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Title: 9 - 11
Post by: Stan Paralikis on September 11, 2008, 02:24:28 AM
The numbers 9-11 now have their own special meaning.

I am saddened by the short memory of too many.

"We shall never forget".
Commando12008-09-11 07:25:16
Title: 9 - 11
Post by: Johnny D. on September 11, 2008, 04:56:39 AM


God Bless those innocent people who were taken, the brave police, fire, and emergency service members who ran into the danger, the hero's of flight 93 in PA, in NYC and DC as well. and to the families who go on without them, and the men and women overseas making sure the enemy knows everyday exactly who they messed with, and why this is the greatest nation in the world.

Freedom isn't Free, Someone Paid.
Never Forget.

God Bless America, Land of the Chrysler 440 cubic inch plant."

MobStaffCar722008-09-15 21:46:50
Title: 9 - 11
Post by: Matt Aker on September 11, 2008, 02:53:35 PM

I remember that day all too well. I worked second shift and for some unknown reason was awoken way too early. I turned on the television to CNN and saw what had happened to the north tower of the WTC and I was in disbelief. At that time nobody had a clue as to what was actually happening. It was total live television chaos.
I was still watching CNN’s live coverage when the second attack occurred. That jet just disappeared into the south tower and the camera crews were in shock. I recall many disturbing live film scenes. When people started leaping from the burning floors of the WTC I turned the TV off as I had had enough. The tower collapsed shortly after the click of my remote’s button. I turned on my radio though to listen further.
Work was cancelled that day and I listened to the reports of a strike on the Pentagon, where the details were sketchy. The missing plane over Pennsylvania was of interest to me and the radio reports didn’t have too much to offer. All I remember was the report of an unrelated plane crash into a field in Somerset County when it was all said and done. Flight 93 was destined for the Capitol Building.
If my personal account sounds a little wacky it is because that day was wacky. We as Americans ALL woke up to the threats that have been in place in other countries for generations on the morning of September 11, 2001! To the near 3000 people who gave their lives I say God Bless. The Lord does NOT discriminate against white or black, young or old, native or foreign born. God has made a place for you in his better world.
Today we observe this date and remember what happened. Let us not forget the thousands that are serving overseas to protect our nation and our freedom. Just remember that not everyone in those nations is a terrorist. Most of them have families too, just like us!MoparMatt2008-09-13 19:07:38
Title: 9 - 11
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 11, 2008, 03:15:39 PM
I got married on the 1st.
Ten days later, I was watching it on TV at work.
All work stopped in the shop as we were all in shock and awe.
Title: 9 - 11
Post by: Steve on September 12, 2008, 10:35:09 AM
As some of you know, I am a part time investigator for the Government.
I saw, I saw, I saw and I wept
Title: 9 - 11
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on September 13, 2008, 01:35:42 PM
That had to be rough to see that first hand Steve, I wept too just seeing it on T.V.
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Post by: Mike on September 14, 2008, 10:33:15 AM
   A tragic day for this country indeed. We Shall Never
Forget is somthing that every red blooded American should take to
heart. Innocent people and America's Hero's were lost that day but they
showed how in the face of danger and turmoil, these Colors Do Not Run!!
I will never foget the Images I saw That day.


    Seeing Firefighters, Police , and Port Authority
Police Rescueing as many people as possible. This day should not only
be to remeber the terrible events of that day but to honor the people
and families who put thenselves in harms way to save our own.

   The sacrifices that were made that day should never be
forgotten. My fire company along with dozen of dozens of other fire
deptartments and rescue squads sent an engine to NYC  in order to
help with the rescue efforts. The City of New York sent us a Piece of
the Steel from the World Trade Center, I'll take a picture of it and
post it up later.


    All I can say after my little Speech here is simple GOD [color="#ffffff"]BLESS AMERICA!!![/color][/b]

Title: 9 - 11
Post by: Brian on September 14, 2008, 07:28:50 PM
Amen to that!!
I remember getting up early for work and turning on the news while I ate breakfast...they said a plane had hit one of the twin towers...I originally thought someone in a small private plane had wacked the tower...they were showing the damage to the building when right there "live" the second plane hit....I nearly fell on the floor in disbelief.....what a trajedy.
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Post by: Matt Aker on September 15, 2008, 03:44:33 PM
I was watching the same live footage of the south tower Brian.  You and I and the whole world were in shock!
Title: 9 - 11
Post by: Steve on September 15, 2008, 04:27:17 PM
Hey Mobby
I don't think that Fury belongs in that stack. . .
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Post by: Johnny D. on September 15, 2008, 04:47:12 PM

Title: 9 - 11
Post by: Steve on September 15, 2008, 05:59:47 PM
Title: 9 - 11
Post by: Ken on September 16, 2008, 04:08:04 PM
I should scan the pics I took while being chauffeured around Manhattan the Monday following Thanksgiving in 2001, since we had time to kill before we had to be back at the airport.

This was a family trip to DC via Baltimore for Thanksgiving which was a delayed inheritance gift from my grandmother, who died in 1981, to my brother and I, because she wanted us to see our nations capital, but my mom used the money for something else (I think helping to get the house in San Jose where I grew up).

We got to see the Pentagon with the hole still there, and with an extra day added onto our trip due to not making our connecting flight at Newark...storm came in, and it was like riding a rollercoaster in the puddle jumper...a lady across the aisle from me went through 3 barf bags in flight, and hit a garbage can on the ground after we landed (

  I remember smelling the soggy BBQ smell as we rode past the blocks around what was WTC, and yet, it was a GORGEOUS day, temps in the low 70s, mostly clear.  Times Square, Wall Street, Rockefeller Center and everything was just so beautiful...not what I was expecting at all, but good! (

I should make a plan to go back and see Manhattan and some more of the NE sometime.