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JFM posted 09-11-2001 11:44 AM ET (US)   Profile for JFM   Send Email to JFM  
This is great group of guys that all shows care and cocern for each other. My prayers and thoughts go out to any of you that have any loved ones involved in these terrible terror attacks on the greatest country on the face of this earth. Sadly, Jay
John from Madison CT posted 09-11-2001 12:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     
May God have mercy on the souls who committed these acts.
John from Madison CT posted 09-11-2001 12:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     
May God have mercy on the souls who committed these acts.
witness posted 09-11-2001 12:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for witness  Send Email to witness     
And provide wisdom to our leaders!
Dan posted 09-11-2001 01:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
I support just about anything our president and country may decide to do. My thoughts and hopes are with the families of my fellow Americans who've been murdered by these terrorist cowards.
JEvans posted 09-11-2001 03:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for JEvans  Send Email to JEvans     
I'm sitting here in my office in Brooklyn just 3 miles from the Twin Towers watching the smoke and ash and paper blow by and just can't believe there gone. From now on we will always miss the towers in our skyline. Folks that don't live in New York City have no idea just how many people work in these buildings 50,000 people it's like a small city. Just about everyone you talk to has a story of what they saw but the worst is the people in the office that know their relatives were at the World Trade Center they haven't had contact with yet. My hopes and prayers are with the people who were working in the buildings and the rescue workers hoping they had a chance to get out knowing that many didn't. Our city and country will never be the same. Today will be a day we will remember forever.
browning20ga posted 09-11-2001 03:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for browning20ga  Send Email to browning20ga     
NO mercy should be spared upon the cowards that caused this heartless attack.
Gods mercy and our prayers go out to the thousands of victums of this tragedy!
Pat Smith posted 09-11-2001 03:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Pat Smith  Send Email to Pat Smith     
I have to agree with all your statements,with me being a Fireman I can't help but worry about the Public Safety personnel who are working on scene.Please keep them in your prayers.-Pat Smith
gnrgunner posted 09-11-2001 03:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for gnrgunner  Send Email to gnrgunner     
A prayer should also go out to all of the families of those on the hijacked planes used as the weapon for this horrible, cowardly deed which will go down in infamy. Two of the planes being out of Boston, I know that I probably know someone whose friends or family members were on one of those planes or got on a plane right before those doomed flights. God help them.

Brad

Kelly posted 09-11-2001 04:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
Some appreciate and create, others hate and destroy. May God help cure the hate and provide comfort from the destruction.
Dr T posted 09-11-2001 04:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
As I sit watching from my refuge up here in the Rockies, I can't help but think about the public service personnel--Firemen, Police, and EMS--that put their lives on the line for us every day.

May God help them all.

JFM posted 09-11-2001 04:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Guy's I just got back from giving blood. The local Kroger's set up a portable unit in their parking lot down the street. While there I noticed the gas pumps were backed up so I filled up. By the time I left the lines for gas were about 1/2 mile long. This could get real ugly. You guys in DC and NY are in my prayers. Regards, Jay
Clark Roberts posted 09-11-2001 05:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
I second all the above and will add that the sleeping giant has been awakened! I hope that the cowardy murderers who did this will be identified quickly and dealt with swiftly and lethaly! Our national family has been attacked and as far as this old cracker is concerned it's an act of war! As you can see, I'm so upset that I can't see straight and just hope that there are no more terrorist attacks. May God be with those who are suffering and be with our country! Clark
JBCornwell posted 09-11-2001 06:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Remember! One of the objectives of an attack like this is to produce hysteria. Stay cool!! Pray for those stricken by loss. Pray for our President.

I can remember 12/7/41. Honor the courage of your ancestors. Cold resolve and unity is what we need now, not hysterical screeching.

Resolve with our President that, whatever it takes, the guilty will be found and punished.

God BLESS the American Spirit!!

JB

The_Ox posted 09-11-2001 08:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for The_Ox  Send Email to The_Ox     
Looking for a boat right now seams so unimportant. It makes you rethink what is realy important. We will never be the same after this, life is changed as we know it.

