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Lest we forget...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Stealther, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. Stealther

    Stealther Active Member

  2. Kendra Pacelli

    Kendra Pacelli Well-Known Member

    Thank you....
  3. greyhound

    greyhound Well-Known Member

    I hate to be pessimistic, but I feel the general populace "forgot" right about December 2001, after the anthrax scare ended and the major fighting in Afghnaistan was over.

    Wasn't so much that they forgot as they didn't want to remember. It's much more comforting to thinkof Ben and J-Lo or "American Idol", or if in need of a serious topic, "Who killed Laci?"...

    I think its disgraceful. Thank God our grandparents didn't "forget" Pearl Harbor.

    One of my favorite analogies about 9/11/01: every day I walk by a downtown restaurant that has a torn, faded, forgotten image of the flag high in their window - the kind that was a newspaper insert given out shortly after ( I will NOT call it the "incidents of 9/11" or the "events of 9/11", it was an ATTACK) the attacks, and the words on it are "9/11: We Will Never Forget".

    Oh, the irony.

    Thanks, Stealther, for the always needed reminder....
  4. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus




    Iran hostage /Space shuttle

    Don't focus on a few when So many gave.

    Sorry to rain on your parade
  5. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    I've not forgotten. Couldn't if I tried.
  6. DorGunR

    DorGunR Well-Known Member

    Posted by Standing Wolf
    I've not forgotten. Couldn't if I tried.

    Same here my friend.......too many of my comrade in arms came home from Vietnam in body bags. :(
  7. gryphon

    gryphon Well-Known Member

    I've had a relative serve in the armed forces during every conflict this country has ever been in. My family came to the colonies in 1732. I'll never forget the fact that some gave their lives in that noble pursuit.

    Another thing that I will never forget or forgive are those that in the guise of "public service" do whatever they feel like doing and are trying to systematically destroy that which my and many other families have shed blood for.

    No, I will not forget Sept. 11, 2001, nor will I forget any other event that some gave all for. For those times I choose to formally honor those on the 4th of July and veteran's day. If I know of anyone that served in the military, I thank them on Vet's Day and the 4th. You'd be surprise just how much that can make someones day when they truly know how much you appreciate their contribution to the defense of our great country.
  8. Mark Tyson

    Mark Tyson Well-Known Member

    My blood runs cold again seeing those images. Here we are, 2 years later. We have the Patriot act, we have draconian airport security that somehow still manages to be shoddy in places, we have won another war in Iraq but are struggling with a slippery guerilla enemy intent on blasting its own people into perpetual misery. Iraq is becoming Jihad Central Station for every loser who wants to blame his failed life and society on the Great Satan.

    UBL: dead or alive? No video, and these audio tapes are about as authentic as Milli Vanilli. But his organization is definitely alive, focusing attacks in places it can operate easier like Indonesia, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia. They are still indiscriminately butchering noncombatants(including many innocent locals) with glee in pursuit of their carpet ride to paradise.

    What have we won? What have we lost? Where are we going?
  9. Stealther

    Stealther Active Member

    Perfessr: Thank you for adding those images to the thread. While I originally intended this thread to be a chilling reminder of the current threat, it is just as important to remember those who served, especially those injured or killed in action.

    WTC was horrible, but this could get much worse before it gets better, and could happen in your city. Stay alert, never forget, remind those that do.
  10. Aikibiker

    Aikibiker Well-Known Member


    Not a chance. 9-11 is my generation's Pearl Harbor. It will color they way we look at the world for the rest of our lives.

    We'll keep fighting this war, if we have to go to every muslim country on the face of the earth to root out the enemy. AND WE WILL WIN!

    I want to thank all the veterans on this board and around the country who sacrificed so much to defend my freedom. I am proud of each and every man and woman who served in the armed forces.

    God bless America, and Israel.

    And may God have mercy on our enemies, because we will not.
  11. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    A relevant and salient reminder ..... always good ...... but for myself .... not needed. Simply cos I think on a daily basis of such things ...... including way back to WWII and even before ..... I had fighting family .... and by grace of God none was lost but ..... there are so many who did not come home.

    I will always grieve for them all ... and also continue to feel the compassion for the families of those who were fallen. They are not at peace ..... and still bear the burden of loss.

    But yeah ... for sure - ''lest we forget''.
  12. RVSinOK

    RVSinOK Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Stealther and Perfessr, for the photos. I am afraid that far too many Americans have already forgotten, and are no longer concerned about their safety.

    God bless those who have served this country, and especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. I, for one, will never forget!
  13. Stealther

    Stealther Active Member

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  15. XLMiguel

    XLMiguel Well-Known Member

    I'm watching the various commemorative ceremonies at the moment.

    Very moving, every time one of those kids says, "and my father/uncle/mother/sister/ brother . . ." it like a kick to the gut and I get all teary.

    Then there's this sort of blind, murderous rage that also wells up. Mostly for the terrorists, but it spills over for their apologists andsupporters, and the friggin' politicians who a) let it happen, and b) have yet to grasp that Septermber 11, 2001 is at least as big a deal as December 7, 1941, and have yet to take it truly seriously.

    Lest I lapse into a truly venomous rant . . .:fire:
  16. foghornl

    foghornl Well-Known Member

    I NEVER forget these things:

    9-11-01 is at least as grave an attack on The USA as was 12-7-41

    Freedom is not free, and the cost of liberty is quite dear.

    Both of my grandfathers were WW1 "Doughboys", mom's dad was badly burned in a Chemical Attack somewhere in France (Probably Mustard Gas). He passed on to his reward in the early 50's. Doctors said his lungs were weak from Mustard Gas, and a later bout with TB.

    My dad was a WW2 Army infantryman, served some in European Theatre, but mostly in Pacific, including the Admiralty (sp?) and Fiji Islands, Silver Star recipient. Oldest brother has his Star, other brother has records, I have his VA provided casket flag, stored in a glass-front triangluar walnut frame, atop my gun cabinet, so that I don't forget the cost of liberty

    Oldest brother is Viet Nam Air Force vet, called up right after the French bailed out.

    Nephew is currently a US Marine, last I heard, somewhere in Okinawa. He saw for himself how The Frogs have dishonored the Normandie Memorial.
    How many times have you seen a US Marine cry, except for the loss of fellow Marines?

    p.s. I have seen a few of the memorials, etc, and every time I see one, makes my blood boil over, wanting to somehow extract a "pound of flesh" from those responsible parties for everyone we have lost since 9-11-01

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