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It's words that were spoken by the
late Red Skeleton on his television program!!

"I Pledge Allegiance!!"
By Red Skeleton!!

SEPTEMBER 11TH,2001. . . .

"For a Moment. . .Freedom Stood Still. . .
And Dropped Us All To Our Knees!!"


"The search is underway for those who are behind these evil acts!! I've directed the full resources of our intelligence and law enforcement communities to find those responsible and to bring them to justice!! We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them!!"

"This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace!! America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time!! None of us will ever forget this day!! Yet, we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world!!"

President George W. Bush




It was late one Tuesday evening,
Before a mother could sit down,
To tell her only child about,
The terror that hit downtown!!

She looked into the eyes of her son,
God, she loved him so,
She felt her heart begin to break,
And the hurt begin to show!!

She gathered all her strength and courage,
as her story she began to tell!!
"Baby don't cry, but I'm afraid daddy,
Might be under a building that fell!!"

The boy looked back at his mother,
His eyes made not one blink!!
And the mother's tears began to fall!!
What would her baby think??

You see, his dad is a firefighter,
And his hero from the day of his birth!!
He loved his dad more than anything else,
That could ever inherit this earth!!

The mother's head began to drop,
Her forehead resting on palm!!
She thought her son would be upset!!
Instead, he was very calm!!

The boy leaned over towards his mom,
And put his hand upon her head!!
In her ear he began to whisper,
And this is what he said. . . .

"Mommy please don't cry,
I knew daddy wasn't coming home!!
I talked to him just a while ago,
But it wasn't on the phone!!"

"He told me that he loved me,
And he promised we'd meet again!!
He told of his new home,
And the job he was to begin!!"

"God is building an army,
And there are many angels needed!!
That, is where daddy and the others went!!
They weren't all defeated!!"

It was then, the mother lifted her head!!
The tears streamed down her face!!
And she could feel her husband's presence,
As it filled her heart with grace!!

It was then she knew her son was right!!
He was in God's great army now!!
She also knew her son was safe,
That he'd be kept from harm somehow!!

So, evil-doers of the world beware!!
An army is on the way!!
Bolstered by new Angels,
Who left the towers that day!!

Their Commander has never been beaten!!
His power has never been matched,
And if evil thinks He was almighty before. . . . . .
Well, the surface has just been scratched!!


~ UnKnown ~

I got this picture in my email!!
Believe it or not!?!? This is an ICE SCULPTURE!!
UNFORTUNATELY!!. . .I have no idea who made it!!
BUT they did an *AWESOME* job!!
Many thanks and bravos to a very talented artist!!



Ode to September 11, 2001,
The morning was fresh,
The sky bright blue,
Our faces, smiling,
As we often do!!

The city, awake,
That never sleeps,
The skyline, unchanged,
As closer it creeps!!

The bird was a friend,
Yet swiftly it fell,
Descending upon,
Where our citizens dwell!!

The phoenix, she plunged,
Deep in the heart,
Of one of our symbols,
And tore it apart!!

Her sister came swiftly,
Before all to see!!
Felling a brother,
And another made three!!

The fourth was thwarted,
By good inside!!
In ashes, a crater,
Where heroes abide!!

Silence, a moment,
Then the twins fall,
Our hearts are frozen,
Held in thrall!!

The pause is lifted,
Eyes are raised,
Ashes sifted,
Rescuers dazed!!

The phoenix will rise,
From ashes again,
Freedom will reign,
And never give in!!

GOD curse the disease,
Of the hatred that asked,
We fall to our knees!!

Fall did we not,
Tall shall we stand!!
Tears will we see,
And justice demand!!

Hatred will simmer,
Love will unite!!
The world as on,
Will take up the fight!!

Praise ye your brothers,
And sisters, praise too,
United we are,
And faithful, and true!!

Raise us the flag,
Of America today,
Stand we tall,
Except that we pray!!

Soon one morning fresh,
The skies again blue,
Our faces will smile,
As we often do!!

The city will awake,
(Sleeping never),
With a new skyline,
Now changed forever!!

But we WILL NOT change,
And DO NOT break,
We'll die for our FREEDOM!!

Those fallen, all free,
And GOD BLESS those,

~ Jeremy Likness ~

(American National Anthem)

~ Written By Francis Scott Key ~


Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light??

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming!!

Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight!!

O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming!!

And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air!!

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there!!

Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave??

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave??

MY CHILDREN!!!. . . .


"I know you're mad at ME right now!! That's all right!!
People have been mad at ME before and will be again!!
Being mad is part of being human!!
My Son got mad, too!!
It's all right to be mad sometimes at injustice, for example, or the lack of charity!!"

