September 10th 2011 10:43 am
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9/11.………..What can we say. Mom said it was the saddest and yet most patriotic moment in her life time so far. Now, we were going to do the classic 9/11 pics and videos like the Bullhorn scene but this morning Mom seen a documentary that changed our minds. It was called “Nine Innings from Ground Zero” It’s available everywhere on the internet. And it is showing on HBO like 9 times from now to Mon. night. That’s where we seen it.
I promise if you watch you won’t be disappointed.
The center of the docum. Is what got Mom felling that national spirit rise up again. It talked about the Yankees having to fight for the win of the world series. And that the last games was supposed to be in NY. But NY was a disaster area. At the time they were put on super dooper alert. It had only been 48 days sense the attack. Gullani and others, among FBI decided to go on with the series being in NY despite the threats of more attacks….. To say we won’t be afraid!
Next, they talk about all the people who came to the game. The security was unreal. Soldiers, Bomb sniffing dogs, Guns and FBI men every where. Yankee fan Scott Gutterson said he thought “This is my America ” when seeing all the heightened security every where.
Then here comes President Bush, to throw the first ball. They had a secret service guy dressed up as a umpire on the field with the Pres. At this point they have President Bush talking about Jetter giving him pointers and told him if he “bounces the ball they will boo you.”
clip where you can really hear the crowd chanting after the pitch
United we stand!
They talked about how nobody wanted to crack a smile because of the depression outside those stadiums walls. But one guy said “you could go to the game and stand up and scream, jump up and down, It was a wonderful release.”
9 miles to the south at ground zero, the recovery effort was still going on. This part is kinda sad.
Then it shows the guys who were digging at ground zero being feed and that they had found some recliners there and a TV, so they watched the game. One worker said “I had a belly of steak, I’ve got a recliner and I’m watching the Yankees play in the world series, I was an American”
Game four, the 7th inning stretch they had a tribute to a tethered flag that was found at ground zero. It was flying high above the stadium. As an opera singer sang “God bless America”
10 th Anniversary Tribute
America, we need this spirit to come back. We need to hold hands and stand strong. We are not weaklings, we never have been. Hitler was afraid of us, his thinking was only the truly strong stock of Europe and other countries made it here and found ways to survive. We were the Industrious Nation, of great inventors and great workers. We believed in putting blood, sweet and tears into our work. This intimidated him.
United for a stronger nation is what I chant now! With help from Washington (whenever that comes) We will be strong and prosperous again. I believe that in my heart and so should you. Don’t give up!
Wees agrees with yous, Zoe. Proud to be an AMERICAN!!!
As far as help from Washington.....i's NOT holdin my breath on that one!!
I expected that from you.
I would have loved to been there when they started chanting USA!
I probably would have cried.
Wees was all shook here! Fighters all over the sky. People crying. Remember, wees only 50 mi from DC
Sounds like a pawsome documentary!
Sweet Zoe, I jus' now readin' dis Diary. What a pawsome 'n furtabulous tribute~! USA! I think we all must fight fur our country ' n aim to be true to ourselves. I know I would have cried. Well mom would. Thanks fur da vid's, we remember it well. We nefur give up! Hope is love. An' Love is hope. United we Stand!!
Purrs 'n whisker kisses,