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    My Name is Mathew. I am 9 years old. I am in fourth grade. I am so sorry this happened to you. We are thinking of you in class. Hope you feel better. You are strong and brave.
Mathew - submitted from: Washington DC United States on 9/21/2016 2:28:14 PM
    Dear Family
My name is Ellis
I am 9 years Old. I am in fourth grade. I am sorry this happened. Hope you feel much better.
from Ellis - submitted from: Washington DC United States on 9/21/2016 2:25:38 PM
    Hello my name is Vicky. I am 8 age old. I am in 3rd grade. I am sorry that this happened. We are thinking of you in class. I hope you feel better. You are very brave and strong.
Vicky - submitted from: Washington DC United States on 9/21/2016 2:20:35 PM
    Dear Family
I am sorry that your husband almost died about the tower. your husband is brave and strong. Sincerely Luz. Age 10. Grade 4 - submitted from: Washington DC United States on 9/21/2016 2:18:16 PM
    I am sorry for You. I am 10 years old. I am in 4th Grade. We will try to help you. You are brave. I hope you feel better. I feel sorry and sad for you. I hope if you see this you will be happy. Nicole - submitted from: Washington DC United States on 9/21/2016 2:15:56 PM
    Hello my name is MinNie. I am 9 years old. I am in 4th Grade. I am sorry that this happened. We are thinking of you in class/I hope you feel better. You are strong and brave. MinNie - submitted from: Washington DC United States on 9/21/2016 2:12:40 PM
    I am sorry that this happened, we are thinking of you in class. I hope you feel better. You are strong and brave.
David - submitted from: Washington DC United States on 9/21/2016 2:09:39 PM
    Hi My Name is Haoshen, I am 9 years old and I am in 4th Grade. I am sorry that this happened to you. We are thinking of you in class. I hope you feel better. You are very strong and brave Haoshen - submitted from: Washington DC United States on 9/21/2016 2:05:02 PM
    I am really sorry that what happen. My name is Ivan, I am 8 years old. I am in 3rd grade. - submitted from: Washington DC United States on 9/21/2016 1:47:29 PM
    I'm sorry for what happened to your family on 9/11. I am thinking of you today and praying for you. I care about you, I am sad that you lost someone in your family. Jesus loves you so much! (Madison 5 years old wanted to write something to the families after learning about 9/11) - submitted from: Red Bluff CA United States on 9/11/2015 1:16:57 PM
    Since 9/11 noting has been the same, everyone looks at life differently, It hard to say something to the families of the victum when you have no idea what they're going through and how no they've learn how to live with it. Everyone has a story, Never stop listening - submitted from: Mundelein IL United States on 9/11/2015 7:47:59 AM
    Not everyone survived that day, which is sad. so many families lost someone special. there wasnt much survivors. But may god be with you - submitted from: Mundelein IL United States on 9/11/2015 7:47:47 AM
    On this day, 14 years ago america lost many american citizens. To the families of the victims should know that their loved ones are truly brave and strong people if they survived or if they didn't. - submitted from: Mundelien IL United States on 9/11/2015 7:46:30 AM
    This is really sad of what happen in September 11 2001 i fell bad for all the family member because they lost there friends/family - submitted from: chicago IL United States on 9/11/2015 7:46:14 AM
    Four planes were taken over by a group called al-Qaeda and crashed them the first plane crashed in the world trade center. The second plane crash in the south tower and the three plane when into the pentagon. The fourth place was going to crash into a building but the people on the place make it crash in a field in pennsylvania. - submitted from: IL United States on 9/11/2015 7:45:53 AM
    I'm sorry for this. Sorry to all the families that lost there love ones. - submitted from: mundelein IL United States on 9/11/2015 7:45:51 AM
    I was 8 or 9 when the events of 9/11 took place, I don't remember much of that day. I am thankful for everyone in America who pulled together and helped strangers. I was in my home and my parents were hugging me and holding me. I didn't know why. America needs to stand together not just in times of turmoil, but in times of happiness as well. We have fallen off the beaten path of being good people. This day should be a marker for that. I'm thankful for all who faught to get people out, the NYCFD, the NYCPD, even good Samaritans. Thank you. - submitted from: Notus ID United States on 9/11/2015 7:32:10 AM
    To all those lost on the tragic day of 9/11, your thoughts are in our prayers, may God be with you all, may all who died that faitfull day be remembered in our hearts. - submitted from: United States on 9/11/2012 11:44:35 AM
    Yesterday I performed an original song that I released on 9/11 2002.
It's a Tribute to 9/11.
I'm sharing it with you today to hopefully encourage all who listen. Feel free to share.
Stand United by: Tom Rea (YouTube Video)
Here is the audio and lyrics;
God Bless! - submitted from: Warren MI USA on 9/10/2012 6:06:25 PM
Looking at this page for doing a journalism project (I'm doing it on 20/20's 9/11 memorial), I came across this website. I know it's a little late, but I remember 9/11 and my thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by it. An alum from my school was killed in the tragedy, as were many others I don't know on my half birthday (9/11), and I hope that we can still overcome this and never forget.
I wrote a poem about 9/11 a month back for an English project:
Upon a Dark and Stormy Day
'Twas bright and sunny when day came.
People thought it would be the same.
The same routine, the same stuff done
'fore off to work or school or fun.
None thought the worst, some thought the best,
some thought the day'd be like the rest.
Alas! Alas! It was not so.
The norm and safeness had to go.
For in a city, large and grand,
all life and routine still did stand
when two planes, with both bad and good
smashed twin towers of livelihood.

Young I was, and did not know why
these towers fell, why people died.
The hidden truth I did not know
or why these towers had to go.
I heard a third plane crashed as well,
and what this meant I could not tell.
I, frightened, said that there'd be four,
three planes had crashed, there must be more.
We watched the TV, 'round a flag sang,
but no meaning in my head rang.

Years have past, I am older now.
I understand the why and how
who had done this, reasons they had,
the resulting war, its good and bad.
I understand that everyday
people there ultimately pay
the greatest love, the greatest cost,
and for us their lives have been lost,
so we can be free all our years
without worry and shedding tears.
To think all of this was begun
by people who thought that they'd won.

But let us prove these people wrong,
and show them all that we are strong.
We fight till terror is no more,
and is banished from every shore,
and so that day the towers fell,
never from our minds is expelled.
Those that died will not be forgot,
why they died, why the war is fought:
For freedom and for liberty,
for those who are and who will be.
- submitted from: Chicago IL United States on 11/12/2011 5:51:07 PM
    At my church today wwe had a flag with all the victims names on it and we were asked to choose a name and pray. I pray for the family of Michael T.Weinberg to have peace and healing in their lives and that America will always remember you. I am a military wife my husband served in Iraq after Sep 9, 2011 your family will be in our prayers. - submitted from: Dugway Proving Ground UT United States on 9/11/2011 6:57:16 PM
    You were husbands, wives, sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, cousins, neighbors, friends, colleagues, lovers, businessmen, pilots, firefighters, you were heroes by choice, you were heroes by chance, you are loved and you were lost. God Bless each and everyone of you and your families... I have been in the World Trade Centers approximately 15 times and I REMEMBER... - submitted from: Marystown, Newfoundland Canada on 9/11/2011 3:11:13 PM
    Although I was across the world I remember the sorrow, fear and anger I felt on this very day 10 years ago.
I would like to express my deepest sorrow for all the victims and familys that were effected by this tragic event. The best of thoughts from Copenhagen - Denmark. - submitted from: Copenhagen Denmark on 9/11/2011 5:23:20 AM
    My wife and I can remember right where we were when this tragic event occurred. I have a friend who's birthday is also today. How bittersweet must that be? We try to appreciate our lives everyday and we wish that it didn't take an event like this to remember to do that. It saddens us that the political agenda of our government seems to have split our people apart. We should remember in a time like this to band together as a country and remember this day forever. - Aaron & Nikki - submitted from: Dallas TX United States on 9/10/2011 10:46:06 PM
    For those who lost loved ones on this terrible terrible day, I wish you peace and sincerely hope that one day you will again find a measure of happiness. - submitted from: Vancouver BC Canada on 9/10/2011 8:12:34 PM
    To all who lost their lives on one of the most tragic days in our history, (certainly the most unexpected) and to the survivor's of the victims, "You are not forgotten and never will be." I remember that day like yesterday and can recall the events effortlessly. It's a decade later and it still brings tears to my eyes and sorrow to my heart whenever I think of and embrace it. To the victim's, I am certain you are in a better place looking down upon us and for the survivor's God bless you and may he comfort you through your loss.
Jen George - submitted from: Rhinebeck NY United States on 9/10/2011 6:00:52 PM
    On the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 coming upon us I just wanted to take a moment to remember all the lives taken and all the lives affected by these horrible acts. I personaly had no one lost by I feel for all that have. I have shed so many tears for all of you and will continue to do so for we all have lost something dear to us our feeling of safety and security. I send my love out to all. - submitted from: Mattawan MI United States on 9/9/2011 2:15:27 PM
    10 years on never forgotten - Rest in thoughts are with the family and friends who lost a loved one that day... and to all the brave courageous emergency a nurse i dont know how you did it...words cannot come close to acknowledge how exceptional you all are xx - submitted from: United Kingdom on 9/6/2011 2:52:14 AM
    I dont think I will ever forget September 11th, 2001. I was in art class when a teacher came in and said the world trade center was struck by a plane and that his daughter was in the 1st tower. I don't think my heart sunk so low in my body. Within minutes I was in English class, just about every teacher had the news on. Everyone was so quiet watching the tower engulf the sky with black smoke, and i thought to myself, everyone get out. Then a roar appeared on tv and a second plane hit the 2nd tower. I felt so nauseated and in disbelief that this is happenening. All I could do is just close my eyes and pray to god for the people to be ok. Then, the first tower collapses floor by floor and I think to myself, why god? A couple minutes later, the second tower does the same. Never have I felt the way I did that September day seeing those towers fall with thousands of innocent people in them. To this day when I think about that day, I get a great deal of anxiety, nervousness and sadness. I pray for all family & friends, those who were affected and died that day. To the heroes and victims at the pentagon, Flight 93, 175 &11, and in WTC I pray that you are at peace and on Sunday, September 11th 2011, I will burn a candle, not to remember the tragedy, but to the thousands. UNITED WE STAND!! - submitted from: Erica- from Nanticoke PA United States on 9/5/2011 6:51:29 PM
    This is the new 9/11 memorial song commerating the 10th anniversay. from England to you - submitted from: London United Kingdom on 9/5/2011 12:53:27 AM
    With the ten year anniversary one week from tomorrow, I offer my prayers, not only for my lost relatives in the tragic attack, but also for the numerous friends and associates from Mineola, Garden City, Manhasset, Williston Park,East Williston along with NYPD and NYFD buddies that I will never have the pleasure to share time with ever again! YOU ARE ALL IN MY HEART FOREVER! - submitted from: Garden City NY United States on 9/3/2011 4:18:04 PM
    May god bless all the families who lost loved ones on September 11 2001,we will never forget - submitted from: United Kingdom on 9/3/2011 11:57:06 AM
    If you know anyone who may like to use it for the upcoming anniversary ceremony, please feel free to have them contact me.

Thank you, Chris
"The Spirit of America"

With a fierce and brutal terrorist act,
So many innocent people would die.
With no hearts untouched by tragedy,
We heard a Nation cry.
America's peace was shattered,
When the high jacked planes would crash,
Our sense of security and freedom,
Seemed to crumble in the ash.
But the Spirit of America,
Rose up through the rubble,
As the citizens of this great Nation,
Rallied in the face of trouble.
For somewhere in our sadness,
From this brutal act of war,
A light shines in the darkness,
Revealing patriots to the core.
United in our sorrow,
As we bow our heads to pray.
God bless the grieving masses,
God bless the USA.
In our sweet land of Liberty,
Home of the Free and the Brave,
Through adversity and sorrow,
The American flag shall wave.
And our enemy will quake with fear,
For we will ride roughshod,
To defend our countries honor,
One Nation Under God.
In all hearts across America,
The vision of freedom empowers,
We'll stand our ground in unity,
And victory, will be ours!
Chris Woolnough
- submitted from: jackson NJ United States on 9/2/2011 3:46:14 PM
    Just watching a programme about 9/11, almost 10 years on the scenes are still haunting. Rest in peace - you will not be forgotten. - submitted from: London United Kingdom on 9/1/2011 1:26:27 PM
    I walk the canyons (a tribute to 9/11) By Robert Amoroso Last edited: Saturday, September 13, 2003 This is dedicated to all those who's voice have been silenced. We'll speak as one, as a Nation, for you, and we'll NEVER FORGET! September 11th 2003 Since 9/11 I've walked the canyons of lower Manhattan, many times. The sun now shines in places it never did before. The towering Towers are gone now, the sun now shines on its footprints, and every time I walk this hollowed ground, I walk in silence. My head a little lower, my pace a little slower, I hear the muffled whispers of tourists, and the flash of a camera as they pass the chain link fence, where once stood two mighty buildings. The weather beaten photos are now the only reminder left, to the horror and tragedy that took place two years ago, today. Photos of beautiful young faces smiling, looking back at you, are gone forever. They now line the fence, as a silent tribute of that faithful day. Photos, of thousands of young dreams shattered within the flash of a fire ball…dreams forever lost. Yet the sun still shines, in the glass and steel canyons, the buildings still sparkle like diamonds in the sky. Perhaps it's a testament to the human sprit, or perhaps it’s the will of a city that refuses to quite. Whatever it is, I begin to walk a little taller, my pace begins to quicken, I will not quit, I will not be frightened, I will not yield to terror, I will not be intimidated, I will ride the trains, I will walk this town, unafraid, I'm a New Yorker...I'm an AMERICAN! Amo. Copyright 2003 Robert Amoroso - submitted from: New York City NY United States on 8/22/2011 7:35:40 AM
    Im still waiting to hear that those who govern The US of A are prepared to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice that terrible day when the towers were brought down. Rick Riscola and two colleagues were the last to evacuate over two thousand people from the second tower attacked. They have not as far as we here in The Uk know been honoured by those in The White House. Do your duty Mr.President and by doing so will send a clear message to those who found it so easy to kill on a massive scale, THIS IS WHAT WE THINK OF THOSE WHO SAVE LIVES NOT TAKE THEM and bestow upon those who lay down thier lives so that so many others may live a fitting honour that reflects the feelings of all right minded people. JAMES H KERBY. BARGOED. SOUTH WALES. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. - submitted from: Bargoed. United Kingdom on 4/15/2011 7:40:15 PM
    When I saw this tragic and heart stopping act of terrorism on television I could not believe it was actualy real... was it another spoof like 'war of the worlds?'... sadly no! I pass on my most heartfelt love to all who bear that dreadful day in mind and body and sincerely wish that nothing like that ever happens again. God bless America and her brave! - submitted from: Jelenia Gora Poland on 4/3/2011 12:52:56 PM
    i was so young when 9/11 happened. now when i go online and re-live the horror, I can't believe what I am seeing,It doesn't seem real.I do have to say I feel a huge sense of honor to those who have fallen for our country. I am so sorry for everyones loss.It is not fair to have to go through what you have gone through. I lost a best friend to the war in Iraq. may god bless everyone. love you. - submitted from: cleveland OH United States on 4/2/2011 11:32:49 PM
    I personaly did not know anyone who tragically lost their lives on 9/11 and also to all the families who have lost someone through that terrible day. You will always be in my heart and prayers. God bless you will never be forgotten. X - submitted from: Truro United Kingdom on 2/25/2011 5:54:51 PM
    I will never forget the tragedy. A few days ago i saw a woman who looks like Michele Heidenberger from the crew of AA77 on MIA airport. I could't stop my tears. In love... Nicole Heinemann - Flight Attendant Lufthansa (Germany) - submitted from: Hamburg Germany on 12/7/2010 1:57:01 PM
    Continued thoughts and prayers, today and are not forgotten. Diane Hach - submitted from: Burlington WI United States on 9/25/2010 3:23:48 AM
    I do not personally know anyone that lost their lives on September 11th, 2001, but I am 27 years old and this was one of the first major events in history to happen in my generation. It struck me very hard. I didn't know what was going on and I had an ex on a flight to Detroit, so I was freaking out. None the less I just wanted to say that my heart goes out to the families of those on the complete list. I lost my son at a year old so I can relate. Just remember that with out them in our lives, we couldnt have been who we are today. Think about that. My heart goes out to everyone in this country that had to experience this all first hand with the rest of us. And to all our fallen soldiers...meaning everyone, everytime we see a flag we will think of you, we will never forget you, and we know that you are all angels in the sky watching over us. God Bless what America used to stand for. Sorry I am very honest. We will never be what we once were. God bless you all! My heart and prayers are with you! - submitted from: Phoenix AZ United States on 9/12/2010 3:05:42 AM
    I would just like to say that I will never forget September 11th 2001. Even though I didn't know anybody who was directly involved, it is something that makes me emotional everytime I see the images of the planes hitting the WTC and the poor souls leaping to their deaths. We must keep remembering the office workers, NYPD Officers, NYFD Officers and all the other brave people that went into the buildings to never return. We must remember the Penatagon and the people who died there. We must remember United 93. It was only through their brave actions that more lives weren't lost. America Live On - submitted from: Port Pirie Australia on 9/11/2010 9:16:26 PM
    Hello Everyone, Today is the anniversary of the most horrible terrorist act ever commited on U.S soil! On this day nine yrs ago 19 terrorist's hijacked 4 plane's full of innocent people and flew them into both tower's of the World Trade Centers. and the Pentagon. The fourth plane, headed to the White House, went down in a field in Pennsylvania (sic?) after the passengers aboard heroically attempted to take back control of the plane. Thanks to this selfless act, no other people were killed and the White House still stand's today! In memory of these hero's and all of the firefighter's, police, an volunteers, let's take a moment tonight at 9pm, to remember those who lost there lives on this day nine yrs ago, and give thanks to the hero's who wen't into those burnning building's to save lives and lost there own in the process! Light a candle, say a prayer, or do whatever your heart tells you to do. There is no wrong way to thank someone for laying their own life down to save another! If possible, take video of this and send it to, I will post all videos on you tube in the next week. As long as we remember them , the people who died on september11,2001 will live on forever in our hearts! Thank You everyone for helping me do this in their memory! Deana Ashby- StaceyLindsey - submitted from: louisville KY United States on 9/11/2010 11:08:36 AM
    "The price of peace is eternal vigilance" Never forget, Never forgive,Never back down, and Never give in. - submitted from: Manchester United Kingdom on 9/11/2010 7:50:27 AM
    May God bless all of you who have been hurt by this tragity. My heart goes out to all of you. You will never be forgotten. - submitted from: Donna TX United States on 9/11/2010 7:08:41 AM
    Buildings and bones may have been broken, but we were not destroyed. Our spirit remains alive. God Bless. Let there be peace. - submitted from: Ballston Spa NY United States on 9/11/2010 7:00:44 AM
    Sep.11th is my birthday and all I can do is think about the people who died on this day...They did not die in vain-we have woken up to the twisted evil that lives in our world and now know that we are at risk.This is something that I think about daily and have a hard time moving on-I can't even imagine what the families and friends of the victims feel.My heart is broken-so is our world.I'm afraid for our kids-how do we fix this?? - submitted from: Boston MA United States on 9/11/2010 5:57:09 AM
    I am so very, very sorry for the loss of victims and their famalies and friends, on September 11th, 2001. You will NEVER be forgotten. May God comfort you, each and every day. My son came back from Afghanistan this past May; and I thank God every day for that. I could not imagine what the victim's families and friends are going through now; and for the rest of their lives. We had many heroes from that day; but to me, I will never forget the people on the flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, on the ground. It was very brave of all of them for what they did. They are truly the very meaning of the word "Hero." To all of the families and friends of the victims of 9/11; may you continue to be comforted in a way that will allow you some sort of closure, and please, thank you for being so strong! God Bless America, while we are still allowed to say that much!! - submitted from: Kinston NC United States on 9/11/2010 4:34:17 AM
    Thinking this evening of everyone who was touched by this tragedy; those who lost friends and loved ones; the civilians and emergency responders that helped at Ground Zero; those of you who barely escaped. Ten years later and the pain is still fresh. Just wanted to say that I share in your pain and am with you in your grief. You are not alone. - submitted from: Munster IN United States on 9/10/2010 6:04:16 PM
    God Bless You! To all those who passed on 9/11 and to all the families. Nine years has passed and I know time is not getting easier. But your loved ones are with the Lord now, and are in a safe place. I still remember that day like it was yesterday. I was in my Sophmore year in High School in Medford, New Jersey not to far from New York. That was such a devastating and life changing day. I did not lose anyone in my direct family, but I did lose brothers and sisters of the Lord. They will not be forgotten. I hope that the families of the fallen will know that they are blessed by those who are in their thoughts and prayers and always remember that God is watching over and so ar your loved ones. GOD BLESS YOU AND WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER 9-11-01. God Bless America - submitted from: Modesto CA United States on 9/10/2010 3:33:57 PM
    A prayer to for all the victims and their familys. - submitted from: louisville KY United States on 9/10/2010 3:16:13 PM
    9 years on - Our hearts and minds go out to all the families & friends who lost loved ones in World Trade Centre Disaster (shameless act of terrorism). We can't even imagine how you a whole country must feel on this day every year, but coming from the UK and with visting the USA, we know the people of America will all join together to remember the workers of the WTC and all the emergency service men & women who tried so hard to try to save as many lifes as they could with bravery and diginity. May God be with you!!! To all the victims RIP. GOD BLESS AMERICA xxxxx From Mr & Mrs Osborne & Family xxxxxx - submitted from: Scunthorpe United Kingdom on 9/10/2010 2:32:55 PM
    Every year we get the opportunity to memorialize the horrific tragedy of the 9/11 attacks. However, it is important to remember not just the event itself but also what resulted from, and what let to it. 9/11 is more than just some 3000 dead people and their families for it has intrinsically and intimately shaped the last nine years of our history and touched the lives of far more than ever died in the event itself in some of the most remote corners of the globe. I look at what resulted and preceded this event and how we can properly memorialize it, learn from it and move towards a better and more tolerant world. The rest here: - submitted from: Toronto Canada on 9/9/2010 9:01:20 PM
    Every right minded Man and Woman will remember the day murder came to the WTC and it being wholesale muder. Here in The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland its people know those who found it easy to destroy so many lives are now with as ive said before their ilk in the bowels of the earth. We will remember those who gave their lives in attempts to save others even with the stakes being so high they needed not to be asked and paid the ultimate price. Heroes are not born they just "happen" countless "happened" that terrible day September 11th. To the good people of The United States of America I know its hard,but I ask you to Stand Firm as you have throughout the ages and you WILL better those who wish to bring terror to your doorstep. There is not a conflict that America has sherked from and I know the fight against the gutless who lerk in the shadows to stab you in the back will allways be brought to book.It takes time but I know im speaking to a nations people who will plod on regardless but will never give in to those who kill on a scale only known to the madman. God Bless you all,God Bless The United States and The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. We Will Never Surrender. (Sir Winston Churchell MP.,PM.) James H Kerby., BARGOED., South Wales., The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. - submitted from: Bargoed.,Mid Glamorgan. United States on 9/8/2010 7:28:57 PM
    I am young, but survived war when I was 3 years old... Watching those planes crashing into the Trade Center Towers was horrible. I am deeply because of that event... When I watched movie about it on History, I cried, and could only imagine how all those people felt that day... All that panic, suffering... I have no words... Let all victims be forever alive in our memories... And let NEVER something like that attack repeat again...
God bless all innocent who passed away on 11th September 2001. - submitted from: Vrbas Yugoslavia on 1/24/2010 2:42:48 AM
    8 ans après ces évènements passés à New York, je me rend compte que la cruauté humaine n'a plus de limites...
Je voulais rendre hommage à toutes les victimes innocentes qui ont laissé leur vie, j'en suis encore ému et mes mots ne sont sans doute pas assez fort pour exprimer toute ma pensée, la pensée humaine...
Je voulais aussi rendre hommage à toutes les personnes qui se sont battues pour sauver ces quelques dernières vies, ce sont tous des héros qui resteront à tout jamais gravés dans le coeur de l'humanité...

En toute sincérité,

En gardant à l'esprit,

L'espoir d'un monde meilleur,

- submitted from: Rouen France on 10/28/2009 7:29:26 PM
    May God show mercy and love to all who have been affected by such a deep and sorrowful tragedy. - submitted from: gilmer TX United States on 10/23/2009 6:57:52 PM
    September 11 reminded me of another event in the past. Namely the gunpowder plot of November 5, 1605 when another religious fanatic, Guy Fawkes, tried to blow up the british parliament. Many parallels can be drawn between Guy Fawks and Osama bin Laden, the most important being that religious fanaticism no matter when and where will always lead to death of innocents, destruction and misery. At the time of the gunpowder plot a poem was written which immortalized the event, and is still recited by britons everywhere in rememberance of the event I will recite it here and follow it with an adaptation for the events of September 11, 2001
Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder treason and plot.
We see no reason
Why Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!

Guy Fawkes, guy, t'was his intent
To blow up king and parliament.
Three score barrels were laid below
To prove old England's overthrow.

By god's mercy he was catch'd
With darkened lantern and burning match.
So holler boys, holler boys, Let the bells ring.
Holler boys, holler boys, God save the king.

And whatt shall we do with him?
Burn him!

An this is the adapted version for September 11.

Remember, remember the eleventh of September,
Jetfuel murder and plot.
We see no reason
Why murderous treason
Should ever be forgot!

Osama bin Laden, t'was his intent
To blow up people and government.
Three planes were crashed to the ground below
To prove America's overthrow

By god's mercy he will be catch'd
In the cave where his plot was hatched.
And then we shall let the bells ring and ask
What shall we do with him?

Hang him! - submitted from: Jerusalem Israel on 9/17/2009 8:41:49 AM
    As an English person and a mother of a son in the British Armed Forces I would like to add my full support to all of you in the United States of America. NEVER forget what happened, NEVER let it happen again, NEVER let us be so arrogant as to think we are impenitrable, NEVER let us lull into a false sense of security. ALWAYS be prepared, ALWAYS have a contingency plan, ALWAYS know that we are penitrable and ALWAYS strive to be ready for all and any eventuality. We are fighting a fanatic and evil people. My thoughts are with all of you, us. We must stay united and fight this evil together. God bless US all. - submitted from: LONDON United Kingdom on 9/12/2009 3:18:48 PM
    You will never be forgotten, loved by so many, dear in the hearts of all who knew you. My heart aches and weeps with sorrow at this tragedy, today, and every minute of every day since Sept.11 2001. This travesty must never be forgotten, always remembered and taught to future generations. May your families and loved ones find comfort in their pain.May you all rest in peace, and God bless. - submitted from: Bartlett IL United States on 9/12/2009 1:26:27 PM
    In memorial of all loved ones who died in the 9/11 attack.. I give my heart and everything else to all of thoes who lost loved ones. - submitted from: washington PA United States on 9/12/2009 1:09:38 PM
    For all those brave citizens of our great country who died on that tragic day, may each one be forever held in my heart as a hero. Their sacrafice became a renewed awakening in what makes America so great--love, honor, and courage. God Bless them and there families and friends! - submitted from: Lake Stevens WA United States on 9/12/2009 9:08:10 AM
    This is my dedication to all those affected by 9/11. You dont really realise how important your loved ones are until they are taken away from you and your family so suddenly and so violently. you are left waiting for the news that they are going to be ok and then you realise that they you will never see them again you wonder about the ifs and the buts and did you remember to tell your loved one that you loved them there were fathers, mothers brothers and sisters sons and daughters that lost their lifes on that awful day but no only did americans suffer that day but other countrys around the world did too because of the attacks my heart and love gos out to all the familys that lost their loved ones that day - submitted from: hamilton New Zealand on 9/12/2009 7:21:24 AM
    We remember you and hold you in our hearts.

We are your voice and will never forget you.

We pray that you are safe in the presence of the Lord. - submitted from: San Francisco CA United States on 9/12/2009 2:14:22 AM
    God Bless the U.S.A. In honor of all the men, women and children that lost their lives or gave their families. We will never forget. Always proud to be an American. - submitted from: La Mesa CA United States on 9/11/2009 9:10:13 PM
    My prayer and thoughts are with the survivors and those who were directly affected by the events of September 11, 2001. May you find peace an comfort even in your loss. And to the average citizens who became heros on flight 93 thank you for your bravery and sacrifice. May we all be as brave as you were when our time comes to roll. Thank you - submitted from: Spring Hill TN United States on 9/11/2009 8:35:39 PM
    RIP to all those who sadly lost their lifes on september 11th. You will never be forgotten, sleep tight. xx Gemma Downing- uk - submitted from: BRISTOL United Kingdom on 9/11/2009 4:02:38 PM
    I saw the terrible events of September 11th 2001 on the television. I will never forget what I saw for as long as I live and think of all those who suffered often. I visited Ground Zero in 2007 to pay my respects. God bless you all xx - submitted from: Barrow-in-Furness, England United States on 9/11/2009 11:45:05 AM
    Today we remember those who lost their lives and those who gave their lives on this day in 2001. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this tragic day.

- submitted from: Milwaukee WI United States on 9/11/2009 11:43:45 AM
    I will never forget where I was when the planes hit the towers. I was getting ready for work and what was happening popped on the news. I stood there in shock, horror and disbelief. I think it hit me hard because, even though I live very far away from New York City, the twin towers is a place I had visited years before the event as a child. I have family in the area and was there visiting and we took a trip to the city. I remember standing at the bottom of the buildings and looking up from the gound. It was hard to believe how HUGE they looked from the bottom. I then got to take the elevators to the lookout on the top of one of the towers and purchased a necklace charm in the shape of a key with a picture of the towers etched into it - something I will keep forever. Having been in those buildings, I know how hard it would have been to get through during a disaster. To this day, i get cold chills remembering that horrible day on September 11, 2001. My deepest sympathy to all those who lost someone during that horrible tragedy. - submitted from: Brushton NY United States on 9/11/2009 10:33:24 AM
    I will NEVER forget this day! I was stationed in NJ at the time, just right across the bay, and I this day will always be not only in my memory but in my heart! For all those who lost their lives, we love you. And for all those who are fighting for our lives, we love you! GOD BLESS - submitted from: Grand Junction CO United States on 9/11/2009 8:48:41 AM
    I didn't anyone personally who died on 9/11, but it hurts tremendously to scroll down the list of names and scroll, and scroll, and scroll, and to realize for that entire time, which goes on seemingly forever, that not only is it a huge number of immediate victims, but the circle of friends and relatives affected is so much bigger than this list.
All these years later it still hurts my heart - submitted from: Reston VA United States on 9/11/2009 8:43:41 AM
    Today is a day of rememberance for all those innocent souls that were taken away from us 8 years ago today. There are so many of us who lost people we really cared about. I lost a Brother, Step-Father, Uncle and a cousin from the World Trade center. It breaks my heart because today I won't be able to be at " Ground Zero" to mourn those who I have lost. I personally would like to thank the NYPD, NYPA, NYCFD and more.

" 10-7 Sir's & Ma'am's You Will Be Deeply Missed " - submitted from: Phoenix AZ United States on 9/11/2009 7:56:58 AM
    Thank you Jesus for the precious time our loved ones had here on earth. Thank you for the opportunity to love them, hold them, laugh with them, grow with them and for the ever lasting memories we have in our hearts. We will never forget. Your hearts are part of us forever. God Bless America! Please God, continue to comfort families and friends who lost a loved one on this tragic day 8 years ago. - submitted from: Fort Worth TX United States on 9/11/2009 7:19:12 AM
    I will always remember. My thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones on 9-11-01. This tragedy changed my life as it do so many in America.
Toni I. Walls - submitted from: Proctorville OH United States on 9/11/2009 6:04:42 AM
    Now that my children are old enough to understand this great tragedy that affected all of us in the human race....I pray they never forget and that they always remember that we must stay united. - submitted from: LaGrange KY United States on 9/11/2009 5:53:38 AM
    its no easier 8 yeas later. A part of every American is gone forever. My prayers go out to the families and friend of those who were lost, and thank you for your strength. - submitted from: melbourne FL United States on 9/11/2009 5:52:54 AM
    love and peace to all - submitted from: dover DE United States on 9/11/2009 4:53:02 AM
    RIP to all who died on that tragic day. Special mention to our Brothers of the FDNY who's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Mark Evans UK firefighter - submitted from: Bath United Kingdom on 9/11/2009 3:40:30 AM
    We'll never forget! God bless you all! - submitted from: Germany on 9/11/2009 1:57:12 AM
    Out of sorrow and loss came love from around the world, to those who have gone and to those who are left behind, you's will never walk alone, our love will be with you always and forever - submitted from: High Wycombe United Kingdom on 9/11/2009 1:39:51 AM
    I wish to express my greatest sympathy and love to all that have lost someone on 9/11. Although it is a day of great sadness and terror, I also try to remember how a city of people came together and how a nation came together on that day. I had never been so proud to be a native New Yorker when I saw how everyone tried to be the best they could be. Thank you to all the NYPD, the NY fire departments, and the volunteers. To all the victims, you are missed and never forgotten. God Bless you. - submitted from: Malverne NY United States on 9/11/2009 1:21:18 AM
    The day that will never leave me. I remember that day very clearly. I remember what I said, where I was, who I talked to, what I saw, who I lost... everything. Still doesn't seem possible. I don't live there any more. We all changed that day. I don't understand hate and never will. I do understand it's results.. sadness. I am most thankful for all those who worked and continue to work so hard to rescue, search, demo, haul, sort, clean, treat, heal, and rebuild. For me the new towers will be great, but the memory of that fateful day will never dissapate even beyond this world. God bless America. - submitted from: Wiscasset ME United States on 9/10/2009 8:14:20 PM
    8yrs ago today a tragedy unfolded that would shock the world god bless u NYC and all the brave firefighters,police and paramedics who risked their lives and the many that lost theirs u will never be forgotten god bless you america home of the brave land of the free - submitted from: swansea United Kingdom on 9/10/2009 6:46:59 PM
    As another anniversary approaches, the heroes of the day, especially the fire and police who could have decided not to enter the Towers because of the danger, are in my thoughts. We need to keep this day sacred. It's should never be just another day. I hope the families of the heroes are heartened by the many well wishes from all Americans. God Bless America. - Mike B - submitted from: Norristown PA United States on 9/10/2009 6:38:03 PM
    [6:18:32 PM] sunny: In loving memory from Iran to everyone who lost their lifes on 9/11 and to all of their families and friends and all who was involved that day. You are all heroes and your courage and bravery is an inspiration to us all. Everyone who was lost will be in our hearts forever - submitted from: n/a WA United States on 9/10/2009 6:22:59 PM
    I'll never understand why so many had to lose their lives that day - innocent workers, firefighters and police, tourists. I'll never understand how hatred can be so strong against Americans that groups of people planned and participated in the event. I'll never forget that many Americans are still fighting on foreign soil the war that was started that day and I'll never forget to be grateful to them for keeping us safe. - submitted from: Pittsburgh PA United States on 9/10/2009 4:37:33 PM
    Still in our hearts . . .we will never forget. - submitted from: Clive IA United States on 9/10/2009 3:02:57 PM
    I will never forget as long as I live the images of that day. I couldn't believe what I was seeing when I watched the news, I still tremble with shock even now, 8 years later. I commend the bravery of the fireman and everyone who tried to help save lives and I send a message of love to all who lost loved ones. God bless you all wherever you are and take care of yourselves and family and friends. They are very precious. - submitted from: Northampton United Kingdom on 9/10/2009 12:25:33 PM
    8 years later... & still almost everyday i have to think off that awfull day. 9/11 I had the age of 15. 9/11 is the day I will always carry with me. I pray for the ppl who died. I pray for the loved ones they left.. I pray for the u.s. I pray for New York.. I pray for a better world.. - submitted from: Den Helder Netherlands on 9/10/2009 10:33:43 AM
    I pray for all the people out their who have lost their loved ones, and who's life has been changed forever. God Bless you all!! - - submitted from: TRINIDAD Trinidad and Tobago on 9/10/2009 9:11:45 AM
    Thank you America for coming together to protect against a tragic tragic event please please do not ever forget! - submitted from: Lincoln NE United States on 9/9/2009 11:54:01 PM
    I am sending a million hugs to comfort you on this sad day,God bless you all - submitted from: Manchester United Kingdom on 9/9/2009 6:05:18 PM
    With all my respect, and sympathy to all the families, and friends of all the victimis of this horrific tragedy. My name is Germano Riviera, and I am one of the survivors, and also one of the rescue workers at Ground Zero. One day that it will stay in my mind, and with in my heart; it's the day that I recover the remains of a great man; I was told. His name was Joseph C. Zaccoli, and was the only victim that I was able to find with an identification. The date of his recovery was on Thursday the 13th 2001. I also found other remains, but till today; the thoughts of knowing who they were, stills hunts me. For me they are all in heaven, and one day their families, and love ones; will be together once again. Amen - submitted from: Brooklyn NY United States on 9/9/2009 3:03:46 PM
    My prayers and thoughts are always with the families of those lost. And Even more so to my extended family in the Fire service. We will never forget you guys! You simply were doing your job and trying to rescue people you don't know, and you paid the ultimate price for doing so. I only hope I can be as brave as you guys , who inspired me to follow the family tradition and carry on the family legacy to begin with , if and when the time comes to do so. My hero's, My Extended family in service, My inspiration. I will never forget that day or you guys. - submitted from: West Chester PA United States on 9/8/2009 12:52:39 PM
    8 years have gone by but The horror of that day will stay with me forever. God bless all those that lost their lives and God bless those left behind,My thoughts and love are with you all at this time Katy - submitted from: Deal United Kingdom on 9/8/2009 1:32:28 AM
    From an Englishwoman now living in Scotland. Have just seen a programme showing footage of the 9/11 atrocity. My deepest sympathy to all the victims' families. People from all around the world are thinking of you as we come up to the 8th Anniversary. God bless you. - submitted from: United Kingdom on 9/7/2009 3:33:10 PM
    I memory of the victims...a simple prayer.
For the lives left behind...a simple prayer.
From all of us who care everyday and will NEVER forget...a simple prayer.
"In God We Trust"
Gren Robinson - submitted from: La Habra CA United States on 9/7/2009 3:32:24 PM
    A tone poem composed as a memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001 tragedy in the form of a CD can be found at: - submitted from: Chicago IL United States on 9/7/2009 1:22:00 PM
    the real one
the real 911
the real lee kin wah
the real po on shenzhen man
the real chan yau yee
the real hunan girl
lee kin wah wish is
chan yau yee command.
the real bosnia satan
the real king of king
the real liar
the real one who dare
the real greatest of the future

hope you all go haven
the real one can not escape - submitted from: yau ma tei Hong Kong on 7/5/2009 11:54:59 AM
    God Bless America and all those who were and will always be affected by the horrific events of 9/11/2001. My husband, mother, father and I have been to ground zero and were there for the 6 month "anniversary". I personally will never forget the feeling of standing on the platform and over-looking the devistation and the feeling overwhelming sadness for all the lives taken. Please know that almost 8 years since 9/11/2001 there are people in the United States of America who have not forgotten. I truly pray that all people of this great country will remember what happened and be proud to be American's no matter what race, creed, gender or political conviction. - submitted from: Venice FL United States on 6/25/2009 9:16:02 AM
    Just want to say thanks, again, for keeping this site going. I lost my best friend that day and it means SO much to me that I can still "talk" to her through the pages of this website. Thank you, thank you, thank you x Sue x - submitted from: Chelmsford United Kingdom on 6/1/2009 1:53:50 PM
    the day

it is september 11th, 2001
the day eternally etched onto the looking glass of time
it is the day death sits on the edge
dangling its sinister keys

planes swallowed by buildings
people spit out like bullets
inconsequential rolls of terrible dice
even the grass cannot hide
and the applauding streets leave me weak
i am a fetus corded to the unsure campfire

mother, mother- tell me again of the
owl and the pussy cat
for i fall into the crevice of the drum
sung by the omniscient narrator
there are no words to describe the horrors

the world trade center, those mountains
erupting into dust
in one infinite hour
eagles broken like inconvenient sparrows
i fear for new york and her sisters
i tremble with my country

where is the start
where is the finish
who is the victor-

val magnuson
c2001 - submitted from: holly MN United States on 5/25/2009 1:01:43 PM
    So much time has passed and I still remember it as if it were yesterday. 9/11 is my birthday, and it will never be celebrated the same. Now when my birthday comes, I remember the day in 2001 when America was truly united in grief, sorrow and disbelief. I think of all those who died and the all of the heroes. I remember the brave and heroic passengers on the jet that was crashed without hitting its target, and I pray that God will give me the courage to be as brave should the need ever arise. I think of all the lost life since, the Iraqi war and the soldiers there fighting and risking their lives for our freedom. And I think of something else. I remember the unity we all promised on that day. And now I see how easy it was to go back to the old attitudes and ideals. Too many have forgotten and allowed their own biases to alter the course we set on that day. I listen again to the song by Lee Greenwood, PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN, and I am proud. I would still stand next to anyone of you and fight for this land and her people. We do lose our way sometimes and we too frequently forget the things that are important, but Americans will always come back together and stand proud. We MUST. We must look and remember 9/11/01 and honor all of the fallen heroes from that day and every day since. GOD BLESS AMERICA AGAIN!!! - submitted from: CLARKTON NC United States on 2/9/2009 2:25:00 PM
    Thousands of live ripped away, innocent and lovely just living their day Their stories will be heard, many faces we will see Long forgotten soldiers they will never be Courage and strength is what they had God holds us close in good times and in bad The sky will be blue again Ours hearts will mend, knowing someday all evil will end This horrible day will be in our minds forever, but like true Americans we will grieve and heal together. (Found on a piece of paper fluttering near a memorial the day after the attacks near a local cemetary in Excelsior, MN) Sarah J - submitted from: Minneapolis MN United States on 1/24/2009 10:10:41 AM
    Bless you and yours and your sacrifices are not forgotten. I support my son, my nephew, my son in law, and all of our warriors fighting for justice and freedom and safety. my love goes out to all who visit this site and all who are connected. LOVE. - submitted from: Smithton MO United States on 1/16/2009 6:01:24 PM
    God bless those who mourn their loved ones. God has many beautiful angels.
God forgive those who commit these acts. The Twin Towers will always remain an image of peace and working together. Let there be peace one day as war accomplishes nothing. God doesn't make war, man does for evil power and greed. Our prayers and thoughts are will all those who have lost loved ones, whatever religion or colour. God bless those who are building the new towers. - submitted from: CARDIFF United Kingdom on 11/8/2008 2:56:43 AM
    Its still shocks me to see the devastation which happened on this tragic day.. and it will stay with me for the rest of my life. To all the victims & heroes who lost their lives, may you rest in peace xxxxx - submitted from: Chesterfield United Kingdom on 10/24/2008 8:49:36 AM
    Continued thoughts and prayers, today and are not forgotten. Diane Hach - submitted from: Burlington WI United States on 9/12/2008 12:30:11 AM
    I can't believe it has been seven years since the hearts of this nation have been broken.I know no there is no way to comprehend the loss and grief you and your families have had to endure. I have always believed that God is close to the broken hearted. My city was also endured a senseless act of terrorism. I feel that everyone who lost their lives on that day their purpose will live on in the lives of those they loved while here. What matters most is not only how long we live but how we lived while we were here. I will continue to pray for the families affected by 9/11 knowing that those who gave up their lives on that day will never be forgotten by this nation.God Bless - submitted from: Oklahoma City OK United States on 9/12/2008 12:07:15 AM
    Seven years on and it still seems very recent. The images , stories and of course loss of life will remain with us in history. May God care for all those who lost their lives that day and may peace finally be restored in the world. In reference to New York and the WTC victims , when i visted Ground Zero a few years back i couldnt believe the difference between that piece of land compared to the rest of the city , it was very peacefull and i will return their next year to pay my respects personally. May we never forget - from your British cousins. - submitted from: United Kingdom on 9/11/2008 3:56:05 PM
    In loving memory from Scotland to everyone who lost their lifes on 9/11 and to all of their families and friends and all who was involved that day. You are all heroes and your courage and bravery is an inspiration to us all. Everyone who was lost will be in our hearts forever. - submitted from: United Kingdom on 9/11/2008 12:44:33 PM
    For all the people who's lives where taken by the 9/11 attacks, may you eternally rest in peace. x - submitted from: London United Kingdom on 9/11/2008 11:39:30 AM
    Through the eyes of the victim: September 11 remembered I write to tell of the void, the pain that they felt. Imagine the fear of looking into the abyss. The choice, jump and die or stay and die. I looked at the window, felt their fear of this choice, this horrible, ultimate panic. The thousands of people screaming around me, lost in their own misery and inner chaos. I can’t step away from the window. I can’t make that decision by myself. I feel the air, ridden with thick acrid smoke. There is no respite for me in its smell, no freshness or relief. It chokes me, causing me to gasp. I am shoved from behind by the panicking swells. They push me even closer to the choice, jump or die. I drop to the ground, head in my hands. Pain rushes through me at the thought of my children, waiting at home for me to arrive. Will I never see them again? Do I owe them the chance of jumping? I would never survive, yet I face certain death in this smoke and flame filled room. Their faces swim before me as I cry, weep for what I know I will lose. What do I leave them? What kind of thoughts, what kind of knowledge? I choke again as the smoke forces me to the window, this last portal from hell. The anguished screams surround me as others are burning. I take a deep breath, as deep as I can and fall. I feel like I’m floating and yet I’m terrified. I can see the sidewalk below. I tell my babies I love them. I ask for their forgiveness and pray I will wake to see their smiles again. My thoughts grow serene as I think of their birth, their lives, their love. I can make peace with my death, and then there is no more. I feel no pain. I feel nothing. Goodbye, my babies. I love you. Through the pain, we all find peace. Pray for those who find the strength to go on, through this tragedy and all others they may face. - submitted from: Newport News VA United States on 9/11/2008 9:49:35 AM
    I will ALWAYS remember the Americans who gave their lives on Sept 11, 2001. I did not know any of them personally, but I do feel like they were part of my family. It is a difficult time for many of us - and I am thinking of the families left behind today... we love you. - submitted from: Buford GA United States on 9/11/2008 9:20:24 AM
    God bless you all for putting this tribute together. I was associated with or knew in some way 4 of the people that gave their lives that day in the Pentagon, In New York and in Pennsylvania that day! Thanks.
John - submitted from: Edgewood NM United States on 9/11/2008 9:16:51 AM
    To every single person that is still going through the terrible tragedy, our hearts go out to each & everyone of you, we share all our love with you & our thoughts are with you on this day & every day. We are sitting here today in England at work, and how can we work, with the terrible memories of what happened on that shocking day that will stay with us forever. Les & Michael Manchester United kingdom) - submitted from: Manchester United Kingdom on 9/11/2008 8:01:24 AM
    9/11 was a sad day for everyone all over the world but more so for the famillies and friends of those who died or who have never been thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones throught 9/11.RIP xxx - submitted from: Ireland on 9/11/2008 7:55:11 AM
....................... Our tribute to 9/11 KEEP GOING AMERICA!! - submitted from: fT. mYERS FL United States on 9/11/2008 7:34:10 AM
    For all those who suffered that day and this one, the nation still prays for you. - submitted from: Clive IA United States on 9/11/2008 7:11:28 AM
    We will always remember you, and carry you in our hearts. We cannot thank you enough for the price you paid for all of us. I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God. Job 19:25-26 LJB - submitted from: Nashville TN United States on 9/11/2008 7:03:24 AM
    To all 9/11 families, I wish you peace. I cannot imagine the heartache you feel everytime this date arrives. Just know that there are so many people around the world that will never forget and will make sure to keep telling the events of 9/11 to generations to come. In honor of those lost, we must never stop telling our young people about this tragic day. God bless you all and my prayers go out to you and to your loved ones in Heaven. Doris F. - submitted from: Wilmington DE United States on 9/11/2008 6:31:02 AM
    To all the families who have losted their loved ones...May God be with you and bless you everyday. As days goes by, may you grow to be stronger. You are always in my prayers. --James - submitted from: Winslow AZ United States on 9/11/2008 2:32:34 AM
    WE WILL NEVER FORGET..... - submitted from: COLUMBUS OH United States on 9/10/2008 9:38:48 PM
    To anyone who was involved or affected by '9/11' in any way. To you i console. The whole ordeal deeply moves me. I cannot imagine what you experienced, or are going throuhg on tomorrow, the anniversary.

My support is with you all. - submitted from: Huddersfield United Kingdom on 9/10/2008 1:45:09 PM
    September 11 was a Sad day for all of us. We were, Without warning, Attacked by terrorists. We Must mot forget what our flag means to all of us. to me it means that i must fight in some way for our freedom. You can fight in some way as well. We all can. We are Strong, we Can be STRONGER. We need to stick together. And WE CAN DO THAT BY REMEMBERING THAT WE ARE A FREE NATION OF PEOPLE WHO REMEBMER TRAGEDIES AND FIGHT TO KEEP THAT FREEDOM!!! - submitted from: Cheyenne WY United States on 9/10/2008 1:07:07 PM
    This day and the lives that were taken on September 11, 2001 will always be remembered. Even though I did not lose anyone close to me one this day it still feels like I did. My prayers go out to everyone who lost someone on this day of tragedy. - submitted from: Mescalero NM United States on 9/10/2008 12:48:33 PM
    On the day and since then (on every anniversary) I have lit a candle in memory of this terrible moment in life to remember those who died and for those who survived but still struggle with what had happened. Our thoughts and love are with all. - submitted from: New Plymouth New Zealand on 9/10/2008 2:07:45 AM
    I may not know anyone who died but it still felt like a part of all of us were ripped right out of us, right? well, there is one thing i can say to ease my heart a bit to know that those who died are safe with some one great. This is from a song that means a lot to me and all who believe in him. "I'll Never Know How much it cost to see my sin upon that cross." "all of us have a part in some small or large way in this world but we may never know what that is but it can be good, so can we choose to truly be happy after suffering?" So i hope these words help ease the pain at least a little. - submitted from: Cheyenne WY United States on 9/9/2008 9:03:37 AM
    In two short days, the 7th year anniversary of September 11th will be upon us once again.

My sympathies go out to the loved ones that lost a loved one that horrid day. May God help you heal and may those who sacrificed themselves and lost their lives rest in peace.
All of you have never left my thoughts and prayers and never will. I am hoping to come to New York and pay tribute very soon.God Bless the USA - submitted from: Rivers MA Canada on 9/8/2008 11:44:44 PM
    "Embraced Forevermore"
by Jimmy Phillips

As we remember our thoughts of seven years ago
sadness still lurks in the solemn shadows below.
As those towering inferno's fell to their death
the hero's within them drew their last breath.

It was a very sad ending to such a beautiful day
all of those people had died in such a horrible way.
The story's now history as we try to move forward
a hard thing to do when you think of the martyred.

As we remembered our thoughts of seven years ago
those people who jumped from a sky high window.
The ones in the buildings who were trapped by the fire,
the ones on the planes who never knew what transpired.

Police and firemen who climbed those stairs to rescue
anyone who had survived, no matter how few.
Their day had just started and little did they know,
they were the victims of a cowards evil deathblow.

In honor of those hero's who went in our place
we will never forget you, you're forevermore embraced
by all of the Americans and the whole human race
as we try to move forward at a slow steady pace.

Each one of you died as a hero on that infamous day,
rest assured that your memories will never fade away.
In the land of a free democracy and in honor of our brave,
we fly Old Glory today and forevermore she'll wave!
- submitted from: Raleigh NC United States on 9/8/2008 2:10:18 PM
    As we come to the 7th Anniversary of September 11, we must continue to think good thoughts about all those who lost their lives. Whilst we can never understand the people who did this....why would we want to. As a Canadian and close neighbour to the USA we thank you for all you have done. Our hearts are always with the men and woment who fight for our freedoms each and every day. GOD BLESS. - submitted from: SARNIA /PORT HURON MI United States on 9/6/2008 6:32:33 PM
    Okay I'm 14 and on 9/11 I was in the 2nd grade.I remember everything about it.I was sitting in Mrs.Harkelroad's room and I heard,"Oh my God!The Towers are on fire!"
We walked into thye other room and we started watching channel 5.The Today show was on and we watched the video of the first tower being hit.When the second tower was hit the room filled with screams and many children started to cry.As the live report came on I remember someone shouting,"My uncle is in New York.He works there."That child's uncle died.I remember us going home early and we sat and cried.School was never the same after that day.We were always afraid.- Amira C. - submitted from: Appalachia VA United States on 9/3/2008 10:10:33 AM
    It has been almost 7 years and we still have not forgotten. I still remember the day like it was yesterday. I cannot describe the feeling that I had inside, but its one that I'll never forget. I was rocking my newborn baby when it broke on the news. All I could think was, I have brought this precious baby into a world that is no longer safe. I am proud to say that 7 years later, Hope has been regained. My prayers continue for the many families that were directly involved in this sad day. - submitted from: GA United States on 9/1/2008 12:31:53 PM
    A heart of tenderness goes out to those who lost their lives during the 911 tragedy. My heart also goes out to those who are ill because they decided to partake during the rescue stage as well as the cleanup stage. My prayers are that they are healed and live long lives. This will be my tenth journey back to New York since 2001 in honour of all.

God Bless
Robert Blaine Burns - submitted from: Port Hardy British Columbia Canada on 7/27/2008 3:02:09 PM
    I visited recently the ground zero for the first time. I felt a sea of emotions going through me. The pain for the families and friends of all of those people who died. The admiration for the fire fighters and police who tried to save lives. The anger towards the terrorists who without mercy took away those lives. The comfort that no-one will be forgotten ever. I pray that one day we may live again in a world of peace and tranquility. Guido. - submitted from: Bucharest Romania on 5/2/2008 6:11:22 AM
    To everyone lost and to all the loved ones left behind, my heart goes out to you all.
Silent tears still fall nearly 7 years on at the thought of that horrible tragic day, may god bless all of you, forever in my thoughts xxxxxxx Nicola Dolby - submitted from: Devon United Kingdom on 4/10/2008 8:29:46 AM
    this is one of the worst thongs that has ever happened in mankinds history and one to look back on with pain and sorrow but this also brings about the strengh of mankind those brave firefighters who risked there lives to save so many and the people on one of the other planes who fought valiantly to stop the plane hitting the white house you are the true heroes r.i.p you mighty lions and you will never be forgotten - submitted from: halifax United States on 3/18/2008 10:53:00 AM
    I'm proud to be a firefighter now. I would like to say thank you to all my 343 brothers who gave thier lives on the faitful day to save thousands. I was in my 6th grade English calss when my teacher turned on the tv and I watched the tv all day. There isn't a thing that I don't own that doesn't have some kind of 343 memorial stickes on it. I ask some people if they remember that day and they say somewhat. But for some reason all they can recall is that was the day we "went to war" I think that is so sad. They shoud show a little clip every day on the tv so nobody forgets what happened. I somehow feel connected to all those brave men now that I am a firefighter. I want everyone who reads this to do me a favor. I want you to go by your local fire station the next time that you are out and just simply say thank you for all that you do. It may not seem like much to you but to all the firefighters all over the United States it means the world. People forget about the firefighters and EMT's until they need us. 95% of all firefighters are volunteers. That means they dont get paid to help people. A simple thank you for all you do is worth 1 million dollars to us. I would like to say thank you now to all the other firefighters out there. - submitted from: Nashville TN United States on 3/10/2008 12:34:02 AM
    I was 16 years old on 9/11 2001, I remember, just like everybody else who visits this website, what I was doing at the moment when I heard about the attack... I will never forget that day, I spend the rest of the day watching the news. And I remember thinking; Why would somebody do such a horrible thing?' years later, Im a University Student. During the years I always remebered 9/11, I watched the movies, I heard the news. It touched me, nut not like it did last month. For school I had to write a paper about 'Windows on the World' a fictional story about 9/11. And it really got to me. So I decided to dig deeper, read more books and watch more movies. I've cried so much the last couple of weeks. The amount of loss and pain is unbelievable. And I also cry because I know that there are people, good people who care for each other. So many people and they are so strong. I've read the stories of survivors and I give them my respect. I wouldnt know how to get on with my life if it was me. I also give the people in the US my respect for being there for eachother and helping eachother out, wether you support the war or not. Im fully aware of what happened on 9/11 and I will never forget it. Rest in peace all of you - submitted from: Amsterdam Netherlands on 1/25/2008 12:46:09 PM
    This is my first time to the site, plenty over seven years sense this day has occurred.
I was in 6th grade History class when the towers were struck. We were not informed at school, I do not know if our teachers even knew until their lunch break.
I am not, and never was, religious. But that day I went to church. I didn't understand what happened. I didn't really care. It hadn't effected me, so my 6th grade self paid no attention when airplanes didn't fly.
For not carind, I am sorry. For never asking why, I am sorry.
For all of those things that happened which I can't control, I am sorry.
I am just happy to know, that now with the war and everything that's happened sense then.
Everyone knows, you can't play with fire, and not expect to get hurt.
We fight back. - submitted from: Rochester NY United States on 1/18/2008 10:46:58 PM
    It feels lame to leave this message this long after the event, but I just watched the movie "United 93", and have watched about the first 10 minutes of "World Trade Center" and can't bring myself to watch anymore. I stare at my TV screen and think; if this is too much to watch in one day, imagine what it has been like for those who have lived it every day for the past 7+ years. I now know why it's taken this long to even watch it at all. Words fail me as to what to say here, and yet I can't say nothing. It can't be left unsaid how far outside of my ability it is to imagine what it has been like for the families and friends of all those who were lost. You have lived the unimaginable. I don't know what else to say. I'm sorry? I don't know if that will cut it. The ability for us humans to endure such atrocities, and live on, is truly amazing. The world we and our children live in - we have to keep maintaining it is a good place to be and teach our kids to follow in our footsteps to look after it - and each other who we share it with. Kindness and weakness are not the same thing. Every day matters. Every day we are strong and forge forward what we believe to make the world kinder, despite events like September 11 happening. My thoughts are so small in the sea of life all those affected have ridden through so far. In your strength so many people find faith they can endure the unendurable, and can value all that really matters. Your strength has mattered to many. Peace to you all. - submitted from: Queensland Australia on 1/13/2008 2:26:00 AM
    Even to this day i think of all the sorrow 9/11 caused and wander what it mush have been like to see such a tragic thing happen in front of your very eyes. I think about it most days and wander what it mush have felt like to know you had a family member going through such a bad time and wandering if they were going to make it! Im sorry to everyone who whitnessed or had family who were were killed by 9/11 God bless to you all xx - submitted from: Manchester, England United Kingdom on 1/8/2008 6:02:54 AM
    for those who lost their loved ones, i am so deeply sorry; they do know that you all love them very much, they can see you praying for them, & im sure one dayy yyou too will meet once again with them when you are put by god, in heaven.

[im looking at this site, because im doing a history day topic on 9/11 the twin towers & the bombing & if ANY of you have any information; please contact me

may god be with all of you who lost a loved one or a friend in this dark day in history.
amen' - submitted from: weston WI United States on 12/14/2007 11:45:25 AM
    Today is December 5th, 2007. Today is not an anniversary of the tragic event that changed America. Just an ordinary day. This just goes to show that each and every day people just like me are saddened by this horrible event that happened. I think of it every day. This was by far the worst thing I have ever witnessed in my life. I extend my thoughts and prayers to all the families affected by 9/11. Anyone who is still in pain, or thinking of these loved ones, just know that they did nothing wrong. The people who brought this war upon us are very evil. If only they knew what pain they would bring to our hearts. It's sickening. I love America! I know that we can stay strong no matter what evil-doers bring our way. Hold you head high and prepare for the worst, because these people will not stop until they have erased America. It's evil. GOD BLESS AMERICA! - submitted from: Jasper IN United States on 12/5/2007 7:23:09 AM
    (My name is gabby and this is what i think of this 'War on Terror' and 9/11!) this is to heart wrenching as I read through all these memorials i think how lucky i was that my uncel left the pentagon only five minutes before the planes crashed...even though i was only in 1st grade im still in shock that we were attacked for no reason. I wonder why so many had to die for someone to prove a point as 9/11 comes around again and again i have many questions that never are awansered. Why did the hijackers do what they did, what did we do to earn such hate and despise, why were we unable to stop it? I cry for those who lost their lives and those who lost loved ones in a battle that should have never been waged. - submitted from: kansas city MO United States on 10/16/2007 9:55:35 AM
    I would like to say even after 6 years i can still remember what happen on the 11th september 2001 like it was yesterday. I don't know anyone who was involved in the attacks but the courage and bravery of those who helped there was amazing. I've lost loved ones before to illness but I can't begin to imagine what it would be like to lose someone in a situation like this. My hopes and prays go to all those who lost someone they truely love in such a terrible way. But believe me they are watching over you all from heaven and waiting for the day you come home to them xxx - submitted from: Norwich United Kingdom on 10/5/2007 3:22:53 PM
    On September 11th, 2001 ... I was in my elementary school library. I was in 4th grade. The day was absolutely gorgeous. The sky was so blue. t wasn't cold, but it wasn't hot. My library room faced New York City. It was an amazing view. All of Brooklyn then the city. I loved it. Our tables were set to fit 6 people. I was the head of the table, facing the window. I was reading a magazine before my teacher/librarian gave us an assignment. My best friend tapped me along with my other friend. I look up at the window & see the one of the Twin Towers with heavy black smoke coming from it. It was at that moment, I was completely hypnotized, just staring out the window. Minutes later, I witnessed the second plane hit the other Tower. My heart sank.

My 3rd grade teacher came running in asking to put on the news. She was hysterical crying. My eyes only drifted away from the window for a split second. I couldn't talk. I couldn't blink. My teacher tried to keep the kids completely oblivious to the situation, but my 2 friends & I had already known what was going on. Not fully, but we saw it. As I stared away at the window & at the Twin Towers ... I saw the first Tower collapse. I began to shake. Everything after that was a blur. All I can remember was walking out of my school into a gray cloud of deris with my aunt, screaming "I SAW WHAT HAPPENED! PLANES! TWO OF THEM! THE BUILDINGS! ONE IS GONE!"

I wasn't allowed to watch the news. I couldn't listen to the radio. I was told to do whatever homework I had, keep myself busy. But how could I possibly keep busy when I just witnessed the start of the War on Terrorism (Which at the time, I didn't know)? For months after that, I went to counseling. I was completely obsessed with 9/11. I cut out pictures, saved newspapers, watched documentaries & the news on it. My guidance counselor said that was my way of coping.

Now that I fully understand what happened on that day, it brings me to hysterics. I cry my eyes out for hours, knowing how many people have lost lives, how many children are fatherless or motherless or even orphans, and how many widowers are out there now. I've seen every documentary and can tell you what happened from the back of my hand. Those men & women, firefighters & EMS workers, police officers & Port Authority officers ... are the true heroes of the country & should NEVER, EVER be forgotten. Neither should that day.

Rest In Peace Victims of 9.11.2001<3
God Bless The Families of The Victims<3

-Nikki Elizabeth, 15 Years Old. - submitted from: Brooklyn NY United States on 9/14/2007 8:36:55 PM
    well i feel sorry for the fameles that had lost ones in the event. well i pray that the family are doing better .... - submitted from: north hills CA United States on 9/14/2007 11:29:59 AM
    rest in peace to all that passed and I give my respecs to the family of those who passed. - submitted from: lake veiw terace CA United States on 9/14/2007 11:20:29 AM
    i feel so bad for all the people who died i wish i can help - submitted from: United States on 9/14/2007 11:11:56 AM
    To those who passed away you wee brave and still are brave I believe up above. I honor and respect you so much. All things happen for a reason. I hope your life is good in heaven.

If your people were still alive i would take all my money and visit all of you and your family. And I would hold you and tell you and your friends and family and people that care about you that "everythings going to be all right". - submitted from: Los Angeles CA United States on 9/12/2007 11:45:30 AM
    i feel sorry for every one that lost some one one 9-11-01 and i just want to say that i could not imagine what it would feel like to lose a family member in a tragedy like that i would just want to give my blessing to all are heroes we lost - submitted from: van nuys CA United States on 9/12/2007 11:26:00 AM
    My thoughts and prayers go to all who were affected by the September 11 attack. From behalf of all New Zealanders, we are sorry for what you went through. - submitted from: Timaru New Zealand on 9/11/2007 8:07:51 PM
    One day the TRUTH will be told and we will look to Cheney, Bush and their cohorts to explain why they did this! Oil, money, and ultimate power to rule. They are getting away with it so far - 6 years later... - submitted from: Rolla MO United States on 9/11/2007 8:53:36 AM
MELANE, KAREN AND MORRIS - submitted from: SALISBURY NC United States on 9/11/2007 8:22:22 AM
    Angels be with the family's who suffered the ultimate sacrifice... may they find comfort in knowing they did not suffer alone... We Shared It All...

I invite you to take a minute and stop by my page to listen to "We Shared It All"... I'm sitting here looking at the clock thinking six years ago I was bawling and staring at the TV in disbelief... and so was everyone else... if you get a chance just listen that's all I'm asking... love me or hate me... We Shared it All... - submitted from: Charlotte NC United States on 9/11/2007 6:29:31 AM
    Once again the day has come that none will forget ... six years ago I was getting ready for my wedding on the 14th and was picking up people at the airport arriving for the event ... every year I watch the events with the same sorrow/anger/tears that I had the first day I turned on my television and saw that great building start to collapse ... I remember visiting it as a child and looking in awe that such a structure existed ... I didn't personally know anyone in the towers, or the pentagon, or Flight 93 and my pain at the events cannot be even a fraction of that felt by the families, I do however wish them all to know that there are people who greive with them and wish them and their families support and love. We will never forget the day and those that followed, we will also never forget you the families and pain that stays with you every day.
My love and respect to you all, my tears join with yours in rememberence. - submitted from: Sydney NSW Australia on 9/11/2007 6:28:11 AM
    To those who lost their lives - always with the Angels. To their families and the people of New York - our hearts and thoughts are with you today and always.
From, Emma Louise x - submitted from: Bexhill on Sea United Kingdom on 9/11/2007 5:34:53 AM
    As six years after our nation's tragedy that occurred on September 11th is upon us I would like to pay tribute to all those who sacrificed their lives for our country and people they didn't even know. My prayers go out to your loved ones today and I pray that God will comfort and give you strength on this day of rememberance. God bless you!
Jo Anne - submitted from: Camarillo CA United States on 9/11/2007 12:53:18 AM
    Continued prayers to the families who lost loved ones...they are not forgotten. Diane Nadelhoffer/Hach - submitted from: Burlington WI United States on 9/11/2007 12:03:36 AM
    My Name is Christian Allarde and I am living in Manila, Philippines. But i wanna say that I am an American and whereever we may be we must stand united like one big gigantic hug that reaches around the whole world. - submitted from: malate manila NJ Philippines on 9/10/2007 11:44:34 PM
    This is for all those that perished on that fateful day on 911. I may not have known any of you but my heart goes out to all of you and your families. As today we commomorate the 6th year anniversary of 911 and it is my sister's birthday instead of giving her gifts. My gift is for all of you the only thing I can give my heart and prayers. We may be strangers to eachother but in God eyes we are all his children. - submitted from: Northvale NJ Philippines on 9/10/2007 11:39:02 PM
    To All who sadly passed Sept 11th 2001 - Rest in Peace x Angel - submitted from: UK United States on 9/10/2007 8:22:06 PM
    Hi my name is ryan and i didnt know any victims or their families but 9/11 ripped through me.I was eight years old when it happened, but i remember coming in from school and seeing the pictureds and videos all over the t.v and it made me feel sick to my here's a poem for the victims and their families. September 11th in New York town Nobody knows it but the towers are coming down… An act of war in America’s core Fires beaming, people screaming Nothing left; nothing right Terrorism we have to fight! People jump to the ground as another plane comes around. A terrible ordeal - the scar in New York will never heal, New York’s horizon will never be the same All the brave Americans have just been slain. At Ground Zero there were heroes Who risked their lives Working among the echoes of those who survived. The aftermath was stomach-churning, flash-backs of those who were burning. Faces of people covered in dust, searching for loved-ones That was a must. The number of bodies was growing and growing, Trapped under the rubble with nobody knowing. This horrendous act of terrorism and pain, Ripped through our hearts… Our lives and theirs Will never be the same. - submitted from: wales newport United Kingdom on 9/10/2007 1:01:49 PM
    Tomorrow, by my calendar, the day that brings me to tears every time, will occur. Mental blank on how many years ago, but the effect is still there. Last year I visited ground zero, a week after the anniversary. Without knowing where I was I walked past and noticed people avert their gaze from right to left. To my left I saw a number of police ad rangers on horseback. I had forgotten my camera. I turned to my left to see if I could figure out where I actually was. Empty space and empty heart as I realised where I was. Tears began to well and I thanked my sunglasses for protection for others seeing. But now as I remember, it would not have been a bad or embarrassing thing to cry where I stood, more poetic and recognised. I did not loose a friend, family member or acquaintance on 9/11, but I lost a part of my heart and soul for all those who did. It made me re-evaluate my life, which lead to my month long USA trip and the reaching of a child hood dream. I will be back in two years to find more of a memory and again after that. It's in my life’s plan. I have on in the background, documentary about that day, but only in the background, I cannot watch it. Tears always fall when I see the footage. I remember the day it happened. I picked up my friend for work and she was crying "America has been attacked". I thought she was high but my tune changed when we got to the office to see the truth unfold on television. Family says I was born and bred in the wrong country, a life force connection with USA and all that it stands for and offers. So along with everyone else, a piece of my soul was lost that day. To everyone, Keep safe, laugh heaps, love lots and enjoy you and yours. - submitted from: Queanbeyan Australia on 9/10/2007 1:47:06 AM
    It will be 5 years since America was attacked.5 years have gone by with little to no change of the promises that were made.
To stop the anger
To stop the war
To stop the terrors
As we prepare to remember the firefighters, the families and the lives that were shattered that day.... I ask you all to do one thing for those people and their families..and me
Make peace with those around you whether good/bad if we stop the fighting within ourselves and our friends and their friends....
We may be able to stop the whole world from doing something like this again...
God put us on this earth as one people,
brothers and sisters were we
But look where we have gotten
And think where we could be
If there were no more fighting
if there were no tears
we would be in heaven together with no darkness and no fears
Lorrie-lynn Holovach - submitted from: Rivers MA Canada on 9/9/2007 10:44:38 PM
    9/11/01 was the most horrible day in my eyes and mind. I watched as those planes hit the towers, the pentagon and how valently the people of flight 93 gave their lives to save your country and our world. May those who perished rest in peace and may God help those who lost their loved ones heal. I may be Canadian but no matter what, i have a heart, I have feelings and I do take a moment everyday to pay tribute to all who were lost. GOD BLESS AMERICA, THE LAND OF HOPES AND DREAMS

Forever in my every thought and prayer... you all shall stay
Lorrie-lynn Holovach - submitted from: Rivers MA Canada on 9/9/2007 10:10:45 PM
    We will never never forget you. You are always in our hearts and thoughts... - submitted from: Tampa FL United States on 9/9/2007 12:31:42 PM
    This heartache this sadness
this feeling of pain
to think I'll never hear your voice
or see your face again

The loneliness without you
is beyond belief
I can't come to terms with
this feeling called grief

It's so hard to describe
just how I feel
since 9/11
time has only stood still

I’m only one of thousands
still shedding tears
It seems like yesterday
But it’s been 6 years

Would someone please tell me
My question is why?
Did so many loved ones
Have to die

Life must go on
I suppose it's true
but a day doesn't pass
without thinking of you

To treasure your memory
I must carry on
but nothing else matters
now that you've gone.

