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Hours away from the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on 9 September 2001, I join in remembering that day -- including the neighbors I did lose and the friends and family I didn't lose through blind, dumb chance.

I also remember some things that I don't see called out often enough:

  • The most successful rescue operation in history: over 20,000 people evacuated before the towers fell.
  • The first time in the history of history that hospitals had to turn blood donors away because they were booked solid taking blood for the next week.
  • People coming in from all over the country to participate in the rescue effort, only able to do so because they knew someone who could get them in to make coffee and food for the front line rescue workers.

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