Welcome to the Cadillac XLR Forums!
  • The Cadillac XLR Net is now on instagram! Follow Us!

9/11 Let us not forget.

Little Woman

Seasoned Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
2,588
Location
Bourbonnais, IL
My XLR/V(s)
Cubby's, RIII Attendee, Midwest Marauder Alcohol Czar
I got this email today from a friend. No matter what your political views are we should still remember 9/11. I have cut and pasted below the email.

On Friday, September 11, 2009, an American flag should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States . Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on this eighth anniversary of one of our country's worst tragedies. We do this to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.

In the days, weeks, and months following 9/11, our country was bathed in American flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism. Sadly, those flags have all but disappeared.

Our patriotism pulled us through some tough times and it shouldn't take another attack to galvanize us in solidarity. Our American flag is the fabric of our country and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds.

Take a moment to think back to how you felt on 9/11 and let those sentiments guide you!
Fly an American flag of any size on 9/11; make it a priority on this day! God Bless You and God Bless America !!
 

MissySupaBling

Seasoned Member
Joined
May 27, 2009
Messages
500
Location
Martinsville, Indiana
My XLR/V(s)
2004 xenon Blue XLR (Hubbies toy)
Very nice Supa! Yes we all need to remember and remain loyal to our country! :patriot: "GOD BLESS AMERICA"
 

Lola's Mom

Seasoned Member
Joined
Aug 6, 2008
Messages
3,483
Location
Southern CA
My XLR/V(s)
2004 Black Raven
One of those moments in time when you never forget where you were when you heard the news:

I was getting ready for work and heard the radio newscaster say that a plane had just crashed into a building in NY. And then it was sort of programming as usual for about 10 minutes .... and then, with a little panic in his voice he came back on and said a it's been reported that a second building had been hit. By the time I got to work, all of the TV's and radios were on and we were a huddled mass of indescribable shock, sadness, grief and fear. And those moments in time have changed life as we knew it.
 

MissySupaBling

Seasoned Member
Joined
May 27, 2009
Messages
500
Location
Martinsville, Indiana
My XLR/V(s)
2004 xenon Blue XLR (Hubbies toy)
I got chills reading this and thought about where I was and how unbelievable it all was! I was in total shock! :(

QUOTE=Lola's Mom;15238]One of those moments in time when you never forget where you were when you heard the news:

I was getting ready for work and heard the radio newscaster say that a plane had just crashed into a building in NY. And then it was sort of programming as usual for about 10 minutes .... and then, with a little panic in his voice he came back on and said a it's been reported that a second building had been hit. By the time I got to work, all of the TV's and radios were on and we were a huddled mass of indescribable shock, sadness, grief and fear. And those moments in time have changed life as we knew it.[/QUOTE]
 

XFireXLR

Seasoned Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2008
Messages
722
Location
Richmond,VA (Long Island, NY Transplant)
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Gold Mist Met. XLR
As being a survivor of 9/11 and having lost my youngest Daughter, Son in Law, Nephew and many...many friends and associates.... this day truly saddens me.
 

Lola's Mom

Seasoned Member
Joined
Aug 6, 2008
Messages
3,483
Location
Southern CA
My XLR/V(s)
2004 Black Raven
So VERY, VERY sorry - the only consolation I can give you is that the whole world mourns with you. Even that is just not enough.

Since you have shared that much, would you mind sharing how so many of you and your family were involved?

Again ..... this is truly very sad. Peace.
 

XFireXLR

Seasoned Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2008
Messages
722
Location
Richmond,VA (Long Island, NY Transplant)
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Gold Mist Met. XLR
So VERY, VERY sorry - the only consolation I can give you is that the whole world mourns with you. Even that is just not enough.

Since you have shared that much, would you mind sharing how so many of you and your family were involved?

Again ..... this is truly very sad. Peace.

