Skip to comments.IN MEMORIAM, SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
Posted on 09/10/2004 7:18:58 PM PDT by Cacique
On September 11, 2001 our nation was attacked. Like many New Yorkers Steve Golding lost a friend in the World Trace Center attack. He created a flash video that became one of the most watched videos on the internet. I was webmaster for WABC radio host Steve Malzberg at the time and contacted Steve Golding to see if we could run the video from our website. It was the most requested video that we had on the site.
It is appropriate that on this anniversary I link to it again so that we can be reminded what this anniversary is all about. Why our friends, neighbors and relatives who serve in our armed forces are sacrificing their lives. It must also serve as a reminder why we must mnake the right choice on November 2, 2004. Too many of my fellow New Yorkers have forgotten or at least they have become complacent, thinking we can negotiate with evil. We cannot.
I am linking to the video so that we can remind ourselves of that day and also so that some newbies to this site who have never seen it may have the opportunity to view it.
You can view the video by clicking on the link below, a new window will pop up. It is a large file (7 megs) so please be patient.
Steve Golding is also a member of Rolling Thunder and the webmaster of http://www.powforum.org
After the attack and during the recovery a memorial light was put in place. Two powerful spotlights facing the sky where the towers stood. The following shots were taken by me from pier 58 in Brooklyn on April 13, 2002 one day before the lights were switched off. It was also my 50th birthday.
I hope that you enjoy it.
Please remeber to participate in your local March Against Terror tomorrow.
In Rememberance: SEP 10, 2001: AMHERST FLAG DEBATE, Amherst Mass ^
Thanks, very nice, one of the better ones.
It's already started here... I was out shopping just before, pulled into my driveway and the radio station I was listening to were doing the midday news news (basically all terrorism bombings, all the time, these days.) They ended with a sound montage of "that day" three years ago and I was sobbing inconsolably by the end of it.
Because of the time difference, I and the rest of Australia get to remember... twice.
Now where did I put my vodka and cigarettes? I shall need both, if I'm not to be crying like a baby all weekend (which I suspect I shall be, self-medication and all....)
Is it just me... or do these anniversaries get harder???
Thank you for posting this.
I was working in one of the remote offices from head office on the day of Sept. 11. I had just hit deadline at 2 p.m. on a Tuesday (here in Ireland), and before grabbing a spot of lunch logged onto Townhall.com (and their chat facility) for a few minutes and saw someone on there mention the attacks.
I couldn't get onto the news networks.
I phoned my editor in our newsroom to see if he'd heard anything.
He said no, he'd call me back.
He did within minutes.
A friend of mine, who had just sung the lead in Riverdance in the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway was home. I called him. He said to me: ''Anne Marie, I'm watching this on tv..some of my friends are in there'.
I got in the car and went to his house.
We watched in disbelief. We were an ocean away, but right there in heart.
I watched Michael try to make repeated calls to NY to see if his friends were ok.
Some of us went out later that night, and sat in a bar silently watching news reels of the day.
Cacique, please believe me when I say that day - and the implications of that day - will never leave our memories.
I think of that time often.
My mother had died only weeks previous to that time, and the grief of those families who lost loved ones seemed magnified. My own recent personal sense of loss was miniscule.
I love New York City.
From the first time I visited it, I loved it.
And I always will.
Saturday September 11th, is the third anniversary of that horrible day that started as a beautiful summer day.
Though 3,000 of us were murdered, ALL AMERICANS were attacked.
Everyone. White. Black. Asian. Hispanic. Native American. European. Jew. Baptist. Catholic. Buddhist. Mexican. Puerto Rican. New Yorker. Washingtonian. Yankee. Southerner. Everyone.
All America was attacked that day.
These hate filled people who committed these heinous acts want to kill all Americans.
NEVER forget. NEVER again.
We Will Prevail
CONCENTRATE ON TODAY'S DATE
It's been said well, "If you have to look at the calendar, concentrate
on today's date." It doesn't hurt to look back occasionally and learn
lessons from the past. And we should also look ahead and prepare for
the future. But mostly...it is a good idea to give today the best
Actor Sylvester Stallone once said of his acting success, "It's been a
lovely ride - I just wish I'd been there to enjoy it." Have you ever
felt that way? That life has been good - even great - but you weren't
really there to enjoy it? He went on to say, "It's been like a blur -
like trying to sightsee through a quaint New England town at three
hundred miles an hour. I'd like to retrace my steps in the snow and
see what I missed. I mean, I've been to Europe ten times in the past
ten years, but I can't remember anything. If I didn't have some of the
door keys that I took by accident, I wouldn't remember where I stayed.
