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I'm having lunch w/ President and First Lady on Tuesday!

Posted on 05/29/2006 8:07:29 PM PDT by chris_in_nj

Well my good friends George and Laura have yet to see the movie United 93. To see it they have invited 2 people from each of the families of those that died on 9/11 aboard Flight 93. After a late lunch/early dinner with the President and First Lady but only one of us will be able to view the movie w/ them.

Since my mother has not seen it yet - but is ready to now - she will go in with them to view it...and I will get an up close and personal tour of the White House.

This, on the heels of Memorial Day, should be amazing. It's going to be heavy-duty on my mother but I think she'll handle it well....fingers crossed.

For anyone who has not seen it please do - it is amazing. You'll walk out having gone through every emotion possible in about 90 minutes...and you'll leave knowing full well why we are fighting.

Hope everyone had a safe and great weekend!

God Bless America,

Chris Proud son of Patrick 'Joe' Driscoll Flight 93

Never Forget Never Forgive


TOPICS: Announcements; Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New Jersey; US: New York; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 911; 911families; chrisinnj; d; flight93; heroes; september112001; united93
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1 posted on 05/29/2006 8:07:31 PM PDT by chris_in_nj
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I don't know what to say. I'm sure it will be an emotional time. All I can say is God Bless you and your family.


2 posted on 05/29/2006 8:09:30 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: chris_in_nj

Cool! The best to you.


3 posted on 05/29/2006 8:09:41 PM PDT by Sam Cree (Delicacy, precision, force)
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To: chris_in_nj

And I have seen the movie and I'm glad I went. It was not easy to sit through, but it needs to be seen by all Americans, imho.


4 posted on 05/29/2006 8:10:34 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: chris_in_nj

I know there will be much on your mind while there, but if you can, please tell the President that his speech was very moving today at Arlington. In that place, Arlington, valor sleeps; in so many more, valor lives. We are not worthy of it.

Blessings to you, and please convey to the President and the First Lady our prayers for them.


5 posted on 05/29/2006 8:10:39 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (FreeRepublic and Rush Limbaugh: kevlar protection from the Drive-By Media.)
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To: chris_in_nj
Well, I wish you wouldn't have the reason you do to be attending. That said, God bless you and your family.
6 posted on 05/29/2006 8:11:33 PM PDT by AnnaZ (Victory at all costs-in spite of all terror-however long and hard the road may be-for survival)
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To: chris_in_nj

Good on you. Hope it is memorable, life needs good memories too.


7 posted on 05/29/2006 8:12:22 PM PDT by umgud (FR, NASCAR & 24, way too much butt time)
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To: chris_in_nj

Fork in the left hand, knife in the right, remember!


8 posted on 05/29/2006 8:12:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: chris_in_nj

Never Forget Never Forgive


9 posted on 05/29/2006 8:13:00 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: chris_in_nj
I'm surprised Dubya has not seen the movie yet
10 posted on 05/29/2006 8:13:18 PM PDT by Vision (Newt/Pence '08)
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To: chris_in_nj

Hey, lift some silverware. What the heck, when will you get the opportunity again. ;)

p.s. tell us what Laura smells like. I bet she's Chanel #5.


11 posted on 05/29/2006 8:13:26 PM PDT by Spruce (Keep your mitts off my wallet)
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To: chris_in_nj

Please take as many photos as possible and take lots of notes... Ok, I'm asking a bit much, but we expect a word for word report... We are FReepers after all!

You know, the real media!


12 posted on 05/29/2006 8:13:53 PM PDT by abner (Looking for a new tagline- Next outrage please!- Got it! PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS LOST IN THE USA!)
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To: chris_in_nj

God bless you and your family.


13 posted on 05/29/2006 8:14:19 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Conservatives embrace American exceptionalism; liberals despise it.)
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To: chris_in_nj

Wrap what you don't like in the napkin, like Jerry Seinfeld did!


14 posted on 05/29/2006 8:14:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: chris_in_nj

That is real special that the President is thinking of you folks like that.


15 posted on 05/29/2006 8:14:45 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: chris_in_nj

Things like this help me stay for W. He can stumble bad - but his heart is right, That covers a lot.


16 posted on 05/29/2006 8:14:51 PM PDT by don-o
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To: chris_in_nj
Good On Ya Buddy, I remember your first Post, May God Bless You and Your Family
17 posted on 05/29/2006 8:15:05 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Please ! For The Love of God Verizon !!! NO MORE MICHAEL McDONALD !!!)
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To: chris_in_nj

God bless your father as well as you and your mother.


