Tuesday, September 11, 2018

9/11


Where has the time gone? Seventeen years.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was 19 years old. I remember it like it was yesterday. God bless the victims. To all the military personnel and the spooks out there fighting the good fight to keep this from happening again on our soil, good luck.

9/11/2018 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gone but not forgotten.

9/11/2018 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Seventeen years. Feels like three days ago.
Pearl Harbor. First man on the moon. Kennedy's assassination. King's assassination. 9/11.
Days seared on the national memory.
World-changing days.

9/11/2018 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God continue to bless the families of all of all the victims and the families of all the firemen and law enforcement officers who gave their lives trying to save others. God bless our U.S. servicemen too!

9/11/2018 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where has the patriotism and the support and love of country gone?....Never Forget and God Bless those Heros 343, 37, 23 and the 4 from Benghazi.

9/11/2018 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A tragic and sad day in American history. God bless all those who perished and their grieving families.

9/11/2018 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless You CPD along with ALL Law Enforcement and your families. I am your brother in corrections who remembers this day and will never forget! God Bless this Great Nation! Honorably discharged Air Force Veteran

9/11/2018 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bless you SCC, you never forget 9-11 when midnight hits. May the good Lord bless all the fallen, the members of the NYPD, FDNY, Port authority and all the innocent souls lost 17 years ago. We will never forget. The middle east should of been a waste land after 9-11. They terrorists are plotting as we mourn today.
President Trump would cause havoc on Islam countries that hate us. Our great friend Israel watches over us with their top intel. Our intel here remains the best and we all learned from this terror act 17 years ago. I remain heart broken from that tragic day in 2001.May the Blessed Lord look over our hero Military, first responders and our great nation, home of the free.
This day remains a day of silent meditation for the fallen souls.

9/11/2018 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/11 seems to have been forgotten by democrats.

9/11/2018 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP to all who died. Many first responders are dying even now from breathing the toxic air. They don't get the support they deserve from our government. Thank you to the hero's who run toward danger, who are three digits away, who sacrifice more that we'll ever know.

9/11/2018 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How soon we forget.

9/11/2018 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless all our deployed CPD
Dedicated twice by choice

9/11/2018 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...






It started as a spectacularly beautiful fall day.

I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing.







9/11/2018 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like only yesterday. Another day of infamy.

9/11/2018 04:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worry every year on this day that something terrible will happen again. This day should be a national somber Holiday.

9/11/2018 04:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I gear that as time goes by the younger generations will not understand or remember the day properly. 9-11 means nothing to someone born after that date but to those that lived thru the agony it will always be a special date of reflection and patriotism. I really think this should be a National Holiday to allow future generation understand the significance of that date as the beginning of the ongoing war on terrorism. Anwar that will probably never have a defined ending.

9/11/2018 04:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's patriotism gone?..

And MFs would take the knee during the anthem...








We Are All Replaceable

9/11/2018 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a former New Yorker working for CPD. We Will Never Forget!!!!! God Bless this country. Stay safe boys n girls

9/11/2018 06:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now we live in the country where people are ashamed to fly the flag, take knees at football games, faces buried in a cell phone, offended by everything. Men use women's restrooms, women identify as male or female, there's a disrespect and hatred for the u.s. president, parties are against each other internally, and we just never learn.

9/11/2018 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On 9-11-01 As ordinary people prepared for their workday, faceless cowards attacked NYC & the Pentagon. They crashed hijacked commercial jetliners into the World Trade Center, killing thousands of people. 8000 School children who were in school had to be evacuated in full view of the horror as it was taking place.

These maniacs caused monumental devastation, closed U. S. Airspace entirely for the first & only time in history and killed thousands of Americans.

9-11-01 is remembered in infamy. It has forever changed our country. On that date we witnessed a contrast between those who are so possessed by Evil that they are willing to die in order to murder innocent victims...and good, dedicated and caring human beings who are dedicated & willing to risk their lives to save total strangers. It is these good people we call "heroes." The United States met the worst of humanity with the best of humanity.

Let us today remember the innocent victims whose lives were taken or changed, and the heroes who sacrificed to save others, & those heroes who sacrificed to save others and lost their own lives.

