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FReeper Canteen ~ September 11th ~ 11 SEPT 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 09/10/2012 6:00:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

Welcome To The FR Canteen

September 11th

Never Forget

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September 11th is designated as Patriot Day, in memory of the nearly three thousand people who died in the September 11th, 2001 attacks on our Country.

"After the attacks on 9/11, America resolved that we would go on the offense against our enemies, and we would not distinguish between the terrorists and those who harbor and support them. All Americans honor the selfless men and women of our Armed Forces, the dedicated members of our public safety, law enforcement, and intelligence communities, and the thousands of others who work hard each day to protect our country, secure our liberty, and prevent future attacks."

"By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day."

"I call upon the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half staff on Patriot Day.

I also call upon the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and remembrance services, to display the flag at half staff from their homes on that day, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. eastern daylight time to honor the innocent Americans and people from around the world who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. " George W. Bush

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Attack On America ~ The World Trade Center (Slideshow)

Attack On America ~ The Pentagon (Slideshow)

Flight 93 ~ Profiles

September 11th, 2001 Victims List

Families Of September 11 ~ Remember Them

Read about the Firefighters from September 11th

 

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Thank you to all our Troops who fight to keep us free

Thank you to all of our Veterans who have served our Country

We will always remember

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 FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT~Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before.

Please remember: The Canteen is a place to honor and entertain our troops.

We pray for your continued strength, to be strong in the face of adversity.

We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.

We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.

God Bless You All ~ Today, Tomorrow and Always

 

 



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Mix by txradioguy ~ Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning

Timeline of Events of Sept. 11th 2001

7:58 am - United Airlines Flight 175 departs Boston for Los Angeles,

7:58 am - United Airlines Flight 175 departs Boston for Los Angeles carrying 56 passengers, two pilots,
and seven flight attendants. The Boeing 767 is hijacked after takeoff and diverted to New York.

7:59 am - American Airlines Flight 11 departs Boston for Los Angeles, carrying 81passengers, two pilots,
and nine flight attendants. This Boeing 767 is also hijacked and diverted to New York.

8:01 am - United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 carrying 38 passengers, two pilots,
and five flight attendants, leaves Newark, N.J., for San Francisco.

8:10 am - American Airlines Flight 77 departs Washington's Dulles International Airport for Los Angeles,
carrying 58 passengers,

two pilots, and four flight attendants. The Boeing 757 is hijacked after takeoff.

8:46 am - American Flight 11 from Boston crashes into the North Tower at the World Trade Center.

9 am - President Bush arrives at Sarasota, Fla., school for speech. White House chief of staff Andrew Card tells him
a plane has crashed into the World Trade Center.

9:03 am - United Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the South Tower at the World Trade Center.

- U.S. Federal Aviation Administration shuts down all New York area airports.

9:05 am - President Bush is visiting a second-grade class when Card whispers to him that a second plane
has struck the towers. President delays plans to address the tragedy, deciding to get more information first.

9:21 am - Bridges and tunnels leading into New York City are closed.

9:25 am - All domestic flights are grounded by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

9:30 am - President Bush meets privately with National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, who briefs him.
He delivers first remarks on the tragedy and asks for a moment of silence for the victims and their families.

9:45 am - American Flight 77 crashes into The Pentagon.

10 am - Aboard Air Force One en route to Louisiana, President Bush calls Vice President Dick Cheney
and puts America's military on a high alert status. Sifts through reports
from staff, including an erroneous report that a car bomb had struck the State Department.
Gets news that a plane has crashed near Pittsburgh.

10:05 am - The South Tower at the World Trade Center collapses.

10:05 am - The White House is evacuated.

10:10 am - A large section of one side of The Pentagon collapses.

10:10 am - United Flight 93 crashes in a wooded area in Pennsylvania, after passengers confront hijackers.
One passenger, Todd Beamer, calls his wife on a cell phone and tells her of the plan to overpower the hijackers.
The connection remains open after Beamer puts the phone down.
Lisa Beamer hears her husband tell the other passengers “Let’s roll” signaling the start of the attack.

