One remembrance of 9-11
Posted 10 September 2011 - 08:43 AM
On September 11, 2008 Lynn and I were attending a four day Airstream Club rally in Malibu, California. There was nothing planned for that afternoon so we decided to go to the park across the highway from Pepperdine University and fly our Revs for an hour or so. As we came over the rise, and Pepperdine came into view, we saw the entire front lawn covered with American Flags, one for each person who perished on 9-11-01.
Well, there was nothing to do but get out our patriotic Revs and fly on the lawn at Pepperdine.
Lynn and I took photos of each other, me flying on that lawn, and Lynn flying across the highway at the park. When we returned to the Airstream gathering I made a quick slide show for the group. Some time later I posted it on You Tube. Some of you may recognize the last photo in the slide show, as it was used in the 2010 AKA calendar for the July photo.
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Posted 11 September 2011 - 06:49 AM
...........................thank god for wind..........................
............................thank him often..........................
Posted 11 September 2011 - 08:50 PM
My hat goes off to you, and my heart goes out to all those who suffered the losses of that day and continue to suffer still... may we, and future generations, NEVER forget!
Again, Thank you!!!!!
"When the power of love becomes more important than the love of power,
then there will be peace"
Posted 11 September 2011 - 08:56 PM
Awesome... as always.
As sad as this day is for everything that it represents, it seemed like there was a positive vibe in the air and a lot of pride in the "Stars and Stripes".
Jim, thanks for the great photos!
*** Any day flying is a good day; have a great one!
**** REVS: Fly it, you'll like it!
***** L.S.P. ... It's worth the trip!
Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:23 PM
Dear Lynn and Jim,
A message from your fellow Airstream members from the Netherlands. I read your email with special interest and seeing the flags in your nice YouTube movie brings back memories. It happened that we were in New York on September 11th 2001 with plans to visit the WTC that particular morning. We were never in close vicinity of the towers when disaster struck but did get part of the dust cloud over us. One of the things that struck me - things you never saw in any disaster movie - was the number of papers that were flying through the air. A piece of paper scorched around the edge but still intact in the center landed right besides me. I picked it up and took it home. It is an insurance related paper somewhere from the seventies. Here at home, I keep it in a plastic cover. Every once in a while, and especially around 9-11, I open it, take a breath, and smell what New York was like in these dreadful days. For both my wife and me, the days around 9-11 are always emotional and we appreciate having the luck of starting a family a year after.
Feel free to pass this on to other El Camino Real members.
Peter and Michaja Wever
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