"You probably think I am unjust and uncharitable
when an airplane goes down like that!!
All those people lost!! The children gone!!
It doesn't seem right. . . . it can't be loving!!
You ask, "Where was God??"
"Why did He allow that to happen??"

"I allow it to happen because I allow you freedom!!
I could have left you on a string and
made you dance all day without getting tired!!
I could have moved your mouth for you
and made you sing all night without growing hoarse!!
I could have pulled a wire that would have
let you soar skyward and never fall!!"

"I could have, but I didn't because I love you so much!!
I want you to be free to decide when to dance and sing!!
Free to determine when you will come to Me in faith and hope!!
Because you are free, some of you choose not to dance or sing!!
Some of you select hatred over love, revenge over
forgiveness, bombs over a helping hand!!
As you choose, I watch!!
I do not disappear!!
I listen to both the songs and the bombs!!

"Where was God??" you wonder. . . .I was there!!
I whispered in the ear of a
little girl,"Don't be afraid, I am with you!!"
I held the hand of a business woman as tightly as she clutched mine!!
I cradled a pilot against my shoulder as if he were a baby again!!"

"Amid the paralyzing fear, I was there,
as I was there with my Son in the garden!!
Amid the unbearable pain, I was there,
as I was with Him as He was whipped!!
Amid the terrible realization that life was ending too soon,
I was there, with Him as He hung on the cross and asked, like you,
"My God, why have you forsaken Me??"

"I had not forsaken Him!! I did not forsake them!!
I was there as they fell, and as they rose to eternal joy!!
I listened to their anger, answered their questions
and showed them why they had been created!!
Not to end that way, but to live with Me forever!!"

"In an instant, they came into existence!! As you did!!
In an instant, they left this world!! As you will!!
But beyond that last instant, I kept my promise. . . .
A little girl dances,
a business woman sings,
and a pilot keeps his wings forever!!

Sincerely yours. . . .



Once again, these words need to be heard. . . . .
Sung By Lee Greenwood. . .



If tomorrow all the things were gone,
I'd worked for all my life!!
And I had to start again,
With just my children and my wife!!
I'd thank my lucky stars,
To be living here today!!
Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
And they can't take that away!!

And I'm proud to be an American!!
Where at least I know I'm free!!
But I won't forget the men who died!!
Who gave that right to me!!
And I gladly stand up,
Next to you!!
And defend her still today,
Cause there ain't no doubt,
I love this land!!


From the lakes of Minnesota,
To the hills of Tennessee,
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea,
From Detroit down to Houston,
And New York to L.A.,
There's pride in every American heart,
And it's time we stand and say!!

And I'm proud to be an American!!
Where at least I know I'm free!!
And I won't forget the men who died!!
Who gave that right to me!!
And I gladly stand up,
Next to you,
And defend her still today,
Cause there ain't no doubt,
I love this land!!



This, from a Canadian newspaper, is worth sharing!!!

America. . . .The Good Neighbor!!


Widespread but only partial news coverage was given
recently to a remarkable editorial broadcast from
Toronto by Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian television
commentator. What follows is the full text of his
trenchant remarks as printed in the Congressional Record. . . .

"This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the
Americans as the most generous and possibly the least
appreciated people on all the earth!!

Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and
Italy were lifted out of the debris of war by the
Americans who poured in billions of dollars and
forgave other billions in debts!! None of these
countries is today paying even the interest on its
remaining debts to the United States!!

When France was in danger of collapsing in 1956,
it was the Americans who propped it up, and their
reward was to be insulted and swindled on the streets
of Paris!!. . . I was there!!. . . I saw it!!

When earthquakes hit distant cities, it is the
United States that hurries in to help!! This spring,59
American communities were flattened by tornadoes!!
Nobody helped!!

The Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped
billions of dollars!!. . . into discouraged countries!! Now
newspapers in those countries are writing about the
decadent, warmongering Americans!!

I'd like to see just one of those countries that
is gloating over the erosion of the United States
dollar build its own airplane!! Does any other country
in the world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo
Jet, the Lockheed Tri-Star, or the Douglas DC10??
If so, why don't they fly them?? Why do all the
International lines except Russia fly American Planes??

Why does no other land on earth even consider putting
a man or woman on the moon?? You talk about Japanese
technocracy, and you get radios!! You talk about German
technocracy, and you get automobiles!!
You talk about American technocracy, and you find
men on the moon. . . .!! not once, but several times. . . .
and safely home again!!

