Skip to comments.9/11: Remember The Jumpers
Posted on 09/11/2012 6:23:49 AM PDT by Lloyd Marcus
Mary and I flew from Florida to Alexandria, Minnesota where I was the keynote speaker and entertainer (singer) at their Rally for America. As we approach another anniversary of the 9/11attacks, I caught segments of various 9/11 documentaries on TV in the hotel room.
I was struck by numerous stories of bravery and selfless acts of courage by our fellow Americans. A twenty-four-year-old man led a group of fellow employees to safety. He went back into one of the Twin Towers to rescue more, never to be seen again.
A survivor spoke of the look in the eyes of a fireman going up the stairwell as he passed him going down. The survivor said he felt that the fireman knew he was possibly going to his death. And yet, he was speedily taking two steps at a time up the stairs.
I heard about a white man in one of the towers who, upon hearing cries for help, pulled a brown man through a wall to safety. They both survived and have become life long friends. The incidences of Americans rising to the challenge on 9/11 are many. Some we will never know.
But there was a group of Americans on 9/11 who for the most part were ignored. I am talking about the jumpers. These people, like responsible adults, simply showed up for work on 9/11. Suddenly, they found themselves in an unimaginably horrific situation, having to decide whether to be consumed in an inferno or leap to their deaths. Dear Lord!
Early after the 9/11 attacks, our liberal politically correct media put an unofficial ban on showing the jumpers in their coverage. Careful not to fuel American outrage, our media is always sympathetic to America's enemies.
Like most Americans, I remember where I was and what I was doing on 9/11. I came out of the bathroom draped in a towel after a failed attempt to take a shower, Honey, there's no water! Sorry, Mary replied. I forgot to pay the bill. So, there I was, annoyed because I had to drive two miles to drop a check off to the water company. That was my biggest issue of the day.
Meanwhile, my fellow Americans were forced to decide whether to burn or jump.
Witnesses saw a young woman high up in one of the towers at a window as flames raged behind her. She made the sign of the cross and did a swan dive out of the window.
Ponder that image when you hear liberal Democrats, progressives and Obama's pastor of twenty years, Jeremiah Wright, say we got what we deserved on 9/11.
Innocent Americans simply showed up for work. Remember, the jumpers.
Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
“Ponder that image when you hear liberal Democrats, progressives and Obama’s pastor of twenty years, Jeremiah Wright, say we got what we deserved on 9/11.”
And Ron Paul....
Thanks Mr. Marcus. Well said.
It’s an odd culture that invents horrible violence on tv and film, but will NOT allow citizens to witness ACTUAL violence done against them in reality.
It’s quite a feat for the media to have sanitized 9/11 to the extent they have.
I saw another TV program on 9-11 this past Saturday night. I’ve seen these a hundred times, but I still will watch from start to finish
I’m always left with the same 2 impressions. As you point out 1) the jumpers, and 2) the people on flight 93 who fought to take the plane back.
“Its quite a feat for the media to have sanitized 9/11 to the extent they have.”
I will never forget them showing the celebration all day long on 9/11.
FU Big Media and your god Hussein, too!
The jumpers are the primary reason why significant parts of the Islamic world should have become smoking holes on 9/12.
I think it is worth noting the difference between a true suicide and the jumpers on 9/11. Any of the 9/11 jumpers would have been relieved to have been caught safely on the way down if there had been some way to do it. Whereas, a true suicide attempter would have been angry that you messed up his plan to die.
I can't imagine how horrific the decision must have been.....a certain, quick death by jumping or a certain, slow death by fire.
I've occasionally wondered if they knew the building was coming down before everyone else did, so that was the reason they jumped.