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UVa marching band will perform in Macy’s 2015 Thanksgiving Parade

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Tune in this morning at 9:00 to watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade from New York City and catch the performance of the University of Virginia’s marching band.

NBC-29’s Matt Talhelm reported Wednesday on the band’s appearance in the parade (see Cavalier Marching Band set to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade):

More than a year and a half of work has gone into preparing the travel logistics and music for this one performance. Amid a chorus of competing warm ups, drum major Anna Smith’s voice amplifies above the musical notes.

“Our primary job is just to make sure everything is running smoothly, checking out the different sections, just making sure everyone knows what’s going on,” said Smith.

Smith is distributing the map of movements, for one of the Cavalier Marching Band’s biggest performances.Cramming 320 members into even the biggest of New York City’s blocks isn’t easy.

Talhelm ended by noting what time the band should be on the television screen:

You can watch the entire parade on NBC29 starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, the band is expected to perform at approximately 10:17 a.m.

We will be watching for SWAC Niece’s roommate from last year. Look for the smiling, peppy trumpet player and that will be Hailey. Go, Hoos!

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President George W. Bush and the bullhorn speech

It can never be said enough … we cannot forget the terrorism attacks of 9/11 and the 3,000 innocent souls who perished that day. I hope those who were too young to be impacted by the events of that day will listen to those who were there.

“USA! USA! USA!” Spontaneous chants roared from the crowd of rescue workers on September 14, 2001, three days after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, as President George W. Bush stood at Ground Zero and, with bullhorn in hand, said the words that were heard around the world:

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5:20 p.m. … 9/11: Seven World Trade Center collapses

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5:20 p.m. The 47-story Seven World Trade Center collapses after burning for hours; the building had been evacuated in the morning, and there are no casualties, though the collapse forces rescue workers to flee for their lives. LynnRMitchell.com remembers 9/11 … may we never forget.

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9/11 … 2,977 victims and heroes remembered

9-11_RibbonOn September 11, 2001, al-Qaida radicals carried out a series of attacks on America that took the lives of 2,977 — innocent passengers on airplanes, in office buildings, and on the streets as well as the heroes who rushed toward the destructive forces, not away from them. On this day every year each name is read at Ground Zero in New York City. As they read, we remember.

[From 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America: Flight 11, Flight 175, Flight 77, Flight 93, Pentagon, September 11, Shanksville, World Trade Center, WTC]

Names of 2,977 victims and heroes:

Anna Allison AA 11
David Lawrence Angell AA 11
Mary Lynn Edwards Angell AA 11
Seima David Aoyama AA 11

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10:28 a.m. … 9/11: World Trade Center North Tower collapses

10:28 a.m. North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed 102 minutes after being struck by Flight 11. LynnRMitchell.com remembers 9/11 … may we never forget.

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9:59 a.m. … 9/11: South Tower collapses

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9:59 a.m. The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed.  LynnRMitchell.com remembers 9/11 … may we never forget.

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9:03 a.m. … 9/11: South Tower hit

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9:03 a.m. New Yorkers and television viewers nationwide watched in horror as a second plane hit the south tower of the World Trade Center. LynnRMitchell.com remembers 9/11 … may we never forget.

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8:46 a.m. … 9/11: North Tower hit

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8:46 a.m. The North Tower of the Twin Trade Center was hit by American Airlines Flight 11 at 8:46 a.m. after pilots and crew members had been overpowered by terrorists. It began the worst attack ever on American soil, a day that would continue to see terrorists strike our nation three more times as the morning unfolded. LynnRMitchell.com remembers 9/11 … may we never forget!

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Leadership in the face of 9/11 terrorism attacks on America

By Lynn R. Mitchell

A president who had barely taken office was faced with the worst attack ever on American soil, and he rose to the occasion. It can never be said enough … we cannot forget the terrorism attacks of 9/11 and the 3,000 innocent souls who perished that day. I hope those who were too young to be impacted by the events of that day will listen to those who were there. I hope they are taught the leadership that followed from a wartime president.

Spontaneous chants roared from the crowd of rescue workers on September 14, 2001, three days after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, as President George W. Bush stood at Ground Zero and, with bullhorn in hand, said the words that were heard around the world:

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8:45 a.m. … 9/11: America is under attack as World Trade Center is hit

“We’ve defeated freedom’s enemies before, and we will defeat them again. … There is a difference between being alert and being intimidated and this great nation will never be intimidated.”

– President George W. Bush, 2001

8:46 a.m. It began with first one tower and then the other of the World Trade Center hit by commercial airliners. America was under attack.

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George W. Bush: ‘9/11 Memorial Museum will preserve memory of that day for future generations’

9-11 4By Lynn R. Mitchell

On Thursday the 9/11 Memorial Museum was dedicated in New York City. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas has carefully and thoughtfully displayed a remembrance of that day. President Bush commented about the dedication, a day that most Americans will never forget:

“Americans who lived through September 11, 2001, will never forget the horror or the heroism we witnessed that morning. The 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City will preserve the memory of that day for future generations. It will honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives and the bravery of those who saved others. And it will help ensure that our Nation remembers the lessons of September 11th: that what happens abroad can affect us here at home, that evil is real, and that courage and love triumph over terror and hate. Laura and I thank all those who played a role in creating this inspiring tribute, and we send our best wishes to those gathered to dedicate it.”

May we never forget.

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9/11 Memorial dedication … America remembers

9-11 Flight 93A Mitt Romney Facebook friend remarked about today’s 9/11 Memorial dedication with words many need to hear:

“Wow … what an emotional start to a Thursday. Dedication of the 9/11 Memorial … I could not stop crying! Hope that I never stop crying about that horrible day, because that would mean that it wasn’t any longer of importance. I hope and pray that the rest of the world never stops crying about these senseless acts of cowardness causes by the evils on this earth because that would mean that we, as human beings, are lost forever.”

Never forget….

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