As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

I Remember Them . . .

I know you do too.

To anyone who lost a loved one that day, or a friend, or a colleague, my heartfelt wishes that time has made it easier for you.

God Bless America.

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48 Responses to I Remember Them . . .

  1. I wish you’d pick a more generic photo Keith. This one is too traumatic to look at, knowing those people, perched, were praying before their ultimate death.

    God Bless every one of them.

        • Dear 65andcounting. . .we are so sorry for your loss and the pain you must be feeling. . .our thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend and all those who died on 9/11/01

      • Our innocence as a nation was lost that day but for a brief time we rediscovered our unity.

        May God grant eternal rest to those we lost that day, peace to their families and let us never forget that we are “ONE NATION, UNDER GOD”.

    • No disrespect intended with this, but there is nothing GENERIC about what happened. Maybe folks like yourself really need to see something “up close and personal” about this tragedy instead of what you’ve been “fed”

      I’m a retired paramedic and even though I wasn’t there my heart still goes out to the families who suffered the loss of a loved one, both civilian and my 343 “brothers and sisters”

  2. God Bless the souls who were killed on 9/11. . .

    God Bless their families and friends who live with their loss everyday. . .

    God Bless our military who sacrifices their lives to keep us free. . .

    God Bless America. . .as we will always be. . .One Nation Under God. . .because . . .In God We Trust!

  3. Keep in mind that Bill Clinton was offered Bin Laden on a silver platter three times.
    Clinton said that they could not take him out because he was surrounded by civilians.
    3000 civilians ?
    I am sick of how they elevate Clinton as some kind of god.
    Same with Ted Kennedy.
    They will do, and have done the same with Obama.

    • AFVET – I’ve *never* forgotten. Not to be over-looked either is that Hillary continues the incredibly horrid policies of her husband in the State Dept.

    • When I tell people I served in the US Military everyone asks if Ive been to Afghanistan/Iraq.
      I hang my head in shame and say “No…I served in the late 1990s under Clinton, when no one cared about the US Military…”

      • We’re proud of your service Langley and so should you be. I’m sure you didn’t choose to serve under the “Philanderer-In-Chief”, but serve you did. I served under Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter and am proud to say I retired on President Ronald Reagan’s watch. Quite a mixed bag of leadership there but neither your nor my service was more or less honorable based on the quality of the C-in-C(s) we served under.

    • I agree…as jarring as that photo is, we can never forget that day.

      Saw an AP piece this morning where they implied that maybe it’s time to “move on”…

      “Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday in familiar but subdued ceremonies that put grieving families ahead of politicians and suggested it’s time to move on after a decade of remembrance.”

      I totally disagree.

  4. We took our 3 kids to the Pentagon & to the NY 9-11 memorials this summer (we live in Oregon). Both were very moving and though-provoking memorials. Our oldest was only 3 at the time so it was important for us to teach them about what transpired 11 years ago today. After having been to the sites, we all walked away with a deeper appreciation of what happened and the multitude of heroes lost that day but can’t help but have dueling feelings of respect for those who lost their lives and were trying to assist others or mitigate the situation as best they could and just feeling pissed as hell that this happened in the first place and for the people who did this or justified, excused, or condoned this terrorism.

  5. So far, I have never had the deal with the reality that my life is seconds or minutes away from being over, that death is inevitable. Those who chose to jump to their deaths, not as suicide, but as the alternative to being burned alive, is beyond our understanding.

    I remember the dozens of funerals for the first responders who died because they ran to the danger in hopes of saving others. Mayor Guiliani’s face reflecting the shock and grief he experienced while trying to keep the people of NYC from a panicked response is another memory.
    I also remember the American flag being displayed everywhere, on cars and trucks, along residential streets, flying from the roofs of every business, t-shirts and caps.

  6. A friend of mine is a manager with the NYC utility company, Con Edison. Of course, he was rushed to the site on 9/11. He told me how he spoke with a NYFD Chief and asked how many people he thought were lost. The Chief reached down and picked up a handful of dust/ashes. “Here, count them yourself” and then walked away after he scattered them.