My whole life is door keys."
Have you ever felt like your life is.car keys? Office keys? Keyboard
keys? A blur?
Older people used to tell us when we were young parents to "enjoy
these years." "They go by faster than you realize," these friends
would say. And most of the time I'd think, 'They can't go by soon
I've always loved my children, and I am forever grateful I am a
parent. But some days I couldn't wait for them to grow up.
I remember long nights - long nights when babies were up because they
couldn't sleep, or didn't feel well or just decided to use that extra
time to exercise their lungs. I remember long nights - long nights
lying awake waiting for teenagers to come home.listening for the car
engine so I knew they were all right. And if someone would tell me to
enjoy those years, I'd shake my head and think, 'I'll enjoy it when
they grow up. I'll enjoy getting my life back!'
But then the boys did grow up and they left home. And do you know
what? Our friends were right. Those years went by faster than I
expected. They seem like a blur now.and I wonder if I enjoyed them
Thomas Mann said, "Hold every moment sacred... Give each its true and
due fulfillment." For these moments, I'm learning, are all we really
Next time I look at the calendar, I'll concentrate on today's date.
By Steve Goodier © 2004
Salvation! Thank you, and God Bless you for the most inspiring post of the day! :-)
I love it.
A tribute to 911.
Thank you--and I definitely have tears in my eyes after reading your post.
Ever Faithful. Ever Vigilant. Never Forget.
Thanks for the video
Thanks for the ping.
Thank you MistyCA. I really appreciate the ping.
-- We must never forget. --
THANKS FOR POSTING THIS VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER!!!!
Thank you for the ping. I will return to this thread later to see how it's going. Tomorrow is a sad anniversary for me. When Kerry mentions over 1000 needless deaths, I wonder why he can't remember the over 3,000 needless deaths.
In loving memory of our September 11th patriots, and those who have sacrificed their lives on the battlefield, so that hopefully, never again.
There isn't one of our fallen men and women on the battlefield, that I don't regret. So it is with war. You fight and win, or you surrender and learn to speak French.
No matter what our politics are, we are all Americans, first and foremost.
I am sick and tired...
I am sick and tired of our country playing nice.
I am sick and tired of our country being played as fools.
I am sick and tired of our country being used as negotiators in peace treaties that ultimately make us targets.
I am sick and tired of the perception the our country is weak.
I am sick for all the families and loved ones who have suffered today.
I am sick for all the Americans who have watched this frame by frame, moment-by-moment on television.
Yet, I know this country will unite behind this attack.
I know that all Americans will not tolerate this kind of treachery.
I know that all Americans will want justice.
And I know that President Bush will do the right thing.
Like all other FReepers, today, my emotions have run the gamut from sadness, to anger, to such inspired patriotism, that I only hope the thugs and cowards that did this will realize that we may be down, but we ain't out.
And we are coming to get you.
The first person I called was my friend Leanne in Perth!
Mega Ditto BUMP!!!!
Our family will be in front of the Russian embassy in Seattle handing out bottled water.
(To be sung to Jewel's "Hands")
If I could tell the World just one thing...
It would be...that "We'll be OKAY!!"
Don't get discouraged 'cuz Courage is Vital...
And priceless in times like these...WE MUST EXACT JUSTICE!!
We shan't stop with bin Laden's head!!
We must gather ourselves around our Faith...
Fer Right's what the [Med'yuh/Fascists/Leftists/Lib'rals/Cowards/Nazis/Commies] most fear!!
My hands are gnarled and rough...
But they're not yers...nor what they've sown.
Yes, we're...the Right!! This is OUR home...
And we shall not be broken!!
Zealotry...felled the Silver Twins...
We must remove Left's cancer!!
Yes...heartache came to visit me...
But I KNEW WHAT I WUZ DOIN' AFTER!!!
We'll fight...we know we're Right!!
Fer someone must stand up 'gainst Left's blight.
'Cuz where there's a man who has no voice...
There OURS shall go singin'!!
My hands are gnarled and rough...
