September 11, 2008 … 7 Years Later … Do You Remember Where You Were when the Twin Towers Fell, the Pentagon Attacked and Heros on Flight 93 Went Down


Remembering September 11, 2001; the horror and the heros Have you 9-11 Crossforgotten? President George W. Bush will observe the 7th anniversary of 9–11 with a moment of silence.Where were you? What were you doing? Those that forget the past are destined to repeat history. We are sadly today reminded of the events of the morning of September 11, 2001.

Scared Monkeys in many respects was born out of this day. A horrific act of terrorism against the USA where we as citizens could no longer put our head in the sand and think that if we ignored evil it would just go away. Many of us lost colleagues, former class mates, fellow church members and people among our communities that day. One thing is for certain, an innocence was lost where we as individuals could never ignore what was going on anymore. Country first always folks, you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.It should not take a 9–11 to always remember that and we should not have to experience this ever again. Always remember, evil is evil and freedom is never free.

It has been seven years since the fateful morning of September 11, 2001 when a plane hijacked by muslim terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. Then another plane hijacked once again by Islamofascists flew into the second Trade Center Tower. Then the Pentagon was attacked. Then a fourth hijacked plane went down in a field in Pennsylvania.

From the horror and hysteria stepped forward heros and the American spirit that has made this country what it has always been … the envy of the world. As buildings fell, firemen, police and rescue workers charged forward to rescue their fellow men, women and children.

Never forget

Then among all the panic, hysteria and unknown the passengers aboard Flight 93 showed the resolve of what Americans are made of and made a stand. The heros of Flight 93 will never be forgotten. Do not ever forget there is a little “Let’s Roll” in all of us. Take a moment to remember that today. Take a moment to always remember and never become complacent with the fact that America has enemies because of what we represent … Freedom!


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It did not matter what faith, creed or color they were or political persuasion. The heros of  9–11 risked their own lives because they put other’s safety first and they put America first above all other.


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    32 Responses to “September 11, 2008 … 7 Years Later … Do You Remember Where You Were when the Twin Towers Fell, the Pentagon Attacked and Heros on Flight 93 Went Down”

    1. brie. on September 11th, 2008 6:58 am

      Obama cannot even salute the FLAG…what a pathetic person…he who has terrorist friends…haven’t we had enough of him….!!!!

    2. The Opinionator on September 11th, 2008 7:15 am

      I absolutely remember as if it were yesterday and discuss it on my blog. Running to the TV, turning it on looking at the smoke pouring from one of the towers when a black 757 roars in from the right side of the screen and hits the second tower…..

      Brother was XO of one of the ships ferrying first marines into Ashcanistan. One tof the days they were sending Marines out, they flew a flag from the WTC on their mast. They were all out for blood.

    3. LilPuma on September 11th, 2008 8:07 am

      I turned on the news as they were covering the first tower being hit, not yet knowing what was going on. I watched the second plane hit the other tower and realized along with millions of others at that time, that we were under attack.

      Not a single person killed in NY, DC or PA had thought that Islam or the Islamic world should be destroyed. Not one.

      God bless all who are working and/or fighting for freedom. Freedom to pray and worship, freedom to vote, freedom to speak.

    4. Miss-Underestimated on September 11th, 2008 8:19 am

      We will never forget. Main stream media, avoids these videos like the plague.

      My heart goes out to all of those who were murdered on 9/11/2001 and their families and loved ones.
      Thank you “Scared Monkeys”

    5. nurturer on September 11th, 2008 8:25 am

      There’s a petition out to the NY Governor to have the towers rebuilt, but one florr higher. It would certainly send the right message.

    6. Richard on September 11th, 2008 8:26 am

      And seven years later, are we more safe, or have we simply fostered another security bureaucracy in Washington?

      Are we more devoted to our country, or are we more fractious?

      Are we more thankful for what we do have, or are we simply more greedy and indifferent to the corrosion of our society as the “entertainment” world poisons the minds of young people?

      History will tell, perhaps; the signs are not encouraging. But we can at least pursue individual integrity.

      Never forget the individuals, most of them ordinary people, who were transformed into heroes.

      Never forget the life forms (they can’t be called human, and why debase the name of animal by making a comparison?) that plotted and carried out the atrocity.

      And never forget that some of the chief architects are still out there, unpunished.

    7. Richard on September 11th, 2008 8:29 am

      Worth reading, and thinking about.