  7. I sadly remember watching the gut wrenching images in the picture as horrible
    as they are they serve an important point for me. When I hear those bleeding
    hearts who want to close Gitmo or complain about torture Ithink to myself
    when you can get that image out of my head or imagine the sheer terror of those who were on the planes knowing what was about to happen and saying
    their goodbyes one was a young college girl saying I love you to her mom.
    When you can erase the pain that brought to so many families then talk to me
    about the ones who perpetrated these acts and how we treat them no comparrison. God bless the families and we will never forget.

  8. Those who lost their lives, those who helped others, and all of the family members and friends of those who were murdered in this horrific war against humanity itself will never be forgotten. Remembering a day unlike any other in American history with its unprovoked barbaric attack on human beings, is painful and humbling at the same time. It was a day of terror, pain, anguish, sadness, unbelief, and one of love, true compassion, heroic acts and the melding of hearts of the truly human. I pray for all of them and for all of mankind.

  9. Honestly, when I first looked at this picture, I did not know what I was looking at – I had never seen it before. When I realized what it represented it was gut wrenching to think about what must have been going through the minds of those people.
    God bless them and their families. We must never forget 9/11 or give in on the fight to eliminate our enemies.

  10. Pray for those that lived, for the families of those who did not, those that fight and die to forestall another such attack, and for those who answer the call everywhere when these atrocities take place.

    Most of all, pray that we as a country never forget these people, heroes and victims, who were taken from us so senselessly.

    Pray even for the strength to forgive those who brought this upon us. This is the hardest of all, but it’s important for us to be able to do it for our souls, lest we become like them.

    God Bless America.

  11. Unspeakable horror. We will never forget, nor should we. My heart goes out to all of the victims and their families – words are inadequate.

    I tried to watch the ceremony this morning but kept thinking back to Sept. ’08 when Obama and the McCains attended the Ground Zero ceremony. Michelle was not in attendance – she was home in Chicago because she had no one to take care of her children! Candidate Obama
    looked like he didn’t exactly want to be there either…as seen in this video:

    http://scottthong.wordpress.com/2008/09/12/obama-irreverently-flings-rose-at-ground-zero/

  12. A disturbing… but True photo.

    Ive watched the movie/documentary “9/11″… and that photo reminds me of that. (the scenes in the lobby of WTC when the FDNY firefighters all started looking around when they heard thumps-crashes outside…)

  13. God bless them all. Never forget. Especially on 9/11/12 when the US Embassy in Cairo was stormed and a black flag raised during the administration of Barack Obama. God watch over those US Embassy Marines.

      • And the embassy’s response:

        The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others

        Really? Hurt their feelings…WTF?

          • History 101….Chamberlain WAS a naive fool just like our little “Weed in Chief”…..Took a bulldog like Churchill to pull them out of the “soup”….Wonder what it’ll take to undo the damage that little Barack has done?

          • You know…maybe you’re right. Neville Chamberlain had the best of intentions….just truted the wrong person. Obama has “ulterior motives” and brings on board the worst of persons…..

          • This is Obama, what do you think happened?

            He APOLOGIZED. To THEM. For US.

            “U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Incitement
            September 11, 2012

            The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others”

            http://egypt.usembassy.gov/pr091112.html

          • Typical Obama…the “Closet Muslim”. Him standing there this morning with his shameful “speech” with “Witch Hazel” by his side. 4 more years of this???….I think not.

  14. For those of you who do not know the Tri State area, the northern section of RT 17 in NJ has a great view of lower Manhattan. That day, all you could see was a column of smoke. I heard that night that all the gas stations along RT 17 were closed by the police. I thought at the time it was for fear of Molotov cocktails, etc. No. Seems the predominantly Muslim employees/owners of the stations were cheering when they saw the Towers hit, dancing. The police closed the stations to prevent the employees from being attacked by local residents.

    I’m not a racist. If I dislike you, its because of YOU not what religion you are. That said, how else do you expect people to react when you see a celebration of 3000 deaths?

  15. I was living overseas with my husband at the time of 911. We felt so disconnected and wanted to come back to America. I can’t forget. I won’t forget. Prayers. Always.