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 THIS IS A MUST READ ... THIS PERSON WHO WROTE THIS,
 SHOULD STEP FORWARD AND CLAIM THIS POEM ... THE WORDS
 ARE VERY POWERFUL!

 TWO THOUSAND ONE, NINE ELEVEN!
 Two thousand one, nine eleven,
 Five thousand plus arrive in heaven.
As they pass through the gate,
 Thousands more appear in wait.

 A bearded man with stovepipe hat,
 Steps forward saying, "Lets sit, lets chat".

 They settle down in seats of clouds,
A man named Martin shouts out proud,
 "I have a dream!" and once he did,
 The Newcomer said, "Your dream still lives."
 Groups of soldiers in blue and gray,
 Others in khaki, and green then say,
 "We're from Bull Run, Yorktown, the Maine",
 The Newcomer said, "You died not in vain."

From a man on sticks one could hear,
"The only thing we have to fear."
 The Newcomer said, "We know the rest,
 trust us sir, we've passed that test."
 "Courage doesn't hide in caves,
 You can't bury freedom, in a grave,"
 The Newcomers had heard this voice before,
 A distinct Yankees twang from Hyannisport shores.
 A silence fell within the mist,
 Somehow the Newcomer knew that this
 Meant time had come for her to say,
 What was in the hearts of the five thousand plus
 that day.

> "Back on Earth, we wrote reports,
 Watched our children play in sports.
> Worked our gardens, sang our songs,
 Went to church and clipped coupons.

 We smiled, we laughed, we cried, we fought;
 Unlike you, great we're not."

 The tall man in the stovepipe hat Stood and said
 "Don't talk like that!
 Look at your country, look and see,
 You died for freedom, just like me."

 Then, before them all appeared a scene,
Of rubbled streets and twisted beams.
 Death, destruction, smoke and dust,

 And people working just 'cause they must.
 Hauling ash, lifting stones,
 Knee deep in hell, but not alone.
 "Look! Blackman, Whiteman, Brownman, Yellowman,
 Side by side helping their fellow man!"
> So said Martin, as he watched the scene,
"Even from nightmares, can be born a dream."
 Down below three firemen raised, The colors high into
 ashen haze.
 The soldiers above had seen it before,
 On Iwo Jima back in '44.
 The man on sticks studied everything closely,
 Then shared his perceptions on what he saw mostly.
"I see pain, I see tears,
 I see sorrow - but I don't see fear."

"You left behind husbands and wives,
 Daughters and sons and so many lives,
 are suffering now because of this wrong,
 But look very closely. You're not really gone.
 All of those people, even those who've never met you,
 All of their lives, they'll never forget you.
 Don't you see what has happened?
 Don't you see what you've done?
 You've brought them together, together as one.
 With that the man in the stovepipe hat said,
 "Take my hand," and from there he led;
 Five thousand plus heroes, Newcomers to heaven,
 On this day, TWO THOUSAND ONE, NINE ELEVEN!


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I will put my old beret on my head, salute and cry all at the same time to that!
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I went to the Flight 93 crash site ceremony again. After 7 years of declining attendance... this year the crowd was a bit larger. Unfortunately I don't think that was due to a re-dedication to the appreciation of what the day means due to a groundswell of understanding.

General Tommy Franks and Secretary Powell were speakers. I beleive that is the reason for the uptick in attenance.

A solumn time. It is nice to respect the ordinary men and women that fought the first offensive action in the war against radical Islam.

I will not forget their service.
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Bravo. Excellent
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