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  • razrrob

    Sir Winston Churchill to the House of Commons – 04 June 1940

    “we shall fight on the beaches,
    we shall fight on the landing grounds,
    we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
    we shall fight in the hills;
    we shall never surrender”

  • Anthony

    locco_smiley_6 al-Qaeda and ISIS!

  • Blackjack

    To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we are ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region and for the United States..

    It would mean that we’d be risking mass killings on a horrific scale..

    It would mean that we would be increasing the probability that American troops would have to return at a later date to confront an enemies that is far more dangerous…

    – Your old friend, George W Bush


    I was working in a Senior’s residence that day and rolled a TV into the Gymnasium so that the very large gathering of people could see what was going on. There was shock and dismay. There were tears and anger. There was concern for our American cousins who live just miles away across the border. We all watched as the second plane hit the tower and as both buildings collapsed.

    And then the mood changed. From being shocked and helpless victims, these seniors became united against a common foe. This was the generation that put paid to Hitler and his friends and you could feel the same determination, the same will that had seen England through the blitz and the Battle of Britain once again uniting us with America against another common enemy.

    At the back of the room was an elderly gentleman with whom I had become friends. I remember he wore an ascot with an R.A.F. pin and relied on a walking stick with an eagle’s head on it. He stood alone, his back as straight as an arrow. He said to me; “We have fought these people before you know. I lost a lot of friends back then, but if I could, I would go at them again.”

    “Never surrender’ indeed.

  • Trev

    Hard to believe it’s been 13 years now. I still remember the room and the people I was with as if it had happened yesterday. I had just turned 13, my school Health class teacher turned on the TV and said “This is history” — and that’s all he said. He was right.
    I also remember that being the quietest I’ve ever heard a room full of 13 year old boys.

    “Let’s Roll.”

  • Azensun

    It still hurts.
    I didn’t know anyone at the towers that day. My Dad was at the Pentagon, but wasn’t hurt. My best friend was in New York that day but wasn’t hurt.

    And I still cried…