9/11/17: Vice President Mike Pence Delivers Moving Speech in Shanksville, PA Flight 93 (VIDEO) … “Its a debt I don’t think I will ever be able to repay.”
WE GRIEVE WITH EVERY FAMILY OF THE INNOCENT SOULS WHO WERE MURDERED BY TERRORISTS THAT DAY AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 …
Vice President honors the heroes of Flight 93 … Many suspect that the target of the fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was the U.S. Capitol where Pence was serving his first term in Congress. Vice President Pence said, the heroic actions of innocent passengers onboard the plane, who stormed the cockpit in an attempt to wrestle control from the hijackers, is “a debt I don’t think I will ever be able to repay.”
Please watch this amazing speech honoring the heroes of Flight 93 from a man whose live was most likely saved that day.
“It was the longest 12 minutes of my life, then it turned to 13 minutes, then 14. And then we were informed that the plane had gone down in a field in Pennsylvania,” Pence said Monday at the site of the crash in Shanksville, Pa., where a memorial now stands.
Pence was serving his first term in Congress when terrorists hijacked four planes on 9/11 and carried out attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. He was at the U.S. Capitol that day, which officials suspect was the target of the fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93.
The vice president said the heroic actions of innocent passengers onboard the plane, who stormed the cockpit in an attempt to wrestle control from the hijackers, is “a debt I don’t think I will ever be able to repay.”
“I was standing near the East Wing of the House of Representatives,” Pence recalled. “I will always believe that I, and many others in our nation’s capital, were able to get home that day to hug our families because of the courage and selflessness of the heroes of Flight 93.”
“The American people will forever be inspired by their courage and resolve,” he said. “We honor them by remembering them… and by doing everything in our power as a nation to prevent such evil from ever reaching our shores again.”
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9/11/17: President Trump speaks at Pentagon ceremony.
“Though we can never erase your pain or bring back those you lost. We can honor their sacrifice by pledging our resolve to do what ever we must to keep our people safe.”
September 11, 2017 … 16 Years Have Passed Since That Fateful Day & Islamic Terror Attacks on America … Have You Forgotten? Please Don’t Ever Forget (VIDEO)
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: PLEASE DON’T EVER FORGET …
Its September 11, 2017, it is hard to believe that it has been 16 years since that beautiful blue sky, peaceful Fall September day when America was attacked by radical Islamic terrorists and the United States and the world would be changed forever. The horror and the tragedy of that day when nearly 3000 people died as of both towers of the World Trade Center fell in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, DC was attacked and the heroes of Flight 93 downed their plane in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania saving countless many. Have you forgotten?
I ask you on this 16th anniversary of the September 11 attacks to not only remember the victims and heroes of 9-11, but to honor them as well. The reality is that those lost on that fateful day could have been any of us. And today, some 16 years later after America was attacked by radical Islam, we are still dealing with this menace. We can not only remember those that have fallen, the best way that we can honor all those who lost their lives that September day. God Bless all who perished that day and a special prayer to the family, friends and loved ones of those lost that day. Have you forgotten?
We remember and honor those who perished on AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 11, AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 77, UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 175, UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 93, the World Trade Center in NYC and at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Have you forgotten?
The 2nd World Trade Center Attack:
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Have you Forgotten – Darryl Worley
Say a prayer. please don’t ever forget. God bless those that I lost, to those I knew, and those that were so dramatically affected by 9-11. I have never forgotten you and never will.
SOME HEROES HAVE 4 LEGS … REST IN PEACE SWEETIE.
Today is a sad day. Some posts are just harder to write than others, this is truly one of them …
Bretagne, the last known living 9/11 search dog has passed away at the age of 16. A statement from the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service says Golden Retriever Bretagne was put to sleep on Monday at a veterinary clinic in the Houston suburb of Cypress. Bretagne, (pronounced, “Brittany”), was just 2 years old when she and her handler, Denise Corliss, took part in the 9/11 search operation in New York. They spent 10 days at the scene searching rubble for human remains following the terror attack on September 11, 2001. Bretagne not only served at Ground Zero, but BarkPost explained she also helped with search and rescue in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Bretagne retired from active duty aged nine. And now we say goodbye to this precious and beautiful dog.
