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Old 09-10-2011, 07:58 AM   #1
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Remembering 9/11/2001

For me this exemplifies what remembering is all about...inspired by the cell phone calls from the Towers...

God Bless all...

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tomorrow is mom's 94th birthday; she said this is one birthday she'll never forget, but whishes she could.
"may the souls of the faithfull departed rest in peace"
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Nice song. I posted it on FB and it went Viral....All 8 of my friends liked it.
Seriously though, I appreciate the post Robert. One of my sons woke up in the USA instead of Afghanistan for the first time in nearly a year today. We still have a son and daughter in law over there in the war.
We can't wait for them all to come home so we can take our Airstream and go visit...
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I just want you to know, Chuch and Skye and everyone else, we pray every single night at mealtime, for all our wonderful men and women who have fought and still fight and will fight for our country!
Tell your family THANK YOU!

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I suggest that it should not be necessary for a given date to remember those men and women in uniform be they in the armed services (especially) or firefighters or police. I was just south of the WTC on 11 September 2001 and would like this day to fade into the background just as the attack on Pearl Harbor has. I saw too much for my brain to assimilate to have so much commemoration. Virtually everyone I know who was actually in the area or in the WTC feels pretty much the same way - one does not need to be reminded of the worse day of your life (for me that includes the deaths of my parents and others that were extremely close to me).

I was back at work 3 weeks later in the same office. The dust blowing in a southerly direction lasted for months and the smell lasted for about a year. No one talks about all those who went back into the stuff to necessarily help normalize the country as quickly as possible. But those working at the site cannot receive too much credit for doing the job with which they were tasked.
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I suggest that it should not be necessary for a given date to remember those men and women in uniform be they in the armed services (especially) or firefighters or police. I was just south of the WTC on 11 September 2001 and would like this day to fade into the background just as the attack on Pearl Harbor has.
Pearl Harbor, will NEVER fade.

The attack on Pearl Harbor, will always be remembered, as it's a vivid lesson to NEVER forget.

The Pearl Harbor visitor center, was rebuilt and opened last December 7th, 2010, at a cost of $56 million dollars.

Not one cent was from any form of government, BUT that money and every penny of it, came from donations from people and businesses, who till this day, more than not, strive to remind all of us, how a simple mistake, turned into a huge war.

The Pearl Harbor visitor center, every year, becomes busier and busier, with more visitors.

It's the kind of place, that cannot be visited just once, just like a church.

I for one have been there, over the course of years, over 25 times, each time I visit Oahu.

The scene always changes, in that the oil coming to the surface, continues at a faster rate than ever, and is expected to last another 10 to 12 years.

It's sad indeed, that many of our new generation, has no idea, what the Pearl Harbor Memorial is.

As a suggestion, when anyone visits that Memorial, I strongly and humbly suggest, that you bring a clean hankie or Kleenex, as you will need it, no matter how many times you may have paid it a visit, in the past.

Be supportive of the Memorial, as it's supportive of mankind and peace, for all.

Anyone can be a member, and be supportive, even if you never pay it a visit.

In it's own way, that memorial is trying to keep AMERICA BEAUTIFUL.

LETS NEVER FORGET IT.

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I was back at work 3 weeks later in the same office. The dust blowing in a southerly direction lasted for months and the smell lasted for about a year. No one talks about all those who went back into the stuff to necessarily help normalize the country as quickly as possible.
It must have been horrible. I cannot imagine. Just getting back to work was all most of us could do. But only those that were there and at the Pentagon, had the daily sensory overloads you must have experienced.

Thanks for everything you did and do.
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On September 11, 2008 Lynn and I were attending a four day Airstream Club rally in Malibu, California. There was nothing planned for that afternoon so we decided to go to the park across the highway from Pepperdine University and fly our Kites for an hour or so. As we came over the rise, and Pepperdine came into view, we saw the entire front lawn covered with American Flags, one for each person who perished on 9-11-01.

Well, there was nothing to do but get out our patriotic kites and fly on the lawn at Pepperdine.

Lynn and I took photos of each other, me flying over the flags on that lawn, and Lynn flying across the highway at the park with the flags in the background. When we returned to the Airstream gathering I made a quick slide show for the group. Some time later I posted it on You Tube.


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Beautiful video. Thank You. Like Andy said before, keep a handkerchief ready. Sal.
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As luck would have it, we were in Canada on 9/11/01.

I never realized the Canadians had so many US flags.

God bless you all.
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I shall NEVER forget 9/11/01 and 12/7/41, both are dates that will live in infamy.
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Just received this, and more from the folks at the Arizona Memorial.

Pacific Business News compiled a list of Hawaii's 25 most-visited sites, ranked by number of visitors in 2010. At the top of that list was World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Pearl Harbor. This year, to date, the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center has received 1,147,432 visitors, a 25% increase than this time last year.

More and more, have vowed, "To never forget".

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As I wandered around the memorial, I read the names of the men on the ship. I tried, but could not to comprehend the force of an explosion from inside her as she buckled steel plates and pushed rivets outward. I looked at the American flag that still flies from her and remembered that she is still a Naval Vessel and was never decommissioned. I watched the oil drops that still slowly leak from her and form rainbows when they hit the surface of the water.
I gradually recognized that there was noise around me from other visitors, mostly Americans with kids running, pointing, playing. Moms and Dads carrying on loud conversations that had nothing to do with the Arizona. And then I saw a small group of Japanese visitors, in quiet prayer off to the side, by themselves. When they finished their prayer they all slowly dropped flowers into the water, showing the utmost respect for our sailors that died that day.
New perspective, sometimes we all need new perspective.
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Arizona Memorial

This is a photo of the ticket counter where you pick up your ticket for the movie and harbor craft trip to and from the Memorial.

The entrance, movie and harbor craft trip, are all FREE.

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