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09-11-2004, 03:48 AM
No special point, I'm just saddened that so few remember the day and what it means.

Give a thought or prayer for our men and women serving and the families of those who've lost someone...

09-11-2004, 03:58 AM
I haven't forgotten...it's a reminder that we still have a
job unfinished.

Taco John
09-11-2004, 04:32 AM
Nine what now?

Taco John
09-11-2004, 04:33 AM
Nothing is more cheap in this society than accusing someone of being Hitler-like and accusing someone of forgetting 9/11.

The sad thing is that people would tread in those areas in the interest of the promotion of their own political outlook.

09-11-2004, 06:01 AM
God Bless America, and may her enemies burn in hell.

09-11-2004, 06:32 AM
Its hard to believe that it has been three years since that unforgettable morning. No one will ever forget, however the memory is so horrific, that it is certainly something that I dont bring up into my frontal lobe, each day and dwell upon, but certainly, no one will ever truly forget that maddening day. Fuqq, what a day.

09-11-2004, 06:37 AM
I remember an acquaintance at Compaq, Jeff Coombs...
I remember the network admins I trained at Cantor Fitzgerald.
I remember all of the folks I met and worked with at 1 Liberty Plaza, and the WTC admins that strolled through the doors.
I remember the staff at the Marriot WTC.
I remember the view from "Windows on the World".
I remember the store, no longer there, where I bought my girls "Powerpuff Girl" bath towels.

Mostly, I remember two beautiful buildings, and a day I'll never forget.

09-11-2004, 06:51 AM
Thanks Brad.

May we never forget what we felt that day. (http://runningwolf.wolf-running.com/Tribute911/forward.htm)

You see, the steel in us is not always readily apparent. That aspect of our
character is seldom understood by people who don't know us well. On this
day, the family's bickering is put on hold. As Americans we will weep, as
Americans we will mourn, and as Americans, we will rise in defense of all
that we cherish.


Dave Lane
09-11-2004, 07:52 AM
Nothing is more cheap in this society than accusing someone of being Hitler-like and accusing someone of forgetting 9/11.

The sad thing is that people would tread in those areas in the interest of the promotion of their own political outlook.

:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:


09-11-2004, 07:57 AM
Doesn't seem like it's been 3 years.

dirk digler
09-11-2004, 08:06 AM
I will never forget and I will never forgive.

09-11-2004, 08:07 AM
I left Manhattan that morning about 5 hours before the Towers fell. I was 4 blocks away unloading.
I remember I was listening to a "new" Ozzy live CD all morning, and didn't even know what was taking place until I called dispatch.

Me: Morning Heidi
Her: Were under attack
Me: huhh? What?..Is Schneider still trying to buy up Landstar’s stocks and take control?
Her: NO!! Haven't you been listening to the news?
Me: NO, why what’s going on?......

Here I was a long way from my side of the border with the USA under terrorist attack.
Not a real good feeling.

I pulled out an old Tupper ware bin I filled with things from my truck when I sold it. On top is a copy of “Nov 12, 2001. USA ToDay” with the picture that will one day in America, be as famous as the Mona Lisa in Paris.

It was also the day I knew I was in love with my (now) wife to be. The only thing running through my mind was being killed in some war without ever meeting her face to face. Getting back to Canada, being with my family, all my friends, everything else gave way to my thoughts of her.
It was also the day she told me she loved me for the first time.**

(We met online, and it was almost a year of emails, chat, and phone calls before we actually met. The USA changed forever on Sept 11.
I finally met JoAnn on Nov 12.)

09-11-2004, 08:14 AM
Pretty good article about Euro's who were there that day and how they feel today.


09-11-2004, 08:50 AM
I was working, business as usual downstairs in the office. The kid ( Travis )working with me was just out of the army, instead of relisting and finishing out his 7 years, he was home mending fences with his wife.

My wife called me and sad that somebody had bombed the WTC, apparently not getting the story first before she called. I told the wife this is nothing new, they have been try'n to do this for sometime now. She said, no, this is up high in the building, people are hurt.

I was busy at the time, knowing I could catch the details later,Travis went upstairs and turned the TV on. Here I was busy, phone calls right and left needing his help. Finally,getting a break, I headed upstairs to see what was going on and to tell Travis to get back to work.

He met me 1/2 way down the stairs, emotional, teary eyes saying those MF are going to pay. I said what, Who ? Those people who did this, they flew 2 commercial jets into the towers.

I said , What ? He told me again, said he knew who it was, It's Bin Laden. Not knowing what the hellhe was yacking about, I went upstairs to see for myself. I was in disbelief, shocked when I saw the replay of the jet flying into the buildings.

I looked at both my wife and Travis and said, they better evacuate the building, those things are coming down. My wife said how, they are still standing. I told her the heat from the fuel, the fire will weaken the steel and when those floors colaspe, it's going to knock'm all down.

Then we sat there watching it all unfold, the pain and agony of the lost lives. The rest of the day was shot revenue wise.

Travis re-enlisted a month later to serve his remaining 7 years. He was a combat training officer.

That day changed the lives of many Americans on how we value each day of our lives.

To this day, I recall with those teary eyes by Lt. Travis Thompson, U S Army and thos words...... Bin laden !

09-11-2004, 10:26 AM
I remember. I learned of it, and lived it on this very BB that morning from work.

Peace to the families and those affected.

Keep up the hunt and kill those bastards who helped.

