Category — Faith
Nine years and tears beyond counting later, we remember that
it was only Nineteen men. Suicide members of a group called Al-Qaeda who were
Islamist terrorists that hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners.
They were the catalyst that
united the hearts and souls of the American people.
It was an America transformed.
A United America. A country that proudly flew the flag that represents freedom.
A country that mourned and healed together.
Nine years later, apathy has risen it’s ugly head.
Discord, fear and mistrust abound.
I pray for a spark of unity in America, healing to those who have suffered loss.
A heart felt thank you to our hero’s and American troops fighting
paying the price for our freedom.
Keeping the evil and terror at bay.
We must Never Forget. We have a responsibility to remember.
The attackers that morning flew American Airlines Flight 11 into the north
side of the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m.
United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the south tower At 9:03a.m.
Both towers collapsed.
American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon- Arlington County, Virginia at 9:37a.m.
The fourth hijacked plane, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed in a field in southwest Pennsylvania, at 10:03 a.m.
2,996 people died in these terrorist attacks.
Dale Roe organizes 2996, bloggers from around the world who write tributes and memorials to those who were murdered that September morning, nine years and a life time ago.
Please consider being involved. So we never do forget.
September 10, 2010 No Comments
To all of our friends and family, we would like to wish you you a Blessed holiday today as we celebrate our Lord’s Resurrection.
April 4, 2010 No Comments
James J. Straine, 36 years old.
From: Oceanport, N.J.
James died in a attack by Terrorists on the World Trade Center.
Called Jimmy by friends, the Husband of Trisha,
the father of Finn, and Charlie.
James Straine was a son, brother, husband and father most loved.
He had returned to his job on the 104th Floor of One World Trade Center in Manhattan.
Sept 10th for half days, he had been blessed with a new son, 5 days before.
The last call Trisha received from Jim came about 8am on Sept.11, 2001.
Jimmy had called to see how she was doing; it was to be 2 yr old
Finns first day of nursery school. Charlie was 6 days old.
Jimmy was worried bout his wife.
Trisha was missing her lover and soul mate.
There was no way to know that would be the final call.
James is said to have been a kind person, with never a cross word.
He was much loved by friends and family.
He was to have been a groomsman in a wedding on the 15 of Sept, 2001
James was an avid reader, hardly seen without a book.
He loved to Golf, and fish
James was a fixed- income investment salesman, at the Cantor Fitzgerald
center in the World Trade Center.
In August 2001, the Straine family moved to Oceanport, N.J., so that James Straine, and his family, could be near the ocean and the Shrewsbury River.
Everywhere you go in Oceanport you can see water, and it was just perfect for his great passion, fishing.
So weeks before James was murdered by Terrorists, he had realized a
Life long dream, To Live on the Ocean.
He at least had the opportunity to take young Finn fishing once.
Trisha, His love, their Children,
Beach, water, golf, reading, life
There is a golf tournament held each summer now to help Remember Jimmy Straine.
An annual gathering of friends takes place,
Finn and Charlie hear stories; learn about their daddy second hand from people who loved Jimmy and love them also.
The tournament it is also the way that the James J. Straine, Jr. Memorial Scholarship at Jimmyâ€™s alma mater, Watchung Hills Regional High School in Warren, New Jersey is funded.
Jimmy is at home with the Lord.
His family is here and can use our prayers of support and comfort.
From our hearts to yours, we will never forget.
God Bless America.
(repost from 9/11/2006)
September 11, 2009 1 Comment