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911 Photos; never forget!
Sep 14, 2021 16:11:26   #
M from NF Loc: Niagara Falls, NY
 
As everyone one this site is a photographer or has an interest in photography, I am posting a link to photographs from one of the most terrible days in the lives of many on this forum. These photos are from the terrible day of 9/11/2001. This is a true photojournalist representation of that terrible day. As some of the members have done some form of photojournalism in their lives whether it be recording a tragic event, PR, or Sports, all of us can appreciate the physical and mental conditions involved in taking photos like the ones contained in this link.

I want to point out that there is nothing political in this photographic story of 9/11. Just tragedy, bravery, sadness and some hope.

I want to warn everyone that these pictures are graphic. That day was a terrible day. Nothing is held back. Just a simple photographic story of one of the worst days in American History. One that we should never, ever forget.

Please feel free to pass this link on so that others will never forget.

Do not click if you are uncertain if you can handle these photos.

Michael

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2021/09/us/9-11-photos-cnnphotos/

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Sep 14, 2021 16:54:38   #
DeanS Loc: Capital City area of North Carolina
 
Thank you.

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Sep 14, 2021 17:34:44   #
ELNikkor
 
Thanks for posting. I was in Jakarta, Indonesia on 9/11. I had a friend who worked on the 107th floor, so was worried about him for weeks. Turned out a few months earlier his department had moved across the river to NJ. So sorry for those who lost friends and relatives.

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Sep 14, 2021 22:16:47   #
jbhess
 
Very powerful.

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Sep 15, 2021 05:45:33   #
DAN Phillips Loc: Graysville, GA
 
Lives were lost, property destroyed and and peace and security seemed gone forever. It brought out the great in some, the shock of it all was experienced by those there and those who saw, but we lived on, overcome, rebuild, but never forget.

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Sep 15, 2021 07:18:15   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 
I will never forget. Standing outside the AT&T building in lower Manhattan I watched the 2nd tower pancake into the street. For months afterwards every available open space was plastered with pictures of lost loved ones titled "Has anyone seen......".

There is some small comfort that the last thing Bin Laden saw in this life was an American soldier pointing a weapon at him.

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Sep 15, 2021 11:10:32   #
Earnest Botello Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Thank you, Michael, a very sad day for America, I pray that it never happens again.

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Sep 15, 2021 13:35:09   #
mikee
 
[quote=M from

I want to point out that there is nothing political in this photographic story of 9/11. Just tragedy, bravery, sadness and some hope.
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There are some political slants in the series' descriptions. Bush, when told america was under attack, didn't get up a "few minutes later", he sat there for 7 minutes. A lot happens in 7 minutes. The photos, however, are great.

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Sep 15, 2021 14:41:57   #
Alafoto Loc: Montgomery, AL
 
M from NF wrote:
As everyone one this site is a photographer or has an interest in photography, I am posting a link to photographs from one of the most terrible days in the lives of many on this forum. These photos are from the terrible day of 9/11/2001. This is a true photojournalist representation of that terrible day. As some of the members have done some form of photojournalism in their lives whether it be recording a tragic event, PR, or Sports, all of us can appreciate the physical and mental conditions involved in taking photos like the ones contained in this link.

I want to point out that there is nothing political in this photographic story of 9/11. Just tragedy, bravery, sadness and some hope.

I want to warn everyone that these pictures are graphic. That day was a terrible day. Nothing is held back. Just a simple photographic story of one of the worst days in American History. One that we should never, ever forget.

Please feel free to pass this link on so that others will never forget.

Do not click if you are uncertain if you can handle these photos.

Michael

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2021/09/us/9-11-photos-cnnphotos/
As everyone one this site is a photographer or has... (show quote)


A terrible day in our history as a nation, yet remarkable in the bravery of some and the compassion of others. The true American spirit long before the division fomented by the past two administrations and the current one.

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Sep 15, 2021 14:46:21   #
Alafoto Loc: Montgomery, AL
 
yssirk123 wrote:
I will never forget. Standing outside the AT&T building in lower Manhattan I watched the 2nd tower pancake into the street. For months afterwards every available open space was plastered with pictures of lost loved ones titled "Has anyone seen......".

There is some small comfort that the last thing Bin Laden saw in this life was an American soldier pointing a weapon at him.


"There is some small comfort that the last thing Bin Laden saw in this life was an American soldier pointing a weapon at him." Actually, the last thing he saw was the muzzle flash from the Seal's pistol. He didn't live long enough to hear the report. Truly a glorious day for all of us.

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Sep 15, 2021 14:51:49   #
Alafoto Loc: Montgomery, AL
 
mikee wrote:
There are some political slants in the series' descriptions. Bush, when told america was under attack, didn't get up a "few minutes later", he sat there for 7 minutes. A lot happens in 7 minutes. The photos, however, are great.


What might he have done if he had left the classroom 7 minutes earlier? There was nothing he could have done without a complete report of what was happening and no reason to jump up and storm out of the classroom, terrifying those children.

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Sep 15, 2021 16:37:06   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 
Alafoto wrote:
"There is some small comfort that the last thing Bin Laden saw in this life was an American soldier pointing a weapon at him." Actually, the last thing he saw was the muzzle flash from the Seal's pistol. He didn't live long enough to hear the report. Truly a glorious day for all of us.



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