Friday, September 11, 2009

9/11 Remembered

I had something all written up concerning the tragic events of 9-11-2001, but upon seeing this, I obliterated it entirely.

You would have, too.

(h/t: d1carter)

6 comments:

Don Carter said...

Thanks Dave. Let's resolve to never forget 9/11/01 and all those who died, their family and friends. Freedom is indeed not free!

Dave said...

Don,

I will never forget that morning.

I was working for an Engineering company that was based in New Jersey. Twenty-five percent of their corporate revenue came directly from the Port Authority of New York.

I lost two business acquaintances that day.

They both had wives and children.

What is more, the traffic engineer whose office was across from mine had a brother who was a Port Authority cop.

We watched it all live on TV in the conference room.

Damn, what a sad day that was.

-Dave

Anonymous said...

I was in a middle school in Cobb County, GA when this happened. I was in the media center and after my initial shock, my thoughts went instantly to my some who lived (at the time) and worked there.
Teachers came into the media center as the word spread throughout the school. The first plane had hit and we stood there, helpless, frustrated, watching the second plane come in and crash into the second tower. Gasps, cries, tears, shock, disbelief ran throughout the room. Folks scrambled to get their cell phones to call loved ones in New York.
It was late evening before my older son called me and let me know he was all right and was far enough away that he suffered no injuries or harm. My 15 year old, with us here in Georgia, came home from school and wanted to know if the army would accept him and a couple of his friends to fight for America.

Too many people have forgotten too much and too soon. People on this blog, thank heavens, have not.

I am not much of a church goer , but I am a Christian and a believer. I went to bed at 1:00AM. I stopped in the dark, leaned my head against the cross on my bedroom wall and asked God to take care of those who were lost and all our boy and girls who have gone to foreign countries to avenge their deaths and protect America.

Lynn said...

The video says it all...while tears fall.

How sad what the enemies within have done not that long there-after...and still are.

My heart still aches...9-11 was the only time in my lifetime I remember this country coming together as one.

DCG said...

Yes Lynn, we were a country pulled together after 9/11. In my neighborhood, people were lining the streets with flags and prayers for everyone.

Today, we are a country more divided than ever by our own government. The radical politics is the true enemy in our country. Time to take her back!

Dave said...

Thank you all for commenting.

Yes, America has, in many ways, forgotten the events of that awful day, and we are now letting our guard down to levels that I find disturbing.

Those who wish to harm us are taking note of this, and are no doubt planning, as they have been for fourteen centuries, to take whatever advantage they can.

Perhaps someday the civilized world will retain what this 1400 year-old Jihad has demonstrated.

Sadly, I don't think that time is now, as I fear we will have to eat a city or two before people finally wake up.

I so hope I am wrong.

-Dave

When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered. -Dorothy Thompson