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Day 552: Dates of Infamy...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

There are a few - December 7, 1941... November 22, 1963... September 11, 2001... You remember where you were, and the shock as comprehension washed over you.

And when the anniversaries arrive, you run across articles and photographs and film clips. Some of those last can get very elaborate, with carefully sequenced pictures and musical backgrounds and whatnot.

I often glance at such things, especially the photo-essays, but I don't usually pay too much attention. The simplicity of these two juxtaposed panoramas spoke to me, though. I'm posting the link on the chance some of you might enjoy them, too:


'ave a good 'un, Sparklers - carpe diem!
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  • LE7_1234
    1962 days ago
    emoticon Thank You! The pictures were beautiful/sad!
    1962 days ago
  • BLUEJAY1969
    I know we need to never forget but I get so drawn into the past that I get down so I try to just focus on what I'm doing. It doesn't mean I don't remember the lives that were lost....... I will never forget. I just can't focus on it for too long. One of the foibles of having bipolar I guess.
    1962 days ago
    Remembering 9/11 and the innocent lives that were lost emoticon
    1963 days ago
    65 years ago today, my parents said "I do" to taking one another in marriage. And yes, I remember where I was. I remember three very personal fleeting thoughts as I watched it unfold, not necessarily in that order:

    1. I was grateful my parents were not alive to see "their day" marred.


    2. With a wrenching gut... that I had a 17 year old son, and this would not be allowed to go unanswered.


    3. And again with wrenching gut... Remembering family grief from the year we lost 3 close relatives within 75 days... OMG, there are THOUSANDS of families going through this, now.

    Thank you for sharing the panoramas... "never forget".
    1963 days ago
    Such a sad day---and the kids in high school now don't even remember it as they were too young.
    1963 days ago
    A sad anniversary for the United States and the world and an even sadder commentary on the world we live in even now.

    1963 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Thank you for sharing this. Two of my siblings and I were able to enter the top floor of the towers before they were officially opened -- courtesy of our Dad's WWII buddy, a Bronx native, with a 50-year career with the Port Authority. He had a helicopter ride from the top planned for us but the visibility was too low. On one of his visits to Texas he asked to mow our front lawn for the experience and proclaimed once was enough. 'Uncle Charlie' loved the towers and called them 'the twins' (unmarried with no children of his own).
    1963 days ago
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