Thursday, September 11, 2008

Please take a moment to remember

Please pause today to remember what happened seven years ago today in New York City and Washington DC. and may we never forget how we as a nation felt that day.


-Doc

11 comments:

Doc said...

Moment of silence to be observed nationally at 8:46 am.

Bina said...

This pictures stills scares me to death, and now I think it's worse, cause I KNOW what's going to happen.

micky-t said...

I watched this scene from a room in Sicily, as we stood there dripping water after a dip in the sea.
We had just, walked into the room!

Doc said...

Observing the Moment of Silence here in my office

leapofaith said...

My eyes filled up with tears and I got chills just looking at this picture...

I pray for all those we lost and the family and friends left behind. May God bless and comfort each and every one of you...

Sis Chris said...

Maybe you could post a different photo - like maybe a peace sign.

Knight said...

I have a feeling it's going to be a long day.

Disaster Chick said...

We had several large commercial jets land in Garden City, Kansas. It is a smaller community known for feedlots and meat packing plants. The Emergency Manager during 9/11 retired the first time from my agency and we often talked. He had a couple of good stories I'll share with you.

Story 1:
People were having to stay in the high school gym because there were not enough hotel rooms.

One guy from NYC knew they would be there for while. He decides to rent a car and drive around SW Kansas. When would be ever be there again? Besides, he really didn't want to hang out in the gym all day.

He's out in the county and spots a combine. Never seeing one before he gets the farmer to pull over, and he learns about what it does. He then drives on.

Finds a bunch of cattle, and meets up with a guy who doesn't speak English. They manage to communicate enough that he is taken to the site manager. He ends up getting a tour of a feed lot on a horse.

He was very impressed with the new things that he had learned and the hospitality of Kansans during his stay that the next summer he brough his family to Garden City, Kansas so they could experience what he did.

Disaster Chick said...

Story #2:

People that had landed wanted to call their families and let them know where they were and that they were okay.

There was a guy from Scotland that could not reach anyone at home. I'm not sure if we had problems with an international connection. If there were just so many people on the phone that day or what.

At the Emergency Operations Center there was a HAM Radio Operator that heard about this and got on the radio to get someone in Scotland to relay word to the family that this Scottish guy was okay.

He ended up reaching someone 30 miles from this guy's family. The HAM Operator goes to the gym to get the Scottish guy and the Scottish HAM drives to see if he can get this guys family.

They come back and the Scottish guy got to talk to his family.

HAM/Amature Radio Operators are a dying breed, but so many times in disaster situations they can get communication out when other methods fail.

I thought these were some nice stories that showed how kind we can be as humans. Even in bad scenarios we need to look for the positives.

Dianne said...

thank you doc for marking the moment. hugs to all.

Peace.

Aunt Becky said...

*sighs*

I will never, ever forget.