Good Bless America

Outrage18 posted 09-11-2001 08:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Outrage18  Send Email to Outrage18     
I just found out that I have lost a family friend on one of those flights out of Boston.
She worked for the TJX Companies here in MA.

Please remember her in your prayers...

God Bless America!

TightPenny posted 09-11-2001 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for TightPenny  Send Email to TightPenny     
One of my Squad's ambulance and one crew are still out there transporting victims from the triage area in Liberty State Park. I spent the day standing at our squad building by in case a second rig was needed.

Knowing a good number of the people doing rescue work on the west side of the Hudson makes it close to home for me.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families, and all of the rescue personnel. Especially the several hundred FDNY and NYPD personnel who gave their lives today.

I hope that the justice promised by the President is from the front end of a cruise missile.

jkh posted 09-11-2001 09:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for jkh  Send Email to jkh     
Let us all call on God to heal our land. In times like these when we feel so helpless we realize our true dependence on God. Outrage18 you are in our prayers in the loss of your friend as are all the others affected. I feel so powerless in this situation but I do believe in the power of prayer and believe that if we trust in God we will pull through this just as is countries tradition. May God guide our leaders in resolving all these events and may we all call on God though his son Jesus Christ.
marc monreal posted 09-11-2001 10:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for marc monreal  Send Email to marc monreal     
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you who are dealing with this terrible trajedy. God bless all of you. Stay strong AMERICA!!!
Marc
Tsuriki BW posted 09-12-2001 12:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
I was in NYC for a week less than 2 weeks ago, several days near the WTC. I also visited Washington DC during that time. 11 days ago I was on an American Airlines 757 from JFK to San Jose. One of the same airlines, same type of plane, same type of flight (east coast to west coast so all tanks were full of fuel) the was hijacked and crashed.

My nephew and his wife work at the Pentigon and were in the building when it was attacked. We just got word they are safe and now at home, but shacken up pretty bad.

I am so happy at returning safe and sound, yet so sad for the victims and families that were lost or injured. I say a special prayer for the police and fire fighters who went into the area and buildings trying to help but ended up giving the ultimate sacrafice.

Tsuriki

wpr posted 09-12-2001 07:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for wpr    
I agree with all comments posted here. I wish to add one. I put gas in the jeep two nights ago and paid $1.33. At those same pumps last night, I paid $1.41 for the same gas. It saddens me to think there are people within this country that'll take advantage of a national tragedy. There is something really wrong with all of this.
My prayers to all that have lost. My hope for swift retaliation, once and for all, to the cowards who did this. May they rot in hell.
gunnelgrabber posted 09-12-2001 08:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for gunnelgrabber  Send Email to gunnelgrabber     
amen!.........how can anyone hate anything,particularly other people,...that much???..i pray that the good lord change their evil hearts and minds....or we need to do some localized surgery on the problem.god bless america.
GAwhale posted 09-12-2001 08:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
I am stuck in Boston safe with family.

This is a sad wake up call for the United States Aviation System. Security has become too lax. Did anyone ever notice the qualtiy of the personnel working the security check points for $7-8 per hour? Plus too many contract employees working around the aircraft instead of airline personnel. Air Lines like everyone else, trying to save money.

hauptjm posted 09-12-2001 10:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
To those who commit such heinous crimes, your justice will be swift.
To those that allow and create safe harbour to the God-less cowards, yours too will come.
To those that may be want to imitate or replicate these spineless acts of terrorism,
You will be eliminated just as swiftly.
May God have mercy on your soul, for I certainly will not!

Our prayers and admiration go out to the many heroes that went beyond the call of duty to save as many lives as they could. Words cannot describe the feeling of pride to be a citizen of the same country as these brave men and women.

We will survive. We will rebuild. We will thrive again. It is our destiny.

