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God Bless American and United We Stand . I remember this day 17 years ago. My dad woke me up

 at 6:30 am morning . he side buildings in new your have a air plane had crash in them . at the time I

 thought people had live in the world trade centers. Of course I off on that information they live one 

right next store too it. I remember going to Fresno City College as scheduled . I had a job meeting

about getting a job at the time early in the morning for what be goodwill . at time I didn't know but did

 get the job a month latter . still there working with the same company Goodwill Service Connection

 ( aka Valley service connection) was the name back than run by goodwill . than I wet to group Dynamix 

and with all are peers as can say every one was sad we all in shocked as was everyone in America that are

 pissed off mad . ABC 30 was filming something on the school that day to if was current too. And wet to are 

ther class the one where learning about plants and so on . no body was happy there too are minds are on

 what just happen that day. After college ending I went with a friend to go out to eat some where and 

after he went home i wet to the Clovis Walmart try buy some USA flags . they out of course after paying for

 some sodas . I nearly life the store with out the goods I just pay for the cashier got my attention than went

 back for my goods. Than went home as my dad and grandma was home. They both pass away back in 2007

 and 2008 . I missed them so much too. 😭 .

These sites will help give people a under standing of September 11 . 2001 . if your to young . just remember .

 American lost a lot of her people on that sad day they where Christians and Muslims and every other faiths

 to thank of and free sprinted people . white black yellow red brown no matter the party's Democrats and 

Republicans . we all united under are country. May we never for get September 11.2001


David Aaron Garcia





 UNITED WE STAND       SEPTEMBER.11.2001   AND   JULY.7.2005        UNITED WE STAND 




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        With Pain Still Lingering,            

             9/11 Victims Honored              


The country marked the four-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks today

 in familiar ways - the readings of long lists of the victims, the black bands worn across shined

 badges, the framed portraits of loved ones - all while facing its latest

 tragedy, the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina.

It was a day of grief remembered against a backdrop of new loss. It was all but impossible to isolate

 one event from the other, the country's greatest catastrophe in memory and the one that came

before it. From a ceremony at ground zero to a worship service in Washington, speakers paused

 to mention the hurricane's victims, while rescue workers slogging through New Orleans observed

 moments of silence for their fallen colleagues now four years gone.

A few blocks from where hijackers slammed jetliners into the two towers of the World Trade

Center, a rudimentary collection jar - a cardboard box with a slit cut into the top - on the

countertop of a deli asked for donations; they were not intended for Lower Manhattan, but for

the Hurricane Katrina survivors, and a sign promised that "Fancy Food will match every dollar you give."

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, in his short address at ground zero, alluded to the deadly storm,

 as well as the July 11 terrorist bombings in London. "Today, as we recite the names of those

 we lost, our hearts turn as well toward London, our sister city, remembering those she has

 just lost as well. And to Americans suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, our

deepest sympathies go out to you this day."

New York Gov. George Pataki, New Jersey Acting Gov. Richard J. Codey, Secretary

of State Condoleezza Rice and former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani also made remarks

at the ceremony, which lasted more than four hours under a bright, sunny sky.

In Washington D.C., where 189 people were killed when American Airlines Flight 77 struck

the Pentagon, President Bush and Laura Bush attended a morning service at St. Johns Episcopal

 Church at Lafayette Square., along with Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne.

The Rev. Dr. Luis Leon, quoting Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms" in his sermon,

 spoke of becoming strong again in broken places, namely New York and New Orleans.

Later the Bushes and the Cheneys held their hands over their hearts as they observed a

 moment of silence on the South Lawn.

In Shanksville, Pa.., where a fourth airliner crashed after passengers stormed the hijackers

in the cockpit, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said, "They were innocent lives taken by incredible evil."

In New York, firefighters and police officers gathered outside their firehouses and precinct

houses at 8:46 a.m., when American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North Tower, to read the

 names of the fallen. This year, 300 officers marked the anniversary in New Orleans,

where they have helped patrol the French Quarter and surrounding neighborhoods in the past week.

A group of officers lined up outside a makeshift headquarters in Harahan, La., and read

the names of the fallen police officers from Sept. 11.

"We said we'd never forget," said Inspector Michael V. Quinn. "What we showed here

today is that we still remember those who lost their lives on September 11th."

Hard work eased the pain of the day. Officer Joseph Stynes, who works in the Bronx

Anti-Crime unit in New York, said he was so busy working that thoughts of the

anniversary had not occurred to him until the ceremony took place. "I was thinking

about things down here, more so, than what happened there," he said.

Elsewhere in New Orleans, about 50 emergency management and military personnel

 participated in a brief but emotional ceremony at City Hall, where generators run the

limited power supply and scores of people spend each night on cots or the floor.

