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"...And our flag was still there."
Ramblings' Journal ^ | 9.11.04 | Michael King

Posted on 09/11/2004 3:06:35 PM PDT by mhking

Yes, it's from Hurricane Ivan, but it fits on this day.

What I have started calling Patriot Day.

It is a day that we should mourn and remember the terrible death and destruction. But also a day where we should stand defiant against the enemies of freedom. Where we should all stand tall and proud as Americans.

A day where we can tell our children that our way of life is worth living for. That freedom is not free, but worth the high price that we all pay for it.

This is a day when we should honor the memories of the 3,000 who were brutally butchered by the Islamic terrorists who want us all to die. A day when we should stand tall. And continue to participate in the American dream. A day when politics should be set aside, so we can all stand, hand in hand, in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

I love my country. I'm proud to be an American. And there's no way in the world that any tyrant or terrorist or homicide bomber can change that.

Let history bear witness: No American has ever bowed down before a tyrant. And we're not about to start today.

A true patriot is proud of his freedom. Is proud of his liberty. Is proud of his homeland. Is proud of his people.

So while we mourn, as well we should today, we also should be proud. Proud of patriots like those who fought to create this great nation. Proud of those patriots who ran into those towers selflessly on that September morn. Proud of those patriots who fight tyranny and terror across the globe. Proud of all those patriots who stand side by side with each of us as Americans.

This is our Patriot Day.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 3rdanniversary; oldglory; patriotday

1 posted on 09/11/2004 3:06:36 PM PDT by mhking
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To: rdb3; Khepera; elwoodp; MAKnight; condolinda; mafree; Trueblackman; FRlurker; Teacher317; ...
 

Double-barrelled Mega-PING! to both lists! If you want on, FReepmail me!

2 posted on 09/11/2004 3:07:29 PM PDT by mhking
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To: mhking

Good afternoon Michael.


3 posted on 09/11/2004 3:07:58 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Post #47: Note to Big Brother... the Memory Hole is Officialy CLOSED!)
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To: mhking
Agreed.

In memoriam of LTC Jerry Dickerson, who burned to death in the basement of the Pentagon, and who was my friend.

4 posted on 09/11/2004 3:08:45 PM PDT by sauropod (Hitlary: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: mhking

Beautiful.


5 posted on 09/11/2004 3:10:35 PM PDT by Gabz (Hurricanes and Kerry/Edwards have 2 things in common - lots of wind and destruction.)
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To: mhking

Ah, Michael! You've got me tearing up AGAIN today. All day long on the radio news reporting the events around the country, I've been hearing different versions of the National Anthem, and each of them brings the tears. I just can't help it.

And your post here does the same.
Thank you. (I MEAN that!)


6 posted on 09/11/2004 3:11:52 PM PDT by EggsAckley (.......John Kerry suffers from delusions of adequacy........)
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To: mhking
Here are a few I have in mind:


7 posted on 09/11/2004 3:14:29 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: mhking

You know, there is actually a patriots day, but moving it to 9-11 seems like a great idea. I wonder how a person would go about doing that?


8 posted on 09/11/2004 3:16:53 PM PDT by bad company (What's the font kenneth?)
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To: BKO
You are missed......and we will always remember you.

Never forget...

9 posted on 09/11/2004 3:20:45 PM PDT by Dog
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To: mhking
Click the Graphic to View All FR 'Bump Lists'.

10 posted on 09/11/2004 3:23:53 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: bad company
Patriot Day is September 11th by House resolution and Presidential proclamation. Patriot's Day is a state holiday in Massachusetts and Maine, on April 19th, in honor of the date of the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
11 posted on 09/11/2004 3:24:21 PM PDT by okstate
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To: okstate
You know, there is actually a patriots day, but moving it to 9-11 seems like a great idea. I wonder how a person would go about doing that?

Patriot Day is September 11th by House resolution and Presidential proclamation. Patriot's Day is a state holiday in Massachusetts and Maine, on April 19th, in honor of the date of the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

Man, you're fast!

