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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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To: Incorrigible

Cool!


201 posted on 05/30/2006 2:43:12 PM PDT by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - Travis McGee is my friend. “You’ll never need a gun, until you need it badly.”)
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To: chris_in_nj

Give your Mom a hug from all of us.


202 posted on 05/30/2006 2:46:28 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: JulieRNR21; chris_in_nj; TheMom; dix; TexasCowboy; humblegunner; antivenom; eastforker; Flyer; ...

"The Era of Osama lasted about an hour, from the time the first plane hit the tower to the moment the General Militia of Flight 93 reported for duty."

Bless you Chris and your Mother and most of all your Father.


203 posted on 05/30/2006 2:49:42 PM PDT by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - Travis McGee is my friend. “You’ll never need a gun, until you need it badly.”)
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To: Eaker; chris_in_nj
Bless you Chris and your Mother and most of all your Father.

I'll second that!

204 posted on 05/30/2006 3:00:42 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
breaking news? I dont think so

YOU going to the White House when? It sure is breaking news. The news just broke here FIRST.

205 posted on 05/30/2006 3:39:47 PM PDT by madison10
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To: chris_in_nj

I am so happy for you and your Mother! I know you will post a thread and give us a full report after! God bless you, and have a wonderful time.


206 posted on 05/30/2006 3:41:27 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: chris_in_nj

God bless you and your family. Your dad will be with you when you meet President Bush, I have no doubt of it.


207 posted on 05/30/2006 5:25:55 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (DemocRATs- the CULTURE OF TREASON!)
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To: Fudd Fan

Is there an update??


208 posted on 05/30/2006 5:34:49 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: chris_in_nj

God bless you, Chris. God bless your dear mother. And I am sure He is smiling upon your heroic father.

My husband and I plan to see the film tomorrow evening.


209 posted on 05/30/2006 7:40:46 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: chris_in_nj

Bless you Chris. Let us all know what you have for lunch.


210 posted on 05/30/2006 7:50:19 PM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: chris_in_nj

ask the president to make it mandatory for the congress and senate to watch it too...

teeman

bless your family and i will pray for strength in our country to see this war through to the end...


211 posted on 05/30/2006 7:58:24 PM PDT by teeman8r
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To: maica; All


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NEVER FORGET


Your wish is my commnand.

'The MANSIONS of the Lord' stirring hymn from "WE WERE SOLDIERS" is now being sung at funeral services for our blessed killed in action returning fron Iraq & Afghanistan.

Despict CBS Television Network's editing it out of its "WE WERE SOLDIERS" airing last Sunday night.


NEVER FORGET

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212 posted on 05/30/2006 8:26:41 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: chris_in_nj
I hope you and your mother enjoy your visit with the President and First Lady. It is a very nice, heart felt, gesture on their part.

I'm afraid to see the movie, my rage over that day is always as fresh as the day it happened. Some people tend to forget, to put it behind them. I can't seem to do that.

Your father was a hero, he saved countless lives in D.C. that day. He will never be forgotten, not by we the grateful, not by history. God bless you and yours.
213 posted on 05/30/2006 9:12:37 PM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: chris_in_nj
God Bless, what a great honor !

so sorry for your loss,...our loss on 911

214 posted on 05/30/2006 10:33:06 PM PDT by KTM rider (Laura Ingraham for pres. in 08)
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To: chris_in_nj

How did it all go?


215 posted on 05/30/2006 11:51:37 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Yossarian; chris_in_nj

See if you can get GW's FR handle.

:>)


216 posted on 05/31/2006 1:27:32 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It. Supporting our Troops Means Praying for them to Win!)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Despite CBS Television Network's editing it out of its "WE WERE SOLDIERS" airing last Sunday night.

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Very disheartening, but not surprising, to read that. I taped the airing, while I watched the Memorial Day Concert in DC on another channel, delighted that CBS was showing it, but my old VCR did not cooperate and the tape got ruined.

