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A Heart, a Cross, a Flag (Peggy Noonan)
Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/6/02 | Peggy Noonan

Posted on 09/06/2002 11:02:00 AM PDT by FreedomWarrior

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To: TxBec
Another eloquent masterpiece from the poet laureate of Free Republic.
21 posted on 09/06/2002 7:16:41 PM PDT by Euro-American Scum
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To: cactusSharp
Okey-Dokey. That made perfect sense.

By the way, I'm in love with Peggy Noonan, and have been since about 1987.

Don't tell my wife.
22 posted on 09/06/2002 7:16:53 PM PDT by Burr5
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To: cactusSharp
Okey-Dokey. That made perfect sense.

By the way, I'm in love with Peggy Noonan, and have been since about 1987.

Don't tell my wife.
23 posted on 09/06/2002 7:18:08 PM PDT by Burr5
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To: NYer
90% of those who gave their lives were Catholic.

I never read that before but I knew it.

24 posted on 09/06/2002 7:30:06 PM PDT by saradippity
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To: fporretto
No wonder Reagan cherished her

Remember the line: "and slipped the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God" from the Noonan speech given by RR on the Challenger.

She IS the best.

25 posted on 09/06/2002 7:31:39 PM PDT by ninenot
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To: NYer
"Say what you will against the Catholic Church, but no other religion fosters this same sense of duty and honor in service to others. This applies to the military, as well. 90% gave their lives, selflishly, so that others might live. 90%


20 posted on 9/6/02 6:20 PM Pacific by NYer"

Amen!
26 posted on 09/06/2002 7:32:02 PM PDT by EODGUY
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To: NYer
Do you mean The World Over? I saw it (and plan on taping the replay). I believe it was Bill Donohue who said it was 85-90% of the firemen and police who were Catholic vs. 40-45% of the general population of NYC who are Catholic. Peggy did mention the 90% figure and spoke about how everyone knows it, but noone explicitly mentions it. She also mentioned the Catholic funerals going on for several months.
27 posted on 09/06/2002 7:32:03 PM PDT by ELS
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To: NYer
90% of those who gave their lives were Catholic.

I never read that before but I knew it.

28 posted on 09/06/2002 7:32:17 PM PDT by saradippity
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To: FreedomWarrior
Well, she has the gift. God bless her. V's wife.
29 posted on 09/06/2002 8:10:43 PM PDT by ventana
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To: FreedomWarrior
The boy in the red bandana...

"Let love of the brethren continue.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers,
for by this some have entertained angels without
knowing it."

Hebrews 13:2
30 posted on 09/06/2002 10:12:58 PM PDT by Humidston
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
Hate to tell you this, but Rush's show (especially the first hour, and especially while he was going deaf) was often scripted.

Haven't noticed it too much lately, though, perhaps he was doing it only because of the ear problem. But then I haven't been listening much lately, either.

31 posted on 09/07/2002 12:54:33 AM PDT by glorygirl
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To: fporretto
Peggy Noonan is a warrior and a poet.

And, unfortunately, doesn't get the credit she deserves for either role.

I wasn't thrilled with her first book, either.But when I read columns like this, I know she does "get it."

And I wish there were more like her.

32 posted on 09/07/2002 1:03:09 AM PDT by glorygirl
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To: TxBec; FreedomWarrior; Snow Bunny; Alamo-Girl; onyx; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; Fred Mertz; ...
A Heart, a Cross, a Flag (Peggy Noonan)

Excerpt:

.....which was good. Because when you don't love something you lose it.

We were losing it. But now the flags are out again, and loving America isn't considered a faux pas, or evidence of limited intellect. The thing now is to see it doesn't degenerate into mere conceit: "We're No. 1, we have the best tanks." That's triumphalism. Patriotism is solid and grounded; it holds up the ideal of a nation founded on the equality of men; it has to do with founding documents, guaranteed freedoms, clear rights, stated responsibilities. That's what the flag stands for.

It's certainly how Michael Mullan must have seen it. And the boy in the red bandana, too.

And that in the end is my Sept. 11, a trauma that was transmuted into a heart and a cross and a flag. Each expressing a facet of a great and fabled people who are still, one year after, the hope of the world.



Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.

33 posted on 09/07/2002 3:33:14 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: FreedomWarrior; TxBec
Thank ya'll for the post and the ping ! Peggy Noonan is great.
34 posted on 09/07/2002 3:35:45 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: FreedomWarrior
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35 posted on 09/07/2002 3:47:03 AM PDT by ppaul
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To: TxBec
Peggy Noonan is rare and precious. Thanks very much for pinging me.
36 posted on 09/07/2002 4:01:35 AM PDT by .30Carbine
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To: FreedomWarrior
Bump.
37 posted on 09/07/2002 7:43:55 AM PDT by patent
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To: MeeknMing
Thanks for the heads up!
38 posted on 09/07/2002 8:01:20 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: ninenot
"Remember the line: "and slipped the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God" from the Noonan speech given by RR on the Challenger. "

I remember it well. It was a revision of "High Flight,"-- John Gillespie Magee, Jr. "Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings."

39 posted on 09/07/2002 8:06:57 AM PDT by Movemout
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To: FreedomWarrior; MeeknMing
Thanks for the post!
40 posted on 09/07/2002 9:11:02 AM PDT by WaterDragon
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