God Bless America

Whalerdan posted 09-13-2001 04:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
Being over here makes everything seem so surreal. It really hit us when we saw all the Germany flags around town flying a half-staff. We had three Boeing employees that were killed in one of the planes that were hijacked. I didn't know them personally, but it still seems close to home, which is were I wish I was. We'll get whoever did this but the way I feel we can't hurt them enough.
Ray posted 09-13-2001 08:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ray  Send Email to Ray     
I add my prayers and sympathy to the hurting and broken and lost. May we continue to pray for America, our leaders and the rescue workers. My son's new sister in law was amongst the injured and is ok but really shaken. She was working a few blocks from the trade center. It's so hard to grasp the magnitude of such devestation yet I wonder why does it take such magnitude to wake us up. I buried an 18 year old at 3pm Tuesday right in the middle of all the chaos. Alcohol related. To see the pain in the parents causes me to ask why has America come so low as to worhip the almighty dollar and budwiser and sports and the like. There is tremendous pain all around us every day and we have been numb to it for so long. God, may we have the grace to repent for every child abused, for every drunk driving death, for every baby aborted......

I'm sorry for using this forum as a place to vent but when you are in the middle of this spiritual war every day and see the pain and feel the pain it makes me want to explode with anger at the evil one and at we who are so easily decieved.
Ray

whaleryo posted 09-13-2001 11:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for whaleryo  Send Email to whaleryo     
As we watch network news and view the physical damage caused by Tuesdays horrific events, I'd just like to take a moment to reflect on the unbearable human toll.

I live in Rockville Centre, New York; a village some 25 miles east of Manhattan. It is a quiet tree-lined community of mostly single-family homes. Its small-town feel and proximity to New York make it an ideal locale for people who wish to work and play in the city, but would prefer to shed the hubbub of urban life at the end of the day.

Nearly everyone in this town has lost someone close to them.

My next-door neighbor Renie, the mother of two teenagers, has not been heard from since leaving home for her job on the 93rd floor of the WTC north tower on Tuesday. We waved goodbye to her on Tuesday morning as she passed by in her new, bright yellow Volkswagen Bug on her way to the Long Island Railroad station in town. Her husband Eric is on a business trip in Japan and is unable to return home due to the ban on commercial air traffic.

My 17 year old son brought home a schoolmate who didn't know what to do or where to go. He lives with his widowed father who has been missing since Tuesday, when he was invited to the WTC to accept congratulations on a recent promotion. Many other students in the school are awaiting word on missing parents.

My son's girlfriend has two uncles missing; one a firefighter, the other a police officer, both presumed dead.

In the aftermath of a disaster of such major proportions, it is easy to lose sight of the tragic personal loss of so many innocent people. Too many people in areas in and around the metropolitan area are hoping and praying that they will somehow be reunited with their missing sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters.

As you go through your day, please take time to cherish the ones you love and to reflect on those whose lives are changed forever.

Regards,

Bill Yovino

AZdave posted 09-15-2001 02:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for AZdave  Send Email to AZdave     
Today the choir at my high school sang the Star Spangled Banner at the end of announcements. It was remarkable that none of my students (really bright 17 and 18 year olds) in physics had anything to say. These are kids tied to attack helicopters, air traffic control, and the rest of our high tech future because of the jobs of their parents hold.
AZdave posted 09-15-2001 02:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for AZdave  Send Email to AZdave     
Today the choir at my high school sang the Star Spangled Banner at the end of announcements. It was remarkable that none of my students (really bright 17 and 18 year olds) in physics had anything to say. These are kids tied to attack helicopters, air traffic control, and the rest of our high tech future because of the jobs of their parents hold.
I find that I am amazed and deeply moved by the level of sympathy from Europe. I did not know that the Brits knew the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and the assembly of 200,000 Germans in Berlin is humbling. In the midst of this horror, perhaps we can find that we have been underestimating each other for years.
Dave Tollefson

AZdave posted 09-15-2001 02:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for AZdave  Send Email to AZdave     
Today the choir at my high school sang the Star Spangled Banner at the end of announcements. It was remarkable that none of my students (really bright 17 and 18 year olds) in physics had anything to say. These are kids tied to attack helicopters, air traffic control, and the rest of our high tech future because of the jobs of their parents hold.
I find that I am amazed and deeply moved by the level of sympathy from Europe. I did not know that the Brits knew the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and the assembly of 200,000 Germans in Berlin is humbling. In the midst of this horror, perhaps we can find that we have been underestimating each other for years.
Dave Tollefson

AZdave posted 09-15-2001 02:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for AZdave  Send Email to AZdave     
Oops! I'm not sure why I am repeating my posts. I will check into it. Dave
Bigshot posted 09-17-2001 02:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
My simple wish!

