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Heightened security leading into July 4th holiday

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The FBI has issued warnings leading up the 4th of July weekend alerting Americans of heightened terrorist activity (see Security ramped up over terror concerns as Americans prepare to celebrate 4th of July) . Just a heads-up to be aware as America goes into the long holiday weekend to celebrate our independence. Happy 4th!

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The pen is mightier

By Lynn R. Mitchell

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I don’t pretend to be a journalist. I am a blogger. There is a difference. My sister is a journalist. She went to school to learn her craft, earning her Master’s Degree in Journalism, and that led to internships around the country where she earned a reputation as an excellent writer. Her writing has taken her from Denver to New York to snowy Alaska to the capitol building in Austin to the White House in D.C. And, finally, her talents with a pen led her to Paris.

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2 Americans killed by suicide/homicide bomber in Iraq

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Maj. Michael Donahue

By Lynn R. Mitchell

A Taliban suicide/homicide bomber detonated a bomb outside an American military base in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, killing two Americans and a Polish soldier. The attack took place near the American Embassy during rush hour.

American Paratrooper Major Michael J. Donahue, 41, of Ohio, and Stephen Byus, 39, of Ohio were killed (see Fort Bragg soldier killed in suicide bomber attack):

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Fmr Mass. Sen. Scott Brown: American ISIS fighters should not return to U.S.

By Lynn R. Mitchell

This is filed under the category of leaders with common sense.

Former Massachusetts Senator and current GOP New Hampshire Senate nominee Scott Brown appeared on Fox News and asked if American citizens who fight for ISIS abroad be allowed to keep their passports. He responded, “Let’s keep them there with their new friends.”

He expanded on that: “They’re not coming back to the United States to buy a house with a white picket fence. They’re coming back to hurt and kill us and change our way of life… Let’s keep them there with their new friends.

 

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The optimism of America after 9/11

9-11 2By Lynn R. Mitchell

This morning Donald Williams, who was a guest poster yesterday on LynnRMitchell.com (see 9/11: Never forget America under attack, those who perished, and the heroes of the day), posted on Facebook the optimism of America after the terrorism attacks of 9/11:

“….on the Twelfth of September, this photograph and these words always mean so much as we remember yesterday and look toward the future of our nation…….

‘We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail’ – President George W. Bush”

Yesterday we remembered. Now we must never forget.

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ICYMI: 13th anniversary of 9/11 remembered at LynnRMitchell.com

9-11 10By Lynn R. Mitchell

At LynnRMitchell.com, we dedicated all of Thursday to the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorism attacks of 2001. From guest posts to a timeline of the tragic events of that day, it is a continuation of an annual remembrance that affected millions of people. Here are the links to all 15 posts.

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8:30 p.m. … 9/11: President Bush addresses the nation

President George W. Bush addressed the Nation from the Oval Office. Excerpts of his remarks from the video:

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A military mom reflects on the anniversary of 9/11

Vonda LaceyBy Vonda Lacey

Blue, clouded skies today. September 11, 2001, was clear, blue skies and the eerie thing was the lack of airplane contrails. This day changed my world, as it did your’s! But little did I know or realize the impact of that change.

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9/11 remembered at University of Virginia

UVa 9-11 memorialThe University of Virginia posted this photo on Facebook and noted, “A look at the Lawn this morning, on the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Student organizations are co-hosting a memorial event this evening.”

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9/11: Never forget America under attack, those who perished, and the heroes of that day

Donald Williams 3By Donald C. Williams

I cannot remember what the weather was like on a single other day 13 years ago. But I remember it on this day. It was warm and the sunny sky was a deep blue. Like all of you, I remember exactly where I was that morning … what I was doing.

Then it happened. And like you, I saw the first glimpses of America under attack. The horrific images are seared in our memories.

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Remembering 911: ‘Never Again’ begins with you

Patricia Kennedy BirdsallBy Patricia Kennedy Birdsall

When I think of 911, I have many memories … I can recall the shock, horror and sadness of the day — it is a permanent memory.

I also remember how our nation seemed united for several months after 911. All across the United States of America, churches, political parties, media, communities and neighbors came together, put aside any differences and were united in their sorrow, love and patriotism. We recognized evil as a nation and gained the power and resolve to fight it.

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GWB and 9/11: America is not weak

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President George W. Bush on Air Force One. September 11, 2001

“Our enemies have made the mistake that America’s enemies always make. They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now, they see defeat.”
– President George W. Bush

Cross-posted at SWAC Girl

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9/11/2001: Thank you, NYPD

 

On September 11, 2001, the New York City Police Department lost more officers in a single day than in any year previously. Twenty-three officers died in the smoldering collapse of the World Trade Center … died saving hundreds of people from a burning inferno. Their sacrifice is not forgotten. In memory and gratitude to those who served with our Augusta County friend NYPD veteran Phil Lynch, and did not return …

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President George W. Bush’s emotional 9/11 remarks at the National Cathedral

President George W. Bush’s moving remarks — given on September 14, 2001, just three days after the horrific terrorist attacks of 9/11 — provided a moment of comfort for a grieving nation whose wounds were fresh and jagged.

As the years pass, the President’s words are still comforting and remind of a strong leader who put America and her citizens and military first in his priorities during his eight years in the White House. Below is the text of his remarks that day. Never forget.

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

10:28 a.m.  …  South Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed on 9/11. LynnRMitchell.com remembers … may we never forget.

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