Paul Brown. UK - submitted from: United Kingdom on 9/9/2007 11:43:06 AM
    My heart still cries for what happent that day,this is my tribute: - submitted from: Zoetermeer Netherlands on 9/8/2007 10:13:38 AM
    September 11th 2001 is the only day in my life when I remember clearly what I was doing at a specific time. I wish that it was any other non-rememberable day, as the memory of that one will be ingrained in the minds of people for the most painful reasons. So much was lost that day, so much that can never be recovered no matter how much we try. Though I was and still am, thousands of miles away, my heart was there. With all the men and women who lost their lives, with all the families whose lives were scarred. With all the brave men and women who risked their lives to try and rescue strangers. Courage, bravery and true heroes emerged from a senseless tragedy. Now hope and peace need to emerge from the ashes like a phoenix. Never forget the people who were just going about their days. Never stop thanking those who risked their own lives to ensure that others could do the same for years to come. Pray to whoever or whatever you pray to that this never happens again. Don't let hate and bitterness rule your life as horrors like 9/11 came from hate. Hate can cause evil actions that will rob people of everything they love. - submitted from: London United Kingdom on 9/3/2007 12:44:35 PM
    words can not describe how much my heart gose out to all those who lost thier lives or lost some one very important to them, moms, dads, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, grand mas, grand pas,...... i wish i could wake up and have the memory of that day wiped from my memory, because it makes me cry every time i think about it, i'm crying now as i type this . - submitted from: cicinnati OH United States on 7/30/2007 11:57:52 PM
    hi just wanted to let you know we here in ireland think of you often, i was in toronto 9/11/01 and will never forget that day, may the heroes r.i.p - submitted from: lurgan Ireland on 7/26/2007 3:51:17 PM
    I cry for all those who died and all those people who died to help others.GOD BLESS AMERICA. Also I hope everyone who was a part of the attack i hope they all go to hell. - submitted from: finger lakes NY United States on 4/17/2007 5:31:46 PM
    I remember hearing about 9/11 here and thinking about the damage and lives lost. Since then, I have a sense of hope for recovery. While I have personal reasons to believe in recovery for I have recovered myself from a personal assailment, I believe there is much hope for the future. I will never forget. - submitted from: New Haven CT United States on 3/26/2007 4:24:59 PM
    vietnam memorial - submitted from: washington MD United States on 3/25/2007 5:58:21 PM
    I'm From Poland but I cried when world trade center collapsed. So many people died. Oh God... - submitted from: Szczecin Poland on 2/23/2007 7:45:22 AM
    This a memorial for the people that lost there lives in the terrorist attacks, it was a deeply saddening thing to see the footage and to hear of it, all my thoughts are with you guys in heaven and with your families. - submitted from: Dundee Virgin Islands (British) on 1/21/2007 4:28:39 PM
    Merry Christmas for everyone in heaven and on earth. Never forget. God bless America xxx - submitted from: Dunfermline United Kingdom on 12/12/2006 12:03:14 PM
    We will never forget! I was sitting in class and no one said anything, we were just watching the news. No American will forget 9-11, Flight 93 will always be remembered as heroes. Our own planes, I couldn't believe it. - submitted from: MADISON KS United States on 10/25/2006 9:59:40 AM
    To all the loved ones of those who perished, I dont know any one of you or your loved one but I just want to put my condolences forward. Im from New Zealand and I cannot fathom the how one feels but I like to offer my prayers and condolences to each and every one of you both living and passed on, also to the people of America. Its October 14th 2006 and on television Im watching a documentary about inside 9/11 and still shed a tear watching the images and listening to recorded messages / people comprehensible. So again to you GOD BLESS and stay strong for your loved one(s) and yourself. - submitted from: Auckland New Zealand on 10/13/2006 11:08:50 PM
    I dont understand why you did it... I know why I would, I would do it to end my life. But none of you! You knew you were going to pass away. I know... you went up there, ready to risk (and you know lose) your life. In the way to help someone. You are... the ultimate hero's. I want to hug all of you... Even if you did not succeed in saving a life... THANK YOU!!!! Thank you so much.... you are my hero's... With all my love.. Jason!!! (the Entity) - submitted from: Calgary AL Canada on 10/5/2006 11:34:39 PM
    "WE WILL NEVER FALL" Hush little child please don't cry, I know it's hard to understand. People going to and fro, Not knowing where to go in our land. It's ok, we wont cry, remember together we shall stand. With all our prayers and all our words, we'll let the world know we still care. (BRIDGE) We are one - We are strong - And together we belong. For the Right, and the Just we shall heal. For the rest of the world. we stand proud and we stand tall, with our backs against the wall, WE WILL NEVER FALL! We can share the light of tomorrow, knowing that their hearts keep shinning through. And to the proud, and to the brave, who gave their lives, for the RED, WHITE and BLUE! To all the brave and all the true, who gave their lives for me and you here's our prayer. To all the angels up above, please let them know we still care.... ((BRIDGE)) repeat & out words & music by: Daniel Loria Performed by: VOICES FOR AMERICA - submitted from: New York NY United States on 10/5/2006 4:55:44 PM
    I am not a writer. I am not a poet. I am a visual artist. I speak to the world through my paintings, my sculptures, my hands. I am not good with words. But after 9/11, I felt words that needed to get out. Never Forget! We will never forget events we wish we never had to remember. In a moment the world changes. The images on the screen play like a dream and the viewers' stunned silence is deafening. 11…175…93…77 America is bleeding. A nation's people are crying. Why can't I cry? Our heroes are missing. Hundreds of guardians giving everything to save lives. You entered the buildings even though you knew you may never leave. Your sacrifice was so big, but words are too small. Thank you, Thank you. Empty people stand beside me. A hole once filled with a loved one lost. The children…innocence lost. Monsters do exist. The fires still burn, at ground zero and in our hearts. People are angry…people are mourning. Our flag still flies…our nation unites. Great pride…great sorrow…great love. God's tears rain down. A nation mourns. Unity comes from tragedy. Why is that always the way? Then before me stood a tower of light, and there beside it…a second. Twin prisms of color…a double rainbow. And in that moment a nation's emotions overwhelm me. Pain…Fear…Anger…Sorrow…and HOPE. Who knew light could heal? Yet still a nation mourns. God, I wish I could cry. - submitted from: Taunton MA United States on 9/26/2006 12:37:17 PM
    I was not directly affected by this tragedy, and I did not lose any one. Yet my heart cries for everyone who suffered and lost. They are the bravest heroes ever and their death will not be in vain. We will always remember and love. America will live on and be strong! - submitted from: Lebanon PA United States on 9/22/2006 4:32:27 AM
    I am very sorry for the children who lost parents, husbands who lost wives, wives who lost husbands, and everyone who has lost someone in that tragedy. I am praying for you all and even those who didn't loose anyone in the devasting events that occurred on that fateful day. I didn't loose anyone personally, but I lost brothers and sisters; thousands of them and everyday I wake up I feel it and I think about it, I can never forget it. I was in school when I heard of what was going on. I felt as though I had been punched in my stomach, I knew that the number of casualties would be astronomical. I want to be heard though, cause I am very angry, and sad about what happened. I can't do anything physically but I will raise my voice.
From Cheryl - submitted from: East Orange NJ United States on 9/20/2006 8:15:36 AM
    To all who last their lives and to the ones that were there during the rescue.
These photos are of a ceremony in Odessa, TX that takes place every year. One flag is placed for each person that lost their life in this horrific event. - submitted from: Odessa TX United States on 9/17/2006 1:08:33 PM
    Standing On The Sun

JT Stover
November 2001

I rose uneasy with the dawn
Background noise is breaking through
If the world was counting on me
I don't know what I'd do

I hear tales of natural beauty
That I can't see from my back door
She's talking to herself I guess
I can't hear her anymore

I'm moving in and endless circle
The clock is spinning like a top
I thought I heard the vinyl cracklin'
My dreams slow down but never stop

I walked up the steps of freedom
Smoke rising from the ground
I feel like I'm standing on the sun
Watching the world go down

I've crawled through pastures of plenty
Where the spirits been disgraced
On the trail of forgotten heroes
Who's footsteps can't be traced

My mind spins what my heart speaks
With untamed notes and painted rhymes
But this ain't no time for poetry
These are dark and dangerous times

Outside the crowd is gathering
The snow is beginning to fall
You took the words right out of my mouth
Now they make no sense at all

The very last of God's good men
Have been captured gagged and bound
I feel like I'm standing on the sun
Watching the world go down

We know the truth we can't turn back
Tomorrow's here yesterday is gone
There's not much waiting on either side
Of whatever road you're on

Life's rewards are collecting dust
In boxes and on shelves
There's plenty more where that came from
Is what we told ourselves

I see the shore on a distant sea
We're walking the moonlit beach
Where love is true for eternity
Where the devil's hand can not reach

I'm looking out my window
But there's no one around
I feel like I'm standing on the sun
Watching the world go down

- submitted from: Manahawkin NJ United States on 9/15/2006 9:54:51 AM
    peace out to all people who have been affceted by the
9/11 attack here is a prayer

dear god please bless those who have lost there loved ones and those who have died
and to remember those who died
on september 11th
may you guide
rest peace for those who have died

from o'rdriana - submitted from: auckland New Zealand on 9/12/2006 3:28:21 PM
    We are in 2006! This terrible thing happened FIVE years ago. Yet how can we forget? Yesterday was September 11th and I prayed for ALL the angels whose life was stolen by "devils" who either hate or ignore democracy and true values. God Bless America.
Mrs Marcelle CLEMENS.
I'm teaching English and this thought comes from France with ALL MY HEART. - submitted from: LUNEL France on 9/12/2006 3:45:24 AM
    My heart still to this day aches for all those lives lost. all those families torn apart by what happened. Still thinking about it to this day brings a tear to my eye. May all those that lost there lives that cruel day REST IN PEACE always and forever... - submitted from: Revere MA United States on 9/11/2006 9:01:30 PM
    5 years on we still grieve and we still cry
as the roll call is read out and names are said the thoughts are still in our head.
how could they do this, this sickening plan.
for every one lost there are breaking hearts but we also gained our angels to keep us safe wrapped in their heavenly arms
so be strong and remember the people we lost for they are the angels that tread in the frost.
you are not alone

My Thoughts are Always with you

Remember 9/11 and 7/7 - submitted from: Wales United Kingdom on 9/11/2006 7:54:07 PM
    Every American citizen was affected by the events of September 11th. As we reflect back on this 5th anniversary let us not forget the strength, support and prayer that brought our nation together. Let us not forget the victims and their families. You are thought of every day and our prayers are forever with you. GOD BLESS AMERICA. - submitted from: Orlando FL United States on 9/11/2006 6:24:31 PM
    To All The Victims of the 11th of September 2001. I send our love and best Wishes on behalf of my Family. The Families, Love ones... you are all the victims of this terrible event. Five years on and i still cannot control my emotions when i see footage or hear about this on the radio. I don't think anyone will ever get over this, but we all just have to keep going, for the children. I wish their was more i could do.
I am from Australia, I have never been to America, but i feel we are connected in a very close way. I love you all....
I cannot believe it's been five years... - submitted from: Castlemaine, Victoria Australia on 9/11/2006 5:47:39 PM
    My heart goes out to all that lost a loved one. It still gets me mad. GOD BLESS YOU AMERICA - submitted from: United Kingdom on 9/11/2006 4:57:07 PM
    On this the 5 anniversary of 9/11/01.I want to express my deepest sympathy to all who lost a loved one on Sept. 11, 2001. May GOD bless all those who were on flight 93 for giving their own lives to save thousands more from losing there lives. With there heroic efforts of stopping the terrorist from causing more devistation. They will forever be remembered in our hearts. To all the firefighters, policemen, and all who gave there lives to save others that horrific day. May GOD bless each and every American and help put an end to terrorism and bring PEACE to our nation. - submitted from: York PA United States on 9/11/2006 3:47:06 PM
    5 years on, and nothing has changed.

my love to all those innocennt victims and their families, you are all brave people and are in heaven.
good will prevail, I belive that, as a world we will carry on and stay srong. Alkieda will fall. I am English. but god bless america, and pray for peace.

xxxxxx Alison harte - submitted from: United Kingdom on 9/11/2006 2:42:26 PM
We will never forget you. The family and friends of all the victims of September 11th are in our hearts and on our minds on this 5th anniversary of the attacks.
May you find comfort in knowing our prayers are with you always. - submitted from: Pittsburgh PA United States on 9/11/2006 12:48:32 PM
    I have always been very proud to be an American. But I have never been more proud than I was on that tragic day. I will never, ever forget. God Bless America! - submitted from: Orlando FL United States on 9/11/2006 12:05:39 PM
    Those who were left behind will be in our thoughts. Those who fought will be in our minds. Those who fell will be in our hearts and we will never forget. We are all one; and the one is all, your pain is ours as ours is yours and we shall never forget. United we fell and united we shall rise.

England is far enough away for us to feel relatively disconnected. I know exactly what I was doing when I heard and saw the news. The world stood still and it's horror memorialized. I grieve for those that grieve for loved ones. I grieve for those who witnessed and could do nothing. I grieve for the nation as a whole.
I can't begin to imagine the pain that the events of five years ago today caused, but we can support, and we will remember. Always.

IJW - submitted from: London United Kingdom on 9/11/2006 11:58:52 AM
    To all those innocent mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers,cousins, friends and love ones who were taken away that day and to those who were left behind mourning and missing them forever more, my deepest sympathies. I count myself very lucky as I was just off Times Square at the time. Everyday we remember. - submitted from: Limerick Ireland on 9/11/2006 11:16:23 AM
    I sit here remembering 9-11 as i say i did not lose anyone in this tragedy, but in all reality, we all lost, as we are all brothers an sisters.....remembering the victums, the fallin heros, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandmas, grandpas, an children.....may god bless the families of the fallin from this horrific tragedy....always rememebring 9-11
God Bless the USA we wont forget!! - submitted from: Blue Mountain MS United States on 9/11/2006 10:55:14 AM
    I just want to say my thoughts are with all the families of those who died!!! We are all part of the human race and all lost a relative that day!!! I visited New York six months after 9/11 and will never forget the feeling ground zero left me with!! I know there were many angels there the day I stood and said my silent prayer!! Bless you all xxx - submitted from: Ayrshire, Scotland United Kingdom on 9/11/2006 9:45:31 AM
    Today should be considered a national holiday. I hope that no Sept. 11 goes by when people do not remember. There are now thousands more victims of this attack. Those are our family members and friends fighting the war in the Middle East. Bless them all. This was a turning point in our lives as free Americans. Our country will never be the same. These brave men and women fight daily to avenge the deaths of those lost in these horrific attacks and fight to ensure our safety. 9/11/01 marked the last day of our confidence and security as a country. It is our hearts, our souls that hold us together. Our love for our Country, our love for those who lost their lives. I pray that one day, we can be secure again. I pray that all of the soldiers lives and the victims of 9/11's lives will not be in vain. I pray that our Government will do what it is best for us as a people. You are all missed, loved and remembered. - submitted from: Baltimore MD United States on 9/11/2006 9:31:11 AM
    On 9/11, tragedy struck 3,000 innocent victoms, thier families and the nation. With a few exceptions, most of those who lost thier lives on that tragic day should not be memomorialized. There loss is no more or less tragic than the loss of a loved one in car accident, due to cancer or any other innocent death. I'm sure thousands of innocent people die every day due to illness and accendents, yet we don't memorialize them.

Now, the firefighters, policemen and the passengers who brought down flight 93 should not be forgotten because they are the true heros. Their memorial, along with all memorials which recognize heroism, will be trivialized if we resort to creating memorials simply to remember victims. Unfortunatley the world is full of innocent victoms. - submitted from: San Francisco CA United States on 9/11/2006 7:15:03 AM
    I would like to send my prayers out to the families and heros of 9/11. UNITED WE STAND. NEVER FORGET - submitted from: Tucson AZ United States on 9/11/2006 7:15:01 AM
    I just wanted all of America to know that even though I was hundreds of miles away...I felt the impacted just the same. I still on this day weep for all the innocent who lost their lives. I am deeply sorry to all of the families and only hope that God will heal your hearts. I love my country! Quite a few of my family members are fighting in Iraq for our security and freedom. Please except my humble prayers and know that no one died in vain. And the evil ones which have caused all this anguish will PAY. Maybe not in this life, but in the next. They will suffer horribly for what they've done. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! The land that I love. Sincerely, Heather Sanders - submitted from: Lewisburg TN United States on 9/11/2006 6:13:38 AM
    Living in England i suppose you can say we were not affected by the teeror in America. My heart was lost on September 11th 2001. I could not imagine what all those innocent people went through.

My heart goes out to all the family's from the Victems and true heroes that day. From the World Trade Centre's, The Pentagon and Flight 93 let there soul fly above and look down on us from time to time.

To all the firefighters and Police officers that lost there lives doing the job that they knew best.

Forever we will remember you forever we will be scared witht he torment of your death and forever out hearts will cry another tear. God bless all your souls.

Your all heroes and may we all see you again someday.

God bless America xx

Rachel, England - submitted from: Blackpool. Lancashire. United Kingdom on 9/11/2006 5:49:15 AM
    I would like to send all my thoughts and prayers to all the men, women, and children who lost someone very dear to their hearts in the 9/11 attacks! GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!! - submitted from: Colonial Heights VA United States on 9/11/2006 5:08:25 AM
    It has now been five years since that horrible day in 2001. It seems like just yesterday when those shocking events took place. It is a hard day for me and I did not lose anyone, so I cannot even imagine how it is for the thousands of sons, daughters, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers and friends of those that were lost. I send to you my thoughts and prayers on this solemn day!
Kevin, Diggy & Bingley - submitted from: Washington DC United States on 9/11/2006 4:55:45 AM
    God Bless America. My Heart goes out to the victims families and friends. God rest your souls.

Together America and Britain can beat terrorism. America & Britain fight standing together side by side has two great nations In the world. - submitted from: UNITED KINGDOM U.A.E. on 9/11/2006 4:54:24 AM
    God Bless The USA! Your thoughts are with me, and we will never forget what happened on that fateful day five years ago today!

Mike, we miss you and love you. Rest with the Angels till we meet again.
xxxxx - submitted from: Ireland on 9/11/2006 1:32:30 AM
    i remember

feeling small
and hollow
watching someone's someone

with an ache invading
glad and sad
to be so far

ashes and ashen
and tears streaking through
the grey of dead
and lost

yet somehow
papers gently raining
so pristine
and clean

and then despair
when hope
did not find there

asking why
and how
could people hurt
without knowing who

begging Him
can't you come
and make this

i remember
i won't forget
you and they
who did it to

Becky Willems - submitted from: Yorkton SA Canada on 9/11/2006 12:10:41 AM
    I want to say that the families and victims of 911 will always be in my thoughts and prayers. I do not like that people are saying things agaisnt President Bush. He is doing an outstanding job as President and It is not his fault 911 happened. We were attacked by greedy, murderous,hateful unhappy people who thought they could come over here and destroy the USA and if we bicker and fuss and backbite and talk about the President of the United States and blame him instead of the ones who were at fault, then the terrorists have succeeded. Like ABC's "docu-drama" now trying to blame Clinton for 911. It's just not right! - submitted from: Forsyth GA United States on 9/10/2006 9:25:54 PM
    Five years later...and the tragedy still continues. When 9/11 happened, I was like the rest of the world and I sat in awe, watching it on TV. I was saddened, angry, fierce. Images and stories that I could never forget.
In January of this year, I was fortunate to travel to NYC with my husband. My first stop was the WTC location. It was eerily quiet while there were hundreds of people paying tribute. But out of the silence, a song was played from a homeless man on a flute. Amazing Grace. It sent chills up my spine and I cried and cried and cried. I felt so much emotional grief and saddness. This is something I wish we never have to experience again. I pray each and everyday for the victims and families and friends of 9/11. God bless you all - submitted from: somewhere in AL Canada on 9/10/2006 1:21:45 PM
    It Is September The 11th, From Me To You It is a crisp, cool, foggy fall day. My walk with Tribble dog is now through. It is September the 11th, from me to you. Frantic emails from friends at work, It’s on the net and radio, can you see this on your home TV? A small plane crash, like Patsy Cline’s Mountain but is it all true? It is September the 11th, from me to you. The anchorwoman say’s that there is just a little bit of falling debris. “Oh my God!” the whole freaking building is coming down, is what I see! 4 – 5 – 6 more planes are on the way? No one has a clue… It is September the 11th, from me to you. My wife and I are now going to work, past the Calgary International Airport we go. We see all the passenger planes parked wing tip to wing tip, row upon row. No jet contrails, no aircraft sounds and for the first time in my life, only the birds flew. It is September the 11th, from me to you. Our minds are not on our work, as we are numb through this whole day. For we hear stories of those who died, helping those who had to stay. Later more stories of those who bravely stopped the evil that flew. It is September the 11th, from me to you. Entombed in the mountains of debris are up to 3,000 dead, what can one do? To fight the evil of man, God has shown me, the same as you. That we must help those who are down, troubled and stand up for love and what is true. For from this hell we should have learned, that this was our wake up call, that we all went through. It is September the 11th, from me to you. Written By Richard Abbenbroek… For September 11th, 2006 Calgary Alberta Canada - submitted from: Calgary AL Canada on 9/10/2006 8:21:24 AM
    I wrote this in dedication to all who suffered from this sad day. Sweet Dreams Hun Looking into your eyes I do not want to forget this night. As the flames dance around the room I wish this moment could last forever. You amaze me once again with your beautiful smile. Just like, it was the first time We start to flirt We want to have that feeling again. So passionately, we start to kiss Then our bodies collide. The emotions The happiness The love Oh, how this feels so right I never want to let you go. The taste of your body Makes me want you more and more. Slowly, moving from you lips to your neck I do not want to move too fast. I head to your chest I can feel your heart beat through my lips into my soul. Then I move to the place that turns you on the most. I know because your lips begin to quiver every time that I kiss you there. Pulling me to your lips You push me onto my back You start to make love to me like there is no tomorrow. Then the sound of the alarm wakes me up. Therefore, I go wake the kids and tell them to get dressed. Once we are in then car heading to the corner of Highland and Jefferson Street. I think to myself how I should stop dreaming of us. Its over and your gone. That is the way it is. Parking the car, I tell the kids “Let’s go see Mommy.” Seeing the expressions on their faces Brings tears to my eyes. You see, today is September Eleventh, Two thousand Four. As the kids, begin to place their flowers on your grave One flower is white, the other is blue. Oh, how we miss you. I tell them to go to the car that I need to be alone for a sec. When they leave, I kneel down and pray I tell God To watch over the victims of nine eleven and of the war. Then I say to you That I miss loving you. And deep down inside I know that you miss me too. I say, “I guess true love does last forever.” Winking, I then say, “See you tonight, and don’t forget to wear that black dress that I like.” Then I place my red rose on your grave. As I walk back to the car I noticed a sign advertising for cold medicine It was not the advertisement that caught my eyes It was the big letters that read, SWEET DREAMS HUN. Knowing that it’s a sign from you, I whisper “Thank You.” By: Erick Neal - submitted from: Lebanon MO United States on 9/10/2006 5:13:51 AM
    This is my homage to America when you are down, sad, in natural desasters, 11-S, ... Don't give up! Vitaliano This is a sad song: GOD BLESS AMERICA God bless America In days of emptiness. God bless America Sorrow, despair and fate. When the shadows blind your mind, There is hope for everyone. When the sadness burns your heart And confusion makes you cry. God bless America Uh...Uh...Uh... Cry, cry now. Uh...Uh...Uh... Cry and pray now. Uh...Uh...Uh... Its time for mourning. Uh...Uh...Uh... Please, dont give up! God bless America. There is a playlist top-left with my name Vitaliano and you can find it. - submitted from: Madrid Spain on 9/10/2006 3:58:20 AM

The Eleventh of September: In Memory of Our Heroes

The Eleventh of September: In Memory of Our Heroes (Orchestration Version) (mp3)

The Eleventh of September: In Memory of Our Heroes (Acoustic Version) (mp3)

The Eleventh Of September: In Memory Of Our Heroes (Lyrics)

As the fifth anniversary is upon us, I'd like to share with you this song I wrote and rushed to record just before the first anniversary. I watched the towers blaze and, from 'out of the blue,' crumble... from across the Hudson River and my, that day, too-beautiful-of-a-view of the Manhattan skyline.

I am not promoting my performance, but the song/message, and want to share it...widen its listening audience, and perhaps, artists' interest in performing it and/or groups/individuals sharing it/utilizing it...I did my best (with limited musical ability and recording skills) to capture and communicate intimately the love, care, understanding, and unity I have and feel, and wish for, not only for our United States of America, but what we must become…a United World.

As the song emerged, I experienced once again what had happened, the pain, the sorrow. But along with the memory of what did happen, was a vision which enveloped me in love, and which I still have a hope for realizing…

A VISION OF TRUE VICTORY…OUR HUMANITY OVER ITSELF…Keeping the victims company-- and those who so desperately took them--was a mass of Americans, of all backgrounds, standing at the pit of Ground Zero, singing and chanting, from the pits of their stomachs and souls, warmly, words of inclusion, love and oneness that overcame me and the world at odds. I finally wrote about the mix of the benign if not pleasant scene of that morning prior to the attack, then the events seemingly unreal, and others, along with sentiments and hopes, not realized—and later recorded the vision in this song…a love-song, though quite sad, I hope, as it was and is for me, inspiring and hopeful.

On the first anniversary, as I was just writing and recording the song, I tried to get it some airplay, and before the radio people even heard it, they told me…"a 9/11 Song?!!…No Thanks!" I was rushing around that morning trying to find people with whom to share it, but was shy to share it as well, as I didn’t know the politics and/or anger that listeners might have felt, and still very understandably may hold within and against anyone who would think, let alone, act to hurt the victims; or, for that matter, anyone who would dare to love those people…people who I believe if loved in their lives may have not grown in such hurt, become so desperate, so hateful, and thereby could not and would not even think to commit such horrible acts. When I did get a chance to perform the song or play the recording, the reception was at most, quiet. Confused and upset myself with the response, or lack thereof, I put it away on the shelf, but didn't know, along with it, my self, and true desire, the share it…I later figured, that as our human emotional system processes such trauma and pain, perhaps it was--even then, one year later--still too soon to re-visit and remember the event, as it was still so present for us... Besides, what a mix of so many strong and apparently--and for many--absolutely opposing and antagonistic story lines! But I’ve come to try to accept myself and the truth of the story lines of life and death, love and fear. Perhaps our feeble attempts at keeping them separate is partly what keeps them at odds.

I've since been invited and have shared/performed the song in concert: Music Matters, on Long Island; and at a 911 Vigil in Shrewsbury, NJ and by a Fireman from the Firehouse on South Street, NY, where they lost 14 brothers…I'll be there with them on Monday, 9/11/06.

I’m now, four years later, taking the risk of sharing with you not only the love I have for our victims, but of everyone and every thing on this planet Earth we all call home, despite mood, anger and deep hurt at so many levels. I just hope that you’ll take what I’m offering for the love and care that is primary.

Beyond all hopes and dreams (and requests), I hope you 'enjoy' the song, individually, because that's where I know it must, and I wish it to, begin…within each of us, one at a time!

If you like it, send it to 10 friends, and expect to get NOTHING in return!! ...except what you feel...and, that's what I'm going on, intention, and learning to know that that's just, if not more than, enough to make it worthwhile...

May we all be blessed with love for ourselves and each other.

Love and Peace to you!


Erik Bernstein

The music:


- submitted from: Weehawken NJ United States on 9/10/2006 12:04:00 AM
    I definitely can say that I have struggled to define how I was “before” and “after” the events of 9/11. The changes have been subtle. Easily missed by those not seeking to know. I am fanatical about news. I still wake up everyday wondering if today I will check the news and see another horrific day. This is not motivated by fear. I did not avoid the city I have loved all my life for four years out of fear. I am not more afraid of terrorist now than I was before 9/11. I was not scared on 9/11. I was angry. I was angry for a long time. Five years later, this anger surfaces readily, almost daily, despite my attempts to put it away, to soothe it, to ignore it. Avoiding the city was a way for me to avoid having to change the skyline of my heart. The images of my youth burned into my memory as I stared in wonder at the Manhatten skyline. The twinkling lights capturing my imagination in a way adult eyes can only wistfully admire. The new skyline has no distictive features. It is foreign to me. I cannot recognize it. My memories soon became an asylum of haunting thoughts instead of a soothing place to go. I thought going back to NYC would help me to put this behind me. That somehow if I saw the new skyline life-size and up close I would see the city was not destroyed, merely transformed. In some ways this worked. The city is still a magical place for me. The sheer amount of talent on display at all times in a city that never sleeps. The constant barrage of entertainment and various ethnic cuisine available at all hours is enough to give energy to a creativity and distinction that is not encouraged in less populated areas of America. Just to survive in the big apple you must be great. Great at something, even if it is a small thing. But the city is scarred. There is no denying it. The remnants of tragedy are everywhere. Reminders to watch for packages left behind are posted every 15 to 20 feet. Every five minutes or so, you will see uniformed officers and you cannot help but wonder how many out of uniform officers are on duty. The city itself never sleeps and those that sleep there, sleep with one eye open. I noticed a trend in the gift shops: 9 out of every 10 NYC posters reflect they old skyline. The one we recognize. The one in our hearts that will never be forgotten. See all my September 11, posts... - submitted from: Olean NY United States on 9/9/2006 8:26:01 PM
    I will never forget. After nine eleven, my thoughts and dreams changed. Before I never watched the world events nor did I care. I can say now, I read, watch, learn, pay attention, etc... So many people were effected by this sad event. I feel and always will so much compassion for the victims and families. Be Strong. - submitted from: Lakewood CO United States on 9/9/2006 8:32:20 AM
    5 years after terrorists attacked our people, and our Nation is at war with itself and the rest of the world.

A look back
On September 11th
It's time to account
For hatred created
In such large amounts

We all stood behind
Our newly appointed
But his mind was on oil
With which he annointed

Family ties with the Saudis
And his regular chums
Said 'there's oil in Iraq'
So with patriot hums

Shouting 'ties with Bin Laden'
And 'WMDs'
Time to send all your children
Across the great seas

Now our casualties doubled
In the five years since
And oil revenues doubled
Not down 50 cents

So how do we deal
In a world that' confused
By our tactics of profits
Instead of improving

We had such a chance
But the 'Decider' decided,
Instead of uniting
Now we're divided

- submitted from: Washington DC United States on 9/8/2006 9:17:13 AM
    My prayers and thoughts are for not only the ones who lost relatives and friends on that tragic day, can it really be 5 years already? But also for all Americans we all lost so much that day...the following is for everyone who have lost someone...

We have old friends, some are memories,
They come and tap us on the shoulder, then take us to places that we miss and remember with a smile,
We go where there is love,
and going back we find,
Enough love stayed behind,
to make us feel, we're home.
- submitted from: Brooklyn CT United States on 9/8/2006 7:52:10 AM
    Its Been 5 years Still Fills Like Yesterday.I Was Only A Freshman In High School And When I Heard What Happen All That Went Threw My Head Was "My Dad" Who Only Works Two Blocks Away...I Didnt Even Call Home I Jumped On The Bus And Went Home...My Father Was Not Workin That Day Thank God He Took Off But The Lines Were Done So No One Could Get In Touch With Anyone...My Heart Goes Out To Everyone Who Lost A Loved One...I Am A Daughter Of A New York City Retared Police SGT And I Know That Every Night My Father And Hes Partners Were At Ground Zero Cleaning Up And Saving The Ones We Loved..May They All Rest In Peace And Be Safe...911 GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER - submitted from: Staten Island NY United States on 9/7/2006 12:58:13 PM
    The Day Our Nation Stopped To Pray - September 11, 2001 Today we watched in horror as Lower Manhattan rocked. And we in this great nation stood and watched in shock. Innocent victims on four separate planes had been flying here and there. They were taken hostage, to be killed. We wonder "Who would dare?" The World Trade Center Twin Towers was the first target. At 8:45am, near the top, tower one took a direct hit. Then with cameras rolling live before our eyes. A second flight, the same outcome, we watch these people die. Tower Two is hit lower. The explosion is unbelievable. How could anyone hate so much? Is there really anyone that capable? The madness is not over onto Washington and the Pentagon. Another plane, full of people, being used as a bomb. Back to the Twin Towers - tower two begins to sway. A roar from the implosions as the buildings blown away There are people jumping, falling metal and shards of glass. Ash and paper fill the air as billowing smoke goes rushing past. Policemen and firemen those sent to render aid. Beneath the rubble of this tower, is where their bodies lay. Back to the Pentagon, flames are coming from the south wall. Calls coming in from the north end say they see smoke in the hall. From the pictures we can see a large and gaping hole. Fires being fought, tears being shed, we wonder "Who is the foe?" Back to tower one as it shudders beneath the weight. Cries for help, more people jump, for them help comes too late. Again we watch in horror, as tower one implodes. How many were still inside? No one really knows. Breaking news. We have confirmed a fourth flight has gone down. It crashed in Pennsylvania. Speculation – it was DC bound. "Today our nation saw evil." I hear President Bush say. What should we do? He suggests we pray. Today we lost Americans to terrorists from afar. And the senselessness of their actions, will weight heavy on our hearts. The Statue of Liberty flame burns bright, our Flag still flies today Today we are united. Today our nation stopped to pray. As I get up from my knees and wipe away my tears. The questions come but answers don’t. Where do we go from here? I ask God for the answers, as I look to Him above. "Each and every one are safe. I surrounded them with Love" "Angels were there with them, no one was left alone. They are gathered here with me. Now Heaven is there home." We sit and watch, trying to access, the events of this day. The day Americans came together. The day our nation stopped to pray. By: Jacki Smith Contact: God Bless the U.S.A. God Bless Us All. - submitted from: New Braunfels TX United States on 9/7/2006 7:32:48 AM
    Hello, I wanted to pass along this new music video about 9/11 made for the 5th Anniversary. [WTC - 9/11: 5th Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Music Video] commemorating the events at the World Trade Center in New York, NY on September 11, 2001. The 6 minute music video and accompanying web site have been created to honor those whose lives were lost and as a tribute to those whose lives were forever changed by the events of that day. "It's really for everyone who was moved by the events of 9/11." - Michelle LeMarbre. The video and music focuses on the occasion by melding the intense emotions, shock, and sheer disbelief of what was witnessed on that fateful day in 2001. The music video is available for free downloading at: . The web site also serves as a comprehensive portal for information regarding the events of 9/11. In memory of the 9/11 victims and to keep the memory alive, please take a few minutes today and watch this video by visiting one of the links below... then pass this message on to everyone you know. NEVER FORGET! WTC - 9/11 on MySpace Video: WTC - 9/11 on Google Video: WTC - 9/11 on YouTube Video: WTC - 9/11 on Yahoo Video: WTC - 9/11 Website: http://wtc911.US P.S. The wtc911.US website has great information about the Twin Towers, the attacks, and links and stuff... check it out! -- Best regards, Alex Alex Johnson / WTC - 9/11 Video 9/11 5th Anniversary Memorial Video 603-627-5004 - submitted from: Hooksett NH United States on 9/5/2006 2:12:48 PM
    I visit the CNN memorial everyday and read one persons memorial everyday. I have done this since it was started. The pain I feel, and I am in Texas, is still deep. I saw it all happen live on the news and still have dreams about planes hitting buildings. My heart, dreams, prayers, emotions, and thoughts go out to each and every person that this has effected directly; especially the children that lost a parent. I wish I could do more, but remember that my thoughts are with you daily. TLW, Dallas - submitted from: Dallas TX United States on 8/5/2006 9:35:54 AM
    May all their memories be eternal, Oh Lord, and we pray that their souls rest where the just repose.

It is sad that Mr. Bush has capitalized on this tragic event to seek and create more terror and destruction around this world. PEACE - let us give it a chance, for afterall, we need to get along to get along.

JANUARY 20, 2009 - THE END OF AN ERROR - submitted from: Akron OH United States on 7/28/2006 1:23:20 PM
    What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No not just for some but for everyone.
Lord, we don't need another mountain,
There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb
There are oceans and rivers enough to cross,
Enough to last till the end of time.
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.
Lord, we don't need another meadow
There are cornfields and wheat fields enough to grow
There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine
Oh listen, lord, if you want to know.
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.
No, not just for some, oh, but just for everyone. - submitted from: Los Angeles CA United States on 7/12/2006 4:54:31 PM
    It has been almost 5 years now, and the 'War President' has done his best to divide this great nation, repeal our freedoms, and give disgustingly large tax breaks and contracts to his pals. September 11th was a defining moment in the United States' history, but George W. Bush has used it as his personal weapon on the American people (yes, I mean North American as well as South American.) It is time to ask ourselves why we aren't all out in the streets screaming 'IMPEACH!!' - submitted from: Pendleton OR United States on 7/11/2006 7:32:19 AM
    i wish i cud do more on that terrifing day how cud ne1 have such a black heart im @ da moment doin a essay on a moment that changed history i decided 2 do ma essay on the 2001 terrorist attack so i can help ppl in N.Z unda stand wht u'z went thro N.Z luv yah mwah mwah xoxo from becki mckenzie in N.Z - submitted from: Invercargill New Zealand on 6/21/2006 2:04:09 AM
    I still pray for the families and friends of this tragic event. I know I will never forget that day. May God bless the heroes and victims they are all in my thoughts. T.Marx - submitted from: Spokane WA United States on 6/19/2006 12:35:28 PM
    A hope…but not a guarantee, A chance…but not a certainty, Had the passengers on United 93. A picture… A realization… Of the evil set before them. Subdued initially by lies, Communication with loved ones, Their true mission revealed. Awful truth sets in, Oppressed, overwhelmed, just want to cry, After all…what can we do? A flicker of hope, A strength surges through, Hearts and minds steeled for the mission ahead. Not a choice, But a must, We dare not allow them success. A plan is formed, Last goodbyes are said, Ours the first step, in the war on terror. Will they ever know the truth? Will they know that we tried? Will they remember…and never forget? They must be strengthened, And never loose sight, Find courage, fight strong, finish the battle. A hope…but not a guarantee, A chance…but not a certainty, Let’s roll…let’s fight, our battles’ begun. Dedicated to the Passengers & Crew of United 93 Susan Bunts 5/2/06 - submitted from: Anaheim CA United States on 5/2/2006 10:48:04 PM
    a tragedy happened..but if you have faith you know that the people who lost their lives will be awakened soon....they are resting now
all are in gods memory - submitted from: birmingham United Kingdom on 4/25/2006 4:52:58 PM
    I am from the UK and used to live in london!

I would like to pray for those whom lost there lives in the states and here in london and i pray that there familes are not suffering!

I would just like to say that the people of london got back on to the underground the day after the attacks and that people did this to show that they were united in standing strong and showing those who think it is right to take life that we are NOT INTIMADATED!! - submitted from: Bristol United Kingdom on 4/25/2006 2:59:17 PM
    I can not imagine what the families feel to have lost their family member in such a way. But as an American and as a Christian my heart aches for all who were lost and the ones left to feel the pain. God Bless all of you! And may the prayers and love sent to you, keep you uplifted. - submitted from: Sheridan AR United States on 4/4/2006 7:56:58 AM
    Although I didn't know anyone personally who lost their life in the tragedy on September 11, 2001 my heart and prayers go out to the families who did. God Bless you all. - submitted from: Wheatland CA United States on 3/31/2006 1:14:23 PM
    Even after almost 5 years since 9/11 the impact of that day is with me always. Peace be with all affected by this heinous criminal act and God bless America and our troops! - submitted from: Seminole FL United States on 3/4/2006 6:49:48 PM
    I pay my condolence to all the families that have their beloved ones invilved in the september 11th occourance in the United States, please u take heart and pray for these souls ceaselessly, may their gentle souls rest in perfect peace. amen
From Chukwubike Santos. - submitted from: Mbaise Nigeria on 2/24/2006 6:19:49 PM
    This September will be five years since the attack on our country. To all of those who lost their lives- you will forever be in my heart! To the families of those people- My thoughts and prayers are with you always! I can't imagine what it is like to lose a loved one, but I know it's hard. It's not something that anyone wants to face. I also would like to say to the New York Firefighters and other Public Safety officials who lost their live that day- you will also be in my heart! I have a dream to be a firefighter/paramedic. It's all i have ever wanted to do with my life. I come from a family of firefighters! You all give me inspiration and the drive to get me to where I want to be. Someday I know I will finally get there! Thank you all! You will not be forgotten! - submitted from: Goshen OH United States on 2/21/2006 9:00:48 AM
    It has been over 4 years and the pain is still there like it happened yesterday. I watched in horror like everyone else.

It touched me really close as I am a native New Yorker as well as a family member of an NYPD officer. I knew my family member would be there doing his job regardless of his own well being. He was. I grew up idolizing the NYPD and their officers. I watched in horror knowing that many of them would be ending their watch that day. My family member survived but so many of his friends did not. I remember these people fondly and look up to them hoping that someday I can be half the officer they were! I do not want this to be all about the NYPD. There were so many people. I wish to extend my condolences to all! - submitted from: Dayton OH United States on 2/18/2006 3:56:31 PM
    I am from Germany and have a deep love for the USA and September 11th was a cruel and devastating day for all of us.
I am thinking of this tragedy each year again and can't forget the pictures.
May God bless you in your sorrow and pain.

Linda - submitted from: Hamburg Germany on 2/2/2006 2:23:03 AM
    I want to speak to all of the families. I will never begin to understand the extent of your loss. Yesterday my two year old son and I were watching an old movie that had a clear picture of the twin towers and I looked at him. I was not even pregnent with him when the tragedy occured and now that I am a mother, I feel like I am grieving all over again. I can not express my sypathies deeply enough for all of the families. I know that probably a lot of people have moved on, and I hope that there are some bright days for you all now. But I know that there still must be days when you are lost. I still pray for you all. God Bless--His Strength will guide all of us through all of our trials.
All of Love, Warren, Missy and Alex - submitted from: Houston TX United States on 11/2/2005 2:20:29 PM
    I remember.
It was a day I felt I needed a gun. Who was my enemy. What was next. If I'm able to upload my painting? You can share my feelings of the event that has changed our lives dramatically. - submitted from: Helena MT United States on 10/29/2005 7:05:09 PM
    This is for all the families who have been touched by the horrible thing that has happenedabout 4 years ago.

You and your lost friends or familt members are with all people who have lost some one speacial and closes to their hearts.Even people who haven't lost someone specail or close you are still with them! So, just remember that you and your specail someone is and will always never be forgotten! - submitted from: winfield IL United States on 9/16/2005 3:10:21 PM
    I really wish that this never happened and hope who was responsible faces cosequences. - submitted from: invercargill New Zealand on 9/14/2005 11:37:14 PM
    To: Michelle Bratton
Michelle, I was fortunate enough to have met your beautiful sister and all of your wonderful friends 3 weeks after, at KP's wedding.... I think about you often and hope that you are smiling down on them. My heartfelt sorrow for those you left behind, but we must celebrate the wonderful life you lead and know that you are loved. Love, your Buckeye Girls - submitted from: Olympic Valley CA United States on 9/14/2005 1:35:16 PM
    it makes me want to cry bringing up 9/11. i can't begin to understand why anyone would want to do anything to hurt innocent people. i think about 9/11 everyday and think to myself this is a day i'll never forget. - submitted from: Evansville IN United States on 9/13/2005 2:00:05 PM
    Continued prayers to the families who lost loved ones...they are not forgotten. Diane Nadelhoffer - submitted from: Burlington WI United States on 9/12/2005 4:32:30 PM
    Most people have singers, actors, or athletes as their heros. However, to every single person that lost their life on that day four years ago, to all the firefighters, police officers, or authority figures that rescued people and tried to save as many lives as possible...they're my heros and always will be. I'll never forget. God Bless<3 - submitted from: Los Angeles CA United States on 9/12/2005 10:02:09 AM
    I'm French, so please excuse my "poor level in english"...

I just wanted to tell you my sadness, even 4 years after. My thoughts goes to all the people who died on this terrible day, and to their families. Even here, you will never be forgotten.

God bless you all. - submitted from: Paris France on 9/12/2005 8:38:27 AM
    My heart goes out to all of those people who lost their lives that tragic day. Also to the families who are left behind to cope with life after that day - submitted from: Sunderland United Kingdom on 9/12/2005 6:33:15 AM
    You will all be in our hearts forever. ALWAYS. - submitted from: Rochester NY United States on 9/11/2005 7:54:51 PM
    This was a big tragity for alot of people but those terrist will pay for what they did in our heart those who died will allways stay r.i.p love live life live life to the fullest because thers allways some body trying to take your life these people didnt expect to die that day they was just trying to make a living for there family those who had to wittness this tragity may god be with you - submitted from: district heights MD United States on 9/11/2005 5:49:39 PM
    We remember the people who tragically lost their lives four years ago, and we pray for their families. May God continue be with them and with those in Iraq. We pray that God will give our country's leaders wisdom so that we may always act with good intentions and justice. - submitted from: Gilroy CA United States on 9/11/2005 1:58:03 PM
    This is a day that should never be forgotten

God Bless America

Liz, Scotland - submitted from: United Kingdom on 9/11/2005 12:54:49 PM
    I sit here at my computer making sure I look at each face remembered on the THEY ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN. I will remember for the sake of my children. I cry today for the world that has been created. I still do not understand WHY...Do terrorists think killing is the they think their God would want this...Do they truly think they are going to be granted enterance into heaven after commiting such an atrosity against fellow man???? There are other ways to get your point across when you don't agree with something...a CIVILIZED person with a Brain would know this. I do NOT condemn Muslims for this ..but I do wish we would see more of them standing up to defend what is right...and denounce the terrorist acts.
Bless all those who lost loved ones..I hope your souls are finally at peace knowing that they are safe now. Maryland - submitted from: Centreville MD United States on 9/11/2005 10:43:55 AM
    Although time has passed, we have not forgotten. May God bless all who were affected that day. - submitted from: San Diego CA United States on 9/11/2005 8:50:23 AM
    4 Years to this day our my country was shaken at the roots and i will and have never forgotten. ..God Bless All those who lost loved ones, friends, co workers and people they just passed by daily.
Bring Our Troops HOME.. the killing has GOT to stop. - submitted from: Atlanta GA United States on 9/11/2005 5:51:29 AM
    We remember, with love and respect, those of our family and friends who were lost to the forces of evil on that terrible day. We honor the brave men and women who today defend us around the world, and we salute those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We pray for safety for our heroes, for victory over terror, and for peace in our world. May God Bless The United States of America. - submitted from: New York City NY United States on 9/10/2005 10:47:39 PM
    Because of all of this we are losing even more people over there. My brother and good friend are overseas right now fighting for us so if anyone has anything to complain about it should be that we miss our friends and family. - submitted from: Appleton WI United States on 9/8/2005 9:08:04 AM
    The day freedom was attacked and defended. God bless victims and when I say that I mean the people in the towers, the planes, the pentagon, and everyone affected across the world. Never Forget - submitted from: Tampa FL United States on 8/11/2005 2:05:56 PM
    Hi my name is Juli and i am 13 years old. Please, in honor of those who died, wear and American flag pin every September 11th to show you care. It would mean alot to evey one who has been majorly effected. Thank you so very much. God bless, Juli -Wellington, NZ - submitted from: San Antonio TX United States on 8/7/2005 10:14:54 PM

I drove to work this morning,
And I didn’t no in a few hours I'd be mourning,
I was sitting working on a case,
My friend came running to me at a fast pace

She said the building is on fire,
I knew the situation was dire,
I ran down with her,
I heard a explosion and I looked and she was gone,

As I ran down the stairs that were 101 floors,
I was worrying that it was just to much,
It seemed not much longer I was at the ground floor,
While I was racing for the door,
I heard a noise that shook me,

I heard a faint cry for help,
As I listened to them I froze,
I heard the faint words turn to grumbling,
And I could tell the building was crumbling,

I thought in my mind,
Who is more important you or a stranger,
The ceilings started falling,
I ran to get the person,

I grabbed her by her hands,
Which were coated in blood,
I raced for the door,
I looked up and saw smoke everywhere,

I ran with her so far,
The tower was falling,
I felt nothing holding my hand,
I looked around and nothing was clinging on my hand for dear life anymore,

As I kept on running,
The smoke and dust was chasing me down the street,
I got to the bridge at last,
I was thankful to be alive,

I was looking for my friend,
Who I had lost in the fallen building,
I looked over and saw her,
I held her for dear life,

As the towers fell,
I felt that the known world had ended,
I was lucky to be together with my friend,
We just stared for hours,

After awhile it was just one big dust pile,
As I looked at the blood drained faces,
I couldn’t help but feel almost dead,
And cried,

I still think about that day often,
I visit the wall of the people who had been missing who some were still,
As I looked I saw that name,
And her faint cries came back,

I just stand right were the building stood,
I can still see the faces,
Smell the smells of fate,
See those flames,
And feel weak.

As the friend I tried to save,
She got her wings,
She took the stairs to heaven,
She met the man upstairs,
And was welcomed into the hands of faith.

"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself" -President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Poem Written By Kaitlyn - NY Age: 12
- submitted from: NY United States on 8/2/2005 9:07:12 PM
    "I extend my heartfelt condolences
to the families of the deceased,
so accept my deepest sympathy if you will, please.
May your pain someday, somehow decrease.
And may your loved ones rest in peace ..." - submitted from: Paterson NJ United States on 7/28/2005 7:23:25 PM
    Our thoughts and prayer to all that have lost a loved one.May God look down and grant you peace. ALA JR. #32 - submitted from: Livonia MI United States on 7/24/2005 1:04:14 PM
    i would like to express my deep sorrow to the families who have lost there loved ones and to let them know we are all here for you... i have a memorial picture i have taken and made for september 11th and if you are interested in seein or posting this picture please contact me at
- submitted from: staten island NY United States on 7/18/2005 8:39:34 PM
    We still have not forgotten, Nor shall we. God bless. - submitted from: FLAT ROCK MI United States on 7/9/2005 9:01:00 PM
    Sometimes people who have been directly affected by a tragedy such as this think that no one but them remembers anymore. I am just a girl from Canada who wasn't even there, but hardly a day goes by that I don't remember and pray for you all. Your stories and your memories of the people you lost still touch our hearts. I remember, and it still makes me cry...

May God be with you, and may you come to believe in His saving grace, so that you can spend eternity in peace. He loves you so much, and longs to heal your broken hearts... I know, because He healed mine. Take care, and know that there are still people in this world that are thinking of you. - submitted from: North Battleford SA Canada on 7/8/2005 10:42:20 PM
    almost been 4 years since the events, and it still feels like it just happened not too long ago. My thoughts and prayers are with those who've lost loved ones, and those who've been affected by this tragedy. - submitted from: Oxnard CA United States on 7/8/2005 2:54:29 PM
    I am really really sorry for those who lost loved ones in this tragedy my thoughts will always be with them
xxxx - submitted from: Wales United Kingdom on 7/6/2005 3:02:48 AM
    To the men and women of the NYPD, the FDNY, and the PAPD:
Your heroic sacrifice will never be forgotten by your brother Officers, the citizens of the United States, or the world.

A grateful American. - submitted from: Schaumburg IL United States on 7/4/2005 5:57:09 PM
    You are not forgotten....... - submitted from: Richmond VA United States on 6/29/2005 12:24:55 PM
    i just listened to the to saddest songs i ever heard: the enrique iglacias hero, and dj sammy heaven 9/11 versions and it really made me think of all the people who have lost their loved ones and i was thinking how much it would have hurt not to say i love you!! so this is a message for all the unfinished 'i love you's that have to be said in or hearts and prayers. we'll pray together one day - submitted from: southampton United Kingdom on 6/11/2005 7:13:26 AM
    Nobody deserves to lose their lives like the victims of the 9=11 tragedy and my heart and prayers go out to the families of those who lost a loved one. - submitted from: manchester United Kingdom on 6/10/2005 5:36:47 AM
    My heart goes out to all the families who lost loved ones on 9/11. God Bless America - submitted from: watervliet NY United States on 6/4/2005 9:27:02 PM
    My family and I wish to express our sympathy to the families of those lost in the 9/11 tragedy. They will never be forgoten and both you and they will always be in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. - submitted from: Methuen MA United States on 5/29/2005 7:23:17 PM
    my heart and prayers go out to all of those affected by the heartbreaking tradgedy. i cannot even begin to imagine your pain and suffering. my thoughts are still with you now and forever - submitted from: belfas Ireland on 5/28/2005 7:55:52 AM
    this is a little voice of a young teenager. i just would like to say this to all of you that need to be heard... you are not alone. we will always be there for you. all you have to do is to believe. never lose that light of hope in your heart. no one is gone forever. they will always remain your heart. and when you go up into heaven.... they will be there for you. i promise. love those all around you, help that lonely kid nextdoor to make a friend, and most of all...
believe!!! - submitted from: Yorktown VA United States on 5/17/2005 2:37:18 PM
    I know how it feels to lose the people you love. My heart and hope goes out to all those that lost someone. Stay strong, the worst is over, and tomorrow can only get better. Nobody from 9-11 will ever be forgotten! - submitted from: Berlin WI United States on 5/14/2005 10:13:03 AM
    may god guide you on the other side and may you become angels of peace guiding children safely in thier lives . GOD BLESS YOUR SOULS - submitted from: calgary AL Canada on 4/27/2005 2:08:00 PM
    I will never forget that horrible day. Good luck to all of the soldiers fighting for us. - submitted from: Brillion WI United States on 4/22/2005 8:54:40 AM
    Well, here we are nearly 4 years later. Have we learned from our mistakes? Be not decieved, God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man soeth, that shall he also reap. Does America deserve God's protection?

Before America can turn away terrorism, we must turn to the Lord.

I hope and pray that Sept 11th never happens again. - submitted from: Fort Wayne IN United States on 4/20/2005 7:01:53 AM
    im sorry to everyone out there who lost somebody really special to them. i dont think i could ever understand the devistation that this put you through, but you know now that they cant hurt anymore now and that they are always with you, they are watching down on you and there to protect you, may you and your familys be ok and i pray the best for you all*xo* may your family rest in peace, live life to the fullest(L)(K) you know were here for you all! - submitted from: alliston ON Canada on 4/14/2005 2:20:37 PM
    its been 4 years now and it still makes cry when i think about it, and didnt lose any one. i've prayed every day for all of america and thos lost. they watch over us and protect us we love you:) - submitted from: portsmouth United Kingdom on 4/7/2005 6:55:14 AM
    Im 13 And English Your Probably Wondering What I'm Writing For But Every Since It Happened I Just Take Life So Seriously.
God Bless The Amercian Angels Forever. You Will Stand And We Bow Down To You, You're Heroes In My Eyes And For All The Children Who Daddy And Mommy Have Gone To Heaven, They're Safe Now And In A Beautiful Place And They Watching Every Step You Take.
YOUR MEMORY LIVES ON IN EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US God Bless America x - submitted from: United Kingdom on 4/1/2005 2:01:48 PM
    i was there when all happened and now my life is ruined i lost my father in this tragedy and i now still live with my family every day think of what happened. i say to my self was it real is this a dream but i no its not i miss him he was the best and right now i dont know what to say. - submitted from: manhattan NY United States on 3/29/2005 10:55:07 AM
    i think this was stupid why would they do that to us. it was hard because my friend was in the building that crashed down. - submitted from: leroy KS United States on 2/25/2005 6:36:30 AM
    Dear God I miss you! I was in NYC not long ago, and coming up the turnpike I didn't even recognize it. When I realized where I was at, I cried harder than I had in sometime. It was my home as a child, and now, it's not the home I remember. Especially since you are gone. I love you. - submitted from: St Louis MO United States on 2/23/2005 3:20:37 AM
    Thank you to all who were involved and those who still are. - submitted from: Harrisburg PA United States on 2/20/2005 6:32:51 AM
    Close ties
Many cries
Watching many die
Made all cry
We'll always remember that day
But those terrorists will never pay
Because what they did was wrong
But our country still stands strong
And as you can see
Nothing will happen to me
Because the soldiers fight for us
And they wont stop until theres nothing left but dust
And all those fighting there that are dear
Keep us away from fear
I'll live longer
For the soldiers are stronger
.:|:.9/11 ALWAYS REMEMBERED.:|:. - submitted from: NY United States on 2/18/2005 10:04:47 AM
    i was very stunned when i heard the news about the attacks. i immediatley called my son husband and daughter and said i love you. now my son is serving in iraq for our country. to all the vitims families you are always in our hearts. god love you. - submitted from: st. louis MO United States on 2/9/2005 9:41:28 PM
    Here it is 2005. We continue to honor and remember those lost on that fateful September day. We shall always remember until time itself stops. On behalf of my family we continue to pray for those lost in the horrific tragedy that was 9/11/01 and we are grateful for those heroes in Flight 93. - submitted from: Kenosha WI United States on 1/30/2005 3:25:16 PM
    i would like to say to all the people that were hurt by hearing that there family member i would like to stay strong and i feel really bad and i hope you will love my memorial sincerly your daughter kassie. - submitted from: hawthorne CA United States on 1/11/2005 10:12:17 AM
    I am 16 years old, and I live clear across the country, in Idaho. I didnt have a friend or a family member that died that day, But I was still affected by the tradegy. It affected everyone in one way or another. God bless all the familys of the victems. They are all in a better place, even though we miss them. - submitted from: Downey ID United States on 1/7/2005 1:09:05 PM
    To my loving husband and all that were lost on that morning of 9/11, they are with God's Heavenly Angels now. My Husband, Larry Bowman's Favorite Scripture in the Bible, being the most dedicated Minister, the scripture was Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. To the families and friends that are still in your grieving process, take your time but don't let those emotions destroy your mental well-being because it can and will, speaking from my own self experience since day. Be Strong--even when you don't have the energy. STAND with your head lifted up and give the Lord Jesus Christ the Praise He deserve. Don't Give Up!!! They will never be forgotten. Remember the good times you spent together and not focus on what you could or should have done. Love Yourself and Your Grieving will become much more easier to bear.

I Love You All. GOD BLESS. - submitted from: Mt. Vernon NY United States on 1/2/2005 1:47:32 PM
    One More Day

Last night I had a crazy dream
A wish was granted just for me

It could be for anything

I didn't ask for money

Or a mansion in Malibu

I simply wished, for one more day with you

One more day

One more time

One more sunset, maybe I'd be satisfied

But then again

I know what it would do

Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you

First thing I'd do, is pray for time to crawl

Then I'd unplug the telephone

And keep the TV off

I'd hold you every second

Say a million I love you's

That's what I'd do, with one more day with you

Leave me wishing still, for one more day

Leave me wishing still, for one more day

:GOD Bless America:
I love everyone who was in this horrible tragedy! I would take all of yalls places anyday! Yall will be in America's hearts!
- submitted from: Denham Springs LA United States on 12/27/2004 2:39:18 PM
    Christmas Day 2004~
As we pray for our troops on this special day, we again reflect on those who lost their lives September 11th. God bless us all...Diane Nadelhoffer, Burlington, WI - submitted from: United States on 12/25/2004 6:50:34 AM
    I feel Great sympathy for the victims, but why were there no windows on the passenger's air craft if it was a 'passenger aircraft'? It looked like a cargo plane to me. Don't believe every thing you here. - submitted from: London United Kingdom on 12/6/2004 3:37:59 AM
    I will never forget September 10th/11th 2001

I flew back out west at the end of my annual summer vacation (back to my home in Nova Scotia) on the evening of September 10th 2001. I had moved all my things to a new apartment and this was to be my first night there, arriving at 2am on Sep 11th, and exhausted, crashing very hard on the sofa.

The next thing I remember was my new roommate and a mutual friend of ours shaking me and pointing at the TV and the sun streaming in. My groggy memory of the CNN logo answering me halfway through my half-asleep question "what movie is this?" will never go away. I thought it was going to be World War III once I actually woke up.

I thought of your country, you, the United States of America. I couldn't help but remembering all of the experiences I had when I moved out west in 1996 and purposefully made the drive across 12 of your states (ducking back in & out of Canada for some visits in Ontario). I made a point of it to take my time, camp, shop, dine and just be friendly with people in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington. I can still remember thinking how trivial the "differnces" seemed between our two countries as far as just the plain and simple, everyday "people" were concerned, and feeling very comfortable in the USA because of that.

I guess that is the real reason I will never forget that day. Not because of all the flashing images, or feelings of disbelief, or any of the other powerful emotions of the day, but in the long term because it was the United States herself that got hit. A nation very near and dear to me; a country I consider more than just a neighbor.

Over three years hence, please know that I have not forgotten, and I think I speak for a lot of people in that regard. God bless you all in the long wake of these hideous attacks on freedom. A lot of people come to our country for the same reason they come to yours; freedom and the ability to make a better life for themselves, as it has been for quite some time. A lot of people from a lot of countries, working hard to have a better life for "them and theirs" died in those towers, and isn't that what its all about?

My thoughts are always with you. God bless America, and what she REALLY stands for. Freedom.

G. Porter, Banff AB - submitted from: Banff AL Canada on 12/1/2004 2:16:41 AM
    sorry about your luck. - submitted from: Worthington OH United States on 11/24/2004 4:05:16 PM
    to all those who were lost and are being lost stemming from this. you all were brave, strong people willing to save others instead of yourself - submitted from: pittsburgh PA United States on 11/24/2004 12:40:04 PM
    I know that this was a horrible tragedy..and this was hard for many of the families to get over..but you will..because God will guide and help you through it all..I hope that your sorrow will heal..and God Bless everyone across the world. - submitted from: Muscatine IA United States on 11/11/2004 10:23:07 AM
    To the victims memories, families and associates of this horrible attack. I am sure that words are of little comfort but you must know that I still weep for all of you. You have given your lives and pain and sorrow to help make our lives a little better. My heart is with y'all.

TRO - submitted from: San Antonio TX United States on 11/1/2004 2:53:00 PM
    deepest simpathy to all the victims of 9/11 and their families - submitted from: Armagh Ireland on 10/14/2004 5:34:41 AM
    Citizens of the United States of America--
We have suffered something so terrible and yet we stand strong today three years later. I am amazed by the strength and loyalty that our country continues to show. To everyone who lost someone that day my heart goes out to you. But know that they are in a better place and thier memeory will live on forever. We have all been effected by this situation in some way shape or form we must all stay strong. When times get hard stick together and PRAY and he will be with us and take care of us. When you look back on your life and wonder why there is only one set of footprints in the sand remember throught the hard times it was then that our lord carried us. - submitted from: Olathe KS United States on 10/8/2004 5:06:00 PM
    If we were to stand, would we stand alone?
Would someone be there without a hand to hold?
Would you befriend them in this time of loss?
Or would you turn away, and look from far across?
If there was a way to bring them back, to help them see the way?
Would you take that opportunity or let it ride on the tide of the sea?

To all those who have died and the family that I have lost, Know that I would be there. I would hold your hand and make sure that no one would stand alone. You are all heros. There is a greater plan for all of you. Sometimes I wish that I was part of that plan. Right now at a young age of 27 I must stand tall. I must raise my family and have them know that those lost are to be remembered. My children will grow without grandparents, without their father, aunts, uncles and cousins. As my entire family was torn apart that day and separated, I know that we will one day be an eternal family. Thank you to my parents, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles for the service you rendered. And a thanks to all that went along with my family this day. Thank you for not having them stand alone and cross over to Heaven by themselves. I respect all of you and I will teach my children that you all made a difference and helped me to cope and get along without the shoulder of support that I once had. May God Bless all of you that have returned home, and may God bless your survivng families. - submitted from: Edmonton AL Canada on 9/29/2004 11:16:14 AM
    Although I am only 14 years of age, and this tragedy happend 3 years ago. I would like to send out my thoughts to the family, and friends of the people that perished on the day of 9/11. I came accross a song today which made me think of the horrific terrorism act that shuck not only the USA but the whole world.The verses follow:

It happend so fast
Everything was a blur
And everyone came by, said how sorry they were.
I knew that they ment well.
So I tried to force a smile.
They said I should be thankful that I had them for a while.

But now all my friends, and my family are gone home.
I'm just left here sitting, with my memories all alone.
I'm always heard, that god does everything tonight.

I just wish my angels weren't in heaven tonight.

I know their are something beyond our control, and some things only god can decide. But that wont stop this hurting, that I feel in my soul.

I just wish my angels weren't in heaven tonight.

I know their are somethings, beyond our control, and somethings that only god can decide. But that won't stop this hurting, that I feel in my soul.

I just wish my angels were'nt in heaven tonight.

God wont you hear this, kiss my angels.. Goodnight.

