National Service – Patriot Day 9/11

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Patriot Day is the annual observance for those who were injured and died due to the 9-11 terrorists attacks.  This was not only an assault on the U.S., but against every nation and individual who do not follow their fanatical ideologies.

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This is NOT to be confused with Patriot’s Day which commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord of 1775.

This speaks for itself.

This speaks for itself.

To observe the official moment of silence – the accurate time should be at 8:46 AM (EDT).

In their memory.

In their memory.

Should you wish to see last year’s post for this day – it can be FOUND HERE>

THE HERO DOGS

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Some of you might have seen the story of a woman finding a fireman’s 911 bracelet, 10 years after it was lost.  

Should you care to watch the video – you can look HERE!

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And – Let’s NOT forget the passengers of Flight 93, who gallantly saved the White House.

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The shadow of….

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Farewell Salutes – 

Norman Brookens – Fayettville, PA; US Navy, WWII & US Army, Vietnam

Arthur Cohen – NY, VT & FL; US Army, WWII, Signal Corps, ETOkroger-honor-heros

Jose Hernandez – Salinas, CA; US Army, Korea & Vietnam, (Ret. 20 years)

Robert Jones – Springfield, VA; US Air Force, LtColonel, WWII

Robert Leonard – Huntsville, AL; US Army, WWII, PTO, 2nd Lt. to LtColonel (Ret.), Bronze Star

Ruth Milman – Calgary, Alberta, CAN; CWAC, Sgt., WWII

Lloyd Parker Sr. – Anthem, AZ; US Army, Vietnam, (Ret. 29 years)

Stephen Price – Thames, NZ; RNZ Navy # 10248, WWII

John Williams – Sheridan, WY, US Army (12 yrs), Korea/ US Air Force (8 yrs), Vietnam, (Ret.)

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on September 11, 2014, in Korean War, Vietnam, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 59 Comments.

  1. Great post all round my friend.
    The story of the bracelet was a beautiful piece.
    The firemen of 9/11 are all heroes.
    Ian

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    • Thanks, Ian. Anyone who answered the call during that chaos were heroes. Many policemen lost their lives and civilians showed up to help, people from other states, etc. It definitely took team work!

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  2. Please stop choking me up… and the rescue dog pictorial was certainly captivating.

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  3. I’m glad you added the passengers of Flight 93. I worry that they might be forgotten.

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    • I always seem to feel that both PA and the Pentagon hits take a back seat to the Towers. The passengers of Flight 93 not only saved D.C., but also the lives of the 2 fighter pilots ordered to make a kamikaze hit on the plane. Over time – people forget….

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  4. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    This was a superb post; I loved the bracelet piece and about the dogs. This event, like no other, pulled Americans, and the world really, together like no other. I liked the commenters’ links as well. ❤

    I will be working on Veterans Day resources for parents and children soon. I'm planning to put your blog down as an information resource. I have a question for you, do you know of other blogs/bloggers that share real-life stories like your blog? It's one thing to go to a parade, but to hear the stories and see the pictures could make it a more personal experience for children and their families. Here is my e-mail address: ParentRap@gmail.com

    Here is a great resource for anyone who would like to know more about the victims and that tragic day. This link has the victims names, occupations, ages, country of origin and many other links. There is even a link for Muslims alone.

    http://jackiesaulmonramirez.com/2014/07/23/patriot-day-september-11/

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  5. Outstanding post, a job well done!

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  6. A wonderful tribute and such lovely and heroic dogs.

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  7. As always, this was such a good tribute. Very appreciated. Good of you to include the search and rescue dogs.

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  8. A day to remember and be thankful for those who gave so much. But, any day is a good day to do that. You are kind to remind us here on your posts.mthank you,

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  9. This is a lovely tribute to both man and woman kind and our brilliant four-legged friends. Dec. 7 and Sept. 11 are both days of infamy.

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  10. Lovely memorial post, GP. God bless America. I remember the days and months following seeing American flags flying everywhere and everyone pulling together. Patriotism seemed to be higher than it had been in years. If only it could have lasted. Now we have people in this great land being told they can’t even fly the flag on their own property. I love the tribute to the search and rescue dogs. Beautiful.

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    • Yes, Linda, it was great to see a wave of patriotism back “in style” 13 years ago, but people forget, become too busy or just can’t be bothered. Let’s hope it doesn’t take anything quite as drastic as 3 kamikaze planes to bring the next wave. Thank you for reading and being one of the Good Guys!!

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  11. A day that changed all our lives…what a special story about the bracelet being found and returned. Besides all those who were lost in the attacks the selflessness of those who run towards danger instead of away from it needs to always be honoured. It goes without saying that the dogs who so trustingly serve us are always close to my heart. Thanks gp for a moving tribute.

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    • I appreciate your kind words, Carol and for stopping by to see the tribute. I watched the Marine blow Taps at 8:46 AM and listened to the bagpipes – heartbreaking.

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  12. Thanks for the remembrance, GP— including the dogs. –Curt

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  13. Beautiful tribute. I remember the day well and it’s hard to believe it’s been 13 years.

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  14. Reblogged this on Sunshinebright and commented:
    We need to remember the sacrifices made on our behalf.

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  15. Reblogged this on USNA or Bust! and commented:
    Great post by my patriot friend, GP. Be sure to look at the slideshow. Hero dogs. Amen.

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  16. Wonderful post. Love the slideshow. I’m reposting that…

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  17. The last graphic is very poignant. The shadow fell across the world. Also followed up on the rescue dogs. Wonderful stories. Hope there is a special memorial to them.

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  18. I did not know that today was Patriot Day. Perhaps because, living in New England, I am familiar with Patriots Day. I was also not aware of the dogs. Thanks for pointing out both today.

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    • Always here for you, Dan [just kidding]. It can become confusing since I didn’t put the full title, Patriot & National Service & Remembrance Day. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  19. You one my heart gpcox with the Dogs, of course I have heard about these dogs but have never seen them before, thank you for including them on this special day of remembrance, so sad mans inhumanity to man.

    Christian Love – Anne

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  20. Since my father and his maternal grandfather were firemen, what happened on 9-11 will always be with me.

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  21. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    A day to remember!!!

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  22. thanks for this – and I am doing the MOS at 8:46

    ~peace

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