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9.11

I said I would not post anything else about 9/11 or the anniversary of the date. I lied to myself. I do it every year and I suppose I'll do it next year, too. You think you can move on or move forward until you hear the tolling of the bells and the reading of the names and you realize you will never really move on. arceth.jpgboyleth.jpgfanningth.jpgjonathanth.jpgkerwinth.jpgpete22th.jpg [click images for full picture] * * * * * * * * * * * * * I don't want to forget Claude Richards,whose death provided with perhaps the most poignant moments of my entire life. [Both images were written/drawn by my son DJ (11), last year]

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» We remember. from On The Third Hand
Robert Prather returns for the anniversary. Spoons remembers previous anniversaries and comments on the 'new normal. The Stryker Brigade remembers and posts a link to my favorite picture of our military in Iraq. Michele at a small victory has... [Read More]

» 9/11: Three Years Later from Blogs of War
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» 09/11/2001 from Overtaken by Events
Three years and I realized that I just sat down at the computer one minute before the atrocities of that... [Read More]

» From the 104th Floor from Babalu Blog
From the 104th Floor by Leda Rodis (age 14) When the plane hit the building rocked first to the right then to the left, and outside all the skyscrapers of New York seemed to tremble. The alarms screamed louder than... [Read More]

» 09/11/2001 from Overtaken by Events
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» Shifting gears from One Fine Jay
While we bloggers enjoy the trainwreck that is Dan Rather's discredit, while we engage in making sure that the presidential candidates we root for win in November, let us remember, on this anniversary of the greatest national tragedy in our history, t... [Read More]

» Never Forget from dcthornton.com
In the name of those whose lives were lost due to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, let us go the extra mile to remember them always. [Read More]

» 9/11/04 from Right Thoughts
That day still guides my decisions in a lot of things. I still get choked up when I look at a small handful of photos I keep on my hard drive. I do this to keep it fresh in my mind. Time has dulled the memory for so many. We're not in a positi... [Read More]

» Remembering 9/11 from In Search of Utopia
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» That Day... from Downtown Chick Chat
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» Sept. 11 from Late Final
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» September 11th from She Who Will Be Obeyed!
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» The future depends on us from INCITE
On this day, in ancient and largely forgotten history, a large and powerful nation--still young by the standards of its Western European antecedents--was delivered a devastating surprise attack from an enemy which the world had largely ignored before... [Read More]

» Second Small Victory 9/11 Post from In Bill's World
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» Reflections on 9-11 and the candidate of revenge from Geodog's MT Weblog
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Somehow, this seems approriate today.

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

A. Lincoln
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
November 19, 1863

Salute!

"We now find ourselves in a world characterized by destructive fears as never before in history. But in it we nevertheless see great areas of faith and tremendous aspirations toward justice and brotherhood. Yet no prophet can presume to say whether the world outcome will be blazing destruction or the beginning, under God's intention, of the brightest era yet known to mankind.
~~~~~
We can say that we do not fear the world outcome, whichever course it may take. This is because we have been enabled to deeply feel and say, 'We shall fear no evil - Thy will, not ours, be done.' "

Bill Wilson

As always, an excellent post Michele and that young persons (DJ?) grand dad is truely a hero.
That day defined many heros, many victims and many cowards (terorists). It showed America and the world the true character of New Yorkers and despite all the differences they are all part of the whole family. I was impressed by the way it was handled and by the fact that despite the devastating blow dealt to New York, they did not panic.
I`m not sure that could be said of the majority of US cities were they to have a similar event.

I'm sitting at work right now (yes, on a saturday), waiting for my client to show up and reading blogs. I read James Lileks, GayPundit, and Insta. Then I came here. Hoping that maybe I would be lucky and the woman who inspired me to blog had written.

I lucked out. Now I have to go find tissues before the next appointment.

Thank you, Michele, as always. You move emotional mountains in all of us.

good radio interview
tried to call in and say hi...alas..I didn't have anything to say and they just said they would pass it along:-)
/p.s. you sound just like I thought you would..heh

Never Forget

Never Forgive

Never Again

After all this time, the dark cloak of sadness still weighs upon us and bends our posture a little more even as the years go by. But we've all also learned to appreciate the sunshine when we see it (although, sadly, the sun is out more often than we notice it). In any event, I'm glad you posted today.

Thank you Michele.

Lincoln's words always make me cry.

He was right. I wonder if he knew how much?

God bless you and your son.
Thank you for your post.
-Joshua

Thank You all,especially Michele and Spd Rdr, for you posts. As somebody who survived the attack on the Pentagon and then had his 45th birthday, five days later, I am deeply moved.