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Sept. 11 burnout

Capler
Posted: 9/9/02 at 11:09:40 AM
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Sept. 11 stuff is everywhere. It is all over tv, the news papers, and every little community group, organization, government has all these activities planned. Police and military are on high alert. I'm not trying to take anything away from the day but------enough already. I will be glad when Sept. 12 arrives and it will be over. I think that a nice quiet moment of remberance would be the best for the whole country. Why should the networks show 24 hours of the planes flying into the WTC over and over again. I don't want to see this. I have gone through the hurt and anger and have began to recover. Making such a big deal of the day can only glorify the situation in the eyes of the terrorist. I bet they will be parading in the steets while burning American flags while we are sailing ships down the Hudson river. They will probably turn it into a holy holiday. Who knows Bin Laudin may even make an appearence. Am I alone in feeling this way?

Re: Sept. 11 burnout by Coasterwench at 9/9/02 2:43:40 PM

> Sept. 11 stuff is everywhere. It is all over tv,
> the news papers, and every little community
> group, organization, government has all these
> activities planned. Police and military are on
> high alert. I'm not trying to take anything away
> from the day but------enough already. I will be
> glad when Sept. 12 arrives and it will be over. I
> think that a nice quiet moment of remberance
> would be the best for the whole country. Why
> should the networks show 24 hours of the planes
> flying into the WTC over and over again. I don't
> want to see this. I have gone through the hurt
> and anger and have began to recover. Making such
> a big deal of the day can only glorify the
> situation in the eyes of the terrorist. I bet
> they will be parading in the steets while burning
> American flags while we are sailing ships down
> the Hudson river. They will probably turn it into
> a holy holiday. Who knows Bin Laudin may even
> make an appearence. Am I alone in feeling this
> way?

You are not alone Cap! I am afraid to flip through the channels in fear that my 4yr old will Catch a glimpse and get another reminder of what happened a year ago. I did my best to try and keep him from seeing the news when it happened but, he is VERY curious so He caught on and I had to explain. My son was nervous for a bit afterwards because we live right next to a Naval airbase with planes constantly flying overhead. It took me weeks to make him feel Safe and now If I am not careful I will have to reassure him once again. I have to wonder if the victim's families are tired of the constant visuals the news is displaying lately.

Diana

Re: Sept. 11 burnout by MMountainMan MMountainMan Profile at 9/9/02 7:31:15 PM

I too am annoyed how they keep showing tons of stuff on it, nobody wants to see the video of the planes crashing into the buildings, I really hope they don't make a huge deal out of it on sept. 11'th, I think the best way to remember the attacks is to not put it all over the television and let everybody do it in they're own way, if we put all this stuff everywhere on the media, what will that show, I think everybody and everything should'nt really talk about it all that much and that we should go trhough the day like an ordinary day, that way we won't fall down, we will be moving on with life.

Gavin

> You are not alone Cap! I am afraid to flip
> through the channels in fear that my 4yr old will
> Catch a glimpse and get another reminder of what
> happened a year ago. I did my best to try and
> keep him from seeing the news when it happened
> but, he is VERY curious so He caught on and I had
> to explain. My son was nervous for a bit
> afterwards because we live right next to a Naval
> airbase with planes constantly flying overhead.
> It took me weeks to make him feel Safe and now If
> I am not careful I will have to reassure him once
> again. I have to wonder if the victim's families
> are tired of the constant visuals the news is
> displaying lately.

> Diana

Re: Sept. 11 burnout by Shaggy Shaggy Profile at 9/11/02 9:48:24 AM

I believe it is important to remember all those that lost their lives during the tragic events. I also think it is important to keep the ongoing threat at the fore-front of our minds so that we remain on guard.

However, I am soured by the constant coverage by the news media for sensationalism purposes. I am very glad I am not a child growing up right now, as I would be terrified. One of the most horrific visuals I have seen in my life is the live clips they showed last year of the WTC victims jumping from the building. I never wanted to see it again, and find it stomach turning to even think about. However, over the past week, just by flipping the channels, I have seen those same visuals at least three times although I didn't want to. Why on earth does the media feel the need to replay those images?

On the flip side, I think 99.9% of the coverage focuses on the WTC attacks. There were two other planes that crashed that day, and many lives lost outside of NYC. Yet the volume of people that died at the WTC outweighs the others, and results in more "attention grabbing" by reporters. A field in PA, or the side of the Pentagon doesn't seem as familiar or newsworthy enough to grant as much news coverage.

