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*Updated October 25th, 2004, 10:03pm
(Please check back often as we will continue to update as more stories and pertinent links come in.)


God Bless America and Our World...

This page is dedicated to our people, our country, and our world.  It is a collection of stories, photos, and webpages related to the events of September 11, 2001.   The tragedies of that day have lead our nation and people across the world to come together in love and compassion, united with the purpose of creating peace in all nations, in all people. Our wish is to inspire you, encourage you, and fill you with hope.  

For those whose hearts are hurting, we hope this page will provide comfort and a way to begin healing.  Our love and prayers are with all those affected.   If you'd like to honor someone lost in the tragedy of September 11th, 2001, please e-mail your story and a photo to: Tribute@sfpnn.com .

Our respect and gratitude go out to those heroes who have risen above adversity and come to the rescue in a myriad of ways, from the emergency crews and politicians, to the every day people giving donations of every kind, to the children of our country who are finding ways to stand tall, filling our hearts with hope for a better tomorrow.

I know beyond a doubt that God works miracles in both times of joy and tragedy.  We hope to share some of those miracles with you.  If you have your own story of hope and inspiration, please send it to  TheBestofUS@sfpnn.com .


In Honor Of:

My Hero, Matt Flocco

Sara Elizabeth Low

Jake Matthews

 

John Holmgren's Rolling Tribute


Survival  Stories

The following are e-mails I've received from our readers.  They are the stories of those who survived.  One of the many miracles that took place the morning of September 11th, 2001, is that at least 15,000 people were evacuated from the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and SURVIVED! 

If you are one of the survivors or know of someone who did survive and would like to share the story, please e-mail it to Survivor@sfpnn.com .

 

Hope Survives - Gives Birth To Freedom, Amber & Flag!

Greer's Story: The Miracles At Morgan Stanley

Warren's Story

Irving, An NYC Firefighter

Adam - The Price We Pay

 


Peace, Love & Patriotism



TWO THOUSAND ONE, NINE ELEVEN (2001-911) 
 
Two thousand one, nine eleven  
Three thousand plus arrive in heaven  
As they pass through the gate,  
Thousands more appear in wait  
A bearded man with stovepipe hat  
Steps forward saying, "Lets sit, lets chat" 
 
They settle down in seats of clouds  
A man named Martin shouts out proud  
"I have a dream!" and once he did  
The Newcomer said, "Your dream still lives." 
 
Groups of soldiers in blue and gray  
Others in khaki, and green then say  
"We're from Bull Run, Yorktown, the Maine"  
The Newcomer said, "You died not in vain." 
 
From a man on sticks one could hear  
The only thing we have to fear.  
The Newcomer said, "We know the rest,  
trust us sir, we've passed that test." 
 
"Courage doesn't hide in caves  
You can't bury freedom, in a grave,"  
The Newcomers had heard this voice before  
A distinct Yankees twang from Hyannisport shores 
 
A silence fell within the mist  
Somehow the Newcomer knew that this  
Meant time had come for her to say  
What was in the hearts of the five thousand plus that day 
 
"Back on Earth, we wrote reports,  
Watched our children play in sports  
Worked our gardens, sang our songs  
Went to church and clipped coupons  
We smiled, we laughed, we cried, we fought  
Unlike you, great we're not" 
 
The tall man in the stovepipe hat  
Stood and said, "Don't talk like that!  
Look at your country, look and see  
You died for freedom, just like me" 
 
Then, before them all appeared a scene  
Of rubbled streets and twisted beams  
Death, destruction, smoke and dust  
And people working just 'cause they must 
 
Hauling ash, lifting stones, 
Knee deep in hell, but not alone  
"Look! Blackman, Whiteman, Brownman, Yellowman  
Side by side helping their fellow man!" 
 
So said Martin, as he watched the scene  
"Even from nightmares, can be born a dream." 
 
Down below three firemen raised  
The colors high into ashen haze  
The soldiers above had seen it before  
On Iwo Jima back in '44 
 
The man on sticks studied everything closely  
Then shared his perceptions on what he saw mostly  
"I see pain, I see tears,  
I see sorrow -- but I don't see fear." 
 
"You left behind husbands and wives  
Daughters and sons and so many lives  
are suffering now because of this wrong  
But look very closely. You're not really gone. 
 
All of those people, even those who've never met you 
All of their lives, they'll never forget you  
Don't you see what has happened?  Don't you see what you've done?  
You've brought them together, together as one. 
 
