Remembering 9-11

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  1. Deb

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    Remembering 9-11


    I know a lot of group emails are making the rounds...reminding everyone to fly an American Flag on the fifth anniversary of that tragic event......and to remember it in your own way...but maybe we can remember it in ours our tribute to those brave Americans on that day that lost their lives.... you remember what you were doing when you first found out the news? And your thoughts?

    I'll tell you mine...I was working as a tutor at an elementary school part time. I didnt get a lot of news but we were getting snippets. At the time another plane had rounded Hopkins Airport in Cleveland.... My kids were at a different school...and there was a TV in the office and they heard that way....and I couldnt get to them......As parents started to hear the news....they starting for the next few hours picking their kids up.....and the ones left behind....were scared. They knew something was going on..but didnt know what...and were worried when no one came for them as well.....and we weren't allowed to say the ones that were left ...I ended up playing....checkers....monopoly keep them preoccupied and lots of hugs.....
  2. Deb

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    someone sent me this...


    Two thousand one, nine eleven
    Three thousand plus arrive in heaven
    As they pass through the gate,
    Thousands more appear in wait

    A bearded man with stovepipe hat
    Steps forward saying, "Lets sit, lets chat"
    They settle down in seats of clouds
    A man named Martin shouts out proud
    "I have a dream!" and once he did
    The Newcomer said, "Your dream still lives."

    Groups of soldiers in blue and gray
    Others in khaki, and green then say
    "We're from Bull Run, Yorktown, the Maine"
    The Newcomer said, "You died not in vain."

    From a man on sticks one could hear
    "The only thing we have to fear.
    The Newcomer said, "We know the rest,
    Trust us sir, we've passed that test."

    "Courage doesn't hide in caves
    You can't bury freedom, in a grave,"
    The Newcomers had heard this voice before
    A distinct Yankees twang from Hyannisport shores

    A silence fell within the mist
    Somehow the Newcomer knew that this
    Meant time had come for her to say
    What was in the hearts of the five thousand plus that day

    "Back on Earth, we wrote reports,
    Watched our children play in sports
    Worked our gardens, sang our songs
    Went to church and clipped coupons

    We smiled, we laughed,
    we cried, we fought
    Unlike you, great we're not"

    The tall man in the stovepipe hat
    Stood and said, "Don't talk like that!
    Look at your country, look and see
    You died for freedom, just like me"

    Then, before them all appeared a scene
    Of rubbled streets and twisted beams
    Death, destruction, smoke and dust
    And people working just 'cause they must

    Hauling ash, lifting stones,
    Knee deep in hell, but not alone
    "Look! Blackman, Whiteman, Brownman, Yellowman
    Side by side helping their fellow man!"

    So said Martin, as he watched the scene
    "Even from nightmares, can be born a dream."
    Down below three firemen raised
    The colors high into ashen haze

    The soldiers above had seen it before
    On Iwo Jima back in '45
    The man on sticks studied everything closely
    Then shared his perceptions on what he saw mostly

    "I see pain, I see tears,
    I see sorrow -- but I don't see fear."
    "You left behind husbands and wives
    Daughters and sons and so many lives
    Are suffering now because of this wrong
    But look very closely. You're not really gone.

    All of those people, even those who've never met you
    All of their lives, they'll never forget you
    Don't you see what has happened?
    Don't you see what you've done?
    You've brought them together, together as one.

    With that the man in the stovepipe hat said
    "Take my hand," and from there he led
    Three thousand plus heroes, Newcomers to heaven
    On this day, two thousand one, nine eleven

    Author UNKNOWN (What a shame!)
  3. jksmith269

    jksmith269 Proud Navy Veteran 1990-1995

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    Very touching...I remember where I was. I went to pay a bill that AM and on my way I heard the first report that a "Sesnua" had hit the trade center on my way back I heard another plane had hit the second tower.... later in the day I don't remember exactly how long reports were coming in about planes being sent to the nearest airports.... I gathered my kids in front of the tv and told them to never forget this, it's their job in the future to make sure this never happens again.... GOD bless America and all the free loving people around the world and a Shout out to my Brothers and sisters in arms you are not forgotten and in my prayers....
  4. ka0tik

    ka0tik Cowboy for Life

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    I remember that day, i was gettin ready for school. Tv was turned on the news and I heard about a plane crashing in a building. i was like whoa! but really did not pay attention to it. I went off to school, and later that day they had us watching the TV and my Social Studies teacher, was tellin us all about it. Everyone was in disbelief. Came home, and thats all we practically watched. I will never forget that day. for two reasons, one its my dads b-day, and two 9-11 the tragedy.

    RIP fellow americans.

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