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Posted on Sep 11, 2014
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MSG Brad Sand
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Sir,

I wish it really was a turning point and that our nation learned a lesson from the terrible loss of life we faced that day. Sadly, in my opinion, we did not and because we didn't, we will pay with the blood of the innocent again. Look at the mess we are facing now in Syria and Iraq. Look at our current leadership in Washington...both parties...and realize they didn't drop the ball, they sat it down and walked away.
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CWO2 B. Sean Fairburn
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Hearing from Civilians that they are praying for us is the best way I hear them say "Thank You". The Media will never convey what actually happens in battle intentionally or unintentionally thus those back home will at best get No information other than if a service member has been killed in combat. I find that the hardest thing is conveying te good that is done every day to help people in foreign lands, directly and indirectly.

Because of that our families, friends, employers co workers (as returning reservist) and the general populous can't fully understand and give an effective form of gratitude and appreciation for the work and the umbrella of protection they enjoy. They just don't know what we do or have done. This breeds frustration conflict and depression.

All n all we know the good we do and have an abundance of unspoken appreciation for our fellow servicemembers that performed with honor in all branches at all levels seen and unseen.

This is why I like Rallypoint the people here "Get it" without explination, justification, apology or excuse.
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TSgt Scott Hurley
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I was stationed at Eglin AFB working in the Backshop on the Test Wing side of the base. While I was in the battery shop working on batteries, with the radio on, all of a sudden the music stops and the radio announcers come on and break in with a news announcement that the World Trade Center had been hit by an aircraft. They never did put the music back on since they were trying to get more information out to us as to what had happened. After the second plane hit the other tower and the plane hit the Pentagon we were told that we were in Threatcon Delta. We were in it for like 30 mins when the word went out to send all non essential personnel home. That included the entire test wing. The 33rd FW was loading for bear so they were essential. When I got home to my family. I had called earlier to tell my wife to put on the news. We watched what was happening. We were told not to return to work for a few days. Of course I lived on base at the time. I will say that this day of infamy will always be remembered.
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