With that the man in the stovepipe hat said  
"Take my hand," and from there he led  
three thousand plus heroes, Newcomers to heaven  
On this day, two thousand one, nine eleven 
 
Author UNKNOWN 
         
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P.O.W.  M.I.A. Recognition

To Our Troops

Kalut Statue

Keep Old Glory Flying

Larry Hogan's Celebration of Freedom, "Old Glory"

This Flag

In Memory of...

2002 Floral Flag

Prisoners of War by Marshall H. Hart

Proud To Be an American

Twin Lights Memorial

An Ice Sculpture To Melt Your Heart

A Moving Memorial from GodSpeaks

Tall Texan's God Bless America Site

I Am The Flag

Let's Roll America - A Song by Tony and Shanné,
(written by John Webb)


Two Thousand One, Nine Eleven

The Pledge of Allegiance

What Is An American? by Peter Ferrara

A Beautiful Internet Movie of American Strength
http://www.americatriumphant.com

The German destroyer FGS Lutjens saluted the American destroyer USS Winston Churchill with a "manning the rails" ceremony and the display of a banner reading "We Stand By You."
http://www.snopes.com/rumors/winston.htm 

America - I Love Her - by Joanne/GabbiAsh

Spirits Soar After Being Grounded In Gander by Nazim-Amin

Read more true letters by passengers who were Grounded in Gander at:
http://www.snopes.com/rumors/gander.htm 

Freedom
- Editorial from a Rumanian Newspaper

Why Is The American Flag Folded 13 Times?  from Blueprint for Living

ONE from Joyce Stewart

A Muscian's Experience by William Harvey

USA United, A Personal Encounter by Jeanette Sheen

Where Have All the People Gone? A picture by Boland

Regaining Consciousness (Suggestions for Reclaiming Peace by Chelle of http://www.InspirationLine.com)

A New Awareness by Nancy of Make a Joyful Noise

Sing Mom!  by Holly Harz

Everyone Is A Hero by Jeanette M. Pintar

A Photo Journey of Global Support

Surrender To Love, A Vision by Joy Hart

About Love  - Author Unkown

Is This Normal? by Max Lucado

For free Patriotic Graphics, visit: http://www.freeusagraphics.com.

If you have a story of peace, love, inspiration, patriotism, or heroism to share, please email them to: 
Peace4US@sfpnn.com .


 



Ways You Can Help

What actions are most excellent?
To gladden the heart of a human being.
To feed the hungry.
To help the afflicted.
To lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful.
To remove the wrongs of the injured.
That person is the most beloved of God
who does the most good to God's creatures.
--- The Prophet Muhammed


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The following link has numerous ways through various organizations that you can make a difference in helping those who need it!

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/fc/US/Emergency_Information

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If anyone is interested in adopting a cat or dog from NYC, 
Please Click Here 

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NYC.com offers visitors the chance to light a cyber candle in honor of the city's risen souls and gives information on where you can make donations to assist those in need. 
Light A Candle

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The Office of the Presidential Prayer Team has asked that this information be relay to as many people as possible so that it will reach its goal of enlisting 2.8 million people (1% of the population) to pray regularly for the President and our global campaign against terrorism--especially in our current crisis. 

This is a worthwhile effort for every man, woman and child... not matter what his/her faith.  There is no fee or obligation. Just sign up and you'll receive a window decal in the mail, plus e-mail updates on the specific prayer needs of the President and his Cabinet. To sign up, go to: http://www.PresidentialPrayerTeam.org .


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Perhaps the best way to heal the nation is to begin with healing yourself.
Healing From Terrorism Sickness by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D.


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Do You know anything about these men or their associates?  Help the FBI.
http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel01/092701hjpic.htm


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Wear A Scarf To Show Your Support 


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Participate in a Daily Prayer Vigil to Visualize and Create World Peace
http://www.marianne.com/index.html


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Let us not terrorize one another with fearful e-mails and hoaxes.  Please check the following websites before sending out any messages that urge you to pass them on.
http://www.snopes.com/rumors 
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/28/22200.html


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Stand tall together, fly together, ward off danger together
A Very Special In-Flight Message

 

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Send A Card To America's Heroes
http://www.sfpnn.com/Kind2000/Kind2001/ks101901.htm

 

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A Request and Some Suggestions From Rev. Charles Stanley
http://www.sfpnn.com/America/Help.htm


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Donate or Purchase Art for The Healing of America


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BE PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY


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Every day, take one half hour to think about your children and where
they're headed. Then do all you can about it. Then do more.

