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post #51 of 55 Old 08-14-2011, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by TaMMa89 View Post

I'm going to be naive here in my last sentence but... peace and love, people.
Naive or not, I second that statement.

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post #52 of 55 Old 08-14-2011, 02:05 AM
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I had only lived in America for two months at the time.

I had the TV on and my mom called me from England. My mother is the type to talk for a week about an insignificant news story, so she told me that a plane had hot a building in America and I turned the TV off so I could talk to her.

I then had a job interview, the traffic was terrible as everyone in MI had left work and was trying to get home. The boss was amazed that I showed up, but I didn't know what had happened. He wasn't in the mood to interview me, so took me to lunch instead.

My lasting memory, and my nightmares after watching so much TV in the next few weeks, was all of the people holding up photos behind every news camera. I could not reconcile all of the people missing and/or dead.

Slight tangent - Allison, people do have a lot of feelings for fallen heros. A K9 officer recently lost his life in the town closest to me, he was shot and killed by someone he was attempting to arrest. His dog has been retired to his pregnant widow as the dog was a hero and pulled out the officers body from the scene and would not allow another office to enter the house. There has been a public outpouring of grief for the young man who was a volunteer firefighter, served two terms in Iraq and then a K9 officer.
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post #53 of 55 Old 08-14-2011, 03:51 PM
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It hurts my heart.

I was only 10 and because of the time difference my mom woke me early in the morning with her "bad news voice." I knew it was bad, but when she explained it to me and I drowsily watched the news on TV, I didn't understand it. I was confused, but the one thing I understood was the firefighters. My dad retired this year from 25 years in the fire department and seeing them on the news footage, seeing them go into the rubble and smoke to try to save people was something I recognized.

It makes me feel patriotic, in the sense that I think the nation worked together through the tragedy, but I mostly feel sad because I just... I wish people didn't have this sort of hate or whatever it is that makes you willingly want to kill another human. Or in this case many many humans. I don't get that and I wish it didn't have to happen, no matter who you are or what country you are from. I get that there's all this political stuff and that there's a war going on, and a huge mess but it's people we're talking about. People like us. I can't wrap my mind around that. I wish I could organize this post better, but it's just a jumble in my head.

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post #54 of 55 Old 08-15-2011, 03:18 PM
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I know my post is late on this thread, but when i see it... I get reminded of why my husband had to leave right after our wedding.... im reminded of why we didnt get a honey moon and why i have to sleep alone at night...

This is the reason, i've met so many awesome military wives who have supported me and who have become my friends...

this is a reminder of why my husband and MANY many others, are amazing and brave. I'm reminded that there's a whole bigger picture out there other than me just not getting a honeymoon... I love my Marine, and many others out there as well... <3
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post #55 of 55 Old 08-15-2011, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post

Absolutely NO need to add that comment. the person who spoke of doubting that a large plane had done the damage in NO WAY was saying that they wanted more damage. this is a low blow and the thread , being a dicey subject, needs more diplomacy than that.
I do not think it was a low blow at all.

I was not there, like SR was. (Did you realize she was right there when you blew a gasket at her?) But the comment that the 'hole in the building is not big enough for a plane' is a much lower blow than anything that SR posted for sure.

Maybe you should think about who you are suggesting diplomacy to here.

I am choosing to mention the good that came that day. There was good.
We came together. We stood as one. We let our differences sit off to the side and realized that being part of this wonderful country was not something we should take for granted.

Too bad we (general we) seem to have let that thought slide by the wayside.

God bless to all those who have given their lives for this country. Thank you to them and their families.
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