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Ed Hansberry
05-26-2002, 10:00 PM
By the time this posts, many of you will be well into enjoying a 3 day weekend, myself included. The Indianapolis 500 will have concluded and I'll be on my way back.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/hansberry/2002/20020524-memorialday1.jpg" /><br /><br />We need to step back though and remember why this day is important. It isn't to take a break from work, or even to gather with friends and family for some good fellowship. It is to remember those that serve and served our country. It is because of men and women that have died or are ready to die for our country that allows us the freedoms we have. This year that means more to me than ever before.<br /><br />September 11, 2001 is a day that I and millions of others will remember for the rest of our lives. I recall more details about that day, where I was and what I was doing than I recall about last weekend. One of the most poignant memories are the scenes and reports of the firemen and policemen of New York city risking their lives for the citizens in those towers.<br /><br />Soon after the attack, so many countries around the world, so many that I dare not try to name them at the risk of omitting some, gave their support to the United States, support that came in many forms, support that we are <b><i>extremely</i></b> grateful for. On Monday, take a minute out of your day and remember the human element of that support. Whether they serve on foreign soil or patrol the neighborhood, today or one hundred years ago, those men and women have sworn their lives for the rest of us and on occasion, they have had to make good on that promise. I just wanted to say thanks.&lt;!><br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/hansberry/2002/20020524-memorialday2.jpg" />

Foo Fighter
05-27-2002, 12:04 AM
As I remember...you and I were e-mailing each other at the moment the attack happened, Ed.

I'll never forget that moment. :cry:

Brad Adrian
05-27-2002, 02:19 AM
Thanks, Ed. Very relevant comments.

On a lighter note, I didn't realize you were an Indy fan. If you were at the race, you were actually very close to where I used to live. It's pretty exciting to go to the track, but man, is it LOUD!

Steven Cedrone
05-27-2002, 02:44 AM
Great thought Ed,

I think every holiday should see all of us take a minute to give a little thanks for those that serve and protect all of us.....

Regardless of nationality or religion(for the most part).....

Have a great Holiday/Monday!!!!!

The Indianapolis 500

I'm kinda partial to the "wine and cheese" boys: any one catch the F1 race today???


05-27-2002, 07:32 AM
At least in Monaco Ferrari couldn't make an agreement who would win. :)

05-27-2002, 10:36 AM
Regardless of nationality or religion(for the most part).....

This sounds a bit racist to me (In case you are american, i said 'a bit', so don't sue me). There are no bad religions, only people who interpret them wrongly. And maybe nationalities can look bad in your eyes, but it'll prolly also work the other way around.


05-27-2002, 10:47 AM
Just to make things clear, I wasn't attack you or saying you were a racist, I was just saying it sounded like that and your words could have been chosen better. No harsh feelings? ;)


Steven Cedrone
05-30-2002, 01:17 PM
Normally, I wouldn't even reply to a post like this.....

Regardless of nationality or religion(for the most part).....

I hope this clarifies my position:

Shouldn't anyone regardless of where they are from give thanks to those that protect and serve them? The only exception would be where religion might preclude doing that?

I wasn't attack you or saying you were a racist, I was just saying it sounded like that and your words could have been chosen better

I have been called many things (most not very flattering), but racist was never one of them. Perhaps it is you who should have chosen your words a little more carefully?

No harsh feelings?

O.K., no harsh feelings. We'll just chalk it up to a little miscommunication.


05-30-2002, 02:19 PM
No problem, what I actually tried to say was that this sentence :

"Regardless of nationality or religion(for the most part)..... "

sounded to me like for the most part religions are good, but some of them are bad.

From your reply on my post I gather that you didn't mean so it's okay ;)

Also from your reply I gather my post felt a bit harsh, which absolutely was not the intention at all. All I wanted to do was point out how your words could be misinterpreted.