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“They are taking our jobs!” “How do you stop these people?” “We aren’t those types of immigrants.” Last week, as we found ourselves on the 18th anniversary of 9/11, I couldn’t help but think of that day in 2001, one of the first occurrences in my lifetime that changed how Americans viewed freedom and security. As a of immigrants, this day was the first time I was told I wasn’t “one of us,” but rather one of ‘them.’ Keep reading our new series, Unpacking the Conversations that Matter, on the InclusionSolution through the link in our bio or on theinclusionsolution.com TheWintersGroup LeadInclusively LiveInclusively UnpackingConvos diversityandinclusion livingintentionally BoldInclusive conversationsthatmatter fragility disruptor educateyourself inclusionmatters culturaldiversity representation representationmatters diversity inclusion minimize inequity immigrant immigrantchildren immigrantrights immigrantstrong immigrantstories immigration 911anniversary remembering911 unity

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Reposted from amhistorymuseum ( get_regrann) - In this photograph, Balbir Singh Sodhi holds his nephew and smiles at the camera. Sodhi came to the United States at age 36, leaving behind limited economic opportunity and rising violence in his home in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. However, instead of realizing the the American dream, Sodhi experienced a nightmare of hate and violence. On September 15, 2001, a gunman shot and killed Sodhi while he planted flowers in front of the gas station he owned with his brother. His murderer saw killing Sodhi as an act of retaliation for the September 11 attacks days earlier. When arrested, the gunman proclaimed, “I am a patriot” and told authorities that he wanted “to kill a Muslim.” Sodhi was not Muslim; he was Sikh (followers of a religion originating in northern India). The gunman sought to kill someone who looked like the photographs of Osama Bin Laden that had been widely shown on TV. He targeted Sodhi based on his beard, dark skin, and turban. Sodhi’s death is one of many examples of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric and violence in the United States following September 11. Learn more about Sodhi’s story, and the stories of other people affected by September 11 on our blog: https:s.si.edu/911Blog (Link in bio.) September11 September12 911 911Anniversary My912Story MySeptember12Story ReligiousHistory ImmigrationHistory MigrationHistory AmericanHistory - regrann

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Repost amhistorymuseum • • • • • • In this photograph, Balbir Singh Sodhi holds his nephew and smiles at the camera. Sodhi came to the United States at age 36, leaving behind limited economic opportunity and rising violence in his home in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. However, instead of realizing the the American dream, Sodhi experienced a nightmare of hate and violence. On September 15, 2001, a gunman shot and killed Sodhi while he planted flowers in front of the gas station he owned with his brother. His murderer saw killing Sodhi as an act of retaliation for the September 11 attacks days earlier. When arrested, the gunman proclaimed, “I am a patriot” and told authorities that he wanted “to kill a Muslim.” Sodhi was not Muslim; he was Sikh (followers of a religion originating in northern India). The gunman sought to kill someone who looked like the photographs of Osama Bin Laden that had been widely shown on TV. He targeted Sodhi based on his beard, dark skin, and turban. Sodhi’s death is one of many examples of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric and violence in the United States following September 11. Learn more about Sodhi’s story, and the stories of other people affected by September 11 on our blog: https:s.si.edu/911Blog (Link in bio.) September11 September12 911 911Anniversary My912Story MySeptember12Story ReligiousHistory ImmigrationHistory MigrationHistory AmericanHistory

