THERE WILL BE MUCH WRITTEN ABOUT THE COMMEMORATION OF THIS DAY BY PEOPLE FAR MORE INTELLIGENT AND ELOQUENT THAN I AM.HERE IS MY POOR CONTRIBUTION.PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH THE REST OF US ABOUT HOW YOU’RE FEELING.
Everybody remembers where they were when they first heard the news that awful day.I was in the basement of a metal recycling plant picking up dirty uniforms and listening to Don&Roma on my little radio when the news broke about a plane hitting one of the towers.At first it was thought to be a small plane like the one that had struck a building in Dallas recently.When the news came of a second plane hitting the other tower it flushed over everyone that something was terribly wrong.
Some networks pulled their broadcasts that evening and one simply showed a single burning candle with soft music playing.We saw images of people,covered in dust fleeing for their lives.Some 200 jumped from the upper stories rather than be burned alive or asphyxiated.Firemen and policemen rushed into buildings to save people giving no thought to their own safety.
For a brief period of time the world stood with us.The press put their perpetual criticism of the president on hold for about two weeks before the criticism of how he reacted that day as he read to some young schoolchildren started.Through it all,President Bush showed himself to be a true leader in time of crisis.He was unsurprisingly given no credit for holding the country together during our darkest hour.
The pain was unbearable.
The heroes were unforgettable.
Bashing the president for not stopping it unforgivable.
PRESIDENTS BUSH AND CLINTON SPOKE AT THE FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL YESTERDAY.SEE IF YOU CAN MAKE IT THROUGH THIS VIDEO WITHOUT TEARING UP AND GETTING A KNOT IN YOUR STOMACH.I COULDN’T DO IT.
I HAVE NO PARTICULAR LOVE FOR PRESIDENT CLINTON,BUT I URGE YOU TO CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE HIS SPEECH YESTERDAY.HE TRANSCENDS PARTISAN POLITICS IN A WAY I DIDN’T THINK HE WAS CAPABLE OF.
THIS IS THE LARGEST FREE-STANDING FLAG IN THE WORLD
MEMORIAL SERVICE HEARS TRIBUTE FROM 9 YEAR OLD BOY TO THE 9/11 FIREMAN FATHER HE NEVER KNEW
WHILE THE FORMER PRESIDENTS WERE GIVING HEARTFELT SPEECHES AT THE FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL,THE CURRENT PRESIDENT WAS BAGGING GUMBO