What I Will be doing for 9-11

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This is what I Will be doing to honor the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11th:

I Will pray for those family members who were left motherless, fatherless, brother-less, sister-less from the deaths of nearly 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001.

I Will continue to be a volunteer in my community.

I Will spend the day thinking about all the friends and acquaintances I have lost this year.

I Will pray for the safety of our men and women in military uniform.

I Will pray for those first responders who worked at Ground Zero and now have cancer.

I Will pray for those decision makers who can see they get the proper medical treatment, at no cost to the first responders.

I Will call each of my grandchildren and tell them how much I love them.

I Will go out of my way to be nice to that person Sunday morning that I’m not especially fond of.

I Will make a donation to an organization in Fayette County that I have not heretofore supported.

I Will make sure there’s a flag flying in front of my house.

I Will spend this Sunday quietly and in contemplation.

This is what I Will do.

May I ask what You Will do?

[Carolyn Cary is the official Fayette County historian and the editor of the county’s first compiled history, “The History of Fayette County,” published in 1977. She lives in Fayetteville.]

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I will thank God, as I do every 9/11 for the last 10 years, that my brother is still alive. My brother, who was in the Pentagon at work on this awful day. Who got up on the morning of 9/12 and rode his bicycle to work, and found an office that was open. His was closed due to smoke damage. My brave, smart, tough and thoughtful brother.

I will thank God that my sister-in-law is still the kind, compassionate woman she was 10 years ago. My sister-in-law, who spent the days and nights after 9/11 at the Pentagon counseling 19 and 20 year old soldiers who were trying so hard to rescue people and were turned back by the fires that were so hard to put out. And counseled family members who were praying their loved ones would come out alive. I pray to God that those soldiers, and all the firefighters, EMT's, and police are living productive lives now and that they know how heroic their actions were then .

I will thank God that my niece, who was 10 years old, has wonderful family that have helped her grow up to be the beautiful and smart and funny college sophomore that she is today. You see, the nuns at her Catholic school inadvertently announced to the students that the Pentagon had been hit by a plane, not realizing that some students had parents working there.

Finally, I will pray to God for Terry Lynch and his wife, Jacqueline, and their 2 daughters, who I never met. They lived across the street from my brother. Terry did not work in the Pentagon, but was there only for a meeting, on that terrible 9/11. You see, his daughter babysat my niece. She was 17 on 9/11/01. I hear that Terry would have been a grandfather now. I will pray for his grandchild.

In the words that my brother wrote to us that afternoon, let me share with you his thoughts.

"A lot of innocent lives lost today, our faith in our own security is a little shaken, but from the perspective of one of those targeted, I have every bit of confidence that we will find the cowards responsible-I just wish I was as confident that we can find solutions for what drives people to do this."

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Thoughtful remembering. Their families might appreciate it.

I get just as sad about the 20-25,000 American soldiers killed and 35-40,000 severely wounded or crippled, and the 250,000 civilians and terrorists also killed.

I can't think but what the happenings of this day caused those deaths and wounds also.

There must have been a better way to resolve it without such vengeance!

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You need some help here!!

To quote you.
"I get just as sad about the 20-25,000 American soldiers killed and 35-40,000 severely wounded or crippled, and the 250,000 civilians and terrorists also killed".

Just to get this right. You are sad that the terrorists that slit the throats of our flight crews and passengers and on Sept 11 2001 were killed. You are sad that terrorists who use women and children as human bombs to kill civilians are dead? You are sad that the terrorist that killed an innocent man Leon Klinghoffer on the Achille Lauro are dead. Your are sad for Tim McVeigh who bombed a federal building that claimed 168 lives, including 19 children under the age of 6,and injured more than 680 people all innocent. You are sad for the terrorist that killed 299 American and French servicemen in the bombing of the Marine barracks in 1983. You are sad the the big terrorists Osama Bin Laden is dead.

You seem to have no clue what our Armed Services do to prevent collateral damage sometimes to their on detriment. Roundabout you make me sick to my stomach. Enough said. God Bless our men and women in uniform and those that have served.

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Oh, and you forgot.....

........that the Romans killed innumerable Christians let us get onto Rome!
Also, The Crusaders killed hundreds of thousands of Muslims and Persians and nearly wiped out Jerusalem.

And early Popes lead troops against "enemies" sitting in the saddle or riding a cart.
And that a million soldiers were killed in our wars since 1900.
The wounded (poison gas, lost limbs, lung problems, mental problems)and the enemy's losses were so many as not to be counted.

So, is this what you wish when a half dozen terrorists attack us?
Simply blast them back with artillery and bombs---tick for tat.
Our soldiers don't give the orders, Washington does.

We don't ever change anything permanently anyway. Guarantee you that Iraq and Afghanistan and Pakistan, etc., will be the same within 10-15 years as they were 10-15 years ago. Britain, Rome, Greeks, Persians, French, all tried such things and failed in the long run.

We can protect ourselves if invaded, get nowhere wandering the world. If Japan had not bombed Pearl Harbor, England may be speaking German, but They have run off others before and would have Germany.

When you aren't intelligent enough to figure out how to sensibly respond to irritation, that is when war is started with youths. But not rich youths.

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Typical response from you. A subject change and not addressing what I was asking about your comment. You get just as sad when a terrorist is killed as when an innocent civilian is killed or one of our brave soldiers or first responders? You must be so full of anger. Lets see you were just as sad when Tim McVeigh was killed??? You were just as sad when Saddam Hussein was put to death??? You were just as sad when the Seals killed Osama bin Laden??? You were just as sad for the terrorists that died in the aircraft flown in to the World Trade Center as you were when our innocent first responders killed the same day??? I am not asking about Popes or the Crusades or the evils of war. I was asking you about A STATEMENT YOU MADE. A simple yes or no will do on the above questions. Do you stand behind you statement??

(A yes B no )

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I am saying that it was a bad trade since both of our current wars are not going to permanently accomplish anything as far as changing those countries! Maybe Libya is being handled much better.

It has nothing to do with brave soldiers or anyone else who get killed.
It is politics and some of us get propagandized!

You can't just haul off and kill the world for one instance of terror! You pay back in kind.

Some learn nothing from past history!

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I knew you would not stand behind your statement.That is what you do spew dribble that makes no since. How could you stand behind it. Once again you change the subject now its Libya and more dribble you can not stand behind.

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I don't know what "no since" (sense) and "stand behind" mean.

I wrote it down, is that not "stand behind?"

You sound like the minority found drowned in the river with 200# of chains locked around him, and the sheriff said,"worse case of suicide I ever cede!"

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Perfect

You can not make any valid points so you resort to correcting the wrong use of a word. Then more of the same senseless dribble. Over and out.

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9/11

I will spend the day-

Living. Carrying on with life. Being an American. Not giving up nor giving in to fear.

GOD bless America

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Today 9/11

We shall remember those 102 minutes and...

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Ms. Cary - I will

do these things as well, but I will begin by thanking you for being one of the best citizens of this community.

Thank you for all that you do for us here in Fayette County.

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Carolyn

God Bless ..

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