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I will never forget, and there are more Americans of our age who will never forget, than who still think fighting to save Vietnam was wrong. Unfortunately, many of those who are in media jobs are in the latter group. We are invisible to them, but we vote. And when they (the media) are surprised by the results, they "feel" that we cheated, because they believe we are not really a large number. I believe that we are a solid majority in America.

217 posted on 05/31/2006 5:22:55 AM PDT by maica (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle --Abraham Lincoln)
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To: chris_in_nj

Oh Chris,
I am terribly sorry for the loss of your loved one. He is our hero. Enjoy your visit with the President and First Lady. Give your mother a hug for me. God bless you, friend.


218 posted on 05/31/2006 6:26:16 AM PDT by katieanna
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To: CharlieOK1
Many thanks for your help.
219 posted on 05/31/2006 9:42:11 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: chris_in_nj

Fill us in when you get a chance....


220 posted on 05/31/2006 9:43:31 AM PDT by mystery-ak (Army Wife and Army Mother.....toughest job in the military)
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To: chris_in_nj

WOW! Lucky you.

I saw the film and I think it should be in every classroom in america from the grade of 6th on...

It is clear who hates us, not to mention the home grown terrorist we have who hate our country and president.

Tell W and Laura, West Texas misses them and we love them.


221 posted on 05/31/2006 9:49:53 AM PDT by JFC (W, I am with YA)
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To: chris_in_nj

When you see President Bush, please put a bug in his ear that the little people in flyover country are mad as Hell about the porous borders. Maybe he hasn't noticed. /sarcasm


222 posted on 05/31/2006 11:44:04 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Afghan protest - "Death to Dog Washers!")
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To: rahbert
I can tell you a couple just a nice drive away!! In Lockhart, any except the large single standing to the East of town; Drive just a few miles down the road South to the City Market in Luling - THE BEST! Or, come out West to the Brown or Coleman county areas - we have a bunch of really good ones...the one in Valera is great; there's one in Brownwood - Lemon's that's great; the original Underwood's is in Brownwood and it's Underwoods. Did I mention I really love Bar B Que? 8) The experience in Luling or Lockhart is unique...really worth a drive if you really like Barbeque.
223 posted on 05/31/2006 12:03:06 PM PDT by momf (Remember the Alamo! Legal immigration only!!)
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To: chris_in_nj

I read your post yesterday about the plans of you and your Mother dining with the President and First Lady, and I'm wondering if you've had chance to write about all that happened while you were at the White House. I'd enjoy hearing how it went.

God bless you and your family!


224 posted on 05/31/2006 3:36:52 PM PDT by WVJudyInJupiter
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To: A CA Guy

I agree! I am soory about the reason for the visit but I am so jealous!


225 posted on 05/31/2006 5:05:41 PM PDT by Jen from Tn.
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To: WVJudyInJupiter

I'm about to type it up now..I hope I do it justice...what an night!! A few pics to go with it w/ some guests that I was thrilled to meet....I hope I attach the pics correctly.

Thanks,
Chris


226 posted on 05/31/2006 5:49:37 PM PDT by chris_in_nj (I)
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To: chris_in_nj

I can't wait to read and see your pics....if you need help posting them let me know.


227 posted on 05/31/2006 5:51:14 PM PDT by mystery-ak (Army Wife and Army Mother.....toughest job in the military)
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To: chris_in_nj

Can't wait Dude!


228 posted on 05/31/2006 5:52:44 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Please ! For The Love of God Verizon !!! NO MORE MICHAEL McDONALD !!!)
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To: WVJudyInJupiter

bttt...waiting (tap, tap, tap)


229 posted on 05/31/2006 6:10:45 PM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (I snarl, therefore I am)
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To: chris_in_nj

Can't wait. Take your time even though we are all waiting. God Bless you and your Mom.


230 posted on 05/31/2006 6:54:20 PM PDT by mojo114
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To: WVJudyInJupiter

Hey Judy - he posted a thread....did you find it?


231 posted on 05/31/2006 8:00:52 PM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (I snarl, therefore I am)
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To: SnarlinCubBear

No, I didn't - could you point me in the right direction, please.