10:28 am - The North Tower at the World Trade Center collapses.

11:40 am - President Bush arrives at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., where he makes a series
of telephone calls from a general's conference room. Tells Cheney in telephone call, "It's the faceless coward that attacks."
He also talks to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and New York Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

1 pm - President Bush speaks to the country from a briefing room at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. (text below)

“I want to reassure the American people that the full resources of the federal government are working to assist
local authorities to save lives and to help the victims of these attacks. Make no mistake: The United States
will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts.

I've been in regular contact with the Vice President, the Secretary of Defense, the national security team
and my Cabinet. We have taken all appropriate security precautions to protect the American people.
Our military at home and around the world is on high alert status, and we have taken
the necessary security precautions to continue the functions of your government.

We have been in touch with the leaders of Congress and with world leaders to assure them
that we will do whatever is necessary to protect America and Americans.

I ask the American people to join me in saying a thanks for all the folks who have been fighting hard to rescue our fellow citizens
and to join me in saying a prayer for the victims and their families.

The resolve of our great nation is being tested. But make no mistake: We will show the world that we will pass this test. God Bless.”

1:15 pm - President Bush departs conference room for Air Force One in a camouflaged Humvee.
Talks to Cheney again en route to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska and
schedules a 4 p.m. meeting of his national security staff. Also talks to New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani
and Gov. George Pataki. "I know your heart is broken and your city is strained
and anything we can do, let me know," Bush says.

3:07 pm - President Bush arrives at U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.

4:36 pm - President Bush departs for Washington. En route, he calls first lady Laura Bush and
says, "I'm coming home, see you at the White House." Works with aides on his prime-time speech.

6 pm (approx) - Leaders and members from both sides of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate make a joint statement
on the attacks and end the press conference with the singing of “God Bless America”.

7 pm - President Bush arrives at White House to prepare for address.

8:30 pm - President Bush speaks to nation from The Oval Office (text below).

“Good evening. Today our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate
and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes or in their offices:
secretaries, businessmen and women, military and federal workers, moms and dads, friends and neighbors.

Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror.

The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing
have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger.

These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed.
Our country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation.

Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America.
These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.

America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and
opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.

Today, our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature, and we responded with the best of America,
with the daring of our rescue workers, with the caring for strangers and neighbors
who came to give blood and help in any way they could.

Immediately following the first attack, I implemented our government's emergency response plans.
Our military is powerful, and it's prepared. Our emergency teams are working in
New York City and Washington, D.C., to help with local rescue efforts.

Our first priority is to get help to those who have been injured and to take every
precaution to protect our citizens at home and around the world from further attacks.

The functions of our government continue without interruption. Federal agencies in Washington
which had to be evacuated today are reopening for essential personnel tonight
and will be open for business tomorrow.

Our financial institutions remain strong, and the American economy will be open for business as well.

The search is underway for those who are behind these evil acts.

I've directed the full resources for our intelligence and law enforcement communities
to find those responsible and bring them to justice.

We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.

I appreciate so very much the members of Congress who have joined me in strongly condemning these attacks.
And on behalf of the American people, I thank the many world leaders who have called to offer their condolences and assistance.

America and our friends and allies join with all those who want peace
and security in the world and we stand together to win the war against terrorism.

Tonight I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered,
for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a
power greater than any of us spoken through the ages in
Psalm 23: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for you are with me."

This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice
and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time.

None of us will ever forget this day, yet we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.

Thank you. Good night and God Bless America.”

8:35 pm - Bush attends national security meeting.

10:21 pm - Meeting has ended. Secret Service radio squawks with news
that Bush has gone home to bed: "Trailblazer…Second floor of the residence."

