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RESPONSIBILITY TO FORGIVE BIN LADEN...
IT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY
TO ARRANGE THE MEETING!!!"
- United States Marines
Marines from the 15th Marine
Expeditionary Unit Raise two flags
Friday on the Marine forward base in
southern Afghanistan. A U.S flag
and a New York City flag given to the
Marines by New York City
firefighters, it was recovered from the
scene on Sept. 11 attacks on the
World Trade Center.
following story appeared in the
newspaper of my hometown
in Hamilton Ohio, on Saturday December 1st, 2001
Troops Raise NYC Flag
Over Afghanistan Base
The Associated Press
Troops raised a flag of New York
City given to them by city
firefighters over the new U.S.
base in the Afghan desert Friday
to honor victims of the World
Trade Center attack..
The flag was brought to the base
by reservists from the Navy
Seabee 133rd Construction
Battalion, who joined Marines
already deployed here, arriving
from Guam aboard a C-17
transport aircraft early Friday.
They raised the flag-orange,
white and blue with the city
seal in the center-just below a
U.S. flag on the same bamboo
pole Friday morning, while
Marines continued to dig around
the base perimeter
and hone their weapons
"Two of our reservists had
friends in the )World Trade
Center) building, so when
firefighters said "Will you
do us a favor? Wherever you go,
please fly this flag to remember
those people, we said
Chief Petty Officer Robert
Many of the reservists worked as
Port Authority police and in
similar jobs and helped in the
rescue efforts after the suicide
hijackers' Sept. 11 attacks on
the twin towers, said Tanner,
40, of Rensselaerville, N.Y.
The Seabees also flew the flag
in Guam, where they are usually
The Seabees were sent here to
improve the hard-sand airstrip
and the camp..
The old airfield, seized Sunday
night by the Marines, is within
striking distance of Kandahar,
the spiritual center and last
major stronghold of
Afghanistan's Taliban movement.
received the following in an e-mail
Merry Christmas Bin
Christmas Bin Laden
Twas the night before Payback
and all through the Land,
They're running like rabbits in
Osama's been praying, he's down on
He's hoping that Allah will hear
all his Pleas.
He thought if he killed us that
we'd fall and Shatter,
But all that he's done is just
make us Madder.
We ain't yet forgotten our Marines
And we'll kick your butt, with one
And yes we remember the USS Cole,
And the lives of our sailors that
you bastards Stole.
You think you can rule us and
cause us to Fear,
You'll soon get the answer if you
live to Hear.
And we ain't forgotten your buddy
And he ain't forgotten the sound
of our Bombs.
You think that those mountains are
somewhere to Hide.
They'll go down in history as the
place where you Died.
Remember Khadhafi and his Line of
He came very close, to his final Breath.
So come out and prove it, that you
are a Man,
Cause our boys are coming and they
have a Plan.
They are our fathers and they are
And they sure do carry some mighty
They would have stayed home with
children and Wives,
Till you bastards came here and took all
Osama I wrote this especially for
For air mail delivery by B-52.
You soon will be hearing a thud
and a whistle,
Old Glory is coming, attached to a
I will not be sorry to see your
that is running this Show.
very special gift was
in my guestbook by
young boy from the
This is what Danny wrote
"On my page is
an Memorial picture
me and my
his son Waleed.
died that terrible
the 11 september .
was on his way home in
Flight 11AA, but never
papa Joseph still blames
it all to himself
because he asked
to come home because he
missed him so. But now
he have to miss him for
ever, like a lot of
have to miss
My heartfelt sympathy
in the loss of
group of individuals and organizations
that support passage of an amendment to
the United States Constitution that will
return to "We the people" the
freedom to protect the U.S. Flag from
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