18 posted on 05/29/2006 8:15:19 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: chris_in_nj; Leapfrog; Calpernia

Chris, can you put in a word to help make SURE the Flight 93 Memorial is totally AMERICAN in its symbolism? The plans I've seen have not been so at all!

Thank you.


19 posted on 05/29/2006 8:15:50 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Defend the Constitution! Represent LAWFUL Constituents! SEAL THE BORDERS NOW)
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To: chris_in_nj

Glad you're going to get this opportunity. God bless you Chris, and God take care of your father.


20 posted on 05/29/2006 8:16:03 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Spruce

With that tagline I'm a bit surprised your telling me lift some of their silverware! :)

c


21 posted on 05/29/2006 8:16:21 PM PDT by chris_in_nj (I)
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To: chris_in_nj

Post your pictures with POTUS and FLOTUS when you receive them. Awesome that you get to do this, very sorry for the reason though.


22 posted on 05/29/2006 8:16:33 PM PDT by pbear8 (No Illegal Alien Left Behind - Just American Citizens)
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To: chris_in_nj

Congrats on getting to meet and dine with our president. I am deeply sorry for your families loss. They were the first casualties of our resistance to those who want to destroy our great country.

Memorial Day was as much for them as any one of our military.


23 posted on 05/29/2006 8:16:44 PM PDT by JSteff
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To: chris_in_nj

Sorry for your loss but glad you get to meet a great President and a real First Lady.

Still one of the few films I saw in the theater that I intend to also buy on DVD when it comes out. Hard to describe what seeing it does to you.


24 posted on 05/29/2006 8:17:37 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: chris_in_nj
I know I and many others have mentioned it before, but I'm sorry for your loss. That being said, please enjoy yourself, as much as you can - I'm sure your Dad would want you to.

Now, without making this a thread about any of the things that are currently frustrating out here in ConservativePoliticalLand, here's a thought: if you can bend the President's ear for a second ask him to browse FreeRepublic on occasion, or maybe even sign up for an account.

Perhaps a gentile invitation to Jim Robinson's home on the web would be educational and good for him. And if he doesn't take you up on that, hey - it never hurts to ask!

25 posted on 05/29/2006 8:17:40 PM PDT by Yossarian ("If you're going through hell, KEEP GOING!" -- Winston Churchill)
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To: chris_in_nj

Do unto others. ;)


26 posted on 05/29/2006 8:17:42 PM PDT by Spruce (Keep your mitts off my wallet)
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To: chris_in_nj

Amazing.

If you have the chance, please thank the President for his leadership and perseverence in the War on Terror, I am sure a few heartfelt, kind words will mean a lot to him, after all the MSM bashing he hears.


27 posted on 05/29/2006 8:17:55 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: chris_in_nj

Thank you for your post. I'm sorry for you and your family's loss on 9/11. Congratulations on your visit to the White House. Your Mother is most fortunate to be able to view the movie with President and Mrs. Bush. I have never been so proud as when the United 93 passengers quickly organized themselves and took over the plane. Oh, for the few extra seconds they needed to complete their task. Each reacts to the movie in his or her own way. I sat there in silence, long after the movie ended, and felt the horror and rage, but more than anything, the pride.


28 posted on 05/29/2006 8:18:01 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: chris_in_nj

You'll walk out having gone through every emotion possible in about 90 minutes...and you'll leave knowing full well why we are fighting.
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I went to see this largely because of your initial report of the movie. I went several weeks after it opened and there was only one other couple in my theatre. FABULOUS movie - yes, you know full well why we are fighting. I'm looking forward to your update.


29 posted on 05/29/2006 8:18:05 PM PDT by justche (http://www.ingodwestilltrust.com/listen.html--listen to what country stations won't play!)
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To: chris_in_nj

post pics


30 posted on 05/29/2006 8:18:09 PM PDT by e_castillo
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To: chris_in_nj

United 93 was moving, excellent and timely. We needed reminding that the terrorists are driven, relentless and must be stopped-no negotiations with them work.

The crew and passengers of United 93 were just like you and me, just Americans going about their lives. They found themselves in a tough spot and rose to the occasion like heroes. God bless them and their families.


31 posted on 05/29/2006 8:18:44 PM PDT by RicocheT
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Good point. You have the moral influence. Keep it in front of the President!


