Friday, September 11, 2009

NEVER FORGET - NEVER STAND DOWN

I remember the phone ringing early that morning, knowing that is not a good sign. Hearing my mothers voice on the phone, feeling myself stop breathing with a lump in my voice asking are you okay what is wrong.
She said :
"Get up"
"Turn the TV on"
"We are under attack"
I Bolted out of bed just in time to see the second plane hit..
We both screamed into the phone.
Chilled me to the bone and still does! I didn't move for days!!

NEVER FORGET NEVER STAND DOWN
















xoxo
dar

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32 comments:

Lorac said...

That day will not be forgotten easily. I was talking to my Mom on the phone watching the news when it came on. The second plane hadn't hit yet. They announced that air traffic was suspended. Awhile later I got a call from St.John Ambulance, where I am a member, for an "all call" to the airport to help out hundreds of stranded visitors in Toronto. We were needed to set up an arena with beds and first aid coverage. Red Cross was providing food.I have never see the skies totally devoid of air traffic before. It was really eerie!

darsden said...

Lorac-hopefully it will never be forgotten. Horrible day One I pray never happens again.

An Open Heart said...

Great job Dar, love the way you honored the Fallen and our American Spirit....

;o)
S

darsden said...

An Open Heart- Thank you it's hard to put a tribute out that really does Justice for the heros of the day running to and not away!

Amy said...

A day that will never be forgotten!! It still gives me chills!!

Suzy said...

This is why I entertained the troops three times overseas. I felt I was serving my country by going and also honoring my Father, a Colonel in the Army, buried at Arlington Cemetery. I have a tribute on my blog too.

Beautiful Dar, just beautiful and sad.

otin said...

There is no way that I could ever forget.....It takes a lot to really make me hate!

Rajesh said...

Yes, this will be never forgotten. One of my friend was one of the building and one of the few lucky ones.

lisa said...

Will never forget that horrible day and those who were lost and the tremendous eforts of NYFD. Everyone of them is a hero.

Mango Girl said...

That particular day, I was to drive to Mobile to meet my oncology surgeon to talk about when and how to remove the dreaded cancer from various parts of my body. It was also suppose to be my wedding day.

What a day it turned out to be.

I cry every year.

A Mom on Spin said...

It one of those things. We will never forget when and where we were that terrible day.

darsden said...

Amy- I know me too

Suzy-I know have shared that before and I think it's awesome you have done that for the troops. Be over soon.

Otin-me too I had no problem on this day

Rajesh-glad to know your fried was one of the few. A real occassion for him each year too! Good to see you thank you for visiting.

Lisa-yes, they are all hero's

Mango Girl-wow, if this wasn't reason enough to remember the day!

A Mom on Spin-Yes, it is a day and one that won't ever be forgotten for sure.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Dar: Very cool post with some of my favorite songs. Thanks for sharing. My youngest daughter turned 30 on that awful day.

Gaston Studio said...

Great tribute Dar and to say "never forget, never stand down" are my sentiments exactly. As Americans, we're well known as a group for having a short memory and becoming complacent, thinking "it will never happen to us". Well, it did happen to us and it doesn't matter where you live in this fabulous country, it happened to you because you are an American and we continue to be under attack.
If our media would do their job, you'd know of the hundreds of foiled terrorist attempts our government agencies should be honored for, but instead, more time is spent on the movements of celebrities as opposed to real news.
Amen Dar, amen.

darsden said...

Fishing Guy-thank you, yes the songs always stop me in my tracks, That new one from Tim McGraw is chilling! Your daughter and others I know unfortunately have to share that day.

darsden said...

Gaston Studio-Yes, Jane it is amazing how some think. Our neighbors up there in Canada seem to think it will never happen to them. I feel NObody No place is safe this day and time with idiots that are trained their whole lifes to do just this. I have NO compassion for terrorist! Amen Jane, Amen!

Kyddryn said...

I was still sleeping - we kept late hours, then - and was wakened by the fellow here to do the termite inspection. He told me a plane had crashed into the Trade Center. I thought he meant a Cesna or some small thing. Turned on the news. Saw the second one hit. Saw the towers fall. Called the people I love, people who were nowhere near NYC, just to hear them and to share in the monumental, numbing, stunning grief...and we DID grieve. All of us, wrent by it. I don't think anyone living in this nation at the time was untouched in some way by that one terrible day.

The days following, the silence was uncanny...no aircraft overhead, painting our day with sound and cross-hatching the sky with their trails of adventure. We filled the silence with talk, and tears, and anger, and fear, and...eventually...hope, strength, and solace.

When we heard planes overhead again, some of us cheered...it was a victory of sorts.

The greatest victory will be when we don't let fear stand in the way of freedom.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Susan said...

Okay, I work hard at being a smart ass. But that quote? Gives me goose bumps and it's going in a place where I'll see it every day.

blognut said...

I will never forget that day, or what it felt like to watch that senseless destruction happen over and over again in the news. It was so surreal.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I got one of those god awful phone calls too. Seeing the plane crash into the Tower is something I will never, ever forget. This is a lovely tribute. Thank you.
xo

darsden said...

kydryn-yes, it was and I too remember hearing the frist plane and clapping saying yes...we are coming back. I remember the pride all Americans had!

darsden said...

Susan-thank you and appreciate that and take it as a breath taking complement big time!

Blognut-I remember saying they don't have to keep showing it so much, we all get and got it..not forget let's more forward now and go kiss some ass.

Joanna Jenkins-yes, the vivid phone call and the vivid seens..very surreal.

darsden said...

Susan-coming back... I feel very strongly in these days and times...to remember NEVER STAND DOWN!

Bella said...

it's still true you know, United We Stand, Divided We Fall...

blueviolet said...

One of the worst days ever. It kills me that there's still nothing up at ground zero.

Brian Miller said...

read a lot of posts today all in rememberance...one of those days that we will always remember as the world collectively held their breath.

Peggy said...

darsden;

I have not forgotten now will I.
I rememeber the music born from those days of fear...thank you for having some of them here on you blog so we can remember!
We can never stand down, not forget that some people of this world wish us harm.
It's good to remember!
Great post!

Maggie said...

I don't think anyone will ever forget such event,it will forever remain in our history. :(

Margo said...

something about this 9/11 hit me differently than the past couple of years... it's all of a sudden so long ago. It's interesting talking to my girls about it - they were both so young then - and hearing what they remember, and their takeaway. wonderful post :)

Twisted Fencepost said...

I was working when it happened. We were all glued to the tv.
And we were worried because Charlotte, NC is the second largest banking hub in the USA. Downtown Charlotte was shut down and everyone sent home.

♥ Braja said...

Well....

PB and J said...

I remember that when this happened, I was a night shift worker at the time. My ringing phone awoke me and it was a friend crying desperately into the phone. It took me a few minutes to really wake up and realize that she wasn't referring to her abusive boyfriend hitting something and then hitting again. She told me to turn on my tv and when I did I was in total shock, with the rest of our country. It was like a dazed nightmare. NEver forget 9-11. Yes, I do believe our government knew about it. No, I never trusted our government, especially after that day. To me, this is why it's important to make sure my walk with God is as close and personal in his footsteps as I can get. We are not promised tomorrow, let alone the next hour. My heart and thoughts are with all the people who lost loved-ones that day.