View Full Version : Never Forget!

09-10-2009, 10:15 PM
The United States Flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Friday September 11, 2009 In observance of Patriot Day, fly the American flag at half-staff from sunrise until sunset.

masterson of the universe
09-10-2009, 10:23 PM
Sorry, have to correct...It's Friday, September 11th, 2009.

09-10-2009, 10:25 PM
Sorry, have to correct...It's Friday, September 11th, 2009.

Thanks so much, I fixed it. Where did Wednesday go?

09-11-2009, 06:33 AM
Thank you very much for passing along reminders. I come from a strong background of Veterans. There are many things that aren't taught or taken seriously anymore. It saddens me when people wear a hat or talk during the National Anthem.

09-11-2009, 07:01 AM
Hard day today for some of us. Arriving at ground zero about 25 hours after the attack and spending a week there was like nothing else.

09-11-2009, 07:14 AM
My heart goes out to the many spouses and children that had to continue after such terrible losses. And to the families that lost loved ones in the rescues.

09-11-2009, 07:21 AM
Like those of us who are old enough to have been around when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, we will always remember where we were when we heard of this tragedy.

09-11-2009, 08:16 AM
Please also remember the 343 Brothers who gave their lives serving others. Your community, large or small, have firefighters who serve the community and face the same perils, paid or unpaid.

Team V3
09-12-2009, 01:22 PM
Thank you for bringing this up. I can remember that day well. I was in school at KVTC and I was walking from one building to another and I saw the crowd gathered at the campus center.

09-12-2009, 08:52 PM
It seems a little surreal that this was 8 years ago. The students at my school had a nice ceremony with the chorus surrounding our flagpole and singing "God Bless America" and the "Star Spangled Banner". Interestingly very few of the students actually remember 9/11. They freshmen were only 6 years old then. The remember it sort of like how I think of JFK or Woodstock, Through news reports and books. The ceremony was short, sweet and completely student driven. That makes me feel good.

09-13-2009, 12:50 AM
On August 6th I flew in to Dallas for a national training session on Relay For Life. I arrived at the hotel 3 hours early and, since it was so close to Dealey Plaza, I walked over and stood at the spot where JFK was assasinated. There was the book repository, to my left was the grassy knoll. What a humbling experience that was. For many Americans that memory will not go away.

Now we have the date Sept. 11th that we will remember forever. 911....what an ironic number. For the first time in our lifetimes (unless you remember Pearl Harbor) the U.S. was under attack. It was here on our mainland and directed toward our way of life. Living in the U.S. we had become complacent - we have two benign countries (Canada to our north and Mexico to our south) - at our borders, but the rest of the world is "over there" across vast oceans. We seem protected here from the rest of the world. But we learned on that day that we are not.

We are surrounded by heroes every day.....police, fire, and EMS....who walk toward danger and not run from it, so that others may live. These are remarkable people whom I've worked with and around for almost 40 years. Thank you all for taking the time on Sept. 11th to reflect on how lucky we are to have them there when we need them.

10-18-2009, 06:55 PM
Life is a garden, dig it.

10-18-2009, 07:26 PM
life is a garden, dig it.