Never Forget!!!

Why do we say that?

One of the reasons is that this was a cowardly attack on US soil against innocent civilians…

Cover of book - 'Pentagon9/11.'

I lost three friends in the Pentagon Navy Ops Center. Captain Larry Getzfred, AW1 Joe Pycoir, and Jack Punches (Capt, Ret)

I will go to my grave remembering 9/11 and the impact it had on me personally. For a detailed look at what happened at the Pentagon that day, go HERE.

Firefighters and military personnel unfurl the flag from the Pentagon roof during President Bush's visit on 12 September 2001.


Never Forget!!! — 22 Comments

  1. I will not forget, but I worry too many have become complacent yet again, thinking such violence can’t happen here. Pray for our country and our way of freedom and liberty.

  2. I have a chunk of the Pentagon, blasted out on 9/11/01, on my desk. Visitors hold it with awe and reverence. To the best people, it’s almost like a holy icon.

    It sits next to my chunk of The Wall. I don’t let people hold that anymore, because the concrete is much too crumbly.

  3. Never Forget.

    Never forgive.

    Never surrender, not to the cowardly terrorists, nor their enablers and apologists and fellow travelers.

  4. I shall Never Forget. On this day 343 Firefighters died in the Line of Duty. Take a moment to honor their Courage, Dedication, Service and Sacrifice.

    Along with 72 Police, 55 Military, and more than 2,000 civilians.

    Every single life matters.

    Dave – just one of your local firefighters among the more than a million that serve every day.

  5. have not and will not forget. I am so sorry for the loss of your comrades.

  6. The slow death toll from that day continues, from those whose bodies were damaged by working on The Pile or on the Pentagon, or those damaged by working at one of the debris sorting sites. And from those damaged mentally by that day (suicides amongst surviving first responders is very much a thing, along with suicides amongst those who lost so much that day.)

    I will never forget.

    And I will never forget the last occupant of the White House stabbing us in the back and bringing the terrorists here.

    Or Clinton (both) and Gore’s role in not stopping and openly aiding those people.

    And Congress turning it’s back against the nation and it’s people and playing partisan politics over the blood-covered fields.

    • I watch raw footage on Youtube to remember the day. And one of the clips I saw today, someone commented “we have no idea what we’re breathing”. Whoever it was knew that the air full of dust and God-knows-what might take additional lives: a prophetic statement in the height of tragedy. The death toll grows with each passing year.

      I remember the day. the feelings. the kindness of others. the boy waving a giant American flag on the corner. As much as that day was horrible, I miss how united we felt after the fact.

      • One guy I knew who worked the pile said, “We had no idea who we’re breathing.” I went to correct him and stopped cold with the realization of what he just said.

        Last I heard he had ‘miner’s lung.’ Fighting the good fight, but…

        So many names should be added, in a ring around and facing those who are memorialized.

        A dark September Day to add to the lists of other dark September Days.

  7. I pointed out to my students that this is the first year that none of the Seniors were alive on that day. Perhaps only as infants, but alive. Now . . . all too young.

    I know very well where I was, and will always remember. They didn’t exist yet. It was an odd sensation when I realized that.

    • Thank you for continuing to teach them about this! The lessons of the past NEED to continue to be taught.

  8. Never forget. Never forgive.

    3 of my high school class died in OEF/OIF, out of I don’t know how many that joined after that day.

    19 years later I’m not sure what the point was, but killing Muslim fundys seems like it’s always worth while.

  9. Never forget. Seems all our millionaire athletes have but then again, maybe they’re concussed as well as being ferociously wealthy communists.

  10. I spent that day trying to track down friends and my brother (A FDNY member). Fortunately for my brother, he had retired a few weeks earlier, or there was a good chance he would have been there. He was loaned out to the fire house (the one that lost all of its members) fairly often (he was a pump operator, among other things). He knew almost every firefighter that died that day. I knew some of them too.

    Several of my friends worked in the area, they either got out okay, or weren’t in work that day. I still have the pictures of the second plane hitting and a bunch of other stuff that one friend sent me.

    There were also people I used to know (but not by name) who worked in those buildings. A company I worked for had installed a bunch of equipment in there during the 90’s and I was in there several times testing it and dealing with the customer.

    Interesting story: Another friend of mine worked for one of the financial companies there, but he -refused- to work in the building because he knew there would be another attack on it (remember this was the second 9/11 attack on the WTC).
    So they allowed him to work from home as long as he came in once a month. He lost his job after 9/11 (because the company was destroyed) and a lot of co-workers died that day as well, but he didn’t lose his own life.
    You’d have thought that a guy who they -absolutely- had to have working for them, who they relied on for the daily operations of their corporation, because he’s a genius, -telling- them that they were going to be hit again, would have convinced them to move their offices.
    I sometimes wonder if any of the survivors from that company wish that they’d listened to him.