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I love reading poetry (I write it too occasionally , will share with you guys some day). My notes section on my Facebook contains my favourite poems. However since its not public, I share my favourite poems as blog posts. I feel poetry is easily able to express those feelings and emotions which cannot be put into normal words. A Moment of Silence by Emmanuel Ortiz is one such poem. It is based on the September 9/11 attacks and since this month marks the eighteenth anniversary of the tragedy, I feel it is an apt time to share it. I love this poem because it raises the question that if you want to mourn and grieve the 9/11 victims, please do so. But during this grieving, do not forget all other people around the world that are also being deprived of their basic human rights. Selective mourning is no use, instead we should be mourning the loss of humanity from this world. The twin towers attacks led to wars and invasions that continue to this day. Millions lost their lives, their loved ones and had to flee their countries. But the one thing differentatiing the war and invasion victims from the vcitims of the actual attack is that the “Twin Tower” effectees of this horrible tragedy were given complete media attention and support. However there are millions of others in several parts of the world who are also being deprived of their rights, being maimed and killed being made homeless yet there is no voice and representation for them and nothing expresses this more beautifully than this poem. This poem was released on the first anniversary of the attacks and is a bit controversial. Read on (link in bio) and let me know how you find it. AMomentOfSilence EmmanuelOrtiz TwinTowers NineEleven Terrorism Poets PoetryLovers Poems Poetry EnglishPoetry PakistaniPoets AmericanPoets IndianPoets PakistaniPoetry AustralianPoetry PoetBloggers LifestyleBloggers MotivationalBloggers InspirationalBloggers PakistaniPoetBloggers AustralianPoetBloggers AmericanPoetry AmericanPoetBloggers PoemBloggers PoetryBloggers PoemsonTerrorism Humanity 911Anniversary War AmericanAggression

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I’ll never forget this humbling moment with the WWE Universe. Today we stand together strong 18 years later remembering the beautiful lives we lost. 🇺🇸❤️ NeverForget Remember Remember911 911Anniversary

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Losing 5 At Ten House . On September 11, 2001, five members from the Ten House made the supreme sacrifice. Lieutenant Gregg Atlas, Firefighter Jeffrey Olsen, Firefighter Paul Pansini were from Engine 10, and Lieutenant Stephen Harrell and Firefighter Sean Tallon were from Ladder 10. As the towers collapsed, tons of building debris fell onto the firehouse and forced its way into it, blowing out windows and doors and causing extensive damage to the facade, interior structures, utilities, lighting and the roof. Inside the firehouse, the apparatus floor was flooded with over three feet of debris and in some areas in and around the firehouse the debris from the collapse was nearly six feet deep. The building’s ventilation system, air conditioning units and Nederman exhaust system were completely destroyed / FDNY Ten House, Engine Company 10 and Ladder Company 10, 124 Liberty Street, is across the street from the World Trade Center site. The Ten House is one of only two of the 220 FDNY firehouses that house an engine and ladder company with the same numbers / These 5 FDNY Firefighters were seen standing together outside Ten House, 18 years after losing 5 of their own wesbenderlight neverforget fdny fdny honor911 tenhouse worldtradecenter 911Anniversary RIP WTC nycphotographer NYCSPC hallowedground streetphotography_nyc 35mmstreetphotography magnumphotos nycprimeshot documentaryphotography reportagespotlight gettyimages blackandwhitephotography streetphoto_bnw SPiCollective bnw nytimes nytimes SonyA7Riii heros firefighters ultimatesacrifice

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NEVER FORGET | Earlier this week, before holyapostlessoupkitchen opened, Deacon Bob offered a prayer in remembrance of the lives forever altered on September 11, 2001. In the face of unspeakable loss and tragedy, we have witnessed remarkable heroism and resilience. Our doors are open wide for one and all and we will NeverForget. ⛪️ HolyApostlesNYC | FBF

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As the UNITEDSIKHS legal team actively pursues justice for the latest victim of a suspected HateCrime in Northern California, Parmjit Singh, the organization released a timeline of more than 40 attacks against the Sikh community dating back to Sept. 11, 2001. “Since 9/11, we have noticed a marked increase in hate crimes, discrimination and bullying affecting the Sikh community. In light of those we have lost, and those who remain affected, we call upon the Congress and the White House to enact stronger provisions against hateful rhetoric and oppressive acts of violence against religious minorities stemming from 2001.” Jagdeep Singh, UNITED SIKHS CEO RecognizetheHumanRaceasOne 911Attacks 911Anniversary NeverForget NYC NewYork JusticeforParmjit https:yespunjab.com/united-sikhs-release-timeline-of-attacks-against-sikhs-across-america-since-sept-11-2001/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=united-sikhs-release-timeline-of-attacks-against-sikhs-across-america-since-sept-11-2001 *UNITED SIKHS Volunteer Simran Kaur is pictured paying respects and distributing flowers at the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan NYC

