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Remembering 9/11 Ten Years Later – Your Stories   11 comments

In honour of all those who died on 9/11 we are going silent for the day to remember all the lives that were lost.  We will not be tweeting or updating the site.

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It’s been ten years since September 11th 2001. Ten years, 3,652 days. Somehow it seems as though it happened only yesterday… If you close your eyes, I’m sure you can see the images that were clearly imprinted on our collective minds 10 years ago today.

This post is dedicated to all the people who lost their lives on September 11th, to all the heroes who sacrificed their lives to save others, to all the family members and loved one who lost someone dear and still grieve today and to those who survived. This post is dedicated to the NYPD, the FDNY, the Port Authority, the Paramedics and to the regular people who risked their lives to save others and still wonder why they survived and others didn’t. This post is also dedicated to all the men and women, of all countries, who have fought and still fight in Iraq and Afghanistan today and to those who didn’t make it home… You truly are heroes. 

It’s been ten years. Ten years ago we promised we would never forget… and we haven’t… we never will. 

This post is also dedicated to Battalion Chief Orio Palmer  who lost his life saving others on 9/11. It is our contribution to the 9/11 Tribute Movement. Please also take a moment to remember Robert E. Pattison, who died in the North Tower on 9/11. His family members have contacted us and you can find his story here

Here are our collective stories and pictures of 9-11. 

Read them after the jump!

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Remember Me in The Mix Tape’s List of “Five Films Made in the Aftermath of 9/11 We’re Thinking About This Week”   5 comments

From The Mix Tape

As Americans reflect on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, it is a good time to look back on some of the films that tried to capture this moment in American history by giving an on-screen experience to the widespread, unfathomable devastation.
Here are five films we’re thinking about this week as we remember those lost on that tragic day.

Remember Me (2010)

“Remember Me” was not marketed as a film about Sept. 11 or terrorism, but the fall of the World Trade Center does factor into the plot of this love story starring Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin. The film, directed by Allen Coulter and written by Will Fetters, gives subtle hints to the Sept. 11 subplot throughout the film. In the beginning of the film, the audience is told the film is set in New York City in 2001, but it would take a keen viewer to connect the dots, as the year isn’t mentioned again until the very end of the film. “Remember Me” is not a happy romantic film. The story focuses on two lovers: Tyler (Pattinson) and Ally (de Ravin) who are beginning a relationship as they try to get over Ally’s mother’s murder and the divorce of Tyler’s parents in the wake of his brother’s suicide. “Remember Me” will air on TMC at 5:25 p.m. Saturday.

Check out the rest of the list here