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Nine Eleven 2013

September 11th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments
David Weiss RIP

David Weiss RIP

Foto by Brian Sobie

My friend Jerry and I have dedicated a memorial 9/11 run every year to my departed buddy David Weiss. David worked at Cantor Fitzgerald and vanished from this earth twelve years ago when the first plane struck the World Trade Center. A monsoon swept through our tri county area today and so the ride didn’t happen… perhaps this weekend. Anyway, we all lost so much and so many that day that day. I think of Tom Kelly, firefighter… gone with honor… I think of my friend Bob Kelly still with us… a first responder survivor of that day. I remember it all well…

Forever etched in my memory... with love and respect

Forever etched in my memory... with love and respect

So much changed that day and is still changing. Another year passes and I believe we are stronger but we must never forget!

We are challenged to hold this moment in our hearts

We are challenged to hold this moment in our hearts

What difference can it possibly make?

It makes a great deal of difference to me.

I miss you all… and I shall never forget!

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  1. brian sobie
    September 11th, 2013 at 20:39 | #1

    jorma thank you for reposting my picture of David, he is always in my heart as he is in your’s he was one of the sweetest kindest man i have ever known

  2. John B
    September 11th, 2013 at 20:40 | #2

    Thanks for the 9/11 post Jorma. Here at the Jersey Shore it hit very close to home. The smoke drifting down the shoreline and leaving an ugly black stain along the horizon is a sight never to be forgotten. A seemingly endless line of huge dump trucks parked along the side of the northbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway waiting to be called upon for the grim cleanup process to begin. A young women sitting on the beach staring out at the smoke stained horizon crying . She had just finished blocking out the words “I love you Dad” in the sand. Words that would be washed away with the coming of the next high tide. We will never forget. I will never forget.

  3. Barbara Jacobs
    September 11th, 2013 at 20:49 | #3

    It sure does make a whole lot of difference, Jorma.

    I’m still dealing with health problems, resultant of my weeks of volunteering at the Ground Zero site.

    I remember, every day: the friends that I lost and the surgeries that I’ve had, since things started showing-up, around ten years after.

    Jormala: “Life is good. Enjoy the ride”.

  4. Bob Kelly
    September 12th, 2013 at 01:12 | #4

    Thanks Jorma for the kind thoughts..We just returned from a day of services..the last event was the memorial out in Riverhead,,it sits on Sound ave. &Thomas Kelly drive..Id like to extend an invite to all our Jorma/tuna family if they are ever out in eastern Long Island,, stop by and sit in this special place..it took a lot of work on so many levels tomake this happen,, but its for all..and sits in a beautiful spot..So thanks again, oh yeah we played a favorite prayer of Tommys and mine on the ride home..”good Shepard” some sweet music indeed..thoughts and meditations go out to your friend David from Cantor,,who worked with one of my closest friends Charlie Waters..who also has never been recovered..be well Jorma regards to the family..will try to say hi when you are in NYC

  5. Cat
    September 12th, 2013 at 07:49 | #5

    horrors like 9/11, pearl harbor, ram-sacking of Constantinople, not to mention a few blows we have dealt out, take the challenge of forgiveness to a whole other level. forgiveness is the hardest thing we are ever asked to do, and the most important in terms of our own cosmic consciousness imo. (rip and healing)

  6. Cyndy Consentino
    September 12th, 2013 at 11:25 | #6

    Dear Jorma,
    Thank you for your post.

    We will never forget!

    RIP, to all who perished 12 years ago.


  7. HOGAN
    September 12th, 2013 at 15:09 | #7

    Dear Jorma,

    Truly sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, those were the true hero’s, so many lost so much that day. Sorry the weather held up your ride to honor him but you should get some more nice days to ride before you have to put it away for the winter. I thought you might have been one of the bike’s that was heading down to Washington, the picures of all those bike’s was overwhelming, one of the many reasons I am so proud to be an American. You are so right when you said we must NEVER, EVER, FORGET…….
    Take care and safe riding

  8. Hamneggs
    September 12th, 2013 at 19:16 | #8
  9. John B
    September 13th, 2013 at 12:58 | #9

    We lost our boardwalk again yesterday. Almost one year ago Sandy washed away a good chunk of it and yesterday a fire ravaged six blocks of boardwalk and consumed over twenty businesses .

