9/11 – Never Forget – Never Quit – We Remain Free!
“We Will Never Forget” A day that will live in infamy indeed!
The face of evil- supported by an evil ideology- and an evil network- showed itself that day, and they may have struck us but they did not beat us. They took innocent lives, they maimed and injured and left scars, they knocked down our buildings, and they harmed our economy, but -
THEY DID NOT TAKE OUR FREEDOM, THEY CANNOT DIMINISH OUR LIBERTY, AND THEY WILL NEVER CRUSH OUR SPIRIT!
Over 3000 days now - since we lost over 3000 people – and no doubt we have shed over 3000 tears – said over 3000 prayers – and have stated our resolve over 3000 times in one way or another. On this 10th anniversary of that fateful day where we continue to face a monumental struggle of humankind, of good vs evil, let us remember all such things, and let us proclaim that this shall not be just a day of mourning and remembrance, but also a day of celebration in spite of those dark forces, and that those perished that day - and in the ensuing conflicts since - have not done so in vain. Yes, there is much to celebrate; the lives that were lived by those who perished, the survival of those who did not, the families and friends of survivors who have found strength from their loss and have done wonderful things for their communities through that strength, and the heroes – so many heroes - countless heroes. And yet there is one more thing to celebrate, as stated, our freedom; that they could not take away, that we continue to be a free people and a beacon of liberty for the world, and that though our lives may have been disrupted, they were not taken over, that we rightfully refuse to run for hills, and that we do not live in fear but rather with resolve and vigilance, that this thing shall be overcome, and goodness shall prevail.
May God justly bless each and every one of you, and may you please share in just a few of the 1000′s of tributes, memorials, and events being held -all in their own unique ways- from “sea to shining sea” this coming 9/11 weekend.
Find out how communities around the U.S. will be honoring the victims of the 9/11 attacks. More »
The National Anthem- 9/11/01
Also 911 Memorial -St Pauls London- US Anthem, a tribute from our friends, our ally, Great Britain.
Watching our British cousins sing our national anthem in honor of the US and those who died on September 11th is a very humbling thing, indeed. Said one American Soldier, “Beautiful version of the National Anthem….The British are some of the classiest people on Earth. God Bless America! God Bless Great Britain!”
BE SURE TO VISIT OUR SISTER SITE’S PAGE AS WELL:
9 11 tribute LETS ROLL (“KEEPING FREEDOM ALIVE”) by Fred McLeod
Family Security Matters announces a new video to commemorate the upcoming
anniversary of 9 11, and we invite readers to submit their own personal
opinions of 9 11…
by David P. Goldman - In the 1960s, Americans thought they understood what they most feared; today they appear to fear most what they cannot understand…
by Michael Ledeen - Osama bin Laden believed that 9/11 would bring us down, but instead it took us to a war that defeated him…
by Victor Davis Hanson - Most of us could no longer watch the tape of those jumping off the World Trade Center, calibrating in extremis whether it was worse to implode on the concrete or be incinerated in their offices…
by Roger L Simon - The most cataclysmic public event of my life led inexorably to the founding of Pajamas Media and ultimately PJTV.
All Day Sunday: Ten years later we remember. Join us for stirring stories and touching tributes. Plus, a look ahead as America rebuilds!
Yahoo! joins communities across the U.S. in honoring the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.
Communities across U.S. to honor 9/11 anniversary
By Chris Wilson | The Upshot – Wed, Aug 3, 2011
[ABOUT THE UPSHOT: The Upshot will host 9/11 content leading up to the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. You can find the usual Upshot content in the other blogs on Yahoo! News
Remembering 9/11: We want to hear from you The Upshot
Yahoo! wants you to share how you've changed since the tragic events of Sept. 11.
For every story accepted a $10 donation will be made to the 911 memorial fund.