The Pentagon &Flight 93 Washington & Shanksville The World Trade Center New York City Total Deaths All 9/11 Attacks3,030*Total Deaths WTC 9/11 Attack2,801TotalInjured All 9/11 Attacks2,337Total Injured WTC 9/11 Attack2,261Total Deaths9/11 Attack The Pentagon (Ground)124Firefighter Deaths WTC 9/11 Attack343TotalInjured 9/11 Attack The Pentagon76Police Deaths WTC 9/11 Attack75AmericanAirlines Flight 77 The Pentagon64American Airlines Flight 11 WTC NorthTower92United Airlines Flight 93 Shanksville, PA40United Airlines Flight 175WTC South Tower65*In December 2002 the Total Deaths from the WTC Attack was revised to 2,792.

Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)

Where were you when the world stopped turning
On that September day
Were you in the yard with your wife and children
Or working on some stage in L.A.
Did you stand there in shock
At the sight of that black smoke
Rising against that blue sky?
Did you shout out in anger and fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry?

Did you weep for the children
Who lost their dear loved ones
And pray for the ones who don't know
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
And sob for the ones left below

Did you burst out with pride
For the red, white, and blue
And the heroes who died just doing what they do
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself and what really matters

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith, hope, and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day
Teaching a class full of innocent children
Driving down some cold interstate
Did you feel guilty cause you're a survivor
In a crowded room did you feel alone
Did you call up your mother and tell her you loved her
Did you dust off that Bible at home

Did you open your eyes and hope it never happened
Close your eyes and not go to sleep
Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
Speak with some stranger on the street
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
Go out and buy you a gun
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watching
And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns

Did you go to a church and hold hands with some stranger
Stand in line and give your own blood
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family..
and thank God you had somebody to love

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith, hope, and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith, hope, and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love

And the greatest is love
And the greatest is love

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day?

Psalm 23

The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want
He makes me lie down in green pastures
He leads me beside still waters
He restores my soul
He guides me in the path of righteousness
For His namesake

Yea though I walk through the valley in the shadow of death
I will fear no evil
For you are with me
Your rod and Your staff they comfort me
You prepare a table before me
In the presence of my enemies
You anoint my head with oil
My cup overflows
Surely goodness and love will follow me
All the days of my life
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever


1 posted on 09/10/2012 6:00:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

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God Bless Our Republic

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up


2 posted on 09/10/2012 6:01:20 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!







Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

3 posted on 09/10/2012 6:01:38 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
4 posted on 09/10/2012 6:02:01 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (58 days)
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Please note: The author of tonight’s September 11th thread is laurenmarlowe.
Work is causing her to be away.

~ September 11th ~

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies’ military
and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.

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To every service man or woman reading this thread.
Thank You for your service to our country.
No matter where you are stationed,
No matter what your job description
Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.

To our military readers, we remain steadfast
in keeping the Canteen doors open.

The FR Canteen is Free Republic's longest running daily thread
specifically designed to provide entertainment and moral support for the military.

The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afghanistan.

We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.



NOTE: CANTEEN MUSIC
Posted daily and on the Music Thread
for the enjoyment of our troops and visitors.


5 posted on 09/10/2012 6:04:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



SSgt. Jeremie S. Border, USA, 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), KIA Afghanistan 1Sep2012



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



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Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

6 posted on 09/10/2012 6:08:36 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Imitate The Good

September 11, 2012

Most people would agree that life is a painful mixture of good and bad. It’s true in marriage, friendship, family, work, and church. Yet we are surprised and disappointed when self-centeredness takes the stage within a fellowship of those who seek to worship and serve Christ together.

When the apostle John wrote to his friend Gaius, he commended the truthful living and generous hospitality of those in his church (3 John 1:3-8). In the same fellowship, however, Diotrephes, “who wants to be head of everything” (v.9 Phillips), had created an atmosphere of hostility.

