Never forget!!!

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  1. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
  2. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    “Let’s Roll.......!“ Todd Beamer, Flight 93, 09/11/01
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  3. RIS

    RIS Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2019
    God bless America!
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  4. pcar157

    pcar157 Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2019
    Thanks limbkiller for the remembrance! Let's ALL NEVER FORGET!
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  5. Boldkarma

    Boldkarma Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2019
    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.
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  6. Lineman1982

    Lineman1982 Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2018
  7. Dub

    Dub born in the wrong century

    Mar 19, 2017
    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.
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  8. SF180A

    SF180A Active Member

    Jun 29, 2019
    We will never forget that day.
    God Bless America!
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  9. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    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.
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  10. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017

    He threw a strike, from the mound, wearing a vest. The USA chants get me every time. I will never forget.
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  11. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    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:cry:
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  12. TJC357

    TJC357 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 18, 2011
    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. 20180331_125109.jpg 20180331_124957.jpg 20180331_124950.jpg 20180331_124948.jpg 20180331_124343.jpg 20180331_124336.jpg
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  13. Doc45

    Doc45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2018
    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.

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  14. Lineman1982

    Lineman1982 Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2018
    Trying to find it on YouTube.

    Found it. Thank you sir. Please Tell your son that I thank him for his service.
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  15. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    Just going to leave this right here....
  16. zipper046

    zipper046 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2013
    A day 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 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.

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  17. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
  18. Lineman1982

    Lineman1982 Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2018
    Thank you for serving our country and the sacrifices you made. Much obliged sir.
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  19. cgff

    cgff Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2015
    8663386D-C2AD-4494-86EA-62EC6CD3C1AB.jpeg Thank you LK,
    A little late to the thread. Work pic from years back.
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