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    Is anyone else out there a stickler for detail? I feel it's time that when it comes to writing about the tragic day of September 11,2001 or use the abbreviation of it for a helmet or bumper sticker, then we should write 9/11/01 and NOT 911! To me, 911 is a phone number!!! 9/11/01 seems to be more appropriate. Will future generations learn of the events of that day and not even know what year 911 occurred in?-------------------------------File this one under "pet-peeve"? Does anyone else see it this way or do I need to cut down on my caffeine intake?
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    YES!!! The last chief we had would say that at every dept. meeting because we had a 9-11 Memorial Committee!!! I would cringe and feel like jumping up and yelling it's 9-11 not 9-1-1! The sad part, we all talked about but no one ever said anything. The next chief has gotten it right.
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    I have always refered to that tragic day as September 11th. I cannot stand hearing 9/11. People want to make everything sound so cool. When people say 9/11 I ask them when do we celebrate out nations independence, 7/4? When do we commerate the attack on Pearl Harbor, 12/7? When we use catch slogans and dates I feel it cheapens the memories of all those heros lost that day.

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    I agree with EJS1810.. why should we call it 9/11 if we don't call everything else in that way.. 7/4, 12/25... Here's something that I stumbled across awhile ago.
    http://www.ontrackdesigns.com/911Tribute.htm

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    Originally posted by FTMPTB15
    I agree with EJS1810.. why should we call it 9/11 if we don't call everything else in that way.. 7/4, 12/25... Here's something that I stumbled across awhile ago.
    http://www.ontrackdesigns.com/911Tribute.htm
    The link doesn't work ....
    September 11th - Never Forget

    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

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    i agree! nice point too about the 7/4 and 12/7.

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    Call the date like it is September 11th.

    I have never seen a calender that showed the month as 1, 2. 3 etc.
    It is always, JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, etc.

    I have never called Christmas as 12/25! It is Christmas Day or December 25th!!!!

    It is December 7th as well!!



    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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    I agree totally, but for a different reason. It seems obvious that the terrorist wanted us to associate 9-11-01 with our "911" emergency phone number... that appears on damned near every emergency vehicle in this country. I prefer "September 11th" when I refer to it. Besides being more respectful, it is not plastered all over the vehicles I drive on a daily basis.
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    Originally posted by CaptOldTimer
    Link doesn't work.
    Sorry ya'll, about the link... I guess something happened between today and yesterday. I went there yesterday to check it before I posted, and like all of you.. I can't get there today. Oh well.. sorry.

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    and it is the WORLD TRADE CENTER not ground zero.

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    I hope y'all aren't losing sleep over this.

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    why should they not lose any sleep over this. not all of lost friends in the attacks. but we all lost brothers. show some respect for those who lost firefighters

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    Thanks, Sugarfoot. Don't think I've ever seen this particular tribute ... saved it to favs because there are times I just can't do it, ya know?

    Never Forget!
    September 11th - Never Forget

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    MURDERED! not killed or died.

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    Tough to watch the whole thing but good find, Sugarfoot.

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    Well for some reason that site has changed the addy again

    http://www.ontrackdesigns.com/Septem..._Slideshow.htm

    If that one goes then try this and scroll to the bottom to the 9-11 tribute

    http://www.ontrackdesigns.com/

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    Thumbs up

    I just tried it and it works---- http://www.ontrackdesigns.com/ ---just scroll down to the bottom and click on 9-11 Tribute.

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    I agree, as well. It was September 11th. Nice analogies to Pearl Harbor. I think we tend to want to use "buzz" words for things more than we used to. Maybe the computer has contributed to that, with the use of shortened words there... "how R U"..sort of thing. I was in a class recently where the instructor kept saying FDNY
    (fid-nee). He isn't associated with the Department, and it got to be quite annoying.

    Whats most important is that we never forget, and we help those who were to young at the time, to understand.

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    Originally posted by fireguy919
    why should they not lose any sleep over this. not all of lost friends in the attacks. but we all lost brothers. show some respect for those who lost firefighters
    Which makes me wonder why in the big picture of the incident anyone would lose sleep over such a trivial item.
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    Originally posted by DennisTheMenace
    Which makes me wonder why in the big picture of the incident anyone would lose sleep over such a trivial item.
    Trivial? Details my friend, details! Beside, I'm not losing sleep over it, I just had too much coffee!

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    Originally posted by DepChief135
    I was in a class recently where the instructor kept saying FDNY
    (fid-nee). He isn't associated with the Department, and it got to be quite annoying.
    a couple of years ago, I ran into an EMT who worked with FDNY's EMS division. she called it "fidnee" too. I also had a FDNY Paramedic/RN refer to 9/11 as 9-1-1. i guess it's a NYC thing
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    Originally posted by fireguy919
    why should they not lose any sleep over this. not all of lost friends in the attacks. but we all lost brothers. show some respect for those who lost firefighters
    It's not necessarily disrespectful to refer to the event as 9/11, 9-1-1, the 11th of 9, September 11, 2001, etc...It's only disrespectful in some peoples opinion. I do not believe that most people who refer to it as 9/11 mean any disrespect whatsoever. It's gotta be tough going through life if you're so sensitive that this has become an issue.

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    Originally posted by kayakking


    It's not necessarily disrespectful to refer to the event as 9/11, 9-1-1, the 11th of 9, September 11, 2001, etc...It's only disrespectful in some peoples opinion. I do not believe that most people who refer to it as 9/11 mean any disrespect whatsoever. It's gotta be tough going through life if you're so sensitive that this has become an issue.
    Hey, Kayakking or maybe it should just be yakking. If you followed along in most earlier posts you would realize it's not so much about respect as it is to paying attention to detail and getting it right.

    We expose ourselves to ignorance when we overlook the details. If you're writing about 9/11/01, then write 9/11/01 or Sept.11,2001, NOT 911 or 9-1-1. 911 is a phone number.
    Another example is the term "Ground Zero". As pointed out earlier by jfTL41, the site should NOT be termed ground zero but should simply be, THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. Why wasn't The Pentagon or that field in Pennsylvania termed ground zero? All I'm saying is,we risk trivializing that sad day when we use those abbreviations and terms. Not to mention the fact how stupid and annoying "Fid-Nee" sounds. Either say "Fire Dept.of New York" or "F, D, N, Y", NOT Fid-Nee. How do you like them apples?


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    I think you should eat more apples and drink less coffee...

    We've got bigger fish to fry and nomenclature about 9/11 will never trivialize the happenings of that day. I hope that you are eventually able to move on...and may I suggest some counciling.

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