John promised to deal personally with Diotrephes on his next visit to the church. In the meantime, he urged the congregation: “Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God” (v.11). John’s words echo the instruction of Paul to the Christians in Rome: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Rom. 12:21).

In a heated conflict, we may be tempted to “fight fire with fire.” Yet John urges us to turn away from what is bad and follow what is good. This is the pathway that honors our Savior.

For Further Study
Be patient and humble in conflicts (Rom. 12:12-21; Gal. 6:1).
Follow the guidelines in Matthew 18:15-18
with the desire to restore erring fellow Christians.
As light overcomes darkness, goodness can overcome evil.

Read: 3 John

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God. —3 John 1:11
Bible in a Year:
Ezekiel 25-27


7 posted on 09/10/2012 6:10:48 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


8 posted on 09/10/2012 6:15:15 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I spent Tet 1968 in a bunker. I was working for the FAA the morning when the Murra building was bombed in OKC and was showing a new guy where to get coffee when they had the first plane crash into the Towers. He will never forget his first day of work. It is good to know that we have people that can handle any disaster and protect our way of life no matter what current politics might indicate.
9 posted on 09/10/2012 6:16:19 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe
Thanks very much, Kathy! And thanks very much to you and Lauren for tonight's September 11th thread!

*HUGS*

Hard to believe it's been eleven years since that horrible day!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

10 posted on 09/10/2012 6:23:57 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; The Mayor

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


11 posted on 09/10/2012 6:24:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



SSgt. Jonathan P. Schmidt, USA, 192nd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, 20th Support Command (CBRNE), KIA Afghanistan, 1Sep2012


52nd Ordnance Group

I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



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Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

12 posted on 09/10/2012 6:32:22 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)) Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


13 posted on 09/10/2012 6:36:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good Evening, Everybody.

I Remember 9/11/01 as if it were just yesterday.

I still even remember the name of the photographer who took that amazing picture.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 6:36:38 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


