9/11/2001- a remembrance.

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  1. robinhood17

    robinhood17 USMA Cadet

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    With both parents having served during 9/11, a sister deployed... I can understand the hardships of a "service first" life..

    What I cannot begin to understand, is the horrors that those brave men and women went through early this day ten years ago. There courage inspired many, and reaffirmed to our nation the strength of our people...the love that we share for America.


    To everyone, I offer my sincere thanks. The military who, in consequence deployed, or enlisted. Brother and sister countries, who offered their aid in our time of need. The police, firefighters, and paramedics who ran towards this disaster. The men and women on on those airplanes, doing their best to protect our country from these terrorists, sacrificing themselves in the process.

    and the american citizens that were in the world trade center, the pentagon, and the situation room. Our country is united. There is no red or blue states, republicans /democrats, liberals conservatives. On this day, all I see is American citizens linked together...fighting for the country we love.

    Proud To Be An American

    If tomorrow all the things were gone,
    I’d worked for all my life.
    And I had to start again,
    with just my children and my wife.

    I’d thank my lucky stars,
    to be livin here today.
    ‘ Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
    and they can’t take that away.

    And I’m proud to be an American,
    where at least I know I’m free.
    And I wont forget the men who died,
    who gave that right to me.

    And I gladly stand up,
    next to you and defend her still today.
    ‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
    God bless the USA.

    From the lakes of Minnesota,
    to the hills of Tennessee.
    Across the plains of Texas,
    From sea to shining sea.

    From Detroit down to Houston,
    and New York to L.A.
    Well there's pride in every American heart,
    and its time we stand and say.

    That I’m proud to be an American,
    where at least I know I’m free.
    And I wont forget the men who died,
    who gave that right to me.

    And I gladly stand up,
    next to you and defend her still today.
    ‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
    God bless the USA.

    And I’m proud to be and American,
    where at least I know I’m free.
    And I wont forget the men who died,
    who gave that right to me.

    And I gladly stand up,
    next to you and defend her still today.
    ‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
    God bless the USA.

    Thank you to everyone. God Bless.
     
  2. Pima

    Pima Parent

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    I watched part of the ceremony this morning, and when I heard this spoken I thought to myself, how what was felt 150 yrs ago still can be felt today. For those lost in 9/11 I felt that this summed up how we, as Americans feel.

    To all of those who are serving, who have served and are ready to serve I wish you every best wish, dream, thought and hope with my never faltering respect.

    It is the Soldier, not the minister
    Who has given us freedom of religion.
    It is the Soldier, not the reporter
    Who has given us freedom of the press.

    It is the Soldier, not the poet
    Who has given us freedom of speech.

    It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
    Who has given us freedom to protest.

    It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
    Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

    It is the Soldier, not the politician
    Who has given us the right to vote.

    It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
    Who serves beneath the flag,
    And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
    Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

    Charles Michael Province, U.S. Army
     
  3. evilleramsfan

    evilleramsfan Member

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    A fitting quotation for today.....note the date

    What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling sea coasts, the guns of our war steamers, or the strength of our gallant and disciplined army. These are not our reliance against a resumption of tyranny in our fair land. All of them may be turned against our liberties, without making us stronger or weaker for the struggle. Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in our bosoms. Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, every where. Destroy this spirit, and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.

    --Abraham Lincoln - September 11, 1858 Speech at Edwardsville, IL

    (Which, I might add, is where I live.....)
     
  4. patentesq

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    God bless and look over our troops.
     
  5. Chockstock

    Chockstock "Forever One Team"

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    A remembrance for why we fight...I only pray for the soldiers and their families and that it is worth it in the end....
     

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