:usa Prayers and may we never forget. :usa
Hard to believe it's been 17 years already. I remember getting a call from my now ex-wife telling me that a plane had crashed into the tower. I ended up going home and watching the coverage on TV. Sat there in total disbelief as the towers went to the ground.Our county in rural Pennsylvania lost two young men on September 11. One of the mothers who is a friend of my wife's, built a memorial park on ten acres of ground. She maintains it like a golf course. Every year we have a memorial on September 11. We have had many very good speakers, some from the NYPD, some from the FBI, some from the military. One year we had the State Homeland Defense Coordinator. We usually have from 300 - 500 people. Every year at the closing, I ask the attendees to return next year and bring someone new. I can't find a decent picture on line. If I can remember I'll post some tomorrow.
At any rate, remember all those lost and their families. I worry that young people will not know the story. When you have the opportunity to tell your children and grand children about September 11, 2001, please tell the story.
As a native Oklahoman, I consider NYC as a sister city to Oklahoma City. After the Murrah bombing, NYC sent their firefighters and rescue dogs to aid in the clean up and recovery of bodies. Both my younger brothers are retired firefighters, so I did take notice of their efforts and my gratitude at the time. As fate would have it, OKC was able to send firefighters to NYC after the Trade Center disaster. I still get a little misty eyed when I think of the NYC firefighters and their sacrifice.Going in to see the the guys I was with that day and the months after. No matter what happens, it’s good to see my “brothers” despite the difficult memories. We get together every year this day to pay tribute to those that are gone and those we continue to lose.
I've read this article before. It is very good and a good indication of how everyone jumped in and got something done. A lot of American businesses contributed to rebuilding the areas that were struck. I know Gizmo and Mulalley are friends in addition to the dealer-customer relationship.I think I'll go out to my JD dealer today and buy something...