15 posted on 09/10/2012 6:47:20 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; Colonel_Flagg; BIGLOOK; ...
September 11, 2001
~~~~~~~~~~~~
A Day of Horror


Morning of Innocence


9:02am


9:50am Collapse Begins


NEVER
FORGET
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GOD BLESS AMERICA!
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We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter; and we will not fail~~George W. Bush



16 posted on 09/10/2012 6:49:05 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



LCpl. Alec R. Terwiske, USMC, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, KIA Afghanistan 3Sep2012




I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, amid these who heeded the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



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Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

17 posted on 09/10/2012 6:50:44 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy

Thank you Kathy for posting Tx’s timeline. He did such a heartfelt & amazing job with this.


18 posted on 09/10/2012 6:50:48 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: All

19 posted on 09/10/2012 6:51:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I feel like this has all happened again after browsing down this thread. It’s gut wrenching. Dear God, have mercy on us.


20 posted on 09/10/2012 6:55:56 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy

Thanks, Tx! I wish I had heard your presentation that day. I was too glued to the TV to turn the radio on.

God bless you for your service to our country since that day!


21 posted on 09/10/2012 6:58:22 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN SISTER!



CWO2 Thalia S. Ramirez, USA, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, KIA Afghanistan 5Sep2012



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen sister, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen sister, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen sister, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen sister, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen sister, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen sister, rest in eternal peace!



Taps





Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

22 posted on 09/10/2012 6:58:41 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: LUV W

I will never forget.

I will never forget, too that there was a Muslim effort to blow up the world trade center before it was successful on 911. And that the US government, out of a demented political correctness which is a divide and conquer strategy of global elistists who could care less about America, named conservatives the REAL enemies of the state rather than radical Islam, and managed to let it happen two times.

That is still the case as our government molests Americans at the airports in the name of it’s love/fear of Islam while leaving the borders open to WMD and jihadists and imports Muslims from jihadist nations. That is the case while our government’s military kills soldiers for politically correct rules of engagement serving Islam while we are supposedly at war with radical Islam.

I will never forget that the Muslim Brotherhood are murderous, hateful radicals who should not be near power but that have been given great power and influence.


23 posted on 09/10/2012 6:59:35 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

CWO2 Thalia S Ramirez, USA
1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment,
82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division


Amazing Grace

24 posted on 09/10/2012 7:07:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Very touching and beautiful thread, Lauren! (((hugs)))

NEVER FORGET!!...and I know you and all the ones who visit here won’t!


25 posted on 09/10/2012 7:07:16 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



CWO2 Jose L. Montenagro, USA, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, KIA Afghanistan 5Sep2012



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps





Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

26 posted on 09/10/2012 7:10:40 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

God rest the souls of the fallen heroes, who are still giving their all to keep us safe from the enemy.


27 posted on 09/10/2012 7:11:26 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

President Bush Speech Ground Zero

28 posted on 09/10/2012 7:12:29 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: All

29 posted on 09/10/2012 7:12:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!



Missing Man Setting

“The Empty Chair”

By Captain Carroll “Lex” Lefon, USN (ret), on December 21st, 2004

“In the wardroom onboard the aircraft carrier from which I recently debarked was a small, round table, with single chair. No one ever sat there, and the reasons, both for the table being there, and for the fact that the chair was always empty, will tell the reader a little bit about who we are as a culture.The wardroom, of course, is where the officers will dine; morning, noon and evening. It is not only a place to eat – it is also a kind of oasis from the sometimes dreary, often difficult exigencies of the service. A place of social discourse, of momentary relief from the burdens of the day. The only things explicitly forbidden by inviolable tradition in the wardroom are the wearing of a cover or sword by an officer not actually on watch, or conversation which touches upon politics or religion. But aboard ships which observe the custom, another implicit taboo concerns the empty chair: No matter how crowded the room, no matter who is waiting to be seated, that chair is never moved, never taken.

The table is by the main entrance to the wardroom. You will see it when you enter, and you will see it when you leave. It draws your eyes because it is meant to. And because it draws your eyes it draws your thoughts. And though it will be there every day for as long as you are at sea, you will look at it every time and your eyes will momentarily grow distant as you think for a moment. As you quietly give thanks.

