Remembering 9-11

Posted by courage On August - 25 - 2009

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There are moments for every generation which impact the psyche and remain firmly attached in the mind; sadly these moments are usually times that shake the foundation of the world as we know it.  As a young girl, I remember watching the funeral procession for JFK; as an adult, I remember the uncertainty as the horrendous acts of 9-11 shook everyone’s world.

It began as a typical day, suddenly rumors spread through the shop that planes were crashing into New York buildings.  Someone found a radio and we stayed glued to the newscasts attempting to understand what was occurring.  As the day progressed and more information was available, it became obvious that the United States was under attack.  The sky above the shop, normally busy with air traffic became eerily silent as the FAA grounded all public and private aircraft.

The workday ended, we filed out of the shop anxious to learn additional news and dreading the visual impact television reports would undoubtedly implant in our minds.

We came together on this day; numb with horror yet now aware of how segments of the world hated us solely because of the freedoms we enjoy as American’s.  Those freedoms, unparalleled in the world and vilified by societies which firmly entrench ideological control over their populations, were born from the blood of many generations of patriots.  Individual’s who sacrificed their very being, so future generations could cherish the freedoms that some in the world seek to destroy.

September 11, 2001 has meaning; it stands as a day when our freedom as a nation was threatened.  Afterward, we stood shoulder to shoulder embracing, nurturing and supporting each other, knowing the psychological impact the stark reality of these events held for us as a nation.  That moment and the days which followed should not be erased from our minds; they were the best of the American spirit, a tragedy which bonded us together in pain, mourning and a renewed sense of what it means to live in a free country and the dangers associated with that ideology.

So I ask why… why, is the current administration attempting to blur those memories and replace them with fuzzy warm feelings? As stated by Obama ally, Lennox Yearwood in an article here The American Spectator : Obama’s Plan to Desecrate 9/11

On the Aug. 11 call, Yearwood and other leaders kept saying repeatedly that they wanted 9/11 to be used for something “positive,” “forward-leaning,” and “productive,” said a source with knowledge of the teleconference.

How does the present Admin plan on doing this?  Answer: By announcing on 9-11-2009 in Layette Park Washington D.C. his own personal Army by way of his “Civilian Community Service Corps.”

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Back to the American Spectator article:

They view Sept. 11 as a “Republican” day because it focuses the public on supposedly “Republican” issues like patriotism, national security, and terrorism. According to liberals, 9/11 was long ago hijacked by Republicans and their enablers and unfairly used to bludgeon helpless Democrats at election time.

On Aug. 4, the White House offered a glimpse into its plans to desecrate 9/11 for political advantage. Jones appeared in a largely ignored 33-minute video posted on the official blog of the White House to discuss the administration’s plan to flush 9/11 down the memory hole just as it has tried to do by rechristening the Global War on Terror the “Overseas Contingency Operations.”

Of this National Day of Service, Jones says little except that it will be a great opportunity “for people to connect, to find other people in your peer group who are also passionate about repowering America but also greening up America and cleaning up America.”

Let me get this correct, the admin on a day which should be somber in remembrance, is just another political stage to push through more policy initiatives.

September 11 is a day for the American people, it is NOT a day which should have overt political ideology thrust into the center of it, like a cancer eating away at the memories and emotions of the American people.

I for one, am beyond fed-up with the current admin and how they continually attempt to place politics and their agenda above freedom, liberty and the soul of America.

2 Responses to “Remembering 9-11”

  1. Roberta says:

    As I remember 9-11 I recall already being on a plane from Dullas after leaving Washington DC to fly back home after meetings. we push back from the gates only to return a short time later they didn’t tell us what was wrong . the door opens I turn my cell phone on to call the office and tell them my flight would be late can’t get any call out the lines are jammed. we get back into the terrminal and see it and I wonder if my friends in the WTC are ok they are not 6 are gone forever, The bank gets me my hotel for the night close to the pentagon I can see the smoke from the windo of my room as I watch the news . this is the 1st time it hits me I am away from family I have people from work with me but not the same. IF WE AS AMERICAN EVER FORGET WHAT HAS HAPPENED ON THIS DAY 9-11-2001 SHAME ON US . Call Shout tell people where you were what you felt remember the anger the feeling you had stand up for your rights. Tell them this is the UNITED STATES of AMERICA not France , Germany, or the old USSR. We are Americans the greatest country on the earth.

    Roberta

  2. courage says:

    Absolutely Roberta.. the emotions and pain we felt as the implications stung our minds and hearts over what occurred on 9-11-2001 should never be forgotten. They serve as a reminder of our freedom and of how some would like to destroy that freedom at any cost.

    9-11-2001 has meaning, regardless of how the current admin would like to twist this into political gain.. We The People.. will never forget.