9/11/2018 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Condolences to all and to all of those who still suffer physically and mentally. I lost no one but the event and the day are still disturbing to me and I suspect many others in what could be called remotely involved for lack of better terms. But today many of us will grieve for those who were lost and their survivors. Time does not heal all wounds unfortunately.

9/11/2018 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We shall never forget. I remember watching the second plane hit while at roll call. God bless all who lost their lives that day and to all who have given their lives in the fight against terrorism.

9/11/2018 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think about it everday, not just today. It never left my mind. All those hero's who rushed in. I was on furlo, and it was the only time I would have rather been at work. I really miss everything before that awful day Seemed like simpler times. I don't feel like anything has been the same since. Everytime I see our flag, I'm so proud to be American. God bless all those who lost their lives that day. Never forgotten.

9/11/2018 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just asked a group of of people waiting in line for their morning cocktail at a liquor store on Roosevelt Road....none of the dozen people knew what I meant by, "9/11". Never heard of nine-eleven but I'm sure they vote.

9/11/2018 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I immediately took my kids out of school, so we could all be together during this tragedy......it felt like the world was going to end that day...….

9/11/2018 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds of silence tribute try not to have many tears prayers sent for the fallen:

https://vimeo.com/188560917?ref=fb-share&1

9/11/2018 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember watching the TV for a solid week, not believing my own eyes!

Now, the Dems have turned us into "haters" seemingly. Sadly.

I will never forget.

May their souls rest in peace. They are with the Lord, Amen.

NOT ILLINOIS. NOT LAW.

9/11/2018 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today (2018) is one of those perfect anniversaries.
Original happened on a Tuesday, the day after the annual
Monday Night Football kickoff. I still think they picked that
date because most of America would be half awake. My,
my how things have changed in 17 years.

9/11/2018 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The print edition of the cHICAGO tRIBUNE has NO STORY or observance of that horrible event, either on the front page, or inside the entire first section.

SHAME on them!!!

9/11/2018 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless all Police Officers, Fire Fighters, EMS, and our Military, you don’t here it enough, but thank you for what you all do out there to keep us safe. I know these times are difficult when it appears that so many Americans are against you. Truth be told, the hard working, tax paying, God fearing, United States loving Americans stand with you and will always support you. Again thank you for what you and your families sacrifice so I we can enjoy our families.

9/11 NEVER FORGET

9/11/2018 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never forget. Ever! RIP to all lost that day and after: American GIs and all civilians and FDNY who have suffered and succumbed post attack to cancer and related illlnesses. Thanks, SCC, for remembering. God Bless.

9/11/2018 08:52:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

17 years ago was a day just like it is today. A beautiful end of summer day.
That's where the comparison ends.

I was on my way downtown to a job-site Construction meeting, with a co-worker who had his own meeting at another Construction site in the area. When it came over the radio that a plane flew into a World Trade Center Tower my first thought was Islamic Terrorism. My second thought was... Bin Laden did it.

Then when on-site and in the General Contractor's Office Trailer waiting for the meeting to start, one of the construction workers popped his head in and said one of the Twin Towers had just collapsed. That was it for the meeting, the job-site was shut down and cleared of people.

The building that was under construction was a High Rise Apartment Building.

9/11/2018 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I see the photo, and I read the comments, once again I cry......
The bravery and the goodness of all first responders was a site to see that day.....
While our citizens ran OUT, our brave men and women ran IN....

To all the family members of all the innocent victims that day, who were simply going about their normal, busy life, whether an
accountant in an office, or a janitor sweeping a floor, I wish them peace.....

Never forget........never.......

9/11/2018 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless all who served, sacrificed and perished in this tragedy.
NYPD, FDNY and Port Authority Police, among others, are still dying near daily from the effects of the smoke and inhaled contaminants from the site.
RIP all our fellow first responders.

9/11/2018 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the 9/11 memorial and museum in NYC this year. A real gut check, in the sense that so many horrendous photo's were kept from the American people.

An estimated 200 people leapt to their deaths rather then burn to death, in some photographs as many as 6 people can be seen falling through the air in the same photo frame and were never published by the MSM.

Anyone who's flown on a commercial aircraft since then knows that these terrorist motherfuckers changed the world forever. In a sick sense if that was their goal they won.