09-11-2004, 10:31 AM
I will never forget! My son was four months old. I had just gotten out of the shower. My son lay on the bed with the t.v. on, my phone starts ringing and it is Clint asking if I had seen the news yet, standing there talking to him I watch in disbelief as a plane crashed into the second tower. I stood there speechless looking at the t.v. thinking I must be watching an Arnold movie.

Clutching on to my newly born son, we sat watching the reports of what was unfolding. Suddenly, the third plane crashed into the Pentagon. I spent the remainder of the day holding onto my son and crying. I talked to every person that meant a great deal to me. Wondering if this was it, or what else was going to happen.

When the plane went down in Pennsylvania, I started cheering, knowing that we will get our revenge on the bastards that dare invade our land.

Then three years later, I am more sadden then the day the towers fell. We have yet to seek and conquer the revenge that I think is due. If people still think that they can enter a school and due the harm that has been inflicted, then our job is very far from being done.

I will never forget the day the twin towers fell and what caused them to fall. I am sure that most will never forget.

09-11-2004, 05:56 PM
Great post Fiesty!

09-11-2004, 05:57 PM
I always remember this day, when the day comes. I don't try to think about it during the year though. I will always remember it and exactly where I was when it happend and everything that day.

Pitt Gorilla
09-11-2004, 06:24 PM
No special point, I'm just saddened that so few remember the day and what it means.

Give a thought or prayer for our men and women serving and the families of those who've lost someone...Few remember? Everyone I've talked with today has mentioned something about it. I've seen it on TV and have heard of it on the radio. Where are you getting this "few?"

09-11-2004, 06:34 PM
The week after 9/11 one of the first MLB games was broadcast on ESPN, and it was in St. Louis, and their late, great radio announcer Jack Buck read this poem in front of a national audience... I'll never forget sitting there watching him read this before the game.


God, more than 200 years ago,
We've been the bastion of
The light which keeps the free world

We do not covet the possesions of
Others, we are blessed with the
Bounty we share.

We have rushed to help other


War is just not our nature... we
Won't start, but we will end the fight.

If we are involved we shall be
Resolved to protect what we know is

We've been challenged by a
Cowardly foe who strikes and then
Hides from our view.

With one voice we say there's no
Choice today, there is only one
Thing to do.

Everyone is saying the same thing
And praying that we end these
Senseless moments we are living.

As our fathers did before, we shall
Win this unwanted war.

And our children will enjoy the
Future, we'll be giving.

09-11-2004, 06:40 PM
Few remember? Everyone I've talked with today has mentioned something about it. I've seen it on TV and have heard of it on the radio. Where are you getting this "few?"

Well, no one at work (customers or coworkers) said a word about it. And this is after talking politics/world events with people for half an hour or more.

At the college I go to not a single teacher or student mentioned it, for the 2nd year in a row. I understand the subject may be delicate but to not say anything at all pissed me off...

09-11-2004, 06:52 PM
I will never forget. I will never forgive. The images of that day are etched in my mind. I was still in bed procrastinating getting up to take my daughter to school when she came in and told us what was going on. I spent the whole day watching the news flipping from station to station.

09-11-2004, 07:40 PM
I can't forget that day, as many have said, it will be burned in my memory for ever.

I woke up at my normal time and walked into the kitchen to grab a cup of coffee before heading downstairs for a 9:30 am Salina time conference call with clients in NY and DC. Ms. Llama was screaming at me to look at the tv... My eyes focused just enough to watch the second plane fly into the tower.

In the confusion of the moment, knowing how many people worked in the WTC, when the towers collapsed, all that was going through my head was "I just watched some bastard kill more Americans than live in Salina...."

Fear rose, Anger Swelled, and the rest of the day alternated between watching TV and attempting to contact the clients, who thankfully were ok, but unable to communicate for obvious reasons...

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09-11-2004, 08:29 PM
We Will Never Forget FDNY 343

09-11-2004, 08:37 PM
I remember deep and abiding anger, I still feel it.

Bless our mens in arms who are doing there duty as US men have done for generations.

Bless the families who have suffered loss due to the tragedy and the aftermath.

And damn the raghead terrorists and their supporting bretheren, may they rot in hell forever.

09-11-2004, 09:53 PM
I watched a show last night on HBO "In memoriam" was the name I believe. I called the family in and I had my nine year old son and 5 year old daughter come in to watch it. I still am not sure if that was the correct thing to do. The most gripping images for me were some still pics that a guy took on the way down the stairs of one of the buildings. You can see and feel the terror, but in some of the pics you see a fireman headed in the other direction up the stairs, by himself. The courage of those men that day is truly undescribable.

09-11-2004, 09:54 PM
I'll never forget.

Its sad that today seemed just like a normal day to most, and thats a good sign, but we should never forget.

Tomorrow I'll be singing "There She Stands" a Michael W Smith song about September 11th at Church, I've also put together a powerpoint to show the images of 9-11.

09-11-2004, 11:39 PM
As most of you folks know that I am a assistant coach at Tabor in Kansas. After the pre-game coin toss and the captains came back into the locker room, I gave the USA flag to our defensive captain (If you guys can recall, it's about the size that Eric Warfield brought to the game in 2001, only a little bigger in terms of size), and when Tabor took the field, the defensive captain waved the flag with joy and pride. And the rest of the players huddled together, holding the flag as high as they can. I yelled at them, "Remember who you are! This is such a beautiful country we live in! God Bless America!"

09-12-2004, 06:36 AM
I'll never forget 9/11 and will always remember where I was at when everything was happening.