9/11 Fifteen Years...

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  1. Capt MJ

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    The best thing about Navy/military family - we don't forget. This morning, I have swapped notes with over 2 dozen former Pentagon shipmates with whom I shared that day. Some I haven't seen since I left CNO's staff, some are retired 4-stars or separated enlisted petty officers, but it doesn't matter a bit. We got each other through that day and the days that followed, and we did our best work even as we grieved.

    I have posted this before, but for new ears...it is so healing. It's the USNA Anchormen in Memorial Hall.

     
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    Understandably, the Towers and Flight 93 stories dominated. The Wash Post did a good job of capturing DC stories.
     
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    At this very moment, at Nationals Stadium, the USNA Color Guard, Glee Club and Brigade are participating in a 9/11 ceremony at the basebal game. They look sharp.
    Hornet flyover. Red Rippers and Jolly Rogers.
     
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    Outstanding performance and memorial song.
    Thanks Capt MJ for posting it (again)
     
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    Capt. MJ,

    First, let me say thanks to you and your colleagues in the defense of the greatest country in the world. I watched PA Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue deploy to NYC. I loss a good friend that day from FDNY. You all will never be forgotten, never. My heart goes out to you all.

    God Speed and God Bless you and family, RGK
     
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  7. USAFA10s

    USAFA10s USAFA Class of 2012 WPAFB

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    Ran across this video on facebook, beautiful song and video
     
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    Thought I was all cried out yesterday. Apparently not. Thank you.
     
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    Ditto. There were so many documentaries and shows on this past weekend, many with pictures and videos I had never seen before as well as stories that were not as well known such as the ones posted above. As with so many people, I remember exactly what I was doing and where I was during that time.

    PBS aired a 54 minute special on the Pentagon 9/11 story, which I think someone posted in another thread, but here is a link anyway:
    http://www.pbs.org/program/911-inside-pentagon/

    My DD, USAFA cadet, posted the following to her Facebook page yesterday. It is a tribute to 9/11 set to the song "Sound of Silence", originally by Simon & Garfunkel, but this one is the remake by the group Disturbed. I always loved the original and have rarely liked remakes of songs, but this one is done very well and (unfortunately for me) elicits a lot more emotion. Warning: Keep tissues handy.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Look up the video "All Available Boats". I can't post the video via mobile app.
     
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    Is this the one? "Boatlift," narrated by Tom Hanks.

    From YouTube, hit share arrow, copy the link that shows, paste to SAF, while using mobile app. Usually works for me.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    That's the one!

    Ok, I'll try that next time.
     
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    Thank you for sharing.

    I know USMMA's boats got involved. They could see it all happening from the vantage point by the chapel.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    A few years ago I pitched ESPN to cover CGA v KP on 9/11 for the special reason above and the significance on that day. They declined... Wanted to cover Ohio State.
     
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    Geez.
     

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