The Day of 9-11 Heroes
As I am writing this article, the day has finally come when the world learns of the heroic deeds of 9-11 heroes. I am pleased to report that the day finally has come because the sky diver who was supposed to honor them has not honored them on purpose. I am also pleased to report that several of those heroes have been recognized by the United States government, and the world has finally learned of their heroism.
On September 7, 2001, I boarded a plane to London, England, from San Diego, California. After an interminable flight of twenty-one hours, I arrived at Stansted Airport in London. I stood in the terminal for a long time. My life had changed.
On that fateful day, I joined the world of 9-11 heroes, and the 9-11 rescue workers and their families. I stood in line to see them on television.
After a long wait, I saw that the rescue workers were still nowhere near the plane. The pilot was still nowhere near the airport, either.
The rescue workers were still not in sight, either.
The plane had landed twenty-one hours after my arrival in London. I was in that airport waiting for rescue workers—and I, the 9-11 hero, was just in their way.
I was the hero who had left a career as an architect to be a volunteer rescuer. I was the hero who had volunteered to take a risk. I was the hero who had risked my own life to do something heroic.
I was the hero who was still just in the way. The 9-11 rescue crew was still searching for a way to get the plane and the people inside it down to the earth safely.
I had arrived in London only twenty-one hours from San Diego—and I was still the hero of 911.
I was still the 9-11 hero with no sign of the rescuers. It was the day of 9-11, and no one knew whether the rescue workers were anywhere near the plane.
I was the hero who had not taken a risk.
I was the hero who had not risked my own life.
The 20th anniversary of 9/11 in the Inland Empire.
It’s hard to believe that more than three years have gone by since the September 11th attacks in New York and Washington. As the survivors struggle to come to terms with what happened, many, and some of those that weren’t alive on 9/11 and have never recovered from the trauma of the attack, are suffering in silence. It’s been hard for those that were present of the tragic events and the resulting loss to reconcile themselves with what happened. For many, the pain and sorrow are still not completely over.
In the days and weeks following 9/11, I met many friends who were impacted by the attacks. They left loved ones and had many years of living in the communities they called home, and yet, still, they could not shake the pain or the memories. I also was fortunate to meet many people from other communities who had not recovered from the traumatic experience of 9/11. Some of them have been in recovery for years and still have issues. For all of them, it is still hard to grieve what happened in those last few days.
People who survived the attacks are still recovering from the experience and processing the fact. That’s why it’s so important for those that are able to come to terms with their losses to do so.
I believe that the people that survived the attacks still carry with them an emotional connection to the terror of 9/11. People of that generation, those that lived along the Hudson River, and those living along the coastline, were all impacted by the events of 9/11. It was through witnessing those attacks and the devastation that had been caused that many of those affected came to terms with their own losses.
Many who were affected live on the same neighborhood near where the attacks happened. In one home, I can picture the people who lived there in the days and weeks following 9/11. They all have the same friends and family members that are still there. I can also picture the people that were close to the attacks and the aftermath. They all knew many of the people who were affected.
Riverside Neighborhood Clean-Ups for the 9/11 Day of Service
Riverside Neighborhood Clean-Ups for the 9/11 Day of Service | Programming.
The 9/11 Day of Service (DOGS) on September 10, 2012, was an opportunity for everyone from neighborhood residents to get involved in the cleanup of the worst site on Earth due to the 9/11 attacks. More than 500 people, from as many as a dozen neighborhoods in Riverside, California took part in several different types of events.
The day was followed by several subsequent days of events, including Clean-Up Friday and other community groups working toward creating a clean and safe environment for everyone within the community.
Below are photos and videos from some of the events in Riverside.
The San Dimas H.E.R.O.E.S.
The San Dimas H. is a project to enhance and promote the use of the English language in the San Dimas County, California. project was started by volunteers as a community outreach effort.
By the way, I am a volunteer. I work for the county as an outreach coordinator for two different counties that is why I am listed with our county as an outreach coordinator.
project was started back in 1998 and it was the culmination of my passion for the English language. So here is the actual article as the article appeared in the San Dimas Daily News. If you are planning to attend a class or visit a school here in San Dimas County and you are interested in learning how to write, read and write English, you have a right to be the first into this web site. Click on the link below to be the first and stay tuned.
The Community Outreach Team (H. ) of the San Dimas School District recently launched its first English/Language Arts class for eighth graders. The students in the class are working on their essays and preparing for tests. The class uses the Internet to keep in touch with each other. All students and teachers in the class are volunteers, but the school and our community are a very friendly place to volunteer.
There are also volunteer opportunities in our community for students to get involved with other projects. In addition, there is a list of volunteers that is available at our website. We are also looking for individuals who are interested in helping out and want to learn how to write, read and write English.
I wanted to let people know that there are many opportunities that a volunteer with the school district can get involved with and they just need to be willing to do whatever it takes to make it a success. For us it includes all volunteers.
One student got up and had a blast at the Computer Class. She got to visit the library for a little while and got to interact with her teacher, which was a real treat for the two of them.
Tips of the Day in Programming
A few of the greatest resources you need to know in 2014.
You can make the case that there are a lot of resources of the sort I’m using here. It’s actually really hard to review resources in a vacuum, because there are a lot of subjects that are more important to understand than you could possibly know about.
This is not a list of books, it’s a guide to what’s available, what’s working, and what’s out there that can help you learn as much as possible. You can add links to websites you find useful, as well as links to the resources I’ve used.
Wired magazine. A year to read a book. It’s like a big, fat, free guide. If Wired doesn’t have your favorite book, then it’s either my favorite.
A Year to Read a Book. This is a great book for students looking for the most up to date materials to sink their teeth into.
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