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A Day of Mourning

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by white_knight, Sep 14, 2001.

  1. white_knight

    white_knight 1/2 ton status

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    I realize this is the wrong forum but it needs to be said.

    We stand with you.

    I have put the most powerful and moving movie found on the Sept. 11.2001 events Credit goes to a member on the pirate site.
    It really brought a tear to my eye.

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  2. Burt4x4

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    Wow........
    Thanks for sharing
    At 11:55 a.m. PST, 12:55 p.m. MST, 1:55 p.m. CST and 2:55 p.m. EST times the nation will be sielent. My WHOLE company will be outside under the flag pole.


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    Wow....

    Very Moving!


    Thank You for sharing
    Joe
     
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    Here is another powerful statement. It puts my feelings to words as best as I have found.


    By Leonard Pitts Jr.
    Syndicated columnist

    They pay me to tease shades of meaning from social and cultural issues, to
    provide words that help make sense of that which troubles the American
    soul.
    But in this moment of airless shock when hot tears sting disbelieving eyes,
    the only thing I can find to say, the only words that seem to fit, must be
    addressed to the unknown author of this suffering.

    You monster. You beast. You unspeakable bastard.
    What lesson did you hope to teach us by your coward's attack on our World
    Trade Center, our Pentagon, us? What was it you hoped we would learn?
    Whatever it was, please know that you failed.

    Did you want us to respect your cause? You just damned your cause.
    Did you want to make us fear? You just steeled our resolve.
    Did you want to tear us apart? You just brought us together.
    Let me tell you about my people. We are a vast and quarrelsome family, a
    family rent by racial, cultural, political and class division, but a family
    nonetheless. We're frivolous, yes, capable of expending tremendous
    emotional
    energy on pop cultural minutiae, a singer's revealing dress, a ball team's
    misfortune, a cartoon mouse.

    We're wealthy, too, spoiled by the ready availability of trinkets and
    material goods, and maybe because of that, we walk through life with a
    certain sense of blithe entitlement. We are fundamentally decent, though -
    peace-loving and compassionate. We struggle to know the right thing and to
    do it. And we are, the overwhelming majority of us, people of faith,
    believers in a just and loving God.

    Some people - you, perhaps - think that any or all of this makes us weak.
    You're mistaken. We are not weak. Indeed, we are strong in ways that cannot
    be measured by arsenals.

    Yes, we're in pain now. We are in mourning and we are in shock. We're still
    grappling with the unreality of the awful thing you did, still working to
    make ourselves understand that this isn't a special effect from some
    Hollywood blockbuster, isn't the plot development from a Tom Clancy novel.

    Both in terms of the awful scope of its ambition and the probable final
    death toll, your attacks are likely to go down as the worst acts of
    terrorism in the history of the United States and, indeed, the history of
    the world. You've bloodied us as we have never been bloodied before.

    But there's a gulf of difference between making us bloody and making us
    fall. This is the lesson Japan was taught to its bitter sorrow the last
    time
    anyone hit us this hard, the last time anyone brought us such abrupt and
    monumental pain. When roused, we are righteous in our outrage, terrible in
    our force. When provoked by this level of barbarism, we will bear any
    suffering, pay any cost, go to any length, in the pursuit of justice.

    I tell you this without fear of contradiction. I know my people, as you, I
    think, do not. What I know reassures me. It also causes me to tremble with
    dread of the future.

    In days to come, there will be recrimination and accusation, fingers
    pointing to determine whose failure allowed this to happen and what can be
    done to prevent it from happening again. There will be heightened security,
    misguided talk of revoking basic freedoms. We'll go forward from this
    moment
    sobered, chastened, sad. But determined, too. Unimaginably determined.

    You see, there is steel beneath this velvet. That aspect of our character
    is
    seldom understood by people who don't know us well. On this day, the
    family's bickering is put on hold. As Americans we will weep, as Americans
    we will mourn, and as Americans, we will rise in defense of all that we
    cherish.

    Still, I keep wondering what it was you hoped to teach us. It occurs to me
    that maybe you just wanted us to know the depths of your hatred.

    If that's the case, consider the message received. And take this message in
    exchange: You don't know my people. You don't know what we're about. You
    don't know what you just started.

    But you're about to learn.






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    America's Spirit is Damaged, but NOT Broken.

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    Our flags are at half mast. But our spirits are stronger and closer then ever befor... They Think that we are soft... but we our just as strong as ever....

    My flag is fling and will remain fling day after day until we show the world that we our as strong as ever!!!!!!!!

    May all of our hearts go out to all my brothers and sisters of the United States fo America.....

    C'moe

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