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TheList 4810


The List 4810 TGB


To All,
September 11, 2001 so we will never forget.
Regards,
Skip
Sept. 11
 
Thanks to Mighty Thunder for her really great post at 
 

11 September 2001 – 17 Years Later – Do You Remember Where You Were?

 
Another 911 story also
Thanks to Carl
 
Must read--a real warrior!!
 
From both a military and a civilian capacity, it's hard to argue with the statement that Rick Rescorla is one of the greatest heroes in modern American history.  This is pretty damn impressive, especially considering that he was British and everything. 
 
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An Unsung Hero Of 9/11. Have You Heard His Story? 
H/T Eric Buss
 

       The man featured on the cover of this book is Rick Rescorla. He fought as a Lieutenant leading Bravo company in one of the earliest and most brutal actions of the Vietnam war (LZ Albany). In spite of the heavy combat he was involved in, he did not die a hero in the jungles of southeast Asia. No he died a hero on 9.11.2001.

       The tributes poured out as they often do (and should) every year on the infamous anniversary, I saw one about this man and the lives he saved as chief of security for Morgan Stanley.

       When the tower intercom blared out instructions for people to remain calm and at their desks (the 2001 predecessor to "Shelter in Place"), he defied them and ordered everyone else to as well. He began the orderly evacuation of the building. Many, to this day, have accredited him with saving 2700 lives.

       He inherently knew, since the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993, that they would be targeted again. He spent his security career with Morgan Stanley improving security measures, establishing evacuation procedures and drilling the people often on those procedures.

       The last time this man was seen was on the 10th Floor of the WTC, still trying to get people out. The following was quoted from a call to his wife while performing the evacuation.

       "...Stop crying. I have to get these people out safely. If something should happen to me, I want you to know I've never been happier. You made my life."

       For all that this man experienced and accomplished in his life (a man born in Cornwall, England), he must be listed among the greatest of American heroes for having offered his life to save so many.

       Our lives are orchestrated...choreographed by God so that we may fullfil our calling. He blessed many by bringing Rick through his life to that moment in time, a moment that was a culmination of all he represented by both action and selflessness.

       Rest Well: Rick Rescorla 
 
 
More on Rick Riscola from the LIST archives
 
Must read--a real warrior!!
 
From both a military and a civilian capacity, it's hard to argue with the statement that Rick Rescorla is one of the greatest heroes in modern American history.  This is pretty damn impressive, especially considering that he was British and everything. 
 
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Thanks to Rich
 
Subject: Boat Lift 9/11
 
Several important examples of what can be and is done when people respond to those in need.  About 11 mins.  Not all of it pleasant but worth hearing those who assisted talk about what it meant to them.
 
One of the most patriotic events of our time. Exceeded even the evacuation of Dunkirk which took almost a week or more. This 9/11 evacuation was 500,000 souls in 9 hours. Impossible right?   This video clip is really worthwhile watching !!
Boat lift  - outstanding video clip
We certainly were busy watching the news right after 9/11, but we never saw this......BOAT-LIFT OF 9/11.....

The fact is, it was all done in  9  hours ...500,000 people!
This is a video well worth watching. The guy at the end (same guy who is at the beginning) has some great words to live by for all of us.
Watch till the end. 
You won't regret it.
We will never forget what happened that day.
 
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An emotional and evocative remembrance from Gary Sinise
Paul
Today, we celebrate the bravery of our heroes. 

"I don't have any could've, should've or would'ves. I wouldn't have changed anything. There's not many people that the last words they said to their son or daughter was 'I love you.'"

— FDNY Captain John Vigiano
Those words, spoken by the late FDNY Captain John Vigiano, a close friend of Gary and the entire Foundation, represent both the terror and humanity of 9/11. Vigiano lost both of his sons that day, Joseph an NYPD Detective, and John Jr. an FDNY firefighter. Before joining the FDNY, he served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a true patriot.

9/11 was the worst attack ever committed on American soil and our country would never be the same. Almost 3,000 lives were lost in New York City, Washington D.C., and outside of Shanksville, PA. It seemed as though a veil of innocence had been forever lifted. But beyond the veil, we also witnessed the true beauty of America. We grieved together, clutched our loved ones close, and raised our flags in unison.

On this solemn anniversary, we recognize the heroism displayed by so many in response to 9/11. Just as first responders do each and every day across our nation, the FDNY and NYPD rushed into danger as most were running away. And soon after, our military heroes were deployed to keep us safe. To all those who were lost, and to all those they left behind, we pause to honor your incredible sacrifice. We will not forget.

It's hard to believe that seventeen years have passed since 9/11. An entire generation of young adults have now grown up with only a vague recollection of what transpired that fateful day. Let's share with them the tragedy, but more importantly, the shining examples of the human spirit that live on in our collective memory of September 11, 2001.

 

 

Serving Honor and Need
Gary Sinise Foundation is a tax-exempt charity
All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law
Gary Sinise Foundation PO Box 368
Woodland Hills, CA 91365

© 2018 Copyright Gary Sinise Foundation
 
 
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20 Rarely Seen Photos of the Events of Sept. 11, 2001
By Katie Lange
DoD News, Defense Media Activity
Today marks Patriot Day, a national day of service and remembrance that commemorates the catastrophic events of Sept. 11, 2001, in which terrorists took the lives of nearly 3,000 people on American soil.
The Pentagon was one of those targets. When American Airlines Flight 77 hit the west wall of the building's first floor, it set off a chain of events that killed 125 people inside – most of whom were Army and Navy service members and employees – along with the 64 people onboard the Boeing 757. In New York, 17 Marine reservists were among the firefighters killed as the World Trade Centers collapsed.
That day was 16 years ago, but it's one that changed life for everyone in America, as well as many across the globe. It's what propelled many to join the military, go into civil service or just be inspired to do more for their country.
We've all seen photos of the devastation from that day, but here are a few lesser-seen images. While some aren't as iconic as others you've seen over the years, they're impactful just the same:
 
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Today, we celebrate the bravery of our heroes. 

"I don't have any could've, should've or would'ves. I wouldn't have changed anything. There's not many people that the last words they said to their son or daughter was 'I love you.'"

— FDNY Captain John Vigiano
Those words, spoken by the late FDNY Captain John Vigiano, a close friend of Gary and the entire Foundation, represent both the terror and humanity of 9/11. Vigiano lost both of his sons that day, Joseph an NYPD Detective, and John Jr. an FDNY firefighter. Before joining the FDNY, he served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a true patriot.

9/11 was the worst attack ever committed on American soil and our country would never be the same. Almost 3,000 lives were lost in New York City, Washington D.C., and outside of Shanksville, PA. It seemed as though a veil of innocence had been forever lifted. But beyond the veil, we also witnessed the true beauty of America. We grieved together, clutched our loved ones close, and raised our flags in unison.

On this solemn anniversary, we recognize the heroism displayed by so many in response to 9/11. Just as first responders do each and every day across our nation, the FDNY and NYPD rushed into danger as most were running away. And soon after, our military heroes were deployed to keep us safe. To all those who were lost, and to all those they left behind, we pause to honor your incredible sacrifice. We will not forget.

It's hard to believe that seventeen years have passed since 9/11. An entire generation of young adults have now grown up with only a vague recollection of what transpired that fateful day. Let's share with them the tragedy, but more importantly, the shining examples of the human spirit that live on in our collective memory of September 11, 2001.

 

 

Serving Honor and Need
Gary Sinise Foundation is a tax-exempt charity
All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law
Gary Sinise Foundation PO Box 368
Woodland Hills, CA 91365

© 2018 Copyright Gary Sinise Foundation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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