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Those were some powerful and moving words. Being from one of the worst neighborhoods in Philly, I know about the bad things this country has and felt its effects on my family, freinds and myself. However, I also know about it's good things: Moments when people who do not know each other come together to aid those in need. America is not the perfect place, but it is the most perfect place.

I'm digressing, so I'll get to the point quickly, the words from Mr. Pitts are echoed by many. They are echoed by those in places where things are much more worry free than for others, and they are echoed by those who struggle daily.

Whoever did this must know that we stand together in our search for justice.
 

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I believe that the best memorial to all those lost and testament to the spirit of this of this country would be to put back the towers. Return that most visible symbol of New York and this nation. Don't give an inch to these enemies of civilization.

This tragedy has shaken us terribly. But I am certain that it has also united us. We are and we will be stronger for it. I can see it in the eyes of people everywhere. I can hear it in their conversations. I can feel it well up beneath my own sadness as I watch the news. We are one nation, indivisible.

It is truly a bitter irony that such an enormous tragedy brings about such solidarity. I feel more 'American' today than perhaps ever in my life. We have our differences but all of that falls away in a real crisis. (I suppose we should appreciate that most of the time we have the 'luxury' of occupying ourselves with petty bickering.)

I also agree with Mr. Pitts. We will find who did this, who sponsors and supports this. And they will pay.

God bless America.
 

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Thank you for sharing that Chuck-it made my day!
I just finished emailing the link to about 30 people at my company.

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I think replacing the towers is exactly what should happen; however I do not think that will happen for 2 reasons:

1) It would beg for another attack
2) Who would rent space in it fearing assumption #1?
 

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Me, too! I sent it to everyone in my address book. I got it from a friend in Texas. Ain't the Internet wonderful?

The one I sent out yesterday was one I'd heard years ago and it's going around again now, but without the author's name attributed. I thought he deserved to be given credit.

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Great article Chuck. I worked with someone on the flight that struck the Pentagon. I also often fly to LAX and have thought that it could just as easily happened to me. I thank God that I was able to return to my family Tuesday evening.

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I'd prefer to see a green park of remembrance built on the WTC site.

See Roger Ebert's article "Make it green" which is copied and posted below, since the newspaper's website is very busy right now:

September 14, 2001

BY ROGER EBERT

If there is to be a memorial, let it not be of stone and steel. Fly no flag above it, for it is not the possession of a nation but a sorrow shared with the world.

Let it be a green field, with trees and flowers. Let there be paths that wind through the shade. Put out park benches where old people can sun in the summertime, and a pond where children can skate in the winter.

Beneath this field will lie entombed forever some of the victims of September 11. It is not where they thought to end their lives. Like the sailors of the battleship Arizona, they rest where they fell.

Let this field stretch from one end of the destruction to the other. Let this open space among the towers mark the emptiness in our hearts. But do not make it a sad place. Give it no name. Let people think of it as the green field. Every living thing that is planted there will show faith in the future.

Let students take a corner of the field and plant a crop there. Perhaps corn, our native grain. Let the harvest be shared all over the world, with friends and enemies, because that is the teaching of our religions, and we must show that we practice them. Let the harvest show that life prevails over death, and let the gifts show that we love our neighbors.

Do not build again on this place. No building can stand there. No building, no statue, no column, no arch, no symbol, no name, no date, no statement. Just the comfort of the earth we share, to remind us that we share it.

Copyright © Chicago Sun-Times Inc.

September 14, 2001

http://www.suntimes.com/cgi-bin/track.cgi?p=/output/eb-feature/cst-nws-ebert14.html

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Maugham:
I'd prefer to see a green park of remembrance built on the WTC site.

See Roger Ebert's article "Make it green" which is copied and posted below, since the newspaper's website is very busy right now:

September 14, 2001

BY ROGER EBERT

If there is to be a memorial, let it not be of stone and steel. Fly no flag above it, for it is not the possession of a nation but a sorrow shared with the world.

Let it be a green field, with trees and flowers. Let there be paths that wind through the shade. Put out park benches where old people can sun in the summertime, and a pond where children can skate in the winter.

Beneath this field will lie entombed forever some of the victims of September 11. It is not where they thought to end their lives. Like the sailors of the battleship Arizona, they rest where they fell.

Let this field stretch from one end of the destruction to the other. Let this open space among the towers mark the emptiness in our hearts. But do not make it a sad place. Give it no name. Let people think of it as the green field. Every living thing that is planted there will show faith in the future.

Let students take a corner of the field and plant a crop there. Perhaps corn, our native grain. Let the harvest be shared all over the world, with friends and enemies, because that is the teaching of our religions, and we must show that we practice them. Let the harvest show that life prevails over death, and let the gifts show that we love our neighbors.

Do not build again on this place. No building can stand there. No building, no statue, no column, no arch, no symbol, no name, no date, no statement. Just the comfort of the earth we share, to remind us that we share it.

Copyright © Chicago Sun-Times Inc.

September 14, 2001

http://www.suntimes.com/cgi-bin/track.cgi?p=/output/eb-feature/cst-nws-ebert14.html

Regards,

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I respect the sentiment, but humbly disagree. Instead of turning it into what would basically be a cemetary, with all of the symbolism and tears inplied, I'd much rather show a Phoenix, rising bigger, better and stronger from the destruction, as a REAL symbol of what happens to us when we are attacked, showing the world, and especially our enemies, what happens when you try to put us down. The WTC was hit because it's a symbol of who we are. Do we want it to become a resting place for tragedies past or a symbol of power and confidence and LIFE for the future?

May all of the victims rest in peace and serve as a constant reminder of what happens when we let down our guard.

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