Makes me litterally sick to my stomach

Never forget

9/11/2018 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD class 00-5 started the academy 11 Sep 00. Our first anniversary was marred by this despicable attack on democracy and freedom. However it also reminded every one of us why we do what we do. Our responsibility had never been clearer. Many of us were on our first day of furlough after working 4 months in Loop Traffic for the Revive Wacker Drive project. We saw the country come together in a flurry of patriotism never before seen. We collectively mourned those that left us and applauded the effort of every first responder who made the ultimate sacrifice. Our resolve was clear. Strange how 17 years and politics can destroy the fabric of the great nation. Our divisions are rooted in color, socio economic status, political party affiliation, and whatever else is the topic of the day. As we mourn and remember, let's learn to put aside all that nonsense to become a country of patriots.

9/11/2018 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 FOUR 1 HUNDRED 2 TWELVE

the number of Emergency Personnel

who died on that day


9/11 WE WILL NEVER FORGET

9/11/2018 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger Henry Bowman said...

NEVER FORGET,,,,

and God help me...

NEVER FORGIVE...

9/11/2018 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never forget. Ever.

9/11/2018 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

Always REMEMBER!

9/11/2018 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God bless all the victims and their families.

9/11/2018 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Steve said...

Even after all these years, I still can't believe they had the balls to attack America.

9/11/2018 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicago Tribune should be ashamed of themselves. I took a look at today's paper, rarely do I but on such a special day as September 11th is I perused it. There was no mention of 9/11 on the front page, a day that changed our country forever. A day that changed my life forever, activated for two years and deploying all over the world. I had to go all the way to page 8, where there was a fluff piece about a family that moved away from NY to seek new, safer lives. Are you kidding me......you are going to tell me that 9/11 was a non story to not make it on the front page. Shit like this is how generations forget history, this is how we lose our conscious. I would love to ask the editors how they made this decision.

The Chicago Tribune has turned into a liberal rag, just like the Sun-Times. The Trib was read in my family daily for two generations, it is nothing like it used to be.

May God bless all who lost their lives today,
May God bless all First Responders who are still suffering from the aftermath,
May God bless all First Responders and our Military,
Above all, May God Bless AMERICA!!

9/11/2018 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

17 years later and now it’s all about fucking the police over any chance the government, media, and general public can get. Many heroes that day and most are forgotten by the Instagram and Facebook narcissistic idiots.

9/11/2018 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was directing traffic at Madison and State when the planes hit......

9/11/2018 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

USMC

9/11/2018 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless America

9/11/2018 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teach your children love of country, schools these days are teaching hate of country, and disrespect of military and our flag. Instead of learning about U.S. history, they learn to protest and burn the flag.....so sad. Do your job as a parent AND TEACH YOUR KIDS!!!

9/11/2018 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On this day I refuse to forget those killed by terrorists.
It is prudent to make sure to recall that it happens every day.
Indeed, more have been killed since, in Chicago along, than were killed this one day we focus on.

The resolution is the same for both.
You have to choose...us or them.
They choose them.
If you don't choose US, then they win easily 100%.

At least a tie means you have a chance.....
SO choose US!

9/11/2018 04:23:00 PM  
Blogger Leonard Hamilton said...

Not a cop but I read a lot. There are hundreds of people getting sick from cancer and all types of nasty shit from 9/11. Unfortunately if they cannot produce roll call records they do not get disability. And that is really fucked up. Many records are mysteriously gone.

9/11/2018 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Retired White Shirt said...

God rest the souls of those innocent victims. Pardon me if I rant a little on this issue. The days after the Towers fell the spirit of patriotism rang far and wide. Today I left my home in Beverly for a meeting with our financial advisor in Oak Brook. I traveled 103rd Street to Cicero then took 95th Street to I294. Drove I294 to I 88 and then to Rt 83 for Oak Brook. My vehicle was the only one I saw with an American Flag flying proudly. How quick this "all about me society" forgets about the important things. In a strange way I'm kind of glad I'm 76 and won't have to deal with this ingrate country much longer. GOD BLESS AMERICA and please Dear Lord look over our troops and the fine men and women of the CPD. Stay safe kids. PS: thanks for your pension contributions my deposits have been made for 21 years now.

