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Relatives of victims of 9/11 reach out to shake President Obama’s hand after a ceremony at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville,  Pennsylvania

….. visiting the crash site of Flight 93


123 Responses to “shanksville”


  1. 1 vero804
    September 11, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Long day for them.

    I’d just like to request that people don’t post too many videos…it slows down my computer, and I’m guessing many others’ too. It sucks, since so many of the videos were great songs, but it really affects my ability to access not just this website, but my entire computer gets stuck. Thanks!

  2. September 11, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    PBO and Miche shaking hands! They were greeted with shouts and cheers. Then after the laying of wreath there were USA! USA! Chants

    • 3 vero804
      September 11, 2011 at 12:05 pm

      I was foolishly watching CNN, and didn’t even realize the president was greeting people in PA already, until I turned on CSPAN. As many have noted, the MSM is weird and is unsurpisingly doing a piss poor job with this. I don’t need to see Anderson Cooper and that other lady, nor does MSNBC need to replay their video footage from the actual day AGAIN…they did it this morning already…Ugh!

      • September 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm

        Yup. Couldn’t find it on tv. Good thing my computer was on and had been playing. One second I was surfing channels, the next I heard a scream like: BARACK!! Then people were cheering.

        • 5 Mel
          September 11, 2011 at 1:53 pm

          Me to YUP!! the MSM most of them were interwieng Bush”s thst worked for hid administration it seems that the MSM
          were doing this on purpse, but in they only new what a feliure they were . What an Honor to see the greates President
          and Flotus, they make me and my family extremely proud.
          I would like tp remaind the MSM that this preisdent has done more to secure our Nation than Bush and the GOP and they know it.

      • September 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm

        It’s really ridiculous. They had 10 years to plan for better coverage of today’s events, for goodness sakes.

        • 7 HZ
          September 11, 2011 at 1:02 pm

          My TOD family and our wonderful Chips, I e mailed CNN and MSNBC to voice my deep concerns about their planning of this entire Rememberance. I went on Twitter also to voice to them how shameful they are in how they are mis-handling their programing. They surely had enough time to get a balance number of guest to speak to the situation. This is a time for healing and not continuing to divide. However, we are grateful this time for CSPAN 2. A BG shout out for our Chipsticks. See why we all need to stick together. We overcome evil with good. These are precious lives that we are remembering today. Also I am so grateful for the wisdom of President Obama and FLOTUS stopping and taking the time to greet, sign autographs, take photos and give hugs to all of the people. Vice President Biden did the same yesterday in Shanksville. What a team America has in this Administration. We are one, America. POTUS keeps trying to convey that message. Bless their hearts. We love each other also because of how we are lead. Give thanks today TOD Family. Thanks to our beautiful Chips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HZ

          • 8 Sue in Minnesota
            September 11, 2011 at 1:25 pm

            HZ, I wrote a long letter to MSNBC last night, it took me almost 2 hours to compose, mostly because I was trying so hard not to be angry, and to stay focused on two issues and not the litany of grievances I have with the MSM. After today my list has gotten longer.
            It is shameful IMO, that they would allow partisanship to taint this day of healing and the efforts of so to unite rather than divide Americans.
            They can have their exclusive club……I am part of the New Generation, and they will not dissuade or persuade me to be otherwise.

            • September 11, 2011 at 1:43 pm

              @Sue in Minnesota. Good for you, I’mm doing the same. CNN is showcasing all the suspects from Bush admin. and the Iraq war. Rumsfeld, Cheney, even Andy Card. to express their views on 911. Unfuckingbelievable!!! BASTARDS. Someone, hold me back, hold my hoops… just despicable. anything not to cover PBO & FLOTUS showing GENUINE respect and LOVE,and same being reciprocated.

            • 10 nathkatun7
              September 11, 2011 at 8:56 pm

              Thank you so much, Sue in Minnesota, for your exemplary action in writing that letter to MSNBC. I totally share all your sentiments. Even at my age, I have completely lost all respect for the corporate media. I am so grateful for having this site, and other pragmatic progressive sites, to come to so that I don’t have to be bothered by the so called MSM. My deepest thanks to Chipsticks for all the hard work she puts in to cover the President, and important events like today, thereby allowing us to bypass the MSM filters. I am also very grateful for this site because of thoughtful and caring people, like you, who post invaluable comments. In my humble opinion, the corporate media, which are so preoccupied with promoting division and controversy, in pursuit of making profits, are doing a great disservice to this country.

