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9-11 Thirty-two Names Added to WTC Memorial Wall - 16 years ago today, where were you ?

By BayAreaObserver following x   2017 Sep 11, 7:13am 476 views   18 comments   watch   quote     share  


The New York Fire Department (FDNY) and family members added the names of 32 departmental members who died of illnesses related to their work in the rescue and recovery effort at the World Trade Center on 9/11 to the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall. The ceremony took place Sept. 7 at FDNY Headquarters in Brooklyn.

As a result, the wall now bears the names of 159 individuals who have died of those illnesses.

"The members we honor on our World Trade Center Memorial Wall worked tirelessly in support of the rescue and recovery efforts of the 343 heroes and thousands of innocent victims killed on September 11th," said Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro. "The 32 members we remember this year were without question brave – they were dedicated and compassionate – and they performed their duties, selflessly, and courageously."

https://ohsonline.com/articles/2017/09/11/thirty-two-names-added-to-wtc-memorial-wall.aspx?admgarea=ht.EmergencyResponse
Related: September 11 photos that are still hard to view.

In the 9/11 Museum, there is a part of the exhibition behind a wall. The images there are still hard to see. Warning: Confronting.

Behind the wall is a gallery of photographs playing on a loop.

They remain the most shocking images of that day’s horrors. They are so confronting that newspapers, such as The New York Times, received a barrage of complaints for publishing them. Even today, the images are rarely seen in the US.

According to New York magazine, the photographs “have been rendered taboo, vilified as an insult to the dead and an unbearably brutal shock to the living”.

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/september-11-photos-that-are-still-hard-to-view/news-story/74c57d8883a240c95e6779c0de0c24be
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1 HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Sep 11, 8:13am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

In Republican controlled America.
9/11 was photo shopped,it never happened
with these Patriots in control.
DIE! Republicans!
Republicans,DIE!
2 P N Dr Lo R   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 11, 8:41am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

I was on the 5th floor in the east building of the Twin Towers--on Mockingbird Lane in Dallas working my second temp job at Sprint Sites USA where they leased sites then built and equipped cell towers.

http://www.caddoholdings.com/property/mockingbird-towers/

The first plane had just hit and the first thing I thought of was the air-liner that hit the Empire State Building in 1946 and how odd that something like that happened again, then the second plane hit and that's all we did for the rest of the day was watch the thing unfold.
4 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 11, 1:33pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

I was at home, watching in horror as the towers came down.
That is when I started hating Islam, and calling for it's demise. I have never trusted religious Muslims since.
I visited NY a few years later, and the first thing we did was to go to the site of the WTC and pay our respects.
5 errc   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 11, 2:04pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

I was ~100 air miles away at University. My roommate woke us up and said "hey I think we're under attack "

They cancelled classes for the rest of the week, so we raged hard for days.
6 BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 11, 2:33pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

That morning I got up early and was doing a quick news scan in my office (had a home office at that time) and saw a one line item about a plane hitting the World Trade Center but nothing else. When I could not find anymore information I went downstairs and turned on the TV in time to see the second plane hit the second tower.

Also had some houseguests from Asia and I woke them up and they got down in time to see the Pentagon get hit. They were having to send messages back home to let their families know they were okay. Something they will never forget nor myself.
7 anonymous   ignore (5)   2017 Sep 11, 2:37pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

I was watching on TV when my wife called to say she saw a plane go by her building - disappear round the corner - and now "the pentagon is on fire".

I remember distinctly sitting in my backyard watching fighter jets scream overhead and black smoke billowed from a few miles away. We had only recently bought our house - at what was then clearly bubble prices - and I remember thinking how the world has now changed and I made a huge mistake buying. Little did I know that prices were going to go up up and away from there - never to return.
8 Rin   ignore (7)   2017 Sep 11, 2:41pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

I was at the car inspection along with an oil change.
9 TwoScoopsMcGee   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 11, 2:53pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

My phone wouldn't stop ringing so I finally woke up (worked the night shift) to pick it up. Everybody was telling me a plane had hit the WTC. I turned on the TV and saw the second plane hit.
10 anonymous   ignore (5)   2017 Sep 11, 7:46pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

I was at the office - not realizing what had happened I was pissed that the Internet had gone down (again)... then a coworker mentioned a plane had hit the WTC but for a few minutes we assumed it was a small prop plane. Then somone turned on the radio. The rest as they say is history.

I remember the pit in my stomach when the first tower fell somehow knowing the second one would not hold up. I remember the fear of not knowing how widespread the attack was as it played out in real time. And mostly I remember the surellaism of knowing in the moment that the world would never be the same.