9/11/2018 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never forget. Ever! RIP to all lost that day and after: American GIs and all civilians and FDNY who have suffered and succumbed post attack to cancer and related illlnesses. Thanks, SCC, for remembering. God Bless.

9/11/2018 08:52:00 AM

And, law enforcement personnel from:

(1) NYPD (New York City PD)
(2) PAPD (Port Authority of NY & NJ PD)
(3) NYFP (New York Fire Patrol)
(4) and EMT's and Paramedics from private emergency medical services.

9/11/2018 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for first responders then and now.

In 17years, Where have people's brains gone? Disrespect toward authority and stupidity so deep .

Stay safe

9/11/2018 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen

9/11/2018 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


"I was at the 9/11 memorial and museum in NYC this year. A real gut check, in the sense that so many horrendous photo's were kept from the American people."

I too have been there. It is an amazing place. Nobody talks.
Maybe a silent whisper, like in church during Mass/services.
It is a very holy experience.


9/11/2018 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all have an opportunity at the voting booth , vote all the obstructing congressmen and senators out next election .

9/11/2018 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe most of the people in the USA could care less about 11 Sep 01, the people who died or the impact it has had on our society. People in America are to busy being politically correct to pay attention to facts and reason to understand what this tragedy did to our sense of freedom. I vividly remember 9-01-01. I remember being assigned to Midway and the whole airport and the sky above was shut down, no planes were allowed to fly. Passengers were stranded and panicking. The next morning, I was assigned to a street corner in the loop. A police officer was assigned to each corner downtown to reassure and comfort the public as they went to work. People were crying and extremely freightened. It seemed everyone commented about World War III or the end of the world. Everybody was shaken by this event. It was simply the most horrific day of my life. I was truly afraid of what was coming next. That seemed to be the main concern for most people, what will they do next. September 11 brought this country together and we were pissed. Even the gangsters were jacked up to join the military so they could kill terrorists. However, as time passed without incident, the country became less cohesive and patriotic. Here we are 17 years later and we are angry at TSA employees for searching us at airports. We have nonexistent borders around our country. Our military and law enforcement are hamstrung and ridiculed. Yet, as a country, we occupy our collective conscience with pressing issues like, should men who identify as women be allowed to piss next to our daughters in the woman’s restroom. Why did Brad and Angelina break up, and isn’t Kaitlin Jenner courageous. Never mind our military and law enforcement personnel. Is a guy who chopped his cock off courageous!!! Oh and f**k the NFL and the knee taking pussies who are allowed the freedom to play that game. Implement the draft, make the millionaire complainers, ANTIFA and SJW assholes serve this country in a few 3rd world countries for a few years, where poor really is POOR! Not the government poor we have here. I bet they’d start remembering how luck they are to be Americans. Sorry for the rant.
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9/11/2018 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, we who were alive wont forget where we were when IT happened. i was on my way to a job up north around ravenswood some where,and yes it was a gorgeous day. my partner called me to say the first tower was hit. he didnt have details and i thought it was a small plane. then he called back to say the tower was gone! gone? wtf, gone where, how? so started a day i wont forget. it was strangly quiet up by lake shore drive, the trains were reversed with commuters pouring out into the streets walking home in hushed groups. the local arab population all had the biggest american flags waving from their cars probably afraid of backlash. then i saw the f-16 s flying low cap,s down the lake front, then it really hit home, we were at war. my daughter called me from the lawyers office she worked for in the sears tower terrified. i told her to get out immediatly,but like the lawyer scum in tower 2 in n.y they made everyone stay. i tried to get him on the phone to no avail, still sorry i didnt go down there and tune the weasel up lol. i had cfd family go to n.y for the rescue. i will never forget but as stated look where we have gone in this country, makes me sick to see these self centered people who have no empathy for all the first responders who died or were injured or suffer from the effects. GOD BLESS THE USA!

9/11/2018 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS: thanks for your pension contributions my deposits have been made for 21 years now.

9/11/2018 05:26:00 PM

I agree wholeheartedly, I had my flag flying, but please finish the story. Did the financial advisor say buy, sell or stand pat? Inquiring minds need to know!

9/12/2018 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The spirit of patriotism that existed then has dissipated after eight years of "hope and change." There was change, but it wasn't what I hoped, or voted for.