On Sept. 11, 2011, business as usual at Yahoo! will pause for a Digital Moment of Silence to honor those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. At 8:46 a.m. ET, the moment the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center, normal service on the site will cease for one minute. During that time, Yahoo! will encourage visitors to reflect on the victims of the attack and to share their own stories about how 9/11 affected them. Visitors will also have the opportunity to donate to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
Communities across the country will also be honoring those who were lost in the tragedy. Below is a list of how some areas plan to remember the fallen. If your city, town, neighborhood, or civic group is planning to hold a ceremony or a moment of silence to honor the day, share it with us.
New York City: The 9/11 Memorial will officially open on Sept. 11 with a ceremony for victims’ families at Ground Zero. The Memorial will then open to the public on the next day for visitors who reserved passes in advance. On Sept. 10, Community Board 1 will hold Hands Across Lower Manhattan, an event on the West Side Waterfront.
Washington, D.C.: Those who died in the attack at the Pentagon will be honored at a ceremony of 700 people, including family members of the deceased and members of the military. It will take place at the Pentagon Memorial, which opened in 2008.
Shanksville, Pa.: A commemorative service to honor those who died on Flight 93 will take place at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sept. 11 at the Memorial Plaza. Musical tributes, wreath layings, and additional activities will continue throughout the afternoon.
Share your 9/11 memories with us on Twitter – #911remembered
A memorial to 9/11′s youngest victims. This is a heartwrenching memorial yet must be watched for we must always remember and never forget!
The girl in the red dress talks about live without her hero mom.
Always In My Memory (the 911 Song) by RILEY ROTH 12 year old multi award-winning Pop-Country SingerSongwriter from Central Pennsylvania, USA. Debuted Aug 25th for the 10th Anniv. and pays tribute to the heroic firemen and policemen who lost their lives that day, the lyrics being from the point of view of a young girl who’s father/firefighter died while helping save others. Her song for charity is helping to raise for the Twin Towers Orphan Fund.
Newly posted audio files depict the horror of 9/11 unfolding in the sky, as air traffic controllers struggled to follow the faint tracks of hijacked planes, … More »
Rugby player Mark Bingham joined Todd Beamer and others to overtake Flight 93 hijackers. Now Mark’s mother helps others enjoy the sport that shaped her son.
A rescue helicopter surveys damage to the Pentagon as firefighters battle flames after an airplane crashed into the U.S. military Headquarters outside of Washington in an apparent terrorist attack, September 11, 2001. (REUTERS/Larry Downing LSD/HB)
Shoe repair shop owner Minas Polychronakis is battling back after 9/11 destroyed his business and brought a big debt.
View 9/11 photos submitted by readers, and join a Flickr group to upload your own. More »
Donate here and learn more about the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. More »
More 9/11 News
A special section for the loved ones of those killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001 …
A guide to the nearly 3,000 names inscribed in bronze at the 9/11 Memorial.
Yankee Stadium gravel led to a family’s tribute to a young son who worked at the World Trade Center.
Alissa Torres received devastating news on her husband’s second day at work, Sept. 11. Their child was born a month later.
A firefighter never lost touch with the woman who shared his remarkable journey of survival when the towers fell.
A retired firefighter captured the surreal scene of crushed fire engines and ambulance wreckage faced by 9/11 first responders. 10 years later, he is sharing the footage.
Sgt. Maj. Debra Strickland went to Afghanistan after her husband was killed in the Pentagon attack. He was weeks away from retirement.
“I have not adjusted my heart to his loss.” – Sgt. Maj. Debra Strickland
Lee Ielpi was enjoying retirement. After losing his firefighter son in the World Trade Center disaster, he knew he needed to go back to work.
After losing part of his foot while helping with clean-up efforts at ground zero, John Feal now fights for the health of other first responders.
Must Watch 9/11 Hero: Man in the Red Bandanna (Large article, Videos, Interviews)
Jeff Crowther said of his son to CNN: “He didn’t live long enough to be head of a corporation or do good works or endow a museum. But what he did on September 11, that’s his legacy.” Read More »
ESPN interviewed those who knew and loved Welles Crowther, known among the heroes of 9/11 as “the man in the red bandanna:”
Jim Laychak’s brother, David, was killed during the Pentagon attack. The question he asked after Sept. 11: “How am I going to live my life to honor my brother’s memory?”
