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Little Known 9/11 Memorials

Updated on January 9, 2018
Remembering September 11, 2001
Remembering September 11, 2001 | Source

Never Forget September 11, 2001


After taking a look at the following brief hub be sure to check out sites for the 9/11 memorials located around our nation's capital such as this at Arlington.
Share the information so it can be used it to hold on to the lessons we need to remember, and to teach truth about why we became a nation to others.

A Short Story of Tragedy and Courage


So many pictures of the criminal tragedy, so many images that can never adequately honor the victims whose lives were cut short, so many heroes who tried to help. Too much was lost for us to forget simply because it hurts.

Mere snapshots from a moment in time and the images can't be long enough to tell the story as loudly as it should be told, but they do help us hold on to the truth of what happened.

This hub may be flagged as too short, but I think it needs to stand. Stand as a reminder of the lives that were too short. Stand to help us remember the pain that we would prefer to forget.

It should stand to remind us that it's important to remember the story and to make sure history correctly records the event and the people involved. Stand as a reminder that our freedoms have been costly, and are always in danger.

Remembering the victims is imperative. To forget them and their ending because it breaks our hearts to recall the anguish is impossibly unthinkable and even more foolish than we can imagine.

Let our hearts and minds remember the incident with its horror and pain. Both to acknowledge the people that the tragedy enveloped so intimately and because we need to stay as alert as we should, let's not forget.


Compelling Images Remind Us of the Events
Compelling Images Remind Us of the Events | Source

Recalling Impressions


Compelled to write something to note the little known 911 memorials highlighted in the article, all the memories of where I was, where I went, who I was with, and who I saw came flooding back as I thought through what to write.


• My friend coming to my door in shocked disbelief.

• My daughter stopping in from school wondering if it could be true.

• The waiter and waitress at lunch hardly daring to offer their normal greeting.

• The televisions on everywhere as if the events had to be rehearsed to be believed.

• Dealing with the need to know more about what happened and the desire that it not be true, that somehow what we were hearing about what we were seeing was a mistake.

• Sitting in the car in a parking lot with my friend in order to find quiet and get away from the shocked looks on people's faces for a little while.

• The stunned feeling through dinner at home highlighting the difficulty of not knowing what to say to each other.

• Going to a fitful sleep with questions whirling in our minds.


The World Cried With the USA on 9/11 ⚑

On Remembering 9/11


Every September 11 we need to be willing to face the struggle we will always have with the heart's desire to forget the trauma of the losses against the mind's knowledge that it is wisdom to remember.

It is crucial to help each other understand that reconciling the difficulty of remembering when we would rather be able to forget is not hard when the consequences of forgetting are so important. Acknowledging the losses is part of being careful with the future.

Mine is a small story of that day, but like me, most Americans still think about the families who lost loved ones, about the heros of that sad day, and about how our lives all changed because of the evil work of the day.

Remember to always remember NYC, September 11, 2001. Share the stories--share the truth. Share it with young people and never let what we learned that day be forgotten.

Never let the people lost that day be disregarded. Never forget to be forever thankful to the heroes and their families.

Let's remain mindful that the majority of the peace and safety we benefit from and enjoy compared to the rest of the world's societies is in great measure due to just such heroes.

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  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    2 years ago from the short journey

    RTalloni: You are right, and thank you again for highlighting her story here! Have been on the run, but still plan to add it to this hub.

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    Patty Inglish 

    2 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

    9/11 is not a joyous date, considering the WTC, Benghazi, and the Nuclear Deal. All the more reason to visit Bretagne, a definite bright spot.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    2 years ago from the short journey

    Patty Inglish, MS:

    Thank you for helping highlight the memorials by commenting here. It is up to us to keep the important memories alive.

    I'll be looking up Bretagne's video to add to this post. Thank you for mentioning it!

    We should remember that this is also the anniversary of the murders in Benghazi.

    It is amazing that today our country is agreeing to the Iran Nuclear Deal. Negotiating with terrorists is an age old rule that has stood the test of time, but to trust terrorists and give them the means to do what they do is unfathomable.

  • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

    Patty Inglish 

    2 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

    There are memorials all over the world for 9/11, as you have reminded us here, and much of the world still mourns with us while some still hate us.

    This morning I saw a video of the last living rescue dog that worked at the WTC, a golden retriever called Bretagne - with the woman who worked with him there. EMTs and others gathered and gave the dog a birthday party and about 100 toys. Many people still remember and I hope the next generation hears the stories about it.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    3 years ago from the short journey

    Kristine Manley:

    Thank you for letting me know that you stopped by this hub and found it meaningful. It has to be very hard to see have that experience when you go home--a real reminder that we should not forget.

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    Donna Kristine 

    3 years ago from Atlanta, GA

    I'm from The Bronx, NY, and when I go home to visit, it's so strange not to see the buildings when going to that area. Thank you for this Hub, and we should let our children know and see a documentary so they will never forget either.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    4 years ago from the short journey

    suzettenaples:

    Thank you for your feedback on this hub. Teachers must surely have had a difficult time knowing how best to respond to their students that day, but what a wonderful thing that they were able to write about it together. Too bad someone did not think to put them together in a book for everyone to read, but understandable under the stunning circumstances.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    4 years ago from the short journey

    Victoria Lynn:

    Thanks so much for your comment. Our futures were changed that day and it's important to remember the victims as we consider the lessons.