As a memorial it is important for the families to grieve and remember so they can heal. I think that it is imperitive that they, as well as the nation, be given the chance to remember and to observe moments of silence for them. I heard today that as the Pentagon is being rebuilt, pictures of those killed are being embedded in the new walls, so their memory will live on forever. That to me, is the best kind of memorial and nearly made me weep when I heard.

After all, the way people like to remember lost loved ones or friends is not by the tragic way their lives ended. But rather the good way their lives were lead up to that point. All their accomplishemnts, their loves their dreams, their goals.

11 years ago my Mother died an absolute tragic death. It nearly crippled me at the age of 19. Yet I have healed over time because I have had the ability to escape the horrid visuals I had of her last days. My mind has focused on the good things, and now recalls all the fun times I had with her prior to the bad. If I had constant reminders of the tragic way she left me and my family, crammed in my face day after day, hour after hour, then I doubt I would have healed.

Shaggy

Celebration of Life by chillforce chillforce Profile at 9/11/02 12:19:17 PM

Cap, there are many ways I agree with you on this and then many ways I disagree. People point to Pearl Harbor and the lack of popularity of that date. Least we not forget, that was a Naval Base and a true military target. The Pentagon, the WTC and Shanksville were civilians targets by cowards.

This should not be just remembering those that perished, but a Celebration of Life in America. Those civilians were thrust into a war they had no idea they were to going to fight that day. They proved that the human spirit was stronger than any fanatics faith. How many p;erished trying to help others that day, that is not something to be remorse about, but something to celebrate. Flight 93 was the epitome of the American Spirit. As they already knew what to befall them anyway, so they took into their hands their own fate and so Shanksville truly was the first vistory over terrorisim.

I just hope that the pictures we see are not the the gore we saw for the past year, but more how the human spirit can overcome adversity. At the same time, I hope that we all remember how this day took us full circle from the 60's, when it was totally an anti-American attitude to the begining of the 21st century when the idiot fanatics brought this country togather as much as the World Wars did in the 20th century.

Cap, I stood in a perfect sightline from the Jersey side and saw the North Tower fall. It is not something one will ever forget in their lives. As years pass, so will the media over kill. Let us never forget this chapter in American History, or any history for that matter. For those who forget history, are bound to repeat it.

In memory of my new hero in life, Todd Beamer:

Let's roll.

Ed

I Shall Never Forget The Following Three Persons Lost On 9/11 by AtlantaCoaster at 9/11/02 5:30:17 PM

Hi Capler...

While I agree with your general concept regarding the over-coverage and media saturation, I think that it is absolutely key that we NEVER forget....it's hard to know how much coverage is "just enough", though....

It may be different for those of us with NYC-area roots OR for those of us who were personally acquainted with the victims.

Myself...I lost three people I know on that awful day...I shall never forget:

Allison Horstman Jones - employed by Sandler O'Neill - 104th Floor of the World Trade Center's South Tower
Allison was a friend of our family and her visits to my Hoboken NJ residence in the early 1990's when she dreamed of working in New York City "someday" will always haunt me. My prayers to her surviving husband and family.

Kevin Hannaford - employed by Cantor Fitzgerald - 105th Floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower. We went to high school together...though we knew each other MUCH longer. It seems that Kevin was a perennial fixture on my childhood baseball team each year when we were children. My prayers to his surviving wife and children as well as his family.

Barbara Edwards - schoolteacher - Flight 77 which hit the Pentagon. Mrs. Edwards (as I knew her) was the mother of a friend of mine in high school...she has served me lemonade in her kitchen. My prayers to her family as well.

Again...while I too, am tired of the over-coverage, I am connected to 3 of the deceased...so I have no idea how much is too much...but I am proud to have known these three individuals.

Best Regards, Bill M. / AtlantaCoaster

Re: I Shall Never Forget The Following Three Persons Lost On 9/11 by dcmcmanus at 9/11/02 7:41:48 PM

> Hi Capler...

> While I agree with your general concept regarding
> the over-coverage and media saturation, I think
> that it is absolutely key that we NEVER
> forget....it's hard to know how much coverage is
> "just enough", though....

> It may be different for those of us with NYC-area
> roots OR for those of us who were personally
> acquainted with the victims.