Some of the none sung quotes in the song which also have a refference in my opinion to the hardship these families must still be going through follow:

'Oh my god'
'Massive casulaties here at the moment'
'I can't get hold of them'
'May god bless the victms, their families and America'
'The second building has just came down'
' I can't even look at it, because all I see are people, I don't even see a building, all I see are people'
'Theirs children without mothers and fathers tonight'

To me the above quotes and the above song reinforces in my thoughts of what that horrible day was - A tragedy. The song and the lyrics express what not only a national tragedy it was, but also what a personal family tradgedy September 11th was. So through this memorial message, I hope everyone reading this will realise that even terror strikes in the heart of children and teenagers. May god be with you all. - submitted from: Birmingham United Kingdom on 9/18/2004 2:07:17 PM
    I would like to send tribute to the most wonderful person I think that I have ever met in my entire life. Steven G. Hoffman was taken from this earth in the world trade center bombings and left behind a beautiful wife and a daughther who at the time was too young to ever remember her father. There are no words on this earth to ever describe how wonderful of a person this man was and how he would go out of his way to help anyone, no matter who they were. Three years later I am still in mourning over the loss of the man who has forever changed my life even after his passing and makes me aspire to be a better person. God rest everyone who perished in this horrific even and the families who lost someone. - submitted from: Gilbert AZ United States on 9/12/2004 2:01:50 AM
    I would like to express my condolences to each and every family that lost a loved one in the horrible act of terrorism. Those loved ones will never be forgotten. I pray for the families that have been affected by this horrible event. God Bless You. - submitted from: South Charleston WV United States on 9/12/2004 1:56:28 AM
    This is my 1st 9/11 anniversary living away from my home town of NYC, struck so cruelly three years ago. I watched the recent news of the school seige in Beslan and recalled the incredible outpouring of sorrow and support from around the city and around the world in the wake of the events of September 11th. We are all God's children. - submitted from: New York NY United States on 9/11/2004 6:10:45 PM
    It's been 3 years to the day of the September 11th attacks, but as you look around at everyone on the anniversary of that fateful day it still seems so fresh in the hearts of many. Flags flying, candles lit, memorial services to grieve those lost all across the land. In this great nation based upon the principles of freedom & democracy, it's still astonishing to see how every generation has been marked by some sort of national tragedy. Our grandparents & great-grandparents passing down stories of both World Wars. Our parents telling us of things that happened the day President Kennedy was shot & killed. My generation now to pass on to our children what happened on this day 3 years ago when terror struck our nation. I can still recall everything that was going on in our city & on my college campus that day as we saw the events unfold in New York as vividly as if it were still yesterday. The only question left now is when will all of this tragedy come to an end?? Over the past 3 years I've seen coworkers, friends & loved ones sent overseas to defend all that America stands for. Still though there have been more lives lost in tragedy, more families heartbroken over this war that we now fight. When will this nation learn?? When will all the fighting end?? Sadly, there is no clear cut answer and other innocent lives will be lost all in the name of this fateful day. My heart & prayers goes out to all of the families somehow touched by the 9/11 attacks -- victims, rescue workers, families of the brave soldiers now fighting for our cause. September 11th is a day in history that will never be forgotten. All of the people involved in that tragedy will never be forgotten either. Our nation will prevail. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! - submitted from: Milwaukee WI United States on 9/11/2004 3:40:44 PM
    Living in another state away from all your family, you don't realize how much they mean to you until a day like, Sept. 11th happen's and your on the other side of the state hopeless and full of prayers. I never met my family who live in New York and in parts of New Jersey, it only goes to show you that in one second everything can dissapear and that family means everything. I now plan to meet them soon! God Bless America! - submitted from: Phoenix AZ United States on 9/11/2004 2:39:48 PM
    Remember, Remember The 11th of September- We will never forget.

To all those men and women who died we will not forget you, your memories live on with the hope of others. May your spirits live on for eternity, you all died as heroes....

R.I.P all the SEPTEMBER 11TH VICTIMS, may you rest quietly and peacefully for eternity. - submitted from: United States on 9/11/2004 2:25:25 PM
    To all the families who lost loved ones on 9/11, my thoughts are with you. Today on the 3rd anniversary of this tragic day, there is still sadness and pain in all our hearts. We still feel the hurt; you are not alone. May time bring you peace in your heart and mind. - submitted from: Houston TX United States on 9/11/2004 9:06:10 AM
    To all the victems of the 9/11 tradgerdy, we will never forget.. and as everyday passes by you will remain in our hearts forever. Gad bless you all, and may you all rest in peace x - submitted from: Wirral United Kingdom on 9/11/2004 7:12:56 AM
    My heart goes out too all Americans on this tragic day may god be with you all - submitted from: hartlepool United Kingdom on 9/11/2004 6:14:34 AM
    September 11th 2004...I have not forgotten, nor shall I ever forget. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost loved ones, and with all our troops fighting to defend our freedoms. May God Bless us all. Diane Nadelhoffer - submitted from: Burlington WI United States on 9/11/2004 4:40:19 AM
    ITS ALL ABOUT FREEDOM - submitted from: MESQUITE TX United States on 9/11/2004 3:56:21 AM
    Today,now 3 years on, we feel tears strolling down our faces as we see the reminders of this black day. We were in the USA on holiday, and felt all the pain of this beautiful country. God bless all who perished and their families on this day.
The Kell Family, County Durham, ENGLAND - submitted from: county durham United Kingdom on 9/11/2004 2:26:32 AM
    September 11, 2004.....still on our minds- always in our hearts. - submitted from: wantagh NY United States on 9/11/2004 2:19:36 AM
    To all the families of the 9/11 victims: I can never truly know what you are feeling or what it was like on that terrible morning. All that I know is the sick feeling in my stomach as we at work realized what was happening. We prayed that it was not as bad as it looked. I was able to go home to be with my family, to try in some small way to understand. I remember the drive hoem; the almost eerie silence because there were np planes flying. I watched in horror something that I will never be able to understand. As the whole story became clear, I remember feeling guilty because there was nothing I would be able to do to make it more bearable for the many families involved. Then, the anger set in. That someone could hate Americans so much to do this was just unbelievable. Now, on the third anniversary of 9/11, I want the families to know that WE WILL TRULY NEVER FORGET. May God bless you. Felicia Short - submitted from: THE COLONY TX United States on 9/10/2004 10:12:46 PM
    Never Forget those who made the Supreme Sacrifice on September 11th 2001. Especially my fellow Brothers from the FDNY. "Well Done Lads"
- FDNY Fire Alarm Dispatcher - Brooklyn Operations. - submitted from: Brooklyn NY United States on 9/10/2004 6:02:36 PM
    We should not seek revenge on those who have committed crimes against us, or reply to their crimes with other crimes. We should reflect that by the law of karma, they are in danger of lowly and miserable lives to come, and that our duty to them, as to every being, is to help them to rise towards Nirvana, rather than let them sink to lower levels of rebirth.

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama - submitted from: Portland OR United States on 9/10/2004 5:48:16 PM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who lost loved ones in the WTC, Pentagon and in the field in Pennsylvania.I still have a hard time believing that something like this happened.It still makes me sad. God Bless the USA! - submitted from: IA United States on 9/10/2004 1:21:13 PM
    September 11th is a day to remember the people who died. I hope we can all remember the people who died. I'm sorry the Twin Towers fell. I like the way people are caring for the people who died on Sept. 11th***Shawn Lee, 4th grade

I am sorry for the people who died at the Twin Towers. I'm thankful for the firefighters and paramedics who saved some of the people's lives. Peace Forever on September 11th.***Darion Littleben, 4th Grade

I'm sorry that people lost their lives on Sept. 11th. It's sad that the terrorists crashed the planes into the Twin Towers. I want people to have peace. ***Ralphlita Bia, 4th Grade

I'm sorry that a lot of people died on Sept. 11th. I'm sorry for the people who were working while the Twin Towers fell over. ***Malcolm Francis, 4th Grade

I'm sorry that over 1000 people died from the crash of Twin Towers. I'll remember everyone that died. ***Hernandas Bia, 4th Grade - submitted from: Round Rock AZ United States on 9/10/2004 11:58:57 AM
    As a Fire Fighter myself it is impossible to tribute to every fire fighter who died, because they all deserve it. But don't forget all those who live on under the watchfull eye off all fallen fire fighters around America who serve and protect all the citizens of America. Next time you drive by the fire house and the guys are loading hose or cleaning trucks. Stop in and talk to them. Tell them how much you appreciate the sacrafice they make for you. It means the world to them. And its one of the few things that will bring a tear to a Fire Fighters eye. - submitted from: O'Fallon IL United States on 9/9/2004 10:19:26 PM
    God Bless all who died in the terrible attack. - submitted from: Belfast N.Ireland United Kingdom on 9/9/2004 2:10:41 PM
    It often happens so that we start understanding other people's pain when we ourselves get hurt. In Russia we lost 10 times less of our brothers, sisters, and children, and now we are feeling all the horror of the terrorism's stunning cruelty. May the Lord accept all those innocently killed in New York, 9/11/2001, and at all circumstances throughout the world and save us from this evil in future. - submitted from: Moscow Russian Federation on 9/9/2004 1:36:44 PM
    Candace Lee Williams was cut short of her wonderful life along with thousands of other people on that horrible day. God bless sherri candace's mom and corey her brother. You will never be forgotten. God bless you. - submitted from: Danbury CT United States on 9/9/2004 1:30:59 PM
    I would like to express my deepest sorrows for the victims and their families of September 11th. I am part of my drill team at school and we would love to send a card to an organization or someone that give it to a victim's family. Does anyone know who i should contact? - submitted from: Houston TX United States on 9/9/2004 1:05:12 PM
    I LOVE ALL OUR PEOPLE - submitted from: HARVEY LA United States on 9/8/2004 9:12:07 AM
    Approaching the anniversary of September 11th, I can't believe it has been 3 years since that tragic day. Even now, not a day goes by when I don't think about all those innocent people, whos lives were so cruelly taken away.My thoughts and prayers are still with all those families who lost loved ones. God bless. - submitted from: Southport United Kingdom on 9/8/2004 7:22:49 AM
    I'm truly sorry that this happened to most of the people and children on Sept. 11th. I'm sorry that people died on this day. September 11th is a day to say you're sorry to the people that died.--Aretina Mitchell, 4th grade - submitted from: Round Rock AZ United States on 9/7/2004 10:31:48 AM
    it was very sad .... what happened on sept. 11 especially because it was on my birthday! - submitted from: Birmingham AL United States on 9/7/2004 7:21:45 AM
    My name is Amanda Louden,
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to all of the families that lost their loved ones in the terrible attacks on Septerber 11th 2001, there is not a day goes by that I don't think of that tragic day. My prayers are with you and I will be thinking of you all. - submitted from: Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on 9/7/2004 4:42:24 AM
    Hello, my name is John T Mclev.
I am a honord member of the NYPD.
I am AN Assistant Chief.
I would like to sey that 9/11/01 is a day that i will never forget.
When people where haeding out from the towers, my devision of three teams of police fire and EMS whent in.
when almost 150 police officers fire and EMS personnel led by me when we entered the WTC after the colapse operation final ispection rescue and recovery was underway. - submitted from: NEW YORK CITY NY United States on 9/4/2004 2:15:40 PM
    Its 3 years now since that horrific day in September. It was a beautiful morning but no one saw what was about to happen. My thoughts and prayers are with all the American people at this tragic time. May all the people who died rest in peace. No one will forget that tragic day. - submitted from: Kilkenny city Ireland on 9/1/2004 11:48:30 AM
    In memory of those who lost their lives, God bless their famlies and friends. - submitted from: geneva NY United States on 8/24/2004 10:59:45 AM
    I used to live in New York and I loved the World Trade Center. My dad worked in the World Trade Center for years, and was actually in New York on a business trip on 9/11. His boss told him to look out his window, but he couldn't bear it. I always took the towers for granted, as a permanent part of my life. I was at school when the towers fell, but none of the details were released until I got home. Then I saw my brother staring at the TV and I came in just as CNN showed a replay of the first tower falling. I broke into tears and grabbed my mom. I've visited the World Trade Center site twice since then, and I'll never forget the people who died nor the heroes of that day. Even down here in Georgia, I think about the towers whenever I come home and see the last picture we took of the twin towers. - submitted from: GA United States on 8/22/2004 9:16:12 PM
    Still such painful memories of that day fresh in my head, still such pain in my heart thinking of all the loved ones grieving a daddy, brother, mummy, sister, auntie, uncle, cousin, neighbour, friend orjust some-one that maybe they would just pass by in the street on a Monday morning. I will always remember you all and am thankfull to you all for making me realise just how precious this life is. God bless you all xxxxx assosiate - submitted from: london United Kingdom on 8/18/2004 2:08:57 PM
    The Two Towers

Tall they stood days and nights
Immune to all, save those deadly flights
Designed as twins,
Thousand's tomb
Succumbed to terror winds,
Carrying their doom.

The two towers, massive brothers in life. In rain,
mass brethren graves became.
One united grieving family was born
Thousand families forlorn
There is no king to retrieve each sole
They are all kings returning tall.

They have been taken by the ring,
The ring of fire took them in,
Over their epos darkness spread its gown
When the twins' walls came grumbling down.
And no wizard, no dwarf, nor elf was there to aid.
On that September, when evil prevailed.
- submitted from: Israel on 8/18/2004 1:37:06 AM
    god bless you all my heart is with you now and forever
louise xxx - submitted from: United Kingdom on 8/9/2004 3:27:28 PM
    god bless everyone who was a victim of that tragic day my thughts are with you all now and forever you will never be forgotten Donna xxx - submitted from: United Kingdom on 8/9/2004 3:20:10 PM
    I still remember that dreadfull day
when I got that call at home,
I knew that something had gone wrong
by the persons very sad tone
When the person told me what happened
I broke down in tears,
and then everything around me
became my worst fears
I ran to my living room and
turned on my T.V.
I wish I was better prepared
for what I was about to see

There were firefighters everwhere,
policemen running from here and there,
trying to save as many lives and they can
Smoke, Dust, Debris everywhere,
people cying here and there,
Everyones trying to lend a helping hand.

There were people running and crying,
yelling loved ones names,
at this point and time
noone knows who to blame
One tower falls,
hope not another,
a few minutes later,
down goes twin brother

There were firefighters everwhere,
policemen running from here and there,
trying to save as many lives and they can
Smoke, Dust, Debris everywhere,
people cying here and there,
Everyones trying to lend a helping hand.

A lot of people died that day
Some got away alright,
Those terrorists aren’t getting away
Without a fight
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims,
We want everyone to know
Were thinking of them

There were firefighters everywhere,
Policemen running from here to there
Everyone did as much as they can
People crying everywhere,
People praying here and there,
What would we do without
Those strong brave men

Thank god for all those brave men,
We will never forget them,
For what they did that day,
Those terrorists are going to pay
There going to pay
You Bet Their Going to Pay

In memory of all those who lost their lives
In the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001

------------Sean Mitchell---Age 15 - submitted from: New Brunswick Canada on 8/9/2004 12:36:14 PM
    It's almost 3 years since the attacks and I don't remember one day since then that isn't somehow affected. The people killed that day are innocent and they are in Heaven away from hate and terror. I feel them looking over us and praying from Heaven that nothing like 9/11 ever happens again. - submitted from: Annapolis MD United States on 8/9/2004 5:12:26 AM











    Nearly three years has it been since we, as a nation shed the same tears. Together we were embraced in fear and disbelief. Yet together we have risen, united under these 13 stripes and 50 stars. Together we climbed to the highest point in our short lives and screamed freedom like a magnificent bald eagle as it escapes from the firey forest beneath it's wings... I am 16 years old (17 on Aug. 2) and I live in California. Many have said that the shock of this event did not fully reverberate into the heart and souls of those on the west coast. That in a nation which at times seems too diverse for some and too apathetic about each other, it is impossible for us to share these unbridled emotions and to have the same insecurities. Well I for one have witnessed the end of the Sublime, the end of an age which I believed would never change. The age of innocence is over. Childhood games and pointless high school drama seemed to dissipate as the images which had been carried by satellite burned their way into my mind and soul. Horriffic images of fire, ash and pain. But the solitary images which still inflict fresh scars in my heart, was watching as people lept from these turbulent towers. A deep dicord made my body shiver as a needle scraping bone. This fear was replaced with hope as the rescue teams tempted fate that bleek September morn. This changes everything. Though it seems like an eternity in distance on a map, even a world apart, that day I felt the shockwaves rumbling through the streets,in the air, as MY home, MY world seemed to crash. But watching those rescue teams risk the unthinkable, I was lifted up from my knees, to stand shoulder to shoulder with my fellow Americans. I realized that, no longer are we a nation on opposite ends of the country, for we may not see the same things or do the same things, we still breathe the same air, and partake in the same stuggle. WE ARE UNITED. and NO ONE CAN TAKE THAT AWAY FROM US.... So I say from my california home, as a neighbor and brother to those left empty, that I feel your pain and wish you with all my heart and soul the best in life and that you find Solice and Peace in the Lord or in your own place. For those who faced the terrorrists, may you all find sanctuary in heaven. For those who perished within the two towers, I pray that you may also find sanctuary within heaven's gates. For those who are missing I pray for you that you may find your families whether in life or in death. And for those who paid the ultimate price, in hopes that even a single life may be saved even if the tradeoff meant their's in return, I am forever thankfull for your courage, and actions in the chaotic haze around you. And even for those who survived, I thank you as well, for you have provided true strength and inspiration to us all.... Sam Jaime - submitted from: Bakersfield CA United States on 7/27/2004 5:04:31 PM
    almost 3 years on and the images still haunt me. I went to the States in late September 2001 and was overwhelmed by the pride, positive attitude and "never say die" of the people I met. I'm British, but feel strongly for the citizens of the USA, some of whom I count as close friends. The people lost will never be forgotten, the survivors never alone. God Bless America - submitted from: Cheltenham United Kingdom on 7/22/2004 3:23:20 AM
    It's been over two and a half years and I still cry for those who have lost their lives and those who have lost love ones. My deepest symphaties are with you all.I just want to say that America is never alone and we all felt your loss that day here in Ireland. - submitted from: Ireland on 7/6/2004 1:32:43 PM
    To all those who lost their dearest I wrote a song about september 11th from the view of the so sadly missed victims.

Hope you can get support of it in working up the tragedy that took place september 11th.
I'm just a home-singer, so this song is free to download at several MP3-sites (Players Paradise, Cnet, Vitaminic, Soundclick and the likes).

THE DAY IT HAPPENED, ©2003 Rockin' Henri

We can’t capture the things
That we saw happen that day
Caused by just four wings
That people started to pray
Desperately asking why
Innocent people had to die
The reason for this fate
At this unforgettable date

It was on a bright sunny day
When it happened that changed the world
It took place in a horrible way
That no one feels free like a bird
At first glance it was a usual start
Of a long working day
Having breakfast a la carte
Everybody was happy and gay

The employees left their homes
Just to do their usual job
Earning their loanes
Dreaming of reaching the top
Same time far away
People joined some airplanes
Preparing for a long stay
Becoming a flight in chains

Along the flight they discovered
That something was goin’ on
I can tell you, they have suffered
Because they knew it was wrong
When they reached the targets
The employees where stoned
They realized it was their end
Leaving their families alone

The song has already been played on radio KGAT in Arkansas and on radio in Netherlands.

Rockin' Henri - submitted from: Netherlands on 7/4/2004 2:30:57 PM
    I feel like it happened yesterday. The picture still vivid in my mind. Those brave souls that perished, we miss you and love you. I would like to extend my hand to the military that is overseas, I hope we can support them no matter the anti-military support that is going on out there. I lost 2 friends on 9/11 and have served in the military, dedicating my service to them.
God Bless America. - submitted from: Cincinnati OH United States on 6/30/2004 12:54:43 AM
    In Loving Memory of Al Marchand.... We Miss You...
From a dot on the map in - submitted from: Alamogordo NM United States on 6/27/2004 9:17:25 AM
    Even though it's been alomost 3 years since the tragic events of September 11th, I still think about it and remember like it happened yesterday. My heart goes out to everyone who was affected by this tragedy. May God have mercy on the souls of ALL terrorists who think that taking their lives and the lives of other people is acceptable. - submitted from: Arlington Heights IL United States on 6/26/2004 6:58:05 PM
    James Amato, I recently found out that we are cousins. We never met, but I keep your picture in my office. Your bravery will never be forgotten. - submitted from: Richmond VA United States on 6/21/2004 11:42:23 AM
    God, don't let us forget but let us forgive - submitted from: Monterrey Mexico on 6/15/2004 10:20:20 AM
    God bless those who were affected and those who lost there lives because of this tragedy And i hope this NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN.
BY EMMA.H AGE 13 - submitted from: LONDON United Kingdom on 6/1/2004 4:35:13 AM
    For all those that lost someone close and dear to you:
That's preety messed up what they did to our Nation..
It is something we will NEVER forget and we will pass it on for generatios of those brave and couragous men and women that risked there lives to keep america free and United.God Bless and our thoughts and prayers will always be with You all and our nation. - submitted from: Chama NM United States on 5/14/2004 10:44:07 AM
    i would like to say that. im from ny and i will always till the day i die carry a peice of the wtc in my heart. and love ny with all my heart it is the best place to live. and the best place a person could ever ask for. what happen on 9/11 was a cowards way out. but when we do got osama. he will get his. i love everybody and everything bout ny. and i will never forget about 9/11. i love u - submitted from: Staten Island NY United States on 5/13/2004 8:15:39 AM
    It has now been three years since this horrible tragedy. I know that in the hearts of the families effected by this horrible event, it seems like yesterday and it is probably just as painful for them now as it was back on September 11th. I know that nothing anyone can say will ever take away your pain. Just know that there are people that still think of you and your loved ones who were so maliciously taken away. My hope for you is that one day, your heart will stop aching and that you can be relieved of the sadness in your heart. - submitted from: Birmingham AL United States on 5/4/2004 10:59:21 PM
    I am girl of 20 years from Barcelona, Spain, the 11 of September is when in my city our "independence" is celebrated, from 11S I have not returned to also celebrate nothing because next to the Wolrd Trade Center dead a part of my. My but felt pesame to all the families, friends and Americans who pedieron a part of them in that terrible massacre. Sorry for my english - submitted from: Barcelona Spain on 4/29/2004 5:19:35 AM
    i am deeply moved my name is therese longard and could have lost my uncle - submitted from: Fort Vermilion AL Canada on 4/27/2004 10:24:32 AM
    i remember that because we thought that my uncle died in the bombings but didn't

therese longard - submitted from: fort vermilion AL Canada on 4/27/2004 10:15:46 AM
    world trade center - submitted from: new york NY United States on 4/16/2004 10:58:46 AM
    i would like to say that i am very sorry about you losing a family member. it has effected me a lot more than what i thought it would have. i didn't lose a family member but every time I see something about september 11, 2001 it makes me reaspect our country and my family members a lot more than what i did before 9/11. And once agean, I am very sorry that you lost a family member. - submitted from: loganville GA United States on 4/12/2004 11:08:37 AM
    i know i am not from the United States but today i still think of the tragedy that happened on that fateful day. I pray for the people who so tragically lost their lives and my heart and soul goes out to them and to the families who are now having to live their lives without the one who they truly loved. I will continue to pray for you and again i send my heartfelt sympathy - submitted from: northamptonshire United Kingdom on 4/9/2004 5:10:46 PM
    This is the second time I have writen on here now, and even now I find it hard not to cry, very hard, my heart is with everyone who lost a loved one on that day.
There is not a day goes by that I don’t think about you and there will never be a day I don't. My heart is always with you and it always will, we must now stand together and be united as one, God bless America and everyone affected by 9-11, I will remember it always.

Peter Church, St John Ambulance Worcester (UK) - submitted from: Worcester United Kingdom on 4/9/2004 8:44:22 AM
    The world will forever remember the victims who died on Sept 11, the result of a barbaric act. We will never forget the heroes of Sept 11. God Bless America. - submitted from: Perth United States on 4/5/2004 10:27:01 PM
    As I am typing this I am crying. I found this song deeply touching. I hope this will touch any of you who listen The little child in the song reminds me of my little cousin, and that is what breaks my heart. Realizing that many children were left motherless, fatherless, maybe even orphaned. I may be young and naïve, only 13. But I can now understand what happened. I had a very hard time trying to realize the sheer magnitude of the tragic events of 9-11. I didn’t want to believe it. I still want to wake up knowing that it was all a nightmare. It is a nightmare, a living nightmare the people have to face everyday like that little child in the song. I never even knew the people that died, but I miss them and I know you do. I know this country will never be the same ever. From walking on the streets of New York city not noticing the people that use to go to work every day 9 to 5. Seeing the big hole that a plane crashed into at Summerset. Or not having the valuable members of our society that worked in the Pentagon. We all miss them. - submitted from: Pittsburgh PA United States on 4/2/2004 8:23:03 PM
    9-11-01 is something that I am sure everyone will never forget about. I pray and leave my hopes and thoughts to those who were affected by this disturbing event!
Matt Salyer from Waynesville, North Carolina 11:15 a.m. - submitted from: waynesville NC United States on 3/29/2004 8:14:01 AM
    I am only a 15 year old girl But yet when it happened It hit me .all my friends didn't care beacause it didn't affect them they didn't loosed anyone.To just look at men and women jumping out of the building that day broke my heart.I had a chance to listen to a phone call made from a young women out of one of the towers that day. she called her husband and told him she loved him and to tell her 4 year old little girl that she wasn't coming home.I give my heart to all the men and women and the children who lost a spouse or child or mom and dad.If someone ever asked me who is my hero i would have to say everyone who died that day and i think about them often.One day i will serve our country and uvenge them.May God shed mercy upon our country and to all. - submitted from: Parma OH United States on 3/27/2004 12:56:30 PM

~Forgotten Heroes~
Just wanted to share the website i made in honour of three amazing retired firefighters.. They gave all on 9/11 and i will never forget.. Please check out my site and show your support for these amazing heroes and their families.. Your kindness would always be rememberd!! ~~ May God Bless ~~ - submitted from: Sarnia ON United States on 3/22/2004 11:06:24 PM
    to all of the americans,

I am from australia and I am thankfull in a way that the air strikes werent on australia but I send all my sympathy to the families and friends of the deceased.
It is a great injustice that these lives were stolen for no reason at all. I did not know anyone personally killed in the airstrikes but I realized later how hard it must be for the families when my aunty and my cousin were killed in the bali bombings in 2002.
All my sympathy and love,

Jaimie-Lee Sutherland 16yrs old - submitted from: Port Macquarie Australia on 3/16/2004 7:30:02 PM
                              *United We Stand*

Many years these two great brothers stood tall, unknown of tomorrow’s history and the day that they would fall.

These great brothers, made history began. As well as the hopes and dreams of one world hand in hand. These Brothers were two and of every nation, light and hope from all generations.

Tread on me not, for my father is grace. He brought us here, and gave us this place.

One out of many, we stand side by side. No fear from this nation, our father is light.

Today is tomorrow, and histories begun. The heart of this nation is where these brothers’s blood runs.

Remember me not for the sins of the weak, the fear of ignorance, or the loss of my feet. Remember the days we once stood tall. The proud hope of freedom and the gathering of all. A day of remembrance is a day to embrace, cherish the hopes and comfort the pain. The light in the heart of man stands strong, as the vigilance of this nation helps freedom stand firm. Freedom is the father of these brothers who stood tall, as well as the dreams of many abroad.

Freedom is not the freedom to take, that’s not freedom at all. Freedom is not the freedom to another’s faith, that’s just wrong.

Freedom is light, a choice to make from deep inside us all. Freedom is dreams, a leap of faith, and the right to be my own. Freedom is hope and the right to love, and a chance to understand all.

Freedom allows bad people to do bad things, but it also allows good people to remove those things that dangers freedom for all.

We have the right of protection; we have the right to choose. We have the right to stand strong and fight for freedom and truth. I need no permission from any nation to love and protect my own. I need not sleep with the enemy’s friends, to rid him from my home. My father taught me will, my father taught me grace, my father taught me to protect his gifts and not cow in evils face. My father gave me all these things; I let no man take away. For my father walks before us as we rid evil from this place.

Written By: Naomi Ruth Wallace - submitted from: Greenville SC United States on 3/10/2004 7:54:42 AM
    So many good people, gone… So many of us knew none of them,so many of us will never forget them till the day we are gone too. Go with God. - submitted from: Seattle WA United States on 2/24/2004 11:26:49 AM
    I cant believe what kind of person would want to hurt another human being just because of race, or what the government is like. It hurts everyone just to look back and see what happened. What kind of example are people setting for the children of america? Nothing will ever change that day or our lives, but we must move on - trying to live our lives not as anything didn’t happen - but as we are all one large country that has put our hate to the side to work together through thick and the very thin. - submitted from: cottage grove MN United States on 2/24/2004 10:43:09 AM
    love, peace, and poverty - submitted from: tyler TX United States on 2/19/2004 8:32:35 AM
    Here we are two and a half years after 9/11, and the pain of that day has still not left me. These messages bring me right back to the unspeakable attacks. I can still remember everything about that day. 1st period on Tuesday, I was groggy from not getting enough sleep the night before. All of the sudden an anouncement from the principal, "A plane has hit the World Trade Center in New York. Please keep the victims in your prayers". I thought, what is that all about? Planes don't just hit buildings. Then my teacher took the class down to the 7th grade room which had an old tv. We walked in and I looked at the tv with shock. I lived in New Hampshire at the time, and many of my friends had relatives in New York. My best friend's uncle even worked in the South Tower of the WTC. We watched in confusion and fright as the events unfolded. The day went in slow motion as we eventually tore ourselves away from the tv to resume class. The day was shot however, as none of us could focus. The teachers organized a rosary (I went to Catholic school), and we discussed the events the rest of the day. I called my mom to make sure she was alright, and that is when it all began to sink in. My mom broke down over the phone and for the first time, I was coming to grips with what was happening. I went home and the rest of the day was spent watching the news and the images of the doomed flights replay over and over. I couldn't take it anymore, I went for a long walk. I felt completely abandoned inside and numb. I saw candles on people's porches and on the downtown streets. That night was the lonliest night of my life. In the days and weeks that followed, I was transformed. I always heard stories from my elders about how patriotic the country became after traumatic events like Pearl Harbor or the JFK assassination, but I never knew what that really meant. I finally knew what it meant to be an American, and I finally understood what some monsters would do to take America down. Now, after a year of war in Iraq and world still in trouble, all the flags are gone, and we are back to bickering and divisiveness. I wish the media would play the 9-11 footage again so we all remember why we fight, and why we must not divide ourselves. I love this country and continue to morn every victim to this day. Never forget that September day. Stand tall, stand proud, stand united.
--Ryan (15) - submitted from: Ogden UT United States on 2/14/2004 2:20:17 PM
    One Un-Breakable Land
I sit here and wonder what life would be like, if people would live, laugh & love instead of insisting to fight. Our world is a simple place, one of things beautiful to see. If only we could stop all the violence and learn living and loving peacefully. Our hearts weigh heavy for lives we have lost. Because of Blind Hatred, our loved ones paid the cost. There are no excuses for destruction enemies brought. But one lesson to learn, one they will be taught… For you may take away the people we love. You may try to push, or even to shove.
But there is somethething they should know before attempting again….
For Our Freedom We Cherish,
And with Pride We Shall Stand
United Together…..
One Un-Breakable Land!!
May GOD Bless each and everyone. May HE watch over and protect each of us. May HE also help us to heal from the pain we and our precious country have suffered. My family and I wish each of you our love and our prayers and a special Thank-you to all who sacrafised their lives to help their fellow man. GOD Bless you all!!!! Our love always...The Edwards Family - submitted from: Ripley TN United States on 2/10/2004 8:28:48 PM
    My greatest sympatys goes to all the victims and their familys. - submitted from: Dublin Ireland on 2/3/2004 6:06:01 AM
    no matter what happens it will remind me of you. I look at the ceiling and I will see you. Of all the stars in the sky I look for the brightest one and wish on it. I look up and I see you each time it almost makes me cry very hard. - submitted from: pefferlaw ON Canada on 1/21/2004 12:11:46 PM
    I live in New York. I will never forget that tragic day.I have and always will keep the people who lost their lives on september 11TH in my thoughts and prayers.May god Bless their families. - submitted from: Brooklyn NY United States on 1/16/2004 12:06:19 PM
    I was not there when it happened and at the time did not know anyone that was involved directly. But I wass very saddened by what happened and those who lost loved ones and my heart went to them. Now though I am more involved with it due to my new husband was one of the new york fire fighters that was there and I feel his pain of that day. I just wanted to leave a poem for everyone.

so seldom say
I love you
and then
it's either too late
or love goes
so when I tell you
I love you
it doesn't mean that
I know you'll never go
only that
i wish you didn't have too… - submitted from: kalispell MT United States on 1/13/2004 2:04:49 PM
    Jude Safi was by brother's neighbor, unfortunately I never got to meet Jude. However, I have only heard good things about him. I know that he was and still is a great person. My prayers go out to his family now and always. Please never forget that he is here with us always. I love you Jude. Thank You. Love, Maria
I would also like to add that my prayers go out to all families and friends who have lost a loved one on September 11th. - submitted from: Brooklyn NY United States on 1/11/2004 9:46:20 AM
    my deepest sympathy goes to the families and friends of those who lost loved ones on this day.
They will be in our hearts and minds forever.
Please visit my 9/11 memorial song here - - submitted from: plainview NY United States on 1/1/2004 6:20:19 AM
    Im sorry to all of you who lost their wife, hrsband, husband-to-be, wife-to-be,father,mother, some even mother or fathers-to-be. I was in 6th grade this happened and we didnt get any school work done we just watched tv. Im so sorry. - submitted from: IA United States on 12/8/2003 2:23:26 PM
    I give thanx to all who serve as soldiers and to all who lost their lives on this tragic day. I also give thanx to the firefighters and the police officers of New York - submitted from: Chicago IL Tuvalu on 12/6/2003 12:57:22 PM
    We will never forget…
Our loves …
Our friends…
Our hero's.
May God Bless America. - submitted from: Bronx NY United States on 11/26/2003 6:43:37 PM
    I wish it never happen like that. - submitted from: northern cambria PA United States on 11/19/2003 8:34:26 AM
    my heart is with all of those who lost a loved one and im sure that everyone will agree that world peace is what we need.
I belive in fogiving but im still trying to find the forgivness to give to those who caused all this pain for the world. I don’t think I will ever be able to forgive them.

I wonder how some people can be so selfish,
I wonder why everyones pain causes them to laugh,
That day lots of people lost there loved ones,
And lots of peolple grew wings and flew to a better place.
They watch down on us, And they say,
" Why do yo cry so much?
I don’t want you to cry, please don’t cry."
They are waiting until we go to join them in heaven, - submitted from: Essex, London El Salvador on 11/9/2003 8:21:12 AM
    I thought that I was hardened to the tragedies that befall our fellow man, but on this day, I stood with my colleagues and wept.
You are history. You are legend. We shall not forget you and when the olive-tree of peace puts forth its leaves again - come back. - submitted from: The emergency department, Nottingham United Kingdom on 11/7/2003 1:41:44 PM
    For all who have lost loved ones shall not be forgotten. - submitted from: hampstead NC United States on 10/31/2003 6:17:39 AM
    on this day there was a tragedy a plan that took much strategy thousands of peoples bodies lay limp the twin towers gone one this day people came together in all kinds of weather for this day we still pray GOD BLESS THE U.S.A. - submitted from: ST.LOUIS NB United States on 10/13/2003 10:13:50 AM
    This was one day I will never forget. - submitted from: Biggs CA United States on 10/6/2003 3:04:40 PM
    I am so sorry to here what happened to your beutifull country.We all feel your sympathy over here in the united kingdom for all the things you lost friends,family and loved ones. - submitted from: ENGLAND United States on 9/24/2003 5:59:56 AM
    With the deepest sympathy to the people who where friends and family to the september the 11th victims we all feel your pain over here in the United Kingdom xxx - submitted from: BIRMINGAM ENGLAND United States on 9/24/2003 5:53:47 AM
    i am 16 years old and i live in briton,my name is david sutton.i will never forgett about the attacks on the towers n i will never forgett of the many peopl that lost there live's on that morning.god bless you all - submitted from: United Kingdom on 9/23/2003 2:13:27 AM
    Isn't making five years.

Not only suicide.

Simultaneously, at the same time, all of a lump.

Usher, bring follow untie, put the axe in the helve.

The world unlock, see clearly, see the veriest, deep, a large number of plenty--straight, all at once.

At one time, solve. - submitted from: Guangzhou China on 9/22/2003 4:54:38 AM
    This is in remembrance of all those lost on Sept. 11th. Especially those 7 TJX employees lost on flight 11. You are gone but not forgotten. You will always be in our hearts. - submitted from: Boston MA United States on 9/20/2003 9:14:28 PM

UNITED KINGDOM - submitted from: NORWICH United Kingdom on 9/16/2003 12:53:41 PM
    I would just like to say, as a proud Briton, to all americans that the only divide between our two great nations is the ocean, we stand beside you, I stand beside you. I have two cousins in the army and I pray every day for their safe return from Iraq. I still cry as I did on that fateful day when I was 14, over two years after and I think that I will forever more. I send my heartfelt love out to everyone involved in the tragedy.
United We Stand! - submitted from: Bedfordshire United Kingdom on 9/16/2003 11:07:00 AM
    I cant even begin to understand what the effected families are going through. It must be so hard to loose someone you love just like that. What did they do wrong? But don’t worry. One day the world will be peaceful. Your hearts may be broken and torn now, but just remember, the world is with you through it all. You may not hear the words from every individual but theirs, and my heart is with you always. Be strong. You are not alone.
becky, 17 yrs old - submitted from: dorset United Kingdom on 9/15/2003 2:12:16 AM
    Hi. I am a 15yr old girl from Wisconsin. I remember 9-11-01 as if it were yesterday. At the time I was in 7th grade, and had just finished watching a presentation presented by Pepsi on the Power of One-- The difference that just one person can make~ sorta ironic, I know. Instead of heading to our 2nd our, we were dismissed back to our plus periods. Then our principal came over the loud speaker and announced what had happened. At the time I didn’t know what the WTCs were, but I knew something major had happened. I started to question why it all happened and still havent found an answer. So here I present to you a poem that my friend Kristin and me wrote exactly two years ago today. May God Bless each and everyone of you and May GOD BLESS AMERICA. A Tribute to 9-11-01 Today the nation cried, For today they heard the tragic news, Of tall buildings aflame, Planes crashing, Glass smashing, People running everywhere! It started as a peaceful day, In the early mourn, This day will live in history, And forever will be mourned. No one shall ever forget, The evil justice presided upon us, This once quiet, Autumn day. The WTCs went down, As they collapsed to the ground, Trapping thousands beneath their wait, They had no choice but to wait, Hope filled their hearts, As they awaited their tragic fates. Firefighters, and police men too, Went in the buildings. They tried to help and save lives, These people died trying, To help out in this time of need. Though most were scared, They braved it all, And saved many in the end. In the end, Few were found among the rubble, Alive and breathing well. Many managed to escape, While the buildings were aflame. Many more were lost forever. Mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters too Perished on this horrific day in September. As a plane slammed into the Pentagon, With great anger and force, Love ones were sadly lost, In this demonstration of extreme hatred. Others were held captive, And fought for their lives,
They saved the lives of many others,
By the heroific acts they so bravely did.
While preventing many other deaths,
That ended in their own,
We shall never forget,
The flight that went down,
Crashing to the ground,
To its final resting place,
In Pennsylvania.

So this ends today,
A horrific day,
A gloomy day,
A sad and mournful day,
In September.

I'd like to dedicate this to everyone who was affected by the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. Many believe that teens don't quite understand what happened, but that's just not true. For many of us know what happened, but it tears us apart just listening and thinking about it. So I stand here brave, and tall to speak for my fellow peers-- We All Felt the
Effects and Aftermath of 9-11-01 and WE WILL NEVER FORGET. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

Katrina - submitted from: WI U.S.Minor Outlying Islands on 9/13/2003 6:25:48 PM
    I miss my uncles who died there.I feel for every one who was there and eveery one who lost some one you have my deepest and truest sorrow and sympathy!
Lizz,13 - submitted from: St.Pete FL United States on 9/12/2003 11:03:42 PM
    I would like to express my deepest sympathy and thoughts to all the people that lost a loved one. My birthday is on the same day but it will never be the same again,the first thing I always do on the 11th is think about that tragic day.
Samantha, England - submitted from: Worcester United Kingdom on 9/12/2003 7:28:19 AM
    I was excited about celebrating my 2nd wedding anniversary two years ago today, but my heart soon became heavy-laden. September 11 is a day etched in my mind and heart for a very sad reason. My prayers and thoughts will always be with all those who lost loved ones on 9-11-01. - submitted from: Petaluma CA United States on 9/11/2003 6:14:05 PM
    We will never forget September 11th, and will always remember those lost. God Bless America. The Wooten Family - submitted from: Batavia OH United States on 9/11/2003 5:06:09 PM
    Two years have passed. It does not seem possible. After looking at this site, I am more convinced than ever that we must never, NEVER allow ourselves to forget. We must continue our fight against terror as a duty to these innocents whose lives were taken on that day. Justice must prevail. May God give peace to the families and rest to the souls of the victims. - submitted from: Olympia WA United States on 9/11/2003 3:23:00 PM
    I would like to submit a memorial on behalf of all the people who have been affected by 9/11. I send the deepest sympathy every day, even now 2 years on. These people are heros, snatched from their lives by the evil of this world. These heros will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathy, always.
M.S age 15 9/11/03 - submitted from: Birmingham United Kingdom on 9/11/2003 2:39:40 PM
    Watching the tributes today, seeing the horrific images again, my tears still flow even two years later.
Our hearts may have been broken, families may have been devastated, faith may have been shaken….But never, NEVER, will our resolve to fight evil be shattered.
God bless America. God bless our World. - submitted from: KS United States on 9/11/2003 1:41:39 PM
    God Bless America - submitted from: San Antonio TX United States on 9/11/2003 12:58:23 PM
    I would like to express my deepest sympathies to all the familys who lost loved ones in the terrible circumstances that happened on sept 11th, that day will never leave my memory as long as I live, our hearts and thoughts go out to all you american people today, we will never forget.

keep smiling because one day the people responsible for these barbaric hostilities will be brought to justice. - submitted from: NORWICH United Kingdom on 9/11/2003 12:43:09 PM
    2 years on and as i look at the pictures of that fateful day i still cannot believe or understand why this happened. I know all in America must be sad and i know i speak from all in Scotland by sending you our love on this day God bless you all - submitted from: Kirkcaldy United Kingdom on 9/11/2003 12:24:59 PM
    9-11-01 We will never forget. God Bless those who lost their lives and the families and friends they left behind. - submitted from: Boston MA United States on 9/11/2003 11:48:04 AM
    i am all choked up learning about all this. im so sorry for all your losses - submitted from: elmira NY United States on 9/11/2003 11:13:47 AM
    What happened on September 11th 2001 was terrible and unfair. Because of some of the sick minded people in this world, we lost family, friends and ourselves.
This is all the more reason for us to stick together and fight terrorism.
What will the world be like in the future if we don't defend ourselves now??? - submitted from: Brantford ON Canada on 9/11/2003 11:13:25 AM
    Amy King
There isn't a day that goes by that one of us has not thought of you. Your loss has touched each and everyone of us. Memories of you are vivid through our minds and help keep faith alive. Amy we miss you the class of 1989 SWCS - submitted from: Lakewood NY United States on 9/11/2003 11:07:16 AM
    It's been two years since the day that changed the world forever. To all those who lost their lives on what was such a normal day, you were all heroes. You are missed by your family and people all over the world who never had the honor of knowing you. May you rest in peace in Heaven and may your families find peace someday. God Bless You and God Bless America!! - submitted from: Mesquite TX United States on 9/11/2003 10:31:19 AM
    hi, my name is Samantha Boyd i am a 16 year old from Perth, Australia.
i feel the pain for all those familys and friends of the people lost in september 11th 2001.
its a day that we will never forget.
a day that we will always remember.
Amen - submitted from: Perth Australia on 9/11/2003 8:52:39 AM
    Two years - seems like yesterday - I still cannot get over it - or any other acts of terror for that matter. I can't understand the motivation for these actions. God Bless all peace-loving people. For those we lost that day, rest in peace.........we miss you. - submitted from: Richardson TX United States on 9/11/2003 8:31:52 AM
    To everyone affected by the tragedy of September 11, my heart goes out to you. I still can't think about this day without crying or getting angry. I am donating blood at the Red Cross today in honor of all the victims and their friends and families, I encourage others to do the same. God Bless America! - submitted from: North Attleboro MA United States on 9/11/2003 7:34:48 AM
    It is two years since this horrific act has taken place and I still can't comprehend the reasons why it happened. I am not American, I live in England but I still feel such a great sense of loss and grief for those brave souls lost on that September morning. No words will ever change what happened or stop the hurting felt by everyone, but I hope and pray each day that we can all find something good in this evil atrocity and be united in the fact that terrorism will never win. God rest the souls of those lost and take care of those left behind. We will never forget. - submitted from: Natalie Washbrook. West Midlands United Kingdom on 9/11/2003 6:52:55 AM
    Two years on and I still struggle to find any words that can express my horror at what happened that day two years ago. I will always remember. I pray that God may bless all of those who lost their lives, the heroic bravery of the emergency services who put their own fear to one side in order to save the lives of others and to all the families, friends and relatives who lost someone that day.
God bless you all. My heart is with you and you are in my prayers. PS A note to Osama Bin Laden or any of your cronies. You still lose, you will ALWAYS lose because you thrive on hatred. May the light of God haunt you for the rest of your eternal life and highlight for you the extent of your shame. - submitted from: United Kingdom on 9/11/2003 6:29:59 AM
    Father, Father, Father help us
Send us some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love

R.I.P everybody

Melissa (the netherlands) - submitted from: Netherlands on 9/11/2003 6:15:08 AM
    It is exactly two years ago that our Country's tragedy struck. No words could adequately express the grief I feel for all the precious lives lost.

We will all never be the same. - submitted from: Kingston NY United States on 9/11/2003 5:58:23 AM
    Today started as it did two years ago, a beautiful morning with the sky a bright blue and sun gently shining down. I have been to the site of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and it is with awe and respect that I embrace the people killed, the lives affected and the many heroes that emerged on that bright September morning.
We wil never forget you!
Kevin & Bingley & Oz - submitted from: Washington DC United States on 9/11/2003 5:23:11 AM
    I am an American currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Romania. Being away from home on a day like today is very weird.

My husband, Tony, and I walked to the local Pacifist organization just a little while ago and each lit a candle in a circle of candles that is part of their memorial to September 11th. Next to the circle of candles, they had a photo of the twin towers engulfed in flames and smoke. They hadn't lit any of the other candles yet, but we met the guy who runs the place a few weeks ago and when we walked up today he led us straight inside to the light the first two. They're going to light the rest of them at three o'clock and honor a moment of silence in memory of all of the victims of that day.
I am sad not only for the Americans who died two years ago, but for all the countless individuals who have died since then by the hand of our government in the name of "justice."

I remember those people today, and I hope for Peace in the future. - submitted from: Chicago IL United States on 9/11/2003 4:54:33 AM
    I can't believe it's been two years. I will never forget what happened that day, how I felt, and how it changed my life and the lives of those around me.

May God bless the families and friends of the victims and all those who lost their lives bravely that day.

May God bless those who have fought and who are fighting still to protect our country.

We Will Always Remember...
Candace & Pat - submitted from: Jacksonville FL United States on 9/11/2003 2:10:09 AM
    two years on and yet still mouring we will never forget that day although l live on the other side f the world l will never forget that day thinking of you all hope you get through it. xxx - submitted from: Essex United Kingdom on 9/11/2003 1:49:19 AM
    From the bottom of my heart, may you all rest in peace. Please keep saying "let's roll". Please just be proud of being american. Please, stand against the wind, always. From this ungrateful Europe I live in, may God bless America forever. Please believe that even here there is people who will never forget. Thank to the American people. I love New York, more than ever before. - submitted from: Rome Italy on 9/11/2003 12:54:41 AM
    Never Forget September 11th 2001

Could not believe my eyes today.
Sense of security, blown away.
Utter fright at what took place.
Shock and horror froze my face.

It can’t be real, am I asleep?
Afraid to burn, I see them leap.
They run, they hide and still it preys.
The wounded walk in a cloudy daze.

Mammoth buildings reduced to dust.
Lives are shattered by a mighty gust.
How could man do this to his brother?
Minutes later, there goes another.

Through profound sadness and anger, we go.
Soon light is spotted and it will now grow.
Stories, of unselfish deeds.
Acts of bravery, despite one’s own needs.

Tales of a kinship that once was thought lost.
Striving for balance with what evil had cost.
People, whose final thoughts were of man.
People who fought, so we’ll be all we can.

Barbara J. Laurion - submitted from: Hartland WI United States on 9/10/2003 9:48:44 PM
    It's been 2 years, and we have not forgotten... We will never forget.

God Bless you!
God Bless America
ST - submitted from: Dinuba CA United States on 9/10/2003 9:26:19 PM
    I know it is late for this but this has afected me to tears for two years every time I see the tragedy the lost of souls it brings me to tears I am a storng man a fireman but I am not so strong My heart and sorrow is with you all . - submitted from: Suisun city CA United States on 9/10/2003 8:09:04 PM
    It's been 2 yrs. since that horrible day .... it seems like yesterday. I'll never forget the fear, anger and grief, I felt that day and for many days to come... May God be with all those who lost a love one .. my prayers still go out to you. I'll never forget it and will be burning my candle tomorrow (Sept. 11th 2003) in memory of all who lost their lives. - submitted from: Hershey PA United States on 9/10/2003 7:45:09 PM
    Nearly two years on and I can not still find it in my heart to understand that day, when I turned on the news and just sat staring blankly at the tv screen my heart thumping as I realise this is no computer generated horror film I am watching but reality, I will always remember and my heartfelt good wishes goes out to the many thousands who passed away on that tragic day. God bless.
Melanie Kitchen. - submitted from: United Kingdom on 9/10/2003 2:53:10 PM
    If blood will flow when flesh and steel are one
Drying in the color of the evening sun
Tomorrow's rain will wash the stains away
But something in our minds will always stay

Perhaps this final act was meant
To clinch a lifetime's argument
That nothing comes from violence
and nothing ever could
For all those born beneath an angry star
Lest we forget how fragile we are….
- submitted from: New York City NY United States on 9/10/2003 2:09:12 PM
    My thoughts are with those families who lost loved ones two years ago. My prayers are with those lost, who by giving their lives saved thousands of others. God Bless you. - submitted from: Cardiff United Kingdom on 9/10/2003 1:40:19 PM
    Tomorrow is the second anniversary of that horrible day and I still cry for those lost and for those who have lost. I thank God for those brave men, women and, least remembered of the heroes, the search dogs, for all they did during that day and the days after. God Bless You All.. God Bless America and America, Bless God & keep him in your hearts. From a Proud American - submitted from: Lady Lake FL United States on 9/10/2003 1:37:30 PM
    On the eve of the two year anniversary I would just like to say that, that day will never be forgotten. My heart goes out to the families of those who died and I would like to say how proud I am to be a member of the human race when we have so many heroes in the world especially the NYFD and NYPD. God bless you all and may time help to ease your pain and sorrow. - submitted from: Belfast Ireland on 9/10/2003 8:14:59 AM
    God bless America on the eve of the second year since this cowardly attack..WE WILL NEVER FORGET - submitted from: toms river NJ United States on 9/10/2003 7:08:50 AM
    I want to say sorry. 2 years ago I had went to a concert in Boston, Mass on Sept. 10th and we were supposed to be one one of those flights but decided against it, because we were going to miss to many school days and would have to stay back.The concert was the happiest moment of my life I couldn't wait to get home and tell everybody. We drove back to Maine the next day, while in the car we stopped in Portland and we heard about the plane crashing into the WTC buildings and at first I didn't care (I didn't even know what the world trade center was). I got home and no one seemed to care about my concert or what I had done, they only could talk about terrorist and stuff and I became angry. My best day of my life was ruined by this. I had no idea the real damage, until later that night when I watched it on tv. I went to school the next day (I was in 10th grade) and during class a teacher asked me what I had done yesterday (it was a school day) and I told her about being in Boston and everything and someone shouted from the back of the room "I wish you were on one of those planes". I'll never forget the pain and hurt I felt. I couldn't believe anyone would wish that upon someone else. I broke down and cried, not just for me, but for everyone who was on one of the planes or in the building and the families and friends who lost a loved one. I had to be taken home because I just could not get my self under control. That night I heard that the terriorist had come through Maine and where at the Boston airport on Sept. 10th. which scared me because we had went on a sight seeing trip and was at the air port that same day. I felt in some way like it was my fault! If I had only known I could have stopped them. I was only 14 but at that age I felt like I could have some SOMETHING.I feel so ashamed for being glad we didn't go. I feel so sorry for those who lost loved ones. I guess heaven got a few more angels... I'm only 16 now, but I understand why people feel the way they do about Sept. 11th. Tomorrow I'm going to do something so people know I care. And know how much I am so sorry. I love America and I want the best for my country. God Bless. R.I.P all those who died on September 11th and in the war against terriorism. - submitted from: Presque Isle ME United States on 9/10/2003 6:43:22 AM
    I remember the thoughts going through my head that day and I feel the pain... the pain in my heart is still so real. - submitted from: Vancouver BC Canada on 9/9/2003 10:56:55 PM
    For everyone that lost their lives on Sept 11th, may you be in God's loving care. - submitted from: Roseville CA United States on 9/9/2003 7:10:09 PM
Johnny let his baby brother sleep
Through the back door and baseball
All the kids are waiting outside
Old days come and go too soon
Old friends, heroes, lifetimes
Don't let a single memory fade away…

These are the days for heroes
Look at all the soul shaking life
Everybody turns hero this time

Feels good to watch a big man dance
With a wide smile on the hot street
Supper's over and the streets come alive
The band plays our favorite songs
Policeman, buy some ice cream
Sounds different when you hear 'Mister Freeze'

Even the streets carry heroes
Look at every soul shake its life
These are the days of heroes, tonight!

Laughter come on downtown window and see faces walking back
Tonight, everybody gonna remember, remember in time…

Brings peace to watch a baby smile
And the years come
Bring us new ones
All that music waiting inside…

No, everybody turns hero
Look at all the soul shaking life
Everybody turns hero tonight!
Look at all the soul shaking life
Look at all the friend shaking life
Everybody turns hero…
- submitted from: Fort Collins CO United States on 9/9/2003 3:33:31 PM
    For every burden that we bear,
For every sorrow, every care,
There is a reason.
For every tear-drop that is shed.
There is a reason.
For every hurt, for every plight,
For every lonely pain-racked night,
There is a reason.
But if we trust in God as we should,
All must work out for our good.
He knows the reason. - submitted from: Orland Park IL United States on 9/9/2003 1:16:48 PM
    As we mark the second anniversay of September 11th, I find myself still weeping with the families and friends of those who we lost. That day was burned into my young mind a freshman at college. I can only hope that with time we can finally heal. Its still a battle for those who lost someone or even those who serve in the military. I think that the attacks were cowardly. I've even had people tell me that Pearl Harbor was worse. Yes it was awful as well. I believe that the Sept.11.01 was worse because it took the innocent American worker and others and attacked them. I will never forget those who we lost and will always have them in my prayers. May God Bless the families and the U.S.A. - submitted from: NC United States on 9/9/2003 10:05:34 AM
    I would like to say first off My prayers go out to those who lost a loved one in the September 11th tragedy. I was fortunate enough to not have anyone I knew involved in the tragedy. But yet it felt as if it hit close to home. My name is Stephanie Wood. I am from Indiana. I am 18 years of age. I will always remember that day and I know everyone else will too. When the time comes for me to have children of my own I will tell them the story of that day. And this is what I will say. I was a sophomore in High School. I was sitting in class taking my I-STEP test. My principal came into the room and told my teacher what was going on. He whispered so he wouldn’t disturb us and our testing. My teacher began to cry so I knew it wasn’t good. Whatever he had told her had hit her hard. As we wrapped up the testing she had told us what had been going on. As we turned on the television we saw that plane hit the World Trade Center. People were jumping from windows to save their own lives, only to perish also. I bowed my head right there and class and said a prayer out loud. I didn't care what people thought. This needed prayer. I prayed for the families who lost their loved onse. And i prayed for the ones who didnt know. I also prayed for the victims. I thanked God i was fortunate enough not to have been involved in that tragedy,or know anyone who was. But as a matter of fact i was in that tragedy, we all were. We all felt the pain and the sorrow. We all cried, we all prayed or we should have. Americans of all sorts experienced this tragedy together. I thanked God for the fireman and police officers whom risked their own lives to save another. And those who lost their own lives to save another. Forever this day will be remembered. As September 11th sneaks upon us once again i feel as if i am reliving the tragedy again. I will tell my children and their children and their children of this day. This day will always hold a place in my heart as "The Day America United". To all of the families. I dont know who you are or who you lost but you and them will be in my prayers until the day I die. Thank you once again to the HEROES that were made that day...
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! - submitted from: North Judson IN United States on 9/8/2003 8:23:36 PM
    To all the people that died on that awful day and their families. You will never be forgotten. You will be in our thoughts for ever. - submitted from: United Kingdom on 9/7/2003 12:30:11 PM
    Words seem so trivial, as the second anniversary of that terrible day is coming upon us. I just wanted to say that my heart still aches for the families who lost loved ones that day.

I am so sorry. The rest of the world is still in awe of their courage.

Lisa - submitted from: Dunfermline Ireland on 9/6/2003 5:05:48 PM
    I can't believe it will be two years. Two years, and I can still clearly remember that day, especially what I was doing when I found out, and the faces of those around me.

I just looked over the memorials, and am ready to cry. The support Americans received from both each other and people elsewhere means so much to me, as I'm sure it does to many.

On this coming second year anniversary, my family, friends, and I pray for all the victims, their families, and for all those who have been affected, either directly, or indirectly.

God Bless America. - submitted from: United States on 9/5/2003 6:02:28 PM
    I sit here, and to be honest I don't know what to say. I find myself in tears every time I see pictures, or footage of the events that transpired that day.

I remember I was at work, getting ready to start serving tables. Buisness people, bike messengers, all the normal coffee drinkers in the morning. My boss came running out of his office franticly, saying we were being bombed. I didn't know what to think at first until he turned on cnn. At first I thought he was over reacting, and that it was just a normal building fire. I was a firefighter for three years, so I figured that’s what it was. Then the second plane hit, and I knew it was not an accident' or just a fire.

I had two friends who were firefighters in new york, who I knew were stationed near the towers. So I grabbed my coat and went home. I live in baltimore, so I called my friend and payed him thirty dollars to drive me to new york. The only thing I could think of was getting to them, and helping in anyway I could.

By the time I got to new york, the towers had gone, and all I could see in the streets were people crying, and running in terror. I asked one of the fire fighters about my friends, and their company's. I was told they were inside when the buildings went.

I remember feeling like my heart was coming out of my chest. I couldn't breath, nor could I speak. I just sat their in the street looking up, and hoping for the best.

I sat home for days, waiting to hear from them, and know that they had gotten out, but the calls never came. The only calls I got were from their family's who knew me from the fire academy, telling me they had been found, and that they were dead.

It's strange that I can't remember their names now. I can only see their faces when I go to ground zero every year to place flowers at the site, and all I can do is cry, and wonder why.

I would like to pay tribute to all the firefighters, and police who lost their lives that day. I would also like to pay tribute to all the people aboard the planes, and the armed forces in the pentegon who lost their lives as well.

We take our freedom for granted, until it's too late. Ever since september 11th I look at everyday as a gift, and I never look down. I remember those who lost thier lives, and gave them on that day. - submitted from: Glen Burnie MD United States on 9/5/2003 12:20:47 AM
    I stood at a distance......
a safe distance ......
from harm....not at all safe
a sidewalk in New jersey
for harm is the fear
the fear is seeing the price tag on Freedom!!!!!
i live free today...but not from the grips of emotional turmoil.To be safe yet see death not feel it.with your hands but with whatever is inside a soul. the creation of a human spirit...forever country
my land my home..... taken at once so for granted.yet now held in the light of a new day
never forgotten...
never forgotten.....
I am an American!!!!
Human...Humbled.....Hardened. - submitted from: kearny NJ United States on 9/4/2003 10:45:24 PM
    I was backing out of my garage for work on the morning of the attack when my wife called me from her office on the 42nd floor of a downtown Los Angeles building. She was crying hysterically but conveyed that "Someone's flying jets into the World Trade Center towers" It didn't sink in immediately… not until I saw the images on television. It is a moment that I will never forget. I believe that a piece of each one of us (not just Americans) died that day. It is because we share that deep hurt that we felt closer; felt more protective of one another. That wound is the reason that none of us will see the world the same way again. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost their lives that day and to the families who survive them. God Bless!
- Brent Gardner - submitted from: San Dimas CA United States on 9/4/2003 11:03:37 AM
    I am so sorry for all of the people, and families of the brave people who have died in this sickening tradgedy. I do not know any of u, at least i dont think i do, i am only 13, from england and am not very close to my family. I notice that a fair few people who died share my last name - Martin. U did our surname proud my heart goes out to all of you. Not only the people who died, but everyone who was involved in the tradgedy, or every one who could have been involved but by the grace of god was saved...luv u all - submitted from: Staffordshire United Kingdom on 9/1/2003 12:54:59 PM
    I never knew any of you in this life, but your tradgic passing is indented in my mind forever. They day you perished, ironically I was taking college courses on Emergency Rescue. I was in the middle of an exam and our instructor informed us all of the horrible news. I was shocked, horrified, I was devastated that this could be done to innocent people. I will never forget that you've lost your lives. I will never forget there are wives without husbands, children without dads, there are husbands without wives, kids without moms. I will never forget that there are families who lost grandmas, grandpas, children, friends, and other loved ones. There are co workerd who lost dear friends. Let's not forget those who are alive and are trying to rebuild their lives after tragedy and wounds that run deep. I could never say enough or do enough to replace what we ALL lost that day. I am from New York but live is Tampa, Fl. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of those who died. While we never met, never spoke, never sat for coffee, and still you are all with me in my heart. If we all could rewind and rewrite this story, I am sure we all would. Until we met on the streets of heaven, may God bless you all and bless your loved ones who are left behind missing each and every one of you every waking moment. God speed! - submitted from: Tampa FL United States on 8/24/2003 8:18:12 PM
    this is from the msn chatroom leeds and bradford girls and boys and we would all like to say that we will all help america grow strong and get back on her feet as everyday everyone will help one another in many ways, but we know america will grow strong and we stand by her side and if anyone would like to talk the person writing this is william my address is and we all want to help give america back her strength and may god bless america and those who lost families we all give out our love to america and those families with love teens chat MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA AS WE ALL GIVE OUR LOVE - submitted from: bradford United Kingdom on 8/19/2003 12:22:21 PM
    I still see you in my dreams regularly 2 years on, I always will. - submitted from: United Kingdom on 8/18/2003 6:29:52 AM
    To all with my love and compassion, I express to you my heart and soul. I wish there was a way of turning back time but realize that this is reality. I understand the feeling of losing someone close and know that the conversation still don't stop even if their not there physically. That must sound crazy. All I could say is that my love and my thoughts are there with you trying to keep you in place. I hope that the days get easier and know they won't. However our country believes in you and gives you thanks for being so true. As I think about life I know that no one could ever replace our memories good or bad. And this day September 11th will stand by us with strength and love. And give hope for a better TOMORROW.
From my family to yours, we will keep you in mind ALWAYS. - submitted from: Tampa FL United States on 8/1/2003 10:47:21 PM
    My roommate and I are both disabled and on an extremely fixed income. So I would like to make a special request of you.

First a little background. I have cerebral palsy and a moderate to severe hearing loss. My roommate, John, has similar mobility problems but his are due to his being a paraplegic, having three heart attacks (the first at age 20), and osteoarthritis in his back and arms he now uses a power wheelchair (I am fully ambulatory).

I do not ask for myself, but for my roommate, John Benjamin Tatum. He grew up a Roman Catholic, but always had the priorities of "God First, Church Second". He has a strong faith, he believes that "God Saves by Faith, and that Works are only the Fruits of the Spirit"... in other words, accepting God as ones Savior is the foundation of redemption, and that you can "Tell A Christian" by how he treats others, the "Fruits of the Spirit", for an example a "True Christian" will not be dishonest in business dealings with others, if so he may claim to be a "Christian" but that is in "name only".

If it is possible, I have a request for John. John, before his first heart attack in 1988 at age 20, was a businessman. But was forced to retire. He was disabled before the heart attack, but the heart attack caused him to go on disability and he has been ever since. Growing weaker as time progresses.

When he was working, he had dealings with the World Trade Center in New York City, that had him there every Tuesday. He had friends, acquaintances, and associates that died at the WTC, The Pentagon, and on 3 of the four planes. He stopped counting the names after it arrived at 67. He may have lost many more. He just could not take counting it anymore. He has a strong faith, but on 11-September-2001 his faith was challenged.

I ask for nothing for myself. But if possible, I would like to make a request of you. If you could provide prayers and perhaps a card. As the second anniversary of 9-11 comes, his depression is getting much worse and I am sure these would be a great blessing to him. Again, I ask nothing for myself, but for my roommate of about 9 years, who has strengthened my faith by his example of living as a Christian.

John's birthday is tomorrow, the 22nd of July, and he will be 35 (he was born in 1968). But since our budget is so tight we will not be doing anything for it (he still owes the company for his wheelchair the half ($6500) that Medicare and Ohio Medicaid did not pay.

But I think it will help John quite a bit. I am sure it would be a great blessing for him. I know I am asking quite a bit, but if you can help, I really would appreciate it.

Also if you have anything else that would be appropriate for a person who is disabled, please consider those as well for John.

Due to my cerebral palsy, I type very slow. I have used up my time on the library computer and they are asking me to move away.

I pray that you can help him during this very rough and difficult time.

Take Care, God Bless, and God Keep,


PS: If you can help, here is our mailing address:

John Benjamin Tatum
Daniel Martin Cheuka
99 Dawson Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44906-3201

- submitted from: Mansfield OH United States on 7/21/2003 9:02:55 PM
    In tribute to those who were lost in the four aircraft, at the World Trade Center, and at the Pentagon... I want to share what President Ronald Wilson Reagan read right after the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger:

By John Gillispie Magee, Jr.
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds--and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of--wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence, Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace

Where never lark, or even eagle flew

And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

By Pilot Officer JOHN GILLISPIE MAGEE, JR. No 412 Squadron, RCAF (1922-1941)

High Flight, a poem by John Gillespie Magee, Jr. An American fighter pilot. He flew with the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II, prior to America's entry into the War. He came to Britain, flew in a Spitfire squadron, and was killed at age 19 on December 11, 1941, during a training flight from the airfield near Scopwick, Lincolnshire. The poem was written on the back of a letter to his parents which stated, "I am enclosing a verse I wrote the other day. It started at 30,000 feet, and was finished soon after I landed."

My friends, the pain is as raw as it was a year ago. But with guidance and friendship, I have been able to crisis of faith. I especially want to thank a friend of mine, a New Yorker (like a Marine, who once a Marine is always a Marine...a New Yorker is always a New Yorker), from Brooklyn who showed me a lot spiritually. Something that helped me expand beyond my Judaic Christian Roots, to a deeper spirituality by looking at things from a different light.

I have been tested with an IQ of 176 on the low end ("Super Genius" level, I was a member of MENSA and the HIGH-Q Society but quit both due to them being useless to me), and "off the chart" on the other end of the scale. I have been a faithful person who has studied different faith systems. I have the experiences as a Psychologist, a Hospital Chaplain, a Personal Care Attendant, as well as all the areas that fill my resume. I have always been a "Leader" and always found it hard to be a "Follower". I have always been a "Type-A" and "Work-A-Holic" personality (no reason I had my FIRST heart attack at the age of 20). I have felt so useless in my life. With my fiancée, Janis, and her suffering from when she was mortally injured on the 24th of February of 1986 (my mother would die 10 years later on that date), until she succumbed to her injuries on the 20th of July of that year (she remained lucid during that entire time, and she died two days before my 18th birthday, which was to be our wedding day). Then working 100 hours a week for two years after that, lead to my first heart attack and eventually to my retirement in February of 1989. But with being an "adult" since about age 8... I had no childhood. So my personality has been formed by many wide and varied experiences (my website gives a "tip of the iceberg" view of my experiences: ) and perhaps they have lead to the philosophies of my life:

"To be Open, Honest, Candid, Intelligent, and have a Good Sense of Humor, and expect the same in return".

"To be Brutally Honest, rather than Sugar Coat anything at all times, since a lie hurts more than the truth".