          • September 11, 2011 at 1:34 pm

            @HZ I 100% co-sign. MSNBC & CNN are DESPICABLE!

          • 12 GGail
            September 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm

            HZ, thank you for your words. I too gave a silent “thank you” to C SPAN for their wonderful coverage today on all three of the stations. They are doing a marvelous job covering all three locations of Remembrance. And of course our wonderful Chipsticks is as usual, on the ball !

          • 13 nathkatun7
            September 11, 2011 at 9:01 pm

            Thank you HZ for this incredible commentary that speaks truth on behalf of many of us. I join you in giving thanks to the magnificent Chipsticks and also to all the people who constitute “TOD Family.”

      • 14 dotster
        September 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm

        Agree and Chris Matthews show with Fineman & Co. was a total Obama takedown—-for those of you who were encouraged by something Tweet said the other day. It didn’t last long, and Fineman really does not like Obama. It seems personal.

        • 15 Sue in Minnesota
          September 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm

          dotster…I also think it is personal for Fineman. It impresses me as being small minded and essentially ugly.

          • September 11, 2011 at 3:09 pm

            we need to tweet Fineman and ask him how much he’s paid to hate on Obama.

            • 17 Sue in Minnesota
              September 11, 2011 at 3:28 pm

              Who exactly rents the space in their heads? Both of the bumble-f&&ks. They are frustartingly irrelevant.

            • 18 anniebella
              September 11, 2011 at 7:38 pm

              President Obama won’t give Fineman the time of day, so he has turn on him. That Matthews nut is just going through the change of life.

              • 19 nathkatun7
                September 11, 2011 at 9:19 pm

                I am sorry but I’ve never understood what Chris Matthews is all about! It seems to me that his thought process is so cluttered! Sometimes he sounds like he is the most rabid right winger; at other times he pretends to be a liberal democrat. In most instances he speaks from both sides of his mouth.

        • 20 hopefruit2
          September 11, 2011 at 3:58 pm

          I find it disgustingly vile and base for these so-called pundits to engage in political attacks on the US President on a day when we’re supposed to be commemorating the 10th anniversary of 911. And as someone said, I believe it stems from a personal and deep-seated jealousy on the part of Howard Fineman in particular. Whenever he appears as a guest any of the MSNBC shows, that show takes on an anti-Obama tone. Tweety is nice to the President only when Fineman is absent – I’ve been noticing that pattern for some time now.

      • 21 P
        September 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm

        I was watching CNN also and then came to CSPAN where I saw PBO and FLMO greeting people at the ropeline. The reception they got was tremendous of course MSM won’t show that, according to them everyone dislikes the President!

  3. September 11, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Is the Kennedy Center show airing anywhere tonight? Can’t seem to find it on the DVR?

  4. September 11, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    PBO just went up on some sort of thingie of the ground to get closer to the crowd in order to shake hands and hold a cute little baby. sS were on him like white on rice. Think one muttered something to him

    • 29 theo67
      September 11, 2011 at 12:41 pm

      I was holding my breath while he was up on that thing, shouting at my TV for him to get down from there. I think SS told him to get Michelle off that thing when she went up there, because he went all the way back to get her and bring her over to a safer place. They want to reach everyone, but they need to be safe. The world needs them to stay safe.

      • September 11, 2011 at 12:53 pm

        “…The world needs them to stay safe.”

        Truth!

        YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!
        YES.WE.CAN, Again…Obama/Biden 2012!

      • 31 dotster
        September 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm

        I always shout “get him out of there” too when he goes plunging into crowds. I yell, “Go, go!” and don’t relax until he’s safely exited.

      • 32 P
        September 11, 2011 at 1:21 pm

        They are so patient working the entire ropeline. Mrs Obama was bombarded by so many people. PBO had reached to other side and she was still with the first batch of people. I think the SS should step in sometimes when people are constantly asking for photos and signatures that way the President and First Lady wouldn’t be seen as rude or unfriendly if they say no. Seeing PBO with babies is always the best thing :).

