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Press Facebook visitors share thoughts on 9/11 anniversary

September 11th, 2011 8:14 pm by Staff Report

The Johnson City Press asked visitors to its Facebook page to share reflections as they looked back on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism. The following comments represent a selection of those posts:
Steve Osborne — Thinking back to the horrible events of that day 10 years ago, one image will remain in my memory forever. Those poor souls who decided to jump to their deaths from the tower to avoid burning to death. Those people had to make a terrible choice of deciding which way they wanted to die. God Bless all of the victims of that day 10 years ago and their loved ones.
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Kristine Heath — well all i can say is wow crazy..it will never be forgotten..god bless everyone and their families that had to go thru this horrible thing!
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Melissa Norris — Words can not express the pain I feel for all the ones that have to go on with out their loved ones---I pray for them everyday! May God Bless you!
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Nancy Jones — We cried. We prayed. We came together. We cried for the lives lost. We prayed for people we didn't know. We came together to mourn. We were brought together by the very act that was meant to separate us.
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Bob Plummer ‎— 9.1.2001: For our generations of Americans, it was our Pearl Harbor... But aimed at civilians, not military targets, it was citizen heroes stepping forward to help others like farmers uniting at Lexington and Concord, it was a defining moment. It is vital to who we are, what we believe and how we shall be forever! We will be stronger. We will be vigilant. We will be steadfast, faithful and forever dedicated to our American ideals, our American freedoms, our American way of life! God Bless the United States of America!
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Kara Heaton — When i saw news footage of them planes going into the world trade center i thought how scared those people must have felt that day. So many people lost their lives that day some of the women were pregnant and those babies never got to know their dad. I remember watching the babies of 9/ll a special that aired about the babies that were born. It was also sad when a plane hit the pentagon. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the firemen policemen and families that were affected by this horrible tragedy.
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Karyn Milner — Ummm --- a day to forget except for all the other lives that WE continue abuse and take our revenge out on for an event that most of US will never really understand.
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Eric Peterson — I can only imagine what the people were thinking when they stood and looking out the window of the World trade Center, seeing the planes racing at them at over 500 mph. What a horrible moment it must have been in their life, knowing within seconds, they were going to die! I could not begin to imagine what that must have felt like seeing and looking death in the face! Those people who saw that coming, had to be the most terrified. I really feel for all the people who died. but, especially for those who knew death was just seconds away! :(
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Trisha VanHorn Caughran — My family and I shared our memories of that infamous day. My daughter, in fourth grade at the time, said she remembers asking me why those bad men would do that. She said when I replied to her that I didn't know, it frightened her. Her thought was "if MOMMY doesn't know why, then this must be really bad." She is part of the generation raised in a new fear of the world.
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Add your comments on our special 9/11 tribute page at www.johnsoncitypress.com/9-11-Tribute/ or on the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JohnsonCityPress.

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