I worked in the World Financial Center for Lehman Brothers directly behind the World Trade Center and we had offices in both Towers. My daughter and Son in Law both worked in Tower Two for Fiduciary Trust International/Franklin Templeton (94th & 95th Floors) my Nephew worked in Tower One for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 105th Floor.

I was standing in front of Tower Two when the first plane hit Tower One waiting for my daughter and son in Law to come down to go to a local polling place to vote. I was frozen for what seemed like an eternity, and then my mind went to my loved ones and thinking to myself what the hell happened. Then I received a 3 way call from my Wife and Daughter as I waited for the elevator in Tower Two, then the second plane hit tower Two. Chaos and confusion came next. Several attempts were made and I could not get pass the 30th floor and I am still on the phone with my Wife and Daughter. My Daughters last words were "Mom...Dad....I got to get out of here" and then our phones went dead. Unfortunately my Daughters and son in Laws remains were never recovered and a small piece of my Nephews collar bone was recovered.
 

Little Woman

Seasoned Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
2,588
Location
Bourbonnais, IL
My XLR/V(s)
Cubby's, RIII Attendee, Midwest Marauder Alcohol Czar
I worked in the World Financial Center for Lehman Brothers directly behind the World Trade Center and we had offices in both Towers. My daughter and Son in Law both worked in Tower Two for Fiduciary Trust International/Franklin Templeton (94th & 95th Floors) my Nephew worked in Tower One for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 105th Floor.

I was standing in front of Tower Two when the first plane hit Tower One waiting for my daughter and son in Law to come down to go to a local polling place to vote. I was frozen for what seemed like an eternity, and then my mind went to my loved ones and thinking to myself what the hell happened. Then I received a 3 way call from my Wife and Daughter as I waited for the elevator in Tower Two, then the second plane hit tower Two. Chaos and confusion came next. Several attempts were made and I could not get pass the 30th floor and I am still on the phone with my Wife and Daughter. My Daughters last words were "Mom...Dad....I got to get out of here" and then our phones went dead. Unfortunately my Daughters and son in Laws remains were never recovered and a small piece of my Nephews collar bone was recovered.
Thank you for sharing with us your sadness. Please know we mourn with you. Sorry for your loss how this day must be hard on you and your family.
Our prayers are with you.
 

Lola's Mom

Seasoned Member
Joined
Aug 6, 2008
Messages
3,483
Location
Southern CA
My XLR/V(s)
2004 Black Raven
Oh, you have made it so real. I cannot even imagine your pain, and I so hope that no one ever, ever, ever has to have a repeat experience. Devasting, and what a horrible loss to you and your family. Her last words have got to be such a mixed blessing.

I am going to read your post to Ray when he gets home tonight. You have awakened that hit-in-the-gut feeling that we have carried since that day. How dare those despicable people roam this earth to plot and kill.

I have no words that will help you. But also know that I will never forget you or your story, and will tell my family about yours, and your family will live long in our memories too.

Thank you for telling me about them.
 

XFireXLR

Seasoned Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2008
Messages
722
Location
Richmond,VA (Long Island, NY Transplant)
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Gold Mist Met. XLR
It's much appreciated!!!!
 

Cadillac Tech

Seasoned Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2008
Messages
3,843
Location
Cicero,Indiana
Thank you for sharing your story. I just can't imagine what you and your family went through. I'm so sorry. God Bless America. :patriot:
 

MissySupaBling

Seasoned Member
Joined
May 27, 2009
Messages
500
Location
Martinsville, Indiana
My XLR/V(s)
2004 xenon Blue XLR (Hubbies toy)
So very sorry for your loss! I just read this to my son and we both had tears and became very quiet thinking about the pain you went through.
I know that took a lot for you to speak about this us but we felt the pain and thank you for sharing. Gods Speed to you and your loved ones.

It's much appreciated!!!!
 

cubby558

Seasoned Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
2,752
Location
IL
My XLR/V(s)
'16 Z06, "06 XLR-V Infra Red-Sold, RII, RIII & RIV survivor, Mdwst Maurader
XFireXLR,

Mere words cannot express the sympathy I have for you and your family over the loss of your loved ones and friends on this day 8 years ago. Is is something that ripped at my heart as it was happening. The actions of the terrorists that day, on a mass of innocent people going about thier jobs and life, is truely indespicable and cowardly.

