9/11 Patriot and National Service Day

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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.

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

In their memory.

In their memory.

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THE HERO DOGS

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And Let’s NOT forget the passengers of Flight 93 who gallantly saved the White House and those at the Pentagon!!!

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Farewell Salutes – 

Richard Alkema – Belmont, MI; US Navy, WWII. / Detroit Police Dept.kroger-honor-heros

Charles Andres III – Harvey, LA; US Army, WWII, Lt.Col. (Ret.)/ Lake Hermitage Vol. Fire Dept.

Eugene ‘Shorty’ Bruns – Burketsville, OH; US Navy, / Burketsville Vol. Fire Dept.

John Bussman – Monroe, WI; US Army Air Corps, WWII, PTO, 11th Airborne Div./ Warren Vol. Fire Dept.

John Cox – Roseland, NJ; US Navy, WWII, submarines / Newark Police Dept.

Edward Early Sr. – New Egypt, NJ; US Army, WWII / Plumsted Chief of Police

Ercole Fioravanti – Rochester, NY; US Army, WWII, / E. Rochester Fire Dept.

Gordon Healy Sr. – Green Bay, WI; US Army, WWII, / Green Bay Police Dept.

Peter Vassello – Smithtown, NY; US Army, Korea, / Smithotwn Fire Dept.

Willis ‘Bucky’ Wise – Bakerstown, PA; US Navy, Korea, USS Soley, / Richland, Fire Dept.

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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 10, 2016, in Current News, Home Front, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 99 Comments.

  1. Let us hope people will never forget

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  2. Never forget and always honor. A relative of mine was one of those who worked with the dogs.

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  3. They must be honoured. It was an ordeal and the world watched it on television. Best.

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  4. Hey friend ! I think you said you are on FB. I hope you can open this from Cooper. She is the woman who discovered the mistake on GBT’s stone. She sent me his flight roster and
    the formation of the planes and which he was in for D-Day. She is terrific with the research

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    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/c-tango%40hotmail.com/15716f3914c96130

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  5. GP, this is by far one of the most moving and beautiful post that I have read of yours and regarding yesterday’s anniversary.

    THANK YOU for this post.
    ~~dru~~

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    • You are very welcome. For days like 9/11, Memorial Day, etc. I wonder if I over do the post, don’t do enough, haven’t worded things properly. Maybe I’m being paranoid, but I really wonder if our youth understands.

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  6. Life must go on. R.I.P. God bless all the people.

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    • We try to remember so that [maybe] people will actually learn from this horrific act and prevent it from ever happening again. That way [perhaps] life can move on in a more peaceful manner.

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  7. May we always remember them.. Thank you for the important post here xx

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  8. It’s a lovely tribute, GP. I’m glad you included the rescue dogs, too. Just as a side note, my Aunt T still was living on West 16th in New York on that terrible day. Somehow — I still don’t know how it happened — I was able to contact her by phone only an hour after the first plane had hit. She had been out taking a walk in the neighborhood, and walked back into her apartment just in time to pick up the phone. There is a role for landline phones, even today.

    I pray that such a tragedy never happens again — not here, not anywhere. We have to be much smarter about how we protect ourselves, and much more realistic about the nature of the threats.

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    • I’m glad your Aunt T wasn’t injured or harmed and still had a land line. (I still have one today.) And I agree whole-heartedly with learning to protect ourselves. Americans tend to believe, ‘it can never happen to me.’ Thank you for visiting and taking the time to read here, Linda; and without those beautiful animals, who risked their lives as well, we would have been groping in the dark. Sadly, the last remaining 9/11 rescue dog recently passed away.

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  9. You’ve posted a fine tribute to those who perished and those who came to rescue on 9/11.

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  10. I draw fire for declaring that it was controlled demolition, not the airliners that brought down the two towers. Our Government was complicit in this egregious act. Just one of my posts on 9/11:
    https://partneringwitheagles.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/911-truth-overwhelming-evidence-of-high-temperature-incendiaries-in-all-dust-samples-of-the-wtc/

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    • I honestly know more about the detailed actions of our government leading into Pearl Harbor, but I see by your post and that of the Swiss League that I need to catch up.

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  11. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    THIS IS SUPERB! NOTICE HOW MANY DOGS ARE GIVING SUPPORT TO THEIR MASTERS HELPING US TO DEAL?