But they're not yers...nor what I've grown!!
It's Justice Time...you've bombed my home!!
Now, you've...gone provoked US!!!!
In the End, only the Truth matters...
In the End, only Justice matters!!
I will get down on my knees, and I will pray...
You should get down on yer knees...yes, you should pray!!
Allah? The planes went down...four buildings...soul-lessly razed!!
My hands are gnarled and rough...
But they're not yers...nor what I've smoked.
Now you've riled us...attacked our home!!
Folks, we shall not be broken!!
Right shall not be broken!!!
We are God's eyes...God's hands...God's mind.
We are God's eyes...God's hands...Allah's heart.
We are God's eyes...God's hands...God's eyes...
We are God's hands... RIGHT...MAKE YER STAND!!!
Mudboy Slim (9/18/01)
BTW: Thanks for the ping.
Sent this to much of my e-mail address book.
Because of SEP11 I am now a Paid Call Fire Fighter. I have gone through a fire academy and currently going through EMT training. I have an MBA, I don't have to do this... I want to do something of a higher order... and I haven't had so much pleasure or pride in what I do in all my life...
Thank you for posting this beautiful tribute.
It is important that these sounds and images be seen by all Americans, again and again. Indeed, the whole world should view it.
The great beams of light were on again tonight, illuminating a clear September night sky. People were standing around and staring, their eyes wide, their mouths open, standing in awe and remembering. Neighborhood people and people from all over the world had come to pay silent tribute.
Tomorrow morning will be another splendid September morning, just like September 11,2001. The world has been changed forever.
For those who delude themselves into believing we still live in a September 10th world, I ask them to watch your video and give it some thought.
Good job, Mud.
There is one in Cleveland 10 AM @14532 Lake Avenue, zip code 44107. If you are a Ohio freeper in the vicinity of Cleveland OH please join us in a show of solidarity for our country.
As long as I live the memory of that day will live with me.
Thank you for the ping.
You are welcome. God Bless America and all who inhabit her.
It will be a difficult day :(
FDNY video journal of 9-11
Thank you. Thank you.
We will not tire, we will not falter, we will not fail.
NordP (www.pledgewear.com) I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE.
or you can download the file here ---> YOU RAISE ME UP
Thank y'all kindly...
(To be sung to the Five Man Electrical Band's "Signs")
Guv'ment said, "Right-wing, Christian people need not apply."
So I buried my views down deep in my heart, and I went in to ask Bill, "Why?"
He said, "You look like a fine Left-leanin' young man, I think you'll do!"
So I called out to Slick, sang, "It'd make me sick, PUNK, me workin' for you!"...Woah!
Slime, slime, ev'rywhere there's slime,
Obstructin' inquiries, trashin' what's Right!
Do this, don't do that...Lib'rals blow my mind!!
And Carville said, "Anybody caught dissentin' best be ready to FIGHT!"
So I jumped on the stage and I yelled at the louse, "James, what gives you the right...
To put up a Wall to keep the Truth out, or to keep this Vile Prez'dent in?
If Reagan was well, he'd tell ya to your face, 'Boy, you're some kind of sinner!'"
Slime, slime, All the Left is SLIME...
Attackin' good Americans for doin' what's Right!!
What's this, DemocRATS, don't you feel contrite?!
Well, hey Whorealdo, can't you read?
How much did the White House pay you off to deceive?!
We can't bear to watch, NO! Damn the Elites...keep their Power preyin' on our fears!!
"TIME" says, "You gotta have a Socialist Card to report their lies...Unhh!
But the Right says, "Ev'rybody's welcome to come in, kneel down and pray...
But since the Left's Bias corrupts it all, our views don't get any airplay.
So I got me a pen and a paper, and I made up my own little songs...
I said, "Thank you, Lord, for thinkin' 'bout me...I'm alive and Rightin' Wrongs..."
It's high time Right showed a li'l spine...
Insist on PROSECUTION...Raze this Wall of Slime...
Do this, and you'll find that...T-Mac'll RESIGN!!
Slime, slime...Clinton we'll INDICT!!
Mudboy Slim (7/7/99)
"Insist on PROSECUTION...Raze this Wall of Slime..."
To paraphrase the late, great Malcom S. Forbes, "With all thy getting, get thee Justice!!"
So Sayeth the Word of...MUD
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