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9-11-2001 for those of us who lived through it we all have our story and we all can remember the exact thing we were doing on that day. I love how my city honors the Hero’s and lights up the sky to remind people never to forget. I had a great time photographing the 9/11 memorial lights with these two guys asheh & i_am_dtj I hope you enjoy the shots! There’s more they just didn’t fit into this frame Honor911 NeverForget 911Memorial September11 WorldTradeCenter WorldTradeCenterMemorial WeWillNeverForget NYCNeverForget FreedomTower PatriotDay WhereIWas Hope WTC sony sonyalpha bealpha Nycphotographer NeverForget 911Memorial Remember911 TeamUSA 911Anniversary GodBlessAmerica TwinTowers WorldTradeCenter Flight93 September11 sony sonyimages cityscape

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Tribute In Light . Every year since the attack on the World Trade Center, I’ve made my way to Ground Zero to reflect upon and to pay my respects to the 2977 victims who perished there. I still get choked up whenever I visit that hallowed ground. As the sun goes down, I return to what is now Brooklyn Bridge Park, across the East River in Brooklyn, Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, where I wait for dusk to settle. As day turns to night, those two brilliant shafts of light shoot into the darkening sky over lower Manhattan, just south of where the twin towers fell on that fateful morning, 18 years ago. According to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, "The Tribute in Light’s twin beams reach four miles into the sky and at 7,000 watts, are the most powerful shafts of light ever projected from Earth.” To witness this iconic display is to vividly remember with startling clarity where and what one was doing when news of the attack hit you. I was in Huntington Beach, waiting on a friend to give me a ride to LAX, for an early morning flight back home to NYC. I so clearly remember that friend calling me from his car to ask if I’d seen or heard the news, letting me know I wasn’t going anywhere as the World Trade Center was no more wesbenderlight neverforget TributeInLight honor911 worldtradecenter 911Anniversary DUMBO RIP WTC nycphotographer NYCSPC spi_colour streetphoto_color hallowedground streetphotography_nyc 35mmstreetphotography magnumphotos nycprimeshot documentaryphotography reportagespotlight gettyimages blackandwhitephotography streetphoto_bnw SPiCollective bnw manhattanbridge dumbobrooklyn nytimes nytimes SonyA7Riii

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For those who didn't knowon the devastating day of 9/11 Canada took in 6700 passengers stranded in air into their homes in Gander Newfoundland ❤🇨🇦 A movie was made form this called "Come Away From" which holds a bit of a love story 💌 • • • • • • Repost meanwhileincanada1 On this day, 18 years ago, a tiny town in Newfoundland took in 6,700 passengers stranded during September 11th into a small town named Gander. They took the passengers into their homes. The town of Gander, Newfoundland, has six traffic lights and a population of less than thirteen thousand. They opened their homes and hearts to complete strangers, in their most painful hour. It's what Canada does. NeverForget Canada September11 Remember911 911 911Anniversary

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911 neverforget I Was 7 Years old when the towers Fell & Seen it on the news

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neverforget 911anniversary 18 years, was a tragic event that has affected the entire nation. I never thought it would be a disaster when two buildings were destroyed in the process. It’s was chaos. Not in the east but the west coast.

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The tragedy of the attacks on the World Trade Centre towers in New York on 9/11/01 touched Montrealers also. 1-Men attend an ecumenical service at St. James United Church 3 days after the attacks. 2-Kindergarten students Dontai and Christopher, from Coronation Elementary School, with some of the drawings that they and classmates did after witnessing the tragic events. These were shot for the montrealgazette montrealphotography montmontrealphotographer montrealmoments canada quebec montrealphotography 911anniversary

