posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 02:12 PM
Thanks for sharing these. It is always fascinating to see pictures from the past and look at how things have changed over the years - either for the
better or otherwise.
One thing you did say though, caught my attention:
For many years I pondered what if, why? Seeing these pictures made me relive that day and those other day's all at once. Numb now, I can't help but
remember a time where things were so very different, in all our american lives.
It isn't just "American lives" that were affected by that fateful day. Let us remember the millions of Iraqi and Afghan civillians who's lives
were just as horrifically and irreparably turned upside down by military actions as a result of that day. The millions of service men and women of the
"coalition" who went to war as a result of that day and never came home - men and women from countries 'allied' with America. The families of
those fallen soldiers who will never see their loved ones again, who have also had their hopes and dreams shattered as a result.
It is easy to forget those not directly caught up in terrible events, but there are always others affected by such things.
I don't wish to detract from your thread, or to derail it in any way. Certainly I do not want anyone to take my comments above to start a
conversation about "911 was an inside job" or otherwise. The whole series of events was a travesty, and a sorry time in human history. Hopefully,
though, we can look to the future and make this a better world if we all work together and strive for peace - not fight for peace, but work for peace.
Thanks again, for sharing your pictures.
Also, I'd like to say I'm a little envious of the fact that you had such an amazing opportunity to fly as you did. I've long dreamed of being able
to do something like that. Perhaps one day I will, but for now, there are other things occupying my time.