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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by limbkiller, Sep 11, 2020.
“Let’s Roll.......!“ Todd Beamer, Flight 93, 09/11/01
God bless America!
Thanks limbkiller for the remembrance! Let's ALL NEVER FORGET!
I will never ever forget. It's pretty sad looking back but September 12th 2001 was the last time I really felt like we were one nation, no antifa, no blm. Just united Americans.
I will never forget.
God bless the Americans lost that day....and God bless the Americans and our allies who took up the fight to root out those responsible.
God please place the tools in our hands to prevent this from every happening again.....and the wisdom to use those tools with precision.
God bless America.
We will never forget that day.
God Bless America!
I was going back thru some pics from the 9/11 museum and tour we took a few years back to see if there were any that might be appropriate to post. The emotions came flooding back and range from sadness to anger. I think it best to not post any pics but if you ever get the chance to visit I highly recommend it. God Bless all that serve and God Bless America.
He threw a strike, from the mound, wearing a vest. The USA chants get me every time. I will never forget.
It brings tears to my eyes every September 11th remembering that day! It’s like I am watching it happening again every time! I can see it so vividly
These are from the flight 93 Memorial in Johnstown PA. If you've never been I suggest you try to make a trip, its.... well words can't describe how I felt walking around there. The photo with the Big Rock marks the impact zone the others show the debris field and the Wall of names, the last pic is looking back toward the Flight 93 Memorial this one is the flight path of the plane before it impacted.
On 9/11 my older son and I saw the second plane hit as he was getting ready for school and I for work. Didn't have the volume up all the way on the tv at first, just as I turned it up he walked and asked what I was watching. We were both speechless. 2 years later he enlisted.
I typically don't watch any of the various shows Nat Geo and Discovery have been airing. However nearly ten years after the attack Nat Geo had an hour long show that was an interview with President Bush. It was amazing. He didn't hold anything back describing what that day and the following were like.
He didn't always do things that I agreed with but I always liked and respected him. It was rerun last night and I watched it again. Fascinating hour. No interviewer, the only voice was the President's with lots of photos and footage. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it. I know it's on YouTube, possibly Nat Geo's website as well.
Trying to find it on YouTube.
Found it. Thank you sir. Please Tell your son that I thank him for his service.
Just going to leave this right here....
A day late...my apologies (was working back-to-back double shifts...)
I'll never forget....
On the morning of 9/11 I was at a table with 2 FBI Agents. The three of us had just completed a speaking engagement about Terrorism on 9/10 in Absecon, NJ for the Insurance Industry (at the time, I was an IT exec with a Re-insurance company and a Naval Reserve Intelligence Officer with a background in Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations).
As we sat at the table, we saw the commotion around some TV sets. The 3 of us got up, walked over and saw what was unfolding. We looked at each other and all 3 of us immediately knew what was happening (caveat: In the Reserves, I was part of a team focusing on Terror Groups and AQ since 1999 and had just finished a few month active duty rotation with a SEAL Team doing live fire workups involving surveillance and take-downs of terrorist training camps in mountainous regions....).
Within a few minutes, all 3 of our pagers (yes, we had pagers back then, LOL) went off. My Command reached out and I was immediately put on alert. I had to drive like a bat out of hell back up into NY, passing lines of traffic and cars just pulled off the side of the road (luckily, a NJSP Trooper pulled me over, I explained what was happening and he gave me an escort up into NY).
Within 2 weeks, I was mobilized and started the first of two 1-year back-to-back deployments...yup, spent 1 year (Sep '01 - Oct '02) then came home for 3 months and then was pulled for a second year (Jan '03 - Feb '04)....2 years away from my wife (now ex-wife), my Son, my Daughter, my family, my friends. 2 years of traversing some crappy places (and not so crappy....spent some time in Norfolk, VA...LOL). 2 years of seeing and doing things I never thought I'd ever do or see. 2 years of an intense operational tempo the likes that took me about 3 years to finally come down from when I transitioned back to "civilian" life (and I didn't really...heck, became LE at 41yrs old 11 years ago! LOL). 2 years of making some wonderful friends, losing some wonderful friends, and seeing the blessed side of humanity and the ugly side of humanity....2 years of doing my best to avenge for those lives lost on that day.
I've attended funerals for those who fell....was support for some who came back missing pieces (physically and mentally)...and have been a stalwart supporter of eradicating Extremism and Extremist groups as I had seen first hand the destruction they bestowed on innocent people (women, children, fathers, husbands, brothers, sisters....) who just wanted to have the best lives they could.
Will I ever forget? HELL NO....it will be forever a deep and defining part of me....and for ANYONE who dares to say "it didn't matter" or "we over-reacted" or "we brought it upon ourselves" or anything else disparaging....will have a very pissed of 6'3" 220lb seething beast to contend with.
Thank You @zipper046
Thank you for serving our country and the sacrifices you made. Much obliged sir.
Thank you LK,
A little late to the thread. Work pic from years back.