When it was time to say goodbye, she was given a hero’s farewell.
Firefighters and rescue workers lined the sidewalk as her body, draped in an American flag, was carried out. Tears streaked down some faces.
Bretagne, believed to be the last surviving 9/11 Ground Zero search dogs, was euthanized Monday.
The golden retriever was 16. Old age had slowed her down, and it was time to put her to sleep.
So, the firefighters at the Cy-Fair Fire Department in Harris County, Texas, lined the path up to the Fairfield Animal Hospital, as her owner, Denise Corliss, walked her in to be put to sleep.
Bretagne celebrates her 16th birthday in New York City
A doggy’s birthday for one of the brave who searched following 9/11 where Bretagne was given the “Kibble to the City”.
In September, BarkPost teamed up with 1 Hotels to give the beloved dog a day of celebration in New York City for her 16th birthday. The day was known as “Dog’s Best Day,” an on-going series from BarkPost that celebrates deserving dogs.
Bretagne was whisked throughout the city that day and given the hero treatment. It started with a limo at the airport and then a suite over looking Central Park at 1 Hotel.
Bretagne was then taken to see a personalized billboard in Times Square displaying a happy birthday message. She even received the doggie “Key to the City” presented by Hudson River Parks.
And as we say goodbye to a true American hero, Bretagne is walked, by her handler Denise Corliss, past a flank of members of the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department and given a fireman’s funeral. Goodbye Bretagne, thank you for your service and your companionship. Rest in Peace.
If this does not bring a tear to your eye and a lump in your throat, you may not have a heart.
The 9-11 museum at Ground Zero in New York City tells the grim story of that fateful September morning in 2001 when terrorists attacked the United States and changed our lives forever. The museum contains artifacts and exhibits that pay tribute to the innocent people that were killed that day and the first responders, police and firefighter heroes who ran into the buildings and paid the ultimate sacrifice. There is also about 8,000 unidentified body parts stored out of sight in a “remains repository” at the museum’s underground home. How does something like this have a gift shop? It is not only absurd, it is completely tasteless and offensive the the families and friends who lost loved ones that day. It just seems so wrong, but the museum does need funds to exist. The Gothamist points out that the Holocaust Museum have gift shops as ways of funding.
It also has a gift shop.
The 9/11 museum’s cavernous boutique offers a vast array of souvenir goods. For example: FDNY, NYPD and Port Authority Police T-shirts ($22) and caps ($19.95); earrings molded from leaves and blossoms of downtown trees ($20 to $68); cop and firefighter charms by Pandora and other jewelers ($65); “United We Stand” blankets.
There are bracelets, bowls, buttons, mugs, mousepads, magnets, key chains, flags, pins, stuffed animals, toy firetrucks, cellphone cases, tote bags, books and DVDs.
Even FDNY vests for dogs come in all sizes.
Among the museum shop’s specially designed items:
-?A black and white “Darkness Hoodie” printed with an image of the Twin Towers. The pullover, like other “Darkness” items, bears the words “In Darkness We Shine Brightest.” Price: $39.
-?Silk scarves printed with 1986 photos by Paula Barr, including a panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline. Another depicts “lunchtime on the WTC Plaza.” They go for $95 each.
I just cannot see some one wearing a 9-11 hoodie as a way to remember and understand what 9-11 means. I have to second the comment from Mediaite, “It’s not because the money is going to a good cause that a 9/11 gift shop makes sense, although I’m just as perplexed as everyone else about exactly who it is that will want to buy any of this shit, it’s because this memorial is meant to be a symbol of what 9/11 represents.”