We have been under attack and our rights of freedom stolen away for decades and by whom? Our neighbors and fellow Americans. How many people go to the Ghetto and buy groceries, none of us. We cannot even go on our own soil because we are afraid. Afraid of kids with guns shooting up their schools. Gangs doing drive bys and killing innocent people. Convenient stores and gas stations robbed on a weekly basis. We are ready to start world war 3 over 5 or 6000 deaths, and rightfully so, but what about the thousands of people killed each year by our fellow citizens? How come we do not search and destroy them? We all feel invaded and hurt, I have felt that way for years. Until Tuesday, I was more worried about some whacko carjacking me than some towel head hijacking a plane. I was more worried about some nutcase bombing my office because he lost his life savings in the market than some nutcase bombing the Pentagon. We are outraged and ready to fight but why not last week or last year in our own back yards? Why because it didnít happen to you, you stayed out of the ghetto. You did not live in Oklahoma or have your kids in Combine(sp) school. Until now it was not "your problem" it was the crazy gangs in Compton or the whackos in Waco. I hope you are awake now and I hope if nothing else happens that this tragedy will unite our country and stop the terrorism on our own streets and restore freedom to all. Why would this happen? Maybe because we just are NOT going to take it anymore. Maybe we want to keep our windows open and our doors unlocked while at work or sleeping. Maybe we want our freedom back, not because of middle easterners, because of Americans. Not sure about you but I have had enough. If we can kill innocent people in the pursuit of freedom in Afghanistan, why can't I kill the punk pointing a .38 at a convenient store clerk? Why can't I shoot the scumbag dealing drugs to the kids on the corner. Why can't I kill.....because this is America and criminals have more rights than us.

God Bless America!

LKS posted 09-17-2001 07:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for LKS  Send Email to LKS     
Bigshot (and others)--
I, too, was struck by similar feelings this morning. Maybe it's part of the grieving process . . . In an effort to "get back to normal," our local morning broadcast opened with a story that over the weekend, two children were shot -- caught in the middle of drive-by gang shootings -- a 4 year old girl and an 8 year old. I'm struck that we are going after terrorist organizations that originated abroad, yet local "terrorist" attacks are regarded by our local media as the norm. We need to keep our entire nation in our prayers and be ever vigilant in our efforts to protect the ones we love. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, especially those who have lost family and/or friends in this terrible tragedy. May God be with you and yours. -- lks
Bertramp posted 09-19-2001 08:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bertramp  Send Email to Bertramp     
I worked a 2wtc and was there that day. Plain and simple .... the course of events caused me to be one place instead of another.....luck. I saw things that I hope to never see again and will never forget what I saw.
God help us all !!
we need it
Bigshot posted 09-19-2001 11:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Amen Bertramp! I had many friends and family with "close" calls last week.
Clark Roberts posted 09-19-2001 01:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
After 38 years of subscribing to our local paper, The Daytona Beach News Journal, I cancelled this morning! After only a week they are again running distasteful political cartoons (by beattie and others) depicting Bush as a dumb boob! I can't take this stuff anymore and while I respect the press' freedom to publish what they choose I will be free to choose to NOT be confronted with it each day! I respect the the presidency no matter what political affiliation of current president... The News Journal will never get another thin dime of my money... God Bless America and Happy Whalin'.. Clark... The Old Man and the Sea
Bigshot posted 09-19-2001 02:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Clark, It is free online :)
lhg posted 09-19-2001 02:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Clark - you did the right thing. Maybe some more will, too. That kind of stuff just doesn't fly today!
GAwhale posted 09-19-2001 07:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
Not a pretty picture here in the aviation industry. The only people flying are people who already bought a ticket. No new ticket sales.

The CEO of Delta stated that if a federal aid package does not come out by Friday, he will forced to take more drastic measures. All the new people are running scared, afraid of a lay off. The gloom and doom rumor mill is churning at full tilt.

It will be nice to take the boat out this Saturday.

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