You talk about scandals, and the Americans put theirs
right in the store window for everybody to look at!!
Even their draft-dodgers are not pursued and hounded!!
They are here on our streets, and most of them, unless
they are breaking Canadian laws, are getting American
dollars from Ma and Pa at home to spend here!!

When the railways of France, Germany and India
were breaking down through age, it was the Americans
who rebuilt them!! When the Pennsylvania Railroad and
the New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an
old caboose!! Both are still broke!!

I can name you 5000 times when the Americans raced
to the help of other people in trouble!! Can you name
me even one time when someone else raced to the
Americans in trouble?? I don't think there was outside
help even during the San Francisco earthquake!!

Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm one
Canadian who is damned tired of hearing them get
kicked around!! They will come out of this thing with
their flag high!! And when they do, they are entitled
to thumb their nose at the lands that are gloating
over their present troubles!!
I hope Canada is not one of those!!"



This is one of the best editorials that I have ever
read regarding the United States!! It is nice that
one man realizes it!! I only wish that the rest of the
world would realize it!!! We are always blamed for everything
and never even get a thank you for the things we do!!


Thru the darkness and the ash. . .
I feel their spirits soar!!
Hundreds by hundreds coming. . .
followed by even more!!

Open up the gates Lord!!
Open them up wide!!
The Americans are coming,Lord. . .
marching side by side!!

There are mothers and there's fathers!!
There are daughters and there's sons!!
They had so much left to do Lord!!
Before their lives were done!!

Open up the gates,Lord. . .
Open them up wide!!
The Americans are coming,Lord. . .
marching side by side!!

Oh Lord, there are so many. . .
that are coming thru the gate!!
It was not their time,Lord!!
They're here because of hate!!

Open up the gates Lord. . .
Open them up wide!!
The Americans are coming,Lord. . .
marching side by side!!

They come from out of the fire. . .
and the ashes and the dark!!
They're marching to the Light,Lord. . .
On the earth they've made their mark!!

So, Open up the gates Lord. . .
Open them up wide!!
The Americans are coming,Lord. . .
marching side by side!!


Sometimes it takes a tragedy to realize everything!!!
Please read???



On Monday we emailed jokes!!
On Tuesday we did not!!

On Monday we thought that we were secure!!
On Tuesday we learned better!!

On Monday we were talking about heroes as being athletes!!
On Tuesday we relearned who our heroes are!!

On Monday we were irritated that our rebate checks had not arrived!!
On Tuesday we gave money away to people we had never met!!

On Monday there were people fighting against praying in schools!!
On Tuesday you would have been hard pressed
to find a school where someone was not praying!!

On Monday people argued with their kids about picking up their room!!
On Tuesday the same people could not
get home fast enough to hug their kids!!

On Monday people were upset that they had
to wait 6 minutes in a fast food drive through line!!
On Tuesday people didn't care about waiting
up to 6 hours to give blood for the dying!!

On Monday we waved our flags signifying our cultural diversity!!

On Tuesday we waved only the American flag!!

On Monday there were people trying to
separate each other by race, sex, color and creed!!
On Tuesday they were all holding hands!!

On Monday we were men or women, black or white,
old or young, rich poor, Christian or non-Christian!!
On Tuesday we were Americans!!

On Monday politicians argued about budget surpluses!!
On Tuesday grief stricken they sang. . . ."God Bless America"!!

On Monday the President was going to Florida to read to children!!
On Tuesday he returned to Washington to protect our children!!

On Monday we had families!!
On Tuesday we had orphans!!

On Monday people went to work as usual!!
On Tuesday they died!!

On Monday people were fighting the 10 commandments on government property!!
On Tuesday the same people all said "God help us all!!"
while thinking "Thou shall not kill!!"

It is sadly ironic how it takes horrific events
to place things into perspective, but it has!!

The lessons learned this week,
the things we have taken for granted,
the things that have been forgotten or overlooked,
hopefully will never be forgotten again!!!

I received this in my email from a very dear friend of mine
and thought it was appropriate to share with all of you!!
A Picture is worth a thousand words!!


Dear Mr. President,

I am a Guidance Counselor at Madison High School in Madison, Ohio!!
One of our teachers had an idea for a logo for Operation "Enduring Freedom"!!
He asked our Art teacher, Jeff Grier to draw it up for him!!
I have attached his beautiful work for you!!
They have given their permission for use of this artwork as you see fit!!
Good luck and God Speed with your duties sir!!!
If you want the original of this "logo" we would be happy to forward it to you!!

Respectfully submitted,
Larry N. Baptie
Chardon, Ohio

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