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18 years. Wow. I’ve been alive longer while The Twin Towers have been down than when they were standing. • • I’ve had the luck and privilege for this bedroom window sight basically my entire time in New York City of 4.5 years. Not a day goes by I don’t appreciate the view, truly (ha, I post enough stories about it). It’s exhilarating and humbling to go to sleep and wake up to the most powerful, country-defining, honorable and symbolic structure in the United States and a world gateway. • • Truth is, on 9/11 I had never been to New York City before and I didn’t even know who or what The World Trade Towers were. I was born in Chicago and grew up in South Florida, so I idolized the “Sears Tower.” I removed the rock I was living under that day. My love for architecture, photography, and curiosity also grew. • • There's such peace and serenity in this view and while it’s 3.4 miles walking distance away from me, it feels like a baseball crow hop throw away. I don't call myself a New Yorker, but I love this city, it feels like it's my city; I know this city. • • I wish tonight’s reflection, hope and resilience would carry over into what we face now in 2019 as a country and world. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. If there’s one thing that’s true it’s that 9/11 will forever be the bond that New York City, the United States and the world needs just for one day to put all differences aside. • • Here’s to the best city in the world. • • Honor911 NeverForget 911Memorial September11 WorldTradeCenter WorldTradeCenterMemorial FreedomTower PatriotDay Hope WTC Remember911 911Anniversary GodBlessAmerica TwinTowers Flight93 343 America NewYorkCity WTC USA NYC Manhattan

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Despite the passage of time, the 911Anniversary remains an emotional day of remembrance, and always will. BCPONJ Prosecutor Mark Musella spent September11th with other Bergen County officials reflecting & Remembering 9/11. We remember. We reflect. 18 years later. NotForgotten 📸: Some shots from the 2019 Youth Academy annual trip to NYC; and pics of Prosecutor Musella paying tribute at memorials for 9/11 hosted across Bergen County, NJ yesterday. BCPO BCPONJ LESM BergenCounty Bergen BergenCountyNJ NewJersey northjersey prosecutor CountyProsecutor dasoffice POLICE districtattorney njpolice behindthebadge coplife BergenCountyProsecutorsOffice LawEnforcement leadership ProtectAndServe sheepdog detectives cops

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Some of our personnel were on hand at the RHS Patriot Day Memorial Breakfast at The Coliseum in St. Petersburg. We will NeverForget those who gave their lives on this 911Anniversary

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“The Rising” - written in reaction to 9/11 - tells the story of a firefighter climbing one of the WTC towers. The lyrics depict the surreal, desperate environment in which he finds himself: Can't see nothin' in front of me, Can't see nothin' coming up behind I make my way through this darkness, I can't feel nothing but this chain that binds me. Lost track of how far I've gone How far I've gone, how high I've climbed On my back's a 60-pound stone On my shoulder a half mile of line Come on up for the rising Come on up, lay your hands in mine Come on up for the rising Come on up for the rising tonight Sky of blackness and sorrow (dream of life) Sky of love, sky of tears (dream of life) Sky of glory and sadness (dream of life) Sky of mercy, sky of fear (dream of life) Sky of memory and shadow (dream of life) Sky of fullness, sky of blessed life 🎶 angelcitychorale Pc: guidokarpla Song: Bruce Springsteen

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It was 18 Years Ago on this day when the United States was under a terrorist attack 👎😮😐. One of the attacks that became such a huge tragedy was when the World Trade Center was under attack in New York City. The Twin Towers were hit by two planes in the borough of Manhattan. Everyone was extremely shocked when they seen the two buildings being hit by the planes 😮. It was also shocking when a lot of people witnessed the Twin Towers collapsing 😮😢. Most of Lower Manhattan was covered in a lot of smoke. A lot of people lost family members, friends, mothers, fathers, etc 😢. We lost a lot of lives from the World Trade Center attack, but combining all the attacks that happened in the U.S. on September 11, 2001, there were a total of over 3,000 Lives that were lost. After that day, everyone feared for their lives and everything shut down. Mainly the MTA shut down and all the bridges were closed down, especially the ones coming and leaving Manhattan. R.I.P. to all the people that were killed on 9/11, especially the people who were killed in the World Trade Center attack. We will never forget 9/11, the day when a lot of people's lives ended ❤🙏😢 911 911Anniversary 911Remembrance WorldTradeCenter TheWorldTradeCenter WTC WTC1 WTC2 OldWorldTradeCenter OldWTC TwinTowers 911Memorial NeverForget September11 September2001 🙏😢.

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