Tuesday, September 11, 2007

9/11 Poll

I decided to try one of these newfangled poll thingys!!!  Wish me luck!!!



be well,


cherry2sweet2eat said...

i put no. Why i have a way of dealing with things like that for example i dont think about my brother so i wont be hurt upset and crying so i block things out its not healthy but thats how i do it.

rdautumnsage said...

I'm a New Yorker it's never far from my mind. (Hugs) Indigo

tenyearnap said...

No, but I think that Bush's lunacy crosses my mind frequently. --Cin

pharmolo said...

I put no there, Dawn. Of course it crossed my mind over the past week, but there is too much else, and I count myself fortunate that it was distant to me. The pain was there for me, I cannot imagine what it must be like for those directly affectly.

tendernoggle said...

I think it crosses most everybody's minds...even though we don't realize it...Omething as horrible as that which was done to our people, to our country...well...it will not soon be forgotten.
love ya,

eml625 said...

I think because I live in NY , I would answer yes. I have so many reminders each day.

Be well,

mosie1944 said...

It's hard to say, but I do think some days go by when I don't think about it.  Which I'm ashamed of, but that's how it is.

nightmaremom said...

I do... breaks my heart too

jckfrstross said...

yes everytime a terrisit(spellingis bad sorry) wondering what they will try next time. and yes i beieve there will be more sad so sad


princesssaurora said...

Thanks everyone, for your honesty.  I have a feeling that only those of us in the NYC metro area are reminded daily for one reason or another.  

be well,

toonguykc said...

"No", but the diminishment of our rights and the obscene loss of life in a winless war cross my mind many times.  :(


sunnyside46 said...

I think about it often, but not every day now. For a long time I did, though.

fisherkristina said...

I think about it VERY often.  But not every day.  Hmmm, maybe on second thought, I DO think about some aspect of 9/11 every day.  Maybe I should go change my NO vote to a YES vote.  Yes, now that I think about it, I do think about some aspect of 9/11 daily, or some influence it had on us.  I think about the Intelligence we are now using, because of 9/11.  This Intelligence and vigilince keeps terrorists at bay.  And I think and pray for our military often.  No matter what anybody thinks of the war in Iraq, it is important to support our troops.  I think of those who have given their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq.  I think of those who are keeping us safe around the world, including those in our own country, such as policemen.  Policemen work hard at events, all the way from our local football games to national and international events, working to ensure our safety as much as possible.  I also think sometimes about the family members of those who lost their lives in 9/11.  I can tell personal stories about why I am very close to that, but I won't, they are too sacred.  Okay, 9/11 has changed my life in many ways.  It has caused me to open my eyes a lot.  At first I was very nervous all the time, but now I know that I will NOT let some terrorists run my life.  And I will appreciate each day that God and those that help protect me give me.  

Thanks for a thought provoking question.  Do I have the longest answer, LOL?

Krissy :)

fisherkristina said...

Dawn, I just read comment #10 written by you.  I guess it sent a jolt through me that kind of hurt me.  What you wrote was kind of hard for me to read.  In my last comment I said I wouldn't tell any personal stories, but after reading your comment I guess I now will.  If I remember you correctly, you said something like only the people of the New York metro area would remember 9/11 daily.  That hurt me.  I wonder why you even said this.  I lived in Pennsylvania during 9/11 (I still do), and I cared immensely.

As a matter of fact, I was shocked and deeply troubled, for days, after 9/11.  Having said all that, I was shocked that you said "only those in the New York Metro area" will remember daily.  Honey, in case you don't remember, lives were lost around the country on 9/11.  Not just in the Twin Towers.  

Now comes the personal stories.  My brother almost died on 9/11.  He was at the Pentagon (where he worked) minutes before it was crashed into by one of the planes that day.  But Carl left to deliver some papers for his company.  He returned to hear that his friends were either dead or missing.  He was then put on detail for months (or was it a year or more?) to be part of the rescue and recovery team.  Looking for bodies.  He did not talk to us for several years.  He was very troubled, but wouldn't tell us why.  Well, it was pretty obvious why.  He refused to talk about ANYTHING in his life at that point.  He has not fully recovered yet.

Okay, I don't know how long we can make a comment, so I am going to continue this in the next comment.


fisherkristina said...