Prayers for all of the Americans who were lost on that horrific day seventeen years ago and their grieving families. Eternal gratitude and prayers for all of the First Responders in NYC, Washington DC and Shanksville, PA who answered the call; those who were lost, those who suffer from ill health and those who are still in uniform.

9/12/2018 04:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and today, on Sept. 12, we remember the Benghazi victims ~ RIP

9/12/2018 05:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Posters 9/11 @ 11:01 and 11:37pm- totally agree. The crisis has never passed and people take for granted that nothing of that magnitude has been repeated, yet. There have been many smaller events over the last decade, like the Fort Hood incident, the nightclub shooting, the bombing in Boston, and the NY park incident. These were all downplayed by the media and never spoken in true terms because of the shyster sitting in the oval office at the time. He made sure never to use certain language as it did not work with the narrative he pushed down the throats of the rest of the country. We now have a whole generation of people that were never educated properly on major events like 9/11, WW1, WW2, and the Cuban missile crisis. The academic elites has taken it upon themselves to re-write history; they have romanticized socialism, communism, and collectivist ideology- things which were at the root of most of these tragedies. The result is a population of gen Y, millennials, and centennials that know nothing of the true facts of history and consequently no appreciation for all the blood that was spilled and sacrifices made in order for them to enjoy the freedom to walk around in a digital bubble with a smart device shoved up their noses.

9/12/2018 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I was at the 9/11 memorial and museum in NYC this year. A real gut check, in the sense that so many horrendous photo's were kept from the American people.

An estimated 200 people leapt to their deaths rather then burn to death, in some photographs as many as 6 people can be seen falling through the air in the same photo frame and were never published by the MSM.

Anyone who's flown on a commercial aircraft since then knows that these terrorist motherfuckers changed the world forever. In a sick sense if that was their goal they won.

Makes me litterally sick to my stomach

Never forget

It changed the way my friends and I fly today. We all take aisle seats two or three rows apart. We all agree to fight. We can’t take a knives but we take heavy steel ballpoint pens. I refuse to just sit there.

9/12/2018 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just about to head out the house for my 8am class. I was a senior in college in Alabama. I didn't make it to class that day because me and my roomates were glued to the TV as we watched the first tower smoldering. Then we saw the plane fly into the second tower. We watched the news all day long....pissed off. Our engineering school had a high percentage of Muslim students and none of them showed up to class. Campus was like a ghost town. I had two buddies enlist that week....both of which made it back but with horrible PTSD. Patriotism was at an all time high. Blacks, whites, yellows, browns, etc all together. situations change over the years but never forget what happened that day.

9/12/2018 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



9/11/2018 11:01:00 PM

Excellent

Nowadays the new motto "We will never remember,is more true". How soft are American people that only after 8 years of Obama this is the new norm. Unbelievable!

9/12/2018 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday we remembered and honored our brothers and sister that gave their lives to save others on 9/11/01. They answered the call and tragically sacrificed their lives to save others.

Today we all should also remember those that answered the call on that dreadful day and have since either lost their lives because of or are seriously suffering from 9/11/01 cancers and illnesses.

Those cops of all ranks also answered the call and did their part in helping and saving lives and are now, years later, suffering with many losing their lives.

Today we keep those POST 9/11 MOS in our thoughts. We mourn those that have passed away due to 9/11 related illnesses and we stand with those still suffering today from the toxins created on that day.

You are all HEROES.
Retired NYPD

9/12/2018 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

77 years ago this year Pearl Harbor happened. I defy anyone to find a person over 12 years old to tell them what happened and why it happened that day. Fast forward to now. How many people 21-25 years old know or GIVE A FUCK about what happened on 9/11? God forbid anyone takes an inproper political stance, or if grammar school kids were taught properly about what happened that day. There are so many bullshit conspiracy theories, socialist horseshit, and every other subterfuge trying to explain the reason or lay the blame on the US that young minds don't have a chance to learn the truth. Does anyone who didn't have any skin in the game(military, police, firefighters, etc.,} really care? or do we worry more about the latest high, the latest bullshit political "cause" we need to fight for, or any number of useless bullshit? God Bless the heros and martyrs who died needlessly that day. God Damn the useless eaters who couldn't care less.

9/12/2018 08:25:00 PM  

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