13 posted on 09/11/2004 3:26:51 PM PDT by bad company (What's the font kenneth?)
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To: mhking

Thank you, mh.


14 posted on 09/11/2004 3:27:22 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: bad company
I used Wikipedia, lol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Day

It's a great resource, fast and (usually) accurate

15 posted on 09/11/2004 3:31:15 PM PDT by okstate
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To: mhking

That was so deeply touching and heart-felt. Thank you mhking.


16 posted on 09/11/2004 3:35:30 PM PDT by sneakers
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To: mhking

Thank you Michael.


17 posted on 09/11/2004 3:47:39 PM PDT by Sunshine55 (Anal sex is not a family value!)
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To: mhking

bttt


18 posted on 09/11/2004 3:50:15 PM PDT by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: mhking

Very good! Thank you!


19 posted on 09/11/2004 3:53:24 PM PDT by Jammz ("The only thing needed for evil to prevail, is for good men to do nothing.")
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To: mhking

A salute to you Mike, on this patriot day.


20 posted on 09/11/2004 4:04:52 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: mhking

Awesome post!


21 posted on 09/11/2004 4:51:00 PM PDT by risk
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To: mhking
Great Post!

YOU ROCK


22 posted on 09/11/2004 4:57:16 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (G W B 2004! Friends Don't Let Friends Vote For DemocRATS)
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To: mhking; Carry_Okie; forester; sasquatch; B4Ranch; SierraWasp; hedgetrimmer; knews_hound; ...

personal list


23 posted on 09/11/2004 5:04:41 PM PDT by farmfriend ( In Essentials, Unity...In Non-Essentials, Liberty...In All Things, Charity.)
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To: sauropod
LTC Jerry Dickerson, who burned to death in the basement of the Pentagon, and who was my friend

God rest & keep your friend Sauropod, and you as well.

24 posted on 09/11/2004 6:44:08 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (need_a_tagline)
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To: mhking
I am somewhat taken aback today as I realize the attacks happened three years ago. How could so much time have passed since? I remember it all as it were yesterday. It hurts as much today in remembrance. I knew no one that passed on 9-11 personally but yet they belonged to us all. Yet we have a responsiblilty to all those who perished to persevere and to make certain to the best of our might that they did not die in vein! We will not let the tyrants (terrorists) prevail! Gods blessings to all who lost loved ones & those who were lost. We will never forget you.
25 posted on 09/11/2004 6:56:24 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (need_a_tagline)
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Too many act like they've already forgotten. I went to the CA Capital in Sacramento today and joined the expressions of love for America and remember those innocents that died and cheer for those who have defended her, still today.

It was a fairly good event and I was sad to see so little turnout from the hyping of two radio hosts, one from San Francisco with huge ratings and the other from Sacramento.

I guess most people feel too hip and sophisticated to attend such out-pourings of love for the greatest nation ever to exist on earth... what a humiliating shame! The memories are faded like the flags I've seen left out 24/7, with no benefit of flag ettiquet, and no concern for learning any.

But as for me and my house... we will NEVER forget the two attacks on American soil and citizens... One immediately after I was born and the other late in my lifespan. God bless America... The most exceptional nation ever to exist on EARTH!!!

26 posted on 09/11/2004 8:18:22 PM PDT by SierraWasp (God Bless AMERICA...The most exceptional nation ever to exist on EARTH!!! (except to Demonicrats)
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A member of our hunting forum hung some flags today on the freeway near Azusa CA on the 210 freeway. I just happened to see them while driving at work. Very kewl to see.


27 posted on 09/12/2004 12:45:54 AM PDT by spectr17 (Veni, Vedi, Velcro. I came, I saw, I stuck around)
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To: farmfriend

BTTT!!!!!!


28 posted on 09/12/2004 3:06:24 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: mhking

BTTT


29 posted on 09/12/2004 5:13:26 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (I'm mad as Zell and I'm not gonna take it anymore!)
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