Skip to comments." What Are YOU Going to Be Doing?-20 Days til..."Inspirational Poem-Flight 93 Remember 9/11
Posted on 08/23/2006 8:01:48 AM PDT by AirBorn
This was written in memory of a man who lost his life on Flight 93. It is dedicated to all of those whose lives were lost or changed forever on September 11, 2001 We remember them all with love.
"We are hurting, but healing,"
My young son said to me.
"My sweet Lori's brother,
Was on Flight 93."
The shock, The grief, The pain, The fear,
All of these, I did hear.
The great silver bird,
In Pennsylvania lay,
When in truth it was bound,
For California that day.
We know of the heroes,
The "creme de la creme"
Sons, brothers, husbands,
These were the men...
These were the men, On Flight 93,
For you and for me.
For this our great land,
So nobly they gave,
Exchange of their lives,
For a meadow land grave.
For flora and fauna,
In his loving care,
Always was there.
In the refuge he tended
For creatures, so small,
He gave his protection,
"Lest one should fall."
He is missed.
He is loved.
His mem'ry lives on
The birds that he loved,
With their sweet, plaintive song.
"We are hurting, but healing,"
His birds sing to me,
"For our kind, loving Richard,
Was on Flight 93."
~ Renee' Larson Bratlee March 11, 2002 ~
TWENTY DAYS and ;....Thinking, Remembering, and Planning.
What WILL I be Doing on that Day??
What SHOULD I be Doing on that Day?
Because I Already Know: I WILL be doing "Something" that Day...To "REMEMBER"- but ALSO make sure PUBLICALLY IT IS REMEMBERED!
Where Will YOU BE?
WHAT do YOU have planned?
Thank YOU Freepers; For Being True Americans!
Thank YOU FREEPERS!: Young & Old, East Coast/West, in Cities or Country, While standing Tall & Proud!- While Standing Respectfully Silent; holding back the Tears.
See you all out on the Streets that Day.
ABC miniseries September 10 and 11 previewed by conservative reporter:
Let me start by saying that "The Path to 9/11" is one of the best, most intelligent, most pro-American miniseries I've ever seen on TV, and conservatives should support it and promote it as vigorously as possible.
This is the first Hollywood production Ive seen that honestly depicts how the Clinton administration repeatedly bungled the capture of Osama Bin Laden. One astonishing sequence in "The Path to 9/11" shows the CIA and the Northern Alliance surrounding Bin Ladens house in Afghanistan. They're on the verge of capturing Bin Laden, but they need final approval from the Clinton administration in order to go ahead. They phone Clinton, but he and his senior staff refuse to give authorization for the capture of Bin Laden, for fear of political fall-out if the mission should go wrong and civilians are harmed. National Security Adviser Sandy Berger in essence tells the team in Afghanistan that if they want to capture Bin Laden, they'll have to go ahead and do it on their own without any official authorization. That way, their necks will be on the line - and not his. The astonished CIA agent on the ground in Afghanistan repeatedly asks Berger if this is really what the administration wants. Berger refuses to answer, and then finally just hangs up on the agent. The CIA team and the Northern Alliance, just a few feet from capturing Bin Laden, have to abandon the entire mission. Bin Laden and Al Qaeda shortly thereafter bomb the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, killing over 225 men, women, and children, and wounding over 4000. The episode is a perfect example of Clinton-era irresponsibility and incompetence.
Wouldn't it be nice if our own so called right wing talkers remembered what this is all about and stopped bashing the President and started remembering that awful day and how it came to be.
My Step-Son is in the 101 FA Bravo Co.
They will be deployed to Camp Victory in Baghdad on Sept. 11th.
McCain needs to shut his pie hole. He is a DUmmycrat in disguise and needs to be Leibermanized by our party.
And frankly I am on the record as being sick and tired of Sean bashing the president and bragging about how he is sooo intellectually honest. ENOUGH ALREADY
So very sorry.
Right on the money. He needs to shut up.
Prayers for your son, massgopguy. My stepson is going to Afghanistan in January; he was in Jordan and Iraq in March 2003.
Thanks Peach, same to you. 2007 is going to be a very long year.
Hopefully, the entire braindead US Congress will see this mini-series.
Funny how--as most of you too have all been listening to RUSH I hope--you can see how some of the hypocrits like the :
"LA Times !!"- Which had "Changed-Sides" ( HYPOCRITES! After the last 5 years of BASING: the President! The WAR! the War on TERROR! and ALL the TOOLS we need to WIN!) because they realized how much in READERSHIP they lost! Hope THEY go the way that he SLIMES will soon be going too: EXTINCT!
One more week- hope to meet many of you who can go--MUST GO- from the area, to NYC-
I will be going to the Rally in Central park with my "9/11 Model / Memorial " and hope to see you down there- just look for the tall- skinny/sick looking guy with the pony tail and the 6 foot high twoer model in the park.
God Bless you ALL! Stay in the Battle!
A beautiful tribute to one who must have been a fine person. I too was moved to memorialize in poetry, but only had the skill to translate. Having lost several family members in recent years this poem has helped me grieve. Thankfully, my second son has just returned from 8 months in Afghanistan. My sympathies and sincerest good hopes for those who are going in the other direction. Perhaps you would like to view my post.
Post title: "9/11: A memorial poem for those who died & those who survive"