And the Gifts of God that were given to me, Compassion, Empathy, and Love of my Fellow Man.

I try to see the "Platinum Linining" of all the events in my life. There is something to learn from each and every day. That I would not give up any experience in my life, because all of the experiences in my life have made me the man I am today. Even in the events of 9/11, only about 1% of the people who were in the World Trade Center on that day died. The other 99% escaped from it. Those who died in the plane crashes died instantly and in no pain and suffering. Only a small number of people were in the section of the Pentagon that was hit, it could have been a lot worse. This does not mean that we should diminish the sacrifice of any of them. I only want to say that it could have been much worse. God was watching on that day.

Semper Fi tu Dios and "Let's Roll",

John - submitted from: Mansfield OH United States on 7/21/2003 8:59:07 PM
    The second thing that brought healing to me I have linked below for you to be able to review. According to the Video Retailers Association, there are over a dozen films due out for the anniversary. Many video stores refuse to carry them due to them being exploitive of those who paid the ultimate price for freedom. But one film that is getting some orders is the film that was shown on CBS Television about 6 months after the events of 9/11. The film was called "9/11" and was presented with limited interruptions by Nextel, and those interruptions were not selling telephone service, but showing the brave Police and Fireman across the country. This film started out as a project of two brothers from France who were just filming a NYC Firefighter right out of the Academy. But on the 11th of September things changed. One of the brothers went with some of the firefighters. The other brother stayed behind with the remaining firefighters staying at the station, while the confusion was going on and nobody really knew what was going on. It shows the only film at the actual WTC and in its lobby. It also shows the moment when my friend a Fire Chaplain, died. The building collapsed and he died instantly and did not suffer. It went dark so you did not see the "remains", but in a way I saw him die on film. The commemorative edition that is linked below is about 30 minutes longer than what was on television. It includes interviews with the survivors. This is one DVD that I definitely will invest in (Eventually, when I can afford it). In honor of those who died, and to cut down on the "commercialization", it will not be released until the 12th of September, the day after the 1 year anniversary and it will be shipped then. If you felt the pain that I did, and the sense of loss, I think this film will allow you to have some healing. Before it was shown on CBS, it was shown to the families and their permission was received before it was shown on television. I can speak of the healing of my heart, mind, and spirit. But the wife of one of the firefighters said it better than I could ever say it... "When you sent me the tape, I didn't want to watch it. Then I decided I needed to watch it". After a minute of seeing her husband in front of the camera, he raises his hand and he's wearing his wedding ring, which he never used to do on the job. And for her, it meant everything. I can not recommend this video any more strongly. For those of you who still burn with the pain of what occurred nearly a year ago, this may help you..

9/11 - The Filmmakers' Commemorative Edition (2002)

9/ 11 - The Filmmakers' Commemorative...

9/ 11 - The Filmmakers' Commemorative...

In my life, there was only one thing that I saw that approached the shock value of the events of the 11th of September. It was in January of 1986, when they kept on repeating OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN AD NAUSIUM the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger. They repeated it so many hundred times in the day and more the following week, that it caused me to become totally numb. Then our "wonderful" news media repeated the same type of coverage but to a worse extent in the two weeks that followed the events of the 11th of September. They gave no new information. Just took their time to repeat the same garbage over and over again. How many times could they show the explosion of the Challenger?... How many times could they show planes flying into the World Trade Center and the Collapse of the two main towers at the World Trade Center Complex. Heck, I grew up with the Vietnam War on the television during dinner. But they did not numb me as much as the events of January 1986 and September 2001. - submitted from: Mansfield OH United States on 7/21/2003 8:54:04 PM
    Friends, brothers, and sisters,

As the anniversary of the horror that occurred to this country on the 11th of September, 2001... It was a the "perfect ending" of a year of hell personally, but I do not feel that it is proper for me to go into the details of my problems that occurred last year.

The United States has lost an innocence that was the worst loss of life ever on American soil in a single attack. The closest thing ever was the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on 7-December-1941. But this time it was a bit more personal.

I still feel, a year later, the "survivor's guilt", since if it was not for a heart attack in October of 1988... I would have been at the World Trade Center (when I was working as a business consultant, I was at the WTC every Tuesday morning, right after a "Red Eye" flight from Los Angeles).

Last years problems (Daniel's cut hours at work, Anne's medical problems, Anne going into a nursing home, my medical problems, and ending with 9/11), and this years problems (Daniel's hours being cut to only three 4 hour shifts a week, driving to the Cleveland Clinic once a week, et cetera). There have been some hard lessons learned. I also learned my own physical limitations (I have moved downstairs to the main floor, and after so many years of being disabled,I have finally learned that I am "disabled"... to the point where I have started using a wheelchair more starting in April, and on the advice of my friend/mentor/father figure, I looked into getting a power wheelchair (years of walking on crutches and carrying around leg braces have taken a toll on my arms, to the point I qualified for a power wheelchair). Now I use the power wheelchair most of the time I am traveling without a car, the 12 year old manual chair for times that I am traveling by car (easier to transport in a 2 door coupe than a 270 pound power chair in the same vehicle). During a recent Mass picnic I used my long leg braces, but paid for it with being so sore I could not get out of bed for a couple of days. But I think I am more sore from the 160 mile roundtrip to the Cleveland Clinic. I hope and pray that Daniel will be able to get licensed, or pretty soon we will not have a driver in the household.

But good things have occurred as well. For some reason, I had difficulty over the last 3 years trying to get a $4000 manual wheelchair, but I qualified for a nearly $12,000 wheelchair, and Medicare and Ohio Medicaid are going to pay at least half the cost ($6000+) and hopefully more. The local Independent Living Center provided the funds for a wheelchair ramp to be built on the rear of the house (It was finished on a Monday, and on the Friday of that week the wheelchair was delivered, and it was built by a Marine and his teen age son). Plus I have found someone who has been a paternalistic pedagogue and a spiritual director to me, in Urbana, Illinois. So even with all the bad that has occurred, some good has occurred.

But I digress, to feel so powerless with the loss of so many people that I knew. To feel that a very large part of me "died" at that same time. To the point where my faith was very well tested with the hell that was 2001, and continued problems into 2002. I felt so empty. I felt like my heart was ripped out on 9/11. Why was I not there? Why was I not there afterward to help those in need. I was not there to bury those who were like family to me. The pain remained with a very deep effect on me to the point where I questioned my very strong faith.

Two things helped me. First, during the Superbowl. I saw something that had a very strong emotional impact on me (I wish I had a copy of it). It was one of the commercials that aired that sold no product:

You see a man's legs as he walks into a barn. It is obviously a horse stable. The man is tending to the needs of the horses. Then from a distance you see the horses being harnessed to a red wagon. Then the horses go down a country road and across the Brooklyn Bridge. Eventually (logistically impossible), the horses are in the park across from where the twin towers of World Trade Center stood. Then suddenly you see these horses bow toward where the towers stood. This is when you realize they are Clydesdales (This bow is in honor, prayer, and remembrance of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The civilians from more than 80 different countries, and New York's Finest and New York's Bravest running in where 'Angels fear to tread'). Then the screen fades to black. The Budweiser logo appears, along with the word 'REMEMBER' ".

I hope that my memory was fully accurate in relating that commercial that I saw only once and it affected me so much. Brought me to tears, and gave me a bit of hope for the future. It made me proud of Budweiser and the American advertising industry. They gave a tribute, and did not sell a product with it. - submitted from: Mansfield OH United States on 7/21/2003 8:53:23 PM
    My roommate John lost more than 67 friends and acquaintances on the 11th of September (he stopped counting after 67). These losses were at the WTC, three of the four planes (including the one in Pennsylvania), and at the Pentagon. During the halftime show during the Superbowl, he went to the bathroom, because he could not handle it so he stayed in there until it was over. The healing only started to occur when the CBS special "9/11" aired (this is because he saw the moment of death of his friend Father Mycal Judge OFM, saw how quick it occurred and he saw how he did not suffer (he almost died on camera).

Here is a letter that my roommate just sent out to our "Prayer Chain" during the first anniversary of the events of 9/11: - submitted from: Mansfield OH United States on 7/21/2003 8:42:03 PM
    I know my message is a little late but even after all of this time I still feel very sad after sept 11th although I didn't personally lose anyone. My deepest sypathies go out to all of the people that lost their lives that horrific day and to all of the unsung heros and to all of the families that will be permanently affected for the rest of their lives. I hope nothing will ever happen like this ever again. God bless you all and I will keep praying for all of the families and friends of the victims that have been left behind. - submitted from: NEWBIGGIN BY THE SEA United Kingdom on 7/19/2003 5:59:40 PM
    Almost two years on from the September 11th disaster and the world still grieves for those innocent lives which were taken so cruelly on that Tuesday morning in New York and Washington. I pray that our efforts to wipe out the fear our world lives in from terrorism will go away soon, but knowing its enormity, can only hope that mankind can survive through our darkest days yet. - submitted from: United Kingdom on 7/18/2003 1:37:14 AM
    you are all my heroes and you live on in my thoughts and my prayers every single day, you will never ever be forgotten .. - submitted from: cape cod MA United States on 7/17/2003 5:16:27 AM
    I declare to all nations this:

We are a world united in times
of turmoil and in times of
wonderous awe of events that
shape our world. This is no
time to declare our hatred for
one another, it is a time to
share dialogue and friendship
with other people regardless
of who we are or what we are.

The drums of world peace are
sounding with a loud call for
dialogue and prayer. We as a
solid family cannot forget
those lives who were lost on
Sept. 11th, 2001. But we
can lift our spirits in song,
dialogue, prayer, and most
importantly our respect for
each individual regardless of
nationality, faith, creed,
sex, etc. We are a world
family and cannot allow that
family to be destroyed by
our ignorance or our hatred.

We must abolish hate and war,
indifferences of opinions,
prejudice and incorrectness,
distrust for one another and
the cultures or faiths that
they share, and most
importantly, we must abolish
violence against each other.

If this decree be used without
violence and with dialogue
with all the people of our
world. Then and only then, we
can end all the turmoil that
has been in our society with
dialogue and plant the seeds
of Peace, culture, and
education to create a world of
value and love. This is my
tribute to all those who's
lives were lost on 9/11/01.

This is my prayer to the world.
- submitted from: Englewood NJ United States on 7/14/2003 8:11:34 PM
    My heart goes out to all famlies affected by this godless act.
It is in my deepest wish that the world can live in peace and never experience another event like this.
We all have to learn to live side by side and express love not anger but pure harmony.
Why is it that the animals can do it but not humans?
Lets go above what is expected of us in daily life and really please our neighbors and even strangers and show the world what it really means to be generous and kind.
We have to.
Love is all you need. - submitted from: Schaumburg IL United States on 7/10/2003 6:38:07 PM
    I am not an American, I am not religious, nothing happened to my family or friends in September 11th but I was still affected. My heart goes out to those who lost friends, family, loved ones and my heart goes out to the fire fighters that lost their lives and their families and my heart goes out to the rest of the fire fighters that survived and anybody else who helped out.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!! - submitted from: London United Kingdom on 7/9/2003 8:01:06 AM
    Nearly 2 years have passed since the tragic attack on the World Trade Centres, and the memories are still filling my head. Thousands of lifes were lost that day but will never be forgotten. I will never forget watching the news that day and the horrors that went through my mind. My heart goes out to all the family and friends that have lost a loved one on that terrible day - submitted from: United Kingdom on 6/13/2003 8:41:11 AM

Geri Riley , with students at Stone Middle School in Melbourne Florida.

This year for special projects I was teaching the students about Origami and the story behind the Peace Crane. This story involves a young Japanese girl who survived the bombing of Hiroshima only to succumb to leukemia due to the fall out effects. She began making the cranes, but when she became to weak her family and friends continued -- even after her death until they reached the 1,000 cranes. These paper cranes have become a large tradition all over the world with memorial sites in Japan and many other countries. Our students were fascinated to learn that a Japanese tradition was to make 1,000 cranes out of folded paper to ask for a special healing for themselves or family/ friends. We were talking about things that they would dedicate the time and effort in making the cranes for and the subject of 9/11 came up. Wouldn't it be special to make 1,000 paper Origami Peace Cranes for the memorial in New York and for all the victims of the 9/11 attack.? The healing wish we had in mind would be for the inner peace and healing of victims of the attack and their families and friends. If this was possible why not include the healing of our nation? Students, teachers, and family members have all contributed to providing the paper, cutting it to the right shape and size and making Peace Cranes. We contacted Gov. Pataki's office and they were delighted to hear about our peace cranes and were waiting for us to mail them.

Enclosed find a picture of our collection and our sincere appreciation for your help. You made a school project successful and several students so proud to be able to contribute something to their countrymen and women. Almost didn't say that they were mailed last Friday! - submitted from: Melbourne FL United States on 5/19/2003 8:14:46 AM
    Sing a song for unsung heros, those who lay their dreams aside. Pledging honor and wisdom, speaking faith with quiet pride. Sing a song for unsung heros sing from sea to shining sea, as the faithful sang before you, sing the song of liberty. Sing a song for unsung heros those who answer freedom's call. Those united by one purpose, all for one and one for all. We will sing and not be silenced we will keep our voices strong. For as long as we keep singing, freedom's cry will still live on! Sing a song for unsung heros, sing from sea to shining sea, as the faithful sang before you, sing the song of liberty. Sing the song of liberty! My country 'tis of thee sweet land of liberty of thee sing, land where my fathers' died, land of the pilgrims' pride, from every mountain side, let freedom ring! Sing song for unsung heros. Sing the song of liberty! America!
~ Song For the Unsung Hero - submitted from: Grosse Pointe Park MI United States on 5/7/2003 4:43:03 PM
    To all those who lost their life my heart goes out to you nad even though I never met you I will miss you. I hope America finds peace one day and thw terror will end. To the families of the victims, my heart goes out to you and I mourn with you. God Bless America! - submitted from: FL United States on 5/6/2003 3:30:22 PM
To the 403 families of the policemen, firemen and Port Authority workers who lost their loved ones on September 11, 2001.

9/11/02 - Oldest Memories From Before

Wake up hon, its time to rise, today’s a special day,
Mom needs help to look our best, there’s much I’d like to say.
Let’s get washed and brush your hair, you’ll shine among the crowd,
The dress fits fine, and you look great, your father would be proud.
I wish I could explain it hon, its not the way we planned,
For now, just watch and listen, someday you’ll understand. 
Now go down the stairs, the car awaits, Mom needs a moment’s time,
It hurts so much; I can’t let on, oh the horror of this crime.

The Driver waits at walkway’s end, the door open in his hand,
His uniform is cold and dark, yet his eyes are warm and grand.
She hesitates at first, at her first of many rides,
Reassuring eyes prevail, across the seat she slides.
He stands there still, his role defined, the future preordained, 
Mom appears and hugs him close, their heritage retained.		
The door is closed; he climbs in front, Mom glances toward the sun,
He looks back first and smiles strong, their journey now begun.

They pass their tree-lined neighborhood, where neighbors watch like trees,
Mom looks through another world, where leaves float in the breeze. 
Shadows grow and darkness swells, buildings taller with each mile,
The Driver watching in his mirror and, the mirror hides his smile.
Sitting next to Mother close, she sees Mother far away,
Something wrong the others see, refusing to look away. 
No words are spoken, silence rules, there are no words to say,
She recalls what Mom has said, just watch and learn this day.
Other cars arrive in line, with others close behind,
Other drivers drive the line, with all an equal kind. 
Gentle shepherds tend their flock, and begin to blaze a trail,
Through a sea so blue and dark, with steps so small and frail.
Hand upon her shoulder, the Driver parts the sea, 
To an unknown destination, his hand a solemn plea:
Follow me and trust me and I’ll guide you through this maze,
You will come to comprehend, and I promise better days.
And she took him at his word, as she took the seat beside him, 
As the speakers spoke their names, and an image formed within,

The seasons change and change again, despite the steady course, 
The years a patient witness, themselves a guiding force.
Many times her mother tried, to explain their time and space,
The Driver never tried at all, but simply held his place.
But the picture came together when she found one winter day, 
The photos old and tattered, of men older than today.
Their bodies bent and battered, their faces ashen gray,
Their place amongst the rubble, their church where they would pray,
Here she learned her father’s fate, lost for her to see,
Climbing up against the tide, and swallowed by the sea. 
And in ceremonies to come, a picture so engrained,
Of uniforms clean and neat, where the stain of loss remained.
They were always there it seemed, the fabric of her youth,
Grounding her in early days, a reminder of the truth.
Their small apartment always full, of men with different names,
Holidays and weekends, and all her high school games.
A goliath in the goal, they found life amidst her play,
And she found play amidst their lives, her uncles old and gray.
Yet their presence felt the most with her mother so revered,
The care which they extended, the hopes which they endeared,
Allowing her to laugh out loud, and listening when she cried,
He would have done the same for them, for his brothers’ brides.

The kitchen sink is filled with clouds, dishes hidden from her view,
Precision steps belie this fact, as blindness seeks anew. 
The window glass her viewer, and in the corner of her eye,
The solitary figure moves, beneath the autumn sky.
A carpenter’s coat to keep him warm, a rake to keep his yard, 
Leaves line up in nice neat rows, none get past his guard.
Steady strokes of non-stop work, satisfaction with his chore,
He looks up quick, as if on cue, eyes meet as before.
A friendly wink, a gentle wave, from this uncle old,
Hands still wet, she smiles sweet, a moment he will hold.
No words are spoken, silence rules, there are no words to say,
Our friend resumes the task at hand, paid in full this day.

The Driver past away last fall, asleep in his easy chair,
Watching his beloved Yanks, battle in the cold night air.
Climbing back from seven down, they fought to own the day,
He left the game before they won- going away.
They heard the news together, and her mother lost her hold,
While her child held her loss, and resolved to fill their mold.
And they said good-bye together, in another line so long, 
With her hand upon his shoulder, as she sadly smiled strong.

Wake up hon, its time to rise, today’s a special day,
Mom needs help to look our best, now you know all that I could say.
Let’s get washed and brush your hair, you’ll shine among the crowd,
You’ve grown so well and look so fine, your father would be proud.
No explanations needed, it all worked out as planned,
You did all that we could ask, and now you understand. 
Now go down the stairs, the car awaits, Mom needs a moment’s time,
Thank you God, your faith in us has stood the test of time

The sun climbs over bleacher steps, the field fully in its view,
The ceremony soon to start, the seats arranged like pews.
Uncles enter laughing, as they banter while they climb,
The moment they’ve awaited, faces cleansed for all of time.
They encircle Holy Mother, as they continue to the skies,
Her happiness unbridled, no tears are in her eyes. 
And the Driver softly watches, hidden from their view,
With the biggest smile of all, if he could be there too.

The sun warms the field the morning of this day,
Music plays and people laugh, she has so much to say. 
Graduation- already past, Future- already in her hand,
Her heritage insightful, prepared to make her stand.
All along, her path she’s known, a writer she will be,
In part because she writes so well, but more because she sees:
Your image dim, my memory thin, your voice I strain to hear,
And even though I can’t recall, I’m like you Father dear.
With eyes that know, she returns back now, from oldest memories from before,
The day she stood and watched and witnessed, as the world stood still once more.

			         Richard L. Piccolo
			         January 1, 2002
			         (508) 460-6670 x103
- submitted from: Medfield MA United States on 4/14/2003 7:38:39 PM
    My deepest sorroes go out to all the families of New York - submitted from: warren OH United States on 4/14/2003 6:48:02 AM
    I would like to express my deepest sympathy to all victims of Sept.11th, their families and all who lost people they deeply loved in this tragedy. On this certain day I "lost" the person I loved most in my entire life. This reminded me of the families and friends of New York City and I found this memorial website. As firefighter, paramedic and medical student my special sympathy to all members of the New York City Fire and Police Departement. You will be unforgotten. I hope I will get the chance to visit this tremendous city one day and learn a bit more about the people and the whole country. I would like to get an impression of Ground Zero and the "new" life in New York City. But you're already working on a "new trade center" as symbol for all, who lost their lives on Sept.11th and the freedom of your country. To me, that's simply right. Finishing, I would like to apologize for my poor english. Good luck, may god bless you!
Carsten Hullermann - submitted from: Münster Germany on 4/8/2003 4:29:41 PM
    I wish to express my deep sorrow for those who have lost loved ones on 911…
My prayers are with you all.
I was so touched by that fact that so many countries flew our flag and sang our anthem in remembrance of those who parished. I was never so proud to be an American as I am here and now…
May God Bless you all!
Dibee73816 - submitted from: North Huntingdon PA United States on 3/22/2003 8:03:34 PM
    We will honer those who were destroyed in the September 11 attacks and prey for the deaths of men women and sadly, children. We hope an angel will guide you all. - submitted from: Hudson Falls NY United States on 3/7/2003 4:13:46 AM
    Those who lost their lives on this day we will never forget. we pray for the ones who lost there loved ones. We will never forget this day we will always remeber the fire fighter and the police man who died trying to help the people that were trap in the explosion - submitted from: Peoria AZ United States on 3/5/2003 8:29:51 AM
    I did not realize how proud I was to be American until 9/11/01. I had my little banner for my son in the Army and that was the only display I had. I now have my American flag proudly flying from a pole in my yard in tribute to ALL who have and will give thier lives so I can be free. That pole went up and has been lit since 9/14/01 when i finally made it home from an airport in MN. I love my country and will fight for her till the death, if not me.....then who? - submitted from: Casper WY United States on 3/2/2003 7:58:53 AM
    I can not begin to think how bad it must have been for everyone to go through such pain and upset after such a tragic day, my heart goes out to everyone who has suffered and I will never forget that day
god bless - submitted from: england United Kingdom on 2/28/2003 1:27:34 PM
    I have to be honest and say, it does not go away. It is still as fresh as it ever was. It makes me feel only slightly better to know that they have selected a plan to rebuild. I thought honestly that I would be able to live with the ache in my heart, but I can barely stand it at times even now. You can't make it though reading all of these tributes without overwhelming sorrow. This is something I have re-read often:
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!
By Mary Frye (1932)
May God Bless us all. - submitted from: Hightstown NJ United States on 2/27/2003 11:16:24 AM
    I'm so proud to be an American!!! We pulled throught this together! God Bless thoes who were effected. And my greatest sypathy to the family's of those who were taken from us! - submitted from: Bowling Green OH United States on 2/25/2003 4:40:56 AM
    don't give up hope, and god bless america.
seth moore - submitted from: haslett MI United States on 2/21/2003 2:44:11 PM
    I will always remember that day, the fear the sorrow and the anger are still as strong now as it was on that unforgettable day. I can only hope that the familys pain and sorrow will ease wilth the passing of time. - submitted from: Woking United Kingdom on 2/20/2003 2:56:25 AM
    Well over a year has gone by and I still think about that tragic day. I still cannot understand why THEY ( they are not people ) commited such terror upon innocent citizens, what did they achieve. The west is now heading into war with Iraq. I sincerely hope one day peace will come for us all. Its 1am, I am reading the condolences on this site and it still brings tears to my eyes. I was in London on 9/11/01 in canary wharf where I worked. I remember the panic there all too well. But what I will never imagine is the sheer terror of New York. WHY ! WHY ! WHY ! I hope I never see anything so horrific in my time on earth again. Let the world live in peace. I love America I love you all. My thoughts are always with you ALWAYS.
Craig xxx 23yrs - submitted from: Darlington/England United Kingdom on 2/19/2003 5:07:07 PM
    I still think about that day. Every time I see a recap of that day, I still cry, and my mind still thinks my eyes are playing tricks on me. Those images told stories of stunning tragedy, heartbreaking courage and numbing grief. The first heroes, the crew and passengers of the planes, who were the first to understand that which was to come, and the first to rise up against it. The Firefighters, Police, EMTs and rescue workers who responded without hesitation and gave their lives so that others might keep theirs. Heroes all, they stood amid destruction, death and uncertainty refusing to walk away, instead pressing on against a nightmare made all too real. Families who lost one of their own, each reaching outward first, caring more about each other than themselves, refusing to face the future in fear, choosing instead to meet it with courage, dignity and pride. I see the solid concrete of the Pentagon and the strong steel of the World Trade Towers in the eyes of every American, and while my heart holds every tear shed, my spirit is filled with the certainty that our strength has not been defeated. In defiance of terror and evil, we stand together united not only in sorrow, but in strength and courage, once again showing the world what it is to be American. Now our military goes forward with courage and resolve, and we here defeat the fear of terror with every flag we wave, and every hand we hold. My cousin, Ricardo Quinn was killed on 9-11. He was an EMT and was one of three of my cousins that were there that day. I went to his memorial service. I listened to then Mayor Guilliani speak of his courage, his love of family, of life, his love for his Country. Whether it is one day after, one year after, or a dozen years after, I have only to look in the eyes of Kevin Ricardo, my cousin’s son, to remember all that was lost on that day. I can only hope that whatever is done on the rebuilding is done with the same dignity, quiet grace and honor that was displayed and carried in so many hearts that awful day.
- submitted from: New York NY United States on 2/18/2003 9:32:15 AM
    I cannot begin to imagine the suffering, you, the people of New York felt, on 11th September and subsequent days. Where I found comfort was the bonding of people of all races and cultures in it's aftermath. Honour that bond and create a living memorial.
Nan Sharp Glasgow SCOTLAND - submitted from: Glasgow United Kingdom on 2/12/2003 4:32:41 PM
    When I found out that this all happened..I was at school in class doing the regular thing. When my Social Studies teacher came in and told my teacher, he was almost in tears, we turned it on the T.V. and we were all in shock.
We never thought that something like this would happen to such an awesome country, but obviously we were wrong. I never thought that a country or people would hate us so much that they would hijack airplanes and crash into 2 buildings. But yet, after all this happened, we still remain UNITED we always will. We stand strong and always have. Just like the song goes, "America the beautiful".
We remain beautiful and always will, they can throw anything our way and then we will stay the way that we are now, forever. I know I'm younger then a lot of the people that died,but I still have to live with this and I have to live with the fact that I saw this happen, we have to live with this for the rest of our lives. They don't care..but I do..I love my country more then anything because we stand strong and we stand united no matter what! Thank you to all the people that helped us get up when we were down and tell us that everything will be alright when it wasn't.
I Pray everyday for the people who lost their lives and that have lost loved ones. - submitted from: Burlington WI United States on 2/12/2003 6:55:28 AM
    I am not American, but I am a Canadian and on this day of Feb.11th, 2003, we will remember what happened on Sept.11th, 2001. I just pray to God that President Bush does not go to war. Do we need more deaths in this world?
Jessica.......College Student - submitted from: Peterbouough ON Canada on 2/10/2003 3:37:47 PM
    Tribute To 9-11 - submitted from: Duluth MN United States on 2/6/2003 1:35:06 PM
    God Bless all of you for your continued prayers. How many innocent people have to die before it's ok to act? Our enemies only seem to understand action! Although I will always pray for peace, I will continue to demand a military response!! - submitted from: St. Augustine FL United States on 1/27/2003 7:33:54 PM
    In memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001:

Mr. Bush,
Please do not add more suffering to this world. Do not heed the call of the politics of corporate greed, oil, and advisors who ignore the obvious truths. I call on you to stand up for FREEDOM for all people. I dare you to stop the threats, stop the violence and end the hostilities that you are opressing the rest of the world with. Is this really the legacy that you wish to leave?


-Webmaster, - submitted from: Portland OR United States on 1/20/2003 10:23:37 PM
    "The 9/11 Memorial Song - This Day is forever"
Words & Music: Madhu Dhas (MADOOO)
The song is FREE. It can be downloaded from

This day is forever is when we come together in these times of trouble
When we can bear all the sorrow that comes our way as we crawl and struggle
And we can still lend our weak and weary hands to help out others in the rubble.

CHO 1 : This day (Nine Eleven) in our hearts will live forever…

This day you see forever is when you can recognize a ray of hope through the haze and the darkness
When you can hear the mournful wails turn to communal anthems uniting us all inspite of the sadness
And you can see the bravest and the finest giving up their lives for the sake of our wellness

CHO :2: This day (Nine Eleven) in our hearts will live forever...
This day (Nine Eleven) in our minds will live forever...

This day I miss my loved ones taken from me and I grieve.
I’m never giving up hope though I’m surrounded by so much destruction and debris
I surely will rise up from the ashes to rebuild my life, continue to be free

CHo 3: This day (Nine Eleven) in our hearts will live forever...
This day (Nine Eleven) in our minds will live forever...
This day (Nine Eleven) in our souls will live forever.......repeat - submitted from: New York City NY United States on 1/16/2003 6:57:50 PM
    The 9/11 Memorial Song.
FREE for all the world to download at

I was watching a program on Nightline. It spoke about how the incident is sort-of fading in the minds of some of us and they showed two very disturbing stories of burn victims who survived the explosions, now recouping without any heroic some hospital. At this point I thought, my song might help keep alive the way we felt on 9/11, never to lose our hope, our faith and our American spirit of freedom.

The song may also help us to not only to recall the way we felt on that fateful morning, but also to help reassure us, that twisted motives of people with terror on their minds, can never destroy the sense of freedom we have established for ourselves here in the USA and in the rest of the free world.
Madhu Dhas
MADOOO (artist name) - submitted from: New York City NY United States on 1/16/2003 6:53:28 PM
    I give my deepest condolences for the victims and their families. I was so hurt that another country can do this to the one country that pays more attention to them than their own. I had my son one month before this happened and for him to be just 1 month and have to have this go on it brings distraught to the soul. Then when they said another plane may be headed towards Denver, CO I was sure that my son and I was gonna die. But that didnt happen. To all the men and women who sacrificed their lives to save most of those that were unfortunate thank you. GOD BLESS THE MILITARY AND THE NAVY DURING THIS WAR AND GOD BLESS AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS. - submitted from: Colorado Springs CO United States on 1/10/2003 3:20:09 PM
    A Brighter Day

There'll be a brighter day tomorrow
Just trust in God he'll share your sorrow
Oh lay your cares at the Saviors feet
And when you do you'll feel complete
He'll recreate your life once torn
You'll feel like you've just been reborn
Give praise to him and then you'll feel
His love and strength to help you deal
With lifes hard times though often sad
He'll give you joy and make you glad
Look to the Lord just trust in him
He lifts us up when we feel grim
So don't look back just keep on praying
You'll feel his presence softly saying
I'll fill your cup and take your pain
You've nothing to lose but all to gain
Come unto me I'll give you rest
I'll comfort you through troubling tests
Though they seem long he'll make a way
To lead you on to a brighter day

Michelle, 15 - submitted from: Glendale AZ United States on 1/8/2003 4:14:43 PM
    M E M O R A N D U M
DATE: S E P T E M B E R 1 1, 2 0 0 1

Dear Parents, Friends and Loved Ones,

Of these precious lives you've lost,
I see your broken spirits, I know the terrible cost.
Though evil reigned in New York,
And horror filled the air,
I wanted all of you to know,
I left Heaven and came there.
I summoned Heaven's Angels,
Long before the call came in,
To share the dreadful warning,
Of what would soon begin.
The angels' wings were folded,
They knew what was to come,
When I said, "I'll lead this mission."
They followed one by one.
"I will go and get these people,
And bring them home with me,
Where they'll live in Heaven's Trade Centers,
Where it's safe and terror free."
Yes, I've prepared a Special Trade Center,
It stands out from all the rest,
The Welcome Mat reads, "9/11"
It's reserved for Heaven's best.
I was hovering all around them,
In the Office and the Hall,
When the evil forces entered,
Your loved ones heard me call.
I wrapped my arms around them,
Pulled them close unto my breast,
"I've come to take you with me,
We must go and leave the rest."
"Your friends will long remember,
All the cool times that we shared,
And the Angels will remind them,
How very much you cared."
Yes, I took those precious lives,
In the twinkling of an eye,
We were on our way to Heaven,
To their Offices in the sky.
I know your hearts are broken,
I know the pain you bear,
My heart is also broken,
By the evil everywhere.
Please help me fight this battle,
To keep our children safe,
Through prayers and love and sharing,
And holding to the Faith,
That Peace will surely reign one day,
In places throughout the land,
For all our future hopes and dreams,
Rest in our childrens' hands.
I'll give you peace to fill your heart,
Send sun to break the night,
Provide the strength to move beyond the wrongs
And do what's right.
You ask how I can know your pain,
From the loss of your dear one,
It's because it seems like yesterday,
When I, too gave up a Son.

I'm 15 years old, and my name is Michelle. I lost one uncle, and two cousins in the 9/11 tragedy. All three were firefighters. Our whole family misses them very much, but know they are better off. Sometimes we think we might want to know what they saw, but when you think about what YOU saw, and think about what they saw inside the Towers, you really don't want to know. And i guess it's a good thing, they don't have to live through it and replay it in their minds. Thank you to everyone who has said they are praying for us, and feel our pain. May God Bless You All and To All The Other Families, My Heart Is With You. I love you all. America is loud, America is strong, but most of all America is Proud. - submitted from: Glendale AZ United States on 1/8/2003 4:08:09 PM
    Lawrence, We think about you every, single day. While in heaven, please pray for us. We're all doing the best we can without you. Mom misses you dearly. Nicholas graduated from Marine boot camp last would have been very proud of him-he looks just like Dad! Lawrence, Lorraine and Rose are still improving in their swimming and Michael is preparing for college. I hope to meet you up there! Love always, your brother Tom and your sister-in-law, Anne - submitted from: Washington CA United States on 12/23/2002 10:16:39 AM
    that they was horrible but we kept our hopes up and we all helped each other and some made it some didnt but we all stayed colme and huged each other i wish that they would never come again. - submitted from: north america FL United States on 12/20/2002 7:00:00 PM
    I'm Alex, a 13yr old girl from england, although I was not directly affected by the attack I was so upset that this is what the world has came to so I wrote this poem:

9/11, A Day To Remember.
The 11th of September,
Surely a day to remember,
Because exactly one year ago,
The world changed,
From what we used to know.

A passenger plane flying high,
Stretching across the morning sky.
A man on board he has a knife,
Willing to take any innocent life.

The bright sun a new day dawning,
Ready for work, Tuesday morning.
They left home that fateful day,
Not knowing,
What would soon come their way.

Confusion starts as the building shakes,
All the noise the crashing plane makes.
They stand, their hands they cup,
Not knowing that their time is up.

Blinded by the dust and smoke,
They can’t see and begin to choke.
Through the debris they manage to crawl,
Reaching the stairs, they all fall.

The buildings burst into balls of flames,
Everything in its path the fire claims.
People screaming unable to get out,
The calls unheard, no matter how hard they shout.

Just then the brave firefighters rush in,
Not exactly sure where to begin.
They save as many lives as they can,
So this was Osama’s terrible plan.

To show the Americans how he felt,
And how the matter should be dealt.
People inside phone their families,
To say their good-byes,
As a fiery death rains down from the skies.

In the building thousands dying,
In their hearts, a nation crying.
3,000 people fighting for their lives
Mothers, Fathers, Husbands, Wives.

The buildings then gave a rumble,
As they began to crumble.
Everyone inside buried deep,
Pray the lord their souls to keep.

The aircraft passengers also died,
Flying to their deaths terrified.
Then the cabin was ripped apart,
Alkieada, where’s the heart?

The twin towers best view in town,
Soon was knocked all the way down.
‘Ground Zero’ it became,
America’s giants had been slain.

A tribute to the people lost,
Pay the death toll, what’s the cost?
Total 3,000 from that ground,
Still a few, never found.

A tribute to all those who suffered at the hands of the terrorist attack of September 11th 2001. May god keep you safe, and to all their families, who were left behind, give them strength to carry on.

Alex - submitted from: Durham United Kingdom on 12/20/2002 2:42:09 PM
    I AM SO SORRY FIREMAN WHO LOST THIER LIVES ON 9-11 - submitted from: SUNNY ISLES BEACH FL United States on 12/18/2002 5:58:26 PM
    WE MAY HAVE LOST MANY LIVES BUT WE GAINED MANY ANGELS - submitted from: United States on 12/11/2002 1:14:13 PM
    One night I had a dream..I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord and across the sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene I noticed two sets of foot prints in the sand; one belonged to me and the other to the Lord.When the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the foot prints in the sand. I noticed many times along the path of my life , there was only one set of foot prints. I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in my life. This really bothered me and I questioned the Lord about it. "Lord, you said once I decided to follow you , you would walk me all the way, but I noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of foot prints. I don't understand why in the times when I needed you the most, you should leave me." The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child,I LOVE YOU and I would never leave you during the times of trial and suffering. When you saw only one set of foot prints,it was then that I carried you." - submitted from: Grand Blanc MI United States on 12/5/2002 1:59:59 PM
    WHAT CAN I SAY BUT GOD BLESS AMERICA - submitted from: Tamworth United Kingdom on 12/4/2002 2:18:36 AM
    GOD BLESS AMERICA - submitted from: United States on 12/4/2002 2:16:12 AM
    When the twin towers were hit America stood strong. I was not there but I will promise you that all the people that died 9/11 will not be forgotten and will always be in my heart to the day I die.
America will fight back with Canada alongside and united we stand forever more. - submitted from: Innisfil ON Canada on 11/22/2002 7:53:30 PM
    United we stand
Divided we fall
America is the number one in the eyes of us all
though tragedy hit us and has made us strong
with God by ou side we can never go wrong! - submitted from: Texarkana AR United States on 11/22/2002 12:06:22 PM
    tears stream down my face just thinking about all the families that were effected by this terrible event.. All the children that have to grow up without their mothers and fathers and don’t yet understand just how much that means… anyone who has lost a loved one…. My deepest and sincerest heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all!! Although I am thousands of miles away on the other side of the planet… this attack not only feels like an attack on the US, but an attack against the entire human race!!.. Nobody has the rite to take the lives of all those innocent people… Now because of the selfish, inhumane, unexplainable actions of those individuals all over the world involved with al-quaed, we all must pay!!

I have not been directly effected by this tradgedy and at 18, I suppose im am still too young to comprehend just exactly wot it means to civilisation as we kno it. Where to from now?? More war, suffering + innocent people dying … then what?? Is there such a thing as world peace or is it just another dream.. Why cant everybody just realise that there doesn’t need 2 be any hatred, jealousy or discrimination… world peace is possible but not if we keep letting our countries leaders make all our decisions for us!!! We need 2 make a stand.. Not only for ourselves but if there are to be future generations ahead of us then sumthing must be done… the youth of today want nothing more than to unite as one.. One world… one people… one race- the human race! Race, religion, ethnicity need not matter in tomorrows world… but will 2moro ever come???

I know there is not a lot that one person can do… but I have vowed to do all that I can… if that means going to the middle of the battle grounds, I shall stand tall and proud… proud to know that I fight for just cause.. World peace- is it too much to ask for?

In remembrance of all the innocent lives lost.. The firefighters that lost their lives saving others.. Of all those who have to grow up without parents, siblings, friends and loved ones .. I shall fight to the death… to make 2moros world a better place for the lost ones and the generations to come

life will never be the same.. I shall never cease my fight for freedom and peace!! Freedom to live and freedom to love.. We should learn to cherish this earth and all within! We are all brothers and sisters and this should not be forgotten… forgotten like the millions of people that’s have already lost their lives fighting for a cause…

peace is the only just cause!!!! - submitted from: christchurch New Zealand on 11/17/2002 2:41:16 AM
    To all the nameless people that will never be accounted for. To the nameless people that will never be missed.To the nameless people that our God sent to comfort and guide their brothers and sisters. To these nameless people~~~I thank you with all my heart. Without the nameless many more would have died alone and afraid. God provides. - submitted from: Elgin IL United States on 11/16/2002 2:10:23 AM
    My heart stopped when I had that call from my mum at work.I Didnt beleive her and still dont beleive how something so evil can happen to so many people.My sister was in New York that day staying only 3 blocks away.I thank God everyday that she is safe and well.I thank God that she came home to her family.Words cannot describe how sorry I feel for all of those who wont see family and friends again.I only hope justice will be done to the evil people that inflicted so much pain on others.God bless you all.Love Liz. - submitted from: southampton United Kingdom on 11/8/2002 9:07:24 AM
    Our hearts go out to all of the friends and families that losed loved ones on that tragic day. We love America. From all the students at Mid Kent College in the UK.x - submitted from: Kent United Kingdom on 11/7/2002 4:45:10 AM
    I'm reading the book let's roll it is very sad so far.I would like to say I wish it never happened but it did and got some people together like families
Kaylee Dupont - submitted from: St Joe AR United States on 10/23/2002 11:56:36 AM
    To all victims,
all of america cries for you even if we never met you. - submitted from: United States on 10/16/2002 7:27:47 AM
    I am a 13 year old girl from Austaralia and I personally don't know anyone from the tragedy but I would still like to set a memorial to all the innocent people who were killed during the terrorism attacks. I pray for peace in the world, and for Asama Bin Laden to be brought to justice. The world doesn't deserve people like terrorists and speaking as a 13 year old, I would just like to pray for peace throughout the world, as President Bush of America thinks that war is the only way to solve it. I believe that Asama Bin Laden is a horrific man and should be brought to justice, I still think that war and nuclear bombs isn't the way out. Hearing of all these terrible happenings around the world and the tapes of Asama Bin Laden saying he will bomb Australia, has certainly got me thinking if I will ever get to live to be 30. I know that millions of people will be reading this and thing that I am stupid because I am putting a memorial along for no one inparticular, but I know that I pray for all those innocent people who are surrounded in tragedy in America. God Bless us all.

Stephanie Boscolo, 13 - submitted from: Australia on 10/8/2002 1:36:32 AM
    God Bless all who were touched by this tragic event. My prayers are with all. - submitted from: Conway AR United States on 10/3/2002 7:51:00 AM
    Eternal rest grant unto all of these souls, Oh Lord -

and let perpetual light shine upon them -

and may they rest in peace.

Amen. - submitted from: Cumming GA United States on 9/30/2002 7:39:28 PM
    A year has past
A year with disbelieve
A year with grief
A year without our loved ones
A year that has slipped out of our hands
A year where our loved ones lives on in our hearts and minds

Thank you all, especially Michael T. Weinberg, for your courage.

Love always

Henk van de Ven. - submitted from: Eindhoven Netherlands on 9/30/2002 4:05:28 PM
    I feel very sorry for whom ever lost a love one. Ill like to thank the firefighters,police officer, doctors and nurses and those who volunteered
-j. duron - submitted from: Chicago IL United States on 9/29/2002 2:40:46 PM
    i would like to express my deepest sympathy to all the families that have been effected by this tragedy.May God Bless the USA and Keep us safe from anymore heartache and sorrow...Kim Mowery Oklahoma - submitted from: claremore OK United States on 9/26/2002 1:21:34 PM
    id just like to say i am deeply sorry for the tragic day that took place on sept 11th my heart goes out to all the people that died and the families of the victims. then people who put the country at stand still are cruel people.I send all my love to the usa and all of england are thinking of you xxxxxx - submitted from: watford United Kingdom on 9/24/2002 4:50:09 AM
    i will never forget going home on the afternoon of sept 11th and seeing the destruction that had been caused. i feel deeply sorry for those that have lost loved ones but we should be proud of the heros that were created on this day they will never be forgotten. - submitted from: watford United Kingdom on 9/24/2002 4:41:33 AM
    Sometimes I think about America
About her struggles through the years.
I know that they did and do
Just what they had to do
To keep our country as one

For the heroes, for the patriots,
For the soilders, for all the Pioneers
I will always be an American
And I'll always cry
American Tears

Ryan Cangley - submitted from: United States on 9/23/2002 1:07:20 PM
    There aren't any words that could even come close to express my heart felt feelings for the lives that were lost on September 11,2001. My thoughts and prayers go out to the familys and loved ones… God Bless..

The devil came down to NYC
he was looking for souls to steal and he was in a bind
cause he was way behind with an arab he'd made a deal.

When he killed our own on American soil We knew it was an evil plot Bush stepped upon that podium said "Boy let me tell you what:

I bet you didn't know it
but We got plans of our own too.
And if you care too take a dare I'll make a bet with you..

You may have begun this battle boy,
But give America it's due
We're gonna find you no matter where you go
We'll win this war against you..

The Marine said: My name is Johnny this is where I come in,
I'm part of this bet your gonna regret
Cause we're the best that's ever been..

Airforce load up our planes and bomb
those Arabs hard
Cause he'll broke loose in America
Bush even called out the National Guard..

And when we win you'll not see those
shiny streets of gold you'll have lost
Now the devils got your soul..

The Navy jumped on our ships and said:
"We'll start this show"
Fire flew from there turrets
as they struck a mighty blow..

The Army marched across the sands
and they made an evil hiss
then a band of Volunteers joined in
and it sounded something like this..

When you attacked America you said
"Look what I have done"
But just cower there in your hole
and let Our Soldiers show you how it's done..

Fire in the Towers run boys run
America was attacked at the rising sun
terrorism's always been a faceless foe
it's gonna be a dogfight don't cha'll know..

The Devil bowed his head
cause he knew that he's been beat
And he knew the American Spirit he can not defeat.

Bush said : "Devil just come on back
if you ever wanna try again….."
I done told you once you son-of-a-bitch
AMERICA'S the best there's ever been!!
(Charlie Daniels sure would be proud!)

Hanna Rectenwal - submitted from: Howell MI United States on 9/22/2002 7:32:28 PM
    WE PRAY FOR ALL WHO WERE AFFECTED BY 9/11 WHICH IS ALL AMERICANS. - submitted from: swartz creek MI United States on 9/22/2002 4:23:21 PM
    WHAT CAN I SAY? - submitted from: TRURO United Kingdom on 9/22/2002 4:47:35 AM
    I would like to send my deepest condolences to all those families of the victims of Sept. 11. I would like to extend additional sympathies to those families whose relatives were never found. I would like you to know that I hold you and your loved ones deep within my heart and you are always in my prayers. God Bless America!! Kerri Watson - submitted from: Bronx NY United States on 9/20/2002 5:27:01 PM
    In honor of all who were lost on Sept 11, 2001, the people of Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in Cleveland, Ohio created a permanent monument. It is made almost entirely of Jenga blocks and is mounted on the wall of our Church entry-way. It contains two crosses on a background that is a map of the world. Inside the crosses and making up the shape of the continents are blocks, each of which has a gold plate with the name of a victim on it. You can view the monument by logging on to our web site: and clicking on the Sept 11 memorial page. - submitted from: Cleveland OH United States on 9/19/2002 11:31:06 AM
    "We will remember them" This is how we remember our victims of the 2nd world war and in a similar way we will remember the victims of the world trade centre, pentagon and the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania. Britain will remember all 3074 people that perished. We will mark the anniversary for years to come. As certain as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, we will remember them. - submitted from: United Kingdom on 9/19/2002 2:43:43 AM
    The people who lost their lives will always be in my heart god bless America - submitted from: Leicester United Kingdom on 9/17/2002 9:29:59 AM
    09-11-01 will never be forgotten and neither will thousands of people who died that day, forvever in our hearts and thoughts. - submitted from: United Kingdom on 9/17/2002 5:05:56 AM
    September 11th…
A day to remember…
I shed tears for those who died,
And to evil, you'll have to pay the price.

Love~ Sook Ann - submitted from: Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on 9/17/2002 2:38:33 AM
    Although I did not lose anyone in the tragedies that took place on September 11th, I feel for those who did. I know that we will win this war against terrorism. God Bless you all. - submitted from: Hinton AL Canada on 9/16/2002 9:59:42 PM
    I can't believe that a year has go by so fast since what happened on Sept. 11th. My friend's birthday was Sept. 12th. We were gonna celebarte but he heard that his friend might have got hurt in New York. So, he drove all the way to NY just to see if his friend was ok... Thank goodness - he was. GOD BLESS AMERICA! don't take life for granted. - submitted from: Albany GA United States on 9/16/2002 10:29:24 AM
    I am sorry to those who lost loved ones!I hope everyone will be alright and this will be a day everyone will remember!:( - submitted from: Alliston ON Canada on 9/14/2002 7:55:23 PM
    God Bless America the people that lost there lifes that die are still a live in are memories are soul and are hearts.

GOD BLESS AMERICA - submitted from: Northamtonshire United Kingdom on 9/14/2002 4:29:45 AM
    "We Shall Over Come"

Where were you,what were you doing on Sept.11th?I remember
the sky was so clear you could almost see heaven

I myself was watching the news,then came the special bulletin and the pictures,that will forever remain etched in the minds of us all,yet we were reminded together we stand divided we fall

The poor souls who were in the World Trade Towers,some saw the planes coming yet could do nothing,also thoes attacked in our Pentagon,your living wasn't in vain,your faces we'll remember as well as your names,it's because of
you we're united again!

Our Leaders have a serious task at hand,good must win over evil,we will prevail,the world as a whole was changed on that dark day,we none knew what to do or say,the pain will never fully go away,yet the men and women working at Ground Zero,taught us all,once
you've fallen get up!

They work sun up to sun down
they are the perfect example of what America stands for! The HEROES aboard flight 93 will always be special to us,another ill guilded plane was headed to our Capitol,yet because of their bravery the plot was foiled,Thank God, so many more lives would have been lost,they were miracles

We honor all the police and firemen and medical personnel,who gave their lives so unselfishly,heaven's holding their seats!for all who's lives were stolen on Sept.11th,for your families our hearts are heavy

To thoes who were injured,we wish you a speedy recovery,for thoes who were robbed of life by anthrax,like a thief in the night,we haven't forgotten you,in your honor we will celebrate life!

To our military and allies who's mission is to Restore Hope,we pray for you each day and we say thanks,To our children who's fears are real,look up,enjoy your freedom which is so precious and dear,this too will pass,bad times won't last,look to the future not the past

To many right now,we may seem very weak,yet inside our souls you see is a plate made of steel,from that plate our souls will heal,when it's all said and done,"We Shall Over Come"

Poet:Tina Marie Clark
- submitted from: New Orleans LA United States on 9/13/2002 12:36:09 PM
    This New Zealand Family would like to express our deep sympathy to the people of the United States of America,who have stood for freedom in this troubled world.To all those families who lost loved ones in this barbaric act of terrorism,you will be in our thoughts allways.. We still remember the thousands of US servicemen who gave their lives protecting our country in WW2 against the Japanese.
God be with you all.. - submitted from: Auckland New Zealand on 9/13/2002 5:10:34 AM
- submitted from: China on 9/13/2002 4:27:26 AM
    To all those who have perished in this terrible catastrophie our hearts will always be with you

WE WILL NEVER FORGET - submitted from: London United Kingdom on 9/12/2002 3:28:43 PM
ERIN WIGZELL 9-11-02 - submitted from: Alvin TX United States on 9/12/2002 3:24:22 PM
    This is for all the people that we lost in 9/11/01. God bless them all with true love. We will always remember in our heart. - submitted from: NEWARK NJ United States on 9/12/2002 3:00:31 PM
    I have spent a short time reading through some of the memorials written on this site, for all the people that died, for all the relatives and for a country that had so much taken away from it that day. All i can say is, why? why do these people wish to kill those they do not know? Its far too hard to comprend. I simply wish to say, not sorry, or that i understand your pain because these words are meaningless, but just to say, God Bless. - submitted from: Liverpool United Kingdom on 9/12/2002 2:53:08 PM
    to all those we lost their lives on that tragic day. i shall never forget, nor shall the world. As a country we are united as ever and will continue to be to help ease the pain. Thank you to all those that helped. - submitted from: Kalamazoo MI United States on 9/12/2002 1:42:28 PM
    To everyone who reads these words:
Never take your life for granted. Live everyday as though it were your last. Those who were returned to god on that fateful day, September 11th 2001, haven't the opportunity to tell their loved ones 'I love you', to say to that person they hurt 'I'm sorry' or to forfill the ambition that they always put off until tommorow. You do.
My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of the victims of the World Trade Centre tradgedy. God Bless each and everyone of you. We will never forget. - submitted from: Essex United Kingdom on 9/12/2002 11:27:02 AM
    Today marks the first aniversary on the terrorist attacks and I feel like it just happend yesterday. I was walkin to my health class without even knowing what had just happend. I always remember that song that says "Where were you when the world stopped turning" and makes me cry just to think how much damage one terrorist can cause. My prayers is to all on the people who lost thier loved ones on that September day. Although I did know anybody that passed away, I felt your pain because a nation so close is always there for each other. May God Bless America Always. I believe what the Pledge of Alligiance says, "ONE NATION UNDER GOD IN DIVISIBLE AND JUSTICE FOR ALL". - Diana De Anda - submitted from: United States on 9/12/2002 8:17:56 AM
    We are United in our grief. No words can describe the thoughts of the atrocities which occured and claimed the lives of our innocent brothers and sisters in the United States. God Bless to all in America. - submitted from: Manchester United Kingdom on 9/12/2002 8:14:09 AM
    We would like to give our deepest sympathy and regards to the families of those lives lost in the World Trade Center. Not enough words can express what we feel for your loss. We are a strong nation. We can and will over come this tragedy and prevail once again. Our thoughts are with you. - submitted from: Denver CO United States on 9/12/2002 7:14:37 AM
    To everyone we lost on that one dark day. We will fight back and we will keep our heads up high. GOD BLESS AMERICA........ - submitted from: NEW YORK CITY NY United States on 9/12/2002 6:19:15 AM
    On Tuesday Sept. 11 I remember the bus ride to school as we the students thought that this was any normal day. The kids on the bus were loud as normal and to me nothing unusual. Well until the driver got on the loud speaker and asked for silence and slowly the whole bus was quiet and I began to hear people screaming and crying, Oh my god! the First tower just fell. After that all that I heard was screaming and crying again I thought we were at war, it was horrible. In first period everyone was talking about it. The teacher turned on the TV to watch the event unfold, I was never this scared before. The rest of the day the school sat in silence stuck to the TV in disbelief. a day that brings tears to my eyes. Although I didn’t know anyone who lost their lives, I feel so bad and wish I could help in some way. I wanted to go to NY and help in the clean up.

Now Sept. 11, 2002 I still find myself crying. At school during second period we said the usual pledge of allegiance and in tribute of Sept. 11 someone sang the Star spangled banner and we took a moment of silence as a teacher listed some of the heroes and innocent people who lost their lives and a beautiful poem we then joined hands and sang Amazing grace the whole school came together in tribute.

My heart goes out to all those innocent people who lost their lives and the family who lost someone. God Bless ever American. :*( - submitted from: Acton CA United States on 9/11/2002 10:01:01 PM
    9-11-01, I awoke to the tragedy that I had feared for some time. Being a Police Officer and a former US Marine, I knew the potential of our enemies abroad. That day changed my life forever. I have followed my heart and put my badge and pistol in a drawer and once again picked up a rifle as a US Marine. We will take the fight to our enemy. He will not be allowed to inflict his evil on the freedom loving people of the world. Always remember the tragedy that occured on 9-11-01. 911-such an important number in all our lives now. 911! My new battle cry. Answer the call to 911. Do your part to make your part of the world better, safer, more free. Semper Fidelis, America! - submitted from: Seattle WA United States on 9/11/2002 9:23:53 PM
    Footsteps In The Sand

One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand:
one belonging to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him
he looked back, at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life
there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it:
"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."

The LORD replied:
"My son, My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you,
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you." - submitted from: Sydney Australia on 9/11/2002 9:01:00 PM
    Watching the events of september 11th made me want to be an American. i wanted to be there to help but all i could do was sit plastered in front of my television for the night. i hope that we have lerned that we are one entity, one world and should never isolate ourselves from others due to our differences. i will always remember september 11th as the day i saw the world as one for the very first time. my heart and thoughts are forever with those who were lost and they will never be forgotten. - submitted from: Adelaide Australia on 9/11/2002 8:15:24 PM
    I sit here, on this tragic day, in tears. I did not know anyone directly affected by the events of September 11th, but I can not help but feel pain. I feel pain for you, the citizens of our country. I feel pain for the family and friends of those who perished on that dark day. Most of all, I feel pain for those who were innocently taken from this world. I am sorry these cowards took your loved ones out of your life. I am sorry they put fear in our world. But I am not sorry they made America a stronger country. We have made it a year, and we will prevail. We will never forget the lives taken from us. The people who were innocently sitting and doing thier jobs, the firefighters who went in to face danger, and the passengers who were taken advantage of. God Bless this land, that I am proud to call home. I know we will survive. I send my deepest sympathy to all Americans, because we too, cry with those of you who lost loved ones. We Will Prevail. We will learn, and continue from this. Don't ever take anything for granted, because life is so fragile. I send my prayers and love to all. God Bless America! - submitted from: Grand Rapids MI United States on 9/11/2002 6:21:20 PM
    to america_to my american woman_to my new friends
My name is Miguel Edgardo Riveros Silva and I was born in Chile during a time of terror.My life was in danger and Americans saved my life.
The terrorists say that they fight for God but they are only sinners and criminals. They are cowards.
The pain of America is my pain. I send all my love and hope to America and to all americans.
I am so sorry and I wish I could do more to help.
My love, my woman is american and I adore her. I will protect her with my life
and with all my strength.

God bless America - submitted from: cologne Germany on 9/11/2002 5:36:01 PM
    Hi im 15 When I first heard about the World Trade Center I felt so worried. When I herd I just wanted to go help. But unfortunaly I live way to far. I feel very sorry for all the people that lost their love ones. - submitted from: Compton CA United States on 9/11/2002 4:56:33 PM
    So many tears have fallen just like our beloved world trade centers. Not a day goes by that I don't think about September 11th. I could not be more proud to ba an American. I thanj god everyday that I live in the wonderful country. 9/11 really hit home for me. Brittany - submitted from: CHEWS LANDING NJ United States on 9/11/2002 4:53:58 PM
    I feel very sorry for the people that died that stunk - submitted from: austin TX United States on 9/11/2002 4:37:29 PM
    May, "God" with his "Profound Wisdom" grant the "victims" and especially that of their survivors of 9/11/01, the will to always remember that the "victim's were "More Than Conquerer's", "They were Uncommon Hero's, and they probably did not even realize it.

They are the very "Fiber and Foundation" of which this "Great" Country was Founded.

Most Respectfully,

J. Baxter / Retied Police Officer/ California

Jasper Baxter, Firefighter, Patriot, You, Are Not Forgotten.......Never.
- submitted from: Antioch CA United States on 9/11/2002 4:09:17 PM
    Words alone cannot express my deepest sorrow for anyone affected by the atrocities that happened one year ago today. Never have I been so affected by something that happened so far away but felt so close to home, I cannot imaginw what American citizens fekt in the aftermath. Geographical distance may be hard to bridge but distance to fellow mankind is not. America, we stand by you and respect you. - submitted from: Glasgow United Kingdom on 9/11/2002 3:59:06 PM
    La barrera del idioma no me detiene para decirles a mis hermanos norteamericanos que estamos con ellos, es brutal lo acontecido hace un año en NY, quisiera expresarles que como ser humano me dolio profundamente las muertes que provoca el odio, y les recuerdo algo que debemos practicar antes de acabar con nuestro planeta y es "el amor es el sentimiento mas valioso del ser humano y practicandolo con nuestro projimo no existira cabida al odio y habremos derrotado al enemigo mas grande de nuestro planeta", un abrazo hermanos - submitted from: Arequipa Peru on 9/11/2002 3:28:19 PM
    I would like to take this time to sit in silence and think about all of the loved ones who shall not be seen in the flesh, but forever in the minds and hearts of many many people. i may be only one person, but i shill feel that my one minute silence that i have taken whilst on my own, in my room may be as significant as any other. my only wish is that it is the end of more death and pain, but i believe there will more families destroyed, more buildings damaged and more hatred pent up. from my september 11th, i have seen all races, all ages, genders, showing some form of respect and understanding that something so far away can affect the whole world. life is given and life is lost. life should not have been taken… - submitted from: Birmingham United Kingdom on 9/11/2002 3:28:10 PM
....................... - submitted from: Tampa FL United States on 9/11/2002 3:26:12 PM
    It hardly seems like a year has passed and tho it went so quickly I still remember when I heard what a high school student growing up in the U.S.A. i would have never thought that something so tragic would happen to the country i like to call home... But of all the things that i have noticed and learned i know that it will take a lot to pull the people of america apart." UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL" I think after all the tears I have shed and all the thinking I have done. I know that the mourning process may take longer for others,but know that a neighbor will be there for you. At times i think we tend to forget all the usmentioned heroes like our firefighters,paramedics,and policemen across the country they all do their jobs wonderfully,not to mention all the men and women in the armed forces i have two brothers..both active duty;MARINES, NAVY..but to all those who have family members in the military may GOD bless your soul and theirs as well my thoughts and prayers are with you also. to all the families who lost their innocent family members i express my deepest sympathy and though I have no clue how u must feel i can only imagine. for those of us "survivors" you should always remember to tell ur family memebers and Friends you love them instead of assuming they already know .In memory of all those lost in the tragic events that took place on 9 -11-01 SND, 15 - submitted from: Houston TX United States on 9/11/2002 3:07:48 PM
    I am not sure where to begin…there is so much to be said yet there seem to be little amount of words that are able to express these feelings. All I am able to say is that it still feels fresh to me, ad I am miles away from NY city and America. It still remains an unreal situation, a real bad nightmare. I have lit my candle in memory and love of all those who were victims of these horrendous attacks last year. Let the candle light that we all alight tonight in respect and mourning, always stay in our hearts. Remebering those who were lost and never returned, their loved ones and not forgetting the firefighters who strived to save others lives whilst putting their lives on the lines.
All my etarnal love and thoughts to you,
From Natasha Cook, Wales, UK - submitted from: Ammanford, nr Swansea United Kingdom on 9/11/2002 2:55:59 PM
    So many people died and for someone elses selfishness. I think of all the people who dies and all the people who have to live with only memories of those who died and wish I could do so much more for you. But since I can only pray and hope all you futures are brighter than the past and that you all can carry on the legicies of all our hero's from Sept. 11. - submitted from: Jackson Center OH United States on 9/11/2002 2:43:28 PM
    I was not there, did not know anyone who died but I watched in horror as the rest of the world did. 1 year later, Today I think it has hit me -- seeing the greiving loved ones waiting for their special person's name to be read... the loss so great.. the world so changed forever. To the children who have lost their parents, some one, some both - may you know that your parents did not die in vain and that the world is holding you in it's arms. - submitted from: Toronto Canada on 9/11/2002 2:10:55 PM
    My heart goes out to each and every one of you, especially those who lost loved ones. I cannot imagine your pain and wish you strength and all the love in the world. All of us in the UK are grieving with you. - submitted from: Somerset United Kingdom on 9/11/2002 1:55:05 PM
    I joined the british army in 1988 and one of the reasons I joined service was to wipe out terrorists. If I get called up for any terrorist action ill be thinking of the people in the twin towers
rip to all who died that day. god bless - submitted from: durham United Kingdom on 9/11/2002 1:50:15 PM
    I support the JROTC members who have spirited their uniforms this horrible day. We all wish well for our country and pray that all people wake up and see what there is in life. - submitted from: TX United States on 9/11/2002 1:49:17 PM
    1 year on and I still can't accept what has happened. God bless all those who lost there lives. - submitted from: Leeds United Kingdom on 9/11/2002 1:34:19 PM
    as I right this I shead a tear. Today is the one year anniversary of the september 11th attacks. We are all so strong , and we showed that by not giving up and letting the terrorists win. We put up a fight. Its amazing how everyone,not just in the u.s but in the world have responded to this attack and helped us through our hard makes me feel so good to know we have so many friends around the world that are there for us..we will be there for you!! My uncle does work as a secret service agent for the u.s president and he had left the pentagon 10 min before the plane hit. I realize how lucky I am that my uncle was not killed and he is the only person that I knew. Buti do realize that not everyone was so lucky as me. People have lost loved ones,kids have lost their fathers and mothers,aunts and uncles, and grandparents. The attacks have changed us all, and I don’t know about you but I will never be the same. I think that it has shown everyone to cherrish what u have because it could be gone in a split second. Always say I love you to everyone you love,never hold anything back.
age 13-caitlin mulcahy - submitted from: north attleboro MA United States on 9/11/2002 12:54:29 PM
    Dear God, please hold your children tight... - submitted from: Boothwyn PA United States on 9/11/2002 12:07:16 PM
    I would just like to say how sorry I am to see all those people on the lists. I hope the experience enables you to be stronger in life and everything you accomplish. I can probably guess that all you people will never forget this. At least you know they went to a better place.

Take care and god bless...... - submitted from: Wellington FL United States on 9/11/2002 11:49:01 AM
    No, we will never forget; we cannot forget. Let's also remember how kind we were to each other in the weeks that followed the attacks. Let's continue to be a nation united. There is so much hate in the world, lets love each other and take care of each other. United we stand, divided we fall! - submitted from: Long Island NY United States on 9/11/2002 11:24:35 AM
    hi my name is Kathryn Beck, I'm 15 from nottinghamshire, england, my memorial, is a poem I wrote today, it has already been copywrited and has been titled "Your Prayers" thankyou.

A few thousand people, with a few thousand thoughts
Caught between the panic and the screams
Yet throughout the anger and the bitter tears
There was a miracle which shone so brightly
That even though blood was being spilt
And even though there was so much pain
God's voice was calling those who struggled
Telling them not to fear, what the future might bring
And although many shall not survive
And although so many homes shall be broken
There is nothing quite like humanity united
In their need to live and the need to breathe
And their need to see, just one more day
So please dear children, I know that you're hurting
And I do hear, And I shall be here
Please just call me and i shall listen, to your prayers - submitted from: Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on 9/11/2002 11:17:21 AM
    Hi, My name is DeAndre Lyons and I am 13 years old in the 8th grade. My feelings about 911 is that I am sad. Although a tradegy happen, we must go on as Americans. I feel sad that people lost their family and friends. - submitted from: Arcola MS United States on 9/11/2002 11:02:07 AM
    Hi, I'm Ta'Marcus and I'm 13yrs and in the 8th grade. When I heard about what happen in NEW,YORK and WASHINGTON D.C. I was shocked. Many people lost there lives over foolishness like that. GOD BLESS and you all have my sympathy, thank you and I love you. - submitted from: HOLLANDLE MS United States on 9/11/2002 11:01:25 AM
    ***We Are Still Standing***

Death hung thick in the air.

Fire blossomed and smoke rose.

Twin giants shuddered in pain.

People screamed in terror.

The first giant faltered and fell.

And its brother collapsed in grief.

Survivors and rescuers emerged.

Each of them painted gray with dust.

Black and White ceased to exist.

Creed and Gender faded into oblivion.

And humanity stood tall in the debris.

The buildings have fallen.

But we, the people, are still standing. - submitted from: Orange CA United States on 9/11/2002 10:57:10 AM
    Its been one year today and the memories of september 11th still stick in my mind and always will.My heart pours out to all the people that lost there lives and there families and friends.I just wish i could turn back time,so people could stop feeling the hurt that i am at this moment.
All my love and god bless AMERICA….paul perkins. - submitted from: Walsall.west midlands United Kingdom on 9/11/2002 10:39:43 AM
    That horrific day exactly one year ago is a day I'll never forget. I lived in NYC when it happened, and I was in college when I heard the news. I became extremely scared because I knew that my 21 year old sister worked in the World Trade Center. I called home, and all my mom could do was cry with me, because none of us had heard any news from my sister, and we feared the worst. I went back to class, not knowing what to do. Soon after, the secretary came to my classroom door and called me out. It was my mom. My sister was ok!! She'd walked over the Brooklyn Bridge with thousands of others, and had used a phone there, since no cellphones were working.
Well, thank God my sister was ok. But what if she'd been one of those who never made it out? I can't imagine such a horrible thought, and I can't imagine what the people who this came true for are going through. These horrible terrorists do not deserve to live. They are pure evil. But the USA is the greatest country in the world, and this is something we will overcome. We will not succumb to these animals who do not value life!!
God Bless the USA!!!!!!!
sincerely, riki - submitted from: NY United States on 9/11/2002 10:34:50 AM
    We would like to honor all the people who lost their lives, and all the brave volunteers who risked or lost their lives for others. We would also like to acknowledge all the people who lost their loved ones and we would like them to know that we hope they are staying strong! - submitted from: 8th grade students, Big Timber MT United States on 9/11/2002 10:25:14 AM
    When I think of the day that was a malicious act to our freedom I wrote this to express my anger and my sorrow

As the year has past

As the world looks on
As the country falls silent
As the towers fall to the ground
The people want revenge

As the year has past
Our grief is still there
Our terror is still there
Our anger is still there

As the anniversary comes
The tribute is still here
Our unity is still here
Our country is still here

America is still united
We are still free
We are still brave
We are still angry

The tears still fall

As I look back to that fateful day
The tears still fall
For the ones who didn’t survive
For the ones whose lives have changed

On the eve of the anniversary of that fateful day
As the memorials start
As the prayers start
The tears will fall

On that fateful day’s anniversary
Decisions will be made
That will change the path of destiny
That will cause the tears to fall once again

Blessed be to all
Katys - submitted from: Boise ID United States on 9/11/2002 10:14:53 AM
    I felt really sad that all the people was killed in the attack.I Hope that they never come down to Mississippi becase I would really be scared. All I have to say is May God Bless America.

