A very sad day

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by scudrunr, Sep 11, 2001.

  1. scudrunr

    scudrunr New Member

    You know what im talking bout, lets take a moment of silence

  2. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    God Bless America

    Here in South Africa knowing how it is to face terrorism our hearts go out out to you You will overcome
    To all my US friends our deepest condolences
  3. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member


    I have no words that can express my thoughts and disgust at todays events. The world has been changed for ever. Unforgivable acts.

    All my support, thoughts and whatever I can do for the peoples so innocently and tragically caught up in these events, and I know every soul in my country offers the same.

    I have no words left.....

  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    I too feel sad and angry,so to all my U.S.A. friends my deepest condolences. Remember Pearl Harbour, what Yamamoto said after the attack, and I quote “I think we have awoken a sleeping Giant, and filled him with a terrible resolve”

  5. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Thank you all, gentlemen. Living in North Jersey, just 20 miles from Manhatten, this has been a very emotional time. I am fortunate that all my loved ones are o.k.. I have a sister in law who lives outside Boston, and was ticketed on the flight which took out one of the towers. The flight was overbooked, and she volunteered to go later! Her flight took off ten minutes prior to the first plane going into the towers, shortly thereafter the passengers were notified their flight was being redirected, they wound up in Atlanta! On the way, they passed over the Washington area, and were escorted by fighter jets! Upon landing, they were all subjected to body searches. Good to hear that such measures were implemented so quickly. Also have a good friend who works (worked) in the towers, he is lucky, working on the first floor, he got out no problem. I have not yet had a chance to speak with him about what he saw. You've all seen the footage, I can only say, being that it is my "neighborhood", that I was sickened at the sight of the collapse. Last night my wife and I climbed up a hill in a park nearby where you can see the skyline, dozens of people had gathered there, one had brought a large American flag, we all stood and watched the smoke rising, no one spoke a word. The shock will start to wear off today, and people will experience rage and suffering. I am not religeous, but at times like this I still feel that "God help us all" is not a bad thought.

  6. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Being an AMERICAN and DAMN PROUD of it Iwould like to thank all of the non Amercan members of this forum and others for the support you have shown to us.

    It is nice to know that we have many friends in other countries.
  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I would also like to thank all of our overseas friends for their support, & condolences.
    We all had something taken away from us yesterday.
    My only hope is that those people didn't die in vain!
    I hope this is a wake-up call for America, & all those who consider themselves part of the free world.
    It's time to stop dancing with rogues, & despots!
    The party's over!
    I'm sorry, Irealize this is a model railroading forum, but I haven't been able to give much thought to modeling over the past couple of days.
    I'll be back when I've gotten over some of this anger & grief for my country.
    If the U.S. Army wants me back, I'll go today!!
  8. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member


    It is now a couple of days since this tragic event that has shaken the world. Australia has stopped in shock and horror, with all TV networks suspending programs and even advertising by covering the progress of events continuously as they unfold 24 hours a day. Condolences and support are pouring in to the US Embassy and consulates all over the country. I can only again offer my support and emotional thoughts to people so far away.

    However strength and resolve are needed by all people that believe in a free and just society by using the facilites available to us as part of our free and democratic societies. Eternal vigilance and participation in the processes of our free societies must be strengthened.

    Those that participate in acts of terror and are associated with and support them cannot be called participants of the human race and must be sought out.

    The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
  9. Partsman

    Partsman Member

    My prayers are with you all. God bless!

  10. justind

    justind Member

    very, very sad

    Out of the ruins of the towers soars Human Spirit. America and her people, and her friends will triumph. People pull together and even those outside of our country are pooling their resources and offering up their compassion. For decades the people that perpetrated this act have lived with the wild fire of misguided religious ferver, and irrepressed rage. And while this is the case I fear only more of what we saw on 9-11 will continue to happen. But ultimatly, I know that terrorism will kill, and maim and anger, but will never give these people what they want, and that is what we already have. And so terrorism will only lower them, and can never succeed at bringing about the end that this evil so blindly seeks. And knowing that little bit seems to help. I want revenge, but knowing humanity can survive something like this is a revenge in itself. I also pray that those in positions to act upon this attack will do so swiftly and appropriatly. To everyone who has lost someone in this tragedy you are in our prayers.
  11. IMRL393

    IMRL393 Member

    UK Foreign Secertary Jack Straw stated today that it is feared that at least 100 Britions also perished last Tueday, with the count expected to go higher. I hope and pray this figure is in error.

