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Lt. G
September 11, 2007, 08:54 AM
This might not be the right place to put this ,(sorry Mods, do what you have to do, thanks). On this day, let us take a second, remember, and never forget the sacrifices made, (Police,Fire,Rescue,EMS) and that our troops, (God Bless Them) are still making for us.

Never Forget..... Never Forgotten... and Always Loved....
Lt. G

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VARifleman
September 11, 2007, 09:07 AM
Here's a good video for all of us to watch. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD22elf8roo)

It is now Tuesday September 11, 2007. May we never forget what happened Tuesday September 11, 2001.

dhoomonyou
September 11, 2007, 09:11 AM
I agree. never forget.
G-d bless America.
SAD thing is too many people have already forgotten.

Leatherneck
September 11, 2007, 09:16 AM
Six years ago this very hour, four Islamic sociopaths commandeered American Airlines Flight 77 and slammed it into the very spaces Iím sitting in, obliterating and ultimately incinerating them. One hundred eighty-nine friends, coworkers and passengers died, and countless more were physically and mentally harmed. The carnage to the North was on a grander scale, but no more audacious.

The world shifted on its axis that day, and life in America changed forever.

NEVER FORGET.

TC
:fire:

Dean C
September 11, 2007, 09:33 AM
God Bless America.
Never Forget.
dean

hso
September 11, 2007, 11:50 AM
Keep the politics out of this remembrance thread.

highfive
September 11, 2007, 12:15 PM
Never Forget......never




3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment.........Ar Ramadi, Iraq 2003
22nd Signal Brigade........Mosul, Iraq 2005
Salute to the heroes....

v35
September 11, 2007, 12:21 PM
As I stood outside Newark Airport that sunny Tuesday morning staring in shock at the destruction in the distance, a woman standing at the curb next to me asked what was happening. Of course I didn't know much beyond what we saw, but I replied that it appears we were under attack. Her appearance of shock grew even more intense, after all the phrase "we are under attack" was something I've never uttered and she undoubtedly never heard.

She asked me what I thought we should do. Even I thought my reply was surreal: "Go home, get your guns, and wait for what's next." Her expression told me she was horrified by the idea.

I can't fault her. It's likely she had no means of defending herself. I'd like to think that this caused her to realize, as many of us are aware, ultimately, no one but you is responsible for your safety, but who knows. Recent events and the response from local governments and lawmakers have shown me people have learned exactly nothing.

During the attack facts were scarce. No one knew how widespread or organized the attacks would be. If the number of hijacked aircraft had been as many as the terrorists had originally planned, there may have been dozens of cities attacked and many more thousands killed. Countless more may have suffered life-threatening injuries. What would have happened then? It's not hard to imagine the interruption of essential services like telephone, electric, water, transportation. It's not a stretch to imagine looting of stores as people ran out of food, water, gasoline. How do you get money when the ATMs don't work? What would money be worth anyway, when you can't buy anything with it? How do you call the police when your phones don't work? How do the police get anywhere when there's no gas to run their cars? Who would come to your defense? Who will care about you and your family?

I hope we will never have to find out. After all, this is a safe country. Such things only happen in far away places that you see on CNN, right?

In the meantime, read my signature line, and remember. God bless the United States of America.

Officers'Wife
September 11, 2007, 12:29 PM
I remember I was chopping corn for silage when my Dad came to the field. He told me to go to the church and light candles for the people in the WTC.

I can't help but wonder when the followers of the religion of peace are going to stop killing people.

Selena

cnorman18
September 11, 2007, 12:40 PM
Remember this: we did not seek war. War came to us. I do not mean the Iraq war, or at least not that only; I mean the war against islamist terror. Whether it was right to go into Iraq or not, bin Laden himself has declared that it is now the most important center of his worldwide Jihad. If it were not Iraq, it would be somewhere else: perhaps even here.

(An aside: Whenever you hear or read the word "imperialist," put on your BS detector. That word betrays an assumption that the USA is a force for evil in the world, and not the chief defender of freedom and liberty for the last century or so--not to mention the chief provider of food, medical care, and emergency aid, handing out money by the billion for humanitarian causes without regard for a nation's treatment of us in the international arena. If we went into Iraq for their oil, shouldn't gas prices be lower?)