Jabri Tyler - submitted from: Hollandale MS United States on 9/11/2002 10:00:28 AM
    My name is Roderrick Seals.I feel really sorry for the victims of 911.I felt really bad for the little children who lost there parents.I just wanna say God Bless America. - submitted from: Hollandale MS United States on 9/11/2002 9:58:42 AM
    My Name is Jeremy Prince and I'm 15year old.I feel that the people who got killed was nice people.I feel that they didn't have to get killed.
May God Bless America - submitted from: Hollandale MS United States on 9/11/2002 8:49:06 AM
    God bless America and us all!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all, that lost a family member or friend.

By: Jeremy Barnes. - submitted from: Greenville MS United States on 9/11/2002 8:46:18 AM
    If (incredibly)I was asked to explain why tears fill my eyes today, I would have to say that I can't decide if they are there because I am ashamed to live on the same planet as those who could even contemplate such a hateful cruel act against the United States; or because I am proud to share a planet with people of such magnificant courage and dignity. After seeing such beautiful examples of heroism, dignity and resolve in the face of adversity, I am convinces that the world would be an impoverished place indeed,without the United States in it!
William Holland - submitted from: Kingston ON Canada on 9/11/2002 8:46:12 AM
    My name is Bryan Blueitt. I feel sorry for the people who died on 911. I am glad they didn't come down here in Mississippi. I hope it doesn't happen again.I just want to say God Bless America. - submitted from: Hollandale MS United States on 9/11/2002 8:45:48 AM
    My name is Evonne Douglas
On the Sept 11 I heard the news at school. My heart goes out to all the families of 911. May God Bless You. - submitted from: Arcola MS United States on 9/11/2002 8:43:53 AM
    My name is Brittany Collins and I'm a student at Chambers Middle School and I would like to say that I am sorry for the lost of your family and friends. You have my deepest sympathy. It was a very tragic death of the victims of 911. I felt very sad about it and I would like to say to those innocent people who died for no reason. "God Bless You and America"
September 11, 2002
- submitted from: Hollandale MS United States on 9/11/2002 8:36:29 AM
    Hi, my name is Tarneshia Cain, I am 13 years old and I attend Chambers Middle School in Arcola,Ms. I feel so sad about what had happened on 9-11-01.My deepest feelings go out to the one's who got killed. I feel so sorry for the one's who have lost a love one.May "GOD BLESS AMERICA" - submitted from: Hollandale MS United States on 9/11/2002 8:33:50 AM
    We all have deep sympathy for all the people who died and the people who knew them. We also would like to thank all the volenteers who risked there lives to help others. - submitted from: Big Timber MT United States on 9/11/2002 8:32:41 AM
    it has been a year. You are still in our hearts. We will be always with you against to terorism.
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Domenic Antonio Triolo - submitted from: New York NY United States on 9/11/2002 7:48:52 AM
    I am so sorry that the twin towers fell and I bless a america and I hope for the best. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. - submitted from: Townsville Australia on 9/11/2002 6:56:02 AM
    Drie minuten stilte voor de mensen die zijn omgekomen op elf september in de WTC torens, diezelfde dag stierven vele miljoenen kinderen vrouwen en mannen door honger, uitbuiting en dergelijke……. Voor hen geen stilte

3 minutes silence for the people who died the 11th september at the world trade center, that same day millions of children, women, men died because of hunger, exlusion etc. To them there was no silence - submitted from: Harelbeke Belgium on 9/11/2002 6:55:38 AM
    Today we remember the awful edvents that happened one year ago to day,i pray for all the people that have lost loved ones on this sad sad day,i also pray that we will win this war on terror,and i pray that the world will one day be a better and safer place for us to live,God Bless America and all her people,and to everyone in the world who was affected by this my thoughts and prayers are with you all.... - submitted from: Vienna Austria on 9/11/2002 6:04:07 AM
    My heart goes out to everyone that lost that specile someone on that tragic day we did not deserve this at all. i want to say what good work the nypd,nyfd did to help save everyone possible . we will get through this . RIP all that we lose due to this tragedy you will be greatly missed we love you all - submitted from: Robbindale MN United States on 9/11/2002 5:59:45 AM
    My heart goes out to the families and friends of the victims xxxx god bless - submitted from: newcastle United States on 9/11/2002 5:48:21 AM
    I would like to send my condolences to all the families and friends that lost their loved ones in the tragic events that happened a year ago.

Although I was not personally affected, I feel great sadness for the lives that were lost and great respect for everyone, espcially all the firefighters, that did all they could in the aftermath of September 11th 2001. They are the hero's of this world - submitted from: Newbury, Berkshire United Kingdom on 9/11/2002 5:31:59 AM
    Even a year on I still remember sitting watching the events unfold on TV. It still shocks me as much now as it did then. My thoughts to all those who lost their loved ones. Blessed be. - submitted from: Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on 9/11/2002 5:16:15 AM
    To the families who lost loved ones, fire fighters who were at the scene, americans, everyone... I'd like to say how devastated I was and still am. Maybe this has happened to show us all how much we mean to eachother and how important it is that we unite and stand strong. Dont lose hope. God bless america. - submitted from: Newcastle United Kingdom on 9/11/2002 5:13:51 AM
    My deepest sympathy goes out to anyone who lost someone close to them, and my deepest gratitude goes out to all the members of the NYPD, NYFD, EMS, EMT and all others who gave selflessly at ground zero. - submitted from: Monsey NY United States on 9/11/2002 5:01:24 AM

IN Memory of My Parents, Robert L. Heater Sr. and Minnie A, Heater and to all the Lives lost and affected 0n 9/11/2001.
My Prayer are with you all,and I am sure that my parents are watching and praying from above.
- submitted from: Phillipsburg NJ United States on 9/11/2002 4:44:09 AM
    There was a time in my life when I very foolishly felt I would like to have been a young woman during World War Two. From films and books I read of the time, there appeared to be a sense of camaraderie that somehow you only get in times of war. Everyone coming together for a common aim. There was also a feeling of urgency, no-one knew if they would see their families, their homes, or their countries again. Getting the most from every situation, living life to the full, partying, laughing and generally making the best of everything, as it might well be the last time they would!

I know that we should be able to do this in times of peace and tranquillity but it doesn’t seem to happen that way. We go back to being petty about stupid things and fighting with our neighbours over nothing at all. Religion can play a huge part in how some treat their fellow man. This seems ludicrous to me. I follow the Christian faith but this does not necessarily mean I want to maim or kill another, because his beliefs are different to mine. So many fanatics have killed themselves and other innocents and will continue to do so to fight their own cause.

A year ago today, September 11th, thousands of people lost their lives in one of the worst atrocities the World has ever seen. One year on have we learned any lessons? At the time I felt it would turn all people against each other. Thankfully that did not happened. Thousands of people grieved for the loss of those who died that day. Strangers grieved for people they had never met and others helped those affected to move on and somehow rebuild their shattered lives.

Again a kind of camaraderie that appears out of despair and loss. To some this moment in history may have seemed beyond repair!

We lived in fear that another War could break out any time, any day. This time it would not last six years, it may not even last six minutes. With very sophisticated nuclear bombs the World could be wiped out in minutes as the two Trade Centres were last year.

We must never stop talking and need to learn to listen to what others have to say. We must also continue to learn to live together in peace and harmony, loving our fellow man whatever his creed. Surely the World is big enough for everyone to do their own thing, without someone else trying to move in on his territory. If we don’t the World as we know it will be no more. Our children will not grow and learn as we did but will have their World taken away before it has hardly begun.

Somehow I no longer have a desire to ‘be there’ during a War. Living in fear of one has perhaps opened my eyes to the fact that I would much rather live side by side with my neighbour in peace, than be fighting along side him as a comrade.

We should all say prayers for peace today, in memory of those people who lost their lives in such a tragic way and for the sake of our World should never stop talking and striving for peace in our time. - submitted from: Felixstowe, Suffolk United Kingdom on 9/11/2002 3:35:01 AM
    Today is September 11th and I can remember that day one year ago so vividly. I went to leave my house and my mom said to me a plane had hit the WTC and I didn't think anything of it. I came home just before it fell....And every channel had coverage of the situation. I saw it fall. I have never felt so bad for so many people. Innocent people died and for what? I don't understand what that proved by doing that. All I saw was death and I guess in a way that was the point. I feel for all the famalies, who lost somebody they love that terrible day. I really truely send my love and sadness out ot hem today.Terrible things happen to good honost people, and that is not fair. But you know in the end we will be reunited with the ones we love. And no matter what people can hurt us all they want but they can't break us down totally....our lives will keep on going, sad as that is, it will. And I really belive that what goes around comes around. Terrorists really should think about that, do they really think this will go un-punished forever. Their time will come when retribution will happen. But untill then I just wanted to send out my thanks to all the people who died in that terrible tragity one year ago today. I live in Canada and it still effected me...I watched the news coverage for day upon days. I don't think anyone truely will ever totally recover from this pain and suffering. But people always have other people to lean on for comfort and support. So thank you once again heroes of 9-11. You are in my thoughts today and always. And I hope the best to everyone out there remembering who are sad and feeling empty....Just remember you are loved. Even by people who don't even know you. Thank you again....can't say it enough. YOu are all truely my heroes. - submitted from: Surrey BC Canada on 9/11/2002 3:14:18 AM
    Shoulder to Shoulder we WILL stand. Warmest regards, your friends across the Pond - submitted from: United Kingdom on 9/11/2002 2:53:57 AM
    I was in school when I heard of the horror that all the families were going through. I just want to say to all the families involved in this terroist attack, that my prayers are with you. God will streghten you and be with you day by day. I pray that those terroists will be brought to jusitice. No man on earth deserves a death as tradgic as this. As I found out about this attack my mind found it difficult to come to terms with, it was worse than any horror movie. It is just so difficult to grasp the effect that it has on the whole nation. I am writing this on the one year anniversy of the tradgey. My heart goes out to everyone right now as we take time to remember that long, tearful, pityful day that touched the whole nation. Even living in Norhtern Ireland the dark shadow of unhappiness was effecting us. Love to all of you. - submitted from: Belfast United States on 9/11/2002 2:46:22 AM
    One year seems to have passed so quickly - but the shock, sadness and pain of Septemer 11th 2001 still remain as raw and fresh in our memories as if it was yesterday.It never ceases to amaze me how we as humans can inflict such suffering on others. My thoughts and prayers are with all who lost loved ones and I pray that we, nor generations to come will ever see such horror again.
God Bless x - submitted from: High Wycombe United Kingdom on 9/11/2002 1:26:27 AM
    Today marks the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on our nation. Today is just one year since our nation grew STRONGER and more UNITED that ever. One year has passed and not a day passes by without remembering how bad I felt knowing that our nation had been attacked and know that a lot of innocent people trying to make a living died in the World Trade Center. A lot of Moms, Dads, Grandparents, friends, and relatives went to heaven without even knowing. I just remember going into my Health class late as usual (senioritus) and my teacher did get after me. Suddenly I saw the television on and saw her staring and the screen with tears in her eyes. It was just a horrible feeling that I got in my stomach. I had never seen our nation in such horrible crisis and people on the other side of the world celebrating and burning our nations flag. My sorrow goes to all the Proud Americans that lost thier loved one. But always remember about the song that says" Where were you when the world stop turning." As a sign of our nation growing stronger and with prosperity.
Gilberto Villarreal
18 years old - submitted from: Laredo TX United States on 9/11/2002 1:14:09 AM
    It's been one year since the 9/11 tragedy. Sometimes it feels like yesterday and at other times like an eternity. I, like so many of you, still feel so much pain but, we all have shown much strength and determination to get through these tough times. Sept. 11th will never be forgoten by any of us. My thoughts and prayer go out to the victims and thier families of 9/11. - submitted from: Thousand Oaks CA United States on 9/11/2002 12:59:23 AM
    Tonight it is exactly one year later, and the pain is still fresh in our hearts but it will all get better with time. Not this year and maybe not the next, but that is why we are United. Lets help one another Pray for Peace. 9/11 will always be part of us and something we'll never forget. God Bless America and our several thousand angels looking down on us.. You'll Never be Forgotten. - Carlos Nunez, 16 - submitted from: Union City NJ United States on 9/10/2002 11:51:57 PM
    They will always be in ours HEARTS and they will LIVE through their families, friends, and me!
C.Y. - submitted from: Toronto, Ontario Canada on 9/10/2002 11:32:09 PM
    As I sit here reading all the tributes to those that were lost and the families that were left behind, my heart breaks. The ones that passed are with the Lord, no more suffering in this world filled with hate. I pray that the Lord will bless all his children and keep them safe. Bless the families, the survivors who are still trying to put their lives back together and the heroes that never thought twice about their own safety. Bless one and All. God Bless America, Home of the Free and Home of the Brave. - submitted from: Arlington TX United States on 9/10/2002 10:36:24 PM
    i am just 13 and i feel so sorry 4 the people who died at the september 11th attacts ,i am so lucky now to live and i will pray 4 all the people how has lost a friend or a family member and i will never 4 get this day ever - submitted from: Taralgon Australia on 9/10/2002 9:52:38 PM
    I light a candle for those who lost their lives and for those who they left behind. You are all heroes in my mind. The images and thoughts of 9/11 will forever weigh heavy on the hearts and minds of every American. As a nation we rally around you, NYC, Washington D.C., and Pa as you rise out of the ashes and show the world you can not be broken. Even though we are miles apart we grieve with you & share your pain. After 1 year we are still here and proud to be the United States of America! - submitted from: Marion OH United States on 9/10/2002 9:41:47 PM
    America is in my heart and in my prayers. I send my love to you all on this the first anniversary of that tragic day and will continue to do so forever.
May God watch over you all. - submitted from: london United Kingdom on 9/10/2002 8:49:19 PM
    One year later and I feel as strongly as I did then, the tears I cry are in memory for all that are gone for the ones who loved them dearly. - submitted from: New Bern NC United States on 9/10/2002 8:35:10 PM
    The day of September 11th, I remember my mom running into my room and telling me what had happened, at the time I was still asleep and when she told me I thought she meant a small plane and I knew they could take a small plane and survive. So I did't think anything of it untill she came running back for a second time saying the other tower had been hit. At this point I had to see what was going on, as I got out of bed I could hear my moms tv and I can hear that it was just hit and people were running with fear. When I got in my moms room I looked at the tv and saw the most horrible sight I had ever seen. All I could do was stare and all of the suddon I looked in the backround of the anchor women and I saw one of the towers collapsing. I gasped, and looked at my mom and i saw tears running down her face, when I looked back at the tv all I could do was cry. Soon it came time for me to go to school and in everyone of my classes we either listened to the radio or watched tv to see if any thing else was going on. In one of my classes I learned that both of the towers collapsed and the pentagon wa also hit by a smaller plane. I couldn't believe that there was so much going on, and to top it all of another plane had crashed in a field near/in Pennsylvania. I heared the story of the men who tryed to stop the terrorists from crashing into another place. The words "lets roll" stuck in my head for 2 days. As I got home all i watched was the news, thats all that was on. In the end, a year later I am still filled with shock and disbelief and most of all faith and courage that we can survive the worst when ever it may come. We are United, and thats that! - submitted from: Santa Rosa CA United States on 9/10/2002 8:23:46 PM
    On September the 11th. It was a tragedy that we have lost a lot of victems. For that we came together and become a stronger nation. God Bless America! - submitted from: Greeley CO United States on 9/10/2002 8:15:36 PM
    It is time for for us to stay strong. We need to move to the future. However, we must never for the past. We must secure our borders with all of our might. - submitted from: Philadelphia PA United States on 9/10/2002 7:57:19 PM
    September 11th, 2001 is the day that will split the ages. Our future generations will comb through the events, and try to pin point the day that separated one age from the other. Rest assured, America, that while much of our history remains forgotten, estimated, unknown and buried, September 11th, 2001, is the day that will reign. It is the day that, for the first time in over 40 billion years, the true meanings of courage, bravery, love, trust, hope, harmony, faith, and unity, have been displayed. Be safe, be strong, be America. - submitted from: Beerwah, Queensland Australia on 9/10/2002 7:38:18 PM
    I just want to say that that no matter what,we are all a nation of Americans. When the one year remembrance of September 11th happens tomorrow we all need to come together as we did a year ago and honor those who were lost, those who were saved, those who did the saving, and those who have fought and are fighting to protect our American Pride and Freedom. This event will stay in our hearts and minds forever. And I know everyone will agree when I say I'm proud to be an American!!! - submitted from: Norfolk VA United States on 9/10/2002 7:28:17 PM
    to all still lost with tears in there eyes still waiting for you loved one to walk in and say i i give you these words of love from jennifer graham of phila. pa, what comes around goes around and i truely believe if we remember hwe never will get the best of us so live on america and god bless us all - submitted from: philadelphia PA United States on 9/10/2002 7:13:03 PM
    For those that died,
and for those that lived,
I will never forget - submitted from: Charleston IL United States on 9/10/2002 6:11:00 PM
    God Bless all of you who were affected by the attacks,
The ones who live in mansions, down to the shacks
Those rescuers, doing what they can, are still working their backs
The catastrophe causes everyone to hit the sacks
But can they be happy? Can they sleep?
No, all they can do is weep
About the attack on the Twin Towers,
and the attack for the oblivious powers.
The attack on the pentagon, a real wrong,
those brave Americans, now are all gone.
Heroes, who gave up their lives,
in front of terrorists with box knives,
now they can’t run home to their very own wives.
This did not make us weak
The sacrifices only made us seek
The unity we’ve seen together at churches, at memorials, at schools
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools,”
God is looking after us,
so don’t be afraid, don't make a fuss
don’t be afraid of what’s gonna happen,
happen to you, happen to me, and the world,.
They’ll regret it
And we’ll never forget it
- submitted from: Lexington MA United States on 9/10/2002 6:01:34 PM
    My heart goes out to the victims, and thier families, that a year ago today the unimaginable happened - submitted from: United Kingdom on 9/10/2002 5:15:27 PM
    The events of that day will never leave me! I worked in and around those towers, and my heart and soul go out to all those people who lost love ones in that dispicable attack!I wish in all my heart it never happen. but it did. I WILL NEVER FORGET!!! - submitted from: New York NY United States on 9/10/2002 5:09:19 PM
    I just wanted to say...GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY!!! - submitted from: CT United States on 9/10/2002 4:50:14 PM
    i would just like to say that everybody around the world feels the pain of september 11th i myself have family over there but i would just like to say from the bottom of my heart that i am truly sorry that something so tragic had to occur form a pety battle between 2 people and so many innocents have died you have our support - submitted from: sydney Australia on 9/10/2002 4:02:42 PM
Gates lane school
`*Amanda*` - submitted from: worcester MA United States on 9/10/2002 3:31:17 PM
    i just want to pray to god to bless all the victims of the 11th of sept 2001 in wtc and pentagon and all planes and accept them in his paradise! am a lebanese christian! and may god bless the USA ! LONG LIVES FOR U ALL AMERICANS! - submitted from: BEIRUT Lebanon on 9/10/2002 2:57:12 PM
    I wanted to send this message to all those people affected by the events of September 11th. May the Lord walk with yout tomorrow and give you the strength to remember. Try to see your loved ones as a bright star and send yur love to them. I truly believe they will hear you. I visted NY in Dec 2001 for the 4th time I realise that the City will never be the same, but you have all survived and growen stronger in the last year, buold on it together and remember that many people will pray for you including my family, God Bless.
Leila, David Alex & Lydia - submitted from: Birmingham United Kingdom on 9/10/2002 2:55:33 PM
    On the eve of this infamous tragedy I sit here with the pain in my heart as fresh as it was one year ago. To all of the families directly effected by this horrific tragedy all Americans are standing with you on the anniversary. We are UNITED together as one. Never forget the heroes, the victims or the survivors...I will always remember that immense pain that is as fresh today and 365 days ago - submitted from: Plymouth MI United States on 9/10/2002 2:54:25 PM
    One of the most touching moments of this horrible tragedy is the moment of silence held across Europe to honor the loss of life.

As a young adult American, I had watched the news of so many terrible events happening around the globe, but never personally felt a sense of fear or uncertainty about what might come next…what horror might be waiting for a different day as many around Europe and other nations have felt.

I will never forget Sept. 11, 2001 as it was a defining moment for my country, my generation, and myself. It renewed a pride in this country that I have never witnessed before. It renewed in me a dedication to be a better person and instill in my children a desire to believe in the power of the human spirit. In memory of all those who perished as a result of the attacks.
R. Armstrong - submitted from: Austin TX United States on 9/10/2002 2:07:01 PM
    I think it is time once again to remember our hero's they will always be in our heart.
God be with the families and loved ones of them all - submitted from: Salem MO United States on 9/10/2002 1:56:19 PM
    To those that had their lives cruely stolen from them.

To the firefighters, Police Officers and Paramedics that worked day in day out in search of the smallest signs of life.

To the thousands of volunteers that helped clear Ground Zero.

To ALL that this tragedy has affected the world over.

This is my simple mark of respect to everyone, you are true heroes.

We shall never forget, you shall never be forgotten.

R.I.P - submitted from: Harlow United Kingdom on 9/10/2002 1:27:53 PM
    I keep my flag hanging in my car as rememberance of those who died. I pray for the families and the one's still heart that will never forget.
-Gabrielle - submitted from: Washington (via Jacksonville, FL) DC United States on 9/10/2002 1:25:41 PM
    Last year we all woke up on Tues, Sept. 11th and got ready like any other day. We went to school and work, but we weren't at all ready for what we were about to hear. This Terrist Attack may have killed thousands, and forever we will remember them. But this attack brought up a generation of teens, children and adults with a new American Pride, An American Pride that is not afriad to stand up to people against them and say I'm proud to be an American and We, as Americans are united with one another, not only one another but most of all God. It doesn't have to take one of your family members being in this tragedy to realize what happened, cause I'll tell anyone… I cryed as much as anyone, because americans… are my people! But for those of you that had loved ones .. I'm so deeply sorry… All I can tell you is I can only imagine that feeling is worse than being stabbed in the heart with a knife because what these terrist did was absolutly horrid and it's something I could never explain in all my life. Although they may place a memorial in the place where the twin towers once stood, no memorial can explain the tragedy that happened there, the pictures of the planes hitting the two towers and them collaspsing knowing thousands of innocent people were in there and me I so had an un-dying passion just to go in there and save them all. But it wasn't possible.
Americans remember in this time of remembrance "United we Stand, divided we fall".
- submitted from: Versailles KY United States on 9/10/2002 1:19:23 PM
    I would just like to let all the victims & victims families know that you are in my heart, thought, & prayers. - submitted from: chesapeake VA United States on 9/10/2002 1:11:59 PM
    My name is Alex I'm 14 years old . I would just like to say God Bless America.... - submitted from: Hollandale MS United States on 9/10/2002 1:09:28 PM
    What happen on the terriosts attack of America was very sad. I think the people who attacked the World Trade Center was very wrong.I want to say to all the people who lost a love one that I fell really sad for you. I think that the people who save someone life did a good job because they probably would have been in the same situation and they would want someone to help them. You are in my prayers and thoughts. May God Bless every family and the United States of America. - submitted from: Hollandale MS United States on 9/10/2002 1:09:00 PM
    i love you - submitted from: United States on 9/10/2002 12:59:21 PM
    My name is Sarah and I'm 12. As I sit her typing at my computer on 10th sept 2002 my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I may not be an adult but I know in my heart that all the paople whon lost there lives are in heaven smiling down upon you all. My love is with you always.
Sarah - submitted from: Kilkenny Ireland on 9/10/2002 12:57:06 PM
    We MUST learn from history. We MUST learn from this. If we do not take lesson, then the victims die in vain. They will never be forgotten, They will be forever mourned. They will be loved and honored They will be cherished by all. But we MUST take that day and learn from it, take from it, Lessons that God has in store EVERYTHING happens for a reason . . . Take that day, in your heart, and learn to love, to nourish, learn to care, to give, to smile at a stranger. LEARN to respect each other, LEARN to value human life.
LEARN that we are ALL God's children and creations.

By learning these lessons,
we are honoring each victim,
and their souls soar with pride,
at what their sacrifice has left behind.

- submitted from: Creve Coeur MO United States on 9/10/2002 12:33:20 PM
    My name is Steve Reising, I am a father of three who will forever be changed by the events of 9/11/01. Seeing these acts unfold on live TV has been one of the most unforgettable moments of my entire life. My perspective on life, family, and values has been completely redefined in the past year. My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all who were affected by these events. God Bless You and God Bless America! - submitted from: Indianapolis IN United States on 9/10/2002 12:23:55 PM
    In remembrance of those lost on September 11, 2001.
*rest in peace* - submitted from: ipoh Malaysia on 9/10/2002 12:04:08 PM
    For those that died,
no one knows what that is like.
For those that servived,
We hope you have a better since of life.
For those that will be missed,
here is a hug and kiss.
We pray for those that lost love ones, and give thanks to those that stayed alive.
In hopes for a better tomorrow. I say release the sorrow. Nothing happens with out a reason. So give it to God and let him take care of us all.

Tiffannie - submitted from: Syracuse NY United States on 9/10/2002 11:57:40 AM
    My name is Isaac Topps I think what happen on September 11th was mess up. - submitted from: Arcola MS United States on 9/10/2002 11:31:45 AM
    My name is Katrina Stamps I'm 14 years old. What happen on September 11th, was really terrible because there were peoples who died. So when that day come again I will feel a little bad or horrible about what happen to the innocent peoples an their family members. - submitted from: Arcola MS United States on 9/10/2002 11:31:14 AM
    Hi, My name is Kendrick White and I am 15 years old. I wasn't in New York but I watched it on the news. And I am very sad about these people how were in those building. - submitted from: Hollandale MS United States on 9/10/2002 11:30:55 AM
    Hi! My name is Dominique Williams am I am 14 years of age. On September 11, 2001 I felt very sad, because many people lost there lives. When I first heard about the tragedy I thought something else would happen to us. I also felt very hurt for the little children that lost their lives. It felt bad because those chiildren was innocent and different people lost their family and friends. That's how I felt about September 11. - submitted from: Hollandale MS United States on 9/10/2002 11:29:13 AM
    Hi My name is Travis. I am from Hollandale, MS.I am sorry for what happen on 9/11 to the kids. May God Bless each family. - submitted from: Hollandale MS United States on 9/10/2002 11:28:45 AM
    My name is Latonya Morgan.I am writing to let every one know that on the day of the attack on the World Trade Center I was at school and when I heard about it I was really feeling sad. My heart goes out to the many families.I just want to say May God Bless You All!!! - submitted from: Arcola MS United States on 9/10/2002 11:25:52 AM
    To start with, my whole heart goes out to all the people who lost their loved ones. Tomorrow will be a year since the attacks, yet the hurt in my heart is still the same as the day I saw the awful site of the attacks. I can't help but cry when I think about the lives that were lost and how scared those poor people were. Then again I can't help but smile when I think about how beautiful those people must look with their wings. Then again I can't help but to be angry when I think about that SOB who planned the attack. I will not let him get the better of me. Osama is a stupid coward. He proved that himself. He may have bent us but he will never break us. I pray for the military every night. I also want to thank them for being so brave to protect us and fight for us to keep us free. I will honestly and proudly say I am proud to be an AMERICAN. Osama made us fall but we will rise. If I could ask him anything I would ask him how it feels to constantly wounder if a sniper has him in his sights. He is a coward for planning the attacks and sending people in to do his dirty work, and he is stupid to think he can get away with it. He thinks he broke us but all he did was Unite us. Boy did that plan backfire. When I think about that day, I do feel pain for what happened, but I can always smile when I think about his judgement day. God Bless the families who are suffering, God Bless the people who lost their lives, God Bless the Military and give them the strenghth they need, and most of all GOD BLESS AMERICA.

T.H - submitted from: Gwinnett County GA United States on 9/10/2002 11:19:22 AM
    To all the family members of September 11.

A love one there, and sudden they gone, and you don't know what to do. Under this circumstance you must trust in the Lord with all your heart.
Please Remember:
Psalm 120: 1 In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me. Psalm 121: 1-2 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
Willie C. Williams
Decatur, Mississippi
- submitted from: Decatur MS United States on 9/10/2002 11:03:54 AM
    I will never forget the day.
MY love prayers and thoughts goes out to all the families and friends that lost loved ones.
They were the greatest and bravest heros !
They are guiding angels now watching over us from heaven!
I keep them all in my prayers thoughts and in my heart.
But I can never understand why this happened,I am always asking myself why but I did not find an answer and I will never find one
Now everyone is american!
Sending you my love hope and prayers. best wishes Angela
- submitted from: Innsbruck Austria on 9/10/2002 10:29:40 AM
    May peace be with all who lost loved ones on September 11th and a heartfelt thank-you to all who helped in any way to give back since September 11th. Thank-you to all men and women in the military still protecting since September 11th. - submitted from: Wray CO United States on 9/10/2002 10:23:46 AM
    May the families of the victims somehow experience peace on this 1st year anniversary. May the country come together as one. God Bless to all. - submitted from: Inglewood CA United States on 9/10/2002 10:07:53 AM
    I remember September 11th like it was yesterday. I had just gotten home from school when my mom called me and told me to turn on the tv. What I saw was so unreal, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I was shocked, devastated. I never thought that a thing like this could ever happen, who could even think of doing this? A cold-hearted bastard that is..
Even though I don't live in the US, I still feel that this is something that touches me, it feels so far away, but at the same time, so close.

Never forget.

Pernilla, 17, Sweden. - submitted from: Sweden on 9/10/2002 9:25:02 AM
    To All the people involved…
It is a year tommorrow that the poor people died and I feel sorry for the familys of people who did die. - submitted from: New York United States on 9/10/2002 9:11:04 AM
    I wish

I wish for peace
I wish for love
I wish for justice
To those in heaven above

I wish for truth
I wish for light
I wish those planes
would have never taken flight

I wish to for get
I wish to remember
That tragic day
The 11th of September

I wish to know the reasons why
all those people had to die

Mothers and Fathers, Husbands and Wives.
Children and Heros all lost their lives.

Out of all my wishes and all my tears
all my heart ache and all my fears

I know we shall overcome
Because our unity has made us One

to those who died on 9/11
I know you are in the vaults of heaven

you hear my prayers and you hear my call


God Bless America
God Bless our Heros

By Gregory R. Smith 09/10/2002 - submitted from: Fort knox KY United States on 9/10/2002 8:43:34 AM
    My name is Willard Ross and I am 14 years old. I feel bad about what happen on Sept.11. I didn't know anyone who was in the building or the plane that hit the building. I really feel bad for the people who had family in the buildings.It was a sad day in Amercia to see all of those people die but God will take care of us. May God Bless each family member and continue to pray for those who misuse America. - submitted from: Hollandale MS United States on 9/10/2002 8:30:24 AM
    My name is Larhonda Pam and I am 15 years old. I really wasn't aware of the tradey until I saw the different people on television crying out for help. I watch television all that evening and that's when I realized that innoncent people was hurt. I pray every night for the victims and their families. May God Bless America - submitted from: Hollandale MS United States on 9/10/2002 8:24:57 AM
    We are here one year later and the pain is still alive in all of us. May God bless us all and especially those who have lost so much.To the heroes of that day, may you find peace and know that God is with you. - submitted from: Prosperity SC United States on 9/10/2002 8:16:57 AM
    Another view of the September 11th tragedy is the day before, September 10. The day before America lost its landmark buildings and three thousand lives. The day before everything changed. I think of September 10 differently now, even though it has always been an anniversary promising celebration … the unfortunate coincidence of my birthday. NORMAL IS SEPTEMBER TEN Normal is September Ten, A clear and present day, Safe and sound America, Business without delay. A day when cathedral towers Diminish everything in sight, And three thousand citizens, Still plan on lasting light. Normal is homeland security, This continent at busy peace, A rich and shimmering tapestry, Most dreams for sale or lease. Chaos is September Eleven, Twin towers tumbling down, The American family mourning, Only rubble to be found. A day damned by silver jets
Rushing from clutching skies,
Becoming rockets of disaster,
Exploding evil webs and lies.

Chaos is unsung heroes
Springing from simple lives,
Facing faceless enemies
In spite of piercing knives.

We shall wish for September Ten
The remainder of our years,
But it is the resolve of Eleven
That forever sanctifies our tears.

Renewing our ancestral heart
That we are Americans proud,
Where freedom is an eagle…
Gliding resolutely, screeching loud.
- submitted from: Denver CO United States on 9/10/2002 7:51:22 AM
    My name is Demetris Wilson and I am 15 years old. I really feel bad about what happen on Sept.11 and I can't really feel what you feel because their wasn't anyone there I knew. I know how it feels to lose a love. I just want to let you know that you are in my prayer. MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA. - submitted from: Arcola MS United States on 9/10/2002 7:43:15 AM
    I feel very sad and scared about what happened on Sept. 11. I know how some people feel about losing their love ones. I know that no one was in the tragedy that died out of my family,or some people that I knew,but still I care. I pray every night that the Lord will help the families that lost a family member or a friend to survive through hard times. I pray that it will never happen again. May God bless America. - submitted from: Hollandale MS United States on 9/10/2002 7:28:54 AM
    I am from Scotland and I would just like to give my deepest sympathy and regrets to the people who lost their loved ones on that very tragic day. September 11th 2001, will be a day that will never be forgotten. - submitted from: Scotland United Kingdom on 9/10/2002 6:09:21 AM
    I will always remember this day!
Love and peace to everyone!
Blessed be
KatWitch - submitted from: Cranford/ Hamburg, Germany NJ United States on 9/10/2002 6:05:59 AM
    LOVE. - submitted from: Perth Australia on 9/10/2002 4:12:50 AM
    As we approach the first anniversary of 11th September, I just wanted to say that even though a whole year has passed, the horrors of that dreadful day are still etched deeply in my memory. My husband,my daughter and myself watched in horror and disbelief as we saw the plane hit the second tower ! it is still all so vivid and I still can't watch re-runs without crying.
Please be assured that even though time has passed, this little family at least, still wants to say, *God Bless you all* We may be an ocean apart but our hearts are there with you. - submitted from: London, England United Kingdom on 9/10/2002 3:18:25 AM
    A year has past and still like all others not one day goes by that i don't think of what happened. Im am from Forbes NSW Australia, i always thought America was i life time away but September 11 showed me that we are closer than ever, although i didn't lose anyone my younger brother was in New York at the time. The feeling i felt as i thought i may of lost him was unexplainable, i felt this for only a few hours as he was safe. I cry as i type this as i know that so many people will have that feeling for a life time. Every day i pray that my family will be safe i now also pray for the families that have been affected by September 11.
We will never get over this all we can do is go on, go on for the children, the partners, the parents,the rescuers, the friends, the relatives, the souls of everyone that died on that day. We will never forget SEPTEMBER 11.
From me and my family i hope we give at least someone the strenght to carry on. I will always cry and be angry but i will have the strenght to go, my thoughts are with everyone in America.
love and wishes
Amber Stibbard - submitted from: FORBES Australia on 9/10/2002 3:17:51 AM
    Now further I saw, that betwixt them and the gate was a river; but there was no bridge to go over, and the river was very deep. At the sight, therefore; of this river, the pilgrims were much stunned; but the men that went with them said, "You must go through, or you cannot come at the gate."
Death is not welcome to nature, though by it we pass out of this world into glory.
-John Bunyan-

It has been a year, this anniversary is very special because when the attacks occurred I was abroad, though I did not know anyone who died on September 11th, like all other Americans my heart broke when I saw the burning towers. From afar I witnessed the strength, courage and character of my people. The response of our great nation to this awful tragedy has filled my heart to the brim with abject pride in my fellow citizens. The terrorists destroyed buildings, but in doing so they exposed and strengthened the great foundation of our nation. The quiet nobility of my fellow citizens, their unity, and their selfless actions in response to this tragedy made me truly appreciate how wonderful a thing it is to be counted among those such as these. The lives lost on that day can never be brought back, but they can always be kept alive, let their memory stand fast in our hearts and minds, and let the story their sacrifice be ever upon our lips; and truly, they shall never perish, but remain alive in our common heritage. - submitted from: Kent WA United States on 9/10/2002 2:35:39 AM
    My name is Matt Sweetlove and I am 16 years old from Australia. As the day comes closer to the anniversary of one of the most mourned days in history I would just like to give my blessings to both those who were killed in the WTC and the families affected by the incident. I have heard throughout the past year that many Americans feel that the tragedy of September 11th is only restricted to Americans... that only Americans should be feeling the pain of the mass loss. This is incorrect. Since that terrible day i get uneasy whenever a plane fly's overhead, great apprehension came about when doing something as simple as opening a letter. Yes the terrorist act happened in a completely different country thousands of miles away from here, the terror affected peoples of all nationalities and races, making us come to the realities that terrorism is real and alive. Yes the loss was great but it has brung the world together, not just Americans. The loss of human life that day will always be in our hearts, our minds and always in our prayers. So as the anniversary of that tragic day looms ever-closer remember that our prayers go out to the families who have felt the loss of a loved one. God bless the dead, god bless democracy and most of all GOD BLESS THE HUMAN SPIRIT! - submitted from: Melbourne Australia on 9/10/2002 2:05:15 AM
    Tomorrow, its a year since it started. A year of pain, grief and sadness. We all ask why?

May all the victims rest in peace, you didn't deserve to die.

The whole world is thinking if everyone that was involved, in any way at this very sad time, one year on. XX - submitted from: Maidenhead United Kingdom on 9/10/2002 1:22:35 AM
    My Heart goes out to all the families that have lost someone on september 11th, I'm sorry and my god be with you and your family - submitted from: Pomona CA United States on 9/9/2002 11:10:46 PM
    To all those who lost a loved one in the horrible attacks on Sept. 11th, may god bless you and your family. I am 15 years old and even though I didn’t know anyone who died in the attacks, I felt devestated. The day dawned like any other. People went to work. Kids went to school. Suddenly a stuned nation watched in horror and their world was turned upside down. I felt so lost and confused. I was watching my country fall apart in front of my eyes. I couldn’t believe that my country, the place that I thought I was safe in, was caught unprepared for such a tradegy. We will never forget the people lost. They are forever in our hearts. We must never forget, so that this will never happen again. United We Stand, United We Walk, We will stand together and lean on each other for support. We have never seen so much patriotism until now. So hang your flags proudly and sing the national anthem with pride. For your country(America) will overcome and be stronger and more together than before. Bless all those who helped at Ground zero, the firefighters and the policemen. To those we lost, they are forever looking down on us and protecting us. Thank You to everyone who lended your support that day.
God Bless America.
Remember to Tell someone you love them...tomorrow is promised to no one.
- submitted from: Sacramento CA United States on 9/9/2002 8:42:07 PM
    I am not sure how this world became full of so much anger and so much hate. I am only 18 years old and can't believe that one person can have so much of both and harm and kill so many innocent people. How did the world become full of sides. This side is together and this one let's hate each other and fight. How do people explain to children who are incapable of understanding all the is going ono in this world? My little brother who is seven years old asked me why do people hate other people? And I didn't know what to say. So, to all of those out thier who read this remember we have to live in this world so let's make it better. I pray for those who have lost loved ones and for those people who didn't even have a chance to fight for thier lives. God Bless you and AMERICA!! - submitted from: Peoria IL United States on 9/9/2002 7:41:52 PM
    We will never forget the lives that were lost,
we shall stand together no matter the cost.
For we band together
in the fight to be free,
hand in hand we stand,
so that all may see.
You hurt our country, but you've not broken our pride, our flag still flies proudly, we shall not hide.
One message rings true,
all across this great land, We Are One Nation Under God, As United We Stand! - submitted from: Denison TN United States on 9/9/2002 7:10:37 PM
    I am from Malaysia, my name is Sherkarl Kugan, well i would like to express my deepest sorrow to all the families n individuals...affected by this tragedy a year ago, May God Bless America...Trust in Jesus Christ....Amen - submitted from: Bukit Mertajam Malaysia on 9/9/2002 6:23:24 PM
    Love to you all - submitted from: Morehead KY United States on 9/9/2002 6:22:57 PM
    It's almost been a year since our nation was horrified. It seems weird how it takes something so tradgic to make a nation grow stronger and closer together. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who lost loved ones last September. - submitted from: Iuka IL United States on 9/9/2002 4:42:01 PM
    I wasn't just another day, As I figured
it would be, Walking in to English class
to find out what we'd see, The teacher got
a phone call around 9 o' clock, hurry, quick,
turn on the T.V., As we soon find out what has
just happened to New York and Washington D.C.,
As you look around the classroom, only to find,
tears in our eyes, trying to hold in all our
powerful cries, The two Twin Towers, Standing tall,
Within the next minute one crumbles and falls,
Not long after the other twin too,
Now what is America the beatiful going to do?
What Next? Half of the Pentagon, just went down,
Now the whole world is wearing a frown,
Who would have thought that this was in store?
Now our government is planning a war,
No one really knows exactly how to react,
Because America the beautiful was just attacked. - submitted from: Brooklyn Center MN United States on 9/9/2002 3:56:12 PM
    I was born with a cry
innocent and young
Then true love brought me beyond of words..
But evil made me quiet

hate occupied my feelings and robbed my heart
let's never happen this again
for free people and all mankind
- submitted from: oudenaarde Belgium on 9/9/2002 2:58:20 PM
    God Bless all of you who risked and gave your lives to save other lives. You are all in my prayers, workers, widows, children, parents...There isn't a day that goes by that I don't pray for you. If God brought you to it, he will bring you through it, God Bless you all. - submitted from: St. Cloud MN United States on 9/9/2002 2:53:09 PM
    It's Been a Year.

It's been a year of heartache, every moment we recall
Each day we see the horror, as tall buildings shake and fall
The vision etched in memory so violent it is seen
Each day we wake to face it. We prayed it was a dream.
The silence of a sunlit sky so peaceful and serene
Was shattered in an instant a slow and steady scream
We see the smoke and heavy ash, yet still we can't believe
We lost so much a year ago and still we pause to grieve.

Today we see the faces of the people caught in fear
They never really leave us for we choose to keep them near.
We do not take for granted that we live on earth today
Just as easily as they left us we too could fly away.
Time will never heal us, Our trust in life is gone
And from the ashes we must rise stronger and reborn
Life returns to normal or to what it now will be
Life without our innocence, Our new reality

A year has passed and yet we cry and struggle to understand
How evil and atrocity invaded our peaceful land
We strive to find the answers to the questions that persist
We wonder why the evil in this world still exists
We doubt and we don't understand. No reason can explain
Why so many innocent people suffered agonizing pain.
Why on one perfect September morn the blue sky turned to black.
When the laughter left our country and we long to have it back.

We never will forget that day. The memory dwells within.
The vibrant visions in our minds will never fade and dim
The day will be a part of us, For we will always feel
The moment that our lives all changed it all seemed so unreal.
We miss the loved ones lost to us, and for you we pray
That some day we will understand why you went away.
And through our faith and fortitude we'll stand forever strong
And keep you all within our hearts, just where you belong.

CWH 9/02
- submitted from: West Chester PA United States on 9/9/2002 2:39:05 PM
    I cry for everybody died on 11 September 2001! We are with them! Good luck America! - submitted from: Putignano Italy on 9/9/2002 2:24:04 PM
    The September 11th 2002 we'll remember the World Trade Center attack with an in-depth special in our website. We thought it would be right to talk about this topic, althought we're Italian and even if our website it's a tribute to R.E.M., the most famous band from Athens (GA). We don't want to talk about this anniversary like something that capture the headlines; in fact, exactly one year ago we put online ou previous website in this date, announced about a month before, and while we was uploading that - as we say in IT language - two hijacked airplanes crashed over the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. The site we're talking about (you can see it at on wednesday) will contain some considerations, not only about this tragedy but even about the state of actual peace in the world. Everyone will be free to add its own thought. The language of the site is english - because we thought at that like a reference point on the net for the R.E.M.'s fans around the world - but you can leave your reflections there also in your mother tongue. How many important is the language than the peace? So, we'll wait for everybody who wants to remember all together with us and want that the peace on the world would be not only an utopia.

Thank you very much for your attention,
Pietro e Patrizia --known as PitesNet & Athena, the team. - submitted from: Italy on 9/9/2002 2:18:50 PM
    I will always rememeber the people of Septemeber 11th. You all are always in my heart and the USA must remain strong and live forever! I love you NYC and to the families that lost a family member in this tragedy.. I pray for you.. And to the firefighters who risked their life to save others.. You have such a kind and loving heart and you'll always be remembered!
UNITED WE STAND! GOD BLESS AMERICA! i love u world! - submitted from: Mantua NJ United States on 9/9/2002 2:16:23 PM
    I am not sure what to write, I just know I had to express my sorrow somehow. I cant actually believe what happended a year ago this Wednesday. I am so sad for all of the innocents who lost their lives and for all the people they leave behind. I know not everybody is religious but I am sure that those who died are now in a better place.

I am so deeply sad by what happened - it was not just an attack on America but an attack on the world. The rest of the world stands by you America and we will all be thinking of you on the first anniversary of this terrible tradgedy. - submitted from: Southend-On-Sea,Essex United Kingdom on 9/9/2002 1:25:26 PM
    Its nearly a year now but it feels like yesterday. All we see on our T.V screens are documenteries about 9/11 and still I cry at the horror. I watched live on T.V on that fateful day as the 2nd plane hit. All those lives lost in the twin towers,flight 93 and the pentagon. WHY!!!??My deepest sympaty. - submitted from: Limerick Ireland on 9/9/2002 8:48:06 AM
    We are completey devastated by the tragic event that occured around this time last year, and we are deeply saddened for the people who lost their lives that grey day! Love georgina and charlene and tinotenda
x x x - submitted from: London United Kingdom on 9/9/2002 7:17:34 AM
    There will never be enough words to express the deep loss we have all encountered. But through all of the tragedy we still stand as one, United under God and he is who we shall depend on to get us through this. God bless and keep all of those who have lost their loved ones and my families prayers are with you and the United States of America. - submitted from: Fort Wayne IN United States on 9/9/2002 6:28:05 AM
    It’s nearly a year on and I am still trying to deal with the anger inside created by the inhumane terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre. I fell in Love with New York last July on holiday and hold very fond memories of my time spent in the WINDOWS OF THE WORLD. My admiration and love for the people of New York City grows stronger and stronger. Please accept my deepest sympathy for those of you that lost friends and loved ones on the most tragic day of my lifetime September 11th 2001. I will return to your beautiful City and Country very soon. God bless America. Thinking of your always, All my love. Lindsay Griffiths England - submitted from: Leeds United Kingdom on 9/9/2002 5:50:16 AM
    In memory of those who lost their lives on Sepember 11th 2001.

My family and myself will be thinking of you all on that day one year on and even though we didn't have anyone involved we felt the horror and sadness as we watched the tragedy unfold on TV here in Britain.

The Whittaker Family - submitted from: MANCHESTER United Kingdom on 9/9/2002 3:11:04 AM
    Always in our thoughts,
Always in our hearts,
We Thank You!

Love, Peace, Hope,
Freedom and JUSTICE! - submitted from: Indpls IN United States on 9/9/2002 1:33:11 AM
    As the anniversary date of 9-11 approaches I am taken back to this day a year ago. I thank God everyday for my family and friends as I am sure thousands of others do as well. I pray for the families and friends that lost loved ones that day, my heart just breaks for them.
I can only hope that God has each and everyone in his hands and he makes the pain and little less each day. My prayers and thoughts are with all the ones that lost someone special to them that day and I hope the good Lord blesses each and everyone in his own and special way. AL - submitted from: Kemp TX United States on 9/8/2002 6:44:55 PM
    I would like to express my sympathy with a prayer dedicated to all the people who lost loved ones: Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glint on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you wake in the morning hush I am the swift, uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.

Our thoughts and prays are with you. - submitted from: Seattle WA United States on 9/8/2002 4:28:12 PM
    As the anniversary of 9-11 approaches I think back to that fateful day. I'm only 13 years old so naturally I was in school. One friend came up to me & asked if I had heard about the attacks. I didn't know what he was talking about & continued on to class. That's when I heard everything. I don't think I did any work at school. It took awhile to get back on with life & I didn't even know anyone that died. I can't even imagine what it was like for someone who did. I am proud to be an American cause I know I'm free. GOD BLESS YOU ALL! *Courtney* - submitted from: TX United States on 9/8/2002 3:11:59 PM
    I will never forget that tragic day, as I am sure no American will. My heart goes out to each and every person affected by these events. I pray everyday for the families who lost loved ones on 9-11. Ever since the tragedies, Americans have united together to show that American will forever stand strong and proud. God Bless America!! - submitted from: Oak Harbor OH United States on 9/8/2002 1:48:10 PM
    I am not an American, but I only wanted to say that I'm thinking of you all. I can not believe a year has gone by already. I wish all the people who are involved all the love in the world and to let them know that there not alone. To the heroes of NY: Thanks fot everything! Lots of love, Adrie - submitted from: Vriezenveen Netherlands on 9/8/2002 12:45:42 PM
    nearly a year on and every day i think of the heartache of the families who lost loved ones that day. god bless u all. - submitted from: aberdeen United Kingdom on 9/8/2002 5:17:12 AM
    It is now a few days away from the 1 year anniversary of the terrist attacks, but I have not forgotten because this is my Pearl Harbor. My father lived & fought for our freedom then. Now, it's my husband's turn, he is a soldier, like my father was & he is out there doing his part to defend our freedoms. September 11, 2001 will NEVER be forgotten in my heart. It is so sad that there is such hatred out there that innocent people have to pay, but I am comforted by the fact that God is watching over us. God Bless America! -Cathy - submitted from: Sierra Vista AZ United States on 9/7/2002 9:35:48 PM
    as 9-11's one year anniversary approaches we want all the families that lost there loved ones to know that you are always and forever in our hearts.may all the lost rest in peace.and we will stand strong on all forthcoming 9-11's. - submitted from: Eureka CA United States on 9/7/2002 8:15:56 PM
    I am only 14 now. When i was in 8th grade history i first heard about the world trade center. I didn't think of it as such a big deal. but then our teacher came in with a tv. as i watched the plane crash into the 2nd world trade center i really started to think. I saw all of the people jumping out of the i thought how could people do this to us? we are americans we stand proud of our country and someone awful is trying to destroy our pride. I am fortunate to not have known anyone who died in the attacks...but this is OUR country and OUR people. It is sad to think people try to destroy us but in the end these attacks have only made us stronger, and have united more than ever. So as an American citizen i stand tall and proud and dedicate this to all of the brave american people who died on September 11, 2001. It is a day i will remember for the rest of my life. so in honor...UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL...and we will never fall!! our AMERICAN PRIDE WILL ALWAYS BE.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL! - submitted from: Middleville MI United States on 9/7/2002 7:27:14 PM
    On September 11th 2001, the sun rose in the sky
Trade Center workers entered not knowing this was goodbye.
It was just a normal day, just the same as the last,
Yet this normal day ended, with a single roaring blast.
A Plane had hit the trade Center, taking many lives,
lives of working fathers, brothers, sisters and wives.
Families watched in horror, during this heartbreaking hour.
Then later on the worst had happened,
a second plane hit the twin towers.
With critical damage done, firefighters tried thier best,
to evacuate nearby survivors, and go seek out the rest. Many men gave their lives, doing what they could do,
to all you heroes and victims, God Bless, and we will never forget you.

To all you people who lost loved ones in the tragedy of september 11th, you have my deepest sympathy, and thank you for being strong and getting through this, you are very courageous people, and its because of great people like you that makes this nation great. God Bless, and i love you all!

Sincerely yours,
Greg - submitted from: ???? CT United States on 9/7/2002 7:18:17 PM
    It's a shame that selfish people took our planes ran them into our buildings and killed our people,May God have mercy on there souls, I feel for everyone who lost someone in this tragic event.
- Devon * Nick - submitted from: owensboro KY United States on 9/7/2002 5:59:53 PM
    The fear has ebbed but the sadness will always remain. We need to stand strong as people and forget our religious, racial, ethnic and sexual differences so that we can help each other. - submitted from: Meriden CT United States on 9/7/2002 5:11:55 PM
    I would just like to express my sympathy to all of those that lost family and friends on the day that all of our worlds came crashing down around us. But the one thing that we all need to remember is how strong our country was before this happened. And we need to concentrate on being that strong once again. It is hard to believe that it has been almost a whole year since the day that we were attacked but what we thought was such a harmless enemy. For some people this has been the longest year of their life and for others this has been the shortest. But I know for all of us it has been a year that we will never forget. I remember on one of the days that followed September 11th seeing on T.V. the British military marching to the Star Spangled Banner. And despite what had happened to us and for the reasons that we were attacked I was still so proud to be an American. I also would like to say thank-you to all of the people in the armed forces you have taken a stand for out county. You are the people that are truly going to help us heal from what happened almost a full year ago.

I once again would like to express my sympathy for all those who lost someone who they loved on September 11th, 2001. The U.S. will rebuild with the help of our supporters. GOD HAS TRULY BLESSED AMERICA. - submitted from: Glidden IA United States on 9/7/2002 12:49:44 PM
    My whole life changed almost 1 year ago. I wondered if there would be a future for my 9 year old daughter Heidi. My heart still goes out to all those families all over the world who lost loved ones on Sept. 11th. We all must still be united in our efforts to ensure that our basic human rights will not be abridged nor violated by any foreign government or entity ever, ever again. Beckee Handrich-Seaman. - submitted from: El Cajon, CA United States on 9/7/2002 12:15:13 PM
    It is one year on since that horrible horrible day I never lost a loved one but my heart still hurts for all those who did.My family and myself had to travel to Florida just one week after sept 11 the love we received from the americans was wonderful.Those who died will NEVER be forgotten Britain & America will stand together always.
linda johnson
(chester) England Gt Britain
xx - submitted from: Chester United Kingdom on 9/7/2002 4:16:12 AM
    on 9-11 you faceless cowards you took lives of innocent people my deepest sympathy go out to thoes who lost loved ones on that day your cruel act changed us the people of america for the rest of our lives to you cowards you may be smiling now about the cruel act that took place but america is strong and united we stand. you will cry soon! - submitted from: chicago IL United States on 9/7/2002 12:22:24 AM
    From Greg O'Brien in Harwinton, CT
Different Shades
“A Very Special Message to The World from Greg O'Brien”

In Memory of September 11, 2001

As the years go by, each of us draw upon memories,
that even for an instant, can bring us back to a time, a place,
or even a moment, that has been forever locked within us.

They were brothers & sisters, and uncles & aunts.
They were sons & daughters, and mothers & fathers.
They were grandparents & neighbors, and they
were some of the best friends we ever had.

As we look back over the past year, we must remember a day that showed us all, that change is possible, not only in our hearts, but in our minds as well.

The day, was Tuesday, September 11, 2001. And, we are taken back to moments that have been forever seared into our minds. Images of sadness and tears…that have been quite literally, unequaled. But, through all the sadness and from the piles of ash came moments of kindness, love and heroism that seemed to be unlike any we’d ever seen before.

The ash seemed to act as an eraser. And from within the clouds of ash, it was as though hatred, bigotry and racism disappeared, even for an instant. In fact, it became quite clear, that it made no difference what color, what religion or what ethnicity we were. Through the ashes, people so wealthy and people with very little at all, clung to each other and guided each other to safety. Some, even refused to leave another behind, and for that, they paid the ultimate price.

Now, it is said that adversity builds character and strengthens resolve, and if that’s true, then together we passed one of the greatest tests of our lifetime. One that showed the entire world that bones can be broken, but spirits can never be dimmed. So, if you only give one thing in remembrance of that day, please give your family, friends and neighbors, even
just one more glimpse of the person you were, on the day the whole world came together.

We’ve often wondered why it is, that the peace and joy of the holiday season cannot remain with us throughout the year. Well, I’m here to tell you, that without even trying, we’ve all proven that it can.
So, don’t wait for another tragedy to show compassion and love. Because it’s clear that together,
we have, and we can, stand the tests of time.

So today, let us all remember.
And today, let us never forget, that it took mountains of ash
to show us that after all, we are, all the same color;
we’re just different shades!

May God Bless Us All.
And, May God Bless America!

Innovative Sound
Copyright 2002

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Thank you,
Greg O'Brien
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    As I sit here, I can't even think of the right words to say. I've sat here many times,like others, trying to find the words. I will always remember the heros we lost and the ones that continue. May we never forget and teach our children of our greatest triumph-eachother. God bless our angels on Fight 93, the Twin Towers, and the Pentagon! - submitted from: Pittsburgh PA United States on 9/6/2002 7:33:37 PM
    It is very difficult to think about all those lives that were lost in the WTC attacks, and the Pentagon, and those who were in those airplanes. It is especially hard if you knew even 1 of the victims.

This is dedicated to Donald A. Foreman I didn't know you very long although you knew my husbands family for many many years. I truly wish that I had known you as long as they did. But I can say one thing in the short time that I did know you, I can say you were a very kind and gentle soul. Your family and friends have missed you so deeply. I have never heard more nicer things said about you from people I dont even know. You touched the lives of all the people you came in contact with. I am blessed to be one of those people. God bless you.
With all our Love.
Ann, Jack and Michael - submitted from: Shirley NY United States on 9/6/2002 6:18:20 PM
    In less than a week it will be the one year anniversary of September 11th... it went by so fast but I know that for others who lost a loved one in the attacks it probably feels like an eternity. I hope this web site and others like it offer some glimmer of hope in such a confusing time. Please know that America will never forget what happened on that day. I pray for the survivors and the families of the lost every night. God bless you all and God bless America... Land of the Free, Home of the Brave!! - submitted from: Doylestown PA United States on 9/6/2002 5:29:51 PM
    Until the very day I die, I will never forget all those brave innocent people who lost their lives in the World Trade Centre attacks. Nor will I forget the families who lost their loved ones. One day you will all be together again. Never forget that. I don't know if anyone who lost a loved one will ever read this message, but if you do, then my love is with you very much, and always remember what I said. Make the most of your life and enjoy it; talk about your loved ones freely. Their souls and their love is still very much with you....Nicholas Jon Barnes, 27 years old. - submitted from: Manchester United Kingdom on 9/6/2002 5:21:18 PM
    umm... when I heard about the WTC, I couldn't believe it. I refused to believe it. to everyone who have lost a loved one on that terrible day, I kept you in my thoughts every day in the past year and you will always have a place in my heart and thoughts. god bless mine and yours America. UNITED WE STAND. - submitted from: mevasseret zion Israel on 9/6/2002 2:46:55 PM
    I want everyone who lost a loved one on sept 11th to know we are thinking of them during this horrific time.We were at walt disney world on this day celebrating our 2 year wedding anniversary. When all this happened time stood still in disbelief. Everyone down there was in disbelief and praying for everyone.Now that this is a year later we are still praying for them. - submitted from: Enfield CT United States on 9/6/2002 1:48:49 PM
    I'm 18 years old and come from a tiny island in the mediterranean called Malta The events that took place a year ago were a horrific reminder of how cruel human beings can be,what can one say to comfort the the many left parentless or husbandless. There are no words suitible enough. The one thing i have learnt in life, speaking from personal experience is that life goes on, no matter how hard it is you are here for a reason.You are never alone. One thing that you must carry with you is HOPE, hope for a new day hope for a better world - submitted from: Marsascala Malta on 9/6/2002 11:49:43 AM
    To all those lost on Sept. 11th, we will never forget you. To all the families and friends of the victims, my deepest sympathies. You are in my prayers. To all the firefighters and NYPD, you are our true heroes. We salute you. Bless our soldiers in the war against terrorism. THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2002, We will take the time to REMEMBER, to PRAY, to STAND UNITED. And UNITED WE STAND FOREVER.
We will never forget those loved and lost.

Jennifer A.
- submitted from: Philadelphia PA United States on 9/6/2002 11:49:32 AM
    New York, the world will never forget September 11th. You will be in our thoughts forever. - submitted from: Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago on 9/6/2002 10:50:19 AM
    I will always remember September 11th, 2001!! I remember watching the senses on TV-they didn’t even look real. It all seemed like a movie. I can’t even image being right there in the middle of it. I couldn’t sleep that night…I kept waking up in cold sweats from nightmares of me trying to find my loved ones in the rubble. It really makes you think about life and what you really want out of it. I can’t believe that someone would intentionally do something like this to us. We will settle the score…you can’t cause so much tragedy and expect to get away with it. You think you’re indestructible but you are weak-that’s why you have others do your dirty work. You will see…It will all catch up with you!!! Karma is a motha! - submitted from: United States on 9/6/2002 9:43:36 AM
    Here is a letter dated from Dec 18,1963. But for those who where effected by 9-11 this I feel you can relate.
An anonymus poem decicated to the memory of J. F. Kennedy is sweeping New York City
The poem from which memographed copies are being distributed is not known.

Special Delivery From Heaven
TO: The Kennedy Family
From: John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Sorry I had to leave right away, I look down and smile at you every day. Little Patrick says Hi, I love you I'm happy so please don't cry.
And to Caroline I'd like ti say How proud daddy was of you that day.When you stood like a lady and watched me go by, and doing as mommy, you tried not to cry.
Little John, now you're the big man, Take care of Mommy th best that you can. You were just like a soldier--that salute was so brave, Thanks for the flag that you put at my grave.
And Jackie, I had not time for goodbyes, But I'm sure you could read the farewell in my eyes. Watch over the children and love them for me, I'll treasure your love through eternity.
So please carry on as you did before, Till all of us meet on Heavens bright shore, Remember I love you remember I care, I'll always be with you, though you don't see me there.

Just change the name to the loved ones that where taken from us on that unforgetable day. And maybe some comfort will be brought to you. - submitted from: Colonia NJ United States on 9/6/2002 9:41:53 AM
    To all those we died in the tragedy of September 11th. May you rest in peace. We all still cherish and will remeber you all. This was a bad thing that happened but we have learned alot from this experience. Next time we will be prepared. We will get Revenge. - submitted from: salyersville KY United States on 9/6/2002 8:06:30 AM
    being from england we have had our share of terroist attacks from the I.R.A one of them im sad to say I lost my dad in who was a firefighter trying to save lives,I know how difficult it is when you lose a loved one in such terrible crimes as this and I would like to give my deepest sympathy to every wife, husband, daughter, son, brother, sister, mother, father, grandma, grandad, uncle, aunt, cousins and friends who were affected by these terrible attacks and well done to all the firefighters,paramedics,police,general public heroes who helped to save lives of others,who had the terrible job of maning ground zero and those who even watched what was happening god bless you all with love and respect from lauren, 16, essex, england
"in the arms of an angel fly away" xx - submitted from: harlow United Kingdom on 9/6/2002 6:35:10 AM
    Afganastan has not only may a terrible mistake but now they have to live with what they have done, all the people they killed they will now have to remember forever. Me and everybody else here in Linton In are defistated for what has happen. We would just like to say we are sorry for the terrible tragedy that has happpened - submitted from: Linton IN United States on 9/6/2002 6:31:20 AM
    This is to all the heros of September 11th and their courageous families. You are in our hearts and prayers. We will never forget. God bless.
IminHisHands - submitted from: Port Saint Lucie FL United States on 9/5/2002 10:16:48 PM
    I would like to send my deepest sympathy to all of those who lost someone close to their hearts just 1 year ago. At times it seems like it happened so long ago and at other times it seems as if it just happened. I recently visited ground zero and was just in awe of the city itself. We should be so proud of how far we have come and I pray that we continue to strive for peace. I pray that we remain proud to be Americans and know that our heros are watching from above cheering us on. May God bless you and your families and may God bless the USA. - submitted from: Ft. Lauderdale FL United States on 9/5/2002 5:55:43 PM
    I would like to say that I am very sorry for all those who lost their lives on 9/11. You will never be forgotten. I never really realized how much everything about the USA meant to me. God Bless America. I wear my flag on my shirt and in my heart always.
Pamela Douglas - submitted from: Liberty TX United States on 9/5/2002 5:48:06 PM
    I would like to write a letter of my deepest sympathy for those who lost a loved one. I would like to asssure you though they are all heros in the eyes of Americans. I cry for the loss of such honorable Americans and for those left behind in sorrow. I ask that the President makes this day a national holiday in respect and honor of these wonderful people who died saving our country. We are free and although this loss is more than words can express for many I just want to say thanks to the heros including the ones that died, the volunteers, the firefighters, and the armed forces. Thank you for protecting my freedom and that of future generations. To those that lost a loved one in this tragedy God Bless you and your families and thank you so much for the heros of this country. They are true Americans. We can't overestimate the value we have of being a free nation. I am praying for all of you and thank you from the bottom of my heart and my sympathy and that of the country is with you. - submitted from: Minster OH United States on 9/5/2002 5:28:12 PM
    As the date draws near I can't stop thinking about how the relatives of those who died must be feeling. No-one can possibly understand the loss and grief they must be feeling, watching several recent t.v. programmes their grief is still red raw and bleeding, it must be so painful for them.
The rest of us can do little more than offer our sympathy and our heartfelt thanks for the sacrifices they have had to make for us all. If there is one good thing to come out of this madness, it's that we as the human race are looking at ourselves and trying to help our fellow man. My personal memorial to those who died is to try and be kinder in future. If we all did just that, think of what a difference we could make.. - submitted from: Dartmoor United Kingdom on 9/5/2002 3:53:56 PM
    To all the families who lost someone in the sept 11th attack. I know that losing someone close to you is tough but you can come through. The USA will prevail. - submitted from: Milano TX United States on 9/5/2002 9:43:55 AM
    There’s a hole in the sky where two buildings once were
And where two terrible crimes once did occur.
Where mothers and fathers and children all perished
Pursing the liberties that our forefathers cherished.
They were our brother and sisters and husband and wives
They were just living a day in each of their lives.
They were fireman and cops; they were somebody’s hero.
Now there are too many tear to fit in ground zero.

They were workers and tourists at the start of that day
But they were victims and casualties who got caught in the way
Of hatred and violence beyond conceivable scope
Yet they reacted in ways that offer man hope.
For the kindness and comfort they gave one another,
Stranger to stranger like brother to brother;
Even in the face of unbearable fate
Prove once again that love is greater than hate.

There’s a hole in the skyline in the land of the free
But the piece that is missing is not Liberty
For these truths that we hold may meet with disfavor
But from their adherence we never will waver
Terror may strike and buildings may fall
But the long cloak of Freedom embraces us all.
And the colors we live by will continue to fly,
Let the Stars and the Stripes fill the hole in the sky.

TR - submitted from: Pleasantville NY United States on 9/5/2002 9:26:10 AM
    It was a perfect day.
The sky was clear.
Life was running smoothly,
As it had all year.
Lives were changed
With a boom and a blast.
A plane hit the tower.
The calls came in fast.
First the sirens rang,
And the whistles blew.
The men jumped on the engine,
To the scene, they flew.
They rushed in
As others ran out.
No one understood what the crashes were about.
So the heroes rushed in
Because you know, it's true.
These heroes' hearts pumped blood
That was red, white and blue.
Then another plane hit.
Could it be an attack?
Next the rumblings started
And the sky turned black.
The buildings caved in
As crowds raced away.
The heroes stood firm,
"Please come out this way."
They helped the weak
Then led the rest.
It was a day when courage
Would be put to the test.
These strong ones stayed behind
To help the last ones through,
Always thinking, "It's my job.
"It's what I'm paid to do."
These heroes helped out
And gave their lives, it's true,
Because these heroes' hearts pumped blood
That was red, white and blue.
When the dust settled
And the light could shine again,
Brothers started digging
For the lost and fallen men.
Many bones and ashes
Lost in piles of gray debris
Families started searching
For dads they would never see.
As the widow bends her knee
On an empty grave
At her side,
Their son would hold a flag to wave.
"Your dad was a hero,
"And he gave a gift to you.
"He gave you a heart
"Pumping blood that's red, white and blue.
"Don't forget
"It pumps blood
"That's red, white and blue."

