Tuesday, September 12, 2006

9/11 Tribute: Steven L. Glick

(This article stuck at the top through September 12, 2006. Scroll down for the lastest postings by Always On Watch)

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Take a good look at this face. It is the face of Steven Lawrence Glick, who perished on 9/11 at the World Trade Center. Steve was forty-two years old.

Look into his eyes, look at his smile. Really. A good, long look.

He's gone now. He left behind friends and family, including two young children.

Now, read about Steve (emphases mine):

Steven Glick, a financial consultant who worked for Credit Suisse-First Boston, was attending a conference at 1 World Trade Center.

He was managing director of CSFBNext in New York City and previously was a partner in Greenwich Associates. He graduated from Northwestern University and earned his master of business administration degree at Harvard University.

In his spare time he enjoyed playing tennis, running, skiing and going to the movies. He and his wife, Mari, have two children.

-- The Hartford Courant


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Steven Lawrence Glick, 42, a managing director at Credit Suisse First Boston, died Tuesday, Sept. 11.He died in the attack on 1 World Trade Center, where he was attending a technology conference on the 106th floor, his family said.

Mr. Glick had lived in town for the past 11 years and worked for Greenwich Associates, a local financial consulting firm, until last year.Since then, Mr. Glick had worked for Credit Suisse First Boston in Manhattan.Mr. Glick was a partner at Greenwich Associates, traveling extensively and advising international clients in England, Japan and Hong Kong on providing bond, foreign exchange and other financial services.

Mr. Glick graduated from Northwestern University in 1982 and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1989.He is survived by his wife, Mari Glick of Greenwich; a son, Colin Glick of Greenwich; a daughter, Courtney Glick of Greenwich; his mother, Ester Glick of Philadelphia; two brothers, Gordon Glick of London and Robert Glick of New York City; and two sisters, Ellen Glick of Philadelphia and Stefanie Glick of Memphis, Tenn.

-- The Greenwich Time


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Steven Glick and Robert Noonan

On a rainy morning in Greenwich, hundreds of mourners came to say good-bye and thank you to two men who disappeared in the prime of their lives.

The two men, Steven Lawrence Glick, 42, a manager for Credit Suisse-First Boston, and Robert Walter Noonan, 36, a coal and emissions account manager for TradeSpark, a subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., have both been missing since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks which destroyed the World Trade Center.

At Greenwich Reform Synagogue, a crowd of more than 400 from all over the country gathered in the sanctuary. Friends and family remembered Glick, a husband and father of two, as a man devoted to others whose priorities of family, friends and hard work seemed like a beacon to those who knew him. While acknowledging their profound loss, they talked about Glick's relentless optimism, kindness and drive as an ongoing example of a life well-lived.

"Steven has been living in heaven all along," Rabbi Robert Lennick, the family's rabbi, said.

With their two children, Colin, 6, and Courtney, 4, his wife Mari Glick spoke about the fun-loving college student she met on a blind date 20 years ago, who "shared her dreams and hopes." The couple settled in Greenwich 11 years ago.

"He cared dearly for those he worked with, members of the community and, above all, his family," she said. "His favorite times were with Colin and Courtney. He loved our friends and often said he considered them our family. Today I think he is right."

Stephen Harburg, a lifelong friend of Glick's, recalled his high spiritedness, talking about a New Year's Eve "battle" Glick started in Manhattan's ritzy Russian Tea Room restaurant with silly string ² a confetti-like aerosol spray.

"Steve Glick is my friend," said Harburg, a childhood friend and classmate at Germantown Academy. "I use the word Ôis' as a reminder that those qualities that endeared us to Steve cannot be crushed by concrete and steel. They endure because we will remember."

A passage written by Gordon Glick was read, focusing on his brother's good-natured humor. Glick's son Colin stayed at the podium, shuffling papers."The word I will always use to describe Steven is fun," read Jeff Abram, a cousin. "No matter what trouble he faced, he always tried to enjoy life and would come out of it with a smile."

Accompanied by an organist, Cantor Vicki Axe sang "Listen," a song encouraging people to seek the voice of God when they are heartbroken or facing trouble.

"If you're lost and feel afraid, and don't know what to say, listen, listen, to our God," she sang. "If there is a question in your mind, and the answer is hard to find, listen, listen, to our God."

The ceremony ended with a mourning prayer, "Eil Maleh," followed by the singing of "America the Beautiful."
Read what his son Colin Stuart wrote in 2004:
Steve was my dad. to me he was the best person in the world. he was optomistic and very funny. if you are reading this page know that steve glick was a nice person an nice dad and a nice husband.
Iain Bruce, who personally knew Steve, sent me an email so that I would add the following to this tribue:
Steve was part of how I met my wife, and he was part of how my wife and I met some of our best friends.

I first met Steve in Bay Head New Jersey in July of 1987. He and his wife Mari shared a summer beach house with friends, and I spent one weekend at that house as the guest of mutual friends. For the next two years, I joined that group of people in their summer share. It was Steve and Mari who organised that first beach house, and the woman who is now my wife was one of the group, so Steve is part of the reason that I met my wife Linda, and he is thus part of the reason that I am as happy as I am in my life today. And to this day we remain in touch with others who shared in those beach houses, despite the fact that we are now scattered in half a dozen states around the four corners of the country.

