I wrote the blogs listed below to express my feelings about The Day That Changed America. I will never be able to adequately describe that day or its effect on my life, but I will continue to try and … I will always remember September 11, 2001.
During a trip to New York last month, I asked my associate, a long-time resident, about ‘that day.’ His reactions and memories were, I’m certain, tempered over time, but I could still feel the trauma behind his words as he described the impact on friends, neighbors, colleagues and even his two daughters who were in Manhattan, near the Twin Towers that morning. As he spoke of lost friends, those who were widowed (one friend was one of the few bodies that authorities were able to easily identify: he jumped to his death), his voice filled with emotion as he recounted waiting for his daughters to return home. After the attacks, the city went into lockdown — buses and subways stopped running. Minutes seem like hours to a parent who fears for his childrens’ lives. The girls finally arrived home, to grateful and relieved parents, very late that evening.
All of us have our memories of that horrible day. While those who lived at or near Ground Zero, the Pentagon or that vacant field in Pennsylvania experienced the event in a more intense and personal manner, September 11 affected all Americans. Our thoughts are with the survivors and our gratitude, always, to the first responders who taught us that we truly live in the “home of the brave.”
Anti-American Hostilities – From Within and Without
The Enemy From Without Arrives – 9/11
September 11 is this generation’s “day that will live in infamy.” We commemorate the 10th anniversary of the perilous strikes on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and the hijacked plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania with memorials, tributes and television specials that offer a disturbing déjà vu of those awful events on that beautiful sunny morning in 2001… Continued … The Enemy
Why Every American is a Victim of 9/11 …
First, The Bold Pursuit offers our condolences to those most affected by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001: the families, friends and associates of the victims. We also wish to pay tribute to the first responders who taught us the true meaning of heroism.
Nine years after that dreadful morning, the Cordoba Initiative, led by Chairman Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, plans to construct a $100 million, 13-story Islamic center, including a mosque. Chairman Imam Rauf is quoted as saying, “I wouldn’t say that the United States deserved what happened [on September 11th], but the United States policies were an accessory to the crime that happened.” Continued … Every American
An Inconceivable Violation…
…Sights and sounds exploded before my eyes on CNN; my knees weakened and I crumbled to the carpet. With shaking hands holding the remote, I surfed the cable news channels, only to see the same visions of panic and pain. News anchors reported assaults on the Pentagon and New York and planes crashing in Pennsylvania, it was clear: America was under attack. Continued … Violation