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  12. For those people who lost someone it’s a tragedy the never can forget.I feel the pain in my heart

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  13. My role in 9/11 was about as small as it could be. Working in Chesterton, Indiana where all East-West railroads crossover/intersect. Indiana National Guard arrived to secure. we shared soft drinks with the “youngs”

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    • The roles are never small, Penny. Just as I tell people who say, “My ‘relative’ didn’t do much in the war, they were only….” Every job is a link in the chain to pulling through for success. The only way this country will get anything fixed is if we stand together instead of sitting it out on the bench.

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  14. Beautiful tribute, Everett. I also remember where I was when it happened. I am also hoping it never happens again but not liking what it is happening now.

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  15. Well done, GP. I so appreciate the effort you put into preparing these honorariums.

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    • I appreciate your encouragement, Jacqui. Before I click on Publish, I’m always wondering if I should have said something else, added another picture – or did I make it too busy – so your comment is a welcome sight.

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  16. Reblogged this on I Married An Angel and commented:
    We will never forget!

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  17. Reblogged this on Random Ramblings; Myriad Musings and commented:
    A moment of silence on this Day of Remembrance…

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    • Thanks for stopping by AL & Jeff! I do not like politics or the people in that profession, but I had to tear myself away from your site to finish today’s work or I’d sit here laughing all day!!

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  18. It is not easy to remember this moment in time as being 15 years ago gp, seems it lingers on the minds of all Americans and people around the world each day, for some the memory will be an everyday experience eternal.
    I fear for America in its current political climate, and pray that the 9/11 scenario will never be enacted again.
    Excellent video of our four legged heroes.
    Cheers.

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  19. O zi plina cu mult soare sanatate fericire si multa iubire, un inceput de saptamana cat mai placut!
    A full day of sun health happiness and much love, a pleasant beginning of the week!

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  20. One of those days you remember where you were and what you were doing. May they never be forgotten.

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  21. Monday at school is “Kindness Peace and Love Day”. We talk about heroes, and the hero that is in all of us. We thank fellow firefighters and police officers. We hold the American flag and sing Patriotic songs. I am proud to lead my school in this important event. 9/11 is about heroes.

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  22. Incredible post, GP! Honoring Our Heroes all! Thank you for always reminding us what’s important! 💛 Christine Elizabeth

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  23. Wonderful post. I’ll be paying my respects at the local firehouse tomorrow. The Thoreau quote reminds me of how one of the firefighters on that day described his fellow firefighters as “ordinary men who did extraordinary things”

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  24. So many lives were taken, and many more affected by this unthinkable tragedy.

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  25. Thank you for remembering first-responders too, including the dogs. I pray this never happens again, on any country’s soil.

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    • Let’s hope not!! But, as I said to Pete, it seems every generation has at least one major event that they will never forget where they were when they heard the or saw the news!

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  26. I watched those events unfold on the news, GP. Never to be forgotten!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    • Everyone remembers where they were when this happened – it seems every generation has at least one event such as this. I was in a meeting and informed by one of the big bosses and my other half happened to be watching the news as the second plane came in view. Such events are a shock to the human system and are rather hard to forget.

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  27. What a beautiful tribute. I was especially moved by the rescue dogs…though I had not thought of them, they were vital to recovery. Their eyes are hauntingly sad.

    I found this link about a children’s book that talked about the ships that came to help take fleeing people off the island. I had never heard of this before. Have you?

    https://kid-lit-reviews.com/2016/08/29/949-saved-by-the-boats-by-julie-gassman-and-steve-moors/

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    • Thank you, Mrs P. That book explains the situation to children on a child’s level of understanding – on the wonderful style of Leo Buscalia’s book “The Leaf” which explains death to children.

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  28. Reblogged this on Chasing Unicorns and commented:
    Tomorrow is the 15th anniversary. Of course we will never forget. But a reminder can sometimes help.

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  29. Never forget…first responders and their families are still paying the price for that day. Brave men, women, and dogs – all heroes.

    Excellent post.
    May I re-blog it tomorrow?

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  30. Covered in goosebumps and in tears.

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  31. The tears come not for just this day but those that followed and the heartbreak that came with them.

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  32. Thank you, Steven, I’m honored.

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