Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger for September 11, 2021

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    AnyFace  3 months ago

    20 Years.

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    avenger09  3 months ago

    worked for Cantor Fitzgerald from September 1999- April 2001 on the 101 Floor in the North tower. My desk faced north. I could see the lights of Yankee Stadium in the summer. On a clear day you could actually see the curve of the earth! In April of 2001 I left to work for another company in midtown.

    I was fortunate. My wife wasn’t made a widow, my children weren’t left fatherless.

    Dozens of very good people that I worked with, joked with, ate birthday cake with and exchanged Christmas gifts with lost their lives that morning. For years I was haunted by the terror everyone must have felt those last few seconds before the plane hit.

    I will never forget.

    No matter what I may be going through I thank God and treat each day as a blessing. I try my best to be a blessing to others.

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    seanyj  3 months ago

    Has it been twenty years already?

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    Leo Cannyn Premium Member 3 months ago

    Is this from the Time Drone?

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    Pequod  3 months ago

    Some came running

    Into danger

    Risk their lives

    Helping strangers.

    Mighty towers

    Tumbled down

    Many helpers

    Never found.

    Save us from the true believers

    Hateful violence, vile deceivers.

    Today ‘tis fitting to recall

    Some came running, sacrificing all.

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    Neil Wick  3 months ago

    Good morning™, everyone.

    It’s a sad day. Twenty years goes by so fast.

    I had visited the World Trade Center only a few months before. (It was probably over a year, but time does go by quickly.) I woke up to the radio at 8:50 as was usual for me at that time. As sleep faded away, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It couldn’t be true. But it was.

    When I visited, I was leading a group of Rover Scouts (aged 18-23). I took us 20 minutes to convince one Scout who was afraid of heights to walk up to the window on the top floor. We kept telling her that it was perfectly safe. You had to step down a few inches to get to the outer part of the floor near the windows and she was afraid of taking that step. That morning of September 11, my idea of the towers being safe changed. We are never as safe as we think.

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  3 months ago

    Two hours behind, in this time zone. That morning I was at a local hardware and on one of those mini tvs, was the story unfolding, with smoky burning buildings.

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  3 months ago

    Good morning™, survivors !

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    Jab Jr 1957  3 months ago

    I’ve never been to NYC nor the Pentagon nor rural Pennsylvania.

    I was living in a residential hotel in downtown Los Angeles. I woke up around 9AM and turned on the TV to catch the baseball scores on ESPN from the day before.

    They weren’t showing the scores. What ESPN was showing was incomprehensible. At first, I thought it was a movie trailer for a film with remarkable special effects. But it wasn’t ending. It was going on and on, one horrifying moment after another.

    I changed channels. It was on nearly every station. I then realized it was real, frighteningly real. I looked at the burning towers and was convinced that they were going to collapse. When they went down, I wished that I had been wrong.

    I wept.

    I finally noticed the time on the tapes and realized that the towers had been struck and had collapsed hours before I woke up.

    My mother called and asked if I’d seen it. I said yes. She went on and on about what had happened to the passengers and I told her not to be so morbid. She said my brother didn’t care because he didn’t know any of the people involved. I couldn’t believe it.

    I soon left my room to eat lunch. A Japanese man staying in the hotel told me how sorry he was for our country. I thanked him and went on, my anger and despair lessened by the kind words he’d said, reminded that the world still had good people in it.

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    iggyman  3 months ago

    Yes, hard to believe it was 20 years, So very sad.

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    iggyman  3 months ago

    Joe and Mike, thank you…….

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    kantuck-nadie  3 months ago

    A lovely tribute. I cannot, nor will not forgive such an atrocity. There was no reason for it. If one has a problem with our government, take it up with them. Not innocent civilians. McVey, bin Ladin, I hope your enjoying your time in the lowest pits of hell.

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    davidf42  3 months ago

    Very nice, Thank You!

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    Crowmeus  3 months ago

    Everyone thinks of the first responders as the heroes of that day. But the true heroes were the passengers of United flight 93, who fought back against the hijackers, causing the plane to be brought down in a field in Pennsylvania, instead of its intended target, allegedly the US Capitol building.

