Army of Mom

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Honoring Flight 93

We just watched The Flight That Fought Back. Powerful.

Trying to put ourselves into the position of the people on United Flight 93 was really hard to do. I take things very personally and I am very empathetic to others. I can't help but think of how they must have felt and how I would feel. I hope that the Flight 93 National Memorial gets the momentum needed to be there. I've been to the memorial in Oklahoma City and it is incredibly touching. It is worthwhile for people to see. I want to get to the sites of 9/11 at some point in my life. I want to see what happens in NYC. For now, the lights are comforting.

The emotions are many for me - just some soccer mom in Texas. I'm sad. I'm angry. I'm worried. I regret not spending more time with the people I love and less time on worthless things or concerns in life. I can tell you that I kissed my children a few more times tonight. I'll hug my husband a little tighter. I'll try to remember not to be so crabby when he forgets something or irritates me. Same with my kids. I love them too much and I hope I will have a little more patience because I am so blessed to have them here.

I also picture the people on Flight 93 praying, plotting and trying to save their lives to get back to those people they loved most. They just wanted to go home that night and live their ordinary American lives - those lives that we're all struggling to live day to day.

I keep picturing that poor Verizon lady who was on the phone with one of the Flight 93 passengers and praying with him as he was trying to figure what to do:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
As earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
And, lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil.

9/14/05 ADDENDUM: Army of Dad sent me a Michelle Malkin post about the design of the memorial. Some are taking offense to it. Apparently, the design features a red crescent, a symbol of Islam. Go give it a read and share your opinions. Malkin has a link to the park service if you don't like the design and want to voice that.


  • At 10:10 AM, September 12, 2005, Blogger Random and Odd said…

    I'm going to watch it today...Shaun Tivoed it for me.
    When I got home he hugged me real close...I think I see why now.

  • At 10:07 PM, September 12, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    It was much better than I thought...the commercials made it look like a TV movie, but it was a pretty great documentary.

  • At 9:54 AM, September 13, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I thought it was well done. I kept wondering why some people weren't in it, though. I mean, I know you can only feature so many people before it gets to be too much, but it saddens me that politics plays such a role in things. To me, this has nothing to do with politics.

    And, yes, this show was a good reminder of why we should let go of petty things and really love and appreciate those closest to us because they could be gone in a heartbeat.


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