Thanks to our heroes! Allyn M.

- submitted from: Los Alamitos CA United States on 9/5/2002 8:32:49 AM
    1 year is passed now
1 year people have to suffer the loss of they loved one
we all know things will never be the same again
but keep the faith
god bless all the souls
youll never walk alone
- submitted from: dublin Ireland on 9/5/2002 8:01:55 AM
    There are things that happen in our lives that make us stop and think.......... Like when you are told your new born baby has cancer, aids, or some other dreadful illness. Or when you have to put your 10 year old son in the ground and send him off to the LORD JESUS CHRIST. And now when someone from another country who dose not like the AMERICANS for some stupid reason, hurts and or kills thousands of innocent people. And dose not stop to think about those peoples family and how it will hurt them also. So not only did these sorry @#* people kill thousands, but they also hurt the millions of us who are and are not related to them. And it is so sad that it takes something like this to bring the USA together. We should have been this way all along and maybe something like this would not have happen. Stop looking at a persons skin color and look at there soul, heart and the color of there blood.It is then you will see that we are all GODS children and believeing in him we will all be in loving hands. - submitted from: Fort Myers FL United States on 9/5/2002 6:59:35 AM
    i know that being from the other side of the world doesnt mean im american but i would like to say a specail trubute to the firefighters of new york those who died and those who survived because im from a firefighter family my dad is a fireman and so is my uncle my grandad also used to be one so i know what kind of sacrifice they make so other may live,god bless to you for you are the most bravest people i have ever had the privilege of knowing. love always lauren xx - submitted from: essex United Kingdom on 9/5/2002 6:55:04 AM
    To the people of New York and America - one year on, you are not forgotten and never will be. God Bless. - submitted from: Yateley, Hants. United Kingdom on 9/5/2002 4:23:39 AM
    I would like to extend my sincerest and deepest sympathies to all those individuals who lost loved ones as a result of this horrific act of sheer violence on September 11, 2001 as well as to all those individuals who lives were affected from the destruction of the NYC World Trade Towers. Richard - submitted from: Cranston RI United States on 9/5/2002 12:53:44 AM
    I would like to offer by condolences, to everyone at died in America, my thought are with all family and friends, whose's loved ones had lost their lives in this atrocity. Godbless America - submitted from: Dungannon United Kingdom on 9/5/2002 12:49:27 AM
    Everyone has been affected by September 11th, especially those who lost loved's one year later and we won't forget. - submitted from: Alpine CA United States on 9/4/2002 7:35:00 PM
    Tears still well in my eyes and stream down my face; I thought the pain was gone. Our hearts will never let us forget. After nearly a year our window candle, our symbol of sympathy and hope, still burns brightly for the lost lives and dedicated people who gave so much. May our world one day be less painful and a more peaceful place to be. - submitted from: Danville NH United States on 9/4/2002 5:29:10 PM
- submitted from: CAMBORNE United Kingdom on 9/4/2002 4:20:26 PM
    We can never come to terms with 9/11. But we must all join together and pray for all those who perished and be strong for there loved ones. May god bless you all and may you rest in peace. - submitted from: Leicester United Kingdom on 9/4/2002 4:18:14 PM
    It was a day that will stay with me for eternity. I cannot express in words how I feel, just thinking of what "Our Heroes" had to endure in those final moments sends shivers down my spine. To all who lost someone, be strong, your loved ones are alive and well, just in another place. - submitted from: Manchester United Kingdom on 9/4/2002 4:06:49 PM
    from coventry england love to you all, god bless all america - submitted from: coventry United Kingdom on 9/4/2002 3:36:01 PM
    To all of you wonderful people of America and New York
we would like to wish you all
our condolences for the people and relatives you have lost……..
We are with you ..whatever….
You are a big part of England
as far as we are concerned……..
We are English..and that's where you all originated
somewhere along the line………..
Oue hearts go out to you.and everyone that lost someone….
If you did not were very lucky be able to tell this very, very, very,
horrible real life story tale
to all everyone….
Just think of all those people that cannot maybe do what you are able to………..
All my everlasting love to all those families that lost someone in that terrible disaster…..something that will never more be forgotten.
God bless all the families and relatives and friends and collegues off all those, that have has lost their lovely lives
to such a bad cause - submitted from: Alicante United States on 9/4/2002 3:12:25 PM
    You will allways be in my thoughts and prayers. - submitted from: Shannon, County Clare Ireland on 9/4/2002 2:55:46 PM
    I have just sat and watched 'In Memoriam: New York City' and the tradgedy of that day, as it has done frequently over the past year, came back to me. I just hope that all those who died that day are looking down from Heaven and hearing our prayers that their memories should stay alive in our hearts. My love goes out to all the families and friends of the victims of 11/09/01. - submitted from: Hertfordshire United Kingdom on 9/4/2002 2:36:53 PM
    As we approach 1 year I wanted to remind the families of the victims that they are in my prayers. - submitted from: Cottage Grove OR United States on 9/4/2002 2:18:47 PM
    To the victims of 9/11- you are truly heroes!!!! To the families of the 9/11
victims- God will continue to watch over you.
pk - submitted from: Bridgeport OH United States on 9/4/2002 1:17:29 PM
    My second son was graced into our lives on this of all days, exactly 12 hours after the attack. He was my birth after so much death and destruction. Pray for you all daily! I pray you find life - life in the hands of the Savior who will bring comfort in these hard times. I pray also that those who tried to take our strength, pride and security will come to realize all they have done…
May we never forget those who gave their lives so that others might live! I praise God for the strength of the families who have gone on without their loved ones. May your tears be solaced and may your loved ones live on in our lives. May we always remember - HATE KILLS BUT LOVE ENDURES FOREVER!

Our Love, Jenny, Tom, Sam and Seth (our 9.11.01 baby) Sharp - submitted from: Carroll IA United States on 9/4/2002 11:19:58 AM
    I will never forget the days that followed September 11th. My inability to turn away from the visuals and first-person accounts of courage, bravery, fear and devastation - making it difficult to concentrate on things that just days before, seemed so important. Walking around New York City a few months later, the horror of the sharp-edged, debris filled WTC site, contrasted by the warmth and kindness of the City…welcoming us despite its grief.

May we never take for granted what unites us.
Nancy Ball - submitted from: Cranston RI United States on 9/4/2002 9:55:37 AM
    Thanks to all who gave their time, money, talents, and lives to our country after the events of September 11th! - submitted from: Concord CA United States on 9/4/2002 9:36:18 AM
    As we approach the one year anniversary of Sept 11, I feel the need (not being able to be in NY) to express my remorse. Unfortunately I am in Bournemouth, England, a small town where there will be no ceremony of remembrance outside the church to which I don't subscribe. The atrocities and people I think of daily, they will be forever remembered. - submitted from: Bournemouth United Kingdom on 9/4/2002 8:05:47 AM
    as the first anniversary approaches, I find that the heartache hasn't diminished. so many lives lost. but none were in vain. we shall never forget any of you. I had the privilege to meet some of the brothers of Rescue 1, years ago, and they made an impact on my career in the fire service. Brothers, know that you live on forever, in our hearts. those of us on the job, KNOW that it is all of you that help to guide us, our Guardian Angels. I sit and imagine those wings, on that turnout coat, and it eases the sadness, just a little. Joe, Terry, Dave, Dennis, I shall forever look up to you.
know that we are all so very proud of all of you, and proud to share the profession.

all of you shall always be heroes.

Brothers, until we meet again in Heaven's Station.
Be At Peace.

a sister firefighter - submitted from: IN United States on 9/4/2002 7:32:31 AM
    My family and I would like to send our prayers and love to the families and friends of those lost, especially with the anniversary coming up. I am proud to be and American. And a piece of me will be with all of you forever.

Much Love,
Lydia - submitted from: Elizabeth City NC United States on 9/4/2002 6:50:33 AM
NATALIJA_HARBINSON@HOTMAIL.COM - submitted from: BELFAST Ireland on 9/4/2002 5:43:59 AM
    I am on active duty in the U.S. Navy, and I trully believe that we as Americans must always remember those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Many of you might not know this, but there are many people in the armed forces who you don't hear about on the nightly news that are protecting our freedom in many different ways. Thank you for allowing me to serve you and our Country. GOD BLESS AMERICA! - submitted from: Camp Lejeune NC United States on 9/4/2002 5:00:01 AM
    Something for all those affected by September 11th 2001

9-11 Prayer

It has almost been a year since that fateful day.
I remembered it so vividly not knowing what to say
I saw the first plane and accident at first it seemed.
Shortly afterwards though I prayed it was a dream.

Alas my prayers weren’t answered for it was all so true
I sat and watched in silence not knowing what to do.
I listened to the excuses though never understood why
In all the craziness it is always the innocent that die.

I will never understand the need to take a life that way.
What excuse is there? None, the innocent always pay
My thoughts and prayers are with you for now and evermore
I pray one day this war be done and peace to be restored.

To those that are in heaven because that fateful day
We know you’re watching over us all your legacy will always stay.
The courage many showed through that tough and trying time.
Will stay within many a heart especially in mine.

I offer these brief words though the is more within my heart
I am thinking of you all and those that did depart.
I say a prayer and hope one day it will be right.
But until that day a candle I will light

(My thoughts are with you all on the anniversary of 9-11) - submitted from: London United Kingdom on 9/4/2002 3:13:19 AM
    I am so sorry to hear about all the tragedies ... I come from a place where USA is prominent in ... It pains me to see what is going on.
The Clouds Will Always be Open, When You Have Them In Your Heart.
Jacinta - submitted from: Singapore on 9/4/2002 12:59:17 AM
    We will never forget 9/11, always remember, always love, and keep everyone close, because, you never know when the last time you will see them is. Love ya all!!!!!!!
Love Always,
Michelle - submitted from: Clayton CA United States on 9/3/2002 10:41:04 PM
    9/11, 2002
We will never let them win.
They dropped our ashes to the ground.
Our spirits fly in the wind.
No, they will never bring us down.
We are a person formed by many.
A people formed into one.
Our cause is for freedom and to share the next days sun.
We will fight the cowardly demons that lay destruction at our feet.
We will destroy this ugly evil that kills, maims, and cheats.
Though towers may be falling our spirits do take flight.
No one may ever steal our God given rights.
So let your mind reflect on one year ago today.
Show our heroes their respect.
The ones that led the way.
We'll keep our freedom ringing just the way it's meant to be.
And we'll keep our children singing.
My coutry 'tis of thee
TK Hunt - submitted from: Coral Springs FL United States on 9/3/2002 7:53:18 PM
    September 11th is a day that no one in the United States will ever forget. It will always be one of those times that you know excatly where you were and what you were doing when it happened. I have an empty feeling in my heart sence that day. I feel pain and sadness for ALL the people that were affected by that tradgic day. ALL the children who lossed a mom or a dad, I pray for you the most. It is hard for a child to lose a parent, but to lose a parent in such a horrific way. No child should EVER have to go through something like this. For All the brothers and sister, sons and daughters, grandmothers and grandfathers, aunts and uncles, and husbands and wives, I pray for you too. Losing a love one is very hard. I have you and everyone who was lost in my prayers. God Bless The USA. Keep those flags flying high. - submitted from: Burlington VT United States on 9/3/2002 7:28:41 PM
    In Loving Memory of my brother Thomas N. Pecorelli flight#11

The Day My World Stopped Turning

This day was not supposed to be like this a day just like any other

It was the day my world stopped turning and I lost my only brother

The news I watched and what I saw had embedded in my mind

How can so much evil be out there and kill innocent mankind

Each day I struggle with the loss that we cannot get through

I think of Tom and the life he led and how this can't be true

I saw him Sunday with a gleam and glitter in his eye

For what he was carrying was priceless something you can't buy

He had the ultrasound of his son the one he would never know

He carried that proudly with him for the whole world to show

He lived a life so full of dreams all which came true

When he married Kia we all knew the dreams he would pursue

A beach set wedding so many friends that came from far and near

To witness the love they have and this was a big affair

His job was one he filled with hope and longed to be in the eye

Never did we ever think our Tommy was chosen to die

Not a day goes by without a tear that streams down on my face

The memories of this horrific day are ones I can't erase

I see his photos with smiles so wide so beautiful he was

He died by the hands of someone evil all just because

His wife is carrying something special and so new

My dear Tommy that someone is going to be just like YOU

The son you always wanted the boy you will not see

I know you are watching over him and will always be

I know you are in heaven and at peace watching down on us

Please forgive the tears we shed and the way we make a fuss

You were special to each and everyone showing how much you cared

And this is a situation which is almost too hard to bear

When you see my tears can you wipe them away for it is something I can't do

My love for you my brother holds strong from me to You



- submitted from: East Kingston NH United States on 9/3/2002 7:00:34 PM
    May we never forget any of you. May God Bless your Families and bring them comfort. While we can't replace you, we can remember you all! - submitted from: Concord CO United States on 9/3/2002 4:19:51 PM
    Much grats to all those who have helped in rebuilding all our lives. One thing I can say that we all benefited after these horrible attacks is finally becoming a family, as a country united as one. For our anniversery on September 11th I will burn a candle for America and for those who were lost. I love you, you will be missed. - submitted from: Sebring FL United States on 9/3/2002 3:58:36 PM
    Last year on September 11th I was prepared to call and wish my daughter Happy Birthday. Instead I called her from my work in NY and told her of the tragedy unfolding. I did eventually wish her Happy Birthday and will try with all my heart to smile on that day for her and all the people that share September 11th as their birthday. Our hearts are forever saddened by that terrorist act that struck America so suddenly. We have come together as a Nation with love and compassion in our hearts for the lives lost that day in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington DC. Let us remain steadfast in our conviction that America is the greatest Nation. GOD BLESS OUR AMERICA..... - submitted from: Binghamton NY United States on 9/3/2002 3:10:32 PM
    Tuesday september the 11th was my fist day in the last year at school it all happen when I was coming home from dinner and my dad said"bad news danny " so I sat there thinking what had happen and he said "the 2 twins towers have been hit" and I was shocked to hear it I sat weeping in the back of the car thinking about all those live that were lost hoping and praying most of them would be ok. I didn't go back to school that afternoon cause I was too much in shock I I went to my bedroom and sat on the end of my bed saying to myself why here why now ???? I was waiting for an answer from god but he never got back to me so I cryed again and again, I cryed myself to sleep still crying in my sleep I awoke to a wet pillow case.
So may I take this last minute to thank all those people that where in the twin towers for everything they did they really were great.
if anyone wants to e-mail me my address is i would be greatful to hear from anyone. all the best to you all. - submitted from: essex United Kingdom on 9/3/2002 10:56:56 AM
    It is a shame that it took the tragedy of September 11th to wake us from complacency. May we never again take our country with all its opportunity and glory for granted. May we never again take each other for granted. - submitted from: Danville CA United States on 9/3/2002 10:11:19 AM
    words cannot bring the ones we lost home they will forever remain in our hearts the rivers of tears will flow god bless to all
The Uk is with u all in your time of need - submitted from: Darlington (durham) United Kingdom on 9/3/2002 3:30:09 AM
    I didn't have anyone that died in the Trade Center Attacks. But it feels as though I do. They have hit our country in the heart. It has hurt us all in some way. Some lost loved ones in it, others lost loved ones to go into the war that is developing. I hope that this 1 year anniversary will be not only be something sad but something our country can all remember together and become even stronger - submitted from: Mahaffey PA United States on 9/2/2002 7:55:14 PM
    Dear God,
please take care of the those left behind, and may the world never see such sadness again. My deepest deepest sympathy to all those who have had a friend, or a member of the family taken in such a tradgic way. My love is with you all. -rachel Donohue - submitted from: Manchester United Kingdom on 9/2/2002 4:13:41 PM
    I would like to take the time to express my sympathy that I have for all the familes and loved ones that lost someone on 9/11. I was a more fortunate one, and had no losses, but generally that isn't true. What the terrorist did to our great country effected me just the same. Although all we can do is become stronger, and more alert. Hopefully the terrorist have realized that we won't be shut out, and we will survive. This is a great country that we live in, I am only 13 and I am wise beyond my years, but I still have much to learn, and this has taught me alot. This truely is a tragedy, but god is watching out for us. God Bless. - submitted from: Laurel DE United States on 9/2/2002 3:58:45 PM
    I worked in the World Trade Center for 20 years. We had moved our office to 40 Broad Street the yaar before 9-11. I was in my office when it happened and i was in shock. I feel for all the parents, spouses, children, grandparents, aunts and uncles who have lost loved ones. I feel as though i have lost something too because i had worked their for so many years. I felt as thou i lost my home. God Bless America and hopefully soon we will have peace on earth. - submitted from: Babylon NY United States on 9/2/2002 3:17:38 PM
    I pledge alligence to the flag, one nation under god, indivisable with liberty and justice for all.


"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - submitted from: Morgantown WV United States on 9/2/2002 10:52:26 AM
    I would like to say I am terribly sorry for everything. When 9/11 happened I was at school everyone at school turned on the tv and heard the news I have family in NY I was born there. I was scared for my family. Im glad that they all chipped in my aunt was a rescued people and I feels good to know that I didn’t do anything. I made donations I always did what I could. I was normal which is the best the more normal we would act the more they would fail. It's said that such an event would bring everyone togther but it's true it did now we are "America the United"! - submitted from: Yaphank NY United States on 9/2/2002 7:04:23 AM
    My heart goes out to all the loved one lost on that dreadful day. My prayers were and are with each of you that were affected by this horrible disaster. The fire fighters and the united States as a whole pulled together as the united and free country that we are.
We will not submit to the ways of those terrorists. That is is what they want. We are different, free, and as united as one. May God Bless each and every one of us. And to those who lost friends and loved ones, my deepest sympathy is with each of you. - submitted from: Warner Robins GA United States on 9/1/2002 8:39:23 PM
    Wow. I can't believe its already been a year since those horrible, hateful attacks. I don’t think that one day has gone by where I haven't thought about sept 11th, and all the innocent lives that were lost. I still get chills when I hear a patriotic song, and I feel very proud when I see a flag on someone's vehicle, or in their yards. My prayers go out to all americans. We are much stronger, will defend our freedom, and we will get Bin Laden, and give him what he deserves. God Bless America!!! - submitted from: Plaquemine LA United States on 9/1/2002 7:01:03 PM
    What took place on september 11th 2001 was murder. I will never, never, never allow myself, my children, grand-children, great grand-children... to ever forget ALL of the innocents whose lives were stolen from them and who were stolen from us. Love always, Renee - submitted from: Toronto ON Canada on 9/1/2002 6:47:52 PM
    To all of the families whose lives were destroyed by the senseless murders that took place sept 11, 2001- my heart weeps for you. God has secured a place for every single one of the innoccents where there will be no more pain and no more suffering. I didn't know one person who was lost but I mourne every single life denied. Please know that none of you will never be forgotten! Renee - submitted from: Toronto ON Canada on 9/1/2002 6:39:31 PM
    The only time I ever saw the New York skyline it was one month before 9/11, but in those five minutes I never felt like an American, should we rebuild yes, but no. We need them to show terrorists that we're not scared, but yet we mustent do it on sacred ground put it in the ocean but not at Ground Zero. - submitted from: Friendswood TX United States on 8/31/2002 10:53:47 PM
    God bless the usa!!!i feel for all the people who lost loved ones and their lives! My memorial web site: - submitted from: Clearwater FL United States on 8/31/2002 12:45:49 PM
    God Bless All The Families Left Behind In their Grief. God Be With You All!!
Amy - submitted from: Ocean City NJ United States on 8/30/2002 8:53:39 PM
    We are almost at the 1 year anniversary and I still can't believe what happened, I'm a New Zealander but have strong ties to the US of A, I'm a still deeply saddened by it all
God Bless America, in our hearts now & forever - submitted from: Auckland New Zealand on 8/30/2002 4:35:28 PM
    Time is supposed to heal our wounds, however, this tragic event will never be erased from our memories and we will always have a deep hurt in our hearts for those who perished and also for thier families. Our children still ask questions as to why this had to happen and we will always do our best to explain this to them. My young daughter still wonders why we can't make the world a better place for her to live and I try so hard to explain that not everyone does their best to do so. September 11, 2001 stands out in many of our minds as if it only happened yesterday. So I wanted to express my very deepest thoughts and prayers to all of the families, friends and everyone else who were touched by this tragic day. I believe that everyone, everywhere, were somehow touched by this day. So to all of you out there . . . GOD BLESS AMERICA AND ANYONE FOND OF HER PEOPLE ! ! ! - submitted from: Bear DE United States on 8/30/2002 4:29:19 PM
    I would just like to say that the USA have been in our prayers since the events of 11 Sep. What a terrible part of American history and still no point in any of it. GOD BLESS THE USA - submitted from: Bristol United Kingdom on 8/30/2002 2:34:42 PM
    It is such a tragedy what happened to the United States. All my love goes out to the families who lost a loved one in the Attack on September 11th. Also for the brave firefighers and police men who risked their lives to save someone elses. That shows how much america comes together in our time of need. I think everyone was shocked just as I was that some people could take our planes and crash them into our buildings. It makes me sick to my stomach when I saw that. All the families out there that lost a loved one on September 11th, 2001 I pray for you all every day. And expecially the expecting mothers of the fathers that were killed. Just know that you will always have a piece of your husband in your child. GOD BLESS EVERYONE!! - submitted from: Tacoma WA United States on 8/30/2002 2:26:43 PM
    As we approach the one year anniversary, I just want to say to all who died, we all still think of you. In our hearts you will never die. I still pray for you and your families. May God bless you. - submitted from: Indianapolis IN United States on 8/30/2002 12:46:18 PM
    Sept 11, 2001. The day terror attacked our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of hapiness. The day our spirits and integrity was supposed to be weakened. But as the ashes rose, do did the spirits of the people. America stood united in a bond that transcended:race, color and creed, for once again amidst the tragedy 'god shed his grace on us...from sea to shining sea.' - submitted from: Erie PA United States on 8/30/2002 7:17:47 AM

You must have heard the saying
Two wrongs don't make a right
The Allies should think very hard
Before they start this fight!
The scenes have been horrendous
Bringing anger from our peers
But declaring World War Three
Means more blood, death and tears!

There is disbelief and anger
For those innocents who died
For carrying out their work
With a normal sense of pride!

I'm not a politician
And don't profess to understand
The ways of other countries
Or how they rule their land!

No-one knows the answers
Or where we should begin
But to kill another person
Is to me a mortal sin!

Can we sit and talk a while
To discover what is wrong
To make these men act
With a hatred that's so strong!

I know you want to fight
To find some justice too
But where will it all end
I'm so afraid - aren't you?

Some fools would rush in
Where Angels fear to tread
There is no going back you know
Once you make that bed!

I know the World is waiting
To see what lies ahead
And life as we have known it
Is now hanging by a thread!

We should look upon the children
To inspire us in what's right
They are the future after all
And should be our guiding light!

Please don't destroy our future
As thousands have lost theirs
Please Find Some Forgiveness
Whilst debating in those chairs! (By Caz Wilkinson)

I wrote the above poem a few days after the tragedy and even now just reading this wonderful sights brings tears to my eyes and the terrible scenes in my head. On September 11th we should all celebrate the lives of those who died and try and bring peace to our World together as one.

God Bless you all - you will always be in our hearts and in our minds.
- submitted from: Felixstowe, Suffolk, England United Kingdom on 8/30/2002 4:49:55 AM
    We all say "It's a tragedy" "It's a horrible scene" Yet we all just sit home and watch it on TV. So many kind words come out of our mouths "I wish I could be there" "I want to do something to help" But that's it, they're just words. You see your actions are key. For it wont be real until you are there for your own eyes to see.
It wasn't real for me either until I beheld it with my own eyes
I gazed across the water; thick clouds of gray engulfed the night sky
I stood there in awe as I watch a woman next to me cry.
I tried to be strong for her as a tear trickled down from my eye.
Then I clutched my best friends hand and prayed for all the souls there.
Just like you, I wanted to help, I wanted to show that I care.
So I looked at the ground covered with candles, all read, white, and blue
And some flowers from a person who was lost, on the card:
"My dear friend, I'll miss you"
I quickly looked back down so as not to cry too.
But then suddenly I knew exactly what my dear
friend I was lucky enough to be holding on to and I could do
I squeezed her hand tight and picked up a candle that was still burning bright
And together we lit one by one whose flames had been burned out that night
And then we walked around and lit the circle of candles all the way to the end.
We wanted to make sure no flames would ever burn out again.
Then as I gazed back in to the still cloudy sky a strange feeling came over me.
I felt in my own little way I helped, I did something for somebody.
And you all may think what we did was nothing big, just small.
But isn't it better to do the little things than nothing at all?
So grab your friends hand and don't ever let your flames in your hearts end.
And together we will all help America become united again.

Poem by Jamie Marie Hannigan. Age 17 from Edison, New Jersey 9/12/01
- submitted from: Edison NJ United States on 8/29/2002 7:36:51 PM
    My father has been a firefighter for twenty seven years, and not until September 11th, did I realize the amazing job he did. My heart goes out to each and every person who has been directly affected by the events of September 11th. The events of September 11th play through my mind day in and day out. To our firefighters, thank you for the amazing job you do. You are truly altruistic, and there is no way to ever say thank you for all the lives you have changed. In the words of my father; I've come to accept, that it's only through that darkness, that we can see the stars, that shine so brightly.
**The Hero's of September 11th, are those stars**
- submitted from: Grand Rapids MI United States on 8/29/2002 7:13:39 PM
    So many times in our lives we forget the things that are important to us. On September 11th, 2001 so many lives were changed forever. I will never forget those who lost their lives and those who continue to live with the memory of those they lost. I know that a sense of reality penetrated my soul that moment and days that followed. I love my country and I love the people in it. Through it all we must always remember that we can never explain anything except that God will never forsake us or our Country if we trust in him. - submitted from: Waco TX United States on 8/29/2002 2:07:56 PM
    To all those who suffered in or from the terrorist attacks on the WTC may you be filled with the peace of God. One nation under God indiviable with liberty and justice for all. I will never for get my love for my country my home. God bless the USA! - submitted from: Newmains United Kingdom on 8/29/2002 1:26:33 PM
    My husband is a firefighter. He has promised to help others, to put his life in line if duty calls. After Sept. 11th, this commitment, this promise he's made became all that much more real. I am angry at the people who've done this to our country and our people, as are most Americans. Just after the events I sat down to write a letter to those that perpetrated this horrendus act on innocent people:

You lose. You lose and I’ll tell you why. I am an American woman. I will soon be 30 years old and I have rights. I go where I want, when I want. I travel by plane. I frequent populated events/places. I drive a car that I own. I have a SON who is almost 4 months old and, God willing I will raise him to believe in our country and it’s Freedoms. I will teach him that all people are created equal – regardless of sex, race or religion. I will teach him to respect everyone. I will make certain that he has choices and that he believes in Freedom. A Freedom that you have denied peoples who were unfortunate enough to live within a region that was infected with your cancerous beliefs. You lose. You lose because I still dream for our future. I continue to execute my daily freedoms. Though I continue to think of those who perished and pray for their families, I simultaneously spend the money I earned, I wander through stores that are plentiful with goods that my country provides for me. You did nothing but make me stronger – A stronger WOMAN. I still believe in God. I still believe in my country and I still believe in FREEDOM.

I am angry with you and all that follow your misdirected zealousness. Your actions have caused countless innocents pain, and to me, that is unforgivable. Our country has mourned, and will continue to mourn and remember those who were lost. We will weep for the women of the mid-east who have suffered at your hand. It pains me to watch mid-eastern women who were denied education and their fundamental freedoms. However, my heart soars to watch them rise after your fall. Look at the people of Afghanistan. They are standing, men and women, together. They are playing music, watching movies, and shedding the veils that shrouded them in darkness for so many years. They do this because the human spirit is stronger than you, your followers and your ridiculous beliefs. You are not unique. Many before you have tried to quash the human spirit and like you, they failed. So, you lose. I have no hopes for you or your soul. Shame on you and all that share your beliefs. The only thing I can leave you with is this… I am a woman. I will continue to live my life, nurture my family and pray for peace, despite people like you.

God Bless all of those who were touched by these horrific events. I continue to pray for you. - submitted from: Huntington Beach CA United States on 8/29/2002 1:18:42 PM
    My name is Anthony Davidson from glasgow in Scotland, i would like to give my prayers to the victems of 9/11. A year has past but your prayers will never pass, they will live on forever - submitted from: galsgow United Kingdom on 8/29/2002 1:18:11 PM
    We never seem to realise what we really have, friends and family together-a mum and a dad!But when a tradegy occurs, one as sad as this, we all stand in silence, united hand in hand! - submitted from: United Kingdom on 8/29/2002 1:09:57 PM
    It's been a year now since you've been gone, I can't believe it's been that long. Man I miss you I wish you were here, you meant the world to me and others near. In out hearts strong and true, we'll never stop loving you. If I only knew the words to say to describe the pain in our hearts that day. I thirst for the knowledge of why you are gone, and everyday it makes me strong! I love you so much, you didn't know at the time. BUT I WILL HAVE YOU KNOW,

Angela Trujillo-
- submitted from: Bluffdale UT United States on 8/29/2002 10:47:32 AM
    I should have done this a long time ago. September 11th gave me a new feeling of patriotism that I have never felt before. Seeing complete strangers pull together the way they did made me proud to be an America. Even through all the pain and tragedy, maybe a little good is trying to show through. My heart goes out to all those who hurt, and you are all in my prayers. This will not hold us back, they thought they could stop us and couldn't it. September 11th is a day I will never forget. - submitted from: LaPorte IN United States on 8/29/2002 7:58:00 AM
    A year ago feels like yesterday. It still brings tears tears to my eyes when I think about it. To everyone touched by this tragedy I send my condolences and hope that you are only made stronger. - submitted from: Nacogdoches TX United States on 8/29/2002 6:38:17 AM
    Our hearts go out to the families of the angels we have lost, my god keep them wrapped up in loving arms. May God Bless America. - submitted from: Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on 8/29/2002 5:15:18 AM
    Part of me wants to cry and part of me wants to scream. I don't know anybody who died on September 11th. I never met any of them, or knew who they were, or even what their names were. But i do know they didn't die in vain. For that day the world came together, differences were put aside and and we all cried together. We did not learn our lesson in World War 1, nor in World War 2. Vietnam war passed us, and still we have not learnt the lesson. We are the same species, we are all human. So to those of us who can not see beyond racial lines, take a closer look. We are not killing some alien lifeforce which threatens our world. We are killing ourselves. I once was told that the greatest religion of life was that of the rescue. For colour, race and name are nothing when working to save another. - submitted from: Australia on 8/29/2002 1:57:11 AM
    9/11 - The emergency call sign for the US! We returned from the US on 9/10 not knowing what the next day would bring. I sat with four American colleagues watching the attrocity unfold before our eyes - it had to be a movie! We were at our place of work - like so many in New York and the Pentagon. So many people, so many lives, so much horror! Why? No-one will ever understand, no-one will ever explain No-one will ever forget!
We have visited the WTC site for ourselves - not for morbid curiosity - but to fully appreciate, absorb and feel the tremendous surge of grief, loss and sorrow. Tears are not enough!

The memories of everyone lost during that fateful day will live on - the world will never forget.
- submitted from: Sheffield United Kingdom on 8/28/2002 2:51:49 AM
    September 11th was a day we shall never forget. Its almost one year ago when many lives were lost, I myslef remember that exact day I was in gym class on line to take school pictures, all of a sudden an announcement was made my heart dropped no this is not happening that’s our finacial center it cant be but it was it was true but terrible. I ask to myself why did they have have to do this are they jealous of what we have I still don’t know why they had to hurt us in so many ways. In my opinion we shall declare a dedicated day to September 11th just like we have other national days we should have a day for 9/11, knowone should work or attend school it would be a day for mourning and respect to never forget that terrible day. Our firefighters, EMS, our president and our previous mayor Rudy Guiliani and many others who put there all into helping our country. My school helped out so much and I am so proud of everyone who helped with that day. So remember that day and respect it and just remember the pain we sought last year and we can all do it together. UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL.
- submitted from: commack NY United States on 8/27/2002 8:44:38 PM
    To all the children who lost their moms and dads in the attacks. God loves you!! - submitted from: United States on 8/27/2002 8:16:58 PM
    As the one year anniversary of that faitful day approaches, I can't remember a single day that has gone by without me remembering the events of that time that all of us went through. We won't forget, America won't forget, the world won't forget. I want to say to all the people that were effected by this that we will get thruogh this. I also want to give a peace to the Middle East. Hang in there everybody! - submitted from: Alameda CA United States on 8/27/2002 8:12:05 PM
    I have a niece in New York and when I saw what was going on my first thought was of her. I was lucky she was fine. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to all those who where not so lucky.
I am preparing to help with a special church service to honor all those lost as the year anniversary comes up. We will never forget Sept. 11. As we will never forget Dec. 7. I pray we never have to add another date to this list.
- submitted from: Plymouth NC United States on 8/27/2002 7:46:18 PM
    Almost one year later, and we still havent forgotten....God Bless America. Barbara A. Whitaker - submitted from: Apex NC United States on 8/27/2002 6:22:57 PM
    Strength, Love, Courage, Liberty, Freedom.
They were all attacked, almost one year ago. And when I sit here, and write this, I realize what it is to be AMERICAN.
Fly your flags high, and salute the soliders, and thank the fireman and officers that protect us.
UNITED, that’s who we are.
Strength, Love, Courage, Liberty, Freedom.
GOD BLESS AMERICA - submitted from: San Luis Obispo CA United States on 8/27/2002 5:35:47 PM
    I wanted to express my great sympathy to ALL victims of 9/11. But I would like to pay special tribute to the wives that were pregnant at the time, that lost their husbands. I was 6 months pregnant at the time, and can't imagine the pain you'll went through. And was so happy to see those beautiful babies in People magazine. My thoughts and prayers will be with you forever. - submitted from: Dallas TX United States on 8/27/2002 11:39:15 AM
    I'm Emma, I'm 13 and I come from england. I watched september 11th on TV live when I got home from school. When I saw it on TV I could believe it. Why? Why would someone want to do it? God bless USA, I admire you all, your one of the strongest country in the world, but not because of your army but because of your togetherness. Keep standing united, And what ever happens lets hope england support you the whole way. GOD BLESS USA
Love lots
x x x
- submitted from: Oxford United Kingdom on 8/27/2002 10:08:03 AM
    A Gap Forever
By Melissa

"We have been told by officials that there is a good chance that this is a terrorist attack on the United States of America" The reporter said sounding very sad.

"What’s going on?" I asked still wishing I had gotten more sleep.

"A plane has hit each of the world trade center towers in New York. The towers are in flames." Shannon told me trying to explain

I sat there watching the news still very confused. Why would anyone do something like this? Then I saw the worst thing that I think I will ever see in my life. One of the towers collapsed, with many people still inside it. Was this whole thing a dream, a terrible dream? It couldn’t be though, I would never dream about something this bad. I knew this was going to change my life and many other peoples lives. Many people were killed that day, that day that everyone would remember, September 11th.

I watched the news for days and days getting all the current news. I just watched it, never understanding. Why would someone do something like this? Why did this have to happen? Why couldn’t this have been stopped? Why did so many people have to be killed? Those are questions I will probably never get answers to.

It has been about 9 months since September 11th and I still think about it all the time. The pictures that I saw of the towers falling go through my head all the time. It is something that happened and can never go away. It is something that every will always remember, a day when everyone grieved. It was a day when we all were hurt in some way. It was a day when people were killed. Most of all though, it was a day when the United States of America got stronger. September 11th will always leave a gap in my heart, a place that can never be filled. I will have a scar forever though out me.
- submitted from: Portland OR United States on 8/26/2002 1:02:01 PM
    We Remember - 9/11 Memorial

Galerie d’art Le Canal is holding a 9/11 Memorial exhibition.

The exhibition will take place September 9th – 29th, 2002 at Le Canal Art Gallery, 4710 St. Ambroise, Montreal

The exhibition is open to the public as well as local schools and art classes. Students will be able to view how an artist’s work may have been affected as a result of this tragedy or how an artist reflects on the event with a particular piece of art. We want newyork and the us to know how we too still feel your pain, all our pain.
- submitted from: Montreal Canada on 8/26/2002 4:35:54 AM
    God is the only answer to the questions of life...
Give Him a call, you will see.
What a better place this world would be if God was in control not Man....
May Gods Love cover the World and bring Peace into this life.
Dellena Wyrick
- submitted from: Hornersville MO United States on 8/25/2002 9:40:37 PM
    Almost a year to the day that so many lives were taken away. As I look into the world as we walk on, I see a strenght a love, that has built it's self from the sudden loss. Nothing can bring back the lives and nothing can change the past, but the future is the answer to all the questions, to all the hurting lives. Our children we now look into their eyes. Some will see their loved ones they lost and some will see themselves in their site. This is how we go on in this life. We must prepare them to be strong to walk on. To be the future.
To work toward the goal.
Never to fret,
only to pick up and walk on.
As I kneel to pray tonight
I pray for America,
I pray for your child...
Our lives are seen through
these eyes, let's be brave
and walk on.
- submitted from: Hornersville MO United States on 8/25/2002 9:21:46 PM
    It's almost been 1 year since the attacks and as many, I am still at a loss for words. I personally didn't know anyone who perished on that black day, but in some sense I feel that I did. It's probably due to the fact that so many faces were plastered all over CNN. Gosh, just seeing all those missing faces....I still can't grasp how many lives were lost, too many of you were taken away that day. My thoughts and deepest sympathy goes out to those most tragically touched by the events of 9/11. You will forever be in my thoughts. I will NEVER forget... - submitted from: Santa Rosa CA United States on 8/25/2002 8:01:40 PM
    The Day The World Changed By Nick Brennan On September 11th, 2001 A horrific act of terrorism was done
Nineteen men from the land of oil

Hijacked planes from American soil

They flew planes into the World Trade Towers

Trying to destroy our economic powers

The towers exploded into a ball of flame

After this event, the world won't be the same

Police and firefighters rushed to the scene

Their bravery rose to the most extreme

The NYC icons crumbled to the ground

All that was left was a twisted mound

Five thousand people lost their lives

Brothers, sisters, husbands, and wives

Muslims in general are not the foe

The extremists among them have created woe

They thought it would tear our country to pieces

Instead, our nationalism only increases

American flags fly with defiance and pride

All trivialities have been set aside

America has united, we will not fail

Our bravery, our sorrow, will let us prevail

That was written by a friend of mine and thought I would share it with you all, not a day goes by that I don’t think about Sept.11th, that day will be forever engraved into my mind….god bless us all!
- submitted from: Ballston Spa NY United States on 8/25/2002 6:16:08 PM
    As your neighbours to the north, I extend the shock and horror of Canadians over this atrocity. Your country will survive and grow. god bless the victims families. - submitted from: Grimsby ON Canada on 8/24/2002 9:01:40 PM
    God Bless America and all of the friends and family members who lost there loved ones on Sept. 11th! - submitted from: Queens NY United States on 8/24/2002 10:46:12 AM
    I was on student exchange in New York State when 9/11 ocurred. On that day, I, with so many, became a New Yorker. God embraces those lives lost on that day. We will never forget. - submitted from: Auckland New Zealand on 8/24/2002 4:54:03 AM
    what can i say?all i ever knew of the twin towers was an episode of the simpsons,when homers car was parked between them,now the image of the burning buildings and all the sadness that that day brought to the world is forever in my thoughts.some day i will visit that wonderful city, - submitted from: Limerick Ireland on 8/23/2002 12:49:01 PM
    My deepest sympothy to all families,individuals & emergency sevicemen who lost their lives to such a tragic attack on september will never be forgotten..may you rest in peace. Im am trying to persue a career as a firefighter and may I be as brave & remembered as a hero like you all are today.
- submitted from: Birmingham,England United Kingdom on 8/23/2002 3:00:38 AM
    The day of the anniversary draws closer and it is only now I can bring myself to speak out. As a fellow Firefighter I salute you we all salute you! From Soho to Sidney I'm sure we all hold you in our hearts. Not just to the Emergency services that gave their lives in the hope of saving others but to those that have had no tribute and lie unknown.
For all of you throughout the whole very sad ordeal of Sept 11th God rest your Souls.
Sent with Love
Fire Officer
London Fire Brigade (UK)
- submitted from: London United Kingdom on 8/22/2002 2:58:26 PM
    Catch America

who could catch America
if they start to fall
who could catch America
if you know give us a call
so who could catch America
if they fell to ther knees
who could catch America
Oh God a answer please
be for they push that button
then its nothing but a breeze
no more Independence day
or birds singing in the trees
it's now that love is needed
on your knees repent and pray
that your God will find answer
and hope that love
will save the day
love is the only way
so who could catch America
if they start to fall
who could catch America
who can catch you all
mark the shark. cheltenham uk
- submitted from: United Kingdom on 8/22/2002 5:49:41 AM
    I Would Like To Give All My Hope And Love To Those Familys Who Lost Loved Ones In The September 11th Horror! I feel for all of you!
I Am 12 But I under Stand!
- submitted from: Comox BC Canada on 8/21/2002 10:53:17 PM
    it is nearing a year since these uncalled, awful events, our hearts are with you all - submitted from: Sydney, NSW Australia on 8/21/2002 2:33:51 AM
    Its almost a year since the tragedy in New York took place and more memories of the people involved will be brought back, causing more heartache and tears.
Living so far away from America, it hurts to see that we cant help in any way but write tributes to the friends and family of the lost loved ones.
May they all rest in peace as we bring this world together as one!
- submitted from: Sydney Australia on 8/19/2002 9:33:18 PM
    God bless America and all the victims of the September 11th attack!!! My birthday is on September 11th and I will never ever celebrate it again.. To many memories!! I still can't sleep a nite trough, I still wake up screaming… A friend of mine was there and I haven't heard of him ever since…
I am so sorry for the loss of the loved ones….
I'll never forget!!!! - submitted from: Leonberg Germany on 8/19/2002 4:31:13 PM
    I grew up across the river from the city, but never went to the World Trade Center. Now I wish I dad assisted the Port Authority after the 1993 attack, and they looked for his assistance after September 11th. Unfortunately, he had already passed away in 1998. But that brought it all home for me, even though I live over 500 miles away. I feel it, probably not as deeply as those who were right there and saw the evil unfolding, but I recall desperately trying to reach my stepmother that day. She works only three blocks from Ground Zero. Thank God she's ok.
May God continue to bless and keep you close to Him -- to those in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. - submitted from: Charlotte NC United States on 8/19/2002 2:16:32 PM
    All of my thoughts prayers and symphathy goes out the the family and friends of those lost in this senseless tradgedy. even though we all can thin kof nothing but vengence in our hearts we also need to think of what ou children how we want them raised.. please take a moment and look at the world through their eyes and be like them.. through our anger show love and teach them love so that this does not happen to us or anyone else again. - submitted from: jacksonville FL United States on 8/18/2002 8:34:32 PM
    I did not personally know anyone lost in the events of September 11th.....My life was so touched by these tragic events. I love my family and my freedom more than ever. When I see a flag I know what it means to to live in this wonderful country! Thanks to all the veterens and people who have given there lives for my freedom. God Bless America!!! - submitted from: Lancaster OH United States on 8/18/2002 12:23:22 PM
    Never Give Up
(To Father Michael Judge and the Survivors of September 11th )

If only man could have learned from you
To see the world, the way you do.
If only man could learn to live without sin
Man would be the one that wins.

Who can explain, who has the right
To terrorize to begin to fight?
Who are they to try and bring this world’s end
Never trying first to be just friends?

“Never give up” I know you’d say.
“Just keep on dancing till your dying day.
Live your life. Live it up.
Just keep on trying and never give up.”

A place in our hearts forever you will be.
This loss of you is our tragedy.
We’ll think of those who now rest alone
We won’t forget till you return back home.

So “Never give up” I know you’d say.
“Just keep on dancing till your dying day.
Live your life. Live it up.
Just keep on trying and never give up.”

The world you know now has forever changed.
All your lives have been rearranged.
A kindred spirit must drive you on
Cause freedom’s reign must carry on.

And whatever life shall bring to you
That brings you down, that makes you blue.
Just lift your head and lend your hand
And give to the brotherhood of man.

So “Never give up” I know you’d say.
“Just keep on dancing till your dying day.
Live your life. Live it up.
Just keep on trying and never give up.”

You never gave up. I know you tried!
You kept on working right by our side.
You’re the ones that made us free
America, God Bless Thee.

By Thomas J. Baldwin - submitted from: Melbourne FL United States on 8/18/2002 6:29:38 AM
    I hope I offend no person when I note that the atrocity is generally known by the World Trade Center shorthand. Certainly, in a Pennsylvania field and the Pentagon, lives ceased.
My point, however, is to suggest that the assault was on the World Trade Center. Not the United States Trade Center or the New York Trade Center. The WORLD Trade Center.
I am led to understand that you could not even lease space there unless you were involved with the World.At least, another part of it besides New York.
However many were lost by the maniacal madness, we probably will never know.
What we do know is that the World took a beating last September 11. Not just the United States of America.
Read the tributes and you will see more than English. Probably all the languages of this tiny globe are represented.
We all suffered.
And this tiny fraction of the Cosmos should flatly reject,once and forever,the valueless horror we saw last September.
And, please, come us to that day that whereupon the lion sleeps with the lamb and our swords are beaten into plowshares and we do not learn war anymore. - submitted from: NYC NY United States on 8/17/2002 10:46:09 AM
    This day, September 11, 2002, we gather to observe that last year day when we experienced so vast and wrenching a loss.
Not a one of us standing here is the first victim. Not a one of us walked from that appalling conflagration without a life’s scar.
The patterns of our lives have changed. The fabric of that which once we knew is gone, inalterably gone and changed and not, I think, for the good.
Nonetheless, this day, we come here to this place.

As so sadly, as in our parents’ generations, we gather to hold close to ourselves, to hold close to our lives and our ideals and, most especially, to hold close to those for whom we have honor.
In the lives we live, there is always a deal of sadness. So also is there love and laughter. So also is there vindication. We will have those things. We will have them all.
Still, this we also believe:
That one day, when hate fails and madness is contained, the Murder of Innocents will no longer be a political statement.
Mournfully, this is not that day.
So we gather. And we gather. And we gather, again….as once did our ancestors and as will our descendants.
The Day will come, I promise and I believe, that these days, at long last, will not be necessary.
The Tired Souls who paid that awful price on this Spot and many more throughout the Earth will finally and forever rest quiet.
We will not measure our days by that sadness we feel, although we will not ever let our sadness escape our attention nor pass from our thoughts.
Rather, our lives will begin on the days that make us respect and better humanity.
We will honor our lost.
We will do so by moving to the sunlight. Ourselves and our posterity.
We will do that.
We will forever do that.
Until the final Dark Ray of Evil is in the exile of the Night and the Last, Best Hope of Earth awakens to the dawn. - submitted from: NYC NY United States on 8/17/2002 10:25:33 AM
    I remember exactly what was going on the day of september 11th, the day was beautiful not a cloud in the sky, my mom was out of town and i was cooking chicken when the channel had changed to breaking news. when i heard what about friends and i stayed close together and cried it was horrible but even worse to know the people like a close friend of mine had. my hearts and prayers are with you all. And even though you might be tired of hearing these words i hope some comfort can be spread..I for one know my life will never be the same.. Where were you when the world stop turning on that cold September day? - submitted from: New Orleans LA United States on 8/16/2002 4:15:08 PM


This year the "Memorial" has changed
It's different than those past
A different kind of war
From a different, "stone cast".

The battle is at Freedom's doorstep
With heroes of a different kind
Now, all of us are "Soldiers"
Against, the terrorists "sick" mind.

Civilians have always been
A part of every war
But, in this day and age
We must do, so much more.

If we expect to win this Battle
We must all join hands
In a strong, determined circle
With, Freedom lovers from all lands.

This world has changed forever
"The American Way"
There's so much more at stake
Than, the way we live and play.

Since 9-11 we're learning
The horrors of this world
Can even come to where
Freedoms Flag is, unfurled.

This day was meant to Honor
All, Military Heroes have endured
Now, we all could join their Ranks
If our resolve, is not assured.

So, let us all take a moment
To respect all those, "Fallen"
And vow, we're all up to the task
Of this, different "Calling".

Del "Abe" Jones
May 26, 2002


Well! We're in a different world
Than, what, we ever knew
It will never, be the same
As it was, for me and you.

I think that, since 9/11
Some words forever changed
Like the meaning of "Veteran"
Has been, re-arranged.

Now, we all are fighters
For our "freedoms' cause"
If we don't stand, be counted
We'll have lost, "the cause, that was!"

On this Veterans' Day
In this "land of the free"
We honor those, who gave all
Those with us, and those, yet to be.

We honor those who perished
In attacks upon our shore
And those hunting evildoers
Who came through our "open door".

We honor all Americans
And freedom lovers of the world
Where flags like, "The Stars And Stripes"
Fly in the breeze, unfurled.

I think from this day forth
All patriotic celebrations
Will always give us pause
To these new, realizations.

We must rid this Earth
Of those "Devils" and their goals
With terror on their minds
Within their hateful souls.

So, here's to all the Veterans
Who have made "Freedom Ring"
And, those around the world
Who know! We have a "special" thing.

Sunday, November 11, 2001


On this day we remember
That "day of infamy"
And sadly we understand
More than we want to see.

A "sneak attack" on Freedom
And the American way
Brought back to reality
On Septembers' eleventh day.

Thousands died in forty-one
With so many not retrieved
Resting in their watery grave
O'er which friends and family grieved.

Now we have another place
Known to all, as "Ground Zero"
Where we have another bunch
Of, the American Hero.

Sixty years of times' passage
Hasn't changed the "Patriot"
Hasn't dampened our resolve
To remember, not, forget.

Those who gave their, "all"
And those, still yet, to "give"
Standing for, protecting
The kind of life, we live.

The casualties of war
Don't always bear a gun
But, they all are Heroes
When all is said and done.

Now, we have another one
Of those "infamous" days
With the horrible cost
That Freedom, often, pays.

December 7, 2001


They've emptied out the "Pit"
Of all of the debris
But, it's still overflowing
With the Souls you cannot see.

There's twenty-eight hundred plus
And friends and family left behind
Crying out for justice
For answers of some kind.

But it seems, there are no reasons
For such an EVIL deed
No reason for the horror
Sown from that hateful seed.

Some people say their "god" (?)
Will bless them for their act
For killing all those innocents
In their despicable attack.

But, if there is such a "god"
He must live down in Hell
And, if he isn't Satan
Must be, related to that Devil.

The God most people know
Would not condone such a crime
And will punish those responsible
When it comes their time.

He'll send them down into the "Pit"
And damn them for eternity
To burn forever with their "god"
Where they deserve to be.


I wonder what those folks would think
(Those, who wrote our Freedom's Declaration)
Would they believe, those happenings
That have, forever changed our Nation.

Would they believe, some terrorists
Are, from our Country, homegrown
Spreading hate, death, and destruction
In the Homeland of their own.

Would they believe our "open door"
Has ushered in our enemy
Those who believe we're evil
And don't believe in Liberty.

What would they think, if they could see
Crime running rampant, in the street
Guns, drugs, and homeless people
And so many more, locked-in, retreat.

Would they believe, Freedoms treasured
Have been twisted all around
To where the criminals civil rights
Beat the victims, to the ground.

Would they believe, that businesses
Most of them, big and small
Treat their employees as the pawns
To reach, "the bottom line", that's all.

Would they believe, those voted to Office
Who we should trust, to guide the way
Can't be trusted, most of the time
To live up to what, they say.

What would they think, would they rewrite
And would they take exceptance
To what we did, with what they wrote
In The Declaration Of Independence.

Del aka Abe Jones
Please visit my homepages: (some new stuff, finally) (Has pics of Texas Veterans Memorial) ( Has complete "THE WORLD, WAR, FREEDOM, AND MORE")
- submitted from: Nashville TN United States on 8/15/2002 12:35:34 PM


An anniversary coming soon
With no celebration
A day to observe
What's happened to our nation.

Maybe, this time will be different
That, we won't soon, forget
And we'll remember day to day
That, it's not over, yet.

911 ON 9-11

You cowards of the world
Don't think, you can rejoice
For, hear this message loud and clear
From one, united voice.

The civilized among us
Will make you rue this day
And you'll find it won't be worth
The price, you'll have to pay.

Some say they are "holy wars"
But that mighty supreme being
Must be cringing from the sights
That He has been seeing.

I bet He never dreamed
That He'd created such as you
That the Devil could possess
And make you do what you do.

He didn't create life on Earth
To destroy one another
You might think you'll go to Heaven
But, you'll end up in the "other".

When people kill their fellowman
In the name of their "Maker"
All of them end up as
The worst kind of "forsaker".

Religious zealots have killed more
Than, for any other reason
And it has been the worst kind
Of, what some may call treason.

An affront to all that's right
That's decent and humane
Strong beliefs are okay
Until, they become, INSANE!

You didn't strike America
You hurt every human soul
And you gave us all resolve
To thwart your evil goal.

You are less than animals
Worse than rats from the sewer
A mutant of our species
That this world has to endure.

But, your days are numbered
Hear this, above the painful wail
That people of good will and heart
Are the ones, who will, prevail.


Jutting from the rubble
Up through the smoky haze
Like spires of a Cathedral
Where the "believer" prays.

Seven stories of heartache
Left from the hundred-ten
Of those two mighty towers
Never to be seen again.

For thousands who have perished
And the loved ones they leave
A monument to all of us
Who shed our tears, and grieve.

In its eerie setting
There was a sort of beauty
Standing guard over those
Who died doing their duty.

A strange sense of peace
Amidst the scene of ruin
As others search for comrades
Who died, doing what they're doing.

There's been heroes by the hundreds
And some stories, never known
But in God's Cathedral
They'll sit upon His throne.

The "Cathedral Of Tears"
Will last in our mind's eye
As we bow our heads
And ask, "Why, dear Lord? Why?"
- submitted from: Nashville TN United States on 8/15/2002 12:35:03 PM
    My sitter an I just wanted to say I send my prayers to the people who lost there love ones. This is a sign that we all need to stick together. We are all gods children so we need to care about each other. God Bless America and me an my little sister and our family hope this will never happen again.
Quanisha & Sharmay Manley - submitted from: New Haven United States on 8/15/2002 10:13:31 AM
    Our family would like to give are prayers to the people who lost there love ones. This is an sign that we are all gods children and we need to stick together. An show we have love for one another. So our family would like to say God Bless America an we hope nothing like this will never happen to are country again.
-Quanisha & Sharmay
- submitted from: New Haven CT United States on 8/14/2002 10:11:35 PM
....................... - submitted from: Little Rock AR United States on 8/13/2002 10:52:10 AM
    to fdny. be brave and may god be with you all for you are truely the wind beneath our wings - submitted from: minot ND United States on 8/12/2002 8:37:15 PM
"Liberty Tear" - Anonymous
- submitted from: United States on 8/7/2002 2:12:18 PM
    This is for all of the individuals that this tragedy has touched....Your all in my prayers... - submitted from: Citrus Heights CA United States on 8/7/2002 2:07:37 PM
    hi my name is robert patterson. i am writing this because i feel i have something in common with the victims of 9/11. allthough i was not directly affected by the tragedy i feel i share a bond. see i work at the walt disney world resort and september 11th was the day i was hired. i will remeber that day forever. and i would just like to send my prayers to all the families that were affected. that will be a day i will remember for the rest of my life.
p.s. i am a huge fan of the show big brother and i remeber when monica got the news about her cousin. if there is anyone out there that knows monica or can get a message to her please tell her that i believe she is very strong individual. she was able to stay in the house even after she got the news. that takes guts - submitted from: auburndale FL United States on 8/4/2002 4:44:09 PM
    I found this site by accident.. and I've just spent the last hour reading all the moving comments... Some of the tributes were so moving that even now nearly a year on from that terrible day I am sitting here devestated. As long as I live I will never forget hearing that a plane had hit the wtc and turning on the tv in work and everybody gathering round in total disbelief at the view of hell that unfolded in front of us. And never in my life had I seen a more moving picture than the one that appeared in the papers a couple of days later that showed a mass of people streaming down the stairs and a small group of firefighters waiting to go up... I'm not an american but Britain stands beside our fellow human beings in tragedy.. That picture alone summed up why NY can be so very proud of the citizens of that city, and for the superhuman emergency services. Sept 11th was a dark day for the whole world as terrorism reached the depths of imagination. I still sit here and wonder at the dark soul that could commit an atrocity so utterly mindblowing in it's scale. Generations that follow will never truly appreciate the enormity of that day as the world watched in horror at the waste of so many innocent lives. Like you or I they had got up, had breakfast, kissed loved ones and then for no justifiable reason were wrenched from this earth. I also watched and wept along with my american brothers as we saw the towers fall and the news of the pentagon filtered through.. And I cheered as I heard of those brave people who fought back on that other jet and avoided the Camp David crash.. We will never forget that day that unified us all as human beings and not by simple boundries and nationalities. And to those evil, heartless, souless scum that brought that day to us... what did you accomplish? Apart from an express ticket to hell for all eternity? You changed nothing.. nothing except your despotic regime smashed into a million pieces and whatever stone you crawled under and hid being lifted up and the fury of every decent person beling laid on you... America and it's fallen people.. We Love You!!! - submitted from: London United Kingdom on 8/4/2002 12:05:03 PM
    All of us are guilty to some extent of abusing our Fathers house, but that kind of evil took the cake.
Peace, Love and babies!!! - submitted from: Glasgow United Kingdom on 8/3/2002 2:49:22 PM
    Americas Innocent - September 11th Terrorist Attack
Long before their souls came due,
Innocent lives were taken by terrorists who,
Did not know the meaning of love and never will,
Of Gods' commandment saying "thou shalt not kill".

How could these terrorists know we loved those innocent so,
Their hearts were closed of that gift from God I know..
These terrorists cannot believe they can make us see,
That violence to others will set their souls free.

The plane and its’ destination real, history's die already cast,
Gods' angels wept as the fateful plane flew by so fast.
And so it was, instead of what will be.
So many souls died, so many left to weep, so needlessly.

Our hearts’ cry "Oh God", we know who is to blame,
We know who is responsible for causing all this pain.
We try not to hate you, even this you must know.
We can only pray for Gods' mercy to show.

Spirit of God, given freely to all,
The guilty caused to grieve, from glory they did fall.
They made their choice between heaven and hell.
And by their will chose hell and there forever they shall dwell.

Now history is written with a mark in pitch black,
To tell of Sept 11th when America and Americans were attacked.
The story is written, for generations to know, and so the truth will forever be told,
That day the terrorists sold to the devil their souls.

And now they run and hide to crawl on their bellies, like all cowards do,
That's the way they will live the rest of their life through.
They are convicted and guilty of throwing innocent lives away,
By killing those souls who had the right to stay.

For all of us left who I shall call 'we'.
Are stronger united and will fight for our right to stay free.
Love for freedom binds us to the Light and what’s right,
Our America the Beautiful for love and freedom we will fight.
In the Spirit-Whippoorwill-2001 - submitted from: Apache Junction AZ United States on 8/2/2002 10:08:13 PM
    I awoke to fear and disbelief of what happened thousands of miles away at the corners of our 'backyard'. The world stood even more still even here in the deserts of Arizona. The memory will never leave that our world has lost it's innocence along with all those thousands of beautiful human beings.
Anjanette Vasquez Sanchez - submitted from: Mesa AZ United States on 8/2/2002 5:48:16 PM
    * S * T * A * R * S *, there are lot's more stars in the sky now, everyone of them belong's to someone we will remember for the rest of our lives, keep shining down on us as we will never stop looking up at you, Amanda xxx - submitted from: London United Kingdom on 8/2/2002 10:46:03 AM
    God bless America - submitted from: Sydney Australia on 8/2/2002 4:38:17 AM
    It's been almost a year since the horrible day. It was told to me in my 2nd hour class and all I could think of was this is the USA, who would do this to us? I remember thinking that had I been only a few years older, I myself would have fought beside everyone that came to help. The events of 9-11 will always be with me. I mean, we're the mightest nation in the world and yet, we fell just like everyone else. To see the world through our now devistated hearts and our minds weeping in the sorrow of this after mass, can we really move forward until everyone we lost is redeamed? I lost two people in that single day. One in tower one and One in the Pentagon… To think that just two days before, I was joking with them about my birthday, to think that someday their children will have to know the truth, I think that no matter the pain we feel today, we won't truly know the devestation until the children of the lost parents grow up… Remember, no matter how strong the vilonce was against us; an eye for and eye makes the whole world blind. I have heard kids saying, then let's make the whole world blind, but what do we truly gain playing by their rule? My cousins are living with us now and I think that to say that 9-11 touched everyone is an understatement, it also touched everyone that will be born in the next 50 years or so... Remember that when the whole world has become blind. - submitted from: Wausau WI United States on 8/1/2002 7:29:23 PM
    We will rise again, for those of us that have fallen. Eternally they will all be remembered. There will be justice. - submitted from: River Grove IL United States on 8/1/2002 9:39:11 AM
    I'm not American, but some of my best friends are, so I just wanted to say, I'm with you, and I pray for you all, who lost their husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, auncles, aunts etc. GOD BLESS AMERICA, AND THE WHOLE WORLD!!! God be with you all! With Love, Timea Varga - submitted from: Budapest Hungary on 7/31/2002 7:08:37 AM
    Our hearts are always with you - submitted from: NY United States on 7/29/2002 4:03:04 PM
    We will never forget you!!!
I think of that day and cry still. You will never be forgotton and your families are in my prayers daily. God Bless You and America loves you and misses you all..… - submitted from: Las Vegas NV United States on 7/27/2002 11:59:03 AM
    I never knew anyone personally, I wasn't there,but until I die, everyone will be in my prayers.i am filled with sadness, sadness for everyone that died or who was affected personally but I am also filled with sadness that this world knows such evil.i'm so scared, but I know God brings peace in the end, and all that lost lives on this earth, have found enternal life only filled with happiness and peace up above in God's arms.
God bless america, and God bless us all.
Remember:an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
love olga - submitted from: sydney Australia on 7/27/2002 3:57:50 AM
    It will soon be a year. The pain is still with us. We will never forget you. Our flags fly proud in remembarence to you and your families, I hope you are coping,but how can you with your loved ones gone. But Iam sure there are lots of loving memories that will make you smile and when you are feeling sad look up at the sky and there you will see the shining star, your loved one smiling at you saying it's ok "I am proud"
Just don’t forget us.

And the flag flies on - submitted from: Eagle Creek OR United States on 7/26/2002 10:42:34 PM
    My name is Andrea, on the morning of September 11th I was just doing my job (which was takeing care of two kids). Hen I received a phone call that I had to turn on the television set. The plane had just hit the Pentagon and I lost it. You see my brother works for the pentagon and I had no way to tell if he was okay. I am 24 right now and my brother is 27 I had just gotten to meet him earlier that year so I was not ready to lose him. That day I went through so many different emotions I hurt the next few days. I was lucky my brother walked out of the pentagon and set up triage in the court yard and went to rescue some people and woork on them. To all the families that sat and waited and waited I pray for you. We are all americans and all heros because when everything came crashing down we stood up and said "Let's Roll". To all the angels watching down on us…..Thank you…for if it wasn't for you in our lives we might not be who we are today. We are all brothers and sisters in this world and I will pray day and night for all the fathers and mothers and children here!!!! To all the family members grieving I grieve with you and love you all. God bless you all forver amen

When darkness falls I will awake and walk among the leaves…
Of fallen hopes and broken dreams…
To realize my fate…
acd sept 10th, 01
god bless love andrea charleen deutsch - submitted from: coon rapids MN United States on 7/25/2002 10:18:28 PM
    To all those people who lost a loved one on that terrible day, our hearts go out to you, especially during the coming months when we get closer to the one year anniversary. Lest we forget! - submitted from: Melbourne CA Australia on 7/25/2002 7:09:43 PM
    Please be strong, and keep together my heart goes out to all the people who were affected by the trajedy of September 11 - submitted from: Sydney Australia on 7/24/2002 2:47:57 AM
    May the Creator be with all those who lost a husband, wife, child,or friend in this senseless act of violence. They are truly all heros. - submitted from: Saskatoon SA Canada on 7/21/2002 6:21:40 PM
    This message is from Berkshire in the UK and is for the relatives of all the victims on Sept 11.Our prayers are with you all and in the sure knowledge that one day you will all be reunited with your loved ones. God bless the UK and USA and all decent people everywhere. - submitted from: Reading United Kingdom on 7/18/2002 6:43:36 AM
    I would like to take this time to remember all the people of all nations and religions ,young and old who died on the day of september 11th in a day of public grieving . We will never forget those innocent people who died that morning.They should live for ever more in our hearts . Lest We Forget ! - submitted from: Caloundra Australia on 7/17/2002 3:53:13 PM
    I am 15 years old and live in the United Kingdom. Although we are nearly a year on from september 11th 2001, the unspeakable events that took place on your country will never be forgotten. In "expessive arts" at school me and my 3 friends are creating a piece about the effects September 11th had on not only America but the World. I cant imagine the pain America must feel due to these actions. I have not forgotten and dont think i ever will. ALWAYS remember, all of the people who lost loved ones and were effected in ANY way by this horrific attack will never be forgotten. The way in which the emergency services risked their own lives. God bless you all, always. - submitted from: England United Kingdom on 7/17/2002 1:41:22 PM
    im 16 and i just wanna say that im so sorry for all who have lost from the September 11th attack. I was did a tribute page but it would let me save it so i couldnt do it but when i get it up i will surely put up this website for others to come and check it out! im sorry for all once again and i hope nothing like this happens again! Rest In Peace....Love Tara - submitted from: Sydney, New South Wales Australia on 7/16/2002 9:55:08 PM
    I am so sorry for all of you who lost family and friends. I pray for you all. Remember your loveones have gone home to god, and someday you will be together again.
My heart goes out to you all! Sandee Davis - submitted from: Cleveland OH United States on 7/15/2002 11:52:40 PM
    I lived in Indianapolis, Indiana at the time this happened. I had a friend that was in college at the time that just loved to play jokes on me. At the time of the attacks, I had a job at a hotel work the midnight shift. So, needless to say, I was still asleep when this happened. She called me short of breath from running to the phone, and of course, I to drag myself out of bed to get the phone. As it was still ringing, I carried it completely down the hall and got back into bed before I answered it. When I finally did….she was telling me that "…someone just attacked the NYC World Trade Centers!" And me, of course, lack of sleep was affecting my judgement, so I told her to quit playing around, and I hung up on her. So, she called back, and told me to "…get your ass out of bed on turn on your TV!!!"

So I did, and naturally, lack of sleep was still getting the better of me. My initial thought was that this was a movie preview (at first I was in a state of denial, I didn't think anything this horrific could have actually happened…) that she saw and was using that to get me out of bed. So, at this point, I was very upset with her, and hung up on her again. But this time, she didn't call back. And I sat there and watched the news for about an hour, and that's all it took for me to realize that this was really happening. From that point on, my eyes were on one TV or another, no matter where it was I went, watching the news. For 3-4 days straight I watched the news, everything else is a blur to me still, as of today…all I could think about is that this couldn't be real! No one could be so hateful and cold hearted to pull this off. Well, it's almost been a year now, and every now and then, I still catch myself thinking that.

I personall didn't lose anyone in that terrible tragedy, but my heart is with those that did. I have created several powerpoint tributes and wrote a poem since then. Every now and then, I will stop and think about what happened, and it still makes me cry.

I hope one day we will find peace, as well as justice for all of this.