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    Suzette Walker 

    4 years ago from Taos, NM

    Beautiful article on 9/11. I think time stopped that day, and we will never forget what we were all doing that day. I was teaching my 8th graders and didn't hear of it until our team meeting break. What shocked me even more than the towers, was that they had hit the Pentagon. That to me was unthinkable as I had been a former Department of Defense employee. The rest of the day, we tried to continue teaching as to not upset the students, but word got out and we ended up watching everything on TV for the rest of the day. It was a sobering experience for the students. The next day, we had our students respond by writing about 9/11. Some beautiful essays and poems were written by my students. What a day and time!

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    Victoria Lynn 

    4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    I'm glad you shared this again, RTalloni. I think any one of us alive at that time will always remember--the shock, the disbelief, the terrible and unbelievable loss. Sharing this one.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    5 years ago from the short journey

    ercramer36:

    Thank you for your input here that has helped highlight the memory of the September 11, 2001 victims and heroes.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    5 years ago from the short journey

    sgbrown:

    It is important to keep the victims memories alive, as well as the heroes actions. Thank you for helping to highlight the anniversary by remembering them.

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    Eric Cramer 

    5 years ago from Chicagoland

    Great Hub! Thanks for reminding everyone about 9/11. It is a day that needs to be remembered.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    5 years ago from the short journey

    rebeccamealey:

    Thank you for stopping by and adding your input to this 911 Memorials hub--it's important to remember.

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    Sheila Brown 

    5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

    Time goes by so fast. Yet every time I think about those events or see the pictures again, it still sickens me. It puts a lump in my throat to imagine how terrified those people were and how brave those were that caused the third plane to crash. I can't imagine how they felt. To think that human beings can be so cold and cruel still amazes me. I pray every night that God "delivers them from evil". They are truly evil. Excellent hub! We will all keep 9/11 in our hearts! Voted up and awesome!

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    Rebecca Mealey 

    5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

    Thanks for a timely tribute. I had just finished grad school, looking desperately for a job. It all just stopped for about 2 weeks.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    glassvisage:

    Thanks kindly--I'm thankful to see dialogue on this topic continuing.

    I keep thinking I'll write a hub about how historical markers throughout the eastern end of our country have been removed, or worse yet, rewritten. I think I keep hoping someone else will do it because I know that the research will be distressing to me. I am already dismayed by what I know on the topic!

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    glassvisage 

    6 years ago from Northern California

    This is a great idea for a Hub. I actually hadn't considered other memorials than those in New York. Thank you for shedding light on this for those like me.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    Thanks kindly for coming by and commenting. Keeping the topic highlighted is important--there's so much about 9/11 that we should not forget.

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    Max Turner 

    6 years ago

    very interesting thanks for sharing!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    catspirit:

    Thanks much for stopping in. It is a good thing that the topic continues to be highlighted. At the news of what is going on there now--first responders not invited, religious leaders uninvited to planned events--makes it even more important to highlight the issues surrounding the horrific event.

    If we let the trend of "forgetting" continue we will deserve what we get for it.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    bluebird:

    Thank you for stopping by to help keep the topic highlighted. It's painful, yes, but in the long run, it would be more painful to ignore it. So appreciate your comments.

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    catspirit 

    6 years ago

    I had to write about the anniversary of 9/11 too. Compelled is more like it. The ghosts haunt me still.

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    bluebird 

    6 years ago

    A touching hub. Remember, never forget. And this year is the ten-year memorial of that day so burned in our minds and hearts forever. It hurts to remember, real bad. My heart goes out to the victims left behind, always.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    May we always honor the memory of those who were lost in this criminal act by always working to hold the truth up.

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    Donna Oliver 

    7 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

    RTalloni, Thank you for the gentle reminder. I will never forget for my own reasons-I had a family member parish in New York and my Son in Law was working 3 buildings away from the Twin Towers. "Peace" says it all!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Thanks much for stopping by and commenting.

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    KenWu 

    7 years ago from Malaysia

    Peace!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Thanks so much. We must remember and help others not forget.

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    Audrey Hunt 

    7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

    Very good and inspiring hub. I read it on 9/11 but forgot to comment. I enjoyed reading it just as much the 2nd time. Beautiful photo which brought tears to my eyes.

    Sometimes people tend to forget, over time. This is a gentle reminder and you are exceptional to write it. I thank you.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Thank you so much for stopping by, and especially for never forgetting.

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    Joni Douglas 

    7 years ago

    We will never forget!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Thank you so much, both for stopping by and for leaving a comment to help keep the dialogue going. This is a sober day.

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    rkhyclak 

    7 years ago from Ohio

    Great piece, let them flag you, I voted it up :) We'll never forget...

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