“This DaY” …Sept. 11

“Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward and freedom will be defended.”
President Bush, Sept. 11.

“Are you guys ready? Let’s roll!”
Flight 93 passenger Todd Beamer signalling the passengers to attack the hijackers.

“The number of casualties will be more than most of us can bear.”
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Sept. 11.

“This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today. It is perpetrated by fanatics who are utterly indifferent to the sanctity of human life, and we the democracies of this world are going to have to come together and fight it together.”
British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Sept. 11.

Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded … as a hostile regime.”
President Bush, Sept. 20.

Make no mistake: The United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts.”
President Bush, Sept. 11.

Sweet friends.
I will be at Ground Zero on “this day”.
I promise to visit all your enlightening, heart warming sites upon my return.
If you wish, I will say a special prayer for y’all.

Meister Eckhart said:
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.

I can not thank y’all enough for your support throughout this time and …all year long.

Bless each and every one of you, your families and loved ones.

I ask y’all one thing please if I may………
Promise me you fill your hearts with Love today, not rage.

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20 Responses to ““This DaY” …Sept. 11”

  1. Defiant Infidel says:

    I always keep some love in the oil pump for those who deserve it, Angel. But I will not tell you that there is no rage in there. There is, and it has its’ place and its’ use.

    Take one of my prayers down there with you, OK? Take care, too.

  2. Wordsmith says:

    The family of the person I blogged about in my 9/11 Tribute (3 year old David Gamboa-Brandhorst) are down there. David’s aunt says they go every year, to Ground Zero to pay their respects.

  3. Veritas says:

    Angel, I hope peace is with you today.

  4. hnav says:

    my heart breaks…

    so thankful for this President…

    and getting rather disgusted by the partisan liberals, even more…

    heard Bill Clinton was in Canada, laughing it up, at a fundraiser the other night?

    simply pathetic…

    9/11, Iraq, WMD, Clinton’s “birthday” and more

  5. Ma r t i n @ b l o g b a t says:

    I’m fully of comments today, so here goes!

    1. I’m sure Clinton feels quite at home in Canada during a wartime anniversary. ;)

    2. That Irish ankle-biter is adorable.

    3. “‘Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded … as a hostile regime.’ President Bush, Sept. 20.”

    So when do we begin arming insurgants in Iran and going after Hezbollah?

  6. Lady Jane says:

    Please, Angel, say a prayer for me and for the family of Betty Ong, in particular. She is the one I am remembering for the 2,996 Tribute. I will be praying for you.

  7. The MaryHunter says:

    I said a prayer for you, Angel, that peace will be yours on your pilgrimage to Ground Zero. You visit for so many of us who wish to.

    Such a moving day this is, mixed with anger that this really didn’t have to happen, had the US acted with some balls in years previous. (“The Path to 9/11″ has been riling me a bit)

  8. MissingLink says:

    I never hate and never get into rages Angel.
    But… I’m for clear thinking, resolve and well defied defense system.
    We must protect ourselves.

  9. Old Soldier says:

    God be with you, Angle, may you feel His presence and comfort.

  10. Gayle says:

    Ditto what Old Soldier said! :)

    I wish I could go, but it’s simply too far. Blessings!

  11. cube says:

    I wish I could say I will only carry love in my heart today, but it would be a lie. I am brimming over with with rage, much like I was 5 years ago. I dare not let go of my rage because it keeps strong my resolve to fight the good fight regardless of what may come my way.

  12. David says:

    A moving post, Angel. I night wish that President Bush had meant it when he said,

    “Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded … as a hostile regime.”

    If he had, of course, Saudi Arabia–among other countries–might well be sporting a couple of bright and shiny *heh* radioactive glass parking lots, “monuments” to their support of terrorism that could be plainly seen from space with the naked eye.

    Syria? Iran? Yeh, and a few other places. If Bush had taken a lesson from Kipling to heart (and if he were to take border security seriously) we’d be genuinely winning the war with Islam about now.

    blockquote>The Grave of the Hundred Head

    by Rudyard Kipling.

    There’s a widow in sleepy Chester
    Who weeps for her only son;
    There’s a grave on the Pabeng River,
    A grave that the Burmans shun;
    And there’s Subadar Prag Tewarri
    Who tells how the work was done.

    A Snider squibbed in the jungle-
    Somebody laughed and fled,
    And the men of the First Shikaris
    Picked up their Subaltern dead,
    With a big blue mark in his forehead
    And the back blown out of his head.

    Subadar Prag Tewarri,
    Jemadar Hira Lal,
    Took command of the party,
    Twenty rifles in all,
    Marched them down to the river
    As the day was beginning to fall.

    They buried the boy by the river,
    A blanket over his face-
    They wept for their dead Lieutenant,
    The men of an alien race-
    They made a samadh1 in his honour,
    A mark for his resting-place.

    For they swore by the Holy Water,
    They swore by the salt they ate,
    That the soul of Lieutenant Eshmitt Sahib
    Should go to his God in state,
    With fifty file of Burmans
    To open him Heaven’s Gate.

    The men of the First Shikaris
    Marched till the break of day,
    Till they came to the rebel village
    The village of Pabengmay-
    A jingal2 covered the clearing,
    Caltrops hampered the way.

    Subadar Prag Tewarri,
    Biddin8 them load with ball,
    Halted a dozen rifles
    Under the village wall;
    Sent out a flanking-party
    With Jemadar Hira Lal.
    The men of the First Shikaris
    Shouted and smote and slew,
    Turning the grinning jingal
    On to the howling crew.
    The Jemadar’s flanking-party
    Butchered the folk who flew.

    Long was the morn of slaughter,
    Long was the list of slain,
    Five score heads were taken,
    Five score heads and twain;
    And the men of the First Shikaris
    Went back to their grave again,

    Each man bearing a basket
    Red as his palms that day,
    Red as the blazing village-
    The village of Pabengmay
    And the “drip-drip-drip” from the baskets
    Reddened the grass by the way

    They made a pile of their trophies
    High as a tall man’s chin,
    Head upon head distorted,
    Set in a sightless grin,
    Anger and pain and terror
    Stamped on the smoke-scorched skin.

    Subadar Prag Tewarri
    Put the head of the Boh
    On the top of the mound of triumph,
    The head of his son below-
    With the sword and the peacock banner
    That the world might behold and know.
    Thus the samadh was perfect,
    Thus was the lesson plain
    Of the wrath of the First Shikaris-
    The price of white man slain;
    And the men of the First Shikaris
    Went back into camp again.

    Then a silence came to the river,
    A hush fell over the shore,
    And Bohs that were brave departed,
    And Sniders squibbed no more;
    For the Burmans said
    That a white man’s head
    Must be paid for with heads five-score.

    There’s a widow in sleepy Chester
    Who weeps for her only son;
    There’s a grave on the Pabeng River,
    A grave that the Burmans shun;
    And there’s Subadar Prag Tewarri
    Who tells how the work was done.

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  14. A Truman North says:

    Thank you Angel for helping me remember why it is we’re fighting- not out of anger at our enemies, but out of love for them, and for ourselves.

    G-d bless you and all of us who feel American today.

  15. hizziekiller says:

    Peace and strength to you Angel.

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