Sep 11 2009

9/11 8 Years Later…Never Forget

Published by at 1:55 pm under All General Discussions

Since AJStrata is stuck in meetings today I thought I would at least post something short to commemorate the 8th Anniversary of one of the worst events in our history. Eight years ago we were brought together over this tragedy, but we have lost that sense of unity against our enemies. Never forget the people who lost their lives to this terrorist attack. Never forget the emergency personnel who came to the rescue and those who lost their lives to save people. Never forget the soldiers we have lost or those who continue to fight to bring these terrorists to justice. Never forget where you were and how you felt on this day eight years ago.

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2 Responses to “9/11 8 Years Later…Never Forget”

  1. Paul_In_Houston says:

    As some of you may be aware, The Won is seeking to desecrate 9/11 as a “Day of National Service” instead, with the excuse that “We need to move on”.

    I recall, years ago when we were toppling the Taliban rule in Afghanistan, the Taliban leader Mullah Omar whining to some journalist that we should “Get over it!”.

    To which my response must be not only “No!”, but “Hell No!!!”.

    Like many, I was at work on that day, learning of it when co-workers told me to check out CNN on the internet, and watched it play out, watching with horror when the buildings collapsed with so many still inside.

    The next day, Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts, normally a fairly angry liberal, wrote a column ( reproduced at WTC Trbute – We’ll Go Forward From this Moment ) in which he observed…

    Let me tell you about my people. We are a vast and quarrelsome family, a family rent by racial, social, political and class division, but a family nonetheless. We’re frivolous, yes, capable of expending tremendous emotional energy on pop cultural minutiae — a singer’s revealing dress, a ball team’s misfortune, a cartoon mouse.

    We’re wealthy, too, spoiled by the ready availability of trinkets and material goods, and maybe because of that, we walk through life with a certain sense of blithe entitlement.

    We are fundamentally decent, though — peace-loving and compassionate. We struggle to know the right thing and to do it. And we are, the overwhelming majority of us, people of faith, believers in a just and loving God.

    Some people — you, perhaps — think that any or all of this makes us weak. You’re mistaken. We are not weak. Indeed, we are strong in ways that cannot be measured by

    And concluded with…

    So I ask again: What was it you hoped to teach us? It occurs to me that maybe you just wanted us to know the depths of your hatred. If that’s the case, consider the message received. And take this message in exchange:

    You don’t know my people.
    You don’t know what we’re capable of.
    You don’t know what you just started

    But you’re about to learn.

    THIS is how I’ll remember 9/11, for a VERY long time to come.

  2. lurker9876 says:

    There is two things that I will forget about September 11…the “Interfaith Day of Service” and the “National Day of Service”.

    We must forget this bill signed by Obama. I just cannot believe that too many Republicans voted for this bill.

    We must always remember September as well as we remember the “Day of Infamy”.