Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering What Should Never Be Forgotten...


Today is the seventh anniversary of the attacks on 911...

2,974 people died in the attack on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and the plane which crashed near the small town of Shanksville in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania. It was the largest loss of life in an attack on our homeland in American history...

God bless the souls of those that were murdered that day and the families they left behind. I can't say the same for the terrorist that carried it out.

Needless to say, Disneyland and Walt Disney World were closed as a result of the attack. Most people at the parks were in a panic... no one knew what was happening or if they would be next.

No one still does, but memories fade. Perhaps that's how humanity deals with the pain and sorrow of loss... but it also leaves one with a false sense that everything is back to normal.

Since that day, America views the world from a prism of fear and doubt. Nothing is normal anymore... hopefully with places like Disneyland and great Disney animated films we can escape a little of the sadness and heartache, but we should never forget what happen.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Terrorists can only kill some of us.

Liz said...

Thanks for posting this. It's good to remember that this didn't just affect those attacked, but the whole country. Many of us, like my family, are still dealing with the losses of people we knew and loved who were killed in the attacks. We don't want the rest of the country to forget! We want everyone to still be on guard and to not give in to the sweet temptation of denial or desensitization. God bless America. Please pray for those affected by this, alive and dead.

Thanks again.

Capt. Tomorrow said...

What!?! Two posts already and not one of them from che wha?. I guess he/she is busy writing their diatribe for the post Honor will most certainly do for Veterans Day. Let us remember that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Those words were true 75 years ago and they still hold true today and for the future.

Anonymous said...

My flag, as always, will be flying in remembrance of those who died for our country, knowingly or not.

Anonymous said...

Did you know that before 9/11 there was public parking on Buena Vista St in Burbank right in front of the Team Disney Building. A few weeks later all the public parking on the street was removed due to various threats against Studios in town. At the studio, and others, the gate guards were asking people to voluntarily have their trunks looked into.

There were legit threats against "Hollywood" studios that were probably prevented.

God bless those affected by the loss, and God bless the men and women that stood up to the hijackers on the Pennsylvania flight and stopped it from hitting it's target. They are true heroes!

Kevbot said...

Thanks for this, Honor. Forgetting or compartmentalizing is a natural human reaction, and it's a good way of dealing with tragedy and loss ... but remembering is also necessary.

IrishFinneganFan said...

Seven years, I can't believe it's been that long...

The pain remains. Thanks for posting this honor, and God Bless America.

Stephen said...

Outstanding post as always, Honor. We all pay tribute to the almost 3,000 men, women, and children who were taken from us on that horrific morning. God Bless them and their families.

Anonymous said...

touching tribute post....and all so true

Brian said...

Thank you Honor for not letting the memory of those lost be pushed aside.

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Anonymous said...

God bless the people who died on 9/11. Were ever they are I hope they know that we will never forget. 7 years ago today my family and I were planing to go to disneyland until we saw the Televison.

Honor Hunter said...

I'm very tolerant with people posting comments that I don't agree with or even people who just don't like me. I can handle that, but if you want to comment about conspiracy stuff you're going to have to go elsewhere.

My family were in an airport waiting for their flight to Los Angeles when all hell broke loose on 911. I awoke to a phone call from them in the terminal screaming about the country being under attack... that was a very unique alarm clock.

I feel for the families, the friends and whole lives that ended on that morning. I will not allow anyone to post vile, insane comments.

On this post please be respectful, and if you can't then find another place to post your paranoia.

Anonymous said...

"Oh restless one, search for brighter days. Soaring through stormy skies, with your head held high!
America! Spread your golden wings, soar on freedom's wind 'cross the sky. Great bird with your golden dreams, flying high!"
Golden Dream
The American Adventure
EPCOT Center

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post Honor. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's great to remember and commemorate. That's all nice, and its ok to point that out here. But at this point, 7 years later, I don't think bringing it up so much is completely necessary. These days, people will pull the 9/11 card for anything - to promote their own political agenda, instill fear to help push a candidate, sell magazines, pull in TV ratings. Thats why I try to avoid all the 9/11 talk, it's just a topic that's been overly-discussed and beaten to the ground. Trust me, people remember. It's just not right to be opportunistic with 9/11--Whether you're doing it to get votes, ratings, viewers, or justify crimes. It gets worse year after year, and it just makes me dread 9/11 because it just attracts all the wrong coverage.

Kevin S. Willis said...

9/11 doesn't attract "all the wrong coverage". NBC did a real time replay of events. Fox did a repaly that did hit on most of the main events--which was very historical in nature, rather than political, and has the value of reminding us exactly what happens.

While there are certainly political ramifications, and politicians have their own prescriptions for how to prevent such a thing again, there is something worth talking about that I think many could agree on: how slow we've been to rebuild. While I would have preferred that we rebuild the twin towers (maybe with on or two more floor, just to make 'em higher), having practically nothing there 7 years later is a little pathetic, in my view.

I would prefer that the rebuilding of that site had taken place under something more like the Lasseter/Iger Disney regime than the Eisner philosophy of "smaller and more anemic" is better. I'd like to see Tokyo Disney (metaphorically speaking) sprouting up at Ground Zero, rather than DCA. Alas, that's not what we're getting.

While it doesn't mean that the "terrorists have won", I don't think it even means that the terrorists humbled us. I think we've humbled ourselves in that regard, and that's too bad.

The best thing we could have done is put the towers up, bigger and better. I kind of liked the Photoshopped picture of 5 buildings, in the WTC style, arranged to look like a big middle finger flipping the terrorists off, but I know that's not going to happen. Still, bigger, taller, better would have been the answer, in my estimation. Failing that, something more than a memorial within seven years would have been nice.

Wouldn't have been a bad place to put the scrapped Disney's America, IMHO.

Anonymous said...

God bless America, and please help to find the massive destruction weapons that they can`t find in Irak , and please let them know the evidence that we can`t see, and stop this paranoic people!.