9-11: Remembering Those Lost, 14 Years Later

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Here at TFB we’d like to take a moment to honor the memory of those lost on September 11, 2001. It’s been 14 years since an act of terrorism took the lives of 2,977 Americans, and the memories are still fresh.

We all remember where we were on that day. Where were you?

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 file picture, a person falls headfirst from the north tower of New York's World Trade Center. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

“The Falling Man”. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

A list of those killed on 9-11 can be viewed at http://www.foxnews.com/story/2009/09/10/list-victims-from-sept-11-2001.html

The movie United 93 is currently streaming on Netflix. Watch a trailer at https://youtu.be/WOzXECzchTk

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Two columns of light symbolize the fallen World Trade Center towers in a tribute in light September 11, 2003 in New York City. The light tribute that debuted last year returned to mark the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

To watch CNN footage of 9-11 from 2001, visit https://youtu.be/rsIWPPw-JzU

To watch NBC footage of 9-11 from 2001, visit https://youtu.be/OtZKEjr-Sfg

Sites to visit: the 9/11 Tribute Center at http://tributewtc.org/, the 9/11 Museum at http://www.911memorial.org/museum

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY - NO COMMERCIAL SALES) Firefighters raise a U.S. flag at the site of the World Trade Center after two hijacked commercial airliners were flown into the buildings September 11, 2001 in New York. (Photo by 2001 The Record (Bergen Co. NJ)/Getty Images)



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • bsnighteye

    Rest in peace. We suffered much terrorist acts in past – we know what it’s like. Condolences from Russia.

    • Katie A

      Thank you, bsnighteye

      • Excellent article Katie. We all need to remember 9/11.

    • My thanks as well bsnighteye. Russia has certainly had it’s share of terrorist attacks as well!

      • bsnighteye

        Yeah, recently (at 1st September, when kids start new school year) we had Beslan School Hostage Crisis anniversary. 32 bastards with frag mines, RPGs, machine guns and all kinds of explosives came to school to announce their demands. Terrorists captured 1128 hostages, gathered together in gym and act hall along with suicide bombers, barricaded and placed IEDs all over the building. Two and half days of hell. On second day terrorists refused to give water and provide toilet – children had to gather urine in bottles just not to dehydrate.

        186 dead children, 111 dead parents, relatives and guests, 17 dead teachers, 1 dead policeman (who shot one of them dead and wounded another one before the attack). Most of them died from IEDs.
        6 dead civilian rescuers and 2 dead military rescuers who probably died in attempt to evacuate children through windows and breaches.
        10 dead FSB operatives who covered rescued chilren with their backs, one of them jumped on thrown grenade to save 3 hostages.

        And it was one kind of a hell…

    • Mark

      The best condolence would be to prosecute the guilty!

      https://youtu dot be/l47D5ISemds

    • supergun

      Cool. Reply from Georgia, Georgia USA that is.

  • no

    You should also add a link for Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

    • Katie A

      Outline of plane on the tower on 9 11

      • no

        And?

      • 2 boo-coo

        Where’s the CCTV video of the missile- I mean plane- hitting the Pentagram?

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          Whatever you say Dale.

          • 2 boo-coo

            Dale Earnhardt is dead- was it Jr?

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Can we not get into this BS today please?

      • Katie A

        Thank you

      • no

        Over 2,000 professional engineers, architects, metallurgists, physicists, etc. petitioning for another independent investigation to be done isn’t exactly BS. The organization doesn’t get into the political side of it, motivating factors, attackers themselves, etc., just the science. It’s backed by lots of the survivors’ families as well. It’s disrespectful to all those that lost their lives to accept the NIST’s report and not try and answer the questions. This is exactly the day to get into this.

        And if you really didn’t want to “get into this”, then simply ignoring my post would have been the best method as I would have said nothing else.

      • We will NOT under any circumstances get into that topic on this solemn day of remembrance.

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          Just when I think the space lizard and hologram crowd has gone away.

          • 2 boo-coo

            Just when I think the Hasbara trolls are tucked safely in bed. Do you personally know Joshua Goldberg from Hasbara Training School

        • no

          What topic? What did I say that was disrespectful, please tell me. It was certainly no reason to delete my comments.

        • Grindstone50k

          You guys have your work cut out for you tonight.

          • Probably so—-one didn’t listen and he came from out of nowhere. He ignored the warning so he’s banned.
            I’m not going to let people insult the memories of those lost with looney comments.

          • 2 boo-coo

            come on Phil- I’ve been “banned” from TFB at least 50 times

  • Where was I?