32 posted on 05/29/2006 8:18:53 PM PDT by sgtyork (Prove to us that you can enforce the borders first.)
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To: chris_in_nj

Best to your mom. I hope she takes something positive away from this experience.


33 posted on 05/29/2006 8:19:20 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Don't use illegals: HIREPATRIOTS.COM)
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To: chris_in_nj

When they offer wine, ask to smell the cork and send it back! Also, ask, pointedly, if the waiter is a legal immigrant!


34 posted on 05/29/2006 8:21:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: chris_in_nj

God Bless you and your mother. I pray that his comforting arms will be around her as she views the movie. I have seen it and it is very emotional.


35 posted on 05/29/2006 8:21:22 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance; chris_in_nj

we will never forget.

I am thrilled that you both will be given such an honor.

and ditto the Q about Laura's perfume...that's your mother's job...


36 posted on 05/29/2006 8:22:08 PM PDT by bitt ("guests, particularly uninvited ones, are not in a position to make demands...")
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To: chris_in_nj
Have fun. Remember, they are not royalty. Treat them like real people and brighten their day.(as well as yours)

Would love to hear some anecdotes about how you were caught stealing Laura's silverware. :)
37 posted on 05/29/2006 8:25:23 PM PDT by Spruce (Keep your mitts off my wallet)
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Have a wonderful time and blessings on your mother as well.


38 posted on 05/29/2006 8:26:55 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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What a great honor for you and your mom. Savor every moment .. so you can remember it all your life.

Wow! This is just wonderful!


39 posted on 05/29/2006 8:28:12 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Drive-by Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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God Bless you Chris. And God Bless the President and our Troops.

Today at our town parade my husband met a man who's son is on his third deployment in Iraq. He told my husband his son is never leaving Iraq. He lost his wife in the World Trade Center and will not stop fighting until the job is done.

40 posted on 05/29/2006 8:28:41 PM PDT by AmericaUnite
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Cool. Give them our best regards.


41 posted on 05/29/2006 8:29:32 PM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: chris_in_nj

axe him where the best BBQ in the Metroplex is..


42 posted on 05/29/2006 8:32:48 PM PDT by rahbert
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That's pretty cool Chris. Way to go.


43 posted on 05/29/2006 8:33:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dat you Jesse?)
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To: chris_in_nj

breaking news? I dont think so


44 posted on 05/29/2006 8:34:23 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: don-o

"Things like this help me stay for W."

RGR - and the same here!


45 posted on 05/29/2006 8:34:59 PM PDT by Bobibutu
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To: chris_in_nj
Blessings to you and your family! May healing and love follow you and precede you!
46 posted on 05/29/2006 8:35:53 PM PDT by Danae (Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha)
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To: chris_in_nj

I saw United 93 and was so moved.
I am glad family members are being recogized at the White House and glad you and your mother are able to attend.
Thank you for your dad and all on the flight for their courage and the first to counter in the War on Terror.

and yes, Never Forget and Never Forgive.


47 posted on 05/29/2006 8:36:55 PM PDT by SoCalPol (.We Need a Border Fence Now.)
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To: chris_in_nj
Indeed. It is an excellent movie. Everyone should go both to support the excellent film and to remember what we're fighting for.

Your father was a hero, as was everyone on board that flight - the more so because they boarded the plane as ordinary civilians and died frontline soldiers in the War on Terror. The movie certainly hightened my appreciation for them all. May G-d bless your family.

Have a great visit with the President.

Shalom.

48 posted on 05/29/2006 8:38:44 PM PDT by ArGee (The Ring must not be allowed to fall into Hillary's hands!)
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Thanks, Chris.

God's best to all of you tomorrow. May it be richly meaningful and blessed in a long list of ways.


49 posted on 05/29/2006 8:39:30 PM PDT by Quix (PRAY AND WORK WHILE THERE'S DAY! Many very dark nights are looming. Thankfully, God is still God!)
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To: chris_in_nj
Thanks for letting us know. It will be an emotional time for you, your Mother and all the families.

What your Dad and his fellow passengers did on 9-11 was the one bright moment in that horrific day.

Those heroic passengers fought back for all Americans. And they won the first battle in the War on Terrorism.

I hope that many Americans will visit the Memorial in Shanksville to express their gratitude, as my husband & I did in 2004.

And may it comfort you and all the families to know that future generations will continue to honor those Forty Angels for their bravery and sacrifice.

50 posted on 05/29/2006 8:40:07 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Katherine Harris is 'In It to Win It' .....Go here: http://www.electharris.org/)
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