The most important thing to remember about 9/11/01 is that it was UNPROVOKED. We didn't do anything to deserve the mass murder of innocent Americans (as if we could)--and we STILL HAVEN'T. The Jihadists would still be out to kill us, even if we'd done nothing at all after that vicious attack but talk and "negotiate"--as some apparently think would have been wise.

To those who cry, "Peace, peace! War is not the answer!" I say, well, you are right. There is a way to peace without fighting. According to bin Laden, if we all convert to Islam, he will leave us alone. Who's ready? Hands?

You can "make peace" with a street criminal, too; just let him take whatever he wants from you and kill you and your family. That is peace, of a sort. War--and personal combat--are bad things, but that sort of peace is much worse.

"Remember" means "Fight."

Remember that, too.

critter
September 11, 2007, 12:51 PM
To celebrate the anniversary of 9/11/01, I will polish my spent round from a 105mm howitzer fired from a C130 over Iraq. It has engraved on it a symbol for the C130 Spectre squadron and "Fired over Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom".

I just fervently hope it was very, very effective!

cnorman18
September 11, 2007, 12:58 PM
The admonition to keep politics out of this thread came up while I was composing my post. I apologize for not doing that. I shall leave it up for two reasons; (1) replying to the "imperialism" remark was richly called for, and (2) just as with Pearl Harbor and the Alamo, the context of "remembrance" includes a call to arms.

_____

"The best revenge--is revenge."
-- Klingon proverb

def4pos8
September 11, 2007, 04:26 PM
Y'all have covered this well.

I won't permit those I encounter to forget.

Perhaps Memorial Day ought to be shifted to 11 September so average folk can be "jabbed in the ribs"?


PS to critter: a Marine Dad's gratitude to you and the other ChAir Force guys covering the six of the Jarheads and Dogfaces!

CountGlockula
September 11, 2007, 04:39 PM
The best memorial was the 1 year anniversary in Pasadena, CA.

The Pasadena Choir sang Mozart's Requiem at City Hall.

Incredible.

foghornl
September 11, 2007, 04:44 PM
Forget?


Not Now. Not Ever.


My Flag at home is 1/2-staff today, but will be back up full tomorrow.

Charles W Webb
September 11, 2007, 05:02 PM
Always remember. Never forget. And God Bless America

35Rem
September 11, 2007, 05:45 PM
We who care will never forget.

I bought ammo today to commemorate the anniversary. I won't go down without a fight. I hope everyone will do the same. I did it to defy those that think terrorism can be defeated with the Pen.

Ala Dan
September 11, 2007, 06:24 PM
Six short year's ago, this was a dismal day for American history. We shall
never forget America; may GOD shed his grace on thee~! ;)

magsnubby
September 11, 2007, 06:29 PM
I was working swing shift. I was still in bed asleep when my son came into my bedroom "Dad. Wake up. We've been attacked."

As i watched the news coverage, i knew that our nation would never again be the same. America lost what little innocents she had left that day.

Davo
September 11, 2007, 06:33 PM
Most of those who said "Never Forget" have.

Dick1911
September 11, 2007, 06:48 PM
I, for one, will never, ever forget! My life and outlook were changed forever!:fire:

LSCurrier
September 11, 2007, 07:09 PM
I will NEVER forget!!

I was in Manhattan on that day. I was in Penn Station coming into NYC by train from Long Island when the first plane hit - though I didn't know anything was happening then. I was in Grand Central Station when the second plane struck. I was walking through the station and saw a crowd of people stairing at TVs in a small book / magazine store. My immediate thought before seeing what was going on that was that some tried to kill Bush. When I saw the TV it read "Second plane hits WTC!!". I said to myself "Second plane???" and I immediately knew it was a terrorist attack. The first thing I did was pray that God would assist the firemen and other emergency staff responding to the call for help and that he helped those victims that needed it. NEVER in my wildest nightmares would I have dreamt of the horror of what ultimately took place - 4 planes involved, WTC towers down, thousands dead, Pentagon attacked and dead people there also, plane down in PA by heroes who died trying save themselves and who did save people at the intended target location for which the terorists were flying to kill, etc...

I am an American!! I have been to the WTC and I work in NYC - they have attacked and killed my brothers and sisters!!

I will ALWAYS remember!!

