Remembering 9/11

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Grant, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. Grant

    Grant Member

    Copied, not my original.

    Compiled by a Navy Chaplain

    Almighty God, the past year will be indelibly inscribed in our memories.
    We looked with horror on the terrorist attacks of last September 11th.
    But we looked with honor on acts of courage by ordinary people
    who sacrificed themselves to prevent further death and destruction.

    We shed our tears in a common bond of grief for those we loved and lost.
    We journeyed through a dark valley, but your light has led us to a place of hope.
    You have turned our grief into determination.
    We are resolved to do what is good, and right, and just.

    Help us to remember what it means to be Americans—
    a people endowed with abundant blessings.
    Help us to cherish the freedoms we enjoy and inspire us to stand
    with courage, united as one Nation in the midst of any adversity.

    Lord, hear this prayer for our Nation.
  2. Outlaw

    Outlaw Supporting Member


    Now lets bomb the hell out of em :mad:

  3. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Let's not stray into Politics. Sober remembrances, please.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk [Moderator]
  4. Grant

    Grant Member

    Not intended as political commentary.
  5. I was in the 6th grade when it happened. I wonder how much differently I would be having grown up in a time without terror warnings every morning, or seeing how quickly the world can change.

    Ever since I can remember we have been looking for terrorists, on the hunt as a country.
  6. sarahsmom

    sarahsmom Supporting Member

    Everything changed after that day....... and we will never forget.....
  7. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Me and E where on our Honeymoon.
  8. Outlaw

    Outlaw Supporting Member

    It wasn't mean as political...strictly military. I purposely left the retards out. However, I apologize if I went astray in the thread.
  9. Fracman

    Fracman Member

    I was in Baker mt. We were convoying between well sites 2 and 3 for the day. Went from 90 to 100 hour weeks down to a max of 40.
  10. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    Was loading up poles to go set..... Our facility was on a pretty tight lockdown for a few days.... Lots of police guarding it.
  11. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

    Ft. Leonard Wood, in a HMMWV, doing training.
  12. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    Sitting in a fire station drinking coffee, filling out vehicle maintenance requests right after rig inspections and shift change. All personnel on vacation were immediately recalled and off-duty personnel were dispatched to report immediately for assignments because we had a port with a massive chemical fertilizer storage facility, and we were 30 minutes away from MCAS Cherry Point and 45 minutes away from MCB Camp Lejeune, MCAS New River, Camp Geiger, Camp Johnson, etc.
  13. histed

    histed Supporting Member

    My oldest and her husband were in NY on theirs that day. She called on the 10th to say they were having a great time and wanted to eat at the top of the WTC next morning. Then my SIL decided they should see the SOL instead - but it was 12 hours of total hell til we found out they were safe in Jersey, not vaporized. Yeah, I remember
  14. colthrash

    colthrash Member

    I had just got home from graveyard shift, walked through the door just in time to see the second plane hit the tower...
  15. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Sorry to say, not enough has changed.
    Americans in general, as a people, are probably the least security aware and the most security ignorant in the world.
    And yes, I'm sorry to say that the TSA is apparently the "best" we can come up with.

    In general people are very jaded about air travel. Dress in their jammys and carry their own pillows and everything is immediate drama.
    I like aisle seats. I check the emergency exits, I look around.
    I make eye contact with people that travel in uniform or look military or have military tattoos. Most, not all, nod back with an understanding. As in I know why you made eye contact and I know neither of us is going to let it happen.
    I dread the day it will happen but anybody trying to make a run for the cockpit will have to kill me.
    'cause it ain't gonna happen otherwise.
    I had an acquaintance on Flight 93.
  16. Outlaw

    Outlaw Supporting Member

    I was the Dispatcher that handled the 9-11 day. We had 820 buses on the road that morning. About 40 of them were pulling in from their morning quick trippers bringing folks into Denver. The Homeland Security On-Scene Commander called me from Denver International Airport wanting buses to evacuate DIA. I asked how many people..he said 2 to 3000. About 1.5 hours later we had 44 buses lined up about a mile from DIA. After that was over, we evacuated about 900 folks from the World Trade Center in downtown Denver. That turned in to a 14 hr day for me and the other Dispatchers. The most interesting event that day to me was when this employee lady walked in about 0945 and asked "How can a pilot fly an airplane into the WTC? Does he not know where he is going? I said "Does the word terrorism ever enter your mind?" She gave me that far away look and said "Oh my God" with her hand over her mouth, started crying and ran out of the room. I truly believe that's when the statement "I see dead people" from the movie, which I modified to "I see stupid people" stuck in my mind and has unfortunately been there ever since. That was a long, sad day. I have been pissed at Presidents and Politicians ever since. Our country is a sinking ship on the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Sad, but true. Nuff said.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2015
  17. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

  18. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    I was at work at the casino. We went on lock down and every person who had a radio was put onto guard duty at every entrance. Those of us who had weapons in our cars were told to go get them and bring them in. We actually closed down the casino and told everyone to go to there hotel room or to go home. Those at the hotel got comped rooms for the day and free room service.

    Many of us kept watching the monitors replay the planes hitting the WTC all day long as we walked the casino to make sure it was empty. We had came off a bomb threat just 2 days before so things were just a wee bit tense after an explosive device was found under a 3,000 gallon propane tank. I ended up pulling a 24 hour shift, we grabbed naps back in the shop at our desks for 4 hours out of the 24. Next day we swapped with the night shift guys and got to head home and sleep.

    Employees were crying, I was wondering if my cousin was at work(she was and was among the dead they never found). We had 4 muslim employees and they were told to leave and not come back ever. Fired on the spot(they had been trouble wanting special treatment and were on thin ice, being sovereign territory the Lower Sioux Rez could fire at will) along with a few others who had been trouble and were on probation until they got a clean FBI background check.

    Everyone was in shock, angry, ready to lash out given the chance.
  19. I was delivering auto parts that Day.9-11-2001.Had the radio on.Listening to Dave Ramsey that day.Live.I don't remember all his words,but he said a couple things that were important and comforting that day.
    We'll get through this and God is great full and forgiving.I'm not a Dave Ramsey fan,but he I needed comfort that day.
  20. Outlaw

    Outlaw Supporting Member

    Ya know that is called "Profiling" don't you? Oh well, never mind. Press on!:rolleyes: