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Never Forget

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  • Amen

  • Meleah

    Yup.

  • Sigh.

  • I agree completely Meleah!!!!

  • Every time Sept. 11 draws near, I always think about it, too.

  • I remember too.

  • It was a moment which people would always remember what they were doing at that time.

  • Yo Momma

    Whenever I think about that day, I think about being in New Orleans and how we were so far away from you & our family. It was horrifying enough without being able to touch or see you. Richard, Bob & Lee in New York — Bob downtown — no cell service, no phone lines going through. Who was where? Are they safe? Adam, you and Justin believed safe, but so unreachable. Would my parents have a heart attack from the news? Would they be okay? Even exhausted, after driving all the way back home three days later, we still had to find you and touch you and hold you before we could stop shaking.

  • Perfect tribute and reminder Meleah!

  • British flag?

  • Meleah

    MOMMY: Scariest. Day. EVER.

  • I actually forgot until I came here. Seriously.

    Really bad day. But the never forget attitude means that we should be at a constant state of war. We should still be bombing Japan. It might be more important to remember the actual people that died. Or why some people want to attack us. Or that people are still dying because of the “never forget” attitude. Much more than 3000 people have died as a result of our actions after this event.

    We forget death on a massive scale in other areas of our lives all the time. While war is a necessary thing, I’d rather move forward and try to preserve as many lives as possible, rather than let a mantra dictate my actions.

  • Greg. You’re awesome.

  • Meleah

    LESLIE:… I told you !! Greg is awesomeness.

  • I will forever have horrible memories of this day, watching it unfold in front of me on television; horrified, transfixed, forever changed by the act of utter hatred and cruelty.

    Lest we forget.

  • I agree. I just finished my statement to that effect, feeling sure that everyones had, before I started surfing around.

    SA

  • I agree with Greg. …did I just write that? 😉

    My heart goes out to all of the families who lost loved ones on that day, and every day since the “war on terror” began.

  • Yes, it was the worst day ever. It felt like the world was coming to an end. Let’s hope something like this never happens again. My thoughts go out to all who lost someone that awful day.

  • Meleah

    I don’t support the WAR, but I do support the troops. I will never ‘get over’ that day. And I will never forget the people who went to work only to jump of of the windows of an exploding building. Those images are TATTOOED on my brain.

    I will never forget the families that lost loved ones, or the heroes that died, and ARE still DYING because of that day.

    just sayin’

  • What does support the troops mean? Which troops? Support them doing what? The troops don’t and can’t really make many decisions that conflict with their orders, so there is nothing to support. It’s not like they had a vote and decided to fight.

    The only troops that can be supported are the decision makers, the generals and the commander in chief. So far their strategy hasn’t been too effective. So I don’t support the troops.

    This is another mantra created that sounds like we should be screaming it. It sounds like we mean we should protect our troops, but that’s not what it actually says. It implies that because a military troop’s purpose is to fight, we should support them no matter who they fight. That’s not reasonable. We can’t summarize our feelings about war or death in a catch phrase.

    I’d rather not support our troops and see them come back in one piece to their families. Maybe we should support our troops families instead and help get their loved ones home as quickly as possible. Language is a powerful thing, so we have to be careful what we say.

  • Meleah

    Greg: … I was simply paraphrasing.

    LESLIES POST was one of the best pieces written about this years 9-11 anniversary.

    YOU WOULD APPRECIATE IT. (go check it out.)

    I know I need to be “more clear” sometimes…I need to start taking my time in choosing my words wisely.

    I LOVE that you challenge me to THINK harder and WORK harder to find a better word(s) to explain what I am trying to say.

  • FV

    I know the feeling Mel.
    When I a youngin’ I lived in Belleville New Jersey and from a distance I could see the twin towers, barely but visible. A year after Sept 11 I went back to my parents house and climbed to the roof just like I did when I was younger and glazing over the distance the twin towers where no more. Sad, and anger set in as there was nothing I or my family or anyone could have done to stop such act.

    My cousin knew few people who are not longer with us. He worked for Citibank and luckily he was sick that day and didn’t take his daily train ride to NYC.

    *bless their souls, as they are all heroes to me*

    FV

  • God bless all those who fell on that day and all those who still suffer whether it be from sorrow, illness or despair. My family and I will always think of you.

  • We remember…

  • Couldn’t agree more.

  • Meleah, I’m not picking on you specifically on this one. All of us do this because it’s much easier to say a sentence then express what we mean. Politicians know this so they give us catch phrases to use that are general enough to “paraphrase” a wide range of feelings. They then take the mantra as their own. So when they say stuff like, “Never forget” or “Support the troops” it is a knee jerk reaction to think they are like minded when in fact they probably aren’t. It makes politicians look like they have more support for their personal policies than what people actually feel.

    Politics are full of these phrases:

    “Support the troops” and “Never forget” but also:

    “We fight them there so we don’t have to fighter them here.”

    “pro-life” and “pro-choice” (both use feelings about areas outside the actual issue)

    “Manifest Destiny” (an oldie but a goodie)

    I’ll leave the rest to all’y’all.

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