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September 11th | September 11th

sarah-cotchaleovitch's picture
Sep.11.2013
If we don't do it any other time, every year when September 11th rolls around, those of us who were around in 2001 reflect on where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news. My calendar calls it "Patriot Day." Others refer to it as "Remembrance Day." And it is good, therapeutic even,...
eva-lesko-natiello's picture
Sep.14.2012
This year, I allowed myself not to watch the Twin Towers come down. It was the first year since 2001 that I didn’t watch the reruns of that horrific morning. In years past, if I caught a glimpse of it on tv while passing through my family room or flipping through the channels, I’d sit down and...
rita-schiano's picture
Sep.08.2011
It was about 7:15 a.m. Mountain Standard Time when the phone rang that Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2001. We were packing our suitcases, preparing for the second leg of our Colorado vacation. Suddenly, a cry rang out from upstairs. "Turn the television on! Hurry! Something horrible is happening...
srisuda-hongthai's picture
Aug.02.2011
We are fast approaching the 10th year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and aside from wondering how it almost seems like yesterday, there is another train of thoughts that runs though my mind.  I wonder how many people's religion changed on that day?  Or maybe it is better to ask, how...
ron-starbuck's picture
May.14.2011
  "I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure." - Mark Twain   Perhaps this quote by Mark Twain sums up what some people may have honestly felt with the news of Osama bin Laden's death.  "With pleasure" is too strong a phrase to...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Sep.11.2010
Today of all days, I tell myself that I should write.  In my mind I hear myself, using the words I used to say to my raging three year old, so many years ago. “Use your words” but still nothing seems to come close to the storm of emotions that have paralyzed both my mind and body.  As our country...
sean-arbabi's picture
Sep.12.2009
Today, on the eighth anniversary of 9/11, many channels ran specials, some of which I DVR'ed. After watching one tonight, taped in 2002, interviewing photographers who captured images that day, watching unbelievable images documented that day, I felt compelled to write something - if not to honor...
mariette-ana-papic's picture
Sep.10.2009
So here it is, 2009. It is not a Tuesday with the clearest warm and welcoming sky. I woke up and listened to the AM radio. I heard there was a fire. I called my friend, tried to tell her to get out. I never reached her, but she got out. Most of the people I know did get out and a few did not. Of...