    I was just a kid. My Dad was stationed in Germany with NATO at the time, and that meant that when 9/11 happened it was about 3 in the afternoon. My Mom picked me up from the bus stop and looked visibly shaken, so I asked what was wrong. She responded by telling me that ‘somebody flew a plane into a building in New York City’ and I recall thinking that ‘this will just blow over within a few weeks.’

    To this day, I don’t think I’ve ever been more wrong.

    We got home and soon enough, we watched the second plane hit the towers and then the buildings eventually falling. Dad came home a few hours later, and was deployed within a month for the better part of a year.

    9/11 is one of those things you don’t forget. Considering people born on September 11th, 2001 are now 14 years old, it is up to those of us who remember it to make sure that the next generation is aware of what it’s like to watch your illusions of western invincibility and safety just shatter before your eyes, much like the buildings did.

    Cheers, and have a safe weekend.

    • Katie A

      Agreed, we are responsible for the next generation. And I will certainly never forget. Thank you for sharing your memory.

    • 2 boo-coo

      Make sure the lies continue or else the MIC doesn’t get paid and Israel is cut off from Uncle $am’s teat$

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    9/11 was my generations Kennedy assassination.
    I remember listening to the morning need on my warehouse radio at work and feeling ill.

    • 2 boo-coo

      JFK was killed because he knew the consequences of Israel getting nukes

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        No way dude, it was the Shriners.
        Their weird hats were made in Havana and the embargo made them impossible to get.

        • Mark

          Ah… those raving coincidence theorists, no planning, everything by accident.

          Who needs the FBI, CIA, NSA, ФСБ, Sûreté, הַמוֹסָד, Bundesnachrichtendienst, etc.? There are no conspiracies, so no money should be spent on spies and spy gear.

          • Grindstone50k

            Do your recommend Reynolds Wrap or will just any foil do? Great Value is pretty cheap. Does it work as well as the good stuff?

          • 2 boo-coo

            Blind obedience to the govt is a sure sign of retardation- look at Phil White

          • Dan

            Oh look everyone, its our little hilter loving israel hating nazi friend

          • It figures—-

        • 2 boo-coo

          What are your feelings on the USS Liberty- do you agree that what your country did to that ship was a travesty?

    • I was thinking the same thing a short while after it happened. For myself it was the Kennedy assassination but for many this will remain with them forever!

      I remember I was on patrol when it happened and after hearing about the plane hitting the first tower I went into the PD in time to see the second plane hit. My first thought was we are at war. I think shock set in when I thought of all those victims both in the aircraft and in the two towers. It was one horrible day for our country.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        9/11 and the Challenger explosion are the two that I will always be able to remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when they happened.

  • 2 boo-coo

    We will never forget the Dancing Israelis

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      9/11 is like nut job Christmas.

      • 2 boo-coo

        You Hasbara trolls must be burning the midnight oil tonight.

        • Grindstone50k

          If you had ever even visited TFB in t he past, you’d know IUD is a common poster here. You, sir, are the troll. Shoo.

          • 2 boo-coo

            IUD is Hasbara’s second string

          • Grindstone50k

            Hasbara sounds like a nice Mexican restaurant.

      • Grindstone50k

        All these names you never, ever see post on TFB suddenly come out the wood work. Do they have some sort of script that alerts them to whenever there’s a 9/11 post on the internet somewhere? Like a bat signal? A loon signal?

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          Those people should seek treatment.

          • 2 boo-coo

            Says the Hasbara troll whose Disqus account is private

          • Grindstone50k

            Yeah, probably a few imagined slights away from making headlines in a bad way.

      • Craig G

        “Tis the season to be batty! Falalalala lalalala!
        Ignore the mods and keep on trolling Flalala lalala lalala!

  • 2 boo-coo

    “It was set up to fail”- the chairman and co-chairman of The 9-11 Commission

  • 2 boo-coo

    Pinpoint flying accuracy from retards too stupid to get a Cessna in the air?

  • 2 boo-coo

    If you don’t think sociopaths are in charge check out “Operation Gladio”

  • 2 boo-coo

    Miraculously people on Flight 93 made cell phone calls from altitudes that until a few years ago were technically impossible

    • Nicks87

      Tower 7 is the key.

  • no

    Firearms, not politics.

    Well, maybe some politics…but don’t you dare disagree with us on them or we’ll delete your posts even if they weren’t offensive, didn’t use foul language, or weren’t in any way attacking anyone on here. 2a, not 1a.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Stupidly is offensive.
      We like to talk about guns here. That doesn’t mean we’re a bunch of whack jobs.

      • no

        Right, because you’re smarter than >2,000 architects, engineers, metallurgists, demolitions experts, physicists, and chemists.

