I shared a quote with my Facebook friends last night from Rudolph Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, on the eve of this 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks:
“The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic, and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom.”
Pretty soul stirring, right?
Then I started to wonder if it was still true, Save Jerseyans.
Evidence to the contrary: (1) the NSA is intercepting our personal phone records and (2) Americans can’t board an airplane without invasive searches; (3) Government spending is now approaching 40% of the GDP, greater than any time in our history save for World War II; (4) Washington can compel you to buy anything that Congress wants you to consume provided that it’s accomplished under the guise of a “tax” or, in the case of real property, transfer yours to another private individual for the “public good”; (5) Government opposition groups suffer punitive tax audits and (6) major scandals are shamelessly covered up.
Shall I keep going?
Posted: September 11th, 2013 | Author: admin | Filed under: Liberty | Tags: 9-11, Freedom, Liberty, Matt Rooney, Save Jersey, September 11 | 1 Comment »
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MY 9/11 memory, by Charles Measley
It was a morning very similar to this as I sat in my six grade English class at
Holy Trinity School in Long Branch. When a teacher from across the hall came in
and instructed us to turn on the news, that there was some sort of accident in
New York City.
As we turned on CNN we saw a gaping hole on the side of a skyscraper as the
reporters struggled to understand how a pilot could make such a horrific mistake on a clear day like this. As we sat there and watch without warning we saw an airplane coming from behind and slamming into the next tower with a horrific fireball. At that moment the attitude of everyone change , the reporters said with certainty that this was no accident, but intentional.
Shortly after that my father came and picked me up early, he drove me down to the beach in West, a section of Long Branch. As we stood there on the sandy
beach with the crystal clear sky in front of us we could see the smoke billowing
from the city. In the back of my mind I was wondering if my mother, who worked in the city was okay.
We went back home and put on the news and watch as one tower fell, and then
another, and then a plane crashing into the Pentagon and then another plane
smashing into a field in Pennsylvania. Luckily that day my mother never made it in, she left late and got stuck in traffic on the parkway by Perth Amboy.
The weather was wonderful on Sunday, much as it was on September 11, 2001.
As I gazed over to New York and noticed the Freedom Tower in the distance, I turned to my friend and said, “it is just not the same.”
Life will never be the same for those who lost husbands or wives, brothers or sisters, aunts or uncles, friends and lovers that day. Life will not be the same for those who fled lower Manhattan to physical safety but still bear the psychological and emotions scars.
Life will never be the same for the families of the first responders who perished that day, or have perished since or are still hanging on, due to poisonous air that guaranteed a slow death.
Life with never be the same for the young men and women who have served bravely in Afghanistan and Iraq, even if they came home unharmed physically. Life will never be the same for their families.
Life will never be the same for a nation that has traded freedom and privacy for security.
Posted: September 10th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 9-11 | Tags: 9-11 | 5 Comments »
Governor Chris Christie speaking about 9-11 during his press conference at the FEMA operations center in Neptune. Video by APP.com
Posted: September 7th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 9-11, Chris Christie | Tags: 9-11, Chris Christie | 1 Comment »
Members of the Highlands Fire Department will be transporting a piece of the World Trade Center from JFK Airport to the World Trade Center site and then on to Highlands tomorrow, according to Councilwoman and former Fire Chief Rebecca Kane.
Kane said that the Port Authority approved the HFD’s application for a piece of the WTC to be permanently memorialized at their firehouse with a mural and lighting on June 27th.
The steel will arrive at Veteran’s Park in Highlands tomorrow, September 7, at approximately 6PM. Highlands will have a formal memorial service at the park on Sunday September 11 at 4:30PM.Posted: September 6th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 9-11, Highlands | Tags: 9-11, Highlands, Highlands Fire Department, Rebecca Kane | 8 Comments »
Come Join Scott Sipprelle as we rally in celebration of the American spirit and in remembrance of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and those they left behind.
Thompson Park, Monroe
We will meet at grove 3A off of Lakeview Dr. (adjacent to Manalapan Lake) Parking is located immediately before grove 3A.
We will sing Patriotic songs and Scott will address the crowd. All are welcome!
Directions to Thompson Park http://www.co.middlesex.nj.us/parksrecreation/thompson.asp