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Posted: 9/11/2010 5:00:14 PM EDT
I went out to the lake today to help my friend fix his boat. Seeing all the people out there carrying on, getting drunk and having a good time seems... wrong to me on this day. In my mind, today is a day of reverence, rage, and remembrance and should be treated respectfully.

Am I being too prude about it?
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:01:04 PM EDT
For the large part, America and Americans don't care or remember.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:03:35 PM EDT
It is an individual choice IMO.

Not to pick a fight but do you feel your choice of spending the day working on a boat was somehow more reverential?
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:03:56 PM EDT
I sort of see your point, but what those people are doing is also a big "fuck you" to the animals who planned and executed 9/11. They want to destroy our way of life. So far they haven't.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:04:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dedfella:
It is an individual choice IMO.

Not to pick a fight but do you feel your choice of spending the day working on a boat was somehow more reverential?

Gotta agree
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:04:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 10NOV:
For the large part, America and Americans don't care or remember.

Unfortunately, I have to agree with you.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:05:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ridge_Runner_5:

Originally Posted By dedfella:
It is an individual choice IMO.

Not to pick a fight but do you feel your choice of spending the day working on a boat was somehow more reverential?

Gotta agree


Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:06:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dedfella:
It is an individual choice IMO.

Not to pick a fight but do you feel your choice of spending the day working on a boat was somehow more reverential?


Yes.

I was helping a friend. Fitting for the occasion in my opinion.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:06:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2010 5:07:39 PM EDT by Stegadeth]
What would piss off a bunch of terrorists who hate pork, porn, alcohol and our prosperity more than getting drunk, barbecuing some pork, maybe spending some time with a nice American woman and having a nice leisurely day on the lake not being afraid of their terror campaign?
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:06:57 PM EDT
I talked about it with the kids this morning....moved a new bed into the kids room, doing some painting and now cooking steaks for dinner.........what happened was horrible, we spent our time remembering.., but life goes on.....
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:07:39 PM EDT
A lot of Americans probably don't remember or care anymore but we as a nation have an obligation to
remember what happened on 9/11/01. I don't think the victims would want us to stop having a good time
on this day but, would like us to remember them and what happened.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:07:41 PM EDT
First thing that came to mind when I read the thread title.

Am I wrong?

No you're not wrong Walter, you're just an asshole.

Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:10:22 PM EDT
I think remembrance is some what of a daily thing, and more so on the anniversary. What happened changed this country, but not living life is something they would love to see.

Nothing wrong helping a friend with a boat though.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:10:34 PM EDT
I shot an action rifle match today....it seemed fitting.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:10:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By UncivilEngineer:
I sort of see your point, but what those people are doing is also a big "fuck you" to the animals who planned and executed 9/11. They want to destroy our way of life. So far they haven't.


This. I spent time at the range earlier and now am grilling steaks. I remember very well what today represents, but I'll be damned if I am going to dishonor those who died by putting my life on hold. I am an American by God, and I will freely enjoy my country, terrorists be DAMNED.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:11:49 PM EDT
About half the flags I saw today were flying at full staff. That bothered me.

Jane
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:14:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PlaneJane:
About half the flags I saw today were flying at full staff. That bothered me.

Jane


Mine is at half staff, so is the one at my moms house
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:14:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Originally Posted By dedfella:
It is an individual choice IMO.

Not to pick a fight but do you feel your choice of spending the day working on a boat was somehow more reverential?


Yes.

I was helping a friend. Fitting for the occasion in my opinion.


And there you go.

Nothing wrong with that choice IMO but it was your choice of how to spend the day.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:15:25 PM EDT
always
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:15:39 PM EDT
Personally I'm not a big "anniversary" guy.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:16:59 PM EDT
As I was driving to a gun show today, I drove under a guy holding a flag on an overpass above I-80.

I honked and gave him a thumbs up.

Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:20:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By demobud:

Originally Posted By 10NOV:
For the large part, America and Americans don't care or remember.

Unfortunately, I have to agree with you.


I had to pull over today Rage and extreme sorrow it is. I know few people who even know what it means to be American. Hell in the Army I locked many a soldier for running inside at retreat so not to salute for a few seconds.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:23:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NineLivez:
Originally Posted By UncivilEngineer:
I sort of see your point, but what those people are doing is also a big "fuck you" to the animals who planned and executed 9/11. They want to destroy our way of life. So far they haven't.