All of you are on my hearts,
Justin - submitted from: Norwich NY United States on 7/14/2002 5:13:15 PM
    I know that this has been heard over and over again, but Forever and Always, United We Stand. - submitted from: Grapevine TX United States on 7/14/2002 4:55:27 PM
    GOD BLESS THE SOULS THAT WERE LOST ON SEPTMEBER 11TH...MAY YOU ALL REST IN PEACE!!! UNITED WE WILL ALL STAND...GOD BLESS THE WORLD. - submitted from: Melbourne/Victoria Australia on 7/14/2002 3:36:59 AM
    Mein Gedanke den Opfern der Tragödie. - submitted from: Berlin Germany on 7/12/2002 12:47:58 PM
    May God bless you all. My heart goes out to all of you. - submitted from: Wokingham United Kingdom on 7/8/2002 2:36:15 PM
    I wish to send my thought's and prayer's out to the families of September 11th. I am currently overseas in the national guard in support of operation enduring freedom. It gives me great pride to serve my country and my fellow man. Knowing that their deaths will not go unforgotten and that the job I am doing will forever keep are great country alive. God bless everyone. - submitted from: Glendale Hts IL United States on 7/8/2002 12:53:05 PM
    I would like to say that everyone who died on 9-11-01 are heroes in my heart. Words cannot explain how our nation was affected that sad day. Sometimes I just cry thinking about it. I wish there was something I could do, my heart really feels connected in some way to everyone in NY. I am truly sorry this tragic event happened. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims families. GOD BLESS. - submitted from: Childersburg AL United States on 7/7/2002 7:20:32 PM
    A dark day that will be emblazoned on the memories of every person on the planet. To those who died I give a prayer, to those who remain and live on I send this message. You are not alone,we are with you, the ones you lost are with you. If not in body, then in mind and spirit, in the faces and the voices of your children and family. Donh't ever give up, if you do evil will have ultimately won. - submitted from: Galway Ireland on 7/7/2002 3:45:42 PM
    I would like to extend my deepest and most sincere regrets to all those who lost friends, family, and loved ones. It makes you appreciate more the person who works in the office down the hall, or the cubical next to you, or even right beside you. For everyday that they are day, means another day that they made it home to their families the night before, and one more safe trip that they made it to work. May God Bless everyone, and may everyone be safe from harms way. - submitted from: Fond du Lac WI United States on 7/5/2002 10:11:06 AM
    I feel so sorry for the victim's Families i'm glad and proud to be an american and i hope this strong nation will stay together forever. - submitted from: Sartell MN United States on 7/3/2002 2:49:23 PM
    Mis oraciones para todos los que se fueron sin desearlo y mis condolencias a sus familiares, amigos y a todas las personas que han sentido dañado su corazón por el ifame ataque del 11S 2001 en USA a toda la Humanidad - submitted from: VALENCIA Spain on 7/3/2002 6:57:46 AM
    I am very sorry for the people lost their lives in this tragedy, may god bless their families and everyone helped them. - submitted from: Ankara Turkey on 7/3/2002 2:06:16 AM
YOU HAVE GIVEN INDEPENDENCE TO US ALL ,THANK YOU. - submitted from: PHELPS NY United States on 7/2/2002 2:13:41 PM
    I would just like to say how sorry I am for the people who have lost loved one. We will always keep them in our hearts forever. God Bless America. - submitted from: Sacramento CA United States on 7/2/2002 1:45:39 PM
    Almost 10 months later…September 11th still weighs heavy on my heart and mind. I wrote the following poem on October 25th…it still conveys my feelings: "Will You Ever" Will you ever see a jet flying overhead without being reminded of September 11th?
Will you ever see a plane again
without remembering images of a plane crashing into a building?

Will you ever see a skyscraper again
without envisioning innocent people plunging to their deaths and buildings crumbling to the ground?

Will you ever again see a fireman or policeman
without imagining them rushing in to save lives…
only to loose their own?

Will you ever…see the American flag
or hear America the Beautiful
or see our proud and brave military without a tear coming to your eyes?

I hope not…I pray not…
Remember 9/11…

Please...always remember...Susan Bunts - submitted from: Anaheim CA United States on 6/30/2002 8:16:52 PM
    "Those who do not remember the past, are condemned to repeat it" - George Santyana
We must learn from this, and take action as our great nation has begun to do, as to prevent future acts of terror and innocent bloodshed from taking place. Our heartfelt condolences are with the families of the victims, to the people of New York and Washington, and to our Military who have been passed the torch to erradicate those who preach and live terror. This tribute comes from Corey and Nate in the greatest country ever created. God Bless America! - submitted from: Milwaukee WI United States on 6/29/2002 11:39:59 PM
    I'm proud to say I'm an American. I'm proud to say I live in the greatest nation ever created. We will never fall, because Americans are raised to be Victorious. When I first heard the news I was turning on tv's, as I work for Best Buy. Now, I will soon be entering into military service with the United States Army. It has affected everyone in some way, shape, or form. For me it was the answer to "what was I put on this earth to do?" I was put here to defend this great nation, and if necessary will die for all of us.

God Bless America! - submitted from: Milwaukee WI United States on 6/28/2002 9:33:41 PM
    Just wanted to say to all the families, and everyone else, how sorry this ever had to happened. I made a web page for everyone, please take the time to look, its not fancy or anything, but its nice, its under….…….i just make web pages for fun, but I made one especially for those on september 11th, please enjoy looking at my other pages also… May god bless everyone, and keep us safe from those who are and wanting to play the role of god on when we shall die, and so on. From sissy - submitted from: phoenix AZ United States on 6/28/2002 6:21:22 PM
    it was indian summer in new york with an early morning sun tuesday, september 11 2001 uptown, young moms with strollers pushed baby boys and girls across the hudson river new jersey shone like pearls downtown, wall street traders stirred their coffee cups across the great east river brooklyn was just waking up the sky was blue and cloudless the birds they gave their song a day so strangely perfect but not, dear god, for long the morning calm was shattered a nightmare took its place an airplane flew directly in the world trade tower's face a fiery explosion thousand feet above the ground it felt just like an earthquake from miles you heard the sound there was no explanation folks stood shocked and stunned and as they watched a 2nd plane ripped through the other one as firefighters rushed to cope with what was going on a 3rd plane full of passengers smashed the pentagon the awful truth was dawning this was a planned attack desperate people tried to leave the cops kept going back two towers now were burning two deathly morning rides no one could imagine the terrible scene inside people started jumping to escape the howling flames two went down while holding hands we didn't know their names thousands still were trapped inside those fire sticks of hell and as folks watched in disbelief first one, then both towers fell people screamed and fled a dust cloud left you blind and never once did you forget the poor souls left behind the news began to flash around hijackers with knives bravery on a 4th plane saving who knows how many lives scores of policemen died when earth and sky converged hundreds of brave firefighters never did emerge pictures of the missing soon lined every new york block some turned up in hospitals most did not people who would never have flown the flag before proudly hung the stars and stripes over their front door people they lit candles and said what can we do they went and prayed in churches and in the subway too the president he seemed to grow up right before our eyes said we'd find out who did this and they'd pay with their lives mayors, governors, senators foes the day before all joined hands as comrades as the country edged toward war but what kind of war can this be when the foe don't show his face when his own life ain't worth nothing and fear's his only ace i can't say what will happen how ends this deathly game one thing i know for certain we'll never be the same we'll look over our shoulder pause when we hear a plane we'll search the face of strangers and wear the scars of pain i pray we'll find who thought this up no matter who or where and that we'll string 'em up and leave 'em hanging in times square i pray we'll try to understand the anger behind the deed i pray we'll know all people are the same color when they bleed i pray we aren't so frightened to let freedom find its end the freedom that we desire so much to defend and as i sit over breakfast this morning in my right hand's a cold, cold knife that won't feel the same in my fingers all the rest of the days of my life and as i sit over breakfast this morning in my left hand i'm clutching my fork and i think back on an indian summer morning in new york - submitted from: lawrenceville NJ United States on 6/27/2002 7:52:54 PM
    We remember you today and everyday to come.Forever in thoughts and prayers, God bless you all - submitted from: Shipley United Kingdom on 6/27/2002 1:45:21 PM
    Satori Dharma Hawai'I, a Buddhist educational group, offers our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to all who have suffered and are still suffering as a result of the terrible and inhumane attack launched against our great nation on September 11.

We pray for those lost. We pray for those alive who continue to serve our nation at home and abroad. We pray for peace, always.

And in our thoughts and hearts, we shall not forget anyone as our suffering, memorials, and prayers transcend time and space…ultimately to a final gathering point where all can embrace not as nations nor as clans but as a universal family.

July 4th will mark another day in our nation when families gather to celebrate our nation's birth, independence, and enduring freedom. But it will also be a time to remember that on September 11th, a part of America also died.

Please remember to take a profound moment to truly honor those who are not with us, anymore. We shall not forget.

Signed by and on behalf of Satori Dharma Hawai'I,
SandyKay Kahealani - submitted from: Honolulu HI United States on 6/27/2002 1:39:24 PM
* * *
"The Beat of the Drum"

The beat of the heart
The beat of the drum
September eleven two thousand and one

A rain of terror came from the skies
Into the heart of American lives
The tall towers of trade fell to the ground
A myriad of souls buried under its mound

America's beacons of freedom and hope
Eclipsed in a moment by ashes and smoke
Sadness and sorrow entered everyone's heart
As they witnessed the horror, it tore them apart

But from the ashes of destruction and death
A Phoenix more grand emerged from what's left
With wings like an eagle it rose from the dust
The American spirit "In God We Trust"

This land is our land we'll fight the good fight
America the beautiful will stand for what's right
Shoulder to shoulder our hearts beat as one
Hoist up the flag, play fife and drum

All lovers of freedom now will hold hands
"God Bless America" and other free lands.
Home of the Brave, the land of the free
Onward and upward to sweet victory

The beat of the heart
The beat of the drum
September eleven two thousand and one

by Valentine Vox

- submitted from: las vegas NV United States on 6/25/2002 6:58:36 AM
    To all those people who died on Tuesday September 11th 2001. You will all be missed and God Bless all their families! :) - submitted from: Dallas TX United States on 6/24/2002 6:38:01 PM
    Deepest sympathies and love to all those affected by the terrible events of last September.Good WILL triumph over evil.UNITED States-UNITED Kingdom-UNITED we stand. - submitted from: Lancashire United Kingdom on 6/24/2002 5:05:52 PM
    it only took hours to happen, but it will never be forgotten. everyone who died that day or lost a relative or even a friend of a friend will never be forgotten. you all have my deepest sympathies because nobody deserved this. it was about 3:30pm when i first heard of it in the uk, i had just finished a day at school. it shocked me then, it shocks me now. it will shock me forever. nobody can forget, nobody will forget what happened on the 11th of september 2001. - submitted from: Wakefield United Kingdom on 6/23/2002 6:20:34 AM
By Nancy McDanel
McDanel By Design
- submitted from: on 6/22/2002 12:40:00 PM
    I know words can not bring back to you what was lost.
My thoughts & my heart goes out to everyone who has lost someone in September 11.
I am so sorry that so many innocent lives were taken but I am not sorry that what has come out of Septemebr 11 has brought UNITY to, not only the people of America but to most of the world.
My heart is uplifted to see that mose of the world has been unified by the tragity. It is something that I have never in my lifetime seen.
Please remember that in all that is still going on. There is more LOVE than HATE.
And remember that even though sometimes, especially in such circumstances he feels so far away.
But God is near you. He loves you & is waiting for you to lean on him.
In the unity that has come from September 11. The world has sent their blessing. Asking for God to bless you & the ones you've lost.
Hold on to that with dear life.
Life if fragile, if can be taken in a swift move. But through everything God will always be by your side.
He will comfort you & hold you & love you.
But only if you want him to.

May you all find peace in the knowledge of Gods love.
I will never forget the day of september 11 & my heart will always go out to those who were touched by it.

Please don't see that these people have lost their life for no reason. But they have brought unity to us all.

Love Always - submitted from: Perth Australia on 6/14/2002 12:10:32 AM
    Mr Derek G. Turner penned a sketch at 4:20 am on 17th February 2002, whilst in Manhattan. The sketch depicts a visionary concept for the resurrection and replacement of the World Trade Center Complex in New York City, which was tragically destroyed on 11th September, 2001.

The proposed resurrection can be viewed by going to

Mr Derek Turner's vision is an unequivocal “turning of the other cheek”, a powerful statement of his spiritual faith and belief that the message of resurrection is not only redeeming, but more vital and more dynamic than before.

Mr Turner wants his sun to rise on evil and build back that which was - even bigger and better than the venerable Twin Towers designed by Mr. Yamasaki, thus initiating the catalyst for the New Economy.

A design and structure befitting the new millennium…

The Twin Towers were 1320 Feet high. Mr Turner proposes to raise the structures to a height of 1449 feet, which, with the communications tower, will create the world’s tallest building at 1750 feet.

The concept comprises of five (5) cylindrical towers topped by an 11 story pyramid, arising from an enclosed, transparent, climatically controlled landscaped biosphere.

The fifth central tower accomodates 50 high speed elevators, each named after a State of The United States of America. The elevators are linked to the towers by transit levels every 10 floors, and two, seven story hydroponically landscaped galleries unify the massive aerial structures at the 45th and 75th levels.

The five circular floors atop the towers will include two revolving restaurant floors (one 'a la carte' International cuisine, one International buffet cuisine), two revolving tourist observation platforms with the fifth being the conference center for the 11 story ‘boutique hotel’ in the form of a pyramid. (For example, Hyatt-In-The Sky)

A total of 111 floors rise above the sidewalks of Lower Manhattan.

The below-grade service areas (seven storys) and subway lines will extend under the entire site, above which, the domed enclosure of the Biosphere will accommodate commercial, residential, entertainment and related functions, including convention facilities, concert, opera, and theater halls along with recreation areas.

Within the Biosphere there will be 2833 living trees planted. Each living tree will be named and a plaque set at its base as a living memorial to those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. - submitted from: New York NY United States on 6/13/2002 11:40:34 AM
    What's Going On
Written by: Al Cleveland/Marvin Gaye/Renaldo Benson
Performed by: Marvin Gaye

Mother, mother
There's too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There's far too many of you dying
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today - Ya

Father, father
We don't need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don't punish me with brutality
Talk to me, so you can see
Oh, what's going on
What's going on
Ya, what's going on
Ah, what's going on

In the mean time
Right on, baby
Right on
Right on

Father, father, everybody thinks we're wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply because our hair is long
Oh, you know we've got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don't punish me with brutality
Talk to me
So you can see
What's going on
Ya, what's going on
Tell me what's going on
I'll tell you what's going on - Uh

*betsy!* - submitted from: Ogden UT United States on 6/11/2002 8:47:30 AM
    On September 3rd 2001 my father died of a heart attack. I was only 13 and wondered how the many children before could go through such a horrible thing. When I heard about what happened on sept 11th My heart cried out for all those young children who lost their daddies too. God Bless America - submitted from: Hillsborough NJ United States on 6/10/2002 4:11:51 PM
    I have been so profoundly affected by 9-11 that I will forever hold in my heart sorrow for so much loss. Not just loss for americans, but loss for so many from so many countries, so many religions, all for something that so many of us cannot comprehend.
And for the firefighters, paramedics and police, who do their jobs everyday with the possiblity of not coming home…I especially have had trouble swallowing my grief for those lost in the attacks. I am an emergency room nurse, married to a police officer…we both respect and honor you all for your sacrifices…
rest in peace…
september 11th will never be forgotten.... - submitted from: baltimore MD United States on 6/8/2002 5:07:26 PM
    Sept.11th was a day of tragedy.I'm sure everyone probably knew someone that was in the Twin Towers.Mine was Brian McAleese. A friend of my parents. I only met him once. And the rest are just stories. From what I heard he was a caring person and friend. My Mom and Dad new him since high school. On Sept. 11th he went into work and on that same day he never came back. He left a wife and five children. I know that if Brian had the choice to die the way he would of died would have been the way he did-saving lives. His wife histerical and his five children not knowing why their dad never came home are very upset. His children are five and under.I remember when my dad called my mom to tell her the bad news.She got on the phone and fell to the ground.As my mom was crying I started to. Not knowing what was going on. Then she told me. I was in a daze so were my mom and dad. Everything happened so fast the Towers coming down and everything. Brian from what I heard would have probably got to the highest point in the building trying to help people because that’s the type of guy he was. Now Brian is in heaven watching down on his Friends and Family. We all want our love ones back but we know we cant get them. How much we would love to see them once again walk through that front door but cant.We all need a time to grieve and so we do, but we have to think about the good times we had with them. I remember as soon as mom found out there came the photo album. My parents went on a cross-country trip with him so they had lots of pictures with him.My parents are still upset but they try to think about the good times. So that’s my advise to you think about the good times. This is dedicated to Brian and all the other FireFighters and Rescue Workers and everyone else that helped. And especially to all the friends and family that we all lost. And to Brian's Family and Friends. - submitted from: United States on 6/7/2002 8:16:53 PM
    I feel very for all the families that lost there loved ones. It was a very sad thing that happened that day and I would just like to say sorry to all those families.
from jessica - submitted from: london ON Canada on 6/3/2002 4:28:30 PM
    God bless, god bless, god bless...That's all I gotta say. //S - submitted from: Eskilstuna Sweden on 6/2/2002 12:35:20 PM
    Blessed are the Peacemakers, for shall be called the children of God - submitted from: United States on 6/1/2002 5:58:31 PM
    still thinking about it all... shows you how a few have it in for us all... never has so many of so different lives died together due to ignorance... The war on terror should never stop else we will fall into a sense of false safety... Never again should this happen. My condolences to all.. we shall have to live with the image imprinted in our minds till the end... - submitted from: London United Kingdom on 5/30/2002 5:32:31 AM
    read this site and felt i had to write something. i cant express the sorrow i feel for all of you in this time. as a brit i will be standing by you all the way on a journey sparked by an unimaginably tragic action. - submitted from: preston United Kingdom on 5/30/2002 4:09:07 AM
    On September 11th I logged off my computer just as AOL was reporting the first plane crash..i shrugged it off as an accident. Deciding to watch the news for five minutes before heading to school in downtown Milwaukee, I witnessed with my own eyes the second plane crashing. Suddenly the news reporters were screaming and there was major chaos as people were trying to jump from the buildings. I didn’t know anyone that died in the attacks, however my heart broke. I NEVER imagined such tragedy could strike our country. I immediately called everyone I knew making sure they were ok. My panic level rose when buildings here in Milwaukee began to shut down. I was scared and watched the news coverage for the next three days.Then I couldn’t anymore. My brother is a volunteer firefighter and I just kept thinking about all the firefighters and police people lost their lives trying to save others. I cried when they rose an american flag amidst the rubble and I finally understood what it is to be an american. Driving down the streets, people were burning candles, hanging flags and making signs. Radio stations were playing patriotic songs as we all observed silence for those that died. For the first time in 22 years I can say Im proud to be an american and know what exactly that means. My cousin is overseas fighting for our freedom along with many other young kids in the navy. I thank them every day for having such strength and courage. We WILL win!!! We will NOT surrender!! We are AMERICANS and that means we fight to the end….God Bless all the victims families and also the survivors who have to live through that horror every day. They truly are our heroes!!! Please read the poem at this link, it will touch your hearts!

Hibben Family in Milwaukee - submitted from: Milwaukee WI United States on 5/29/2002 8:17:23 PM
    even after all these months, i can read anything about Sept.11 and still feel this want to cry about such a horrible killing of people... although i'm only 14, i still feel all these people uniting together in the patriotic feeling of the US.. and its true.. the US does kick a*s... - submitted from: NJ United States on 5/29/2002 6:33:25 PM
    I just wanted to say that I sometimes if I'm sad I listen to Enya or Eric Clapton or something and go to these sites and I feel so so sad for these families. My prayers and sympathy go out to all of you - submitted from: Lawrence MA MA United States on 5/29/2002 4:10:41 PM
    I was lucky enough to spend my Christmas break in New York when I was 17. It is the most influential thing to ever happen to my life. I hope to bring my son there someday to see what a beautiful city New York is and how even more wonderful the people are. i hold a special place in my heart for all of you. My son and I's prayers are with you and we love you all! - submitted from: Albany OR United States on 5/28/2002 11:48:05 PM
    I feel for everyone's loss, since my father lost a firefighter in Tower 1. I never had the privelge of meeting him, but I understand that he was a fine officer, as I'm sure every person that died was a wonderful person and someone special to someone else. As a future Naval Officer, I understand how devastating wartime can be, but we must hold strong for everyone, especially our families. Once again, my deepest sympathies, and may God Bless America! - submitted from: richmond Heights OH United States on 5/28/2002 5:05:55 PM
    I just want all those people who go online and all over the web pages searching for their loved ones lost in 9/11.. I am a "channeler" and all those people are at rest in God's arms. So please if you need refuge or a place to talk email Samuel Jay Gleasons memorial on this page - submitted from: New York NY United States on 5/28/2002 12:02:13 PM
    For all the victims on September 11th and for their families and friends.....KNOW THIS..... There are 156,000 United States Marines who are more than willing to make sure you and this day will be remembered forever. It is Gods duty to FORGIVE osama bin laden BUT....... Its the MARINES duty to make sure that they meet!!!!! I love you America. Stand tall and proud. Please pray for the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and MARINES who are doing their damndest to make sure that no one in this country will ever be scared of some terrorists evil ways. - submitted from: Whittier CA United States on 5/24/2002 7:29:09 PM
    on that day we lost many wonderful people.Today they might not be here in person but the are here with us in spirit. God bless america and the families and friends of the "lost angels" - submitted from: north queensland australia Australia on 5/22/2002 4:46:40 AM
    Sleep Well... We Shall All Meet You Soon... With Open Arms and Open Hearts... Be At Peace... love Charlotte x, England, UK - submitted from: United States on 5/21/2002 5:12:23 PM
    I was suppose to go to Stuyvesant high school which is located only a few blocks away from the twin towers. I was born in NYC and lived there intill I was 15. My father works right next to the towers. I have not seen my father in two years, I am in Africa now. I thought he died in the tragedy. I was so scared. I am the proudest American there is. I cry whenever I think about all the people I know who died. My heart still hurts Immensely. May god Bless all the victims of sept. 11th. I love you all, but god loved you more. GOD BLESS AMERICA- Annie Malii 17 years old - submitted from: Nairobi Kenya on 5/17/2002 12:11:11 AM
    God Bless America! We can get through this! United We Stand. - submitted from: Grosse Pointe MI United States on 5/15/2002 4:54:07 PM
    I'm 16 and I hoped that I would never have to explain to my kids and my grandkids what I saw during my life span, but now I have know chioce. I hoped that I would never have to experience any type of war during my life but now I do. My brother is a Firefighter and a Paramedic and I can't imagine not having him here today. I wrote this for those who lost there lives and those who lived.

The Sky was blue, What a perfect day
But then the unthinkable came to play
The rain fell, the sky went gray
So what happened on the september day?
People Hijacked US planes and drove them straight in to 2 beautiful buildings
they took thousands of lives
Mothers, Fathers, Sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles too.
110 story buildings fell to thousands of peoples graves
thousands now dead
the old and the young parished that September Day
September 11th 2001 left imprints on all of our hearts.
GOD BLESS AMERICA. - submitted from: Wmston MI United States on 5/15/2002 1:29:39 PM
    I recently watched an HBO documentary on several families affected by the September 11th terrorist attacks: "Telling Nicholas" and it broke my heart. I remember where I was the minute I found out and the documentary brought it all back. I think as humans sometimes we forget about things no matter how well intentioned at first. I had a friend working in NY at the time of the attack and I vividly remember the frantic calls to his cell phone hoping that he wasn't in there. I remember the endless nights of crying and wondering if the rest of the world we call the US was under siege and who would be next. It is always in the back of my mind...but that documentary brought it back. Any act of terrorism is wrong...but to have to tell a child that his mommy isn't coming back so hard to fathom. I still wonder how anyone with any kind of a soul could do that to a child and think it was the right thing to do. We all need to show more tolerance to each other and get back to old school values and teach each other to value love for others more. It saddens me that we live in a world where something like this could ever happen. I pray to God that it stops here. - submitted from: Peru IL United States on 5/14/2002 10:41:05 PM
    God bless America and the brave firefighters and police of new york. They didn't have to work overtime but they did. Thank you FDNY and NYPD. =) - submitted from: Louisville CO United States on 5/14/2002 12:38:27 PM
    Rest In Peace all those angels we lost that day almost a year ago. - submitted from: Elkton MD United States on 5/13/2002 7:10:36 AM
    It seems like a lifetime ago, but it feels like it happened yesterday. Never again will our lives be the same. However, we must live on so that we may honor those who died on that September morning. I live 6 blocks away from where the WTC used to be, and the site still remains a haunting void. Yet this void is slowly being filled with the resolve, love, and determination of all good people everywhere. Manhattan and the Pentagon will recover, and America will continue to thrive. There were no victims that day, only heroes. Their memories will live on and will never be forgotten. And finally, to those who perpetrated this evil, there will be a day of reckoning. You have lost. We continue on wih our lives, but we will never forget. Never. My sincerest condolences to the families who lost loved ones. To our men and women in uniform: fight the good fight and never give up as we will never give up on you. - submitted from: New York City NY United States on 5/12/2002 7:54:13 PM
    I am only 17 and a senior in high school. I will never forget where I was when I heard the news and how devastating it was to watch it two periods after. I personally have been to New York City and have many pictures of the World Trade Center. It's such a tragedy that they are gone because terrorists used our own planes to destroy us. It's a good thing that the US isn't living in fear, but are uniting and getting stronger by the day. I can only offer my deepest sympathies for all the families and friends who have lost someone so dear to them. It's so sad to lose a dear one in such a senseless act. Thank God for America! - submitted from: Tonawanda NY United States on 5/9/2002 4:53:25 PM
    I may have never had the chance to meet anyone that was in NY the day of 4/11 but deep in my heart I feel a great void for many firefighters, port authority officials, emt's, and civilians lost thier lives due to terrorists. It's hard to even express in words the feelings you express when someone talks about the horrible events that happend on that day of even when you read and article on it. I have been reading "Report From Ground Zero", by Dennis Smith and it has really brought me into the reality of all the lives lost on 4/11 and it deeply saddens me. If anyone has the chance please read this book for you will have a great respect for all of those that went to the WTC's that day to rescue and fight the fires. I have never cried so many times while reading a book. To end this memorial I just want to say that We miss all that lost thier lives and god is with them and watching over their families. - submitted from: Austin MN United States on 5/8/2002 11:39:41 AM
    i will never 4get that day as long as i live it was my very first day of high school i don't know anyone who died but it hit me so hard that i just felt so terrible and me only being 16 that i cudn't do anything about it but pray i prayed n prayed for everyone that day n i still pray for the familys who lost a love one. god bless the Usa *we are strong* - submitted from: Penn, NJ USA on 5/7/2002 7:54:07 PM
    I first want to express my deepest gratitute toward the families af all the vitims of the September 11 attackes on America. I would like to thank all the New York Firefighters, New York Police Departments, and The thousands of Rescue workers around the country for assisting in the recovery efforts at Ground Zero. I want to send a special thank you to all the k9 units involved in the rescue efforts. If it wasn't for these dogs then we wouldn't have found so many people alive buried under all of the rubble. These dogs worked with out the use of masks or oxygen tanks. I jusy wanna say Thank you for the effort and time. To all who have parished in the 9/11 attacks, civilians, rescue workers, firefighters, police officers, and K9 units May You All Be Engaged In Eternal Brotherhood And Rest In Eternal Peace. - submitted from: jackson MI United States on 5/7/2002 5:37:45 AM
    I am going to pay tribute to everyone that suffered on september 11th because it was such a terrible attack, i send my condolences to every family that has lost a relative or friend and hope that they will still live on in there memories. God bless america! and i would like to say that i think everyone who tried to rescue victims in the attacks should be remembered because of such brave efforts, however successful they were! xXxXx - submitted from: United States on 5/5/2002 12:33:45 PM
    Nearly eight months have past since the terrible tragedy on that sunny morning in September. Such a day and time will never be forgotten. Let us continue to always remember the victims and their families. God gave those angels wings, so they could fly up to His Kingdom and rest forever in Heavenly peace. God bless the innocent angels who flew to Heaven. God Bless America. - submitted from: Jacksonville FL United States on 5/4/2002 8:11:02 AM
    I just want to thank everyone who gave their life that day. You were fighting for are freedom with out even being asked. To the people on the planes, I love all of you and respect you. New York I love you. But most of all never forget where and who you were with when you say that plane hit the building. PLEASE NEVER FORGET THIS DAY. - submitted from: Post Falls ID United States on 5/3/2002 6:50:14 PM
LOVE FROM LUCY BODROZIC XXX - submitted from: ACT Australia on 4/29/2002 10:12:51 PM
    we miss all the people who died.
-emma thompson
- submitted from: new york NY United States on 4/29/2002 2:51:40 AM
    god bless the brave men of the nyfd and their families and to all those who lost their lives or were affected by these acts of evil-matt s - submitted from: Dublin Ireland on 4/28/2002 8:40:30 PM
    I feel really sorry for the family that lost loved one's every person that die on september 11th will be remembered for all time well i just wanted to write that united/uk we stand
-jamie hague
- submitted from: manchester United Kingdom on 4/26/2002 3:17:31 AM
    I first want to express my deepest gratitute toward the families af all the vitims of the September 11 attackes on America.I would like to thank all the New York Firefighters,New York Police Departments,and The thousands of Rescue workers around the country for assisting in the recovery efforts at Ground Zero.I want to send a special thank you to all the k9 units involved in the rescue efforts.If it wasn't for these dogs then we wouldn't have found so many people alive buried under all of the rubble.These dogs worked with out the use of masks or oxygen tanks.I jusy wanna say Thank you for the effort and time. To all who have parished in the 9/11 attacks, civilians,rescue workers,firefighters,police officers,and K9 units May You All Be Engaged In Eternal Brotherhood And Rest In Eternal Peace. - submitted from: Peabody, MA USA on 4/23/2002 12:58:10 PM
    Words cannot describe my complete and utter devestation at this tragedy and even now 7 months later I still cannot come to terms with the senseless loss of life. My thoughts and prayers are with all those that lost their lives and their families. - submitted from: Dublin Ireland on 4/23/2002 8:02:16 AM
    My soul was lost with the others live's. I cannot bear to watch us die. My soul was taken along with thousands of lives. But there lives will live on in our hearts and in there graves. The will haunt the man responsible. I will not say his name, just thinking about him makes me shiver. We will all haunt this man till his death, and even after his death. For we are Americans, strong and Brave! - submitted from: Sterling VA United States on 4/20/2002 11:52:15 AM
    My name's Lindsay, I'm 18 and I'm from Britain, what more can I say than I am so, so sorry for your loss. I have never been in so much distress at not being able to help. All I can offer is my thoughts, prayers and my love. God bless you America, we can forgive but NEVER forget .. Xxxxxxx - submitted from: Worcester United Kingdom on 4/19/2002 12:13:15 PM
    im so so sorry - submitted from: NJ United States on 4/19/2002 8:37:43 AM
    I have not meet you, yet I know you, Have not spoken to yoy yet I hear you, you have meet & spoken to the entire planet, I hope we all got the message. Lest We Forget.
You will all rest in peace thanks to the love of your families and the caring people of the world. Australia remembers. - submitted from: Sydney Australia on 4/17/2002 5:37:45 PM
    My heart goes out to each and every person who lost a loved one or had a loved one injuried on this dark day. I still (7 months later) am truly affected by this day. I was able to see the magnitude of ground zero this month and it gave me a different view on life. Every day of my life has a new meaning. God Bless America. - submitted from: Hilliard OH United States on 4/17/2002 2:09:08 PM
    September 11th is the one day that i will never truly forget. even now, i still feel remorse for all those lost in the terrorist attacks.not only for those in the two towers when they fell but for the people on the aeroplanes- i could never even imagine what they must have went through. i'm not one to normally show my emotions but i will cry for america. my prays will always be with you. i want to say how proud i am of all the firefighters and police officers who tried to do what they could on that horrific day- putting other lives before their own. i will never forget what you did. may all the souls of those that were lost go to heaven and rest in peace. i am only 16 years old and will remember this for the rest of my life. i cannot even try to explain how much pain and anger i feel. God bless america and all those who have lost loved ones. this never deserved to happen to anyone. i love u all xxx Laura Miller - submitted from: Kent United Kingdom on 4/17/2002 7:04:50 AM
    God Bless America i will never forget you!!! Gavin Millar - submitted from: Dungiven United Kingdom on 4/15/2002 6:09:34 AM
    To all lives lost they will be forever in our thoughts. I hope that this will not happen again love Elaine - submitted from: Sheffield United Kingdom on 4/14/2002 4:21:22 PM
    Well i stumbled onto this site surfing for some info for one of my cousins as they have been working on a project of how and why the world trade centre collapsed it was a very tragic day and i just wanted to let all of you who read this that Canada is thinking of all of those who lost there lives and also of those who lost family members in this tragic disaster my only advice is to those who lost someone is to be strong i'm only 21 and lost both my parents in a tragic incident and all u can do is member the good times and be as strong as you can.... - submitted from: Winnipeg MA Canada on 4/13/2002 11:40:41 PM
    I just found this site, and would like to let everyone know that I am in sorrow because of September 11. Thanks, Mike - submitted from: MI United States on 4/13/2002 7:48:43 PM
    Two Towers

Once stood two huge towers
They both were filled with lots of power
People said they could never be crumbled
Along came two silver bullets and down they tumbled
Our Nation was shocked and filled with fear
As we watched on the screen ever so clear
Nothing could have prepared us for this destruction
All that was left was piles of useless construction
Humans lost and loved ones were scarred
As the police and firemen took their guard
United we stand, divided we fall
This has brought us closer most of all. - submitted from: toledo OH United States on 4/12/2002 9:20:35 AM
    I was always proud to say I'm a New Yorker but since that faithfull September day I amm even prouder to those words. As a New Yorker I was and still am deeply saddened by the horrific events of September 11th. There aren't enough words to express my grief and thoughts on this tragedy. May god watch over the city of New York and everyone who was touched by these events. God Bless.
Brandie Serrano 18 - submitted from: New York NY United States on 4/12/2002 6:46:13 AM
    I do not live in the usa but i am still affected by these attacks. I am a 16 yr old girl and i wish to send my wihes to those who lost loved ones of or who were just affected by that day. Just remember there are many people who care and need help to keep on living. If only we had one day of peace. We will never forget (EVER!)
Kellie - submitted from: Australia on 4/11/2002 5:35:29 PM
    You are invited to join with members of the Mitchell Technical Institute family at a special memorial service to commemorate the 7-month anniversary of the World Trade Center/Pentagon terrorist attacks. The ceremony will take place Thursday, April 11, at 8:00PM on the MTI Front Lawn. You can join us via the internet, by accessing the the following site:

Help us send a message to the people of New York that they are not forgotten: that they are still on our minds, in our hearts and in our prayers. We want them to know that we are with them, that we are all Americans, and that we are all in this together. Two pillars of light simulating the Manhattan memorial will be lit at sunset Thursday, April 11.

Our goal is to encourage cities across the nation to light twin towers on the 11th of each month until the one-year anniversary on September 11. Please join the staff and students at Mitchell Technical Institute as we show our solidarity with the New York community. Feel free to pass this message on to others.

- submitted from: Mitchell SD United States on 4/11/2002 9:23:16 AM
    i will never forget that day... where i was and what i was doing at the time of the attack. i was shopping, when i heard what had happened, my knees became weak. all the customers in the store looked at each other in disbelief. we just couldn't understand what had happened. a attack so cruel, so evil commitet by such cowards. to kill thounsands of innocent people? i could not comprehend. i rushed to my car and turned on the radio. and there it was, it was all true! when i got home and saw it on tv, all i could do was cry. i'm one of the few people in the usa, that can say, that i didn't know any of the victims. my heart goes out to all the victims - the ones in heaven and the ones still living. i know it's hard to believe now, but god knows best. he has a special place for all of you. and the guilty will be punished! love you k.m. - submitted from: laplace LA United States on 4/10/2002 7:40:54 AM
    I know not one of you, but my heart is with all of you. As the United Kingdom stopped on the day of rememberance, the streets were silent and all that you could hear were people crying, that crying included my own. I will never forget September 11th. May God bless you all. Rest In Peace. All my love Peter Church St John Ambulance Worcester England - submitted from: Worcester United Kingdom on 4/8/2002 3:17:30 PM
    My thoughts and prays are with every person who lost their life, or have lost a relative or even friend.
You will never know who much you will be missed.
God Bless.
xx - submitted from: London Virgin Islands (British) on 4/8/2002 6:06:54 AM
    Those of us who were there to witness the events at the WTC that day will all have our own stories to tell. May we all thank God that we are still here to tell them, so many are not. To those who so needlessly perished that day, may your God be with you always. You are in our thoughts and prayers always. To all New Yorkers, we were on vacation in your wonderfull city, and would dearly love to be able to return one day. Stand tall in the face of adversity, and be proud of who you are. From a Scots/Irish family who are proud to tell people how brave you all were on thta day and the days that follwed. - submitted from: Warrington United Kingdom on 4/7/2002 1:06:54 PM
as each day dawns
we think of them
as each night falls
we pray for them
and in between
no matter where
in our hearts
they are always there.

    I'm only 14 and I'm in the 8th grade in Mason, Ohio. Well I can still remeber sitting in science class and the shock on my teacher's face when she got the news. It broke my heart. From my parents telling me of remembering where they were and what they were wearing the day that JFK died I always wanted a day like that. Well now I do and I take that wish back fully. I don't want to remember the planes, fires, ash, and tears. I don't want to remember that I was wearing my blue sweat pants and grey Illinois basketball t-shirt. I just don't want to remember that. To this day in April it still makes me cry to think of the people that innocently died. As a teenager people have a sterotype of thinking that as a teenager I don't care about things like this. Well I can say that I do. I'm blessed not to know anyone that died personally but yet it still affects me. God bless America and as I heard a few days after the attacks on the news said, "They have only awoken a sleeping giant." Rest in peace. ~Stephanie Schaffner - submitted from: Mason OH United States on 4/2/2002 1:30:17 PM
    I just can't stop crying. I didn't lose anyone but my heart is broken. So many good people, WHY???? I saw a picture of a banner from ground zero that read "I didn't know you but I love you, I never even met you and I miss you already." Those are the most special words I've ever read, think about them everyday, wishing God would wake me up, take away everyone's pain and suffering. To the families and friends of the victims: I'm Sorry. I'm so sorry, I would love to hug and shed a tear with everyone of you. So many angels, given their wings much too early. I can't type anymore, its too hard. I love ya'll so much. I miss ya. I won't forget, I promise. I love you. - jake - submitted from: Lincoln NE United States on 4/1/2002 9:57:19 PM
    I would like to make this momorial to all those who died and to all the families of those people. I would also like to know someone or a family that was effected. I would like to help. Please e-mail me and I would be happy to talk. I would love to talk to you. My deepest sorrow to all who died.
My e-mail is - submitted from: Pittstown NJ United States on 4/1/2002 2:12:40 PM
    "I know Jesus and I talk to God and I remember this from when I was young. Faith, hope and love are some good things he gave us ... but the greatest is LOVE."
-A. Jackson
My heart goes out to all those who lost their lives on that tragic day. May their families find comfort in knowing that they are safe in heaven.
Never let a day go by without telling those close to you that you love them.
God Bless!!
Alicia - submitted from: Melbourne FL United States on 3/31/2002 6:05:03 PM
    I dont know what to write that could make those who lost someone feel better, but i make you this promise: Britain will stand by you always in this dark time. God be with you all, those who died will never be forgotten. - submitted from: Manchester United Kingdom on 3/31/2002 7:07:07 AM
    My Name is Dan and I am from the United Kingdom. I must say, i have never been so saddened in my whole life the way i was on september 11th. My heart goes out to all those families who lost someone special during the events. God bless America. - submitted from: didcot United Kingdom on 3/27/2002 11:47:19 PM
    Although I was never in NY and i don't know anyone that was hurt or killed. I was extremely sadened and touched by the events of september 11th. In my memorial I have only a few words to say..."GOD BLESS THE GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD" - submitted from: Gilroy CA United States on 3/25/2002 9:30:33 PM
    I remember when I came home from a friends house on September 11th. Mom yelled out to me: "Someone recently attacked America!" I stood there, completely still, I couldn't believe my ears. When I saw what happened on TV, I got tears in my eyes. From that day, I've always followed the news on the tv, just hoping that Osama Bin Laden has been caught or killed. I felt that I've got a closer relationship to America after September 11th. But I just want to say to all those who lost their lives in these attacks "We're all gonna live forever" - submitted from: Oslo Norway on 3/24/2002 3:59:58 PM
    On September 11th, the world learned why NYC firefighters are called "The Bravest" and NYC police officers are called "The Finest". May time heal what words cannot fo all those touched by this tragedy. - submitted from: Dansville NY United States on 3/24/2002 11:32:21 AM
    To all the people who lost their lives on september the 11th may you all rest in peace. Heaven has gained many angels and the earth has lost so many good, honest, genuine, funny people.The heartless people who did this will not get away with what they have done.They don't have the right to call themselves human beings.The days will pass,months will pass and years will pass, but nothing can take away the images, nothing can heal the pain and we will never forget. As someone once said "if tommorow never comes, will she know how much U love her?". All the families know how much you loved them. You will live in hearts forever and be remembered as amazing people. All races,colours and religions brought together through tragedy-but together we can and will win the war against terrorism and evil. Rest in peace gods angels. IN MEMORY OF ALL WHO LOST THEIR LIVES SEPTEMBER 11TH 2001. - submitted from: United Kingdom on 3/24/2002 3:46:55 AM
    To all those that have had to deal with this horrible tragedy - prayers from around the world are with you now and always - Canada is right behind you guys, ready to help you get through this time of sorrow. Hang in there - submitted from: Kingston ON Canada on 3/23/2002 4:22:23 PM
    I just found this site and wanted to take time out to say that my thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy. my dad is in the military and pretty soon he will be leaving to fight for our country. and to fight to avenge the deaths of all those lost that fateful day. im scared for him but i am also proud. our country is strong and we will overcome this. i know we will. for we are a great nation. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!
Veronica, 16 yrs old - submitted from: Fayetteville NC United States on 3/23/2002 4:01:26 PM
    On the morning of September 11th, I woke up in the best mood possible. That day use to be my favorite day of the year simply because it was my birthday. It wasnt just any birthday, but my sweet sixteenth. I woke up extra early,and was having a great day until I overheard two kids from the journalist department talking about the Pentagon being attack. My first thought was,"No way!,The Pentagon is the main military base it couldnt be attacked." I then heard them telling other students that 2 planes had gone into the World Trade Centers. I just sat there and thought,"these 2 kids are from the journalist department, there probaly just trying to see who they can get to believe a story or something." Just an hour later, my English teacher turned on the TV, and we sat and watched the horrifying image over and over, until about 3 o' clock. Noone really understood anything yet, we were not showing emotion at all. We walked around the halls with blank faces all day. I live in the northern panhandle of the great and beautiful state of West Virginia, and we were only about 60 miles from the airplane that went down in Pennsylvania. That scared us all, but what really scared us was the repeated image of Americans,us, being so tragically killed. My day continued on without 1 Happy Birthday, no cake,or ice cream, but the realization of terrorists in our beloved country. My heart goes out to all who had died, and the people who were fortunate to survive. I am deeply sorry for all that had occured, and I pray that time will heal the pain and sorrow that has effected everyone's life.
Denessa - submitted from: Wheeling WV United States on 3/23/2002 1:36:21 PM
    I have been very moved by all the diffrent ways people from all over the world have paid tribute to the people who suffered directly as a result of the September the 11th attacks. I wanted to say that six months on the memories of that horific day, are still with us all. Those vivid images we all saw touched the world over. Even though time has passed the memories of people who suffered and died are still with us all and my thoughts go out to the families of the victims.
Jennifer 16 - submitted from: Coventry United Kingdom on 3/23/2002 10:25:04 AM
    I will never forget the day of September 11. No one can explain why this happened. It is so amazing how much unity has been created in this time of tragic loss. I know it's hard to think about positives when so many negatives have occured. I know and I believe in our government and President George Bush. I continue to pray every day for the victims and their families along with all the volenteers, firefighters, and policemen who have work numerous hours to continue to clean up debri. No words can replace the loved ones lost. Only pictures and memories will take the place of them. These cowards tried to break us but we will not break we will only bend and we will survive and fight back with prayers and support. I would like to pray for our whole Nation that has been effected by this tragedy and I pray that you will pray with me forever. WE WILL SUCCEED!!! GOD BLESS YOU AMERICA - submitted from: Sergeant Bluff IA United States on 3/23/2002 9:29:15 AM
    My parents and I were on vacation in New York, that day was due to be the highlight of the holiday, for years my dad had promised me he would take me to Ellis Island, we were on the subway when the first tower fell, but we were on the streets 150 yards away when the second one fell, I always wanted to be a part of history, but not like this. I watched, helpless as the tower fell, thankfully wew were safe, but i think,why should i be, many people died, yet i lived, the injustice is so hard. I just pray that the people who were lost that day are now in a better place, and that we who are left can one day, find peace both with ourselves and with each other - submitted from: Warrington United Kingdom on 3/22/2002 5:48:52 AM
    to NY, its heroes and everyone affected by 11/09/01...
the sun shines over manhattan,
you are all in our hearts today,
11th september changed us forever,we wil never forget our heroes.
7 years spent making the towers, decades of life in our eyes, taken away in a matter of minutes,
New York u r in my dreams again tonight.
the same colours are on both of our flags,
the same tears fill both of our eyes,
America we stand beside you

England grieves for New York too...Leona Moseley..United Kingdom xx - submitted from: United Kingdom on 3/20/2002 8:12:41 AM
    I just wanted to add my thoughts and prayers to all the families and survivors. So many killed for no reason but hate. I pray that there will be a time when we all can live in love, peace and harmony no matter what race, religion or creed a person is. That is what G-d in any religion wants. - submitted from: Summit NJ United States on 3/19/2002 7:15:57 AM
    I just wanted to say that I am sooo sorry to all the familys out there that lost someone I was in school and it touched me so much..It hurt inside and i do not kow how u are feeling right now But all i want to say is that I am sorry...And we will never give up we will are the UNITED STATES...I just wanted to thank the troops that are on the ground to...MY boyfriend is there somewhere but I do not know where because I am not allowed to be told but everyday I pray that he is ok...And I am praying for all of u..Stay STRONG we will all pull through this tough time… - submitted from: Smithtown NY United States on 3/19/2002 5:04:59 AM
    you cant help but cry reading this website, the enormity of this tragedy has now hit home. I did not know anyone involved or have ever been to new york so i cannot pretend i can even imagine the pain relatives and friends of victims feel. It may be 6 months on now but i just cant get my head around what has happened, the world has gone crazy!! since sept 11 my family and friends have become so important i am only 18 and before hand did not really think about losing family or anything like that i was more bothered about silly trivial teenage things but i know if i had lost anyone in the tragedy i would just,well i dont know what i would do. To all the victims, you will never ever be forgotten,rest in peace. To the firefighters, policemen, paramedics you are all truly heroes your lost colleagues will never be forgotten. To the families of victims be strong this was a senseless killing but one day you will all be reunited in a better place.lets all make sure something like this can never happen again - submitted from: birmingham United Kingdom on 3/19/2002 2:48:49 AM
    I remember sitting in English Class, Another English teacher came in and told our teacher what had happened. We put the radio on and listened. We didn't know at that point that it was a terrorist attack. I remember seeing the second plane hit the tower. That is when me and two other volunteer firemen got up and headed to the station. We sat there and watched all day and all night. I remember thinking about all the firemen, police, and innocent civilians that were killed. God Bless the bravest men on the face of this earth, Firefighters. You understand a little better what it is like when you are a firemen. All of those men spend hours together. They live with eachother day after day. And put there lives on the line. We truly are brothers. We will always remember you. -Windsor Volunteer Fire Dept. - submitted from: Windsor NY United States on 3/16/2002 7:29:32 PM
    I recorded the tribute memorial that aired on TV just five days ago. I had been reading about it for quite some time before it aired. I wasn't yet prepared to watch it and wanted to save it for another time. I wanted to prepare myself and watch it in confinement. I found courage this morning and finally brought myself to watch it. There are images and sounds I wish I had never heard or seen. There are faces that I will never forget. I feel so powerfully over what I watch but cannot find the words to convey these feelings to you. My imagination puts images with the stories of horror that the firefighters describe. The bloated and possibly pregnant woman's corpse, a foot or leg on a rooftop and the mess left from a body hitting the lobby ceiling, are the images that I envision when I sit alone now. The TV is off and there are no more sounds. I can hear the faint echoes of voices on videotape. I want to make sure I do not forget the dead. I want to make sure the images don't grow faded with time. We must remind ourselves occasionally what it is we are fighting for. We cannot question our duty towards a war that we now wage against an array of villain nations. We cannot falter our unity. On occasion I read through the names of victims randomly. I look for their pictures or focus in on one individual and learn all I can. I try to familiarize them with myself so that this doesn't become another event that happened to 'someone else'. I have the obligation, as a human being, to recognize and remember the victims of this attach. --Sasha - submitted from: San Bernardino CA United States on 3/16/2002 6:20:06 PM
    GOD BLESS EVERYONE AND AMERICA - submitted from: DUBLIN Ireland on 3/16/2002 7:28:05 AM
    Its hard to believe that it is 6 months after the world trade atrocity but none of us have forgotten the people that died or those who were left behind.The President oF Ireland is bring over a memorial piece this St Patrick weekend- symbolising the sympathy and solidarity of the Irish poeple for the American victims and their loved ones. The Irish will never forget you. Aoife - submitted from: Cork Ireland on 3/16/2002 4:26:43 AM
    Last night I had a dream,
I dreamed that I was walking along the beach with the Lord,
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life,
For each scene I saw two sets of footprints in the sand;
One belonged to me, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of my life flashed above me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I saw that at many times along the path of my life,
During the very lowest and saddest times,
There was only one set of footprints.

This really worried me, and I asked the Lord,
"Lord, you promised that you would walk with me through all my life;
But I have seen that during my lowest and saddest times,
There is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when I needed you most, that you left me.”

The Lord then said to me,
"My precious, precious child. I Love You so very much.
I would never, never leave you in times of trial and suffering.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I lifted and carried you." - submitted from: Sydney Australia on 3/15/2002 2:06:16 PM
    - submitted from: stamford CT United States on 3/15/2002 10:04:32 AM
    our prayers and thoughts are with the familys of such a evil act of terriosmmay god always look apon the family s of these poor people and children that lost their livesgod bless the fox family wexford ireland - submitted from: wexford Ireland on 3/14/2002 12:53:34 PM
    Dedicated to everyone who takes the time to visit this site... I had to write a report on the september 11th tragedy, this was my final conclusion, I hope it does all those people justice, they were my inspiration to write Today, six months after the tragedy that devastated so many people, the memories remain. we no longer see so much coverage in the media but in the backs of our minds, we now it is still there. People going about a normal day, saw their last hours. There will always be that chilling remembrance, as the skies over New York appear through the fading ashes, that those $1.1 billion buildings were brought down by a few men and their $4 box cutters. The irony is even more astounding today. We could only watch America, amazed and in awe. New York could have floundered in tragedy and crumbled into sorrows, but she stood strong. Freedom remained and will do always. I hope that those affected by the tragedy do not dwell on what has happened, rather look for the good times they had and the good times still to come. God was with each and every person that day, and is still with us now and for all time. My prayers to you all. In hope, - submitted from: Bedfordshire United Kingdom on 3/14/2002 9:16:08 AM
    I will never forget September 11th. My heart goes out to all that died and all that has suffered. Corporal Lopez, U. S. Marine Corps - submitted from: Brooklyn NY United States on 3/14/2002 8:06:32 AM
    Hello. I really dont know what to say. September 11th was the worst day for this generation. Im very grateful that no one i knew was hurt, but I'm very sadenned because so many family's lost members. I'm in a school orchestra and we had a concert about a week or so after September 11th I had written a speach and presented it there and i would've liked to share it with you but i don't have. John F. Kennedy once stated about Dec. 7th that, that was a day that would live in infamy, i think this quote applies to Sep. 11th. 2days ago was the 6th month anniversary that was so hard to believe. I woke up that morning and started to cry as they played flashbacks from that day. I remember watching the 2nd plane hit the 2nd tower and 1st i thought it was a re-run but then i noticed it wasnt! My step mom came home from boston the day before sep. 11th and i do believe she was scheduled to leave on sep. 11th! My room-mate is a flight attendant also but she wasnt hurt. I dont know the words to use to express how sad I was that day and how grief strickin i was. I just wanted to let everyone who has been hurt that I think and pray for you every day and especially for those who have lost members that have not yet been recovered. This tragedy has brought America together in so many ways. I hope this will keep us together also!
R.I.P To everyone who died! Im So Sorry! Love:Ramelle L. - submitted from: Chandler AZ United States on 3/13/2002 10:23:36 PM
    We are still thinking of you all. God Bless! - submitted from: Chelmsford United Kingdom on 3/13/2002 1:55:19 PM
    I am a strong proud AMERICAN. I want all the victims, hero's and military forces to know my prayers are with you. When graduation rolls around in May of 2003 and that diploma's in my hand, the next thing you will see me doing is saluting my officers in the United Stated Army. Whether it is 6 months to a year I will try my hardest to put my part in the end of terriorism. God Bless. Christina Marie Kidwell U.S. Army Reserve - submitted from: Guymon OK United States on 3/13/2002 9:38:32 AM
    In recent years terrisom has struck the world in many ways. In Ireland and oviously New York. Buildings are nothing but when you take the life of a fellow American and Allies, are soul just grows stronger to banish the earth of evil but the biggest wheapon in the world is the will to die for your country and religion and that is what I am afraid we do not have but we do have the love for America and we will cherish it in our hearts for eternity - submitted from: Bridport United Kingdom on 3/13/2002 4:07:05 AM
    I am a fellow Firefighter from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department and I want to praise the firemen and women of FDNY, you guys are an insperation to us all. Thank you.- Firefighter Kirk Prinsen - submitted from: lexington park MD United States on 3/12/2002 8:47:59 PM
    September will be a day that I will ALWAYS remember as if though it happend only yesterday. So many lives were taken from so many friends and families. All of the men and women who died that day without just cause will always be a hero in my book, especially the firefighters who not only risked thier lives on that sad day, but also on the days before. Spouses are now without thier soul-mates, children without a father and/or mother, parents without thier beloved children, and America without great individuals. Although I didn't personally know anyone who died on that fateful morning I will cherish them always in my heart. They are the people who I will tell my own children about one day, and those are the people who my children will know about in school. May the memories of these fine people never die, although they are forever lost, they are never to be forgotten. God Bless the Families and Friends of these lost ones, for they feel a true loss.
Katie Murphy-18 - submitted from: Bellbrook OH United States on 3/12/2002 6:32:41 PM
    Father, I just wanted to go to work today and to do my job. But little did I know that everything was going to go wrong. I heard a big bang and the next thing I knew. People were running,screaming, and jumping to try and save their own lives. I am one of them that jumped. I'm falling very fast. Please tell my family that I love them so much and my friends that they meant a lot. Please help me when I hit the ground that I will feel no pain. Please help all the other victims that they may be safe. I am coming home now I feel peace at last. I feel your arms around me you have the warmest touch. I've never felt this loved before it's more than I can bare. I fall to my knees and wash your feet with my tears. I'm sorry for all the wrong that I have done. Will you please forgive me? He looked at me with loving eyes and said "your sins are forgotten, no more in my memory. I love you so much. I died for you. I am the Lord your redeemer."
M.J.R 17 years old - submitted from: Idaho Falls IN United States on 3/12/2002 4:13:09 PM
    Even though iam only a teen... a kid that yet does not know about all the evil there really is in the world... i know now what some sick people can do and it can affect everyone. I didnt lose any family members in the terroist attacks but i still cried... i cried for all the familes that had lost there brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers. To all those people that died that day, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. - submitted from: Fulda MN United States on 3/12/2002 12:51:46 PM
    I cannot hurt enough and I cannot cry enough.
My heart goes out to all of you.
Holly - submitted from: Calgary Canada on 3/12/2002 11:04:48 AM
    I think what happen, happened for a reason. God is putting us through the test to see if we can be strong,and stay together. I think that our country can be the strongest. I respect those who gave their lives fighting for our country and to their families. May God be with you and please stay strong our country loves you and so does God. "God bless America" - submitted from: Camdenton MO United States on 3/12/2002 8:56:02 AM
    To all the family members whose loved ones lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. know that you are always in my family's thoughts and mine as well. Keep Strong, Beautiful and free. For you are all Strong, Beautiful, and Free. My Love to you all. - submitted from: Mastic Beach NY United States on 3/11/2002 7:16:51 PM
    My heart goes out to the families and victims of this great tragedy. I hope that we can move beyond this, now 6 months later, and pray that nothing like this ever happens again. 9/11 will forever be not a day when terrorists attacked. It should be known as a day we fought back. - submitted from: Buffalo NY United States on 3/11/2002 5:24:10 PM
    this is really dedicated to yamusaki the creator of the towers i dont know his name. im sorry for the disgrace to the tribute. may he rest with his creation - submitted from: on 3/11/2002 4:46:52 PM
    My heart goes out to all who lost their lives on September 11. I cannot express in words how extremely grateful I am to all the heroes of that day and to those who are out on the lines in Afghanistan and in other countries fighting for our country. God Bless America and it's citizens. Peace. - submitted from: Livingston MT United States on 3/11/2002 4:36:54 PM
I was born and raised in New York, and wanted to post a tribute to our beautiful skyline the way I'll always remember it.
Martina, Los Angeles, Ca. - submitted from: Los Angeles CA United States on 3/11/2002 2:45:03 PM
    To the firefighters, police, and volunteers who put their life on the line without hesitation, Minnesota salutes you. To see you guys act with such courage as our nation was being shakened by faceless cowards was inspiring and extraordinary. You are the role models of the past, those of today, and always tomorrow. God bless each and every one of you, you are all truly guardian angels.
*Tracy* - submitted from: St.Michael MN United States on 3/11/2002 11:55:19 AM
    I wrote this poem on Sept. 11, 1996 when I was 17 after a friend of mine died in a car accident. But I believe it may hold true for this Sept. 11 too. God Bless all who were victims of this horrid tragety... Goodbye I Cryed Drawn by curiosity to a phone A word, a phrase, it done I never wanted to hear the terror in my ear The shower fell and burned The taste of salty water overflowed by pain When the voice was errased, I saw the truth But I never got to say goodbye You were there and so young Horrid tragety surrounds us all Always thought to someone else not me, not my reality As I walked into the glowing room, darkness surrounds, empty cold A loss in you forever When I looked into the crowd of familiar faces, I cryed the one I longed to see was gone She needs me, but how I try to give and give But I dont know if I can help, or even have the right to be upset So young so much to see Why couldn't have been me She had so much to give, so much to do and see But he pressed stop and took away, we rewind over and over but still can't see why All we have is a memory a solumn picture, a truth of unbearable reality An akward stare, and unexpected hug from an enemy, does it take tragety to unite? You walk around and look at the red puffy staines that look back, you have no idea where to go from here Plans made can't be replaced Others seem to be dealing so much better than you But you are not alone

You think your troubles mount to much, but they can be mended in time

Time will cure all
But I dont think I can cure this

My hand tied my mouth taped shut, I burn inside to release the anger

But dont look, you cant see me, not like this, Empathy and anger collide again... the pressure mounts intensity.

The pounding head kill, the fire, the smoke, try to release all the pain, there is no excaping the silence

It captures and drags me in

But you are not alone

Yet your memory is always with me and now you can see, when I'm alone or in a crowd, I'll know your always there with me

Not just me but all of us that need you, forever and ever

One day I'll see you again
You made me happy in my saddest days and I'll never forget your innocent smile and the comforting words "you are my friend"

Living and dying seem so real
Your everlasting knack to apeal
It made us laugh it made us cry
But your in estacy now in the sky
We love you all, we do goodbye. T. Dugan
- submitted from: Oklahoma City OK United States on 3/10/2002 10:30:24 PM
    I am writing this today, 6 months later because I dont want people to forget about what happened to our great country on that fatefull day. I felt like everyone was so nice and caring to one another after the attacks. but its sad to say that I see people going back to their old ways and thoughts. I just want to say to the familys of this tragedy is, your loved ones are in a better place and they are still with you. dont think of it as death but think of it as beginning of a new life for them. God Bless everyone around the world. Chris S. - submitted from: glen ellyn IL United States on 3/10/2002 9:18:12 PM
    Today is too short Not long enough To remember the many Who fell unto dust Today I reflect I think back in time Six months ago now Still froze in my mind Colors, Shapes, Senses Colide I wonder about All those who have died Why did this happen Where do we start How do we heal This hurt in our hearts "9/11" Strikes to the core "9/11" Forever - No More No More email me at if you need to reflect. Dan Cooper - submitted from: Voorhees NJ United States on 3/10/2002 8:28:54 PM
    September 11th is a day that will be etched in my mind for the rest of my life. All the familys that lost anyone that faitful day my deepest sympathy goes to you. But, I do want you to know that that was also the day I decided to join the Untied States Army. When you remeber the loved ones you lost try to think of the men and women of our armed forces and remeber they are fighting for you. So that you can keep living with the freedoms that they are trying to take from us. I know my words have no effect on what you have lost but just remeber for every one person lost their are hundreds more trying to help.
Thank you,
Private Mike D. - submitted from: Woodridge IL United States on 3/10/2002 8:27:18 PM
    My thoughts, after 6 months, are still with all the families who lost a loved one on 9/11. - submitted from: Montreal QU Canada on 3/10/2002 6:17:43 PM
    It has taken the best part of an hour to read all these wonderful messages, not just from families and friends but from people all around the world. I did not know anybody that was taken from this world and probably could not imagine what each one of you are ging through. You are not alone, the rest of the world is with you. American people did not deserve this, nobody does. This message is not just from me but the whole of England on my behalf. Rest in Peace our true heroes, always. With love Hayley Thorne xxxx - submitted from: London United Kingdom on 3/10/2002 9:08:08 AM
    - submitted from: NEW YORK NY United States on 3/10/2002 1:57:44 AM
    To those innocent lives lost on the terrible day of 9/11, we will never forget you. I am thankful to be able to spend time with my friends and family because I kbow that we tend to take our lives for granted. But at the same time it also shows us how precious our lives are and that the time we have to spend in this life is limited. So savour each moment as if your last because you may not live to see tomorrow. I feel very fortunate to be alive because I was supposed to be in NYC that day, and I would have been in the WTC at the time it happened. - submitted from: Vancouver BC Canada on 3/9/2002 9:50:38 PM
    May God Bless You All and Watch over your Families. You are Heroes one and all, We will never forget you. - submitted from: Highland Mills NY United States on 3/9/2002 5:41:40 PM







IT'S CALLED MANKIND, - submitted from: "PWE" TULSA OK United States on 3/7/2002 6:33:58 AM
    For all those who lost loved ones, I am truly sorry and sad. America is a great country, and our motivation is boundless, but for those who are grieving, the price is too great. - submitted from: Glencoe IL United States on 3/4/2002 7:40:04 PM
    All the fire-fighters, paramedics, military, police and general public involved in any attempts at rescuing, clearing up or stopping the damage caused on september the 11th became heros that day. Those who were killed, will never be forgotten, will never grow old will never be withdrawn from the fight against evil. They will live in peace for eternity. They gave their 'today' for our 'tomorrow'. My heart goes out to you who have suffered great loses and i salute those who died trying to save those who could never be saved. God bless America. x - submitted from: criccieth - north wales United Kingdom on 3/4/2002 6:00:32 AM
    Visually, the most appalling day in the history of the world. And the most inspiring, perhaps, to forge a better tomorrow. - submitted from: Irvine CA United States on 3/3/2002 2:26:27 PM
    I live in northern ireland and have seen some awful things happen, i just wish for a fair place here where ignorane does not result in murder, nearly as many people were killed on sept 11th as 30 years of violence here, irish americans please dont fund the violence here we hurt as you do, i cant imagine the despair of your loss, i hope i never do, god bless - submitted from: armagh Ireland on 3/2/2002 5:34:06 PM
    I am Iranian, I am Muslim, yet I love America because she is a country built on one of the most beautiful beliefs imaginable: That all men are created equal. I want people to know that Iran is not like the rest of the Middle East and the people of Iran are NOT represented by their government and they love Americans. Did you know that it was an Iranian king who freed the first slaves in the history of the world and who created a human rights charter? I want you to know that half-way around the world there is a country where the leaders force the veils and the Korans onto its people. The schools teach the words "Death to America" yet the people do not believe it. They love America and Americans and they poured into the streets after this horrible tragedy to share their pain with you, unafraid of the beatings and lashings they might receive. You are a brave peoples who believe in freedom and democracy and the people of Iran share your pain. We love you. - submitted from: Bay Area CA United States on 3/1/2002 4:56:21 PM
    The night of a billion candles
Lit by the radiance of our hearts
Seeking hope to fight confusion,
Distinguishing fear from clouding dark

Over cramped wise men who guide the dead
Over a barren desert of halo remorse
So proud to pull open the silver gates
For these tired and severed souls

They never saw a sun so eclipsed
By a tumultuous smoke of the rockets flare
They never saw a tragedy reach so fast for heaven
Frantically motioning for its wide-eyed heir

They never left a tear onto the tormented eye
As they felt the serenity of a dying breathe
The never saw of such splendor in resolve
As victims succumbed into their death

For our cause that burns these tiny embers
Is the light of liberty that keeps warm our core,
Again, tyranny gathered upon our doorstep
Again, the fight for freedom will lunge from our door

A bright candle, a flame, or spark
To submit this sedative, ornamental expression
As a teary nation stands to declare
Tuesday, September 11th, as Christmas in heaven

Bryan A. Hoyt - submitted from: NY United States on 2/28/2002 9:06:41 PM
    The memory of all who perished will live on, as long as we are strong of heart and mind. I am so far away but my thoughts are with all the families of those who died. God Bless You. - submitted from: Burton on Trent United Kingdom on 2/28/2002 4:22:29 PM
    "Oh, say does that star spangled banner yet wave!!!!" May the memories of everyone we lost on 9-11 live on forever!
-Ian Carvajal - submitted from: Winnemucca NV United States on 2/28/2002 2:25:04 PM
    But the flag was (is) still there... - submitted from: Medford NJ United States on 2/27/2002 12:16:23 PM
    The passing day's wind will never dry the tears. - submitted from: Somerset MA United States on 2/25/2002 7:49:32 AM
    The World Trade Centera will always be remembered here ,always - submitted from: gaffeny SC United States on 2/23/2002 10:00:39 PM
    It's been 5 months and you are still in our prayers, thoughts, hearts, and minds. We will never forget you. We love New York City, and WE LOVE AMERICA. GOD BLESS THE USA!
With love,
Miranda, Amanda, Kindal, and Emily - submitted from: Rocky Ford MS United States on 2/23/2002 9:50:39 AM
    Its sixth months now. It still hurts. We are starting to heal. The wound will never go away the pain and sorrow will always be there. As I sit and read the tributes I cant stop crying. My prays are always with you. This country is so strong and now we are one we ill never forget let us tell are children their children their childrens children, they will never understand our hurt or pain,they will never have the memories, but NEVER let them forget! I LOVE YOU AMERICA GOD BLESS US ALL!!!! - submitted from: Lauren 15~Chicago IL United States on 2/22/2002 9:50:17 PM
    Sono un cittadino italiano. Il mio cuore è distrutto dopo ciò che è accaduto a NYC, siamo tutti con voi.
Che Dio sia con voi...
God bless America. - submitted from: Brandizzo (TO) Italy on 2/22/2002 7:08:12 AM
    My name is Richard I am from London England I am someone who fully supports the American people. Ever since the disaster I light a candle every night in respect to all those children and families.May god be with you all. - submitted from: London Virgin Islands (British) on 2/22/2002 4:23:29 AM
    There are no comforting words for family & friends who have lost a loved one. May all those who have lost,try to gain strength, hope,love & faith again. As a native New will be extremely hard for me to stand on the ground of N.Y. God Bless the United States. - submitted from: Cape Coral FL United States on 2/20/2002 4:51:07 PM
    waking up i could smell the fresh air of new york! how great it smelt. i but one hting was wrong i knew i didn't feel good adn i knew i had to go to work but i made the dission of not goin . sitting on the couch watching t.v and eating soup i reliezed soemthing was not right i knew something wasn't right. i looked out the window and ecerything was fine i called me co-worker/ best friend at work to see if everything was goin good at work without me, she said fine. but then just as i hung up from talkin with her i heard a loud exsplosion and i knew soemthing had crashed maybe a car accident but i never thought i wold ee what i had sawn, a plane hit the world trade center. i knew it was over i could feel the saddnes build up there. another one hit, all on the news i knew this was not any dream i knew it was real life and it was happeng to AMERICA i knew it i got dresed i didn't care how sick i was i got out of my appartment and ran towards the building a rummble came then i ran for my life as i was crying my life out knwoignt hat all my workers adn my best friend had died i will nevr forget that day but thatn u god for making me sick so i would not had to be in there when it had happened. i love you,annoynomas - submitted from: anonymous NE United States on 2/19/2002 1:00:53 PM
    I am American and I am 14 years old, I would like to say sorry for everyone who helped out in this tragedy. i know that god was wiht us and he always will be! god bless the usa! also one other thing i was not really that familiar with our country untill this happened for some odd reason i feel that this had happened for a good thing so that we all can realize how important our country is but i will still feel sorry for all those who died...margaret colombo!06 - submitted from: bellaire MI United States on 2/19/2002 12:53:11 PM
    I would like to take the opportunity to say how saddened I was when I turned on the T.V. and saw what had happened. I was travelling by road to the Italian Grand Prix on this fateful day.
May I convey my condolences to those who lost loved ones,and can I take my hat off to all those who went to the aid of those who needed help.
I am a police officer in the U.K. and I empathise with the loss so many people feel.
Take care out there. God Bless
Bryn Jones - submitted from: Sunderland United Kingdom on 2/18/2002 5:18:31 PM
    I would like to thank god for being on our side when this had happened. i am from michigan i am only 14 years old but let tell you this, i love this counrty for all that it has done for ur! I would also liek to thank the men who are fighting for not only for what happened on september 11th but also for evey single person that lives on this planet, thank you,America!~ - submitted from: Bellaire MI United States on 2/18/2002 12:23:25 PM
    My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone who lost loved. And anyone whose parents are in the military or their parentsare helping out all over the country. I'm 16 and my dad is in the military and i remember being so terrified that day. I love this country. Shaunna Plaster - submitted from: Rosman NC United States on 2/15/2002 11:56:17 AM
    I like most of the world am still in shock and grief what kind of people can do a thing like this? I mean why? To all who lost someone, you are in my thoughts and prayers each and every day. Every time I hear the words "National Security" I just cringe and cry. We have no more national security. I want to thank all the people all over the world for your thoughts and good wishes and support our neighbors to the North in Canada have a very special place in my heart because they let so many of our planes land there for so many days after 9/11. They even took people into their homes
while they were awaiting a flight home. There isn't much I can do to help ease the pain of the families in grief but offer a prayer for your comfort. Ad to the heroes who were there God Bless you.
When this happened I was wishing that I was still an Army Medic then maybe I could have gone to help.
BOC - submitted from: Ridgecrest CA United States on 2/12/2002 9:53:42 PM
    Grief is a carriage ride.
Harnessed to heart and soul
And with it, goes a bill of lading
Describing a cargo of many things.
But not including one important thing left behind.

