Memories of 9/11/01  

lovemetouchme5 52F
1534 posts
9/11/2006 7:54 pm

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9/13/2006 6:35 pm

Memories of 9/11/01

I think the question of today on a lot of people's blogs is.."Where were you on 9/11/01? I was at work. My co-workers and I were out on break when another teacher came out and told us about what had happened. Since we had no access to a television, none of us saw anything until we got home from work. I remember watching the news broadcast the planes hitting the towers over and over again. WOW!!! was the only thing we could say, as tears ran down our faces.

A friend of the family is a member of Missouri Task Force 1, and he was called along with around 40 (I think) other members to catch the next plane (the Air Force flew them since all airport traffic was cancelled) to New York to help with the rescue and recovery. They also took two K-9 units to assist in their search.

The MOTF-1 unit was only gone for two weeks, but when they returned they were given a "hero's" welcome. All the fire departments joined forces and parked their engines on almost ALL of the overpasses along the highway that they would be traveling for at least 40 miles! Each fire truck displayed American flags for the MOTF-1 to see. It was totally awesome!

Listening to their stories, it was obvious that the experience changed their lives forever. My friend was never the same after that. I don't think anyone was the same.

To everyone that reads this post:

God Bless the U.S.A.
By Lee Greenwood

If tomorrow all the things were gone Iíd worked for all my life,
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife.
Iíd thank my lucky stars to be living here today,
ĎCause the flag still stands for freedom and they canít take that away.

And Iím proud to be an American where at least I know Iím free.
And I wonít forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And Iíd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
ĎCause there ainít no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee,
across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea,

From Detroit down to Houston and New York to LA,
Well, thereís pride in every American heart,
and itís time to stand and say:

Iím proud to be an American where at least I know Iím free.
And I wonít forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And Iíd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
ĎCause there ainít no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.



brute472 76M
3480 posts
9/11/2006 10:29 pm

9/11 has affected every free thinking person in the world.
May they rest in peace.


lovemetouchme5 replies on 9/13/2006 6:41 pm:
Unfortunately, people only seem to remember this when it's the anniversary. They should remember it ALL THE TIME.

silverbreeze2 67F

9/12/2006 4:12 pm

    Quoting rm_mzhunyhole:
    That song is one of my favorites..it about gives me goosebumps.GOD BLESS THE U S A!!!
I agree with MzHuny, that song gives me goosebumps!


lovemetouchme5 replies on 9/13/2006 6:44 pm:
Me TOO!!! In fact all patriotic songs give me the chills, especially when there are fireworks with them!

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