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Evil men in planes they flew
Crashed the towers, One and Two
Lives were lost,
Survivors cried,
But they took our towers, not our pride.
Eileen Finck, 2001 (age 8)
Never Forget 9/11/01. (via eileenxelectric)

On September 12, 2001, breaking a centuries-old tradition, the British Guard played “The Star Spangled Banner” instead of “God Save the Queen” during the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. British Citizens wept and waved Old Glory and held signs that read “We are ALL Americans”.

twistandturnaway:

9:03 AM, September 11, 2001 - 

Flight 175 Crashes into the World Trade Center’s South Tower

reflectivelegance:

I couldn’t imagine being the photographer of this photo. A simply amazing shot. 

reflectivelegance:

I couldn’t imagine being the photographer of this photo. A simply amazing shot. 

tonyburgess1969:

September 11, 2001, Twelve Years On - My wife and I were living in Murfreesboro, TN on that day that changed our nation forever. We remember those people who died in New York, Washington DC and Shanksville, PA. On this day we remember those who died defending our country. God Bless America and God grant us peace in the days we live in.

shmemo:

mind blowing..

shmemo:

mind blowing..

ballsandlipgloss:

NEW YORK SPORTS AFTER 9/11:

AMERICA’S FAVORITE PAST TIME HELPS NEW YORK HEAL.

On the days following the horrendous events of September 11, 2001, New York  City was in dire need of healing. Everything in the city that never slept before then, was at a stand still. Lower Manhattan was in shambles, everyone was still on edge, thousands of families were mourning their lost loved ones and one of the city’s favorite past times was still on hold. No baseball had been played since that day. It would be 10 days later, when the first MLB game would be brought back to NYC.

The Mets hosted the Atlanta Braves, in a game that will go down in one of the best moments in baseball history, regardless of what team you’re a fan of. Wearing FDNY, NYPD, EMS, and Port Authority Police Department caps and with a 9-11-01 logo embroidered on their uniforms, the Mets took part in a moving tribute by Liza Minnelli before playing not just for the love of the game, but for the love of the loyal fans who stuck with them through ups and downs and who now needed them more than ever.
Then Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a well known Yankees fan, was in the stands that night, because it really didn’t matter which team was your favorite anymore. He wore a split FDNY/NYPD cap and cheered for orange and blue with the fans that packed what was then Shea Stadium as well as millions watching across the nation.
Mike Piazza’s 8th inning two run homer will forever be one of my favorite moments in baseball, not just a Mets fan and New Yorker, but as a person who appreciates amazing moments. Right there, with a play that of course is exciting at any moment, but one that was soooo necessary at the time, Piazza brought a smile to the faces of New Yorkers. We were winning again. It was a small step in what would be a tremendous recovery for the city.

Four days after that, the New York Yankees were back home, hosting the Devil Rays. Unfortunately, they lost that game, but the following month they were giving New York another reason to cheer by winning a spot in that year’s world series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Game 3 was the first game of the series played at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The city was still on high alert, especially since the day before Attorney General John Ashcroft warned that more attacks could come in the following weeks. Nobody cared. Nobody stayed home. Everyone cheered for the Yankees — even a rabid hater like myself. President Bush received a thunderous applause as the threw out the first pitch in a FDNY sweatshirt [worn over a bullet proof vest] and the Yankees went on to play a great game, winning it for their city. At the end, there weren’t cheers for specific players or jeers for Arizona. Instead chants of “U-S-A” were heard all over the stadium. Yelled out by fans of both teams. The Yankees played all seven World Series games wearing the first responder caps.