        • 33 Debz
          September 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm

          They were there for an hour shaking hands, taking photos and signing whatever was given to them. How wonderful to have a President and First Lady who care enough to spend so much time with the families.
          Thank you Chips for keeping us all up to date on everything today. You are the Greatest!!! 🙂

        • 34 Sue in Minnesota
          September 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm

          It has to be an overwhelming task, and yet you understand why people are so compelled to speak to them, shake hands with them and get their pictures and their autographs. I doubt anyone in the world today is more photographed than President Obama.

          • 35 theo67
            September 11, 2011 at 1:47 pm

            All I could think about while watching the President and First Lady, and all the family members smiling and taking pictures and getting autographs – was that their family members who died in the field behind them must have been resting a little easier knowing that time really is healing some of these wounds. I’m sure ten years ago, these families never imagined they would laugh again or smile – it was a nice moment, even though it was a sad moment.

        • 36 anniebella
          September 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm

          P, I agree.

  5. 37 Fred
    September 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    so happy you had a safe trip

  6. 38 GGail
    September 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    POTUS & FLOTUS have the patience of Job. Everyone in Shanksville wants a picture with the President and he’s stopping and taking the photo. God bless them!

  7. 51 57andFemale
    September 11, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    OT — p m carpenter’s wife has died. He is one of my favorite writers on politics and progressive ideals.

    If you are so inclined, leave a comment on his blog, listed on the blog roll.

  8. September 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    WOW. Just WOW. Cannot believe I haven’t stumbled across this fabulous site before. First time for everything, I guess, but you can believe I’ll be back – and add you to my blog roll.

    These photos are eye-popping.

  9. 70 Dudette
    September 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    There’s a neat video virtual tour of the Flight 93 memorial site on the National Parks Service website:
    http://www.nps.gov/flni/photosmultimedia/virtualtour.htm

  10. 72 GGail
    September 11, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Chipsticks thank you for your diligent coverage today. It’s gonna be a long day for you too. Thank you for giving us a peaceful place to share our thoughts and comments. Bless you!

  11. September 11, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    From AP on Twitter:

    During Pres. Barack Obama’s visit to the Flight 93 crash site in Shanksville, Pa., one man called out: “Thanks for getting bin Laden!” -EF

  12. 76 dotster
    September 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Very moving at the Bears game in Chgo today too—-trumpeter in a field of daisues playing taps and then an American flag the size of the football field brought out and the crowd went wild, starting cheering “USA USA”—–and then just singing and cheering loudly for National Anthem—–still shouting—–just patriotism all over the place. One just could not help but be moved.

  13. 81 GGail
    September 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    They are finally leaving Shanksville and the crowd gives them another applause.

  14. 82 gcwp1
    September 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Just me. I knew the photos of Bush would trigger much emotion. Speaking for myself only, I will appreciate the sadness in Bush’s face, and the way two presidents can come together on an occasion like this. There is no reason for ME (I only speak for myself) to taint this day with thoughts beyond those, and for the people who perished, who were injured, their loved ones, and the first responders.

    • 83 jacquelineoboomer
      September 11, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      Well said.

    • 84 utaustinliberal
      September 11, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      Very well said gcwp1. Very well said. Today for me isn’t about politics, it isn’t about if I agree with someone politically or disagree with someone politically. Today is about the people who died, the families who are still grieving as evidenced by the memorials, and the men and women in all sorts of uniforms and all stations of life who risked their lives to help others.

      Chipsticks, thank you so much for the video and photographic coverage you’ve provided today. It has been poignant and stellar.

  15. 85 jacquelineoboomer
    September 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Okay, I am pushing back my own feelings and trying not to be judgmental today, out of respect for the victims lost.

    But for Fareed Zakaria to have Donald Rumsfeld on his GPS show today? That’s it for me.

    TV muted, until PBO is at the Pentagon.

    • September 11, 2011 at 2:13 pm

      Based on what I read on twitter, apparently FZ is giving him hell, so it might not be bad after all.

    • 87 Bill
      September 11, 2011 at 2:16 pm

      Fareed is making him squirm. It is good.

