9/11 memorial stuff

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  1. Spencer

    Spencer Active Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2020
  2. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    heh... dont worry about it, that was nothing new.

    Similar to the immediate reaction when JFK was assassinated. Including mine.. within a few hours, I was ashamed and full of remorse for my first reaction.

    Especially since I had flown aircrew into Gitmo during the missile crisis and fully supported everything JFK did in response.

    But it started me thinking about the World and politics.. and that was a good thing... not to mention the role of human nature in the mix.

    The upshot, also, is it demonstrates that lowering the voting age to 18 was a stupid idea. 150 years ago 18 year olds were full adult with full adult responsibilites..voting age 21, but who can say that most of them are now.
  3. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

    Mar 18, 2006
    Peoples Republic of South Texas
    yeah, but 150 years ago, 18 year olds weren't in uniform overseas either.

    The most shocking JFK story I heard was from Bruce Hornsby, the musician. He was in the 4th grade when his teacher announced that the president had been killed.
    Most of his classmates cheered. He was shocked to discover that most of the parents in Williamsburg, VA had been calling Kennedy the greatest threat to their way of life because of his civil rights positions. The kids didn't know from civil rights or politics in general; they just knew that the worst man in America had been killed.
  4. ChicagoTom

    ChicagoTom Administrator

    Dec 30, 2004
    To me it is never enough to show the programs about 9/11. This is a day I will never, ever forget and we as Americans should never forget it.

    I am presently watching the rebroadcast of NBC's Today show from 9/11/01 and it is unbelieveable to watch these events unfolding again as though it was happening right now.

    On my DVR I have about 40 hours of 9/11, Al Qaeda, Bin Laden shows. This event and those responsible for it interest me a lot in trying to find out the motives and how this event has completely changed the world we we live in.

    It might sound strange, but I can watch these events and the special programs about this day over and over and over. I never want to forget this and I never want us as Americans, whether Democrat or Republican, to forget this day.

    Watching today reminded me of the time immediately after this tragic event when the country was united and together. My how things have changed quickly in five years. I wish we could all join together again today in a bipartisan manner to get our country going in the right direction.
  5. kwdawson

    kwdawson New Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Spring Hill, Florida
    RE: Re: 9/11 memorial stuff

    I was a sophmore in high school when the 911 attacks happen and when the first plane hit I was in history class of all classes.
  6. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    RE: Re: 9/11 memorial stuff

    sigh... to me {and Don} it was just yesterday in the scheme of things.

    To some of you... 'the old days'
  7. krhimself

    krhimself New Member

    Aug 11, 2005
    Orlando, via Japan
    RE: Re: 9/11 memorial stuff

    Personally, the events of 9/11 hit pretty close to home. My family had a friend who had just entered the WTC when the first plane struck. She was fortunate enough to have the chance to run away to safety, but if she had been there even two or three minutes earlier, she might not have had the chance.

    It was pretty hard to believe that yesterday was only the fifth anniversary.
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