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Old 09-11-2008, 04:03 PM   #1
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Has it really been 7 years?

Wow - I realized last night while I was at work that it has been 7 years since 9-11-01.

In 2001 I was up most of the night doing homework for my nursing program.
Last night - I was up most of the night doing homework for my nursing program.

In 2001 I was working at the Hackensack based truck.
Last night - I was working at the Hackensack based truck.

In 2001 - it was a busy night with quite a few "sad" calls
Last night - we pronounced 2 people deceased and lost another in the ED - a "sad" night.

So, this morning when I got home - I went to bed hoping that my phone would not ring the way it did 7 years ago. I guess the wounds are finally healing.

7 years ago, my phone rang and I was called into NYC to go to ground Zero for 14 hours to help the victims of the attacks. Unfortunately, there were few victims - mostly we helped the folks trying to find the victims.

May all the souls lost 7 years ago rest in peace, may the memories of the pain slowly fade, and may the world be a safer place for all of us.

Please don't forget all of the EMS workers that lost their lives that day. The number is staggering - over 1000. We are the forgotten third service and few people realize how many were lost from my profession that day. The numbers are often rolled into the fire dept or police dept numbers.

My unit lost one paramedic, and NJ lost 3 - none are counted since all were with the Port Authority PD.

Has it really been 7 years.
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:00 PM   #2
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Thank you for what you did, and for what you now do.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:43 AM   #3
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Thank you for what you did, and for what you now do.

Thanks...I was just trying to vent some of the angst that I get every year around this time. It was a bizarre day - sad - yet in many ways powerful. EMS was the star of the day and it felt nice to be recognized.
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2014
honeymoon parts completed... 1:WDW & Fantasy cruise...2:WDW for 9 days...3:Dream cruise...4:WDW for Memorial day...5:WDW for 7/4 (MK was a zoo!!!)
9/12/14:.....K2K (DLR - 5 days, DCL, WDW) 14 day Eastbound Panama Canal (on the Wonder) (part 6)
Oct - our one year anniversary - the last of 7 trips to celebrate our first year of marriage! (part 7)
2015
2/15/15:.....Magic Cruise
5/15/15:...EBTA northern itinerary
July 2015....Vero Beach for turtle watch!
Nov 2015.....family trip to WDW for Thanksgiving
Past trips: .. .. .. WDW: (no longer counting). . . . . . . . .DLR:5 . . . . . . . . . .DLP:2 . . . . . . . . .The rest? not planned yet!
. .Cruises.(27 with total nights: 191)[Fantasy x3; Dream x4; Magic x12; Wonder x9]. . ABD:Imperial Cities
.DVC member since 2001
Oct 12, 2013: our handfasting day!!!! The most important day of my life.
2012:My Grand Slam!.. .. .. .. 4 - 3 - 2 - 1....4 ships, 3 ports, 2 coasts, in 1 year!!
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