May we never forget the second unprovoked attack of innocent people on American soil. GOD BLESS AMERICA and all her citizens.:patriot::patriot:
 

XLR-V Lover

Seasoned Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2008
Messages
536
Location
Florida
My XLR/V(s)
2008 Black XLR-V
I worked in the World Financial Center for Lehman Brothers directly behind the World Trade Center and we had offices in both Towers. My daughter and Son in Law both worked in Tower Two for Fiduciary Trust International/Franklin Templeton (94th & 95th Floors) my Nephew worked in Tower One for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 105th Floor.

I was standing in front of Tower Two when the first plane hit Tower One waiting for my daughter and son in Law to come down to go to a local polling place to vote. I was frozen for what seemed like an eternity, and then my mind went to my loved ones and thinking to myself what the hell happened. Then I received a 3 way call from my Wife and Daughter as I waited for the elevator in Tower Two, then the second plane hit tower Two. Chaos and confusion came next. Several attempts were made and I could not get pass the 30th floor and I am still on the phone with my Wife and Daughter. My Daughters last words were "Mom...Dad....I got to get out of here" and then our phones went dead. Unfortunately my Daughters and son in Laws remains were never recovered and a small piece of my Nephews collar bone was recovered.


You have our deepest heart-felt condolences. I was in NJ back then and saw the huge amount of smoke emanating from those buildings, a terrible sight!

I hope you all are displaying our flag today, if not everyday!

Floyd (BB)
 

FLVGuy

Seasoned Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2008
Messages
269
Location
Dunedin, FL
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Lt Plat XLR-V, Midwest Marauder CFO
XFireXLR...my heart goes out to you. Thank you for sharing your story. I'm sure the pain is still very real. I watched it all happen on TV. I can't imagine what it must have been like to be in the middle of it.
 

HOMEGAMEROOM

Guest
Joined
Oct 16, 2008
Messages
1,255
Location
Georgia
My XLR/V(s)
2004 Light Platinum, President, "Midwest Marauders"
Words cannot express my sympathy to you and your family and friends.

Like many, I'm flying my flag outside my home today with sadness and sympathy. We were all affected on that day - some, like yourself, significantly more than others, but we were all affected.

Thank you for your courage in sharing your story.
 

Photo Mom

Seasoned Member
Joined
May 3, 2009
Messages
100
Location
Indiana
My XLR/V(s)
Not yet, 98 Corvette & 08 Z06
Thank you for sharing your story with us...
I can only imagine the sorrow in your heart. I believe that we do not see enough of 9/11 on our televisions, they stopped showing it because it upset people, yes it does, but I believe we need to remember what terrorist brought upon our country and our people that day.
Again, I am deeply moved by your words, my heart goes out to you and your family...
May God bless You and your Family and may God Bless America:patriot:
Photo Mom
jeanie
 
S

speedway

Guest
So very sorry to hear about your lost. Our prayer's and sorrow go out to you.

God Bless America

Fred & Ingrid
 

Quinn

Seasoned Member
Joined
Oct 20, 2008
Messages
252
Location
Wisconsin
My XLR/V(s)
2007 Black XLR-V
My heart goes out to you... My son and daughter-in-law are coming for the weekend. We're meeting our two daughters at the Badger game tomorrow. Thank you for reminding me how precious they are and how blessed my husband and I are.
~Cathy
 

Cadillac XLR Forums

Not a member?  Join now!  It's Free!

Learn more about Supporting Membership

Win a Cadillac CTS-V!

Cadillac CTS-V Dream Giveaway

Supporting Vendors

East Coast Used XLR Parts

Top Hydraulics

Cadillac XLR Registry

Click here to enter the official Cadillac XLR and XLR-V Registry
Top Bottom