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On the Anniversary of 9/11 — 13 Comments

  1. Well said, colonel. Well said.
    Unfortunately, we are even more divided today than we were when you first wrote those thoughts. It’s a shame it takes a tragedy of that proportion to bring us together: and it’s a bigger shame that we quickly forget and retreat back to our side of the room. It’s like a bad ‘Sadie Hawkins’ dance and no one likes the music!

  2. Steve – First off, great to hear from you! It’s always a pleasure, sir!

    I have to agree with you that divisiveness have become the norm particularly the last few years. Politics has a lot to do with that and the media has a lot to do with THAT. No one can be held harmless for allowing us to become as separated from each other as we are now. We all have a stake in our futures and we can assure our secure and successful futures by concentrating on the things we have in common, not those things about which we differ.

  3. Dave – I went to the Flight 93 memorial about a year or so ago. It was a frigid day in mid winter and it was just as moving and as solemn as anything I’ve seen. Remarkable.

    Let me know when you’re in town! I’d love to see you.

  4. Great blog, Dan. I was on the other side of the building #3Dsomethingorother for the OSD readiness assessment office, on the direct line of the flight path. While watching WTC on my boss’ office TV, we heard the explosion, felt the building shudder, and saw the fireball over the roof across from us. Pretty interesting day…

  5. Bill Hughes – First of all, thanks for the comment. I heard so many stories such as yours when I got to HQDA the January after 9/11. I can’t imagine what those of you who were there endured over the hours, days and week that followed. Thank you for your service, sir!

  6. We went to a very well attend ceremony at Sunset Beach, Cape May County NJ. If it wasn’t for the flags, all of the firefighters including John and I wearing shirts, vets with hats, and Facebook it sadly would have been lost as a normal day which bothers me greatly. I was in 10th grade drivers ed class and everyone’s phones started going off but no one checked them until one of the other teachers ran in and told us to turn on the TV. Shock and a sense of surrealism was how the room was. Classes for the rest of the day were all discussions about why, how, how to fight back, and the people lost.

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