"O beautiful   for heroes   proved
In liberating   strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!"
Above links are to the tributes to the New York City Fire Department and Police Department heroes who fell or were/remain harmed in the line of duty because of 9/11/01, and to the passengers of Flight 93, and to all those on the flights themselves or affected on the ground at the Pentagon, and to all their loved ones.
Turn the sound on.
And we also thank those who've given their lives, their limbs, their health, their loved ones, in protecting all of us here back at home, including the many heroes working at "The Pile" in the days, weeks and months following 9/11.
9-11: "We Remember"
"The proud warriors of Baker Company Marine Infantry Battalion wanted to do something to pay tribute To our fallen comrades. It would be awesome if you could find a way to share this with our fellow countrymen. I was wondering if there was any way to get this into your papers to let the world know that "WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN" and are proud to serve our country. Semper Fi." 1stSgt Dave JobeFor those who have begun acting like they've forgotten (and of course for all of us, lest we ever do likewise):
A Father's Care
Bill Biggart's Final Exposures. Various photojournalists' photos--called "Seeing the Horror, Part II"--from the attacks and the aftermath, including Peter Turnley, David Turnley, Chip East and Aris Economopoulos. Bill Biggart was killed in the collapse of the towers.
Take a few moments today and look at all the photos. Take a half hour. Take an hour. Please, pay them that small honor as you thank God or the universe that you are still alive.
I've never seen most of these photos.
Look into the faces of the firemen and policemen there that day. Like this one, and these men, and these, and these, and this survivor, and this one, and this family.
There is also this compilation site--"September 11, 2001 Resources" at www.poynter.org giving many links to sites (see especially Additional Resources) dedicated to or about the attacks on 9/11.
Seeing the Horror- Part I is here. This site and its links (at the bottom) will take another hour, maybe two, maybe three, maybe the day, to do the people in the photos and their stories "justice."
They deserve at least that from us, don't you think?