12/9 or 9/11

September 12, 2018

It was the 12th of September (12/9) in New Zealand, September 11(9/11) in the USA.

Whatever the date, it is one of a handful in living memory that most people will know and recall where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news of the terror attacks in the USA. .

I woke to hear my farmer saying “It’s falling.”

I thought he meant the share market until I opened my eyes and watched in horror as the planes flew into the towers, wondering if it was real.

It was and it changed the world.


Awakening

September 12, 2014

It’s September 12th here in New Zealand, but still the 11th in the USA where they are remembering the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Brian Andreas wrote this to honour and mark the tragedy.

awakening StoryPeople print by Brian Andreas

Awakening – ©2014 Brian Andreas – posted with permission.

There were so many deaths then and so many since in all corners of the world which reinforce the need for and wonder of arms grown strong with love.

 


9/11 ten years on

September 11, 2011

It was the morning of September 12th here 10 years ago, but still September 11th in the United States,  when we woke to the sight and sound of planes crashing into the World Trade Centre.

As the day wore on we learned a third plane crashed into the Pentagon and another crashed in  Pennsylvania.

Ten years on we remember the people who died, the people who survived with horrific injuries and the people who acted with heroism to help others.

The best way to honour them is to celebrate freedom and live freely. These are things we usually take for granted and they are concepts the people who led and took part in the attacks and their ilk didn’t and don’t understand.

Keeping Stock posts a documentary on the attacks and the aftermath.

Liberty Scott says 9/11 was an attack on modernity.

Whaleoil reminds us that while most people were running out, people from the emergency services were running in.


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