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          If you and those idiots think 9/11 was a mass hallucination then yes I am.
          A classmate of mine who is a professional photographer took photos of those planes that day from his apartment in Manhattan.

          • no

            That’s what you think we think, that it was a mass hallucination?

            Of course planes flew into the buildings, that’s undeniable. What’s very deniable is the NIST report detailing why the buildings fell. How did Windsor Tower in Madrid, Spain burn for over 20+ hours and never collapse?

            In fact no steel frame skyscraper has ever collapsed due to fire, before or after 9/11. But on 9/11, 3 buildings collapsed, one of which wasn’t hit by a plane at all (wtc7), due to “structural failure from fires”.

          • 2 boo-coo

            Was he a Dancing Israeli?

        • Nicks87

          Tower 7.

        • Grindstone50k

          Huh, Truthers are still around? I’m mildly surprised. Have fun completely ignoring ALL the data!

          • 2 boo-coo

            You mean like high-altitude Flight 93 cell phones calls that weren’t technically possible until a few years ago? Or absolutely no crash debris from the same plane?

          • Grindstone50k

            Thank god you’re soooo smarter than the people who orchestrated this “terrorist attack! Why didn’t they think about how high-altitude Flight 93 cell phone calls weren’t even possible?? Such a shoddy operation!

  • no

    There are many conspiracy theories about what occurred on 9-11. Some speak with certainty that the official story provided by the government is complete and accurate, some speak with certainty about who they think really did it, why and how.

    Fact is, almost no one knows for sure.

    If it was a conspiracy then there would no doubt be a large amount of misinformation thrown in as a distraction.

    Here is what we do know for sure: at the very least, the government is not telling us the full story.

    We know this because they have admitted it by classifying 28 pages of material related to 9-11. This is against the wishes of the American people and even several members of Congress who have read the material and indicated that it tells a far different story than the official accounts.

    Here is what else we know….just taking two simple examples:

    We know the government claims it had transcripts of numerous calls made from mobile phones to the families of victims.

    We know that the government claims that at least three of the hijacker passports were recovered from the rubble.

    We also know that the chances of these two simple statements being true are very, very slight.

    In fact we can be pretty sure it’s total and utter bull5hit.

    Go watch the film of the buildings collapsing and picture the odds of a near mint condition passport simply flying out of some hijackers pocket and gently floating to the ground only to be found within minutes or hours of the rubble coming down. It’s simply bull5hit. No other way to describe it.

    Now…14 years later with far superior technology, try to make a mobile phone call from a plane. It just doesn’t work, even today. In 2001 there is almost no way that even one person could have found a signal and absolutely no way that dozens did. One also has to wonder why the government released a transcript to the families rather than actual call recordings. Again, this is bull5hit.

    Does this prove it was an “inside job”? No. These facts, by themselves don’t at all prove what happened or the motivations and actors involved — they just prove that we’ve been lied to.

    Now there are many, many other aspects of this case that are also completely unbelievable, odd or downright nonsensical. Why, for example, did the Pentagon, a building with literally thousands of security cameras not produce one single piece of footage of the crash?

    We can ask many more questions and we can speculate about what this means. It proves nothing in itself. Other than the fact that we simply don’t have the whole story and likely never will.

    We should have more information. We should demand the release of the 28 pages. We should also be skeptical of both official stories and skeptical of unproven theories.

    Go easy on conspiracy theorists, for sometimes they are conspiracy truths.

  • USMC03Vet

    I was on Parris Island in bootcamp. Only months later when I graduated did I actually see any media of it.

  • Never forget…the government lied about 9/11 to take away your rights.

  • Thankfully there aren’t any Islamic terrorists amongst the Syrian “refugees” flooding Europe.

  • Grindstone50k

    9/11 brings a duality of emotions for me. One side at the horrendous loss of life at the hands of terrorists. The other side at how we let our fears get the better of us in the proceeding years. But that’s political and doesn’t have a place here.

  • Tassiebush

    I remember it well. It was something like 11pm or 12am local time and I was trying to settle my grizzling baby daughter and some documentary was on about Mohammed Ali (When we were kings). Then it cut straight to live news coverage about a plane having hit one of the towers. I watched the rest of the awful business unfold from there.

    • mikee

      Tassie – remeber 27 Australians also died.

      • People from most of the nations on earth died. I mourn them all!

        • 2 boo-coo

          Yet strangely everyone that lights the menorah was told to stay home that particular day

      • Tassiebush

        Absolutely. I knew someone who lost a friend. Many other countries lost people too. It was a shared tragedy.

  • Azril @ Alex Vostox

    We’ll not forget any everyday heroes that pay the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you and until we meet again.

