Sept.11: What Do You Think?

Has the day's significance faded for you?

Those who were adults on Sept. 11, 2001 will never forget the day's horrors, the deeply blue skies turned to smoke and ash as buildings burned and collapsed.

And young children exposed to the relentless rebroadcasts of the jets hitting the Twin Towers won't easily erase those memories, either.

Numerous commemorations are planned across Long Island Tuesday but many seem muted by comparison to those of previous years, perhaps restrained by both the realities of weekday schedules and the passage of time.

But for some Huntington residents the pain remains as they find themselves coping each day with personal losses. Others regularly pass the town street signs or parks displaying names that remind us all of who was lost that day.

While some mourn in public commemorations, other residents say they will not watch TV, to avoid the reminders and the repetition of the terror.

What do you think? How do you think of that day? And will you attend a service or join in a volunteer effort?

Please tell us in the comments.

Turtle September 11, 2012 at 11:43 AM
I watched the towers fall on 9/11 from my office window across the Hudson in Jersey City, NJ. I can never erase those images from my memory. I did not know at the time that our friend, and fellow Marist College alumni, Vinny Kane, FDNY, was in the towers helping people. I later found out that evening that Vinny was among the missing. God bless Vinny and all those who lost their lives on that day. WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
Lisa Verber Kerr September 11, 2012 at 01:05 PM
It is impossible to forget. I try to keep busy on Sept 11th each year because when I think about it I get chills. But driving to work in the morning is so quiet that I remember all the colleagues that were lost from my previous employer and my current employer at that time. Then I think about how my life would be so different if me or my fiancee had perished that day. We are married 10 years now with two beautiful kids. They wouldn't be here if things had played out differently for us that day. On Sept. 11th I pray for all the friends who lost loved ones.
John Fay September 11, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Semper fidelis
Laura September 11, 2012 at 05:37 PM
My father was in WW2. I know and support may vets from the Gulf war to the war in Iraq. 911 is the day we should forget freedom is no free. If you a vet thank him for his 365 days this year. Pray for all who died. Thank the firemen, policeman all those who helped others in need. We are all great Americans today and every day.
Diane Schaber September 11, 2012 at 09:26 PM
I remember before 9-11 wondering how people lived their lives with the daily threat of terrorism, suicide bombers etc. Now, we know Yes, I still look up when the planes are flying lower than normal, I pay attention to what is happening around me, I mourn daily the thousands lost that day. Since then, I have volunteered with the Red Cross and Voices of Sept 11 (a family group of survivors), and have been "on site" many times and applaud the new construction. Our country was united then,we need to be again united. Yes, it has changed my life forever, my heart breaks that MY COUNTY was attacked. The signifigance of that day will NEVER fade. NEVER FORGET, ALWAYS REMEMBER!


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