Which is the reason for taking the journey.
It is a journey across a dark abyss.
Crossing from loss to resolution
There is much to observe along the way
Before understanding why.
And accepting the need for crossing completely

The view is crystal clear of where you've been
Getting farther and farther behind you.
What was, is far more inviting, then what is.
As you are wrapped in the gathering blackness,
Surrounded by the fear and despair that fills the gulf.

It is compounded by the knowledge
One cannot go back.
If all we focus on, during this journey
Within a journey
Is only what we've left behind,
We will remain in the blackness, lost.
We must actively seek a firm landing
Or forever meander in the darkness.

Grief may be too heavy a burden
for the heart and soul to draw.
In the accompanying cargo may be heavy shipments.
Resentment, Anger and the like.
Also the unfinished and the unspoken.
Cast them into this gulf and cast them out now!
As much as you can bear to part with.
Because, while those things that burden you across this divide,
May not stop you from crossing,
They may forever slow your progress.

Do not cross too quickly either.
Or you arrive on the other side
The soul jaded, unable to trust the heart for direction
And the heart is fearful to stop again
Unwilling to burden itself anymore
Lest having to rush across that divide ever again.
They must cross together, the heart and soul
A team. Intact, bonded as two parts of one.

We must look forward to find our way
Save for occasionally looking back
If only to get our bearings
And remember from whence we came.
And what we've had to cross to get here.

Michael Hooks
- submitted from: Seattle WA United States on 2/12/2002 3:06:45 PM
    My heart goes out to all the brave people who lost there lives on September the 11th, even now 6 months on I still remember the day as if it was yesterday. As long as we are united as a nation and stand strong, we will never be beaten by terrorism. God Bless America,WE WILL NEVER FORGET - submitted from: Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on 2/12/2002 5:14:33 AM
    i am very sorry for your loss. we are all extremely upset at the disaster on september 11th. i hope you can live on with fond memories of your loss
Owen Griffiths - submitted from: newton abbot United Kingdom on 2/12/2002 2:43:44 AM
    September 11th not only affected New York, but all of the United States, and the world. It is a great thing to see the U.S. come together as one. But we all need to stay together and not let the little disagreements of life get in the way of unity. I know God will watch over the U.S. and the men and women fighting for us. God will bring the men who tried to murder the American spirit to justice. America will triumph. God is on our side. All those who have lost a loved one, do not forget to look to God for guidance. Look to God for peace and love. God is watching over all of his children. I would like to say thank you to all the men and women in the military that are protecting us. I would like to say thank you to all those who helped and are still helping the U.S. today. Firemen, Policemen, Armed Forces, and even the simple American lending a hand. God will remember everyone. - submitted from: Phoenix AZ United States on 2/11/2002 9:33:05 AM
    To lose one firefighter, one brother, it is very hard. But to lose 343 of them in the same day, it stops you in your tracks. When the video footage started rolling that day and you could hear the PASS devices going off in a steady stream, it really left me stopped in my tracks that day and to this day whenever I think about it, it makes me do the same way but one thing still remains. Those 343 brothers, those firefighters, died doing what they love and in the most honorable way. People are taught to run out of burning and collapsing buildings. Firefighters are taught to run in. But even something as great as the attacks on the WTC could make anyone including firefighters think twice about running into those buildings. But you know what, those 343 firefighters and the others that survived, did not think twice about running into those buildings and they saved many lives. Even though I had just gotten out of probie time when 9-11 happened, I still knew what it meant to be a firefighter. To the fallen brothers of September 11th, you will never be forgotten and you are an awesome example of a faithful firefighter, not only to the probies but to other firefighters as well.
God Bless!
E. Reyneke - submitted from: Eugene OR United States on 2/9/2002 11:31:22 AM
    hi this is an email for all those who lost someone on september 11. my deepest sorrow and feelings for them. one kiss one hug. this is a very special gift to be loved and charsed. one voice can change a nation. - submitted from: Saint Joesph MO United States on 2/8/2002 3:21:17 PM
    Today in my art class, we made a collage, simbolizing America.. I was scanning the pages of a Time magizine, when i came across a picture of the World Trade towers. I cut the picture out and posted it onto my paper. The paper was in the shape of a dove carrying a cross. I didnt speak for the rest of the period..because anything i said seemed like a waste of words. On my way to lunch, i couldnt eat. A sick feeling was in my stomach. Even though its been six months sence the occurence..its still fresh in my mind. The images..the people..the horor. Im sorry. I pray for all who lost their loved ones, I pray for those who lost thier friends, but most of all I pray for the couple..who jumped out of the window together..holding hands..God Bless America. - submitted from: CA United States on 2/7/2002 9:17:21 PM
    GOD BLESS YOU AMERICA! And all our people. It is so sad to think of all the lives lost, the ones just beginning, the children, parents,sisters,brothers, grandparents.All those who lost a love one. you are all in our prayers. C.Hand - submitted from: Wrangell AK United States on 2/7/2002 2:08:18 PM
    To those who lost their lives - you are all angels long before your time. May you find a star in the sky to shine on your families and friends and guide them until you meet again. Rest In Peace. To the families, look up, not down. Find that star and grow strength from its light. My deepest sympathies to you all. - submitted from: Brisbane Australia on 2/6/2002 10:30:48 PM
to all of those great people that lost there lives in sep 11th i pray for you all and i know i havent lost anyone but i know that it hurts and it is a huge loss to your life as well as everyone in america i will always remember that this is a day where great people lost there lifes and always respect this day as a matter of memorial!! i will always pray for the people who lost there lifes as well as the many americans that lost there loved ones!!! i love you all!!!
""""I AM PROUD TO BE A AMERICAN""""""""""""""""""""""'
MELISSA ANDERSON - submitted from: HAYWARD CA United States on 2/5/2002 11:09:52 AM
    All I can think about is all the children waiting for their mommy or daddy to come home, not knowing what was going on around them, for they shouldn't there just children. This should have never happened to them there just children. Some will not have any parents, some will have one. Some will be separated from there brothers and sisters because not one aunt or uncle can take care of them all. Most will grow up not understanding and be mad at the world and not know exactly why. I will never forget September 11th, 2001. And I will never understand the people that did this. For they must not have no soul. All the victims and heros will be in my heart forever, even though I didn't know a single one. I feel I knew everyone and feel deeply saddened. My prayers go out to all the families, and especially the children that lost there parents. I am very PROUD to be an AMERICAN! God Bless America My Home Sweet Home! - submitted from: New Orleans LA United States on 2/4/2002 2:17:45 PM
    We think of the people who were victims on September 11th and the families who lost loved ones every day. We are deeply saddened by those tragic events, and you will remain in our thoughts & prayers every day forever. God Bless America. - submitted from: Sinking Spring PA United States on 2/4/2002 10:39:20 AM
    I hold the deepest respect for all the people who died in this senselss tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyones family. United We Stand - Erin - submitted from: Bigfork MT United States on 2/3/2002 5:45:27 PM
    To all of those affected by September 11th, I salute you. I am sorry for the ones who lost loved ones. I am happy about the ones that were saved. That date in history will never be forgotten as long as I live. - submitted from: Rome GA United States on 2/3/2002 5:31:58 PM
    4 months, 23 days, 8 hours, 17 minutes. We will NEVER forget. - submitted from: Saugerties NY United States on 2/3/2002 2:50:19 PM
    On Thursday October the 25th 2001 I visited New York.I was on a school exchange,there were 8 girls, 2 boys, and 3 teachers. We were staying in Pennsylvania, but visited New York on Thursday. I was fortunate enough not to have lost anybody in this terrible attack, but being able to stand only a few yards away form where the World Trade center once stood, and where now hundreds of rescue workers are working day and night to recover the thousands still missing was a very sad and moving experience. The area surrounding us at Ground Zero was like a million cemeterys put together, where beautiful flowers stood on the ground, and teddy-bears lay looking at you. After standing there for a few moments i realsied that i shouldn't have even been there, not for the reason that i was, which was to pay tributes and see the sight where this unforgetable day that caused this devastation will be in historys books forever, and neither should have the beautiful flowers or teddys that were there. What should have been there is what the millions of people everyday are coming to pay tributes to - The World Trade center, and its victims.
I would like to tell all those people who have lost somebody in this awful attack that both the victims and the people who are grieving are being looked after and thought off not only by God, but by those who don't even know them. We layed flowers down, and an American and British flag, as we are from Conwall, in England.
Having spoken hardly two words whilst we were at this very sad and uncalled for disaster, we took in thought those who are grieving at this time, as we were grieving ourselves for everybody who not only died, but for those who have lost a loved one, and we signed a few things, and said our deepest prayers, and left Ground Zero with a hope that this awful attack will not affect the love and lively hood of New York.
God Bless America, and may peace be with you now and forever more. You are always in our hearts, and will never be forgotten.
Stephanie Begley- England - submitted from: Truro United Kingdom on 2/3/2002 12:18:31 PM
    this is one of the many poems i've written since september 11. this is one that i pray brings comfort to those that serve our communities, as police officers, firefighters, ems, search and rescue, and dog teams and their handlers. thank you are ALL heroes in my eyes, and it's long past time we say, "thank you!" God bless you... "That Day We Learned Who Heroes Are" (Karla Dorman, Burleson, Texas) That day we learned who heroes are, Not singers, athletes or movie stars, They're not famous and don't claim to be, It's those serving our communities. THE POLICE FORCE & FIREMEN, TOO, THE EMS & SEARCH & RESCUE, DOG TEAMS & THEIR HANDLERS, VOLUNTEERS, LET'S HEAR IT FOR THEM, GIVE THEM A CHEER! They work thru the day & thru the night. They work to ensure that we're all right, When disaster strikes, they will be there, Uniformed angels, answers to prayer. Sometimes their lives they will sacrifice, That's when they've paid the ultimate price, We'll remember each & every one, They didn't quit 'til the job was done. THE POLICE FORCE & FIREMEN, TOO, THE EMS & SEARCH & RESCUE DOG TEAMS & THEIR HANDLERS, VOLUNTEERS... LET'S HEAR IT FOR THEM, GIVE THEM A CHEER! LET'S HEAR IT FOR THEM, GIVE THEM A CHEER! LET'S HEAR IT FOR THEM, GIVE THEM A CHEER! That day, we learned who heroes are..... - submitted from: burleson, TX United States on 2/2/2002 1:30:53 PM
    For all of you who lost your loved ones...You are in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers. - submitted from: Rocklin CA United States on 2/1/2002 6:29:05 PM
    I just had my 18th birthday & know more than before I am really angry. I'm an adult know & I don't want to grow up in a world of haterid. When I have kids I don't want them to grow up in this kind of world. It's not right. We never did anything to hurt them but they hurt us. A thing that helps me with the pain is listening to John Mellancamps song "A Peace Full World" the lady it that songs says "haterid to each other is not ok,I don't want my kids being brought up this way". I love that song so much. My prayers are with all of you. Go America! - submitted from: Stillwaer MN United States on 2/1/2002 7:17:07 AM
    Life will never be the same again with so many lost. However from the tragedy it makes you take more notice of yourself and the people you love, never take what you have for granted. My deepest sympathys for anyone that was affected, but heros do live on in our hearts and memories. - submitted from: Vimmerby Sweden on 1/31/2002 4:00:04 AM
    I am a Letter Carrier for the US Postal Service. On that terrible day I was at work sorting my mail. We first heard the news over the radio, then we brought the TV out. All work stopped while we stared in horror at what seemed a nightmare on teh screen before us. Later the same day, while delivering mail on my route, I heard the news on the radio that the Palestinians were celebrating in the streets. I had to pull my vehicle over because I had started crying and could not stop. How could anyone celebrate such a brutal act! How could anyone be joyous at such a tragedy! In closing, let me extend my sympathy to all who lost a loved one on 911. Also, as a former Soldier, let me say: KICK ASS TROOPS! MAKE 'EM PAY! - submitted from: Deltona FL United States on 1/30/2002 12:05:23 PM
    Remember Jesus said "i will see you in paridise!" - submitted from: NF NF Canada on 1/28/2002 4:32:14 PM
    God bless you all, you all were brave and lived for what you believed. You are with god now and he will heal your souls, watch down on you loved ones for they need you there, God heal there sorrows and heal the everyone who needs. Let them dream of the happy times they had, give them strenght to live. Bless all, my heart will never stop crying for it is broken. I never knew ay of you, but you were my family if you lived here with me or miles away. I will pray for you all everyday till the day i meet you, rest in peace dear family for we will all meet again. Rachel - submitted from: England United States on 1/26/2002 7:27:45 AM
    God Bless The World! - submitted from: Kansas City MO United States on 1/24/2002 5:05:50 PM
    Amazed that anything this horrific could happen to people as good as the Americans. Although I am not a religious person I wish you God's speed in catching the monster who inflicted this upon you. GOD BLESS AMERICA. - submitted from: England United Kingdom on 1/24/2002 10:28:17 AM
    to everyone who lost someone my prayers and thoughts are with every single one of you. - submitted from: manchester United Kingdom on 1/24/2002 4:20:43 AM
    to all of the victims,
your troubles are over now,
you do not have to deal with the evil of this world anymore or the bad people who live in it. for now GOD carries under his wings and his angels are protecting your family. my prayers are sent out to each and everyone of you sons and daughters of GOD. now you are protected, by CHRIST, by prayers, and by memories. your business is over here on earth. You are now reunited with God and you are now safe. we miss you all but one day we will all be together in the Kingdom of GOD. @--}-- - submitted from: Holyoke MA United States on 1/21/2002 12:18:00 PM
    I got a call to turn on the news that September morning. I sat there in horror. My first thought was of my son at school - was he safe, did he know what was going on and did he understand. I called the school and was reassured that the children were not told. I was relieved because I felt it my place to speak with my son. We knew no one personally involved but it was just so unbelievable. I tried to make some kind of sense of it all but to no avail. It was a horrific act. I had a hard time explaining it to my son because I was very upset. I can't even imagine the fear and panic all of the heros and their families felt. They are in my heart and my prayers. My biggest worry is for the children of the people who were taken from us. I too lost my father just after my first birthday and I miss him everyday. I pray for those children also. My only solace through this is that I believe that "every dog has it's day" and that includes the heartless people who tried to bring our country down. My father was a very patriotic man and he was proud to be an American just as I am. Our country as individuals and as a whole will get through this because we are Americans! Stand tall and proud! We will prevail! - submitted from: PA United States on 1/20/2002 7:42:12 PM
    To the husbands, fathers, wives, mothers, sons and daughters and all others who died on "that day", you now live on in our hearts. We the citizens of the United States of America will remember you and honor you forever. God bless you and your families. - submitted from: Livermore CA United States on 1/20/2002 4:09:10 PM
    I am a soldier from the OH National Guard in a unit activated for Noble Eagle and currently am at Ft Bragg NC. I wish to deicate my efforts on this deployment to the man and woman I saw hold hands as they jumped from the WTC. Sir and Ma'am, God bless you both and your families - submitted from: Ft Bragg NC United States on 1/19/2002 9:00:22 PM
    What happened on September 11th was the biggest tragedy I had ever seen. I would just like to pray for all those who lost someone very special. I would also like to pray for all the firefighters and police who died in the work of trying to save our lives. I know i don't even live in the U.S.A. but i still am on your side and always will be.What kind of world are we living in? R.I.P God Bless USA. - submitted from: Calgary AL Canada on 1/17/2002 9:02:07 PM
    To see A Memorial to be Built for Sep 11, please go to - submitted from: Spicewood TX United States on 1/16/2002 12:19:20 PM
    Wherever I go, whatever I do, I've not been able to "escape" the reality of 9-11-01 that has threatened our very existence and has taken over OUR AMERICA nor do I wish to! Things I never noticed before now stand out more than ever. With every movie I see that was filmed in New York, I see the World Trade Center where before I never gave a second glance! The same holds true for the Pentagon and every airplane that passes over my head! My main focus has been the families, friends, and loved ones who are left behind to pick up the "pieces" of their shattered lives. My inspirations came when my seventeen year old son Danny committed suicide only fifteen minutes after I told him I was too busy to talk to him. It made me wonder how many people had the opportunity to speak to a loved one before they boarded one of the airplanes, but were in a hurry to keep an appointment at that time, or a spouse who was leaving home to go to work at the World Trade Center and the other decided to sleep a little later instead of seeing their loved one off to work, or a good friend who promised to call their buddy at the Pentagon the first thing that morning but just didn't have the time. If any of these situations actually took place, no wrong was done! It was an occurrance that takes place every day! However, it has to make you think! This is what I call an "If Only" situation. I say this to myself every single day! For me, I say, "If only I had taken the time to talk to Danny when he called me instead of telling him that I was too busy to talk to him, he might still be alive or at least I would have been able to tell him how much I loved him before he died! There are probably thousands of people who are saying something very similar to this to themselves and it is very painful! These people are going to need our support so much and it has done my heart good to see all the love that others have for people whom they have never met! America still has a heart! With all of this in mind, the One For One For All web-site was born. It started out as a Memorial Sympathy Card on the web with only a couple of pages but it grew very rapidly and became my life's work and I want it to continue on long after I'm gone! Here's how it works: Like most web-sites there is a guest book which can be found on the One For One For All home page. The entries to the guestbook are just like signatures on a sympathy card! The goal is to get at least one signature for every life lost due to the attack on our country. When all have been accounted for and there are the same number of signatures to match, they will all be put into album form and given to those who lost a friend, family member or loved one on that day. The web-site also contains updates on those who are missing and/or found, thoughts and ideas that have been shared with me and my own thoughts and ideas. I've also included some of my graphic art and links to other web-sites which are of a memorial and informational nature to our September 11 tragedy. There are people out there that are trying to play god and and I know for a fact that He has not given them this power because my God is not a god of death and destruction, but The God Of Life! Let's remember these precious people in life not in death! I would like to share this site with you and all those who come accross your web-site to share what is in their heart and spirit! Thank You! Randy Hines Durham North, Carolina - submitted from: Durham NC United States on 1/13/2002 9:29:25 AM
    This is the hardest thing that I have ever had to write in all of my 22 years. I hopefully will never have the need to write anything like this ever again, but to all Americans, I commend you. I hope that some comfort, even the slightest, can be found from the fact the people like me, not directly affected, shall never forget those who lost their lives so tragically on Sept 11th. Mothers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, Sons, Daughters and Companions...each person a hero in somones eye. All heros in my eyes. God bless you all. - submitted from: Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on 1/12/2002 4:29:58 PM
    When i saw what has happened to our country I was devistated to see so many people die and people mourn over i was scared that weather i was at school or at work that something would happen to the rest of us . even though the attack's are over with and is all done i still cry to see what has happened i pray to god that nothing else happens to america and hope all the victims of the sept.11 attack are all where they ought to be....with god.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!! - submitted from: Minneapolis MN United States on 1/10/2002 12:03:16 PM
    The day of the attacks i was at school. i didnt know what to think or who to talk to but it hurt so bad to see what was going on. to see all those people effected by the attacks. that night i went home and didnt get to sleep until 3 in the morning because i was afraid. to all the families and friends that lost someone in the prayers go out to you. everyone that was lost in the attacks had no reason to leave us. they didnt do anything to anyone. but now they are with God and they are safe now. i wrote a little memorial thing on one of the walls at my school for all the people that left us. the day of the attack is the day that i figured out that i wanted to be with the wonderful woman that i am with now and i love her to death. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND ALL THE PEOPLE. UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL. TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT LEFT US, GOD BLESS THEM ALL. i just was to thank all the people that are doing something about this. thank you to all the volunteers that helped us in this tyme of need. thank you to God for keeping us safe from anything else happening. THANK YOU EVERYONE! I LOVE YOU ALL! - submitted from: Minneapolis MN United States on 1/10/2002 11:48:51 AM
    11 days...I cried for 11 straight days after the attacks, couldnt sleep right, couldnt work, and hardly ate. It was all I thought about, those poor firemen, policemen, workers, pilots and passengers. I thought about how my city, my coutry ached and bled thousands of times over, and how I would never see the "brothers" as I always referred to them, watching over the rest of the city like good brothers do.
Following the attacks, everyone suddenly became family, like I finally had something in common with everybody else, and this is where I draw my strength, my life.
To all those who perished, not in vain, live in eternal peace with God. God bless you, your family, all our supporters, and finally, America....
"I fear that we have awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve"
-Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
December 7th, 1941
"His Judgement Cometh and that Right Soon" - submitted from: DP, Brooklyn NY United States on 1/7/2002 8:14:06 PM
    As I sit here and read through all these memorials, I know America will stand tall. It takes time to heal, and I know that. Although I am only 13, on 9-1-1, my best friend and her older sister were in a car accident. Her sister died that day, and she died a week later. This just added to the sadness that everyone who was close to them felt. When I saw Osama Bin Laden's face gloating on TV, I felt such a rush of anger, that it was barely controllable. I wanted to find him and scream at him. Scream about all the lives lost, and scream about all the damage done; not only to New York, but to our hearts. The WTC towers were that...towers. But inside was the heart. Inside were people...people who laughed, cried, sang, and smiled. Inside were Mommies and Daddies who would never again see their babies...not until the day when their babies met them at the gates of heaven. Their were people from foregin countries who were scared and a long way from home. And on September 11, 2002, America will stand tall and remember those who died for their country...terrorists can break our buildings, but they can never break our AMERICAN SPIRIT! 9-1-1 We will always remember. God bless America. God bless the World. *Kaitie - submitted from: Lawrence KS United States on 1/7/2002 7:37:14 AM
    I always thought being young was a good enough excuse for not having patriotism. i never worried about freedom, and never even thought that much about the pledge of allegiance. just something i had to stand up for in the mornings at school, when i really wanted to be at home in bed. it never crossed my mind that the things that i learned in history class were things that someone once lived through. i lived my life being very narrow minded and ignorant. im 22 years old now, and for the first time, i understand now what it was all about. i realize how lucky i am to be here. i realize how lucky we are to have the freedom we have. this is what its all about. bringing us all together. i am able to sit here at home, in my pajamas, going through the internet, just to pass the time, because we have the great people that we have in this country. someones child, husband, or wife is putting themselves in harms way right now, while i sit here and type. i find it hard now, to wake up in the morning, and be in a bad mood about going to work. im so lucky that i can go to work at an office and live the physical life that i lived before sept. 11th. i can still wake up to my husband, and still call my family. i never thought about how quickly that could all be taken from me. this is a great country. i am so proud to be an american today. but i am embarrassed that it took such a horrific accident to make me feel this way. i am sorry to all of the victims and families that it took this to wake so many of us up. i am so very sorry. but i hope that they can be proud that this country has proved itself once again. my heart is broken for all of us. the ones who lost loved ones, and the rest of us that just lost. god bless each and every one of you who read this. god bless america. - submitted from: pensacola FL United States on 1/6/2002 10:01:00 PM
    I remember my thoughts that tragic morning as I turned on the television to see what was happening. I thought to myself, well I guess I can't go to the mall today. I was right the mall was closed. I guess it really hadn't hit me yet. I hadn't thought about the girl that wouldn't get to go with her mother to pick out her homecoming dress that evening. Her mother was dead. I think so many times as Americans, we take advantage of the opportunities given to us. I here so many people sit and talk of how it really wasn't a big deal to them and they weren't affected by this horrible event. I just don't understand how an American citizen could feel that way. This wasn't an attack on New York City, but an attack on America. If it had been the Sears Tower in Chicago, the Arch in St. Louis, the Space Needle in Seattle, or the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, then would you have been affected? We are all affected by this horrible event. It was just a matter of geography that we weren't the ones who died or the ones who lost loved ones. My hearts go out to all the children who lost their moms and dads. I don't have the best relationship with my parents, but I can't even imagine not being able to wake up and call them and know that they're okay. My heart also goes out to the husbands and wives who lost their spouses. I can't even imagine how it must have felt that day to have to tell your children that mommy or daddy were never coming home again. Most of all, my heart goes out to those of you who lost your sons and daugters. It's not suppose to happen that way. Being 18 years old, I don't have children, but I can't even imagine having to bury my child. I know that mother would probably go insane if she were to have to my sister or me in a grave. For the rest of you who lost loved ones and friends, my heart too goes out to you. May God bless you all. Remember we were all Americans. This was an attack against each and every one of us. Be thankful and proud to be able to wake up each morning and still know that you live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. God Bless. - submitted from: Springfield MO United States on 1/6/2002 1:33:23 AM
    My deepest sympathies go out to all those affected by the September 11 attacks and all Americans and I would like to express my great respect for all the brave and courageous emergency workers involved. I find it hard to get the attacks off my mind and I prey for all of you. - submitted from: Clonmel Ireland on 1/5/2002 3:11:57 PM
    This is a day of disbelies and one we will never forget. a day a mad man took away our family an friends without regret. this is a day the planes hit an the towers shook an fell. a day the innocent thought of my god this is hell. this is a day we grieve the lost an the brave. a day our lives were left in total dismay. this is a day that will live forever in our nightmares and dreams. a day our country an hearts were torn apart at the seams. this is a day we stand up an fight. a day we say we will not go quitely into the night. this is a day we take back our fear. a day we proudly stand up an say WE ARE ONE NATION UNDER GOD THE LAND OF THE FREE AN THE HOME OF THE BRAVE.
I did not know anyone in New York or in D.C. but my heart goes out to everyone that did. I am truely sorry of your lose an may you all have peace in your hearts one day. As the days an weeks even years go by it will get easier an you will slowly be able to pick up the pieces. Just remember you will all be reunited one beautyful day. You all are forever in my heart and prayers and GOD bless you. telisa granger - submitted from: lakeland FL United States on 1/3/2002 7:33:13 PM
    From The Smoke

Amidst the Tower’s ruins,
beneath the twisted steel,
Lay souls simply waiting
for a light to let them through.

They laid down their sharpened axes,
still, were hoses once were full.
Covered with dust were hats,
with numbers.
Some read “LADDER 22”.

Breathless hands clutched a victim,
whom a Fireman died for.

When the dust finally settled,
when the sun did shine through,
rose a pillar of smoke never seen,
rose the souls of heroes too.

Down on earth lay their axes,
heavy jackets, which they bore.
As they rose they donned on wings.
Angel’s wings made of gold.

A lone Angel flew
to the highest of the Clouds.
With tears of blood still falling,
He screamed with anger.
He raised his Battle Trumpet,
called for those heroes that did fall.

“Take the wings we give you,
and your armor now of Gold.
Take the Swords made for Justice,
take them,
for they come from our Lord.”

“What was once your sirens screaming,
now shall be your battle cry.
For each soul and brother that we bury,
Vengeance shall come from the skies.”

From the smoke
rose Battle Angels.
Then the rains from heaven fell.
As five thousand angels cried.
for the family left down there.

Now they shall come a riding,
upon horses with silver wings.
With Swords of Justice drawn,
to fight for freedom & Liberty.

Let us not forget a name,
or the face they did so leave.
Let us not forget our freedom
or their brave heroic deeds.

Let our justice be our vengeance,
let their names in stone remain.
For Americans proud they were,
let their deaths not be in vain.

Jose G Acosta
United States Navy retired
- submitted from: United States on 1/3/2002 8:25:15 AM
    I will not forget the fathers, sons, brothers, sisters, mothers, daughters, friends, citizens, and all the others who perished. Every child born since 9/11 who will never know who daddy was, and those who are too young to understand why mommy or daddy can't come home. I will not forget that somewhere there will forever be an empty place on Thanksgiving. I will not forget Christmas presents that will not be opened, birthdays that will not be celebrated. I will not forget the sadness felt by mothers and fathers who were never supposed to bury their children. I will not forget that there are boys and girls who will never know how much mommy and daddy loved them because they were taken. I will not forget widows and widowers who will forever wonder if they told their loved ones enough just how much they were truly loved by them, and all the anniversaries and kisses that will never be. AMERICA---NEVER FORGET!!!!!!! - submitted from: Pleasant Shade TN United States on 1/1/2002 12:03:02 AM
    The New Year is only a few minutes old. This is the first year ever that I have not gone out and celebrated.
Instead, as the fireworks went off outside my window here in Texas, I stayed at home and had quiet reflection, about the many beautiful lives that were lost Sept. 11 and the dreams that were ended, on that horrible day.
There is not a single day that goes by when all of you are not in my hearts and thoughts. Many of those who were lost were my age, with up and coming careers, and I often think that, for not matters of geography, it could easily have been me, on that day.
I pray, as this new year has arrived, that so too will arrive your souls in peace, and tranquility. You have united our country in strength, solidarity, and determination.
God bless you all... - submitted from: Austin TX United States on 12/31/2001 10:22:15 PM
    I've never been brought to tears at the site of American Flags hanging from every single house before. I've heard my grandparents talk of how they will never forget what they were doing whent hey heard of the Pearl Harbor Attack, I will never forget where I was when i heard about the Septemeber 11th tragedy. But more importantly I will never forget how I felt. I was afraid, confused, and deeply troubled as the estimated death tolls continued to rise. This is the worst thing to happen to America at least in my life time. The only possible good that could have came out of this terrible tragedy was the way that Americans pulled together to support each other. I've never been more proud to be an American and the Patriotic songs mean more than ever! Sincerly, Jen Hall (Age 16) - submitted from: Shaftsbury VT United States on 12/30/2001 6:22:35 PM
    It is now the end of December, but the tears still flow for those who died on Sept.11th. As a Canadian, I wear both flags proudly, and want the families to know that we grieve deeply for your loss. Let us never forget....Robyn - submitted from: London ON Canada on 12/28/2001 11:48:31 AM
    For those who protest this fight for our nation, think about looking those who suffered a loss during this UNGODLY act in the eyes.Think about what living in the US is about and think about what we have experienced to get to where we are. Are you saying we should just let it pass and throw away everything that we stand for? At least you have an opportunity to speak your opinion. But, what if you couldn't? What if our forefathers didn't fight for freedom to where you could be who you are? Just you're criticizing and badgering these acts of our nation, OUR soldiers over in a unfamiliar world needing your support and fighting so that we can carry on. Could you actually look someone who lost a loved one in the eye and protest this war as if their loss was irrelevant or meaningless? For those who did loose someone or for those also mourning....With every tear you shed, I shed one for you and your loss as well. We mourn as an entire nation for such devious acts forced upon our brothers and sisters. May stand as "ONE NATION, UNDER GOD and INDIVISIBLE to have "LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL." Peace be with you and your families. - submitted from: Birmingham AL United States on 12/28/2001 6:55:04 AM
    To those who died on September 11th, 2001 they are all heroes and heroines, they died for America and that is the best thing to die for! Everyone will remember and be touched by this event. America is stronger than ever and nothing, not even terrorism will stop us. Nobody deserves to be in this much pain as the families of these innocent victims are in. For those who have lost loved ones, you are braver than I will ever be and thank you for having such amazing people in your life. Those of you still alive that either survived or just an American, Keep your pride and be glad to live in such an amazing place. Nobody realizes how lucky we are to live here until something like this happens. Like President Bush said, they can destroy our buildings but they can never destory America's Freedom and Pride! Keep Fighting, America! We Stand Strong! The Red, White and Blue will never die! - submitted from: Fairbanks AK United States on 12/28/2001 1:40:58 AM
    a christmas day prayer for all the victims
christmas day: I just wanted to let the familys of all those lost in the september 11th attacks you are in our thoughts and prayers this christmas day.........god bless you all - Claire Booth - submitted from: United Kingdom on 12/25/2001 8:29:22 AM
    After the events of September the 11th, we have become more united than ever. God bless the fire fighters, police men and women, rescue workers, and lets not forget the victims and their families that have had to deal with endless pain and sorrow. We will prosper and UNITED WE SHALL STAND - submitted from: Austin TX United States on 12/25/2001 1:45:03 AM
    I am a Canadian, and when I heard about the attacts on the World Trade Center's Twin Towers, my heart went out to all American people. My deepest sympathies go out to families who lost a loved one, on September 11th, 2001. - submitted from: Niagara Falls ON Canada on 12/23/2001 7:57:23 PM
    To everyone lost in this tragedy...You will NEVER be forgotten. My toughts, my prayers are with everyone touched by this tragedy...
God bless you all..
I just keep thinking that Christmas is in a few days and all the children without their father or mother...
This tragedy shows how America is strong, and how we can help each other in pain.
The pain is still there...and will always be there.
A particular thought goes to all the rescuers service (firefighters, policemen, paramedics,etc.) who saved lifes and becoming themselves victims... Heroes to love, Heroes to remember...
Oh Lord Please pray for what has conspired
For all the poor souls trapped in the fire.
The screaming, the pain ,the terror we see
Yet we can't help them, we can't set them free.
Oh Lord protect them ,take them with you
Give them their wings to fly away too.
Sept 11th is a day that shall live in our hearts.
I did not personally lost one of my family or friends, but as a Canadian, I felt what Americans felt on that fateful day...of Sept 11th 2001
One last thing, I just want to put here my wonderful poem that will make you think about it..Please don't copy it without my permission...Thank you It is a poem that make the victims talkin to us...
If tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today
While thinking of the many things
We didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me
As much as I love you
And each time that you think of me
I know you'll miss me too
But if tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand
He said my place was ready
In heaven far above
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away
A tear fell from my eye
For all my life
I'd always thought
I didn't want to die
I had so much to live for
So much left yet to do
It seemed almost impossible
That I was leaving you
I thought of all the yesterdays
The good ones and the bad
I thought of all the love we shared
And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday
Just even for a while
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile
But then I fully realized
That this could never be
For emptiness and memories
Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things
I might miss come tomorrow
I thought of you and when I did
My heart was filled with sorrow
But when I walked through heaven's gates
I felt so much at home
When God looked down and smiled at me
From His great golden throne.
He said "This is eternity, And all I've promised you.
Today your life on earth is past
But here life starts anew
I promise no tomorrow
But today will always last
And since each day's the same way
There's no longing for the past
You have been so faithful
So trusting and so true
Though there were times
You did some things
You knew you shouldn't do
But you have been forgiven
And now at last you're free
So won't you come and take my hand
And share my life with me?"
So if tomorrow starts without me
Don't think we're far apart
For every time you think of me, I'm right here.... In your heart

God Bless you all!
The star-spangled banner yet wave... - submitted from: Montreal, Canada on 12/22/2001 10:40:09 AM
    I would just like to say that I was in shock when I heard about what had happened. It was during second hour, and when our history teacher told us, there was utter silence. Throughout the day, teachers would take their classes to the library where a big screen TV was set up, or teachers who had rented a TV for that day, would turn to the news. This was a horrible act against innocent bystanders, and I hope that all the anger, greif, sorrow, and hate that we feel is directed towards those who did these cowardly acts. Coward is the right word for them to. They are no better than dirt. I hold nothing against people of the muslim relegion, but I do hate the evil people... no... there is no word for them, but for those we harbored them, and they themselves. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! OUR AMERICAN SPIRIT WILL NEVER DIE!!! YOU CAN'T MAKE OUR COUNTRY FALL!! GOD BLESS EVERYONE IN EVERY COUNTRY THAT IS PRAYING FOR US, AND BACKING US UP IN EVERYWAY THAT THEY CAN!!! I'M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! LISTEN TO LEE GREENWOOD'S VERSION OF GOD BLESS AMERICA! WHENEVER I HEAR THAT SONG, I CRY BECAUSE IT HAS SO MUCH MEANING. AND I'M PROUND TO BE AN AMERICAN, GOD BLESS THE USA! - submitted from: Lawrence KS United States on 12/19/2001 8:05:21 AM

Roberta Kochiss

In the safety of routine,
With mundane pace and complicity,
My beautiful Americans worked.

In the pulse of the Military,
With the wrath of ill intentions,
My beautiful Americans fell.

In the glow of the New York skyline,
With innocence and confusion,
My beautiful Americans perished.

In a doomed vessel of travel,
With courage and determination,
My beautiful Americans resisted.

In homes, businesses and schools,
With shock and disbelief,
My beautiful Americans watched.

In Churches, Synagogues ad Mosques,
With hearts and souls in pieces,
My beautiful Americans prayed.

In numbers greater and greater,
With grace and profound concern,
My beautiful Americans helped.

In hope and stunning harmony,
With ingenuity and purpose,
My beautiful Americans rebuild.

In love and mutual respect,
With patriotism and pride,
My beautiful Americans persevere.

- submitted from: Milford CT United States on 12/18/2001 7:07:00 PM

Created by:Jamie Leonard
- submitted from: Prince George VA United States on 12/18/2001 3:49:24 PM
    I have never been to America, knew nobody directly affected by September 11, and yet I shed tears for those involved. I cannot begin to imagine the pain of those who are now left without husbands, wives, children, friends. These people were innocent, brave, they died a terruible death that must be remembered and honoured. Terrorism must be fought, or they will have died in vain. It is almost Christmas, and for those now grieving for people lost, there may be no celebrations. I can only say that the strength these relatives have shown has been inspirational. I hope if I was affected I too woiuld show such dignity. Thankfully I was lucky, as were my family and friends, but my thoughts are with every person who was killed, or injured. Injuries are emotional as well as physical, and they will be the hardest healers. Please don't give up, take strength from good memories, cry, talk, but try to have a Merry Christmas. New York has risen again, and the American people must join together to fight the evil. It has been an honour watching the survivors, to see tehir strength. Thank you. - submitted from: United Kingdom on 12/18/2001 3:25:35 AM
    I donated to the September 11th Fund. Ever since then I have felt really good because I know that every penny that I donated will make a difference to the victims of the September 11th attacks. Living in a very small town like I do it's very hard to make a difference to a big deal such as this. Thanks go out from me to everything foundation that is involved in the money raising for the September 11th terrorist attacks. - submitted from: Spencer NE United States on 12/17/2001 12:47:58 PM
    I have been thinking about all the people that have been helping sence the attack and thinking of the families that have lost there loved ones. But I remind myself everyday how lucky I am to be living in such a great country and how our nation can be still united as one. It is just so generous of people to donate to the funds that help the victims of the September 11th attacks. - submitted from: Spencer NE United States on 12/17/2001 12:36:36 PM
    One of the questions that I have about the September 11th attacks is "How could a person or people live with theirself or theirselves knowing what they have done, knowing how many people will be affected or killed by the decisions that they have made?" Imagine waking up one morning minding your own business and turning on your television, just like you do every morning, and discovering that one of the most important buildings in the United States of America. It really makes me angry and scared all at the same time. I have two family members in the Secret Service. I don't what I would have done if they would have been injured of even killed. It's just funny because you never thought that anything like this could happen in this happy little country. It really made me realize that you can never be prepared for everything. - submitted from: Spencer NE United States on 12/17/2001 12:30:29 PM
    A little while ago something happened that would change people's life forever.I remember that day so well, it plays over and over in my mind.Iwas at school and we just got out of class and my friend comes running up to me yelling, "The WTC been bombed! Something happened to the WTC!". I thought it was a joke, a cruel one at that. But, then I started to hear this "joke" from eveyrone in the hallways. It seemed funny how all these poeple were trying to fool others. As I walked into the classroom I saw everyone staring at the TV. They had the WTC on the TV, well what was left of it. After that I remember going into my next class just a few minutes later and then gettting checked out of school by my father. My uncle was there too, getting my cousins out. I remember walking into my house and sitting down, watching as my father looked at the TV with a blank stare. Then going into the other room and not coming back for a while. I remember me sitting there crying. Tears running down my face as I became scared and frightened. At once I felt like a child again in a huge world that just went wrong.I rememebr trying to sleep that night and not being able too. And I remembered a quote I said over and over in my head that night too. Behold, we live through all things, —famine, thirst, Bereavement, pain; all grief and misery, All woe and sorrow; life inflicts its worst On soul and body,—but we can not die, Though we be sick and tired and faint and worn,—Lo, all things can be borne! After saying that I knew that we could live on and on. We were all effected by this tragedy and we need to get back on our feet. We won't leave the memories of those lost either becuase we have them in our minds, hearts, and souls and they will live on forever too, just like us. - submitted from: Hope Mills NC United States on 12/17/2001 10:30:37 AM
    As I sit and read the memorialsleft by the world and the families and friends of the victims, cannot help but to shed a tear. To the children who lost thier parents, know that in every gust of wind, every rain drop and every majestic beauty you can find your mom and dad. you may not be able to feel the kisses and the arms around you, but they're there. To the people that lost the loves of their lives, cherish your memories and even though you may not see that special person, they're always there ready to listen. You will all someday reunite in paradise. To the people that lost thier children, the light of your lives has taken another form. It hasn't dissappeared but instead will come forth to you in new ways. It will still be with you all the time, rally at your triumphs and cry with you in defeat and love you for always. To all the emergency workers, enjoy your special place in paradise. You are true heroes. My dad is a firefighter and an EMT and these people are the bravest around. The people that responded on 9/11 will always be emulated and in the hearts of family friends and all who know what its like to fear for those they love as they step into unknown situations to try to help those that need it. To all the peopel that are afflicted by this tragedy, may we all find peace and solace in the love and spirit that have been manifested by this atrocity. Let us remember that it is prejudice and hate that precipitated the actions of the people commiting this crime. Let us not approach them the same way. We are a better and stronger people than that. Let us lean on each other and learn from what occured! God's blessings with us all! - submitted from: Marshall MN United States on 12/15/2001 11:43:50 PM
    I have never been an emotional person I don't cry I don't feel sorry for people, but on september 11 I cried for the first time in 14 years for this has struck my heart harder than a thousand hammers. I am a united states MARINE and every night I try to goto sleep I see a little girl sitting alone by a christmas tree crying because her parents are dead. This is the fuel that feeds my desire for revenge. I would gladly give my life to make that girl happy again, but I know I cannot bring her family back, so I will give my life to make sure that not another child will have to cry again. see you soon osoma, Brian - submitted from: Miramar CA United States on 12/13/2001 9:57:28 PM
    "On sleepless roads, the sleepless go. May Angels lead you in." God Bless. Jen Scholbe (18) - submitted from: Bethalto, IL IL United States on 12/12/2001 7:38:51 PM
May the anger we felt watching those planes go into the World Trade Center burn in our hearts forever. GOD BLESS THE U.S.A. - submitted from: Stewart Younger TX United States on 12/11/2001 3:13:48 PM
    Oh, God! I am reading it and just cant stop crying.I dont know how to express my feelings, but all I can say that it hurts, it hurts very badly somewhere deep inside me, when i think of all innocent people who lost their lives. I cant remember what exactly I was thinking about when it happened.I thought of people who knew that their friends and relatives were there and I was asking myself WHY? all the time. I dont know what to tell. Its hard for me. I am a stranger for your country, but I want you to know that I feel with all of you. God bless you all, your country and the whole world! - submitted from: Moscow Russian Federation on 12/10/2001 4:22:41 PM
    Can you hear me ? Can you hear my friends and I ? We're crying out to you from underneath the rubble and debris, from down under the dust and stones... please tell us that we have not been left alone- please comfort our souls to know that though , we can not return, that you will be our voice, our hands, our hearts, tell us you will be there......

Will you tell my litttle girl that has been waiting for me to come home from work that daddy is so sorry that he cannot come home, but I will be with her in her dreams, that I'll always live in her heart. will you kiss her goodnight and ease her fears from the monsters that scare and give her such fright, will you hug her little heart that burns with pain from our seperation, she's just a baby, she doesn't understand, please take her
hand and help her grow... tell her that I know that she misses me, will you tell her, that I miss her too?

Will you tell my wife I'm sorry ? I never meant to leave her alone, I told her so many things, I made so many promises I'll never be able to keep,I promised to take her out to dinner that night, dance and swoon her under the stars. I promised I'd grow old with her, holding her close in my loving arms, now I'll never get to see her pretty gray hair, never be able to give her the moon, I'm so sorry honey, for leaving so soon, please don't shed too many tears, I'll love you forever, my dear.

And my son, will you help him too? to understand that I never meant to be so hard on him, I was just trying to help him be the man I knew he could be, I never got the chance to tell him all the things I needed to, will you tell him for me ? tell him to be strong, that life is hard , but God is good, and one day I will see him again- and he'll always make me proud- cause he's my son....

There are so many of us, just so many of us, just people like you with family and friends of our own and though our lives have quickly to an end, we've lost our futures, dreams and plans- but you can bring some hope, by taking our loved ones hands...

We know that we cannot change the events of that traggic day, but if you listen close, with your hearts, you can hear us say- in a whisper, in a plea, Remember me, remember me.... by reaching out to those we love, there can be healing, there can be hope, for our survivors,

please remember our survivors...........


All those that were lost on september 11, 2001

In sympathy- by Patricia Riedel

- submitted from: United States on 12/10/2001 11:08:10 AM
    To all the victims of this tragedy. I am incredibly saddened when I think about your lovedones who will be missing you during this festive season. I sincerely hope that despite their pain and tears they will also remember all the nice moments they shared with you. I wish you all eternal peace and I would like to give strenth to all your families who miss you so much. May god bless you. Sven von Moock - submitted from: Hamburg Germany on 12/8/2001 3:49:54 PM
    I am so saddened by this loss of our country's brothers and sisters. You will never be forgotton. - submitted from: san diego CA United States on 12/6/2001 3:47:14 PM
    Peace be with you. and to all that we have lost. I may not know anyone personally so to speak...but they are of my blood and they are of my family. - submitted from: Madison WI United States on 12/4/2001 7:55:39 AM
    I am a Canadian. I didn't know anyone who was lost in the tragedy. None the less, my life will never be the same after September 11, 2001. To all those who have lost loved ones, I am thinking of you constantly; I am mourning with you; a piece of me died that day and I will never, ever forget the lives that were lost. To those who were lost: "Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take thy rest; lay down thy head upon thy Saviour's breast; we love thee well, but Jesus loves thee best -- Goodnight! Goodnight! Goodnight! Calm is thy slumber as an infant's sleep, but thou shalt wake no more to toil and weep; thine is a perfect rest, secure and deep -- Goodnight! Goodnight! Goodnight! Until the shadows from this earth are cast; until he gathers in his sheaves at last; until the twilight gloom be overpast -- Goodnight! Goodnight! Goodnight! Until made beautiful by Love Divine, thou, in the likeness of thy Lord shalt shine, and he shall bring that golden crown of thine -- Goodnight! Goodnight! Goodnight! Only "Goodnight," beloved--not "Farewell!" A little while, and all his saints shall dwell in hallowed union, indivisible -- Goodnight! Goodnight! Goodnight! Until we meet again before His throne, clothed in the spotless robe He gives His own; until we know even as we are known -- Goodnight! Goodnight! Goodnight!" -- by Sarah Doudney I wish everyone peace, goodwill and love. . . **Barbara Lavadinho** - submitted from: Hamilton ON Canada on 12/3/2001 9:58:37 PM
    It has been said before, I know,and yet I feel that it must be said again.
It is with a heavey heart that I pledge my deepest sympathy to you all.
Those lost I mourn and those heros I honour.
Hannah-Jo - submitted from: London United Kingdom on 12/3/2001 5:07:08 AM
    As I sit, reading through all these memorials I can't help but feel incredibly saddened, but at the same time such a proud and patriotic feeling for this world and for life in general. The events of 9-11, tragic as they were, have proven that we can all stand together as human beings, as souls that will not back down from any event, no matter how large and devestating. We are shown this time and time again with smaller devestating events...but on the larger scale it becomes even more obvious. I don't know anyone that was lost on that tragic day, but it has moved me like no other event ever has. I now say those words, "I love you", I now do the things that I was "going to put off until tomorrow" and i'm sure the victims souls are surrounding us and encouraging us all to live our lives like that. Those of us left behind are the ones who got the second chances. It would be a shame to waste that. To all the victims and their families and friends, my extreme heartfelt sympathies...your loved one's souls are still with you and they will always be. God Bless. - submitted from: Peterborough,Ontario Canada on 11/25/2001 7:34:17 PM
    Expressing heart felt sympathy to all those families affected by the horrors of Sept 11. Lets hope that out of the atrocity, just perhaps the world may unite and work together to maintain a peacefull world. Wishing all those families left behind much strength in rebuilding their lives. - submitted from: Perth Australia on 11/24/2001 5:31:57 AM
    To those who lost their lives on September 11th...
The world will never forget. I will never forget. This I promise you. - submitted from: San Francisco CA United States on 11/19/2001 11:31:20 AM
    United we live, united we die, united we stand, united we cry, united we fall, united we pray, united we win, united we fail, united we think, united we fight, united we whisper, united we write. I am an English teenager, and want to cry every tear shed by those that died that day. - submitted from: Leicester United Kingdom on 11/18/2001 1:06:58 PM
    To the people of New York:
I would like to give my deepest sympathy and regrets
to those who lost their family members and friends in this awful tragedy......
Thinking of you always,
Karen - submitted from: London ON Canada on 11/17/2001 6:51:32 PM
    I am 17 years old and when I found out about the tragedy in New York I cried so much. That night I had to get my mum to sleep with me because I was so scared and upset. I watch the television crying and have never felt so depressed and afraid. My heart goes with all victims and their familties and hope to all Americans who must rise because you must. We are doing a dance based on the New York Tragedy's at college. It's in memory of all those innocent people involved. Thankyou. Lucy xxx - submitted from: Shropshire United Kingdom on 11/15/2001 3:59:11 AM
    This was an awful tragedy! Though, I didnt have a loved one lost--I know how it feels to have lost one, and through everything the world is going through today--Most of us now know! I am very sorry for all the loved ones lost! I know America will stay strong and fight back...TO WIN!!!! Keep Strong America...Dont give UP! - submitted from: Mt. Sterling KY United States on 11/14/2001 12:23:59 PM
    To all victims of September 11th and those who are across the seas fighting for the preservation of Freedom and to end Terorism and who have willingly gone and fought for us this Memorial is for you. You all are our heros. You're the strength of the USA which will never fail. We've had hard times, but each time we come through waving our flag. We will come out of this stronger then before. - submitted from: Dayton NV United States on 11/12/2001 5:41:39 PM
    I would like to submit the following attached graphic for your site as a memorial to the United Airlines Flight 93 and its heroic passengers.


- submitted from: United States on 11/12/2001 2:42:43 PM
    I may not be from the US but this tradgy has cause me to reach out in prayer. I dont not know anyone who was lost but I have a cry to shout. WE WILL NOT GIVE up. As a Canadian and human i will stand up and stay this loud and clear. You may take away our friend and family members but you will not take away our freedom to live, to speak the truth and on top of all that you will not our right to have hope. in light of everything that happened Canada, United States, Britian and the world has come closer together. Lest we Forget - submitted from: Riverview NB Canada on 11/11/2001 7:21:35 AM
    I was lucky enough to live in NY for three years, I cried as i watched the planes fly into the towers. God willing we can all come through this stronger. England stands by its greatest friend, America, we share your grief and your determination to bring the culprits to justice. - submitted from: Manchester United Kingdom on 11/11/2001 4:05:14 AM
    Tomorrow, saturday nov.10th in Rome we will be tousand and tousand to remember and supports the U.S. again the terror. From Italy, we are with You. God bless America and Italy. Doria - submitted from: Viareggio Italy on 11/9/2001 3:55:28 PM
    I don't really know what to say. I've just read through the names of some of the victims - just ordinary people going about their business. Tragic. My thoughts are with their families and friends. God bless America. - submitted from: Isle of Man on 11/9/2001 2:47:47 PM
    On September 11th, my world changed FOREVER! Being a former New Yorken and now residing in Houston, TX... I felt saddened by the loss of my "people". I recently found out that I had a high school friend who had been lost in the WTC bombings. May all who were perished rest in peace and no you will never be forgotten. Forever in our hearts... and you too Lynn... GOD BLESS! - submitted from: Houston TX United States on 11/9/2001 8:07:40 AM
    I am only 12 but I see what happens...I'm sorry...really really really sorry. i will be president one day and I will help all the victims's families. -Margo M - submitted from: Staunton VA United States on 11/9/2001 8:05:14 AM
    As a member of our Armed Forces; I am more than ever, commited to the principals that make our nation great; the ones that perpetrated this coward attack against our way of life will pay for they did. because this is not an attack against the United States; this is an attack against the entire world; a slap in the face at the moral values of our democratic society. I cannot think of any civilized nation not feeling disgust at what they did. As a soldier and as an American, I stand behind our President 110%, I am ready for war. Let's do it! - submitted from: San Juan Puerto Rico on 11/8/2001 5:45:12 AM
    As a British Citizen i am deeply shocked and horrified that our dearest friends and allies, THE AMERICANS could come under attack in such a way like this. now i did not know anyone there that day but that does not stop my heart from bleeding. My heart goes out to all those lost and all those families and friends who have lost, may your god guide, protect and comfort you for ever and eternity. Our dearest friends, THE AMERICANS, WE LOVE YOU ALLxxxxx
Love from Englandxxx
Daryl Levett age 14 - submitted from: Devon United Kingdom on 11/7/2001 11:13:38 AM
    i want to send out my deepest thoughts and simpthanys for the lostes. i will not mourn the death of those how died but i will rejoys there lives as you should too. on september 11th we made our heavens gates wide open for those who died and now we have many more angels watching over us.

    nicole williams - submitted from: mcpherson KS United States on 11/7/2001 7:05:46 AM
    I would like to express my deepest sympathy to all those who have lost a loved one in this most unfortunate tragety. I lived in NY for five years and I am happy for the way my fellow New Yorkers have pulled together these last few months. What the terrorists did was wrong and hateful, but we as Americans have shown them that they cannot break us. God Bless NY and America!!! - submitted from: Laurinburg NC United States on 11/7/2001 6:05:59 AM
    I would like to express my sympathy to all of the famlies and friends of victims who lost their lives on the September 11th attack. They will never be forgotten and my prayers will always be with you. Take care. God Bless America!! I salute all of the victims and men fighting to save our country. - submitted from: Yankton SD United States on 10/30/2001 1:09:59 PM
    To all Americans, I would like to say that everyone has been touched by the September 11 attacks on the United States, including my family and friends here in Australia. You all are stronger than steel and I don't know how, but some good will prevail out of these events. My thoughts are with the victims families and friends. And to the dedicated and brave people of the emergency services, what an awesome job you guys have done! - submitted from: Perth Australia on 10/30/2001 8:34:44 AM
    Though I did not know anyone from the Trade Centers, The Pentagon, or Pennsylvania, I feel the hurt and shock. I pray for those who lost someone and for the heroes that were taken away. And I thank all of the rescuers that risk their lives every day to protect us. God Bless us all. - submitted from: Las Vegas NM United States on 10/28/2001 8:42:10 PM
    God Bless all of you. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you during this order. My prayers are with all the victims and their families - submitted from: Fond du Lac WI United States on 10/27/2001 7:55:34 PM
    I sit and wonder
wot happened that day
why so many lives
were took away

all the little girls
and all the little boys
wait for theyre parents to return
so they can express their joy

this will never be
ull sit their wondering
y was my love taken away from me!

this is reality
and we can really see
who is affected
by this tragedy!

i wrote this in memory of all lives lost on september the 11th . im sorry to all those affected
we here in the uk are thinking of you. nichole daviesxx - submitted from: Northamptonshire United Kingdom on 10/27/2001 5:10:02 AM
    I really like to help the americans about this tragic. and ill be glad to if you could support me all the way! - submitted from: Philippines on 10/27/2001 1:35:13 AM
    Although i did not know anyone who died in the horrific acts of terrorism my prayers are with the families for all the memories they will have of the news. I know how much it hurts, but i can't say i know what your feeling because I don't. When I was in school watching the news i felt like crying because of the people trying to get out, but it was too late. I put a flag in the yard and created the letters U S A in candles. I know it wasn't much, but at least it was something. - submitted from: Halifax PA United States on 10/25/2001 11:12:27 AM
    You are all true heroes, your memory will live on for eternity. God bless you all. - submitted from: United Kingdom on 10/25/2001 7:37:53 AM



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United States - submitted from: PHILADELPHIA PA United States on 10/24/2001 9:12:45 AM
    There has been some many recent occassions where I thought to reach out to a friend or a loved one just to say hello and that i am thinking of you. Well, i never made it and now it is too late because they are not here anymore. I LOVE. I HURT. I MISS.

Take the time to reach out .... - submitted from: NY NY United States on 10/23/2001 7:59:10 PM
    I may not be American, but I would like to express my deepest condolences and sympathy to those who died Sept. 11th and to those who are still trying to cope with this awful tragedy. - submitted from: London ON Canada on 10/23/2001 12:43:40 PM
    God bless America! We feel with all the victims of this tragedy. - submitted from: Geldern Germany on 10/22/2001 2:29:25 PM
    Words cannot express the sympathy I have for the people that lost their love ones. It has been over a month now, and I still can't get that terrible tragedy out of my mind. May God be with the families, firefighters, police officers, and all our "heroes". May America stand tall and be proud of our great nation. - submitted from: TX United States on 10/19/2001 10:39:22 AM
    Come italiano, cittadino di un Paese amico degli Stati Uniti, esprimo tutto il mio dolore per le vittime dei tragici eventi dell'11 settembre. God bless America.
Andrea Cologni - submitted from: S.Croce sull'Arno (Pisa) Italy on 10/19/2001 9:43:33 AM
    I am sorry - submitted from: Little Rock AR United States on 10/18/2001 7:13:53 AM
    I would like to send my sympathy to all the families of all the fallen heroes and heroines that lost their lives September 11th. Just trying to get to work and carry out their business as all of us. My thoughts and prayes are with you all. - submitted from: Houston TX United States on 10/17/2001 7:06:58 PM
    I am so sorry that this incident occured my heart goes out to every person affected by this grim tragedy. I pray that God will help you to overcome your pain and one day you will turn again to life and smile. - submitted from: United Kingdom on 10/16/2001 8:34:23 AM
    I pray for all the people out their who have lost their loved ones, and who's life has been changed forever. God Bless you all!! - submitted from: Twinsburg OH United States on 10/16/2001 4:40:18 AM
    In loving memory of all those who lost their lives, and to all the children who have lost their parents and caretakers! To the brave firefighters and the NYPD, you've done America proud! Let us stand in arms and "Rage against the dying of the light". God bless America and us all! Ireland's thoughts and prayers are with you all now and always. - submitted from: Dublin Ireland on 10/16/2001 3:02:04 AM
    I would just like you to know that I have been praying for all the familes that have lost loved ones due to the terrible events. I pray that each and every one of you will look to God for strength. It is hard enough in life with him, and I just dont know how any one could get by without him. So I pray that those who know him will put your trust in him and find comfort and those who do not - I pray that you will find him. All you have to do is ask him to come into your heart! He will bring you much peace. As he has helped me to deal with many things as well. I am deeply sorry for your losses and I pray that God can comfort you with all your needs!!!!! TG - submitted from: Columbia SC United States on 10/15/2001 11:09:31 AM
    To all of those who lost their lives and to those family members, friends, and fellow citizens who keenly feel your loss, I wish my words could offer you some comfort or an explanation for why something such as this could happen, but words are only that... words. To honor you all, I pledge to live every day of my life remembering you and treating all whom I meet with dignity and respect. I only wish the people who did this had lived that way as well. - submitted from: Frankfurt Germany on 10/14/2001 2:49:05 PM
    My Deepest sympathy and thouhts go out to all those who have either lost their lives or lost someone. we admire the strength of the new york people for having to pick their lives up and restart. - submitted from: United Kingdom on 10/14/2001 8:07:38 AM
    I would like to express my hurt and sorrow that I feel for what has happened on September 11th 2001! My thoughts and my prayers are with all of the family members and for the people who were lost in this tragedy. From a Native New Yorker living in Spain. God bless America!!! - submitted from: Originally from NY (live in Spain) NY Spain on 10/14/2001 7:01:06 AM
    "All the great things are simple & many can be expressed in a single word: Freedom, Justice, Duty, Honour, Mercy, Hope..." - Winston Churchill I would just like to say that although I am not affected personally by the unspeakable events of 11/9/2001 my heart goes out to all those effected, involved in the retaliation and those who will soon be involved...Australia is with u !!!! @};-- - submitted from: Brisbane Australia on 10/14/2001 6:16:16 AM
    My deepest sympathy to all those involved in this tragic and devastating attack. May it bring not only America together, but the world together to fight terrorism. God Bless all the victims, their family and friends and bless all the soldiers and military who are involved in the War against Terrorism. America will win!! - submitted from: Adelaide Australia on 10/14/2001 12:05:11 AM
    A day, we will never forget...loved ones, friends and colleages, we will never the world reacted to this tragedy, we will never forget...and to all our heros, we will never forget. - submitted from: Margate FL United States on 10/13/2001 10:04:28 PM
    On September the world watched in horror as The United States lost thousands of civilians, firerfighters, and policemen. I speak for every American out there, Thank you to the hero's who risked their lives and are still risking their lives to save lives. we love you.
~Love The United States - submitted from: AZ United States on 10/13/2001 6:20:30 PM
    The lives lost to the wage of terrorism is greatly overshadowed by the many angels who earned their wings on September 11, 2001. - submitted from: Waterloo IA United States on 10/12/2001 10:11:09 PM
    America - age: 225
We are all victims, God Bless America! - submitted from: Cape Cod CA United States on 10/12/2001 7:34:18 PM
    Im from Northern Ireland and i know what its like to deal with terrorism at a personal level as ive lived with it for all of my 23 years.however the attacks on the trade center really put the troubles in my country into perspective, god bless every single person who has been affected by this tragedy and i hope to see the World Trade Center rebuilt soon.
Keep smiling :-) - submitted from: Northern Ireland United Kingdom on 10/12/2001 3:36:20 PM
    (In memory of those killed 9-11-01)
A thousand innocent people,
Grew wings and flew to Heaven.
People just like you and I,
Only different.
A thousand first kisses, and secret wishes
Floated to Heaven that day.
The new lipstick and freshly shaven faces are gone,
But the memories will always remain.
A thousand untold stories,
and secret recipres,
The people who wore braces,
And thones who wore glasses to see.
There were star quarterbacks,
and high school. prom queens,
The valedictorians
and the computer junkies.
They all went to Heaven that day.
They grew wings and soared away.
The faces and secrets might be gone,
But every brave soul will live on.
The ones who could dance,
And the ones who could sing:
The one who just got that diamond ring.
The ones who believed the good always win,
The one who always dreamed of being Superman.
There are mommies without their babies,
And daddy's little princess,
Praying and crying
What kind of world is this!
Though I never met qa single angel that was there that day,
My heart is aching, and I keep crying anyway.
America loves her angels that flew to heaven that day.
They all grew wings and flew away.
Their bodies might never walk this world again,
But every one of them will live on,
Age 15 - submitted from: Branson MO United States on 10/12/2001 1:52:46 PM
    I am only 15 years old and too be honest when I first heard of the strikes on the world trade centres I didn't think it was so bad but once I had seen the pictures I realised that this horrific attack will NEVER be forgotten. I feel very sorry for all the familys of those who died in the attack and for the rest of the country. May god be with you in this troubled time. Derek Lynas - submitted from: Edinburgh United Kingdom on 10/12/2001 3:03:01 AM
    God Bless All The families That Lost Their Loved Ones On September 11th,2001 A Day We Will Never Forget.My Thoughts And Prayers Are With You And You Are Not Alone. God Bless America - submitted from: Burbank IL United States on 10/11/2001 4:50:43 PM
    As a British Citizen I stand by America in this, our darkest hour. You are not alone, the world shares your sorrow, pain and anger. "We Shall Not Forget" - submitted from: Bradford United Kingdom on 10/11/2001 3:12:28 PM
    My dad is a 30 year fireman and every day I look at the fireman's prayer and it means more now than it did yesterday. The Firemans Prayer When I am called to duty, God wherever flames may rage, give me strength to save some life whatever be its age. Help me embrace a little child before it is too late, or save an older person from the horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout, and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out. I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me, to guard my every neighbor and protect his property. And if according to my fate, Iam to lose my life, please bless with your protecting hand my children and my wife. God Bless all the families that have been affected by this tragic event. My thoughts are with each & everyone of you - submitted from: Memphis TN United States on 10/10/2001 7:05:33 PM
    To all victims and families our prayers are with you. To all the Firefighter and Emergency workers we lost you will always hold special places in our hearts and to the ones who are working around the clock during the cleanup effort KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, just remember when you get down there are several thousand Angels looking down upon you to lift you up again. Blackjack Fire Dept. - submitted from: Bainbridge GA United States on 10/10/2001 6:40:35 PM
    My deepest sympathies to all who lost family and friends in the horrific events of Sept. 11. I keep you in my prayers. - submitted from: Brantford Belize on 10/10/2001 5:05:20 PM
    It is a month after the atrocity and I still can't think of anything else, even though I didn't lose anyone. I grieve and am angry for all the victims and their families. - submitted from: New York NY United States on 10/10/2001 4:57:00 PM
    9-11-01 will never be forgotten. All the victims are in our hearts and our prayers. Look to God for guidance through this terrible ordeal. God Bless! - submitted from: Fort Walton Beach FL United States on 10/10/2001 4:23:10 PM
    My deepest sympathies to all of the families & friends affected by this tragedy. My thoughts & prayers are with each & everyone of you. My prayers are with the servicemen & women serving our country at this important moment in time. God Bless all of you. - submitted from: Medford NY United States on 10/10/2001 3:40:15 PM
    I am not American, I am not religious but my thoughts are with you, my heart is with you and I will stand with you. God Bless America Sue Barnard - submitted from: London United Kingdom on 9/21/2001 6:45:49 AM
    Our country is weeping for all the people lost in this tragedy..I know our country will find and get rid of the individuals who caused this babaric act on the united states. - submitted from: chesapeake VA United States on 9/19/2001 4:32:37 PM
    With our deepest sympathies to all embraced or touched by the horrific events of September 11th, memoria in aeterna Don and Helene MacElroy - submitted from: Dublin Ireland on 9/18/2001 1:37:52 AM
    I would like to express my deep sorrow to all of the families and individuals affected by this tragedy. It is truly a sad time for the world. I hope we can all come through this with a better understanding of how small this planet is, and how much we all need to pray for peace. - submitted from: Portland OR United States on 9/17/2001 1:13:52 AM


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