John Paczkowski, the emergency management director for the Port Authority of New York

 and New Jersey, presented Col. Terry J. Ebbert, head of homeland security for New Orleans,

with a flag depicting abstract images of the twin towers and the American flag.

"We can't imagine the level of devastation that has hit your city," said Mr. Paczkowski,

who escaped from 1 World Trade Center minutes before the building collapsed.To be sure,

 the anniversary ceremonies maintained the same focus of remembrance as in years past. Ground

zero became an island of emotion separate from the rest of the world - at least for more than four

hours. Listening to the hypnotic rhythm of first, middle, and last names read from podiums near the

 pit, it seemed at times impossible that four years had passed, as voice after voice cracked with emotion

For the first time, siblings of the victims read the names, a new face of pain; parents and children have

read in past years. They threaded personal remarks among the names: "I miss talking with you.

I miss laughing with you." "Shake it easy, Sal." "We miss you, bro. Be safe." "Help Katrina hurricane victims also."

Many of the family members wore T-shirts, buttons or signs with their relative's picture on it. A

 few American flags sprinkled throughout the crowd, but most family members just wore

the gold and white ribbons city officials gave them at check in.

The family of Manuel DeValle Jr., a firefighter, gathered his framed photograph and their

FDNY shirts that bear his name and made their way first to Woodlawn Cemetery, which

 opens early on Sept. 11 for family members, and then hurried toward ground zero on

the subway to get there before 8:46 a.m. A cousin, Marisol Torres, 39, wore a sheen

of dust from the cemetery on her black shoes.

"I think it becomes more of a ritual, but your feelings don't go away," she said. "It's still fresh.

 It's still raw."

Jessica Correa, 21, lost her brother Danny, 25, who was an intern at Marsh & McLennan

and was finishing his bachelor's degree at Berkeley College in Paramus, N.J. "He was just

getting started," she said. "He could have been the brightest star."

Mr. Correa had a daughter named Katrina, who is now about 7 years old, but the little girl

 and her mother are estranged from the Correa family. When the family heard of the news

 of the hurricane's devastation, there was a wave of dizzying emotions.

"It was just really, really strange," Ms. Correa said. "It comes so close to September 11,

and there's a hurricane named after her. It brought back so much. The posting of the names,

people looking for their families, children looking for their parents. Whether it's hatred or

 whether it's a natural disaster, there's still lives destroyed."

Brother David Schlatter, a Franciscan friar from Wilmington, Del., stood at the corner of

 Cortlandt and Church Streets and rang a 5,000-pound brass bell mounted on a trailer,

once for each victim of the attacks. "Throughout the centuries, humanity has used bells for

 special moments," he said. "It resonates deeply with the human spirit."

Five cooks from the Millennium Hilton across from Ground Zero stepped outside in

their white uniforms to pay tribute to their 75 lost colleagues from the Windows of the

World restaurant in the World Trade Center. "Including my best friend," said Musleh Ahmed, 46.

This afternoon, more than 200 bands in 20 parks - including Central Park, Union Square

and Washington Square - played what was collectively called the September Concert, intended to,

 in the words of an organizer, Robert Varkovy, 43, "celebrate universal humanity

 and fill the sky with music instead of tears."

Remembering the day was different for some this year in another way, with enlargements

 and shifts in emphasis. When the city released thousands of interviews with police officers,

firefighters and rescue workers in August, some family members of the deceased learned for

 the first time how they died. Meanwhile, controversy and heated emotions continued

to swirl around what will become of the World Trade Center site, from the design of the

 building - revamped in June for security purposes - to the placement of memorials.

Memorial services were also held in unexpected places around the world.

In Keshcarrigan, Ireland, more than 200 people marched behind local firemen and a

bagpipe band to unveil a stone bench and plaque on a lakeshore, dedicated to the Rev.

 Mychal F. Judge, the Catholic priest and Fire Department chaplain who was

among the first responders to die.

Father Judge's father, who died when the chaplain was a young boy, lived at the site

 by the lake before he emigrated to the United States in 1926, so Mychal felt a particular

 attachment to the place, family friends said. A cook rose early to start spit-roasting an

 enormous 130-pound pig in the backyard of Gerty's Pub, to feed the crowd after the formalities.

"He'd love all the fuss," said Liam Coleman, a lieutenant with the New York fire department,

vacationing in Ireland. "He didn't mind the spotlight at all."

In Kenya, a country hit twice by Qaeda bombers, a memorial service was held in Nairobi.

Ben Ole Koissaba complained that the United States has yet to collect the 14 cows that

the Masai donated to the country in 2002. "If they aren't going to accept the gift, they

 should be checking the animals from time to time, or they should give them back," he said.

At Ground Zero, Chris Burke, the founder and chief executive officer of Tuesday's

Children, which provides counseling and assistance to children who lost parents in the

attack, and who himself lost a brother, Thomas, said this anniversary was different for another reason.