AS YOU REMEMBER.

The small, round table is covered with a white linen tablecloth. A single place setting rests there, of fine bone china. A wineglass stands upon the table, inverted, empty. On the dinner plate is a pinch of salt. On the bread plate is a slice of lemon. Besides the plate lies a bible. There is a small vase with a single red rose upon the table. Around the vase is wound a yellow ribbon. There is the empty chair.

We will remember because over the course of our careers, we will have had the opportunity to enjoy many a formal evening of dinner and dancing in the fine company of those with whom we have the honor to serve, and their lovely ladies. And as the night wears on, our faces will in time become flushed with pleasure of each other’s company, with the exertions on the dance floor, with the effects of our libations. But while the feast is still at its best, order will be called to the room – we will be asked to raise our glasses to the empty table, and we will be asked to remember:

The table is round to show our everlasting concern for those who are missing. The single setting reminds us that every one of them went to their fates alone, that every life was unique.

The tablecloth is white symbolizing the purity of their motives when they answered the call to duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and their loved ones who kept the faith.

The yellow ribbon around the vase symbolizes our continued determination to remember them.

The slice of lemon reminds us of the bitterness of their fate.
The salt symbolizes the tears shed by those who loved them.
The bible represents the faith that sustained them.
The glass is inverted — they cannot share in the toast.
The chair is empty — they are not here. They are missing.

And we will remember, and we will raise our glasses to those who went before us, and who gave all that they had for us. And a part of the flush in our faces will pale as we remember that nothing worth having ever came without a cost. We will remember that many of our brothers and sisters have paid that cost in blood. We will remember that the reckoning is not over.

We many of us will settle with our families into our holiday season, our Christmas season for those who celebrate it, content in our fortune and prosperity. We will meet old friends with smiles and laughter. We will meet our members of our family with hugs. We will eat well, and exchange gifts and raise our glasses to the year passed in gratitude, and to the year to come with hope. We will sleep the sleep of the protected, secure in our homes, secure in our homeland.

But for many families, there will be an empty chair at the table this year. A place that is not filled.

WE SHOULD REMEMBER.”

Thanks To Alfa6 For Finding The Narrative Of “The Empty Chair.”

Robert Schumann – “Traumerei”
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Never Forget The Brave Men And Women Who Gave Their Lives To Secure Our Freedom!!







Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

30 posted on 09/10/2012 7:13:02 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


TATTOO
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Must retire – the 0500 Reveille approaches relentlessly.

The Bugler, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer, already mounts the parapet.

Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!




All Gave Some – Some Gave All!!!
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Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!









Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

31 posted on 09/10/2012 7:15:37 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: All
FReepers BKO - Barbara Olson and BCM -Battalion Chief John Moran

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32 posted on 09/10/2012 7:17:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi! Kathy and thank you for tonights presentation.I remember it like it occurred just yesterday.


33 posted on 09/10/2012 7:17:52 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: All
Remembering 9.11.2001 ~ We Will Never Forget!!


34 posted on 09/10/2012 7:21:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening, all. I’m on my iPad, so if someone can find my post from last year ... Otherwise, I’ll repost it tomorrow


35 posted on 09/10/2012 7:24:34 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: left that other site
Remembering and thanking your Dad for his service to our country.


TAPS

RIP

left that other site's Dad, USN


Eternal Father Strong To Save - click

36 posted on 09/10/2012 7:28:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: SaraJohnson

I remember reading in our paper the day before the attacks that the perpetrator of that first attack was to be sentenced on 9-11. I think the attacks were planned accordingly. JMHO


37 posted on 09/10/2012 7:31:06 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: Professional Engineer; Peanut Gallery; AZamericonnie
Happy 9th Anniversary, PE & Peanut Gallery!!


Click

38 posted on 09/10/2012 7:34:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Tanniker Smith; All

Thank you, TS, for the first hand account. ((HUGS))

From Tanniker Smith.......

At about 8:40am on that morning, I was walking into the Court building on Adams Street (actually, the Court St. entrance) in Downtown Brooklyn to start serving jury duty. As luck would have it, I had been halfway to the train station before I’d realized that I’d left my Walkman on the kitchen table, so I didn’t bother going back for it. I figured I’d just get a newspaper. Besides, I didn’t know how well I’d be able to pick up AM inside the building anyway.

I sat in a dark room watching a video on How to Be a Good Juror, oblivious to what was going on right across the river. We were told to relax in the room that they have and I looked out the window at the Marriot Hotel. Traffic on Adams St was snarled, not moving. Must’ve been an accident on the Brooklyn Bridge, I thought. (It was a block away.)

People were standing around outside the hotel. Must be waiting for a tour bus or something. What did I know.

