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Yachiyo Kuge, from Osaka, touches the Wall of Names where her son Toshiya Kuge's name is located at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa, on Wednesday. Kuge's son died on board Flight 93 at age 20. The memorial contains the names of the 40 crew and passengers on Flight 93.

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Make all victims of this tragedy at all three sights rest in peace. Prayers for the surviving family members.

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The farther away in time from the attacks, the worse they seem to me. Amen, amen, amen.

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They were very sad attacks we don't want to recall, but we should not forget them.

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No person should ever have to die like that. From the heroic retaking of Flight 93 and all those other poor souls that died so brutally and violently, such a traumatic and cowardly act. We can never again, let something like this happen. I can't even begin to imagine how these families must feel. I'm still shaken and I didn't lose a family member and it still deeply bothers me. May all the deceased rest in peace.

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I wonder if there will one day be a similar memorial for all those who have dies in Afghanistan and Iraq (and arguably Libya and Egypt and Sytria) as a result of the 9/11 attacks?

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My heart goes out to all of those who lost friends, family, and other loved ones. Absolute tragedy. I hope the souls of the dead have found peace.

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Still so hard to believe this really happened the way it did...but sadly it did. May all the souls lost in the terrible tragedy rest in peace and we shall never forget.

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Damn shame these people are no longer around.

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@Wakarimasen your comment posted here shows that you have a complete lack of empathy for the 9/11 victims and bereft.

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We focus on the 9/11 victims because they are closer to home and we can empathise better with them than with Pakistanis or Afghanis or others who are also victims of the war on terror. I don't think Wakarimasen's comment shows a lack of empathy, just putting some context around an admittedly cruel and pointless attack that destroyed thousands of lives (and the many more still being destroyed because of 9/11 and the subsequent conflicts).

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@CGB Spender I gave up drinking coffee in the morning and I guess it shows. Until I read your comment to @Wakarimasen I read his comment to mean: "I wonder if there will one day be a similar memorial for all those who have die[d] in Afghanistan and Iraq [ which wars were caused by those who carried out the murders on 9/11].

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It was a bright sunny morning in Chicago, Sep.11, 2001. The time was @ 8:30 a.m., enjoying a crispy toasted cream cheese bagel with fresh brewed mountain coffee. Took a few days off from work to visit my son and hometown NYC. All packed and ready to cruise off driving 14 hours. Flicked on the tube to check the tri-state road condition travel advisory weather that I was about to embark...when BAM!!! Signal switched bruptly to what I must recall the worst scene ever watched on TV. Raw scenes of my beloved city blazed up in flames!!! I dropped and sank myself into complete disarray. Lost, without thoughts. It must have taken me 5 solid minutes to then realize I must reach out to my family and son. Phoned and managed to get through. Even they haven't perceived what just happened. We talked for less than 5 minutes when we lost signal. The point here is...if being cut-off from love ones during such tragedy and chaos leaving dispair feelings and desperation...lets imagine all those who perrished during this horrendous ordeal. I ask you readers to take a timeout, as this lady did, and offer with your heartfelt thoughts a moment of silence to honor them and their surviving love ones.

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