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    on this day, i want to thank the brave firemen, policemen, and medical professionals who lost their lives trying to save the lives of others, as well as the many rescue personnel, human and canine who gave their all during the search for survivors in the weeks that followed.

    this is what i choose to remember and focus on. not the hatred of those that perpetrated this horror.

    i hope some of you feel the same as i do.-Paul
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    ....yes....
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    100%. Thank You All! I'd like to add all the military forces who are keeping us safe. And God Bless (whoever your god is) all who perished on that horrible day. Jim
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    I pretty much agree with you. It is an important day of remembrance, reflection, and thanks for those who stand watch over our daily lives. That is what the day has come to mean to me anyway. But, in this case, our enemy is still out there and is worthy of some thought and consideration as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul young View Post
    this is what i choose to remember and focus on. not the hatred of those that perpetrated this horror.
    I'm not quite sure what context you are referring to in this statement.
    As in you personally not hating the perpetrators?
    Or in the mindset of those who made the attacks?

    Imo, If the latter hadn't existed, there would be no need for the former.
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    Just so we keep this in context:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv4s3fn8jDc

    BTW Paul, you do mean focus on? you are not dismissing "those that perpetrated this horror" are you? just choosing to focus on the heros?

    I expect you have a unique way of compartmentalizing that I do not have.
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    May God Bless the victims, their families and friends, our country and our military. May He give wisdom to our leaders and strength to our nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul young View Post
    on this day, i want to thank the brave firemen, policemen, and medical professionals who lost their lives trying to save the lives of others, as well as the many rescue personnel, human and canine who gave their all during the search for survivors in the weeks that followed.

    this is what i choose to remember and focus on. not the hatred of those that perpetrated this horror.

    i hope some of you feel the same as i do.-Paul
    Agree with everything you have written above. Along with remembering and honoring those that died, and those that suffered or died in trying to help; we also need to reflect on our reactions as a nation to what happened. Ever wonder what the world would be like today had we done absolutely nothing but heal our wounded, clean up our streets, and bury our dead? Somehow, I think the world would be a better place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by depittydawg View Post
    ...we also need to reflect on our reactions as a nation to what happened. Ever wonder what the world would be like today had we done absolutely nothing but heal our wounded, clean up our streets, and bury our dead? Somehow, I think the world would be a better place.
    I expect we would have had to clean our streets many more times.

    that is a course of action no reasonable man or nation would have taken. I expect that is the same thought process that brought us WW2 in Europe.

    silly man...
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    to the original post......Amen!


    I still think Alan Jackson said it the best in his song. When it comes on, I still just stop and reflect, 9 years later.
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