

ewan_mcgregor14

Hi I'm Becca and I'm new to this group. I have a big interst in September 11. I'm 15 now and I'm a freshman at OCHS in KY. When 9/11 happened I was in 6th grade. I've written things about 9/11 before but I thought this was my best that i've done. I wrote this a few months ago in my English class. It's called a backwards poem and I think you figure out why. It may help to stop every now and then and try to picture what's going on. Please tell me what you think of it. I worked quite hard on it b/c it means a lot to me. Here it is:

I Will Never Forget

The North Tower rebuilds itself,
floor after floor piling on top of each other.
The huge wall of smoke and dust travel backward toward the skyscraper.
Citizens run back to where they stood and watched the destruction.

The tower stands tall now, growing stronger every moment.
It bleeds smoke and fire.
The bodies rise from the ground and stand in their office,
waving for help!

More smoke and dust exit the streets.
Fire trucks, ambulances, and cop cars take shape,
 becoming clean and shiny.
The South tower is now forming and stands like its twin to the north.

More people gather in the streets,
standing, crying, and staring in disbelief.
Some on their cell phones talking with their loved ones,
being comforted.

Everyone looks away as there is an enormous explosion.
Debris floats up and the fire is extinguished as the plane exits the South Tower.
It flies back to the airport
and the terrorists quietly take their seats.

Time flies backward and finally the same happens to the North Tower.
The debris is no more as the boom dissipates and the jet glides out.
The gash is repaired.
Two towers now stand untouched as a beacon to the world.

Everyone on the planes and in the towers sit quietly, unknowingly,
carrying on with their business.
They believe they will be with their families again,
see their kids’ smiling faces at Christmas.

The sun rises on this crisp,
clear,
blue,
September 11th.

 



current mood: accomplished

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