View Full Version : The Friday After Sept 11th, 2001
I've never seen anything like it. I went out with my friends at about 8:00 pm, and literally on EVERY street corner, from the San Fernando Valley to Los Angeles there were masses of people waving the American flag, holding candles, showing vigilance. What amazed me the most about it, was they were people of every race, color, and religion. I saw Mexican gang members (cholos) out in the middle of the street with a huge American Flag waving it to passing cars, I saw Korean people doing the same, Indian people standing in front of their stores putting up American flags, everyone was out there showing their true feelings. I must say the feeling I got when I witnessed that was incredible. A chill ran up and down my spine when I realized that amongst all of the crime and hatred that goes on in my city, and in this country, for one day, everyone was united. It was something I will never forget, and I just thought I'd share it with you all.
08-30-2004, 06:52 AM
How soon we forget. Americans are notorious for having a short attention span.
08-30-2004, 01:46 PM
Absolutely Wally. I remember right after this happened all the candles lit and people coming together b/c of how tragic this was. Shortly after, I remember that all in the sudden you saw more and more people flying the American Flag not just on Sundays but every single day, on the cars they drive, in the offices they worked at and even on the clothes they wear. People created vigils to display there feelings and emotions full of imagination and heart.
Everyone wanted to help in any way they could, military all in the sudden was getting phone calls and new recruits wanting to be part of this and many people gave up lucrative careers (Pat Tillman obviously) because of the desire to be part of securing our nation.
I sure do hate how short some peoples memories have become.
"All gave some.... some gave all".
"We will never disarm any American who seeks to protect his or her family from fear and harm."
-- President Ronald Reagan
9 Ball Girl
08-30-2004, 01:54 PM
Not to mention all of the "sales" people who were making cash off of the tragedy by selling flags, pictures of the NY skyline, and images of the WTC on fire and/or crumbling down, t-shirts emblazoned with Osama's face--the list goes on with other stuff that was being sold. Imagine that. Making a buck off of a tragedy. Oh wait, that's the "American" way eh?
08-30-2004, 02:22 PM
<font color="blue">I'm not sure what to make of this. It would be funny if it was not so strange... </font color>
Small figurines depicting an airplane flying into the World Trade Center were packed inside bags of candy shipped to at least one Central Jersey store.
Otto Castillo, purchasing manager at C-Town supermarket on George Street in New Brunswick, said he found the offensive toys in a shipment of Better Candy products in June. He immediately demanded the distributor take back the merchandise................
.....The toys came in an assortment purchased in bulk sight-unseen from L&M Import in Miami and included the toys depicting the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the Twin Towers, whistles and other small toys, Pedron said. The invoice said the toy was a plastic swing set.
edit. sorry I can't get the link to work
9 Ball Girl
08-30-2004, 02:32 PM
Toys? I hadn't even heard of that! Geez...
08-30-2004, 02:58 PM
I saw that the other day. Wierd.
Here's the link (http://www.c-n.com/news/c-n/story/0,2111,1037245,00.html)
08-30-2004, 03:02 PM
Speaking of strange toys, anybody need a God-Jesus robot?
08-31-2004, 01:37 AM
That's what makes our country what it is. I'm proud to join these people and if money is a question? Then, let them cash in. I just want to be supplied with what I need to express my love for man and country.
C.C.~~the flag market needs a shot in the arm.
08-31-2004, 07:02 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote highsea:</font><hr> Speaking of strange toys, anybody need a God-Jesus robot?
Uncle of our Nation
this site is funny as heck www.engrish.com (http://www.engrish.com)
08-31-2004, 11:06 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr>Uncle of our Nation <hr /></blockquote>LOL, I'm getting huunnnngryyy...:) Hmmm. KFC sounds good.
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