• Today is the anniversary of 911. Almost everyone can remember what they were doing like it was yesterday.

    Asked by GregP_WN on Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    Today is the anniversary of 911. Almost everyone can remember what they were doing like it was yesterday.

    If we learn nothing more from this tragedy we should learn that we need to enjoy life, take it all in, let nothing pass us by that we want, and tomorrow is not promised. Having cancer and getting close to the edge of life and coming back from it is very similar. Do you see any similarities?

    12 Answers from the Community

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    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      I remember that within 24 hours of the Trade Center, my Fire Department started driving a new fire truck to NYC. That fire truck was left in NYC. We have fire fighters here that are dying from that, most joined NYC fire houses til it was time to come home. It was a time that we worked together.

      What many of you don't know is that Sept. 11, is the Day of the San Patricios. They are Latino and Irish firemen in South America, Mexico, here, NYC, San Francisco, Miami, and Ireland---they set aside their parades and parties and went to help.

      5 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      meyati, going to NY from NM—how caring and compassionate they were (well, firefighters are The Best). And now some are adding their numbers to those murdered during 9/11.

      1 day ago
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      meyati

      LA and San Francisco Denver- other western cities drove while the rest of the crew flew-as did the extra men here. Fire men from all over joined NYFD until NYC could rebuild. My city paid the FM their regular wages, and sent new men for further shifts. We were short handed, but NYC lost whole crews-some fire houses lost Everyone. It's nice to be in such a compassionate city

      1 day ago

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