This. I spent time at the range earlier and now am grilling steaks. I remember very well what today represents, but I'll be damned if I am going to dishonor those who died by putting my life on hold. I am an American by God, and I will freely enjoy my country, terrorists be DAMNED.


Remember, yes.....

Live our lives, yes.....
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:24:04 PM EDT
nothing has felt "right" for 9 years on this date...
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:25:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DKing:
always

especially when it comes to identifying possums
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:25:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ByNameRequest:
Originally Posted By NineLivez:
Originally Posted By UncivilEngineer:
I sort of see your point, but what those people are doing is also a big "fuck you" to the animals who planned and executed 9/11. They want to destroy our way of life. So far they haven't.


This. I spent time at the range earlier and now am grilling steaks. I remember very well what today represents, but I'll be damned if I am going to dishonor those who died by putting my life on hold. I am an American by God, and I will freely enjoy my country, terrorists be DAMNED.


Remember, yes.....

Live our lives, yes.....


yeah, but dont burn a Koran in Protest..
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:25:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2010 5:29:56 PM EDT by Makarov_Mami]
Personally, I don't think the whole day needs to be spent in gloom and doom, or Memorial Day, or Veteran's day, or Pearl Harbor Day. I feel that it is appropriate to have some sort of memorial activity AND enjoy life and celebrate the freedoms our heroes have died for.

I think it is a much better practice to at least take a few moments EVERY DAY to remember those we honor on those days, rather than relegate it to a few isolated days a year.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:26:14 PM EDT

I think your being ridiculous
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:33:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Makarov_Mami:
Personally, I don't think the whole day needs to be spent in gloom and doom, or Memorial Day, or Veteran's day, or Pearl Harbor Day. I feel that it is appropriate to have some sort of memorial activity AND enjoy life and celebrate the freedoms our heroes have died for.

I think it is a much better practice to at least take a few moments EVERY DAY to remember those we honor on those days, rather than relegate it to a few isolated days a year.


This makes sense to me. Thank you.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:37:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Originally Posted By Makarov_Mami:
Personally, I don't think the whole day needs to be spent in gloom and doom, or Memorial Day, or Veteran's day, or Pearl Harbor Day. I feel that it is appropriate to have some sort of memorial activity AND enjoy life and celebrate the freedoms our heroes have died for.

I think it is a much better practice to at least take a few moments EVERY DAY to remember those we honor on those days, rather than relegate it to a few isolated days a year.


This makes sense to me. Thank you.


You're welcome!
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:38:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Makarov_Mami:
Personally, I don't think the whole day needs to be spent in gloom and doom, or Memorial Day, or Veteran's day, or Pearl Harbor Day. I feel that it is appropriate to have some sort of memorial activity AND enjoy life and celebrate the freedoms our heroes have died for.

I think it is a much better practice to at least take a few moments EVERY DAY to remember those we honor on those days, rather than relegate it to a few isolated days a year.


Well spoken.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:40:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2010 5:47:25 PM EDT by floridahunter07]
Originally Posted By 10NOV:
For the large part, America and Americans don't care or remember.


This.

All I've done all day is watch the news programs and post on here in 9/11 threads, pray for the victims, and watched the Gator game with my mom, her boyfriend, and one of my best friends (who went to work earlier for his third or fourth night of FTO at the sheriff's office here).

Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:41:14 PM EDT
Dude... I'm crying as I type this, so... no, I see where you're coming from.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:42:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Makarov_Mami:
Personally, I don't think the whole day needs to be spent in gloom and doom, or Memorial Day, or Veteran's day, or Pearl Harbor Day. I feel that it is appropriate to have some sort of memorial activity AND enjoy life and celebrate the freedoms our heroes have died for.

I think it is a much better practice to at least take a few moments EVERY DAY to remember those we honor on those days, rather than relegate it to a few isolated days a year.


Perfectly said and has been said before:

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
-Speech at the Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston Massachusetts (7 June 1945), quoted in Patton : Ordeal and Triumph (1970) by Ladislas Farago

Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:42:52 PM EDT
It's more of a "fuck you" to those who caused it to have business as usual.

Besides that, the past is the past, no changing it. We move on.
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