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    Darryl Heine  3 months ago

    For 20 years Dick Tracy never forgets 9-11-2001.

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    walt1968pat Premium Member 3 months ago

    We said we’d never forget, but we have!

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    awcoffman  3 months ago

    Sadly, tributes like these frequently overlook the Pentagon. Lower body count, but still many heroes.

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    edwardhnelson Premium Member 3 months ago

    The longest war, the greatest defeat.

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    MuddyUSA   3 months ago

    Along with Dec.7, 1941…Sept. 11, 2001 will live in infamy!

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    John Premium Member 3 months ago

    Nice panel, but the Pentagon is missing

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    Zoomer&Yeti  3 months ago

    Thank you to ALL the first responders and healthcare workers.

    Time to remember that day, and how we all felt back then, and how this country came together. We should be doing the same thing now. Never forget!

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    Jonathan K.  3 months ago

    The death toll continues to rise. 2,974 people were killed that day. Since then more than 3,900 claims have been filed on behalf of people who died from ailments related to the attack (such as lung diseases caused by asbestos inhalation).

    We’re now looking at over 6,800 total deaths because of these attacks.


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    WestofthePecan Premium Member 3 months ago

    I am an emergency manager and first responder and have responded to dozens of disasters, ranging from hurricanes to earthquakes and more. I was in a counterterrorism training when this happened. Several others in the class were from NYC and were obviously not going to be able to get home once the flights were grounded. Several of us gave them our rental cars and said we’d worry about the paperwork and bills later, and they left. It took the rest of us a few days to get home – I was over 2,000 miles from home – but finally I made it. I was home just long enough to repack my bags and fly to the Pentagon. I spent some time on the flight deck in the C-17 taking us there, and will never forget how strange it was listening to the aviation radios and there not being any other radio traffic besides us and one other military cargo aircraft on the same mission assignment as we were – deploying disaster search and rescue task forces. After many days at the Pentagon, I went home for 36 hours, then was redeployed to Ground Zero for another month. Although I’d been to many other disasters, both the Pentagon and Ground Zero had a strange sense to them, and I finally realized it was not because of the magnitude of the event, but was because it was intentional. It was evil. I was at the scenes of literally hundreds of homicides. I have many other memories of those events, but those are the thoughts that first come to mind whenever I think of those weeks, that those were intentional events. We can never forget that such evil exists and is focused squarely on our country. It pains me that, twenty years later, we’ve forgotten how to come together as Americans and are instead so divided that it often seems that there is no longer any middle ground. On anything. I fear for our nation if we cannot get beyond that.

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    Wizard of Ahz-no relation  3 months ago

    These in the days when heaven was falling.

    The hour when earth’s foundations fled.

    Followed their mercenary calling.

    Took their pay and are dead.

    Their shoulders held the sky suspended.

    They stood, and earth’s foundations stayed.

    What God abandoned these defended

    and saved the sum of things for pay.- A.E. Housman

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    Jab Jr 1957  3 months ago

    The scheduler at Major League Baseball managed to have the Yankees play the Mets tonight. Good job.

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    Sisyphos  3 months ago

    NEVER FORGET! Happy to see so many remembrances on that social networking site….

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    Ben Premium Member 3 months ago

    Out of all the comics I read daily, only BC, Wizard of Id, and Dick Tracy had a 9-11 tribute

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member 3 months ago

    A great tribute to all the victims and rescuers. God Bless Them All.

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    driftwood9457  3 months ago

    That is not an accurate depiction of the Twin Towers. They are the most famous buildings in the world and Dick Tracy got it wrong. This strip sucks.

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    Eric S   3 months ago

    minor nitpick (whispers) .. only 1 tower had an antenna on it.

    Never forget!!

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    Before the month of September was out,I was on a scheduled vacation in Toronto,Canada(by train)

    Best thing I could think o as to go atop the CN Tower to “prove my courage”.DId I??

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