September 11- A Day to be Remembered

It is days away from being September 11th, 2002. The year anniversary of the day America was cowardly attacked by terrorists, sending a great deal of pain and suffering to the people of our great nation. My friends and family have all told me it is better to get your feelings in the open and talk about it. That’s why I have decided to write this.I understand this is not entirely about hockey, but it is something to do with our everyday lives. The year anniversary will be next Wednesday, and I expect America to have one of the biggest grieving days it will ever see in the future of this great country.

What were you doing the moment you found out what had happened? It’s that question everyone always asks, and everyone always has a detailed answer to go with it.

I was talking to one of my teachers, Mr. Gunnarson, alone in his room when another teacher burst into the room with a tear running down her eye saying the World Trade Center had been “bombed”. I remember hearing about the incident in 1993, when a bomb went off in Tower 1 (I believe) and only caused a ruckus in New York. But I went to my next hour (History) and my teacher was standing next to a radio, with his face all red. I looked at him and said, “Mr. Henley, did you hear about the Trade Center?” He looked at me and shook his head and began to cry into his arm. That’s when I knew it was drastic.

Even after a year, I still am barely able to even mention what happened that day without being deeply saddened and feel extreme emotions. What had happened that day hurt many Americans and many other country’s people as well. So I propose one thing.

The proposal was brought to my attention by an e-mail I received about a week ago. At 12:00 noon on September 11th, 2002, stand up and give the pledge of allegiance. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you are doing, but in your time zone, please, do it for your country. If you are absolutely obligated to be in your car and cannot pull over, honk your horn at that time and let people know you are a proud citizen of this great country.

Everyone says this is for America. I believe our great neighbors to the north were affected by this tragedy too. So, even if you are Canadian and you know anything you can do on this tragic day, please do so.

America will still prevail. The War on Terrorism is still at large, and will continue for years to come. Fly your American flags high, and be proud you are American.

~Jeff P.



69 Responses to September 11- A Day to be Remembered

  1. BWbullies says:

    I spent 6 years in the Marines so yes I would give up my life for my country. What makes them cowards is that the only way they can fight is to take it out on civilians. Walking into a crowded place with a bomb strapped to you is the act of a coward. These are the same people that hide behind thier civilians and say you can’t shoot.

  2. mebeda says:

    Do you think its possible that the Bush administration knows just a little bit more than you or I know? There is such a thing as classified information. While it may not be easy to do all the time, we probably should have faith in our government.

  3. SabresFanB says:

    I cant agree more. Here is what I think is the worst case….

    We, the US and its allies, wait. (It is going to be done eventually) After this period of waiting we attack Iraq. Iraq again tries to bring Isreal into the war by firing their weapons of mass destruction (chemical, biological, maybe nuclear) at Isreal. These weapons kill thousands of Isrealies (sp) and Isreal strikes back. This will give all the arab nations a reason to attack Isreal. Basically it may look like this:

    the US Isreal and its allies vs. the arab nations of the world

    It would be World War Three. The risk of waiting is too high.

  4. NYR88Express says:

    but since u were a marine, you would give ur life for ur country in battle…not the way those 15-20 excuses of life did on Sept. 11

    now, i agree with u..the WAY they fight is cowardly, yes, i fully agree man

  5. NYR88Express says:

    hold it man, where did you hear this…we only heard that he was offering $25K to the families of suicide strap-on bombers…not to the families of the Sept. 11 terrorists…plus, you must remember, the guy that REALLY financed it (bin Laden) is a multi-millionaire so he has the financial support for it

  6. NYR88Express says:

    our government is corrupted…and they say we’re a democracy? we’re not 100% democracy

    Democratic rights guarantee me freedom of speech meanwhile you cant speak out against the president/gov’t for fear of being arrested…

    we are a “limited” democracy…we are given our freedoms and rights, but new laws and policies limit them at some times…i would call it Fascism

  7. Overtime says:

    It may be time to use the BIG BOMBS on the entire middle east. I just don’t see the middle east as adding value to humanity. The opposite is the case. You can’t reason with these assholes. If you don’t kill them, they will eventually kill you. I used to think Hitler was crazy for what he wanted to do to the Jews. I don’t agree with that at all, but I feel the same way about most of the middle east. Am I any different from Hitler? Probably not. That’s really scary, but that’s how I feel about these assholes.

    It might be time to completely wipe out the Middle East and show the world who’s boss. Isn’t that what the USA did in Japan in WW2? I don’t think much of a price has yet been paid for 9/11. I guess we need more and more and more terrorist attacks before the USA wakes up and realizes what I now realize. That’s the sad part of this. These are harsh statements in response to a harsh reality.

