9/11 – A Tribute

I remember, as I’m sure we all do, exactly where I was on 9/11/2001. Based on the timing, at approximately 10:00am that morning Flight 93 had to fly almost directly over my car as I was driving to State College, PA. In addition, my little brother was working in Manhattan at the time, and I obviously couldn’t reach him on his cell phone.

It’s been eleven years, and still I have no words, no pithy summation. I have nothing but prayers for the survivors and the fallen, their family and their loved ones.

This video has been around for a few years now (2007), and has accumulated over 3 million hits. You may have already seen it. Regardless, I’m including it here due to its power, and because being mindful of history is the only way we can hope to not repeat it.

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7 responses to “9/11 – A Tribute

  1. Never forget.
    Never forget that day.
    Never forget that the war still wages on.

      • And this morning we wake up to find that Muslim Extremists (Terrorists) have likely killed the U.S. Ambassador to Libya. Why? Because of an indie film that isn’t flattering to Mohammed. Makes sense, right?

        It reminds me of all of the liberals and artsy types that were killed by Christians over the Maplethorpe Exhibit over the Andres Serrano photograph titled “Piss Christ”, depicting a crucifix in a jar of urine. (Oh, wait, there weren’t any killings….)

        The publicly funded National Endowment for the Arts, in response to the outcry, stated: “(The NEA) is expressly forbidden in its authorizing legislation from interfering with the artistic choices made by its grantees…The National Endowment for the Arts supports the right of grantee organizations to select, on artistic criteria, their artist-recipients and present their work, even though sometimes the work may be deemed controversial and offensive to some individuals.”

        I’m sure they’ll have the same retort to this film and the Ambassador’s murder.

        • Attacking and killing over a MOVIE? An INSULT (perceived or otherwise)?? Truly insane.
          And if you missed it, the American Embassy already Tweeted out what at best could be perceived as an apology.
          Disgusting.

          I don’t think you need to be a foreign policy hardliner to appreciate Charles Krauthammer’s suggested response to this:
          “Go to h***”.

          • Yes! We sincerely APOLOGIZE for the freedom of our citizens who have the First Amendment rights, even if one doesn’t agree with their comments or artistic expressions. I’m sure that the administration TOLD the embassy exactly what to Tweet so that they could “calm” the offended. Hey, you don’t want to hack off those Muslims! Christians? Well, you can just trample ALL OVER them.

            Krauthammer was kinder in his words that I would have EVER been…..

  2. Reblogged this on Two Heads are Better Than One and commented:

    Never forget…

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