Sunday, September 11, 2016

Flag through the foliage

Flag though the foliage

Fifteen years since 11 September 2001, remembering the heroes and the victims of that terrible day, the veterans of the war(s) that followed, and the soldiers killed since.

And the people of Afghanistan and Iraq.

And you, God's little flowers
May you blossom all around
So that my son
May sleep happily.
"Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"
Symphony No. 3, Op. 36
— Henryk Górecki, 1976.

  • After plucking a small American flag from a nearby boat, three New York City firefighters hoisted it amid the destruction of the day. The flag has been missing until recently found and forensically verified. It has been returned to the 9/11 Memorial.
    — Via Associated Press.
  • The strange, harrowing journey of Air Force One during the eight hours immediately following the attack on 9/11, as told by the people who were on board.
    — Via Politico.
  • U.S. military planes were not equipped or ready for an attack on the U.S. on 9/11. Heather Penney, an F-16 pilot, was ready to give her life to stop Flight 93.
    — Via Washington Post.
  • Voices From Inside the Towers
    — Via YouTube

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