PS - your dogs are beauties!


232 posted on 05/31/2006 8:24:57 PM PDT by WVJudyInJupiter
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To: SnarlinCubBear

Sorry- SCB, I found it - thanks for telling me about it!


233 posted on 05/31/2006 8:27:51 PM PDT by WVJudyInJupiter
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To: chris_in_nj

Reference to all who visit this thread - chris_in_nj has posted a wonderful thread with his delightful write-up and awesome photos here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1641528/posts


234 posted on 05/31/2006 10:20:29 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: Rte66

Thanks Rte66 - that was very nice of you.

Chris


235 posted on 05/31/2006 10:22:39 PM PDT by chris_in_nj (I)
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To: chris_in_nj

Ask him why the border wasn't sealed off by sundown on 9/11.


236 posted on 05/31/2006 10:25:40 PM PDT by Rytwyng
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To: chris_in_nj

What your Dad and his fellow passengers did on 9-11 was the one bright moment in that horrific day. God bless you and your family.
I need to wait to see it when it comes out on dvd.


237 posted on 06/01/2006 7:26:16 AM PDT by meema (I am a Conservative Traditional Republican, NOT an elitist, sexist, cynic or right wing extremist!)
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To: don-o; chris_in_nj
Things like this help me stay for W. He can stumble bad - but his heart is right, That covers a lot.

Me too. He is the only president I have ever wanted to meet in person. He just seems so real to me.

Chris, while I am so very humbled by your loss, it is my hope that the president and his wife will be able to offer you and yours some comfort. You are in my prayers.

238 posted on 06/02/2006 3:13:20 PM PDT by Desert_Girl (You don't have to be American to be caucasian and you don't have to be a citizen to be legal!)
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To: TPartyType

Son of Flight 93 Hero...His son is a FReeper too
is having lunch w/Pres. B. & 1st Lady Laura!

Ping for my real life Bro.


239 posted on 06/02/2006 11:30:12 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: chris_in_nj

What those Heroes on Flight 93
(your dad included) did to protect
the lives of others by sacrificing their own.

Beyond brave and couragous and truely selfless!

Sorry for All Families up close personal losses of loved ones that shocking and tragic day...

Flight 93 passengers won the first battle in the war on terror...They all deserve Purple Hearts!


240 posted on 06/02/2006 11:40:07 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; MEG33; snugs; iluvgeorgie; Wolfstar; Diver Dave; GodBlessUSA; ...

The one who posted this story is Son to a Hero & is also a FReeper...His Dad among The Heroic passengers of Flight 93...Ping!


241 posted on 06/02/2006 11:50:02 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Purple Mountains Maj

Thank you so much for the ping to this fascinating story - one for FR's history books!


242 posted on 06/03/2006 2:45:32 AM PDT by .30Carbine
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To: Purple Mountains Maj

Purple,
Here is the updated thread with all the details about Chris' trip. Check it out. He even has pictures.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1641528/posts


243 posted on 06/03/2006 6:11:06 AM PDT by iluvgeorgie (All great men are hated.)
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To: Purple Mountains Maj

Thank God for the heroes of Flight 93!


244 posted on 06/03/2006 10:22:31 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: chris_in_nj

Bump for later reading.


245 posted on 06/05/2006 10:42:41 AM PDT by Kevin OMalley (No, not Freeper#95235, Freeper #1165: Charter member, What Was My Login Club.)
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To: Kevin OMalley

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1641528/posts

update on this....enjoy.

Chris


246 posted on 06/05/2006 10:45:53 AM PDT by chris_in_nj (Never Forget, Never Forgive)
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To: ArGee
It's not in the Metroplex. It's at County Line in Houston.

County Line?

We have the original of that CHAIN here in San Antonio.

I suppose it's OK if you're into yuppie, Austin-like food. We go for the real thing over here in God's Country. We go to Harmon's in Cibolo.

247 posted on 06/11/2006 4:59:15 PM PDT by AlaninSA ("Beware the fury of a patient man." - John Dryden)
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