  • Return Fire

    What happened to firearms not politics?

  • Return Fire

    The narcissism, bad faith, and bad taste of America’s 9/11 commemorations have taken on an almost Jewish quality. The official line is: We were entirely innocent. We were hated for our virtues. And because we are such good and innocent people, when we are wronged, that entitles us to do anything we want to our enemies. And lest our persecuting zeal flag, well we must never forget and never forgive, for we are the true victims, the only victims who matter. Thus we must forever commemorate our victimhood, not to avoid future horrors but to make them inevitable, so that blood may flow without ceasing.

  • Return Fire

    We had all pretty much concluded that the hijackers were Muslims who had targeted us because of the US government’s slavish subservience to Israel and our domestic Jewish community. There was also a consensus that 9/11 was a superb opportunity to awaken our people on the Jewish domination of American foreign policy and the Jewish question in general.

  • Alan

    That is one day you will never forget. I was in 10th grade and going to school in Manhattan (travelled in from the suburbs). Even though we were over 100 blocks away, it was an incredibly clear day and we were able to see the towers fall from the roof of our building…

    It took 3 days until we were able to get out of the city and back home. After sleeping on the gym floor for 2 nights, we finally got a bus that went through river dale, to westchester And over the Tappan Zee Bridge.

    Sadly there were quite a number of kids in school who lost very close family and friends on that day.

    May they rest in peace and we will never forget.

  • iksnilol

    It says that the video isn’t available.

  • Never Forget…the government lied about 9/11 and the war on terror to take away your rights.

  • Any reader who broaches the subject of conspiracies will have the comment removed. A second offense and you will be banned.
    Please have some respect for those who lost their lives.

    • 2 boo-coo

      LOL- Waiting for the next installment of “TFB- Fearless Defenders of the First Amendment”

      • Dan

        This isn’t a public venue to excercise your rights. It’s a blog. The editor has control over the content they deem worthy. You really should learn where and when your rights are actually protected.

    • “Respect” them by covering up the truth. Support wars of aggression and give up your rights.

    • Please have some respect and stop parading the dead on a pedestal as propaganda to exacerbate the removal of our inalienable rights.

      • Sgt. Stedenko

        But it’s cool to discuss conspiracy theories about gun lubes?
        Mmmmmkay, Phil.

  • supergun

    On that day 14 years ago, a bunch of heathens murdered many innocent American Citizens that never came home from work to their love ones, Wives, Husbands, Sons, Daughters, and Grandchildren. Only cowards and punks do these thing. We will never forget, saudi arabia.

  • Zebra Dun

    I was sleeping late, the wife woke me up telling me to come see an Airplane had accidentally crashed into a building in New York, as I watched wondering how did an airliner manage that the second airliner came in, I knew then it was a terrorist attack and said as much to the wife.
    I said this means war, it did, I thought well heck somebody is going to get nuked but that we would win and make the killers pay.
    They may have paid, no nukes yet but the question of whether we will win is up in the air.
    Never again is a good idea, remains to be seen if it’s a fact.

  • PatrickHenry1789

    My comment was removed. Why? It wasn’t derogatory, inflammatory or in violation of the posting guidelines here as far as I know. It was merely an interview with Barry Jennings. The last man out of WTC 7 on that fateful day. His last interview before he died in a hospital after revealing the truth of a very small piece of the events that happened that day that didn’t comport with FEDGOV’s version of events. Why didn’t you post it if you disagreed with me? We could have debated the issue then. Don’t even worry about banning me. I’ve already taken the liberty of unsubscribing. If I need news and information about firearms. I’ll just get it elsewhere on the net. What a shame! You guys just keep fiddling with your firearms while Rome burns.

    • I’m the one who deletes or edits comments and I don’t even recall your post much less deleting it. I can assure you I did not get rid of it.
      Try posting it again if you want.

  • Secundius

    Fourteen-Years later, and Congress STILL won’t appropriate any money to the Relief Effort promised to the Rescue Worker’s that Survived the Attack. They should be placed in “Stocks” in front of the US Capitol Building, and Receive All the Ridicule the American People Can Mustard At Them. Along with some Rotten Tomatoes…

  • So you joined just to make a stupid comment. Using that language will kick the comment over to be ok’d. If it wasn’t done fast enough maybe you need to have a little patience.

  • Brian M

    I was just eight years old. I was at school in third grade when it happened. Somebody came into the room and said something to the teacher. All the adults got really quiet. Next thing I know, they’re sending everybody home. My mom was glued to the TV, watching the news. Nobody would tell us anything. Mom made my brother and I stay quiet in the basement.