Never Forget

Steverino

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While it is August 1st, about 20 years ago from August 11, 2021 this occurred and I haven't forgotten a minute of it. I have a documentary and I think a movie - I can't watch them. 3 Officers from my Dept went with Dogs to the site - they won't ever forget what they saw. My wife and I went there a year later when I had a class 3 blocks from the site. We heard the story from the people at the training center who were in their offices not too far away. From a friend who owned a helicopter transportation company and had one grounded in NYC that day - he had to go back either that night or the next and was ordered to fly it out under fighter escort.

I'm showing this now because I just found this magazine in a storage box - I didn't even know I had it let alone saved it. This is the cover page.

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TheLBLman

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Many Americans have already forgotten the magnitude of what happened,
many more younger people aren't even being taught,
so "forgiveness" won't even be much issue?

Much like Pearl Harbor, then the Bay of Pigs, etc., as very few
currently living realize the magnitude of these events.

I'm afraid the worst of history will continue to repeat
as we fail to learn the lessons of history.
 

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I was in a power line right of way in between Harriman and oak ridge. We saw a lot of jets in the air and somebody turned the radio on and yelled to us. We climbed down and listened to what was said. Within a half hour we all headed home to load our guns. When I see images from then it makes that deep inner anger roll.
 

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I was home getting ready for a wake for a dear friend's mother in law. I saw plane #2 hit the tower live. At that point I said were under attack. I had the day off from the PD, so went to the wake and had a news pager - if they needed me they could page and I'd call in on my cell. I watched the news unfold on the pager. On the way home I stopped at a gun store - I didn't have a decent defensive handgun just a .22 target pistol so went for and bought a .45 cal Colt Officer's Model and some rounds for it. When I checked out I was the last person to get thru NICs because - our federal government in their wisdom shut it down at noon during what might have been an invasion. I guess they thought any bad guys would go buy their guns during the event. SMH. Instead they prevented anyone from getting firearms to defend themselves and country if need be.
 

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I was working for Campbell Hausfeld in Mt. Juliet. We heard about the first plane and turned on the radio to hear the news. We all assumed it was a pilot error or something. Then the 2nd plane hit. We all gathered in the break room and watched the news.

I remember listening to G. Gordon Liddy on WTN 99.7 the rest of that week as they tried to figure out who did it.
 

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Many Americans have already forgotten the magnitude of what happened,
many more younger people aren't even being taught,
so "forgiveness" won't even be much issue?

Much like Pearl Harbor, then the Bay of Pigs, etc., as very few
currently living realize the magnitude of these events.

I'm afraid the worst of history will continue to repeat
as we fail to learn the lessons of history.

Younger people are being brainwashed into thinking we deserved it.
 

BMan

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So typical that too much government often does just the opposite what they should.
And the real truth is often exactly the opposite what the career politicians proclaim.

Shades of the gun confiscation during the aftermath of Katrina.
 
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