Friday, September 11, 2009

"Just five more minutes, Daddy..."

I made another video, this year, to memorialize the events of 9/11:



Mixed into the images from 9/11/2001, are related images from its aftermath: Iraq, Afghanistan, the War on Terror.

And please remember David Reed Gamboa-Brandhorst and his fathers, Daniel and Ron....3 among the 2,996 stolen from us that Tuesday morning, 8 years ago....

Photo courtesy and property of Taurus Photographix


From my 2006 post:

How many of you remember what it was like to be 3 years old? How many of you can remember what you did just 3 years ago? How many of you have projected 3 years into the future, thinking that 3 years was a long time away to be planning for, that far in advance? How many of you have ever imagined what it would be like if 3 years was the average life expectancy? How would you spend your time if 3 years was all that you had left to live? 4 years to graduate from high school...4 years is the norm to earn an undergraduate degree from college. What could 3 years give you? What could you give back to the world and to your country, in just 3 short years?

David Reed Gamboa-Brandhorst was born June 23, 1998. That same month, an enemy of the United States few Americans knew about, Osama bin Laden, was placed on the FBI's most wanted list. 2 months later, on August 7th, the world saw simultaneous bomb attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. 224 were killed, including 12 U.S. citizens. Worst was yet to come...
Please read the rest of my post.


We owe it to ourselves as Americans- as patriots- to personalize the loss of our fellow citizens, then and now. They are our brothers and sisters; our fellow Americans, and fellow human beings.

The lessons of September 11th: Always remember, and never forget.

Alternate post for Project 2,996 at Flopping Aces

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6 Comments:

Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

We can never forget and we must always be reminded of what took place eight years ago lest we forget!

Friday, September 11, 2009 5:28:00 AM  
Blogger Brenda Jean said...

Thank you so much for the video. I think people misunderstand that healing doesn't mean we forget. We remember to honor those we lost and to strengthen our resolve to never let this happen again. It frightens me now that I'm so sure that is NOT true of our current president.

Friday, September 11, 2009 5:45:00 AM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

We owe it to ourselves as Americans- as patriots- to personalize the loss of our fellow citizens, then and now. They are our brothers and sisters; our fellow Americans, and fellow human beings.

Amen and amen.

This year, all the names at Project 2,996 did not get assigned because not enough bloggers signed up. Sad. Tragic, really.

Americans have short memories, I guess.

Friday, September 11, 2009 9:03:00 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Absolutely wondrous, Wordsmith.

AOW: I had no idea, until today, that Project 2,996 even existed.

BZ

Friday, September 11, 2009 9:38:00 AM  
Blogger Average American said...

Nice job Wordsmith, nice job.

Friday, September 11, 2009 10:27:00 PM  
Blogger Z said...

I did sign up, Always, but never heard back.

Sparky, this is such a poignant reminder; I remember your post and it was wonderful; only 3 years old. God bless him and his family.

Saturday, September 12, 2009 12:15:00 AM  

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