    • 88 HZ
      September 11, 2011 at 2:33 pm

      Jacquelineoboomer, thank you for your comments. I felt the same way when I tuned in for the program of Fareed. Of all of the people, why Donald Rumsfeld. I felt how dare you insult the people we were just honoring with this man? My blood was boiling plus my gut began to churn even more. I was hurt within my spirit because I made it a point to get up at 3:00AM to watch everything. It was a beautiful morning out on the coast. Candles burning all over the house, the the evil began. I wanted to see who was covering the President and Vice President, so I checked MSNBC and CNN. There were all of these people talking about what they did. Really trying to rewrite their bad history. Then the talking headd talking over the program. I hate that. You just do not do that. It is rude. So I understand how you feel. I get angry when these old, foolish, greedy, angry about President Obama trying to steal my beautiful young peoples future with their tired and old hatred. It makes me sick. I wrote the name of one of the books, and then turned it off. I am very disappointed in Fareed. Do not allow them to steal your great and innovative ideas and ideals from you all. Please. These people are crazy. Really.

      • 89 Sue in Minnesota
        September 11, 2011 at 2:58 pm

        Perhaps not today, but tomorrow we should all place calls and send e-mails to the networks. It really is a shameful attempt to rewrite history and at the same time undermind President Obama’s very successful handling of this giant mess. We didn’t need to relitigate the past, but we absolutely should not be attempting to candy coat and rewrite our history.

        My to do list for tomorrow is growing….don’t forget calls to Eric Cantor’s office or the continuing efforts to support the Jobs Plan.

    • 90 Betsy
      September 11, 2011 at 4:44 pm

      I refused to watch those shows. I watched some of the ceremonies, and now am watching VP Biden at Pentegon on CSPAN as I went to church. I usually only come here. It’s the best place to be with all of you on this very sad day.

  16. September 11, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    This may be a repeat. I posted before and it seemed not to take but found this on twitter.

    @sunshineejc Bob Woodward: “Everything Obama does is based on GOOD FAITH. He needs more help. Some of the ppl around him have not served him well.”

    • 93 jacquelineoboomer
      September 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm

      What does that mean, I wonder?

      • 94 Debz
        September 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm

        I think it means that Washington dems and Clinton people have a sad that they are not part of the WH inner circle. i have been hearing the complaints about “people around him” coming from the Washington elite and Clinton folks since PBO took office.

        • 95 Sue in Minnesota
          September 11, 2011 at 2:12 pm

          Well can they be trusted? And doesn’t that rely on a system of politics that has become horribly dviisive, unproductive and misdirected.

          I think we are in a very transitional and difficult time, and I think there is so much resistance to change, people are reluctant to do things differently, to step outside the box that is the status quo. The MSM continues to beat the drum for the old ways of doing business, and an allegience to the Republican playbook and their general sense of entitlement. The underlying issues are complicated and many. And the obstacles are powerful and equally inflexible. I think we have to get used to this struggle, it is not going to tranform quickly or easily.

          I also wondered what that meant exactly. Maybe it’s a signal to us to be louder, more active, to be the support the President needs to push more earnestly for a new way of doing business, as Politcaljunkessa wisely refers to it, to BE the New Generation.

      • September 11, 2011 at 2:11 pm

        My translation is that PBO is a good man, but some people around him, not so much. And to boot, to my mind, a lot of the people that criticize him, know this too. They know that he is a decent human being, but to admit that would be to put a big fat hole in the narrative they’ve created about him over the years.

        Unlike PBO, history will not be kind to these folks. Watch, in a few years, the media will do a complete post moterm of its actions over PBO presidency, and a few truth tellers will tell us what we already know. Sadly, they never say they were wrong. They just point out what they did.

        They did the same with the Iraq war. Today I just read a retweet today by Eric Boehlert on Bill Keller’s mea culpa about the Iraq war and his role in it.

  17. 97 Janelle
    September 11, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Debz, I agree. It’s blackmail talk to get in their inner circle in exchange for supporting him on TV. Since, he won’t let them close to him, they’re half-hearted at best and jab him everytime they get and make it seem like the President is doing something wrong. Bottom line, he doesn’t trust them. Remember Ed Rendell wanted to be his next Chief of Staff instead of Daley. Rendell was not looking to be a MSNBC analyst. Can you imagine the leaks from the WH if he was in that position? He was praising PBO up until Daley was picked, then it was downhill from there with his criticism. Think about it—-if anyone gets in his inner circle, they can write books and become famous just for being near him. Even though the MSM does not like PBO, he is their cash cow for sure and many Clintonites know that too. The few Dems you see on TV were Clinton supporters and they will continue with their put downs of PBO because they’re not getting what they want. I think the President and FLOTUS have decided to rely on us to support him then have certain Washington elite around them, win or lose they’re going to do it their way.