Ironically I am on a plane traveling today. Most of the news is hurricane irma. Security seemed normal. Seems we've started to forget.

For a breif moment tragedy united us. How quickly we've fallen.
11 errc   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 11, 7:54pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

For a breif moment tragedy united us. How quickly we've fallen

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I know, right?

THANKS A LOT LIBRULS!!
12 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 11, 7:56pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

BayAreaObserver says
9-11 Thirty-two Names Added to WTC Memorial Wall - 16 years ago today, where were you ?


I know where many Muslims were. They were celebrating the end of America.
My son was just 5 years old at the time, and I used to drop him off at his school. There was a Muslim lady I kept running into who would drop off her kids at the same time, to which I never gave much thought. After 911 she started wearing a hijab, and I instantly knew she was a terrorist supporter.
If a Muslim becomes religious after 911, starts to wear a hijab, or names their children "Osama" you know they are either terrorists, or terrorist supporters.
13 Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 11, 8:23pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

I went in to work at usual, at Charles Schwab in SF at the time. After arriving, the VP in charge just told us all to go home. Not wanting to go back home right away, I just rode my bike along the waterfront all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge, where there were heavily armed National Guard people turning everyone away. So I went home. I remember how peaceful it was with no planes in the sky at all. You forget about airplane noise when it's constant, and notice it when it's absent.

Of course rich Saudis were allowed to fly out of the country though no one else was allowed to fly. The press never really covered the story of how the Saudis got away with mass murder of Americans. All of their assets should be expropriated and distributed evenly to every American. Their trillion in US assets would come out to a check for about $3,000 to every US citizen. Maybe that's something we can all agree on.
14 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 11, 9:12pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Patrick says
Of course rich Saudis were allowed to fly out of the country though no one else was allowed to fly. The press never really covered the story of how the Saudis got away with mass murder of Americans. All of their assets should be expropriated and distributed evenly to every American. Their trillion in US assets would come out to a check for about $3,000 to every US citizen. Maybe that's something we can all agree on.


Those fucking Wahabis have cost us a lot more than a $trillion. They will never be able to pay us back because these useless fanatics can't produce anything of value. How much grey matter and skills can you get from people who aren't much more intelligent than their goats?
We are doomed to support these people after their oil is worthless, just wait and see.
15 BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 12, 3:22am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

@errc -You hit the nail on the head !

What transpired after the attacks was one of the great tragedies of our time in terms of squandered opportunities.

Instead of keeping the country together we got into more stupidity in the Middle East and beyond and it continues to this day.

@Strategist - The Wahabis may have been driving the planes however our leaders made the decisions to engage in winless wars in the Middle East and beyond that we could not afford in the first place while simultaneously cutting taxes and telling the American people oil revenue would pay for the wars.

Instead of using elite teams to take out who needed taking out, we opened a Pandora's Box of ongoing and never ending problems that were for lack of better words "unforeseen or unintended consequences" of our actions even though what has followed was accurately predicted but no one in the seats of power listened.
16 HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Sep 12, 9:15am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Bush & Republicans sat on their asses & did nothing in advance or during Saudi Arabia's act of war.
17 just_passing_through   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 12, 6:44pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

I was at home and saw it on the interwebs and I drank a cup of Joe my GF made me before she left for work. When I got to work nearly everyone was freaked out. I went into the restroom and two guys were happily celebrating but toned it down entirely when I walked in. If I had to guess I'd say they were Pakistani. The next year I worked there I had stare downs with one of those guys in the parking lot whenever we both pulled in at the same time. I never did anything. Needed the job badly and it was early in my career. Always wanted to pop him though.

Seriously, in the restroom it was if their team just won the world cup or something.
18 Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 12, 7:02pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

just_passing_through says
I was at home and saw it on the interwebs and I drank a cup of Joe my GF made me before she left for work. When I got to work nearly everyone was freaked out. I went into the restroom and two guys were happily celebrating but toned it down entirely when I walked in. If I had to guess I'd say they were Pakistani. The next year I worked there I had stare downs with one of those guys in the parking lot whenever we both pulled in at the same time. I never did anything. Needed the job badly and it was early in my career. Always wanted to pop him though.

Seriously, in the restroom it was if their team just won the world cup or something.


Muslims all over the world celebrated. If something bad happens to the US, they start thinking Allah is finally destroying their enemy.
I have an ex neighbor, an atheist Iranian I am still in touch with, told me last month that when he goes to Iran, regular people who realize he is an American citizen, first curse out America, and then they want his help to immigrate to the US. We were both laughing hysterically.

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