Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Steve Coltman, iShervin Hojat, Ph.D., iGerald Grantham, ijd young, iJanice Scott, iBettye Johnson, iRobert Orfali, i

  Home > Inspirational > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Dana Reed

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· Blog
· 144 Titles
· 312 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Jul, 2004


Subscribe to the Dana Reed Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Dana Reed, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

   Recent articles by
Dana Reed

True Journalism
Buying AmexGift Cards--Update
Buying AmexGift Cards are
I Was Shocked By The Violence
Getting It Right
Writing Period Pieces
A Christmas Poem Written by A Marine-Update
Yellow Journalism
The Soldier Appears Before God
Kindle Books
November, 2008 Newsletter
Dana's Book Den Newsletter--October 2008
           >> View all

9/11 Tribute-Updated 09/29/05
By Dana Reed   
Not "rated" by the Author.
Last edited: Thursday, September 29, 2005
Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Share    Print   Save    Become a Fan

Quote in error.

On 9/11 I posted an article that referred to the Koran and a quote from Chapter 9, Verse 11 that predicted this unspeakable tragedy years ago. I just received a really nice note from another author on Author's Den who is very knowledgeable about the Koran, and that verse, sent to me through email, does not exist. So I removed the entire article because without the quote from the Koran, it lacked the impact I had hoped for. It portrayed the United States as the Eagle that took down the enemy in Iraq. I thought it was extremely profound and I was more than a bit disappointed that this part of my article was fabricated by someone seeking a dramatic ending. If I've offended anyone, I'm sorry.

In adding to this article, the one thing that sticks in my mind from 911, is the sight of the married couple who held hands and jumped from one of the Twin Towers to escape a raging inferno. To me, this was the biggest sacrifice any couple could make. The idea of one dying without the other was unfathomable. So they died together. Every year I receive calendars from a police organization in Washington with photos of heroes from that day. I pay for it, but I can never hang it up. I don't think the pain will ever end for a lot of people.

My son is a Correction's Officer at Rikers Island in NYC. He's in transportation, transporting prisoners to prisons upstate, to court, to hospitals. That day he wasn't allowed to take his bus out due to the tragedy. He and other officers were standing outside staring at the plane stuck in the top of one of the Towers and they were dumbfounded. They imagined a movie was being made, that it couldn't be real. Then the second plane hit and they went into shock. That day when the buses went out it was to bring emergency items to the site and to carry bodies to a makeshift morgue. He knew a lot of the cops who'd sacrificed themselves. And this memory will never go away.

And God I hope it doesn't. Because now the government is paying attention. The lacksadaisical attitude is gone. Like the old saying goes--although not in these words--if we don't pay attention to the past, it's bound to repeat itself.


Web Site: Dana's Book Den

Reader Reviews for "9/11 Tribute-Updated 09/29/05"

Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/3/2005
well done
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/15/2004

we all make mistakes, and a lot of what is "truth" really isn't...we must, unfortunately, take what we read with a grain of salt.

your honesty is commendable. this is the way to building bridges to peace.

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)

Books by
Dana Reed

Grave Results Two-Blood Rites

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

The Gatekeeper-Now Available in Paperback

Buy Options
Signed copy!

Sister Satan

Buy Options

Unholy Alliance in Paperback--Released

Buy Options

The Fifth Deadly Sin

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Unholy Alliance

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Grave Results

Buy Options
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..

Je Le Sens by Darryl Jenkins

Je Le Sens: Poemes Qui Inspirent ..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Miracles Among Us: A Collection of True Miracle Stories by Nicole Sorkin

A Collection of True Miracle Stories..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.