Mortgage Myth Busters: We Must Never Forget !!!! 09-11-01

We Must Never Forget !!!! 09-11-01


September 11, 2001 - We must never forget



NEVER FORGET - Those that lost their lives, those that scarificed their lives, those that still put their lives on the line for OUR FREEDOM. ... and those families that have lost a loved one. GOD BLESS AMERICA.





I don't want to get into religion here today. But today for me is a day of thought and prayer... Anyone that knows me very well knows that I am a huge sports fan. The Philadephia Phillies are in the thick of a tight baseball race. You have 2 excellent college football games today in Penn St vs Alabama and Miami vs Ohio St. And then you have my Philadelphia Eagles playing the Green Bay Packers tomorrow. But I won't be as excited as usual. I will be taking times during the day to remember. There are many reasons why and I will share a few below.


the Twin Towers during September 11th, 2001


Do you remember where you were when first hearing the news? What was your first thoughts?  I still remember to this day, exactly where I was. I was at a red light, just about to make a left turn, about 500 yards from my office. My first thought was what kind of idiot would fly that close and hit a building. Was it a mistake?  Did the pilot fall asleep?  My mind was racing. As I drove up to the parking lot, there was another news flash that another plane just flew into the South Tower.  At this time, I knew it wasn't an accident and my adrenaline was rushing strong.

I ran into the office, a few of my co-workers just settling into their seats, not knowing what happened. I ran into my bosses office and turned on the tv. We sat there watching for about 45 minutes. It wasn't more than about 10 minutes later, when two of our processors went back to their desks to work, when I yelled out, "OMG, OMG...  one of the towers is collapsing. Just after watching the South Tower to fall first, I just sat there with my hands in my face, tears streaming down. I just didn't know what to think.




September 11th, 2001 - finding those loved ones


Just thinking about all of those families and how they lost their loved ones, just because of some group that has hatred for all that are alive. It just makes me sick to my stomach. We just need to remember all those that lost their lives that day, their families, and those that sacrificed so much to help others.  And also to remember those that lost their lives and sacrificed after the fact, those fireman and policeman, and those searching for those terrorists and bringing them to justice.





September 11th, 2001


All I know and remember after 9/11 was watching the news coverage 6 to 8 hours a day. Mainly into the wee hours of the morning. Sometimes going to sleep at 3 am or 4 am. Just watching so many families asking for help, to find those loved ones that haven't called home yet. I was so fortunate because I didn't know anyone that was killed in these attacks. But I did have a few friends that lost others. My only concern was when the attacks first took place was to make sure that my brother-in-law was okay. He worked in Manhattan and use to work in the South Tower a year previously. He was moved to midtown, which was like 20 to 30 blocks away, and I am so grateful for that.

I can also remember when we first invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, that maybe I should go back into the Army. See, I served from 1986 to 1988, and I am proud to be an American. And I was very close to the cut off date to enlist. There was a part of me that wanted to give back and help. Just as those 411 emergency workers who lost their lives trying to help and save those that were trapped in the Towers. We need to remember all that were involved and those still struggling with their losses.

(this has to be one of my favorite pictures ever)






I want to ask a favor of you all.... if you have a Facebook page, or a twitter account, or any other profile with a picture, please change those pictures with some sort of picture so we can show are support - NEVER FORGET -





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Comment balloon 17 commentsJeff Belonger • September 11 2010 09:46AM


I am old enough to also remember when President Kennedy was shot. I was a senior in High School. My typing teacher was Mr Ellis. He came into the room crying and told us about it. That was another day that was very traumatic for Americans.

Posted by Deanne Olivas, Your Home Matters (eXp Realty) about 10 years ago


  Please share any stories or any links to your posts or articles in the comments below.... thanks


what is sad is that many of us came together that day and that year... but some have slipped back into their lives that this tragic day has been forgotten. We need to keep these memories alive, forever...


Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) about 10 years ago

it is a shame we ONLY seem to remember this day once a year.......