      In Flanders Fields
      By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
      Canadian Army
      IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
      Between the crosses row on row,
      That mark our place; and in the sky
      The larks, still bravely singing, fly
      Scarce heard amid the guns below.

      We are the Dead. Short days ago
      We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
      Loved and were loved, and now we lie
      In Flanders fields.

      Take up our quarrel with the foe:
      To you from failing hands we throw
      The torch; be yours to hold it high.
      If ye break faith with us who die
      We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
      In Flanders fields.

      America’s Answer
      In Flanders Field
      by R. W. Lilliard

      Rest ye in peace, ye Flanders dead.
      The fight that ye so bravely led
      We’ve taken up. And we will keep
      True faith with you who lie asleep
      With each a cross to mark his bed,
      In Flanders fields.
      Fear not that ye have died for naught.
      The torch ye threw to us we caught.
      Ten million hands will hold it high,
      And Freedom’s light shall never die!
      We’ve learned the lesson that ye taught
      In Flanders fields.

    8. FL on September 11th, 2008 9:07 am

      The Day That Has Changed The World … Forever

    9. Brenda from Virginia on September 11th, 2008 9:23 am

      On Sept 11th I was tring to get to work early to watch President Bush’s plane land at Tampa Internation Airport. I worked across the street from the airport at HIllsborough Community College which is also next to Tampa Bay Stadium on the other side. Bush was to land before going onto visit the elementary school about 15-20 miles south. Sadly, traffic made me miss it, but a couple of my co-workers did watch from the 4th floor where the IT dept was located.

      Anyway, I was at my desk and my boss’s phone rang. It was her sister who worked for an insurance company that had it’s home office in the 2nd tower to be hit. She turned to me and said…pull up CNN, a plane crashed into the Trade Center! At that point, everything at the college stopped and all of the rooms put on the news. (A couple kids were extremely upset and had family members working at the towers.)

      I was away from my desk, but the others watched the 2nd plane hit and all of us knew what was up. Fortunately for my boss’s sister…her company decided immediately after the 1st tower was hit to evacuate their staff. Not one life of that company’s employees was lost that day. The floor they were on was only 5 below where the 2nd plane hit! It was so odd because we had a person on the ground relating to us what was going on.

      Anyway, the college president made the wise decision to close down the college by 12noon. We being in IT had to leave last as we also locked up the 4th floor. There were Tampa Police in full riot gear and holding machine guns all along the airport fence. Also, when Bush grounded all planes and after all of them were turned off it was SSSOOOOOO quiet! I was used to hearing them all day and night, but silence at the airport. Made it even stranger.

      Next, my sister called to say they were sending all Tampa City employees home and let me know my daughter who went to magnet school downtown was also being evacuated with all other city and county schools.

      Ok…the most strange and yet kinda beautiful thing was that on the way home in the traffic jams…normally you are hearing horns blow, people yelling or sticking the finger at one another…but this time none of that! People were being COURTEOUS to one another, letting one another turn out in front of them and what not. Nearly a silent drive home to north Tampa.

      If any of you remember, a couple of weeks later a 15 yr old boy (who was a sympathizer for the enemy) stole a prop/private plane from Tampa Airport and flew it into a building downtown (he had a JR. pilot’s license at the time). My daughter’s school was directly across the street! She told me that the busses drove away from the school and directly under the wreckage which you could see sticking out of the building. We could see that too from 4th floor of the IT building. What a mess that time was! They only evacuated that building and the school that time because it was clear the incident was isolated.

      So, that’s what I was doing on 9/11. God Bless America that I love!!!

    10. A New Girl on September 11th, 2008 9:26 am

      The memories are so vivid. Even today, watching some of the news coverage of dedication ceremonies on TV, you sit there numb as some tears roll down your face.

      Both Dems/tired REP’s… anyone can hate Bush all you want, but in the 7 years since 9/11, we have not had another terrorist attack in the US on our soil. There are threats that all thwarted all the time. While they certainly have made some mistakes, I thank my President and his Administration for keeping me and my family safe.

      Thank you, SM, Thanks to all of our Men and Women in uniform…The price of our freedom~it’s not really free.

