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Saturday, September 7, 2019

The Aftermath of September 11 Continues


by Barbara Latta

September 11, 2001 changed America.
Pentagon Memorial

That day changed life for thousands of people.

Loved ones were lost and families will never be the same.

Children were born that will never know their fathers.

2,763 people died at the Twin Towers.
189 died at the Pentagon and 44 at a field in Pennsylvania.

But people are still dying because of this tragedy.

First responders, clean-up crews and those who lived and worked nearby were affected by the dust and debris that remained in the area for months. As of June 2016, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s World Trade Center Health Program had enrolled over 5,400 people who had been diagnosed with cancers linked to the 9/11 attacks. More than 12,000 have related mental health issues and over 32,000 have been diagnosed with respiratory or digestive disorders.

Remembrance of those who died at the Pentagon
Our military forces continue to fight with costly consequences in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As we recognize Patriot’s Day this week, may we remember why we fight against terrorism.

All we need to do is look at the numbers—because each one represents a life.

If you have a remembrance of 9/11, please feel free to share.

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13 comments:

  1. I had flown into Boston's Logan airport the night before. Arrived at office early to prepare for negotiations with China Unicom for a new wireless telecommunications system the startup technology company I was working for had developed. I couldn't understand why my Program Manager and other key team members had not arrived yet. Slowly, as the news started trickling in, I began to pray. Pray that my family back in Chicago was safe. Pray that our nation responded. And even though I knew my military service days were far behind me, I was prepared to "ruck up", "hook up", and "stand in the door" once again to protect my nation. I don't live in fear, but I stand ready to this day to defend my liberty and freedom and protect my "family."

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    1. J.D., thank you for your service to our country and your loyalty to stand and keep us safe! Thanks for stopping by. Blessings!

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  2. Like many of us, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I first heard the news of the attack on 9/11. Thank you for your inspiring message. I pray we will never forget the sacrifices made that day and since then as we continue to strive for peace in our world.

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    1. I remember where I was too. My husband was a Naval Reservist on active duty in Saudi Arabia. None of us knew what was happening and until I heard from him I was frantic. That day changed us and I hope we are changed to be more aware of the evil we need to fight and remember we do not fight against flesh and blood. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings!

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  3. My husband was serving as a Lt.JG in Norfolk at the time. He was safe, but so many lives were lost. Thank you to all of the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives and health for others.

    Peace and grace,
    Tammy

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    1. Thank your husband for his service. And yes we thank those who sacrificed for the good of others. May we continue to stand as a nation to uphold the tenets of truth and righteousness. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

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  5. It's a day none of us will ever forget. That day and even the weeks that followed are still crystal clear in my memory. It forever changed me as an individual and our country as a nation.

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    1. Yes it did change us in many ways. That's why it's so important we don't forget the tragedy of that day. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

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  6. This post broke my heart. Thank you for this reminder. When we say, "Never Forget," that must include the people who are still suffering.

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    1. Yes we don't realize that the cost keeps rising even today. Those who were willing to go into that mess and work are still paying a heavy price. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings!

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  7. Thank you for the statistics and reminder. Yes, I remember on 9/11/2001 returning from an early morning prayer group when I turned on the TV. I kept my two older children from school that day.

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    1. I was at a prayer group also when the church secretary came and made the announcement. Since my husband overseas I ran home in case he was able to contact me. It was a scary day for all of us. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings!

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