Posted by Ben Benita, Speaker, Author, Game Changer, Coach (Ben Benita) about 10 years ago


Where were you nine years ago today?  by Don Wixom


Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) about 10 years ago

Very thoughtful & sober reminders on this i commented in my post today:


thanks jeff for a great post

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) about 10 years ago


Just a fyi...... I will want to thank everyone for their comments in advance... that I won't be acknowledging everyone as I usually try... but I will respond to some... thanks


DEANNE... . I was born in 1967, so I was not part of that tragic day, but that day still makes me sad also. Thanks for sharing this.

BEN... . boy, did you hit that nail on the head... I agree... but at least we can take a day of silence per se and remember all of those that were involved one way or another.. thanks

GINNY... . thanks for sharing that post, I will jump over now.. and thanks for the compliment...


Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) about 10 years ago

Remember the tragedy and the victims and heroes.  They deserve our thoughts and thanks.  Remember also that, for a while, we all joined together in support of our country and whatever needed to be done.  There were no serious philosophical or partisan divisions, at least for a while. 

Sometimes we seem to forget the fact that the common goals of peace and prosperity exist among us all, even when we are not faced with immediate response to a national crisis.  Let the commemoration of the attack serve to remind us of our unity.

Posted by Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about. about 10 years ago


E.J. .... beautifully said... thanks for writing this...


Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) about 10 years ago

Jeff - I remember this tragedy all too well...just reading your post brings back so many memories of that day. Even though I am on the other side of the country - in California - we were all so affected by it and continue to be to this day. 

And E.J.'s thoughts were very well said.  We did all come together - we need to find that common ground once again, without the horrible tragedy to get us there. 

Posted by Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple (The Mode Real Estate Group) about 10 years ago

Excellent post Jeff, great minds think alike. 

Last night as my husband and I went through the televised game schedule for today (yes we are avid football fans!) I thought to myself I hope all the big games don't take the spotlight off what today is all about and that is "remembering"  Some may call me corny but I don't take freedom lightly.  My Father was a WWII veteran, my brother is a retired Army Colonel.  I  still believe in the  old Americana favorites of God Bless America , Mom and Apple pie and yes BASEBALL TOO! 

I posted a status on my Facebook page last night reminding everyone that although this is a big game day, dont forget the freedom---take a moment and pray for those who lost their lives heroically and tragically.   We should all be thankful that we can enjoy the freedom of going to sports events among other things.  I posted my  AR 9/11 blog earlier this week so it would not get lost in the shuffle of others today, but did repost this morning.

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty) about 10 years ago


I remember the day like yesterday, especially living in the Washington DC region. I will definitely post some  photos on Facebook in rememberence. I am thankful and greateful for freedom becasue it has come at such a high cost other Americans lives.

Posted by Markita Woods NMLS#196099, Queen of Mortgages - FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA (American Financial Network) about 10 years ago

Thanks Jeff for the post. Never Forget!

Posted by John Cassels, NMLS #197076 (Sterling Savings Bank) about 10 years ago

I suggested, this for feature. Today is such a sad day for me.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 10 years ago


I remember and I'll never forget. I'm also thankful I met a neighborhood real estate broker at a local business expo in April 2001. At the time, I was considering a job offer as a stock broker at Dean Witter on the 65th floor of WTC. My gut told me to go into real estate!

I wrote the post below 4 years ago.

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (Compass) about 10 years ago


Your heartfelt memories shared tell a moving story.

All The Best,


Posted by Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain (Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain) about 10 years ago


Thanks everyone for the polite comments... and for those that left links to their posts regarding this topic... I will get to them later today.

MISSY.. sorry to hear... talk later


Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) about 10 years ago

Jeff - We won't forget, the question is will the next generation remember, We already have people saying the crimes committed by the socialist in world war 2 didn't really happen.

Posted by The Brewer Team - Benchmark Realty (Benchmark Realty) about 10 years ago