  10. johno
    September 13th, 2013 at 14:42 | #10

    @John B
    there’s something named karma, until we understand it – it’ll never end. I see a bad moon rising. where are all the peace loving people when we really, really need them – comfortably numb?

  11. Swindlehurst
    September 13th, 2013 at 16:07 | #11

    Indeed, Johno, An Eye for an Eye makes the Whole World Blind…

  12. John B
    September 13th, 2013 at 17:51 | #12

    You right johno there is a “bad moon rising”

  13. John B
    September 13th, 2013 at 17:52 | #13

    the good news is that this procrastinator will be getting his Beacon show ticket this weekend !

  14. John B
    September 13th, 2013 at 17:57 | #14

    Hanukah comes very early this year.

  15. John B
    September 13th, 2013 at 17:58 | #15

    riders tomorrow night. Anyone going ?

  16. jim hitchcock
    September 13th, 2013 at 18:36 | #16

    Holy !, Buddy Cage. Good for you, John B.

  17. kathy
    September 13th, 2013 at 20:39 | #17

    I love peace. But also I know their is a dark side to me that does love the opposite of peace. But then I did not destroy the boardwalk so… why am I defending myself.(I ask)

  18. kathy
    September 13th, 2013 at 20:45 | #18

    Hey…..cam we run this site for awhile, is the cat away.

  19. kathy
    September 13th, 2013 at 20:49 | #19

    Where is Barbara when you don’t need her. LOl. I don’t want to know the answer to that and will be sorry i asked. And if I am not sorry i will be embarrased to have asked in the firsy place. I still think all this is planetary, And that the boardwalk is symbolic of somthing that others want to destroy fot reasons unknown, But will be rebuilt.

  20. kathy
    September 13th, 2013 at 20:54 | #20
  21. kathy
    September 14th, 2013 at 02:02 | #21
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  23. kathy
    September 14th, 2013 at 02:24 | #23

    fixing to post some Kansas if nothing.

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  25. kathy
    September 14th, 2013 at 02:35 | #25

    And then Steeley msp/

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  27. Tripple J
    September 14th, 2013 at 02:50 | #27

    Thanks for posting those songs, This is a way to connect with others thankyou

  28. John B
    September 14th, 2013 at 10:18 | #28

    Are you going to any of the upcoming shows Hamm? @Hamneggs

  29. Barbara Jacobs
    September 14th, 2013 at 14:28 | #29

    Don’t ask illogical questions, then you won’t need to feel sorry or embarrassed for asking.@kathy

  30. Barbara Jacobs
    September 14th, 2013 at 14:31 | #30

    That was a big, bad fire. The wind and the tar roofs of the adjacent shops kicked it up into an inferno.
    Horrible to watch it on T.V news.
    Do you live near there, could you see it?@John B

  31. John B
    September 14th, 2013 at 15:23 | #31

    I have been going there since the age of 5. Many many fond memories of that place . I could see the smoke from across the bay. @Barbara Jacobs

  32. Barbara Jacobs
    September 14th, 2013 at 17:34 | #32

    I’m so sorry to hear that, John B.

    @John B

  33. Hamneggs
    September 16th, 2013 at 15:10 | #33

    beacon @John B
    beacon and hopefully the night before

  34. John B
    September 17th, 2013 at 12:36 | #34

    That’s the plan. @Hamneggs

  35. Mike Copeland
    October 4th, 2013 at 11:08 | #35

    Thanx Jorma. As a native “New Yawker” Nine Eleven will always be a tough day for me. My fifth grade teacher took us on a field trip up to the observation deck of WTC in 1974. The twin towers were always a hallmark of the NYC skyline. When I see them in old TV shows/movies I get a lump in my throat. Despite what our politicians tell us…..it makes a big difference. It has made a big difference in my life and the lives of everyone I know. This event crystallized my views and attitudes. It has shaped the way I look at the world and made me change my career and life goals. I shall never forget.