“From the Flight Nurse’s Seat” Remembering September 11th

This installment of “From the Flight Nurse’s Seat” is, quite simply, my raw emotional thoughts regarding the anniversary of September 11, 2001. This was done in one shot, taped with the camera balanced on a clipboard. I have on no make-up, am wearing a simple t-shirt and did not worry about lighting. This is about my thoughts, not some “finished product.” This is an uncensored look at another side of me.

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  1. Goodness, woman, you had me crying. Thank you for this post. It was really good to see as I’m getting caught up in English papers and Physics assignments. Thank you, Emily.

  2. Geez Em, this was a tear jerker for sure!! Took a break from studying and thought I would see what was on your post. I sure do remember every second of that day and I want to say a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE thank you to all our military. We do what we do because of what you do for us!!! I want to say thank you to my nephew in the Marines, Jesse your the best!! And Em, thanks to you too girl!! Working with you is always great fun and when the flights come, I know that you are always working hard for the pt.!! I try to work hard for you!! Thanks for putting the pix of Maria and I on, we had fun on the truck that day and thought a pix would be good for the blog. Love Ya Crzegrl!!

  3. Wow. What can I say. What an incredible post. Emily, I have to say thank you to you for all that you do. You are a wonderful individual who touches the lives of many. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers as you continue to do what you do.

  4. Wow. Just wow. Thank you for sharing of yourself so openly; the “rawness” of this video is partly why this it’s so powerful–no editing, etc. could have substituted. The other reason is, of course, the power of the message itself and being an integral and inseparable part of a NATION in a way that only those that serve can experience. As I’ve told you before, I am very proud and thankful for your service to our country, to the medical community, and to the patient community which you serve. You have a privilege and awesome responsibility to touch lives near and far in a very special way, and you do so with dignity, respect, and honor.

    You are who you are.

  5. Emily … I don’t think there’s anything that you have to apologize for. (Yup … I deliberately ended that in a preposition.) Heartfelt words and the accompanying emotion are the right way to remember 9/11.

    I also want to thank you for remembering the service of my Canadian military. I know that we chose not to go to Iraq … but we continue to serve in that other nasty sandbox of Afghanistan … with the gallant combat troops of the US, of Britain and the Netherlands.

    I want you to be safe, too.


  6. Thank you. Thank you for your service, and thank you for sharing. And thank you for recognizing Canada. I have the priveledge of being a Canadian citizen who lives in the US which means that I get to be patriotic to both great nations.
    I agree with you that 9/11 will be that pivotal moment that we will all remember for the rest of our lives. To this day, I still can’t see any picture or video related to 9/11, or metion of the NY fired department or police without getting a tear in my eye.
    Thank you to all who have served!

  7. You keep finding new ways to surprise me with your depth. Damn allergies started to kick in during this video.

  8. *FIST BUMP*
    HOOO RAH Crazee.
    And then a great big 2 armed bear-hug (that picks you up off your feet) and a kiss on the cheek.
    Thanks for sharing your story Emily. (From a proud former Devil Dog)

  9. HUG, 9/11 was my final motivation to join the military. I swore in 4 weeks after and have served since. It was a turning point in so many lives. Every time I wear the uniform in public i feel like im on display, in a good way i supose. I too have eated many a free meal and drink. The night before Sgt Royce and I boarded the bus that would take us to our mob station we ate at the OG, a patron had paid and left the same as you describe. I felt guilty and almost embarased. well there is a lot we could talk about, maybe over drinks…

  10. I am impressed, I have to say. Really rarely do I see a blog thats both informative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the matter is something that not many people are talking intelligently a

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