Friday, September 11, 2009

9/11 Remembered

“I don't know about you, but moderation and restraint is not what I felt when I watched the twin towers crumble to the ground, a side of the Pentagon destroyed, and almost 3,000 of our fellow citizens perish in flames and rubble.” - Karl Rove


Eight years ago today one of the most horrific acts of terrorism in the history of mankind occurred less than 2-1/2 hours away from where I live. There is still no way to adequately describe the shock, dismay, and overwhelming sadness that I, like millions around the world, felt that day. I still don't understand that kind of hatred and I probably never will. To be honest, I don't ever want to as I am sure I would have lost a lot of my own humanity if I ever could understand or, heaven forbid, feel such hatred for my fellow human beings.

I wrote those very same words two years ago but they apply as much today as they did then. 9/11 was an act of terrorism - not some government plot to start a senseless war and I am appalled and disgusted with those who would suggest such a thing. To those people - including that asshat Charlie Sheen - I say get the hell out of America if it's so bad and don't let the Statute of Liberty kick you in the ass on the way out. Shame on you.

We should never forget those who died in the terror attacks - both those innocent victims on the four planes, the innocent people at the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and those heroic victims who gave their own lives to save those of their fellow men. May God continue to bless the families and friends of those whose lives were lost on 9/11 as they relive that horrifying day and may God give the rest of us the knowledge to remember what happened and why and not gloss it over these eight years later.
"On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering ...to America." - President George W. Bush

12 comments:

  1. you know, eight years later I still taste the fear and feel the sadness...

    You basically summed up how I feel about those conspiracy theorists...it was what it was -- an egregious attack on our country, our people, and our way of life.

    May God bless the souls of those who perished. May God grant their families/friends strength, wisdom, and faith.

    I hope is that we can re-gather the unity and resolve from the days following and learn to move forward so this doesn't happen again.

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  2. It's something no-one is likely to forget. :(

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  3. Very well said, Linda. Every word!

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  4. This is beautifully written, Linda.

    I also am appalled at conspiracy theorists.

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  5. One of the few times I have ever agreed with a far right commentator was this wonderful column by Lucianne Goldberg. Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you. No matter what happens in life, you cannot live it in fear.

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  6. P.S. I'm glad you had a wonderful 51st birthday, Duchess Linda ;-)

    You certainly deserve it!

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  7. I will always remember the events of that day.

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  8. Wally and I just watched FOX' special one hour special - it's an older one but it starts off with the light banter on the a.m. show and then the reports about the plane hitting the first tower. It progresses throughout the rest of that day. It's amazing that all of that comes back in a heartbeat and I still cry when I see Lisa Beamer's sweet face. "Let's Roll!"
    In a way, I guess this is how my parents felt about Pearl Harbor, only this was different for us, as it was here, on our soil.
    Thanks for a beautiful post...As for the stupid conspiracy theorists? Send them to Area 54 ! They're all morons.

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  9. This year it really hit me and I wasn't even able to write a post about 9/11. I pray that this brings us together again since we are so far apart in the US again.

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  10. The pain, frustration, and anger is still there. We'll never forget. I remember that only too well. Big hugs...

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  11. We all need to remember...always.

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  12. I agree with you 110%. I loved the line "don't let the Statute of Liberty kick you in the ass on the way out."

    Very well said, Linda.

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