Luke

Husker1911
September 11, 2007, 07:14 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c248/Husker1911/jumped-1.jpg

stevek
September 11, 2007, 07:41 PM
We will NEVER forget this attack. The DVD "Islam: What the West Needs to Know" should be shown to all, to remind them of why we are involved in this war, and the what the stakes really are.

martinc64
September 11, 2007, 07:52 PM
I have not forgotten.

Tommygunn
September 11, 2007, 08:32 PM
Husker1911, excellent picture.
It shows what I remember best from that day.
That was what hurt me the most, watching those people jump.


I will never forget.

revjen45
September 11, 2007, 09:00 PM
"Go home, get your guns, and wait for what's next."

That's still true. The events of 09/11/02 were the beginning, not the end. There will be more attacks, and they will be different from the various mass shootings only in the motivations. Lone shooters or small unit attacks are easier to do than the spectacular mass killings and can be expected. The minions of the government will not be there to protect you. Keep your powder dry.

Nolo
September 11, 2007, 09:08 PM
As much as I disagree with our president, you cannot deny he has done an excellent job of keeping our nation safe. We have not been attacked since this day six years ago. We will never forget. When good men and good women are thrust into the bosom of crisis, a small peace of heaven comes to Earth.

30-06 lover
September 11, 2007, 09:22 PM
That image in the video of the doll in all that ash was a real tear jerker for me. Never forget and never surrender.

Houston Tom
September 11, 2007, 09:37 PM
Never forget

God Bless America

Stevie-Ray
September 11, 2007, 10:51 PM
I know that I'll never forget. The wife and I remember that day like it was yesterday.

God bless our troops.

God bless America.

Matt King
September 11, 2007, 10:57 PM
America was attacked. Thousands of lives perished.

Never forget.

jobu07
September 11, 2007, 11:10 PM
I've gotta tell ya, my life changed forever. I raised my hand and volunteered to go lead this nation's young men into combat.

Follow me!

I thank God there are thousands of young men and women brave enough to answer the call. To anyone who is or ever has served, you know.

Officers'Wife
September 11, 2007, 11:12 PM
Hi Def4pos8

Perhaps Memorial Day ought to be shifted to 11 September so average folk can be "jabbed in the ribs"?

While I understand your point... wouldn't such an act be like forgetting the brave men that fought in the trenches of WWI? Perhaps better to make showing the footage of the cowardly attacks of 9/11 on 9/11 a condition of keeping an FCC license would be a better approach. People NEED to be horrified over the brutal and senseless atrocity by those claiming to be doing the will of "Allah."

And maybe, just maybe, someone should point out that Osama bin Ladan continued to call for "martyrs" yet did not martyr himself.

Selena

XLMiguel
September 11, 2007, 11:43 PM
Yeah, but don't forget, they did it n God's/Allah's name . . .

I sat in Falls Church in view of the smoke from the Pentagon that day, and all in all, I'm real sick of bringing 'God' into this. Theperperators are a bunch of sorry, sick fascists who don't grasp the notion of 'free will' and self-determination (i.e. inalienable rights granted by the Creator), and are no better than Falwell, Robertson, Phelps, Swaggert, Oral Roberts, or the Pope.

Skrew cultural sensitivity/political correctness, they are the product of their own repressive/stagnant culture, they are unfit to be in the world community, but shame on us/US for supporting their status quo in the middle east in the name of 'stabilty'. But whatever-

These people are thugs, pure & simple, and they need to be stomped out in the name of 'civilization'. I do not forgive them.

FWIW, I had an uncle that was a guest of the Iranian 'students' for 444 days in '79, and a nephew who spent Christmas in Baghdad in 1999.

I hope I have offended everyone equally.

Air,Land&Sea
September 11, 2007, 11:44 PM
Tonight:

frankcostanza
September 12, 2007, 01:54 AM
sitting in my highschool chemistry class when the announcement came over the pa system then watching it all unfold on tv, i knew right then that this would be the defining moment of our generation, and that nothing would ever be the same. Never forget! God bless the USA!

thorn726
September 12, 2007, 01:54 AM
i'm late, but i also put this in strats, here's the view from my dad's lounge.
the shrouded building is the now removed deutsch bank that caught fire last month
he passed away jan 18, and probably would not have died so early if he hadn't been exposed to the dust, he died of unrelated but possibly accelerated causes. he also was involved in the cleanup, was on the street when second tower fell.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1185/1343932886_9d97c5eed8_o.jpg

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