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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Don't forget...


It seems that many have forgotten.

I remember finding out about the events of that fateful day.

Since I'm on third shift and was fast asleep at the time that they were occurring, it was only after the fact that I found out.

During that time frame, I had been transcribing a trail journal for a friend who was attempting to hike the Long Trail in Vermont; he too found out about the events of the day after the fact...because that was the day he blew out his knee and left the trail. Since he is also a patriot and a veteran, I know that he won't forget what happened anytime soon either, or ever.

Oh, how we Americans came together in the days that followed!

Oh, how many have already forgotten and learned nothing.

Don't be one of those who have forgotten...

"The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt."
-John Philpot Curran

14 Comments:

Blogger benning said...

I woke in the morning to find both towers in flames. I, too, worked nights, so this was not a good way to start the day. I won't forget.

Not ever!

September 11, 2008 7:34 AM  
Blogger Island Girl TLA said...

I haven't forgotten. Prayers are silently said for their families.

September 11, 2008 7:41 AM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

I ain't a fergettin'... posted one myself HERE.

September 11, 2008 8:07 AM  
Blogger boberin said...

Sadly I agree that we learned little or nothing, squandered a wonderful opportunity to "change" some things but, haven't forgotten.
It'd be nice to find the man responsible but old ageshould get him soon enough I suppose...

September 11, 2008 8:08 AM  
Blogger Marsha said...

Hey Jack, thank you. I remember it well.

September 11, 2008 8:42 AM  
Blogger Bunny said...

Not only will I "never forget" the events and the heroes of 9/11/2001, but I will always honor the efforts of any and all who have worked since that time to preserve our freedoms and protect our nation. May God's blessings be upon those in our nation who honor Him and serve others in His name.

September 11, 2008 1:09 PM  
Blogger angus the scot said...

I'll remember forever.

I have a sweat shirt I purchased that has the American flag on it with our Bald Eagle superimposed over it. It also says...

"UNITED WE STAND, SEPTEMBER 11, 2001"

September 11, 2008 1:16 PM  
Blogger Cassandra said...

Hard to believe it's been 7 years, isn't it?

September 11, 2008 1:31 PM  
Blogger RAM said...

I have not forgotten, nor will I!!!

Glenn Beck played a soundbite a little while ago from the vile mouth of keith overbite. Not word for word, but he said something to the effect that he was mad that some of the networks played video of 9/11, and he was VERY ANGRY to be reminded of that day, because he lost friends in the attacks.

This comment makes me want to SMASH his vile face in. I say this as a CHRISTIAN!

He is trying to stand the issue on it's head. In order for us to never let this happen again, we MUST remember how we felt on 9/12/01!

Is this man ignorant or simply a TRAITOR?

I will try to find a link.

September 11, 2008 2:51 PM  
Blogger RAM said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-HjOT0BUa4

Here is a link, but is from 2 years ago. I do not know if overbite made another comment today, or it is this one Glenn Beck played. Either way, this guy needs a good old can of whup#@# opened on him!

Forgive me LORD!

September 11, 2008 2:58 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

benning:
In a way I'm sort of glad that I didn't find out until afterwards; it was bad enough then, so I think to have been aware of events as they were unfolding would have been much worse.

Island Girl TLA:
Prayers are helpful, not just for the families of the victims, but for all of us.

Hawkeye®:
I knew you'd posted something about it. In fact, I'd already commented on your post early this AM.

boberin:
I think some of us have learned a thing or two from the experience...but as I said in the post, "many have already forgotten and learned nothing". Many, but not all.

It would be nice to get the guy who was responsible, although for all we know he may already be dead.

Marsha:
In a way, I wish we didn't have to remember it, yet it's important that we do. As Santayana once said, "those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it."

Bunny:
Very well said. I couldn't have done so any better myself.

angus the scot:
I think it helps to have such things to remind us.

Cassandra:
It seems like it wasn't that long ago that many of us were writing our 5 year anniversary tributes for the "2996 Project", and yours was one of the very best.

You really are a gifted and thoughtful writer, of a higher caliber than most paid commentators, if I do say so myself.
(And I do)

RAM:
Olberman's comments were made in response to a video shown at the recent Republican National Convention. In a sense, he has a First Amendment right to express his opinion. OTOH, we all have the right to think that he's a miserable creep. He's not technically a traitor (that I know of), but he's certainly no patriot, either.

Wanting to smash his face in is a perfectly normal reaction...

September 11, 2008 6:02 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

I didn't see the first plane ,but got a phone call from my Mom and never took my eyes off the TV the rest of the day. I cried so much I could hardly keep my eyes open, It was a terrible day,but in some ways the days that followed were even sadder. Watching the families of the victims with the pictures of their loved ones as they frantically searched,still brings a lump to my throat.
Oh Bober ,the man responsible is easy to find,he met with Obama yesterday. Bill Clinton could have stopped the whole thing ,by arresting Osama Bin Ladin one of the 3 times he had him.

September 11, 2008 6:39 PM  
Blogger Ms RightWing's Ink said...

I was on the way to my Restaurant. We didn't have a TV there, just a radio. My customers came in one by one and just hung around over coffee. The mood was really strange.

After I closed up shop that evening I rushed home to see what everyone in the world had already seen. Though I heard the accounts, I was not ready for what I saw.

There is nor forgetfulness here.

September 15, 2008 11:23 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

Barb:
You're definitely correct that Clinton could have stopped Bin Laden; unfortunately, he was more interested in his golf game and chasing skirts.

Ms RightWing:
I imagine that the mood would be strange, indeed.

I daresay nobody in America was ready for what we saw...

September 15, 2008 6:54 PM  

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