Jack Grandcolas lost his wife, Lauren, on United Flight 93. He found a tribute that honors her appetite for life.
Teri Maude’s husband, Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude, was close to retiring from the Pentagon. On her own, Teri has carried on the plans they once made together.
The 5-year-old inspiration for New York Says Thank You grows up and inherits a greater role in the charity.
Abby, a black lab who helped rescue victims from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, has a new life after her service.
Ron DiFrancesco, the last person rescued from the South Tower, continues to question why he’s alive.
Christine Briggs and Eddie Casinover decided to reclaim the solemn date of heartache. This year, they’re getting married on 9/11.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Some days New Yorkers look up and remark wistfully that the sky is the same blue as on September 11, 2001. Other days they look up … More »
Faith: “…God woke me up and set my heart on fire.”
Aviation artist Rick Herter built a career out of two of his childhood passions: airplanes and art. His success as an artist would soon intersect with …
Mariano Rivera remembers being home that day on what started out as a beautiful morning. His mother-in-law was watching the news and he heard her screaming: …
The 2011 NFL season got off to a patriotic start Thursday night with a coordinated American flag display by 70,000 Green Bay Packers fans at Lambeau Field.
During Jordin Sparks’ performance of the national anthem, fans held up placards to make a wavy flag that could be seen from above by NBC cameras.
The visual was even cooler when seen from the blimp covering the game:
National Football League teams will pay tribute to the “American spirit” with ceremonies at all 13 games being played on Sunday, the 10th anniversary of …
Alan Jackson channeled a nation’s pain and shared it through the song that came to him in the middle of the night,
“Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning).”
Next month, America will honor the anniversary of September 11, 2001, when terrorists killed nearly 3,000 of our fellow citizens. In the days after 9/11, Americans stood together as one, setting aside partisan fervor and recognized a common enemy in Islamist terrorist groups, particularly al-Qaeda. National security was rightfully restored as our nation’s highest priority.
9/11 Tenth Anniversary Video Tribute “I Am Free”
After 9/11, when the nation was still in shock over the unprecedented attack on U.S. soil, Shannen Rossmiller – a mother of three in rural Montana and municipal court judge – was formulating a plan. Soon she was devouring literature on Islamic culture, teaching herself Arabic, and preparing to infiltrate the central nervous system of global terror: online networks. Her efforts succeeded beyond imagination. Posing as an Islamic terrorist under dozens of screen aliases, she joined forces with the FBI and started trolling jihadist chat rooms, striking up conversations at 3 a.m. with men as far away as Pakistan, and amassing evidence against an array of suspected terrorists both at home and abroad. Her work laid the foundation for the online searches so crucial to law enforcement’s fight against terror today.
Rossmiller’s husband, Randy, uncovered her double life after a chat room terrorist wiped out the family computer and reports rolled in that the Rossmillers were being targeted for reprisal. Undeterred, she started working with the FBI on sting operations, involving everything from jihadist cells to weapons caches to bomb plots, and bringing many of her targets to justice, as well as pioneering the digital entrapment tactics that are at the forefront of today’s war on terror. Her work has led to the founding a new field of espionage known as cyber-counterintelligence, and she continues to work closely with the FBI to find and prosecute terrorists.
Gary Sinise is best known for his role as Lt. Dan Taylor in the 1994 blockbuster movie “Forrest Gump.” It earned him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor and a starring role on “CSI: NY.” Now the actor is using his fame to celebrate America’s heroes on the battlefield.
This week marked the debut of a documentary about Sinise’s role with the Lt. Dan Band. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Sinise formed the band — name after his character from “Forrest Gump” — to perform for servicemen and women. Filmmakers traveled around the world for two years to document the band’s work. Several celebrities, including Academy Award winners Jon Voight and Robert Duvall, appear in the film.
“Lt. Dan Band: For The Common Good” is available to view online or DVD. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Gary Sinise Foundation to support military, veterans, first responders and their families.