"This year, for the first time, there is laughter and smiles through the tears," he said. "The

 realities have sunk in. This is time you decide whether you will mire yourself in 9/11

or if you will live and go on with the rest of your life. That's what my brother would have

 wanted. That's what every brother would have wanted."

He motioned to one of the white tents where the siblings gathered as they waited to

recite their names. "People are telling stories in there," he said. "That hasn't really

happened before. This should be an affirmation of life."

          Families Mark 9/11 With            

            Solemn Remembrance              

SEP.11.2005 TIME IS 3:34PM

NEW YORK - Weeping relatives marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack Sunday

 with prayers, solemn remembrances and heartfelt messages to their dead brothers and

 sisters at the site where the World Trade Center collapsed in a nightmarish

cloud of dust and debris four years ago.

In a ceremony lasting longer than four hours, more than 600 relatives read the names of the 2,749

 victims who died at the trade center. Several blew kisses to the sky after reading a loved one's name,

while others left the microphone sobbing. Several held up photos of their loved ones.

"We miss you Charlie and we love you, your boys will always remember," Peggy Garbarini

told her brother, Fire Lt. Charles William Garbarini, who was 44 when he died at the trade center.

The ceremony came as Hurricane Katrina left Americans once again struggling with a catastrophe

 that caught the nation unprepared and left citizens dead and grieving. Mayor Michael

Bloomberg opened the ceremony with words of condolence for those devastated by the hurricane.

In New Orleans, New York firefighters helping with the relief effort gathered around a makeshift

memorial for their fallen comrades, accepting the gift of a bell from a nearby church whose steeple

was destroyed in the storm. Rescue workers in Biloxi, Miss., took a break from searching for

the storm's missing to remember those who died on Sept. 11.

For the local emergency workers, honoring their New York comrades while dealing with their

own destruction was particularly important. "Now we can relate," said Deputy

 Biloxi Fire Chief Kirk Noffsinger.

At ground zero, the names of the dead echoed across the site one by one.

"You're taking care of us from heaven but someday we'll be together," Iliani Flores said,

choking up and raising her face to the sky in memory of her younger brother, a fire

department paramedic.

"My big sister, my better half, life will never be the same without you," Rolando Moreno

said to Yvette Moreno, who worked for a brokerage in the north tower.

As the names were read, weeping mourners filed down a ramp to a reflecting memorial

pool at the floor of the site, which remains virtually empty four years after the attack. Families

filled the water with red, orange and yellow roses, some shaking as they inscribed dedications

on the wooden edge of the pool.

The ceremony paused for moments of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time at which a hijacked

jetliner crashed into the north tower; at 9:03 a.m., the moment a second plane struck the south

 tower; at 9:59 a.m., when the south tower fell; and at 10:29 a.m., when the second tower collapsed.

"Mom and Dad ache for you every minute," Linda Giammona-Julian said to her brother,

 Vincent Giammona, one of 343 firefighters killed. "We love you and we miss you; til we meet again."

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice read a poem by Christina Rossetti after the second moment

of silence. Gov. George E. Pataki, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and New Jersey

Acting Gov. Richard Codey also addressed the crowd.

"We all stand together to help each other and to help those who need our help in the future,"

Giuliani said. "We remember forever all the brothers and sisters that we lost on that day."

In Washington, President Bush marked the anniversary with his wife on the South Lawn,

and thousands of people marched in remembrance of the attacks and in tribute to troops fighting overseas.

And in southwestern Pennsylvania, about 1,000 people attended a memorial service in the field

 where Flight 93 crashed after it was hijacked by terrorists.

"The first heroes of 9/11 were here," said Brian Rohrbaugh, who brought his wife and young

 children to remember the 40 passengers and crew who died as they struggled with hijackers for control of the plane.

Parents and grandparents read the victims' names at ground zero last year, while children's

 voices were heard in 2003. A selection of politicians, relatives and others read the names

 on the first anniversary.

Two light beams inspired by the twin towers were to shoot skyward Sunday night in an echo

of the towers' silhouette. The "Tribute in Light" will fade away at dawn on Monday


       New Yorkers In New Orleans        

            Remember Sept. 11.2001         

POSTED: 10:52 am CDT September 11, 2005
NEW ORLEANS -- Firefighters paused Sunday in their recovery work for
Hurricane Katrina to observe the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001,
terrorist attacks that killed their brethren in New York.

On the lawn of Our Lady of Holy Cross College in the New Orleans neighborhood
 of Algiers, firefighters from New Orleans, New York and other cities
gathered around a makeshift memorial.

Four years ago, 343 New York firefighters were killed in the attacks that
 destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

A bell from a nearby Algiers church, its steeple wiped out by Katrina, was
 given to the New York firefighters.

In New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened a ceremony at the site
of the attack today with a reference to the victims of Katrina.





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