    • 98 Debz
      September 11, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      That is also why they are unhappy that campaign HQ is in Chicago, can’t get any gossip to spread around.

    • September 11, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      THIS!!!!! “win or lose, they’re going to do it their way.”

    • September 11, 2011 at 2:58 pm

      I agree that a lot of the negative narrative originates with the Clinton loyalists. They are like the Repubs in that they think only they are qualified to lead, that they deserved it, and are still so bitter about Obama winning the nomination. Instead of supporting a fellow Democrat, they treat Obama like he’s an outsider.

  18. September 11, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Dear Ms. Chipstick,

    What a day this is. Thank you for posting all the beautiful pics and commentary. The president and first lady are so graceful and their love and strength in each other shone so brightly. I thank the president for Psalm 46-The God of Jacob, so moving and so appropriate. I send love, strength and condolences to all those who lost family, and friends, 10 years ago.

  19. 102 GGail
    September 11, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation (flight school scholarships helping high school students earn a private pilot’s licence and pursue a career as a pilot or easier to get into the Air Force Academy or Naval Academy)

    http://leroyhomer.org/

    LeRoy (AA) was the First Officer on United Flight 93.

  20. September 11, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I’m finally able to sit down and read the post and see the wonderful pictures and videos Chips has posted.

    Thank you Chips for always making this site a source of gratitude, reflection and just a place that many can come to share their thoughts during moments such as these.

    Even though many in the media and on the right have tried to attack this president on his leadership style, it is moments like today when seeing he and FLOTUS that always seems to give me assurance that the country made the correct decision in 2008.

    People we are good hands!

  21. 107 Debz
    September 11, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    The photos at the crash site made me cry!

  22. 108 Little Lulu
    September 11, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    What dignity and grace this First Couple conducts itself with as our representatives on this solemn day. Thank you, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for doing us all proud.

    FLOTUS looks absolutely perfect in her beautiful dress. One of her most flattering outfits. POTUS looks stalwart and elegant, with no air of pride in having taken the worst terrorist the world has ever known off the face of the Earth.

    God bless and keep the Obama family safe and healthy and successful for many, many, many, many, many years to come.

    Peace. Please!

  23. September 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Yes, they showed grace and diginity as always. I feel peaceful when I see them in a room or in the same space. There is something about POB and First Lady Michelle, and Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden when they are with the people. A calm peace comes over the space. This is why we will have to continue to suppoort Chipsticks here and support President Obama. We have a lot of work to do. However, I will not give up, and know that our TOD family will not give up. The programs were beautiful, not matter what they tried to do. I always try to come away with what real goodness came out of the situation. We saw and heard a lot of great and beautiful goodness today. That is what keeps us going.HZ

  24. September 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Dip in shallow end: is it just me or does Miche look more fit and yummy than usual? Is it okay for me to say whatever workout regimen she’s using, it’s spectacular?! Also, love PBO’s gorgeous skin. So pretty. Makes me wanna reach through the screen just to touch him.

    • 111 Fred
      September 11, 2011 at 2:49 pm

      yes they both look spectacular although the President looks like he lost weight or maybe it was just the suit he had on yesterday

    • 112 mb32
      September 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm

      I was thinking the same thing about Michelle. She always looks wonderful but lately she looks even more trim and glowy than ever and that’s saying a lot. They are such a beautiful couple-inside and out

  25. September 11, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Wonderful photos, compassionate first family, and loving Obama Diary family. We are all truly blessed

    Thanks so much for sharing these photos, thoughts, and support.

    CALL TO ACTION
    Pray for the President and all who were affected by the events of 9-11

    Share this video with all you know

    Light a candle for the President
    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=pbo

    Tomorrow we hit the ground running with the American Jobs Bill agenda.

    • September 11, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      Always, WiW thanks for these reminders…

      It’s lit.

