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Old 09-11-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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Thank you for sharing that link String1946, whomever wrote that did a beautiful job.


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We should never forget what we witnessed that day. Never...
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That was very saddening, tears rolled down my cheeks as I read it.
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Unlike most of my post I didn't think anyone would enjoy it. I just don't think we should ever forget what happened that day. After the first few days after the attack the media in their wisdom decided we didn't need to see these people jumping to their death. I'm really not sure I would have the balls to jump but who knows. No offense intended. One day last week Fox News had a special about 9/11 and they showed many of the jumpers. Its hard to watch but I think it should be shown often. I still can't watch it without wet eyes and a desire to......well I'm sure I don't have to detail it. You know. God bless America and I pray it can survive the assult its going through now. Sadly I don't have much hope.
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String- was not enjoyed as your posts USUALLY are, but a most worthwhile post.

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It is so hard to watch because it is real and everyone knows the outcome. Not like theres a magic cushion at the bottom to catch them like in the movies. in the 80's, I watched a handful of Airborne in Hoehenfels Germany collide and collapse canopies, stream and bounce, it wasnt pretty and I was far enough away so it wasnt graphic, I just knew the outcome was death, all of us just stood there silent.

Watching 9/11 unravel in real time was surrealistic at first, then it really sank in, people were actually jumping to a quick death to escape being cooked alive. I wont watch the "Remembrance's", I can never forget what I saw or forgive anyone associated with the cowardly act of executing innocent human beings. We kicked Alquida, Husseins, Libya and Talibans asses, gave up our most precious commodity to do it, the souls, lives and blood of our citizens who were brave enough to stand ready and were still talking about more killing to fix it all.

We need to stop killing our children dammit!
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LOL. Nope. I'm 66 and proud of it. As the old saying goes if I had known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself.


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