September 11, 2010

Remembering September 11, 2001 on September 11, 2010

Remember the victims. Keep them and their families in your prayers.

Never forget:

Never forget this or this, either (note the commentator in the second vid, who I believe may be Katie Couric, half-justifying the celebrations):

UPDATE: Captain Ed hits home — “…we no longer have the luxury of indulging in sheer ignorance as we did through September 10th, 2001.” We really didn’t then either, which too many would like us to forget. You’ll note that they’re working to ensure it.

Josh Mandel on 9/11: ‘We Will Never Forget’

Filed under: MSM Biz/Other Ignorance,Positivity — Tom @ 7:00 am

Reprinted from a year ago.

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I received this from Mr. Mandel yesterday in an e-mail:

This week, we will mark the eighth anniversary of the September 11th attacks that forever changed our nation. We will never forget those who lost their lives in that tragedy, nor will we forget those who have since paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country safe.

As a Marine serving in Iraq, I can tell you that I was inspired knowing that hard-working, patriotic Americans from across the nation were saying prayers, writing letters and flying their flags in support of all of our troops overseas.

It reminded me of the movement that spread like lightning through our country on 9/11 and the days to follow. We weren’t Republicans or Democrats…we were Americans.

September 11th might not be an official holiday, but I hope you will urge all of your family, friends and neighbors to fly their flag and tell their children and grandchildren what it means to be free.

As a great President once said, “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

On the …. anniversary of these attacks, please take a moment to not only remember the lives that were lost, but the responsibility incumbent upon us to keep their memory, and the freedom for which so many have sacrificed, alive for future generations.

Positivity: September 11, The Ninth Anniversary; A Legacy of Heroes

Filed under: Positivity,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 12:01 am

From a press release published in a Georgia newspaper on September 2:

… As the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks approaches, everyone should pause in remembrance of the brave public servants that we lost. Many police officers, firefighters, and other emergency management personnel, gave their lives that tragic day. In their chosen careers, they understood the danger and were prepared to confront it head on. President Bush commented that a firefighter’s first act of bravery is taking the oath to serve. Such courage and dedication are indelible traits of these public servants.

The attacks forced us to reflect and refocus on our appreciation of freedom and the burden of safeguarding it. On a September 11 long ago, in fact it was 1777, Thomas Paine remarked, ‘Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it”. Our civilian emergency management leaders, firefighters, and law enforcement personnel understand this solemn truth.

… When others run from disaster, these public servants run into the line of fire. Their mission is to protect our communities, including schools, churches, and homes. Most of these public servants have their own families. Many of them are following in the footsteps of parents who were law enforcement professionals or firefighters.

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, citizens examined their hearts. They stopped to appreciate the quality of life that we enjoy by spending additional time with their children; taking in the natural beauty of the environment; and visiting monuments and landmarks dedicated to the history of the United States.

On the ninth anniversary of September 11, 2001, we must ponder how the attacks changed life in America . . . . and how the attacks changed us personally, in order to ensure that the deaths of the brave public servants were not in vain.

The courageous passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 took action on that day nine years ago that probably saved the lives of scores of people in Washington D.C. They banded together and stood up to evil.

The military and civilian personnel working in the Pentagon who were killed that day were playing an integral role in the defense of our nation. On a recent trip to Washington, I spent time at the September 11 Pentagon Memorial in prayer and reflection on their sacrifice and the blessings of our nation.

And of course, the largest group of deceased, the civilians who perished in the World Trade Center, was engaged as key players in a hallmark of our way of life: a strong and prosperous economy.

The legacies of all the deceased should embolden each of us to search for opportunities to make our country stronger.

Go here to read the entire item.