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Posted on 08/30/2003 2:52:37 PM PDT by appalachian_dweller
The Second Anniversary of the 911 attacks is approaching. Its been 2 years and Im just as angry today as I was when it happened. Ive been hitting memorial sites that I can find to watch videos of that horrible day.
I live in the Northern Virginia area. Im asking my fellow FReepers to ping me with information on memorial services and ceremonies and I could attend. Posts or FRmail is fine.
Also, Im going to put together my own memorial of pictures and information. Info as to where I could find more would also be appreciated.
TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Virginia; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2ndanniversary; 911; september112001; terrorism
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I'm not any kind of sicko or death monger, but I never want to forget how I felt that day. This will help. It may also help me to one day let the anger go.
I feel the same as you. I don't want anyone to ever forget.
A year ago I put together my own website where people can find videos, DVD's, books, art and posters about that fateful day.
Check it out, if you'd like: WWW.SEPTEMBER-11-VIDEOS.COM
posted on 08/30/2003 3:02:21 PM PDT
(My other tag line is hilarious.)
I know you're not such, FRiend. I keep seeing Bloody Tuesday replayed, too.
But release the anger? Only when I pull back a charging handle. I've been through mourning for a long time. Now I'm serving. Again.
posted on 08/30/2003 3:03:50 PM PDT
by Old Sarge
(Serving You... on Operation Noble Eagle!)
I couldn't watch those videos even on that day, but my anger and, dare I say it, my hatred, hasn't become any less. Recent events in Iraq have shown quite clearly that the thirst for blood of the Muslims, even of their own, hasn't become any less either.
We can never forget that day. We will never stop thinking about it, I think, because one's mind can never get to a point of full comprehension of what happened. Even to this moment it is still hard to believe the Trade Center Towers actually collapsed. Someone posted this link on another thread I was on today, and I'm passing it on to you. It is immensely powerful and immensely sad and I think it captures the exact emotions of that day and the few days after with an exactitude that only true inspiration can achieve. I cried when I watched it then, and I cried when I watched it today. Evidently it is available on a few places on the web, but I'm posting this link, because if it doesn't work it is easy to go to gunstuff.com and find it on the homepage right near the top, that wasn't true of another place it is posted.
posted on 08/30/2003 3:14:57 PM PDT
I'm with you. We should never forget.
posted on 08/30/2003 3:18:31 PM PDT
I was at work.
I heard about the first crash and thought it was an accident.
I called my wife at home and told her to turn the TV on and see what was happening.
By noon, my legs were shaking.
I will never forget that day.
My mother is 75 years old.
When I spoke to her on September 12th, the first thing she said to me was that if the US didn't go after those two "sons of bitches", then our baby-boomer generation had absolutely no backbone.
I asked her who the two S.O.B.'s were and she told me Hussein and Bin Laden.
Right on, mom!!
posted on 08/30/2003 3:24:28 PM PDT
Like you I put together a bunch of pics and images...I'm 90% done organizing them, but came across a 'puter problem related to burning them onto a CD....
I really should make it my goal to finish that project by 9/11 this year.
On the 9th of September, by oldest son was married in Minneapolis. We flew home to Florida on the morning of the 10th. My son and his new wife were to fly to San Francisco on the morning of the 11th at the time of the attacks. We were concerned until he finally called, stuck at the airport. We have found that in our circle of friends and aquaintances, that we are one or two people away from someone who died in the attacks. My youngest son was on a delayed entry to the Army at the time and has since go on and is presently deployed in Mosul, Iraq. He was part of the unit that killed the Hussein brothers.
Even if I wanted to, I couldn't forget September 11. We as a family and we as a nation are still involved in it. Victory is an inadequate salve, but it is the only one we have. Damn the islamist and damn those who support them, here and abroad.
posted on 08/30/2003 3:42:30 PM PDT
posted on 08/30/2003 3:42:56 PM PDT
A google search for
9/11 memorial services virginia 2003
got more than 19,000 hits
A search of google news also yielded many sources in the current news. Hope this helps. Searched for
9/11 memorial services
info ping --- See post no.10
posted on 08/30/2003 4:00:26 PM PDT
I will NEVER forget September 11, 2001. Shame on those who purposely forget or use 9/11 to deride the USA. It is mind-boggling how many people are so bass akwards on this issue. My husband's sister and family think the U.S. is to blame for 9/11 "because we've been so bad to the rest of the world." I just want to throttle them - but geez - I'd be as evil as they think I am. Here's a link that's interesting, or used to be. They've sanitized it as the ABC networks have done. Still kind of touching.http://www.cantcryhardenough.com/
posted on 08/30/2003 4:00:57 PM PDT
(islam - no capital letter for a killer based "religion" There is only one GOD)
This memorial is far and away the most touching 9/11 tribute I have found, and I replay it often. It always brings back the sadness, and the anger. Though actually, they're never far from the surface, for me.
I thought my soulmate and I were alone in those still-strong feelings until I found Free Republic this winter.
Never forgive. Never forget.
posted on 08/30/2003 4:15:20 PM PDT
"We have found that in our circle of friends and aquaintances, that we are one or two people away from someone who died in the attacks."
Yes, this is true in my case also. Several people I work with knew people who died in the Trade Center, including the nephew of one of my bosses. Hubby and I are originally from New York, in fact my mother worked in the Trade Center when it first opened (Thank God she didn't live to see 9/11) and I remember saying to my him on the 13th that we were lucky we hadn't spent the previous day hearing from long lost friends calling to tell us that other even longer lost ones had been killed.
"My youngest son was...part of the unit that killed the Hussein brothers."
May God bless him and keep him. I'm glad they're kicking some serious b*tt over there.
Continued good wishes to you and your family. You are right that victory is an inadequate salve, but I hope we shall have it by the bucketful.
posted on 08/30/2003 4:28:17 PM PDT
posted on 08/30/2003 4:30:05 PM PDT
If anyone would have told me that less than two years from that day we would have taken Afghanistan, destroyed 2/3 of Al-Qaeda, seized Iraq, withdrawn from Saudi Arabia, virtually left the United Nations and raised 60,000 Iraqi soldiers under American command I would have called him crazy. And had he further said that American troops would be looking for Islamic terrorists who had bombed one of the holiest Muslim sites I would have called the guys in the white coats.
There is still a long road to travel before the victims of September 11 rest in peace. But they would be amazed by what we've done. Let's amaze them still.
posted on 08/30/2003 4:55:43 PM PDT
You might enjoy these tribute websites: http://www.babes4bush.com
(click on "Heroes Live Forever" - this website done by a fellow Freeper with the screen name of rintense) http://www.caldavid.com/911/
(high and low bandwidth versions available)
Both of these tribute sites load much faster with a broadband connection - 56k may be painfully slow.
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