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September 11th, 2002

September 11 Commemoration

Feel free to share how you’ll choose to remember the people whose lives were lost last year. Myself: I’ll be avoiding televised tributes (aside from listening to some of NPR’s Sonic Memorial) and using the quiet time to reflect.

Also, you’re welcome to share any memories here of friends or family you may have lost.

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FROM: jk
DATE: Wednesday September 11, 2002 -- 10:15:58 am
Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. I choose to be thankful for the people who sacrificed their lives so that others could live, and I choose to be angry at the bastards who killed so many without hesitation.

I took the day off because I don't think I should be my usual perky self with the public.

FROM: Chris Shaver [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday September 11, 2002 -- 12:05:35 pm
I am going to listen to as much of the services as I can. I have been somewhat frustated in this by internet logjams but I seem to have found a good solid connection ( I'll watch one or more of the news shows on tv this morning, and maybe write on my blog about what I was doing on this day last year.

FROM: Chris Shaver
DATE: Wednesday September 11, 2002 -- 12:10:29 pm
I have heard some of NPR's Sonic Memorial when they air bits of it on ATC. It is well done and really personalizes what happened. Days of Infamy will also be a good resource for future generations.

DATE: Thursday September 12, 2002 -- 7:56:21 am
I watched a little of the commemorative coverage on the BBC in the UK last night. I think it was all handled quite tastefully.

They showed quite a lot of film made by 2 French brothers who were working on a documentary with one FDNY station. One was in the ground floor of the North Tower when the South Tower collapsed.

The footage showed the incident from the Firefighter's point of view and was pretty moving. It conveyed the confusion that these consumate professionals were feeling and the dedication and bravery in the face of such tragedy in a way that we've not been shown in the UK upto now.

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