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9/11
#1
Pause and remember for a short while today all those who died in the 9/11 attacks, particularly our colleagues in the Emergency Services who gave their lives for others.

The sky was falling and streaked with blood
I heard you calling me then you disappeared into the dust
Up the stairs, into the fire
Up the stairs, into the fire
I need your kiss, but love and duty called you someplace higher
Somewhere up the stairs into the fire

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

You gave your love to see in fields of red and autumn brown
You gave your love to me and lay your young body down
Up the stairs, into the fire
I need you near but love and duty called you someplace higher
Somewhere up the stairs into the fire

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

It was dark, too dark to see, you held me in the light you gave
You lay your hand on me
Then walked into the darkness of your smoky grave
Somewhere up the stairs into the fire
I need your kiss, but love and duty called you someplace higher
Somewhere up the stairs into the fire

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

Bruce Springsteen
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#2
Hard to believe it's 13 years. Still a vivid memory, can still remember how I heard about it and going home spending the rest of the evening watching the coverage on RTE.Very much this generations JFK moment.
We are the willing, led by the unknowning, doing the impossible, for the ungrateful.
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#3
I remember it well. Was in Holles St and the Prof who was a real tyrant actually gave the American students the rest of the day off.
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