      McCain/Palin ’08

    11. Tel-Chai Nation on September 11th, 2008 10:29 am

      Never forget 9-11…

      It’s now at least 7 years since the disaster…

    12. nonesuche on September 11th, 2008 10:53 am

      Listening today to the families and particularly children of those loved and lost speak at the public ceremonies on 9/11 is compelling. We should all commit to making it a better world for each of those children.

    13. resolution on September 11th, 2008 11:20 am

      On that Tuesday, my family just arrived home in AR 2 hours before the attack, traveling from my father’s funeral in FL. He passed away a week before on 9-4. I turned on the tv, watching the attack & thinking it was a movie because I was quite tired. Realizing it was real and then remembering my sister & husband were flying out of Orl back to Denver at 9:02am. I was in such a panic because I could not find her. Well, her flight was diverted to Atlanta, where our brother lived, so we were fortunate. They were there for awhile because of no air traffic, but at least safe!

    14. on September 11th, 2008 11:44 am

      Wonderful poem Richard and yes, it speaks to the fact that simply remembering the events of the day and nothing else, doesn’t do anything but make those that died victims.

      We need to remember those that died were the first of many fallen warriors in the war on terror and our very American way of life. We need to ensure that they didn’t die in vain.

      Are we still strong enough to hold the torch high?

    15. Brenda from Virginia on September 11th, 2008 12:48 pm

      Oh! Resolution’s post reminded me of something. My brother was in France on 9/11. He wanted to come right home but couldn’t. Took him nearly 5 weeks to finally make it back to Tampa due to (1) the grounding of flights and (2) the fact so many Americans wanted to get home!

    16. Vicki on September 11th, 2008 1:16 pm

      Believe it or not, I was watching Barnie on Tv with my then 2 year old grandchild, when a friend called and tolfd me to put on the news…I fell to the ground crying when I saw the second plane hit…I had my children in the Arforce and they were scattered all over..I couldnt reach any of them…
      Brenda,I remember that small plane very clearly hitting downtown Tampa…..
      God Bless America

    17. miklo on September 11th, 2008 1:20 pm


      (EDIT … DELETE)
      SM: I hardly think wise ass sarcasm is necessary.

    18. brie. on September 11th, 2008 1:38 pm

      The most frightening day I have ever experienced in my whole life…Thank God for Bush he kept our country safe after the attack and still continues to do so…Obama would have gone to the gym!

      Praise, gratitude and prayers to our troops that are protecting our safety… God Bless You…!!!

    19. Mary on September 11th, 2008 1:58 pm

      It is really incredible that we have not had another attack similar in size and scope. It’s certainly not for lack of the terrorists’ trying, but I think people get complacent the longer we go with nothing happening. If we are not vigilant, it will happen again. We do need to remember, in order to prevent a repeat.

    20. Susan on September 11th, 2008 2:45 pm

      I was sitting at my desk at work, along with my co-workers, when a local radio station broke in to report that a plane had hit the first tower. We couldn’t believe what we were hearing. We found it hard to believe it was an accident, so when the second tower was hit, we felt something sinister was up. We made our way to the executive conference room, standing there in shock, watching in horror as CNN replayed the planes hitting the towers over and over. We watched in horror as the towers fell, sending huges clouds of debris through NYC. We watched in horror as people jumped from the towers trying to escape the inferno.

      I work in a high tech city on a military base. I’ve often heard that the base is at top of list of military bases (due to the nature of the mission) that terrorist would attack should they ever get the chance. Some of my co-workers left shortly after the attacks, while others stayed. The Commanding General finally released the workforce, closing the installation for the remainder of the day. For the next few weeks, it took hours to get on base to go to work due to heighten security.

      The days that followed truly united our country for awhile. 9-11 was the most devastating day in American history :-( WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!

    21. Maggie on September 11th, 2008 2:48 pm

      I had family who had come from out of town to stay with us and we had stayed up that night till almost 4:30 am talking about “old” times.. Next morning my brother called and asked if we had the tv on.. He said a plane crashed into the WTC. Noone was up yet. I turned it on and wasn’t long before the second one hit.. I woke everyone up. It all seemed surreal.. Most of us were crying and wondering what next.

      People like Bin Laden so wealthy , could have anything and really make a big difference in life contributing to the better of society and instead he chooses to hide in caves and hire thugs to destroy and murder.

      So many innocent lives lost.

      I liked watching Barbara Olson who was on the plane that hit the Pentagon.. used to see her as a commentator on the news programs. This year watched the movie Flight 93..very sad. One of my favorite tributes is still the one Budweiser did with the Clydesdales during the superbowl.

