In Twin Cities, a solemn day of remembrance

  • Article by: BILL WARD, CURT BROWN and KATIE HUMPHREY , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: September 12, 2011 - 4:09 PM

From blood drives to multi-faith services, Minnesotans paused to remember 10 years later.

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markh5000Sep. 11, 11 3:39 PM

I remember i couldn't sleep the night before (9-10-2001) because I came home really late from work(4 am). I turned off the phones, shut the shades, took some sleeping pills and slept in until 2 pm. 9/11 was also my day off. When I woke up and turned the TV on I couldnt believe what I was seeing. I always said to myself I was the last person in the country to know what happened. I think I watch the news coverage for 24 hours. 10 years later I still cant believe it happened. My future wife was in NYC and toured The World Trade center towers the weekend before 9/11.

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vnbushmanSep. 12, 11 2:59 AM

I remember and always will. I'll never forget that morning as long as I live. I pray for the victims and their families. I pray that one day soon we will be at peace mentally and physically from this evil ideology. I also believe that this is far from being over with. Until we focus on the problem and not the symptoms the world will not be a better place for any of us. Our legislators must learn about the ideology behind all of these terroristic threats and killings before we will be effective to stopping it. Remember 9-11 by all means the victims and the thousands of families. But lets also put an end to terrorism world wide forever. Nobody should be murdered because of a this ideology. Ten years later we still don't know the cause, the size, or the ideology that motivates this enemy. We don't know where this enemy has posts and bases to work out of and train more terrorists. We don't know and understand the motivation behind all of these murders. These are certainly not just a few criminals gone bad. The entire world is in serious danger of also being murdered by this ideology. And this has to be of grave concern to the entire free world, to end this ideology we call terrorism.

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vnbushmanSep. 12, 11 3:51 AM

I too remember 9-11 and always will. I think we owe that much out of respect for those whom were killed and their families. I will never forget. But it doesn't end there. I also feel our legislators, Dept of Defense, Dept of Justice, and public should learn what ideology is motivating these terrorists.

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AirForceGuySep. 12, 11 7:37 AM

Personally, I feel nothing over the attacks. Praying is probably the most meaningless activity conceivable. I show respect for the dead because it is the socially acceptable thing to do, but at the end of the day what good does it really do? It's over. It happened. If we are going to forever look back, we will never move forward. Period. The people responsible for the attacks are dead. If the logic that is going to be applied to the problem of terrorism is that anyone who supports or aids them should be killed or hunted down and captured, I guess I better come after everyone in the United States because attack drones being flown over Afghanistan by guys in Nevada in a climate-controlled room who drive home to their families after putting in a shift of killing people with real missiles from 8,000 miles away can be considered terrorism also. I don't think the hijackers (or al Qaeda) are evil. They are just people, and people kill each other. That's just what we do. You may not like it, but it doesn't make it any less true.

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varthlokkurSep. 12, 11 8:46 AM

Funny, I work retail and most people seemed to spend the day shopping. Kinda sad.

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maryreadSep. 12, 11 9:22 AM

I will always remember and will never forget what happened. Those firemen went into the burning buildings, the police rushed into to help, the EMT's were ready to take care of the surviviors and they became victims. 5555

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maryreadSep. 12, 11 9:28 AM

And to Airforceguy. If we always look forward we are bound to repeate our mistakes.

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freedom001Sep. 12, 11 9:47 AM

airforceguy, terrorism comes in many forms, mockery is only one of them.

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blothianSep. 12, 1110:08 AM

Just to set the record straight the Ja'afari Islamic Center is located in Brooklyn Park, not Brooklyn Center.

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evenmorejustSep. 12, 1110:47 AM

Politicians have started loving this date. The subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been unfunded wars meant to enrich the beltway bandit defense contractors!

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