> Myself...I lost three people I know on that awful
> day...I shall never forget:

> Allison Horstman Jones - employed by Sandler
> O'Neill - 104th Floor of the World Trade Center's
> South Tower
> Allison was a friend of our family and her visits
> to my Hoboken NJ residence in the early 1990's
> when she dreamed of working in New York City
> "someday" will always haunt me. My
> prayers to her surviving husband and family.

> Kevin Hannaford - employed by Cantor Fitzgerald -
> 105th Floor of the World Trade Center's North
> Tower. We went to high school together...though
> we knew each other MUCH longer. It seems that
> Kevin was a perennial fixture on my childhood
> baseball team each year when we were children. My
> prayers to his surviving wife and children as
> well as his family.

> Barbara Edwards - schoolteacher - Flight 77 which
> hit the Pentagon. Mrs. Edwards (as I knew her)
> was the mother of a friend of mine in high
> school...she has served me lemonade in her
> kitchen. My prayers to her family as well.

> Again...while I too, am tired of the
> over-coverage, I am connected to 3 of the
> deceased...so I have no idea how much is too
> much...but I am proud to have known these three
> individuals.

> Best Regards, Bill M. / AtlantaCoaster
Capler, I too am weary of the coverage of WTC.There were other victims,children on a specail field trip from Washington DC whose plane hit the Pentagon.I have a special heart for those who died on that plane and more especailly those in the Pentagon,you see my daughter is in the Air Force,she is in the Chaplin corp.We need to be reminded that is a "holy war" that has no respect for civillians or military personal.Those who died in Pa., my home state died to save others in Washington DC. We need to remeber not dwell,yet we need to live our lives for only this way can we beat the terrorism.dcmcmanus

Re: Sept. 11 burnout by cedarpoint_chic at 9/13/02 12:11:32 AM

i dunno bout u all...but my school wouldnt let us watch n e thing on the tv...NOTHING at all..even the day the towers fell..i was in shock and curious of what happened and the school said.NO TV"S ARE TO BE TURNED ON...their.motive?? false explanations....it was bull..i was scared for the pres..i mean i didnt know if they got Pres. Bush or not..but now the 1 yr anniversary ..we still cant watch about it...so it was just a normal day for me..my radio station didnt do commercials...i didnt watch tv..just wrote in my writers notebook about my thughts and thats it...i dont think we should make a big deal about it..in fact to tell the truth..(this may sound bad) but i dont think they should broadcast about it AAAALLLL DAY..i mean we dont broadcast bout pearl harbor do we??? NOPERS...it gets annoying tryin to find a show to watch and all thats on is tom brochaw and peeps from good morning america...JUST GETS ANNOYING AND ALL....i love my country..i would do n e thing for it...however broadcasting 24hrs bout it..it just repeats and i dont feel is necessary..and if we were really worried about patriotism, then y are states starting to ban the pledge of alegiance??? just because it says in god we trust?? I'm cedarpoint_chic and I say...GIVE ME A BREAK!!

> Sept. 11 stuff is everywhere. It is all over tv,
> the news papers, and every little community
> group, organization, government has all these
> activities planned. Police and military are on
> high alert. I'm not trying to take anything away
> from the day but------enough already. I will be
> glad when Sept. 12 arrives and it will be over. I
> think that a nice quiet moment of remberance
> would be the best for the whole country. Why
> should the networks show 24 hours of the planes
> flying into the WTC over and over again. I don't
> want to see this. I have gone through the hurt
> and anger and have began to recover. Making such
> a big deal of the day can only glorify the
> situation in the eyes of the terrorist. I bet
> they will be parading in the steets while burning
> American flags while we are sailing ships down
> the Hudson river. They will probably turn it into
> a holy holiday. Who knows Bin Laudin may even
> make an appearence. Am I alone in feeling this
> way?

Re: Sept. 11 burnout by Mojo at 9/19/02 12:26:25 PM

I think they shouldn't of showed the video and forced fed us all the unfrgetable images of theat day. I think it would of been far more sobering to see pictures of the people who were killed that day. The images of these people enjoying there lives with there families all with the underlying knowlage of the brutality in which there lives were ended. That should been enough to make the most emotionally detached person feel the overwelming urge to flood Pakistan with enough Americans to make New Years at Time square look like a ghost town. Maybe we'd find him then.

Brian