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Remembering September 11

Share your memories and pictures of Sept. 11, 2001.

Whether you were directly touched by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, or were miles away from it, there was no escaping its lasting effects.

A decade later, people from all over the country have told their stories to Patch, and those stories have been collected in a fascinating mosaic meant to commemorate this day. See it now on Huffington Post.

And you, too, can share your story and photos of how 9/11 changed your life, or not. Below are links to our local stories. Feel free to leave comments, post your story or upload your pictures.

Stories of 9/11

Jennifer Elston September 12, 2011 at 03:21 AM
My husband was supposed to be in the financial district that day. His job was changed at the very last second to West Chester PA. I still think of the "what ifs." I remember the frantic calls I made to him to make sure he was ok. I, like many others, watched all the news coverage including the 2nd plane that hit. I never understood why my mother (and others) could so clearly recall details of when J.F.K. was shot, until 9/11/2001--I was married exactly 1 month that day.
John G. Lewis September 12, 2011 at 10:39 PM
I am not completely against execuctive action by the President...as long as we are engaged in a general war. Such as during the Cold War (The Invasion of Grenada, for example, by President Reagan in the early 80's), and, indeed, the war against Al Queda (the raiding of the home of Bin Laden). Both actions, given the general circumstances, I believe, were justified. It was a great call by President Obama to go that day into Pakistan... and get him, without the [direct or immediate (though one might say tantamount or implied) ] consent of the Congress, or of the mother country, Pakistan (and in so doing violating their *sovereignty*). A close call, but indeed probably nevertheless warranted... We should recognize too, the United States is the international police force in the world; but that we should use this power, and privilege (hopefully) sparingly, and above all, justly. Yet we should remember that the power to declare war rests with the legislative body, the Congress [The Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, point 11] Correct (?) And the continuing battle for *human rights* goes on; and though we can be duly proud of our achievements, and general record as Americans, this 'war' exists even in our country.
JR September 13, 2011 at 04:12 PM
Thank you for your commentary, John. John Royer
John G. Lewis September 13, 2011 at 08:52 PM
You are welcome (!) The reason why I am interested in the Patch is that I went to school in your state (Lehigh University, class of 1990, Bethlehem). Many fine schools in Pennsylvania (!) Talk again. - John G. Lewis
JR September 13, 2011 at 11:59 PM
Lafayette College, Class of 1978, Easton, PA. John Royer

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