      And, yeah, WE gotta do our part to help PBHO and ourselves.

      Let’s JUST DO IT!

      By the way, I’m still lookin’ for those local/state good PBHO/PBHO-related, inspired stories. 😉

      YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!
      YES.WE.CAN, Again…Obama/Biden 2012!

  26. 115 Ceb
    September 11, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Chips, thanks so much for the continual updates! I love sharing this day, that I dreaded somewhat, with you and the TOD family.
    Michelle, is a trooper; up early, going back and forth on planes,helicopters, and cars, standing in the sun, tramping through tall grass and weeds over uneven ground, making sure her man looks good (straightening his tie), comforting many, supporting her husband AND looking fabulous while doing it!
    Remember who PBO started singing “I’m Every Women” when he spoke of all the things that Michelle does? He had it right.

    • 116 P
      September 11, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      Cosign!!!!! Just looking at them together kinda makes you want to cry (especially the pics of them facing each other and holding hands as they walk through the grass)….it’s overwhelming. They find solace in each other.

  27. 117 carolyn
    September 11, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    A shallow note….I noticed that FLOTUR switched from high heels to flats in Shanksville….some pretty rough terrain.
    Checking the schedule, by now he has arrived at the Pentagon. Every step he completes safely, I say “Thank you God!”

    As I have watched all the times people reach out to him to touch him and to touch Mrs. Obama, I am reminded of an old thing called “The King’s Touch” In olden times, it was believed that if you actually got to touch the king, your diseases would be healed, particularly one horrible skin disease, scrofula. People fell all over themselves to touch the king, hoping for healing. I have the feeling that many of the people wanting to touch President Obama have that same desire, for some kind of healing….I see it in their eyes. I saw it today….these people who have suffered for ten years, will get a form of healing being in the presence of the President and his wife, and a number of them, touching him. It is a mystical something between people and their leaders, which I have not seen since JFK.
    I know the President and his wife will be worn out tonight, not only physically, but emotionally; they GIVE so much.

  28. 118 P
    September 11, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Michelle is hugging someone while holding another’s hand awwww 🙂 these two don’t fake hugs…..they are always for REAL! I love them so!!!

  29. 119 carolyn
    September 11, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Just another note on “healing”…..we all need it. The last ten years have been traumatic….and we on this blog know why. I think, instinctively, people are reaching out to President Obama, knowing he is trying to help heal the nation, that he has within him the qualities we need to find in ourselves,and he is trying to get us to show. That reaching for him is more than wanting to touch a celebrity, it is something far deeper….a desperate cry for healing. I look at the faces before touching him and after touching him, and I can see that something has happened. Someone upthread entioned how calm she is when she pictures of the Bidens and Obamas together…..I know many of us feel that. They carry within them the qualities and depth we have longed for. Remember….”and now abide faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.” And, also, Love casts out fear. We have been on an orgy of fear, but we are now seeing love casting that out.

  30. 120 anniebella
    September 11, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I thought POTUS and FLOTUS were going to shake hands and take pictures forever. I am not to fond of that, it seem the S.S. guys were unseen, where were the Secret Services guys? They love to talk and hug, and take pictures with the people, but me I would like a wave and a good bye.

  31. 121 GGail
    September 11, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Chipsticks you are giving us so many photos and memories of this day. My thank you does not reveal all of the heartfelt emotion I’m feeling while I look at these pics. You are truly ONE OF A KIND!

  32. September 11, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Chips and all TODers thank you for the wonderful coverage and discussion today. I would like to share with you something that happened on 9/11. I was in our pediatric endocrine clinic that day and could not watch the coverage. We had a little girl with Precocious Puberty in for her visit with her dad. A nurse came to the room and told the father he had a phonecall. I went with him to the nurses station and he told me that his brother was on Flight 11 from Boston to New York and had a meeting that day at the world trade center. It was his wife calling him to tell him what happened. His brother got on the plane and was settling in for the flight when a strange anxiety came upon him. It was becoming so unbearable that he had to get up and leave the plan. Because of this anxiety his life was spared. Amazing.

  33. 123 kathy
    September 12, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    thank you there is a picture of First Lady Michelle Obama hugging me. Thanks again for capturing a special moment in my life.


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