Fire trucks and ambulances started flying by on the wrong side of Adams Street, which had no traffic. Okay, traffic doesn’t come into Brooklyn much in the morning, but something was odd here. I had been facing 180 degrees from where I needed to be looking.

Finally, they had made an announcement. America was at war, under attack. The World Trade Center and the Pentagon had been destroyed. The were trying to get coverage on the TV sets in the jury rooms. I don’t think they succeeded. Even if they wanted to, only CBS would be available because it still broadcast from the Empire State Building.

People were beside themselves, many broke down, everyone was rushing for the payphones. I met a woman who had been listening to her radio. She let me share her earbuds. She was shaken and needed a cigarette. I don’t smoke, but I walked her to the smoking room. (There was one on the floor. Quite a few people were there.)

We were dismissed. Not much was going to get done in the Court building that week. Groups of people huddled outside with questions, comments, gossip and hearsay. Some of the lawyers said they saw it happen. What kind of plane was it?

Does anyone know if the trains are running? What about the buses? No trains. No LIRR. A few buses and they’re all packed. It was time to start walking and no one wanted to walk alone. We walked in groups.

Dust was falling from the sky in downtown Brooklyn like a dirty snow that was covering the cars. Papers fell too. We started walking up Atlantic Avenue. People were wandering around with their cell phones out trying to get a signal. no luck.

We took a turn down Third Avenue. I needed to. I wanted to stop at my mother’s house. It was a good resting point for me. The group I’d tagged along with decided to join me. One guy stopped in a hardware store for masks and passed them out.

When we passed Third St and reached the Gowanus Canal, we had our first real look. It was like a scene out of a bad movie. The skyline was there. But the Towers were missing. Just a terrible column of smoke and a cloud drifting our way.

We didn’t stay long. We kept walking. I made it to my mother’s house and said good-bye to the others. Some were walking all the way to Staten Island. One who had joined our group had walked over the Brooklyn Bridge — after having walked down 50 floors of Tower 1. God was looking out for him.

I watched some of the coverage until the trains were running again. I took one that left me about a mile or so from my inlaws, the meeting place for the rest of the family. I stopped in at St. Athanasius on the way. I hadn’t been there since a wedding about 15-20 years earlier. I stayed for a little while and walked the rest of the way.

Thankfully, my wife, who worked at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge on the Manhattan side had evacuated immediately before the trains had stopped running.

It’s not a walk that I’ll forget ever forget.

TS


39 posted on 09/10/2012 7:38:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; AZamericonnie; LUV W; left that other site; doug from upland; All


The Ballad of Mike Moran

FReeper BCM was Mike's brother.


40 posted on 09/10/2012 7:46:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: All


41 posted on 09/10/2012 7:56:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa
God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well. Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present. Thank you for your service to our country.

I'm going home...my screen is getting blurry.

42 posted on 09/10/2012 7:59:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks for sharing that, Kathy!


43 posted on 09/10/2012 8:05:52 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening, Kathy.

Visited the 9/11 memorial over Labor Day. Very moving.


44 posted on 09/10/2012 8:09:46 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi, Kathy. I appreciate your pings, and read everything, thought I rarely post.

I have been thinking all day about tomorrow. All those people; all the families whose lives were changed. My prayers are with them.


45 posted on 09/10/2012 8:24:17 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi, Kathy. I appreciate your pings, and read everything, thought I rarely post.

I have been thinking all day about tomorrow. All those people; all the families whose lives were changed. My prayers are with them.


46 posted on 09/10/2012 8:24:28 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Damn It !! This is a hard day.

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47 posted on 09/10/2012 8:25:32 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: All

Sorry for the double post! I accidentally hit the left click thing on the mouse before it posted. When this happens, I try to go back, but it’s always too late.

Take care, everyone in the Canteen. Even though I was living here, I will never forget that gorgeous September morning; I had just dropped off my son at kindergarten, and heard about the first attack on a NY radio channel. When I got home, I turned on CNN and watched, live, as the second plane hit. I started to cry, thinking, how many people have I just seen die?

Then they said that the Sears Tower in Chicago could be another target; I panicked because my dad was working as a lawyer in downtown Chicago.

And of course, like so many, I couldn’t reach any of my family in the States; the phone lines were burning.

There are really no words to express that day, and I say that as someone who lived in another country. I cannot even imagine what it must be like for Americans living in the U.S. on that day.


48 posted on 09/10/2012 8:33:43 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom.)
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To: LUV W

Thank you, luvvie ... we will NEVER forget.
God comfort the families of those innocent
souls murdered on that day, and bless and
protect our incredibly courageous troops
and comfort their families.


49 posted on 09/10/2012 8:41:59 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Amen!


50 posted on 09/10/2012 8:46:21 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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