  8. NYR88Express says:

    man, your first paragraph…thats the best thing i’ve seen on this website for a long time….i love it lol

  9. NYRrule says:

    Elected????? Is it commonplace to murder your way into office? When was the last free election in Iraq? What country do you come from? Yes we have those weapons. But we have responsible leaders controlling them. Saddam used biological and chemical weapons on his own people to help him retain power. Have we done that to our own people? Saddam is sponsor of terrorism. Abdul Nidal was living in Baghdad for the past 10+ years until he finally killed himself a few weeks ago. I can’t believe your defending a scumbag like Saddam.

    Kicking Saddam out of Kuwait was about oil but this is about eliminating a terrorist dictator (yes, he IS a dictator). The world will be better for it.

  10. NYRrule says:

    I agree. Arabs and Islam has no redeeming value to the world whatsoever….zero….zilch. Turing the middle east into a parking lot may be the best answer to all of this. Then we would need to execute the rest of the arabs living abroad.

    What Hitler did was different. The jews weren’t hurting anyone. He just hated them for no reason. These muslims are a threat to everything that is good and decent in the world. To hell with all of them.

  11. mikster says:

    Are the innocent civilians the one who were cheering for 9/11 and idolizing Osama, beat the women, kill them, and brainwash their children to hate americans and christians?

    I rest my case….

    The next bin laden could be one of those “inoccent” civilians.

  12. ProngerBlues44 says:

    Ok, just about everyone who reads this website often knows that I am mostly a fun-loving guy, and I never show any kind of violence.

    But what happened on 9/11 really made me change my views. I agree with you, although I wish there was a way to get all of the good people out, the women and children etc, but there is not. We need to take avasive action against these brainwashed idiots, and show who the daddy of the world is (Canada– your right there with us hehe)

    And by the way, you are NOTHING like Hitler. First, no offense, but I guarantee you are not half as smart as that guy was, he was a genious, just put his thoughts in the wrong direction. He was a madman, he really only wanted to kill the jews because they have different beliefs. But the reason we want to kill off the middle east is because they did something threatening to us first. Same reason we did what we did to Japan. But atleast Japan had enough balls to attack us with their own people, on a military base with people who knew how to fight against them.

    ~Jeff P.

    JFB DK57


  13. NYR88Express says:

    u are speaking under the influence of propaganda…it could be true, but its propaganda

    for all i care i hope saddam drops dead…i hate him like u do

  14. Overtime says:

    What scares me is that these terrorists want to die just as badly as most others in this world want to live. How do you reason with that person? What do you threaten that person with? When life means nothing and their mission is to kill you and me, you begin to realize that the stakes have been dramatically raised. This is serious stuff. It’s time for the terrorists to fight and die for what they believe in. It’s time for America to fight and die for what they believe in. You use whatever weapons you can to get the job done. This, unfortunately, means using nuclear weapons and completely destroying the enemy.

    You have to make a statement. To not act is to give in to fear and live a life that’s not worth living. Defend yourself. There is no instigator penalty in the real world. I’d like to see the USA tell the U.N. to keep their politically correct heads up their asses while the USA, Canada, and Great Britain do the right thing. What else is new? The USA is the leader while Europe and most of the rest of the world whines, but not too much because they need the USA to protect their sorry asses.

  15. Habfan1234 says:

    The one thing that we need to do is to stop buying gas-guzzling SUVS. Whenever we fill up our gas tanks we are helping the terrorists. Everytime we buy oil from Saudi Arabia some of that money goes to the terrorists. We eleminate our dependancy on foreign oil (that does not mean we go drill up in Northern Canada or Alaska) then the terrorists become less of a problem. We need cars that run on solar power, hybrid power, and electrical power. Then we can go and attack the real haven for terrorists that being Saudi Arabia (we get a majority of our oil from saudi Arabia). The only reason why we are “friends” with Saudi Arabia is because of their oil. That (oil) was the main reason of the Gulf War. America and Canada would loose their cheap supply of oil if Saddam owned Kuwait so we attacked Saddam and his forces. I think 14 of the 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia.

  16. devilfan says:

    Good Point and your right the only reason we get involved with the Middle East is because of the oil, also to add Im pretty sure Bin Laden is from Saudi Arabia, too.

  17. Leaf_Expert says:

    Canada Rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Leaf_Expert says:

    Canada Rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Leaf_Expert says:

    Canada Rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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