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We cannot let future generations forget the good in people in the face of evil & despair
It’s time to dial things back today as we remember the 20th anniversary of such a horrible day in the history of this country that turned ordinary citizens — and animals! — into heroes who stood up to an unimaginable challenge. I didn’t want to get up this morning and rehash buildings blowing up and crashing to the ground.
The goal for today’s Screencaps is to reflect on the good in people when faced with such circumstances as they faced on September 11.
So we look back, but we also look forward. Watching 9-11 documentaries on National Geographic Friday night, one thing that struck me was how those who survived the Twin Towers keep mentioning how they have to keep moving forward in life. Yes, the memories are there, but life has to go on.
That said, the bravery on display that day is to never be forgotten. Guys like Todd Beamer. Or Orio Palmer, the firefighter heard over the radio reaching the 78th floor of the South Tower before it collapsed on the 45-year-old Palmer.
Orio was a triathlon guy. He’d trained his body to go up and reach those people who were trapped. The FDNY’s physical fitness award is now named in his honor.
Excuse me for not having the perfect intro to today’s post. The photos and videos speak for themselves. Have a great day enjoying football and life.
Firefighters climbing 110 flights today at Lifetime Fitness as a tribute to 9-11. pic.twitter.com/hnP2rC7M9p
— Tony Holler (@pntrack) September 10, 2021
There are many trees in our backyard, but this is my favourite.
5 years ago, while walking by the 9/11 Memorial in NYC, I picked up an acorn. Today, that acorn is this oak tree, tall & healthy in southern Ontario.
— Bills Helmet Bar (@BillsHelmetBar) September 11, 2021
“We’re all Americans, we’re all working and striving to make this world a better place”
𝐓𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐥
— Air Force Falcons (@AF_Falcons) September 11, 2021
Florida going red, white, and blue script helmets on 9/11.
Proud, as always, to be a Gator. pic.twitter.com/tmNl3UA3SM
— Darren Heitner (@DarrenHeitner) September 10, 2021
— UAB Football 🏆 (@UAB_FB) September 7, 2021
In tomorrow's game every player will wear a decal on each side of their helmet which will honor those that lost their lives on 9/11. 2,983 lives were lost that day, so 2,983 names will be represented across the players helmets. #AlwaysRemember #LEO pic.twitter.com/PjBRrJG34v
— South Alabama Football (@WeAreSouth_FB) September 11, 2021
𝘙𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳. 𝘏𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘳. 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵. pic.twitter.com/L8jIarB87J
— BG Football (@BG_Football) September 9, 2021
Fresno State’s 9/11 tribute uniform combo pic.twitter.com/1mCRTVHfxe
— Athlete Swag (@AthleteSwag) September 10, 2021
Classy 9/11 tribute painted on field of Sun Devil Stadium for Saturday pic.twitter.com/jPOsBEFK4i
— SportsPac12 (@SportsPac12) September 10, 2021
— Brian Thompson (@brian4NY) September 11, 2021