    Other countries who lost folk that I have heard of are our next door good neighbors of Canada and Mexico, our far east friends of Japan, Korea, and Austrailia, and our "European roots" homelands of UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland. I fear there will be others.

    To all our foreign friends who also lost loved ones, my heart felt sympathy on your loss. When they attacked the World Trade Center, they struck at a microcosm of the whole civilized world.

    May our common sorrow and determination to rise like a Phoenix from the ashes of the WTC draw us even closer.
  12. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    God Bless America and Her Friends

    As a former solider for the US Army, this event has saden me to the deepest. I would like to thank all of the countries for their support. One of the greatest things about the American Spirit is, we'll live on with our lives. I have been to both Washington DC and New York City. I have seen these buildings. I just can't imgaine what they look like now.

    I am a Gulf War Vet. If Uncle Sam needs me. I will go to battle. This is not only an attack on the US but on ALL free countries.

    God Bless,
  13. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Thanks for all of the kind words from all of our friends. I was particularly touched by an editorial by the late Gordon Sinclair (a Canadian TV commentator) that has found its way into the e-mail circles over here. For those of you who don't know, there has always been a love/hate relationship between Canada and the U.S. It's partly because because we Americans tend to think of Canada as being just part of the U.S. Fortunately they tolerate us pretty well. Here is a link to the article:


    And although there is ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE for what was done, I hope that this will be a wakeup call to us Americans who have put all too much faith into the Almighty Dollar. It's a shame to us that the target an enemy picked to attack was our monument to our own wealth and prestige. As we move forward to bring these criminals to justice, I hope that we keep the right spirit.

  14. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I would like to add one more thank you.
    This goes out to all the firefighters, police officers, EMT's, doctors, & all the rescue personnel, military, & civilian, who are on ther front lines of this maddness. So many of them have given their lives.
    If there is some silver lining to this cloud, it is that we are all reminded what a damn fine country this is, & that all that any terrorist organization has succeded in doing is making us stronger, & as Shamus quoted earlier, "...filling us with resolve"
    God Bless America
    God Bless This Planet
  15. Catt

    Catt Guest

    I have never ever allowed myself to hate another human till now.
  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    It has taken me a long time to get over the shock of the horror so many of our great neighbours have faced . There are a number of Canadians missing too who were working in the towers. I am very concerned that some of the terrorists landed here in Canada and took advantage of our peaceful border to enter the United States. I have implored my member of parliament to get our government to take a tough stand with all who enter our country to avoid any repetition of terrorist activity.
    It is understandable why US customs at our border crossings have had to take a much tougher stand than they used to. We all have to do our part in stopping this grave threat to our peaceful way of life.
  17. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member


    Yeah, it's a shame that just as we're in the process of opening up our borders to one another here in North America that something like this would happen. The great irony of it is that the terrorists responsible for these attacks think that WE are the barbarians!

  18. Peirce

    Peirce Member

    It is hard to put into word my feelings at this time. Shock, disbelief, horror, anger, hatred, whatever, I have gone through it. What lifts me up is knowing through this and other fora and emails that there are more people like yourselves out there, world wide, who have gone through the same feelings.

    Thanks to all. Love will prevail.
  19. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    A Heartfelt Thank You

    My wife showed me this link. It's originally from another site, but I think they had to take that one down because they were getting too many hits!


    Sometimes it seems the whole world is against the Americans. Maybe we're not so alone afterall!

  20. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Rory, very nice, thank you.


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