      My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families today.. My thanks to all the heroes.

      Want to sign the guest book?

      This site is intended as a place to remember and celebrate the lives of those lost on September 11, 2001. It includes Guest Books and profiles for each of those lost.

      Originally launched in September 2001, the site has received more than 4 million visitors and over 150,000 Guest Book entries.

      ty SM, these videos are still so hard to watch.

    22. Susan on September 11th, 2008 2:55 pm

      God bless the families of all of the victims of 9-11, our country, and our government! We live in the greatest nation on earth! Always remember, FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!!

    23. LouiseVargas on September 11th, 2008 4:28 pm

      Thanks Richard for the moving poems.

      On September 11, 2001, I was house sitting for my daughter who was vacationing in MN and scheduled to come home on that day. The phone rang at 7 a.m. and my daughter told me to turn on the TV. I asked why and she said, “Terrorists hijacked airplanes and hit both towers of the World Trade Center. One tower already collapsed.” I said, “You’re joking.” She told me another plane hit the Pentagon. When I heard “Pentagon” I knew she was serious. I ran to the TV and she said she would call me back later.

      She said Bob’s brother was getting the private jet ready and checked with Air Traffic Controllers and found out all air travel was suspended indefinitely. She had to remain in MN for a week.

      So I trembled while watching the coverage Aaron Brown provided on CNN (he won an Emmy). I was alone for one week with the company of two black Labs who were very tuned into the situation and moping around.

      When my daughter came home a week later. I told her the world as we knew it was totally changed by September 11. She “poo poo’d” what I said. She was totally clueless at 35 years old.

      Nevertheless, to me, September 11 was a life altering event. It ranks higher than the death of my exhusband from Aids, the 1994 earthquake and the death of my mother.

      I will never be the same again. I will never forget.

    24. anne on September 11th, 2008 7:54 pm

      Thank you Scared Monkeys for posting these. These remind me of the reasons that I would NEVER vote for Obama…he has been wrong on the war every step of the way, he’s naive and foolish when it comes to international relations. Thank God for George Bush and Rudy Giuliani to lead us through those very dark times with courage, selflessness and leadership. I hope we all NEVER forget what happened on this day. I know I won’t. God Bless America. McCain/Palin!

    25. Richard on September 11th, 2008 8:32 pm

      Personal story here … trivial, but true ….

      In 1999, I was working for a financial news company based in New York, though I was in New Jersey. If I named the company, you would be certain to recognize it, but it’s not prudent to be too explicit on the Internet.

      I left that company abruptly, in part because I thought I had secured another position at another company. I turned out to be wrong, and ultimately wound up going to work for a business newspaper in Los Angeles, a place where I had never imagined I would live.

      Had the position not fallen through, I would have been working on the 47th floor of the World Trade Center, I believe the South Tower, in 2001.

      One never knows ….

    26. brie. on September 11th, 2008 9:12 pm

      Don’t think for one minute that we don’t need to fear Al-Qaeda, there watching our every move and just waiting for Obama to take office because they know he is the weakest link…no one wants to see another 911…we were already threatened awhile back that if the Democrats got in we would see another disaster….

      A community organizer is no one prepared to lead the official office of President of the United States….Obama would put us in a very vulnerable and dangerous position…

      Does anyone really believe that Obama cares enough about this county to want to protect it???? I think his intentions are not about what he can do for America!!! They lie somewhere else!!! Take a guess!!!

    27. brie. on September 11th, 2008 9:15 pm

      Richard, that was a God given break…!

    28. LilPuma on September 12th, 2008 7:44 am

      6. Richard. Great points. I think of Michael Jackson’s words (before he lost his mind) that if you want to change the world, start with the man in the mirror. We do need to get our country back on track. I can only pray that one of these guys can lead us in that direction.

      7. Richard. Beautiful. Thank you.

    29. jonny on September 12th, 2008 1:35 pm

      I can remember that day vividly. I will remember the ceremony with the candidates and I remember wondering where Michelle Obama was.

    30. brandy on November 4th, 2008 9:29 am

      i was in 4th grade and i was very but now that iam older i under stand more of what happen

    31. Pam on November 13th, 2009 1:13 pm

      Is the steel cross picture in the public domain? I’d like to use it.

      Thank you, Pam

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