9/11, Lest we forget!

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  1. bobinpa

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    I've looked at the site a few times today and I can't believe that there has been no mention of the date. If I missed a thread regarding 9/11 then forgive me, but as I sit here watching the shows on the History channel regarding 9/11 and remembering, I can't believe that nobody here has mentioned it..... Lest we forget 9/11!!!!
    May God bless all of the lives that were effected by the events of that day!
     
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  2. SPJ

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    I haven’t forgotten a damn thing
     
  3. Rsadams

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    I remember exactly were I was that day....
     
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  4. cheek9075

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    Watching at this time, world changed forever that day. My wives school give a presentation of what happened that day. Most all of those kids where not born yet, but they to shall know what happened that day.
    I still remember where I was, and will not forget that day.
     
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  5. Prose

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    I think fondly of George W. Bush’s leadership and determination guiding our nations response. The speech that evening and later from ground zero, the first pitch in game 3, remind me of how united we were.
     
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    Last week I was on top of the Comerica building in downtown Dallas looking at some cooling tower work. That building is about 72 stories tall. I walked over and looked off the side and the first thoughts that popped into my mind was those people on 9/11 had to fall from higher than this. I thought about the ones that jumped before the building went down and the ones that had to ride them down. That’s along time to think about the ground that you are falling to.
     
  7. T-shooter

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    I remember watching it live too. I want to know the real truth, not the bull the news media and government puts out. I saw Air Force One following above I-70 in mid Ohio escorted by two F-16's. It was probably only about 5,000 ft up. One of the fighters probably left WPAFB or the National Guard base in Springfield and had to kick in the 4 bbl to catch up, exceeding the speed of sound and producing a sonic boom. The news media were all over it with every theory under the sun except the real one.
     
  8. fantastic

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    Yes we have forgotten, we have allow our enemies to infiltrate our great and loving country, all in the name of democracy. we forgot all who died on that tragic day. all the blood that was spilled. Muslims are here now...telling us how to live our lives, telling us what us just or not, telling us what is American or not. we have forgotten that there's no freedom without sacrifice and cruelty is necessary for balance. My heart aches.
     
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  11. New Gun

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    "Some people did something"......Yeah Right! Never Forget!
     
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    September 12, 2001 01:09 PM - LEONARD PITTS JR.

    It’s my job to have something to say.

    They pay me to provide words that help make sense of that which troubles the American soul. But in this moment of airless shock when hot tears sting disbelieving eyes, the only thing I can find to say, the only words that seem to fit, must be addressed to the unknown author of this suffering.

    You monster. You beast. You unspeakable bastard.

    Did you want us to respect your cause? You just damned your cause.

    Did you want to make us fear? You just steeled our resolve.

    Did you want to tear us apart? You just brought us together.

    Let me tell you about my people. We are a vast and quarrelsome family, a family rent by racial, social, political and class division, but a family nonetheless. We’re frivolous, yes, capable of expending tremendous emotional energy on pop cultural minutiae - a singer’s revealing dress, a ball team’s misfortune, a cartoon mouse. We’re wealthy, too, spoiled by the ready availability of trinkets and material goods, and maybe because of that, we walk through life with a certain sense of blithe entitlement. We are fundamentally decent, though - peace-loving and compassionate. We struggle to know the right thing and to do it. And we are, the overwhelming majority of us, people of faith, believers in a just and loving God.

    Some people - you, perhaps - think that any or all of this makes us weak. You’re mistaken. We are not weak. Indeed, we are strong in ways that cannot be measured by arsenals.

    IN PAIN

    Yes, we’re in pain now. We are in mourning and we are in shock. We’re still grappling with the unreality of the awful thing you did, still working to make ourselves understand that this isn’t a special effect from some Hollywood blockbuster, isn’t the plot development from a Tom Clancy novel. Both in terms of the awful scope of their ambition and the probable final death toll, your attacks are likely to go down as the worst acts of terrorism in the history of the United States and, probably, the history of the world. You’ve bloodied us as we have never been bloodied before.

    But there’s a gulf of difference between making us bloody and making us fall. This is the lesson Japan was taught to its bitter sorrow the last time anyone hit us this hard, the last time anyone brought us such abrupt and monumental pain. When roused, we are righteous in our outrage, terrible in our force. When provoked by this level of barbarism, we will bear any suffering, pay any cost, go to any length, in the pursuit of justice.

    I tell you this without fear of contradiction. I know my people, as you, I think, do not. What I know reassures me. It also causes me to tremble with dread of the future.

    In the days to come, there will be recrimination and accusation, fingers pointing to determine whose failure allowed this to happen and what can be done to prevent it from happening again. There will be heightened security, misguided talk of revoking basic freedoms. We’ll go forward from this moment sobered, chastened, sad. But determined, too. Unimaginably determined.

    THE STEEL IN US

    You see, the steel in us is not always readily apparent. That aspect of our character is seldom understood by people who don’t know us well. On this day, the family’s bickering is put on hold.

    As Americans we will weep, as Americans we will mourn, and as Americans, we will rise in defense of all that we cherish.

    So I ask again: What was it you hoped to teach us? It occurs to me that maybe you just wanted us to know the depths of your hatred. If that’s the case, consider the message received. And take this message in exchange: You don’t know my people. You don’t know what we’re capable of. You don’t know what you just started.

    But you’re about to learn.

    What lesson did you hope to teach us by your coward’s attack on our World Trade Center, our Pentagon, us? What was it you hoped we would learn? Whatever it was, please know that you failed.


    I find that re-reading this every yr makes it seem closer than it is.
     
  13. Rustytigwire

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    I sent this to my 4 kids,
    Sept 11
    Those that wish to harm have not changed their beliefs or goal, only their methods.
    You may choose to forgive.
    Wisdom and self preservation will not choose to forget.
     
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  14. Bill Norris

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    I have to agree with you Bro. It's a shame and disgrace what is happening to our Country today.
     
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  15. mikeinct

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    The Basturds ruined a really good day of fishing. mike in ct
     
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    She is a living spy/terrorist i your government making noise and decisions beneficial to her fate. when will people understand that islam is not just a religion but a governing movement that has come to infiltrate the U.S government, they changed their method because confronting the United states with war will never work..

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  17. james gregory

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    I remember that day vividly .I was cutting my last field of hay when the news came from my wife.
    I had just got off my shift at the fire dept and had a lot on my mind that day.All I had to do was get this hay up and start getting ready for deer season this year.

    All I could do was cry like a child.Pulled out of field and sat in my tractor and cried.
    No, I will never forget that horrible day.I lost a lot of brothers that day and that can never be replaced.

    So the next time you think of firefighters,police,and all first responders ,think of all their families also with gentle hearts.
    Time has a way to cure the broken heart, but it can never erase the memories of that horrific day.

    I love you my brothers and may the LORD be with you and your families.
     
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  18. 22BRGUY

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    NY FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS:
     
  19. Logbuilder35

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    My great uncle and I were cutting hay that day also
     
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  20. fantastic

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    I guess it was a hay day for a few of you... i bet Ilhan Omar and all the Muslim politician still think some people did something, instead of admitting islam is not a religion of peace.
     

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