From: "Bringing Heaven Down to Earth"
by Tzvi Freeman -
tzvif@aol.com 



Prayers

Sleep Well Tonight, My Dear... by Sgt. Alden Doane

Rest In Peace - by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Story of An Answered Prayer!
My Son Joe - A Miracle of Renewed Faith

The Americans Are Coming, Lord

Hopi Prayer of The Soul's Graduation

Amazing Grace

A Million Prayers For Peace - Participate!

A Prayer For America by Dobhran

A National Prayer


The following Prayers of Peace were sent to me by a friend.  Although they are listed by faith, I challenge you to click on anyone of them and read the words.  Instead of being divided by religions, you will soon find yourself united with people of all faiths with one solid prayer for world peace.

Baha'i Prayer for Peace

Buddhist Prayer for Peace

Christian Prayer for Peace

Hindu Prayer for Peace

Muslim Prayer for Peace

Native American Prayers for Peace

The Prayer of Saint Francis

Sikh Prayer for Peace

Zoroastrian Prayer for Peace


If you have a prayer you would like listed on this page or know of prayerful webpage in honor of the victims and heroes of recent events, please e-mail them to: GodBlessPrayer@sfpnn.com 




Other Links of Interest

http://www.howstuffworks.com/sept-eleven.htm 
The How Stuff Works website answers many questions about the 
September 11th, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States

New York City's Official Website

A Very Comprehensive Link of Events from MSNBC

Send a Flag!


Message of Confidence from Allen who says: 
I am a Vietnam veteran, and felt the need to do this page. I hope you find it good enough to put on your link with the others. I haven't been doing web pages very long, but all graphics and poetry in this page are done by myself. Thank you so much. 
God Bless Our America. --- Allen/Midnightwolf51 

http://midnightwolf51.nstemp.com/America.html



A Beautiful Tribute from Jason Powers

A Very Moving Internet Movie Tribute

A Tribute From The CFAAC

A Page For Peace from Shell & The Animal Spirit
(Look for Shell's personal story after her Prayers For Peace.)


America, The Good Neighbor

President Bush Addresses Congress (09/20/01)



If you know of other helpful or inspirational webpages to include here, please e-mail them to:  GodBlessLinks@sfpnn.com .



For Thinkers...

To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order;
to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order;
to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life;
we must first set our hearts right.
--- Confucius



Meet Me In The Stairwell

Freedom Is Not Free by Kelly Strong

Anthrax and Analysts by Brian Lund

A Letter From Rev. Charles Stanley designed by Sky Angel 
and A follow up note from Rev Charles

A Request For Your Support and Understanding from Rev Charles

Sometimes It's a Good Kind of Hurt - by Jeanette M. Pintar

Statistics of SURVIVAL - from Mel of Freehold

Compassion In Action - by Ram Dass

The Difference A Day Makes - author Uknown

Where Was God? by Judi Blodgett

God Was Busy - author unknown

Provide For Another What You Wish To Experience - author unknown

The Binch by Saxton Dawg

Just For Being Americans by Dave Barry

*Bomb Them With Butter... Hope  by Kent Madin
(*Look for the update after the letter!)

A Letter to The President from Jim Holcomb

 

Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.

    ~  Benjamin Franklin

 

For Those In Need of Humor...

Although there is nothing funny about the events of September 11, 2001, it has been said throughout history that both a good laugh and a good cry cleanse the soul.  So many of us have shed countless tears... for ourselves, for others, for the loss of innocence and the sense of security and for many, many, varying reasons.  And although we will never forget the tragedy of that day, there comes a time when the human spirit must pick itself up and begin to move on again.  Laughter has always been one of the greatest medicines and it is with this in mind that we offer the following humorous annecdote(s).  Please note that no offense is intended.

Operation Infinite Justice:  A Humorous Perspective

Kiss My Red, White and Blue...

Office Security - Special Bulletin

How To Win The War Against Bin Laden

We're Not Taking Any Sh!t






May God Continue to Bless America and Our World!
And may each of us be a channel 
for Universal Love and Blessings Unto Others.




Look for good in every person and every situation.
You'll almost always find it.
--- Ed of Aberdeen





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