Okay, so like, this is comment three of my three part series.  Sorry I am hogging your journal!  Thanks for baring with me, Dawn.  And I just reread your comment(Comment 10 below) - you stated "I have a feeling" that only those in the New York Metro area think about 9/11 daily.  I am sorry I misquoted you.  You didn't say we didn't think about it, you said you "had a feeling we didn't".  Sorry if I am being so harsh.  This is all so important to me.  I am writing this b/c this subject is so very important to me.  Lives lost, terrorism, how safe we were then, how safe we are now, the preciousness of lives, etc...

Getting back to examples of this not being only about New York, as I stated earlier, I live in PA, very close to where another plane went down.  Have you heard of United 93?  You know, the one Todd Beamer was on?  He took the plane down so it couldn't go and attack anything else.  Well that was taken down near me.  But it isn't about me, is it?  It is about all of America.  We were ALL affected.  Because they were trying to destroy all of us.  

I don't know.  Not just America.  We are a global world right now.  Especially Great Britain has stood behind us.  I have seen at least one 9/11 tribute in a journal this year.  Can't remember if I have seen more.  

Okay, I have said my piece, LOL.  Thank you for posting a thoughtful and most interesting entry.

Love you, Dawn.

Krissy :)

plittle said...

  I think you may be reading something into Dawn's comment that was not intended. I think she merely meant to say that that in the NYC metro area have a daily reminder of 9/11 every time they look at the city. Dawn has only to look out her kitchen window to notice the gaping "hole in the world" (as I called it last year in my 9/11 entry - http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/entries/2006/09/10/weekend-assignment-remembering-september-11th/2084
  I'm sure she had no intention of belittling anyone else's memories of that day. However, as true as the old adage "time heals all wounds" may be, it heals them faster for those of us who don't have them picked at daily by an insistent visual reminder.

  And this is a bit off topic, but anyone in the world today that still believes that the presence of the US military in Iraq has anything at all to do with 9/11 is living in a fantasy world inside their own head.

fisherkristina said...

Dear Paul,

I understood where Dawn is coming from, however I still don't think that those who live in New York are the only ones who are reminded daily of 9/11.  

The fact that my brother is scarred emotionally for life is a reminder for him, and for my family, that 9/11 has effected us all.  

What happened at the Pentagon has effected those that were there in DC (and their families) no less than those in NY.  But geeze, Paul, this is not a contest, LOL.  Just wanted you to know, my brother and family don't need a loss of the beautiful monuments to remind us what the real loss was - the loss of life.  In NEW YORK, DC, and PA.

And I am sure Dawn knows that is what is really sad, as do you.  The loss of life.


valphish said...

I would have to say I think about it many times a week.  Every day?  Maybe not, but many times in a certain day, certainly, and sometimes most of the day certain days.  I have a brother who almost died.  I lost 15 pounds in 3 months, couldn't sleep during those months either.  I was traumatized.  Still am to an extent.  I live in PA very close to where Flight 93 went down and my brother worked in the area of the Pentagon that was hit.  If not for an assignment that carried him away minutes before the crash, he would have died.  He heard the crash.  He cleaned up bodies and debris.  He has been very suicidal since.  Very sad.   I also had a stepson that lived on the street of the Twin Towers and didn't know if he was okay for many months.  It was very hard for me.  I think that these things take months and years to heal and never really go away.  The world isn't the same now.  I'm Krissy's sister if you haven't figured it out already =).

princesssaurora said...

Although I absolutely hate this kind of debating stuff in my journal...

Let me clairfy for the record - I meant to say I guess people don't think about it DAILY unless directly affected by it like in the NYC Metro area (NYC, NY State, CT, NJ, and PA) the PA Shanksville area, and the DC Metro Area.  

When I said 'directly affected' I figured that would have covered it, but apparently not.  I was and am directly affected by it daily.  I see the skyline many times a week (as Paul noted), and my hubby still goes there daily, in fact he has jobs that he supervises on several of the damaged buildings from 9/11 that are still being rebuilt.  

I hope this ends these comments and everyone else takes it to email if they must.

I also hope everyone will remember this is MY journal, for my thoughts, feelings and opinions.

be well,