As newlyweds in 1989, my wiife and I moved to Westport Connecticut, and that Halloween we attended a party at Steve and Mari's house in Greenwich. Like everyone, we brought our carved pumpkin, for the much-touted pumpkin carving contest. We were runner-up in the "most pathetic" category, typical of Steve's sense of humour. What's worse, to win "most pathetic" or to not even be able to win it, but to come second? At that party, we met another couple who, it turned out, lived only a short distance from us, and who have since become dear friends, and whose children are very close to our children.

Steve was a vibrant, enthusiastic liver of his life. He had high energy and an infectious laugh, and everything he did, he did with verve and joie de vivre. He deserves a tribute. Thank you.

Iain Bruce
Westport, CT
Thank you, Mr. Bruce, for providing such a personal touch to this tribute!

Click HERE to add a flower of tribute to the page for Steve Glick. In addition, please observe a moment of silence for this man.

Today, I remember Steven Lawrence Glick, my fellow American. Though he and I never met, I know his face and his smile. I will never forget.

[For a list of other blogs participating in this 9/11 tribute by 2,996 bloggers, CLICK HERE and read more tributes. Also, over at Northern Virginiastan, see my tribute to Edna L. Stevens, who perished at the Pentagon on 9/11]

78 Comments:

At 9/08/2006 11:57 PM, Blogger nanc said...

mighty-mighty, aow. exquisite post. no one could have said it better. you really did your homework - now where's my hankie?

 
At 9/09/2006 2:13 AM, Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Very good read, AOW. A great tribute to one of our own. May his memory live on in his family and friends, and in remembrances such as yours.

 
At 9/09/2006 2:28 AM, Blogger MonicaR said...

Wonderful entry AOW. I have been needing the kleenex looking at all of the tributes for 2996.

 
At 9/09/2006 7:28 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Beautiful job, AoW, I read it last night, but when I read something really serious, I often wait before commenting. I need to chew on it first! Steven L. Glickman, sounds like he was a wonderful person, why is it that the responsible, loving people are taken by those who have no other purpose but to destroy? The builders are removed by the destroyers, this is certainly not what G*D had in mind when HE created us! We really blew it in the Garden, and the legacy is death.
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

 
At 9/09/2006 9:02 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Wordsmith, Monica R, & TMW,
Thank you for the compliment. We must never forget that INDIVIDUALS WITH LIVES AND FAMILIES perished on 9/11.

I also put up a tribute to another individual--Edna L. Stevens--over at Northern Virginiastan.

 
At 9/09/2006 9:18 AM, Anonymous Debbie said...

Another life murdered by Islamic terrorists. It is terrible and we will NEVER FORGET.

When I did my tribute to Lee Adler, I wasn't sure how readers would respond. I didn't expect comments, I didn't want any trackbacks or to send any trackbacks, no benefit from the post. This is strictly for the families, for Americans, and for all peace loving human beings in the world.

The response has been wonderful. Bloggers all over the globe are participating, and I think it is wonderful. At lease WE can show solidarity against the enemy, unlike congress.

 
At 9/09/2006 12:09 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

WE WILL NEVER FORGET.

 
At 9/09/2006 12:24 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...

This was a good post as many do not understand who died that day.
There were people like Glick, firefighters and more ordinary clericals.

My life is invariably tied to that day. Many of you know I was there on that day. The WTC was a part of my daily life.

I never intended to write another 9-11 post, but I did. I will never forget the smell of burning evil that lingered over Manhatan for days.

Does anyone remember the first blast in 1993? Do they know that Ramzi Youseff is Khaled Sheik Mohammed's nephew? Ponder the significance of why two Baluch attacked my city and our country.

 
At 9/09/2006 12:48 PM, Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

AoW,

My post is finally up!

 
At 9/09/2006 1:35 PM, Blogger Gayle said...

What a lot of personality showes in his face, AOW. You did an outstanding job here, but I'm not one bit surprised, because you always do.

It's tragic that so many youngsters were left with a parent, and sometimes both parents. It hurts the heart.

 
At 9/09/2006 2:29 PM, Blogger Esther said...

BEAUTIFUL post, AOW. You did Steve proud! The loss of so many of these incredible souls will be forever felt.

 
At 9/09/2006 3:22 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

Very moving post AOW.

And just think about all those leftie supporters of Jewish conspiracy theory.
Even now they tell stories around to anybody willing to listen about all those Jews not coming to work at WTC on that day.

 
At 9/09/2006 4:13 PM, Anonymous ExPreacherMan said...

AOW,

Great post...

I cross posted my REMEMBER 9/11 to your blog -- We should encourage all bloggers to REMEMBER 9/11..

NEVER FORGET

ExP (Jack)

 
At 9/09/2006 5:35 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...

Felis

The lefties must think I rate low in the community. Somebody must have forgot to tell me.

 
At 9/09/2006 6:24 PM, Blogger Old Soldier said...

Excellent tribute to Steve Glickman, AOW. It is because of Steve, his family and those connected to the other 2995 that we must retain a personal determination to defeat the radicalism that fomented the actions of 9/11/01. Thank you for your sincere tribute.

God bless,

 
At 9/09/2006 6:48 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

I try to imagine what his wife goes through on a daily basis and I can't do it. It tears my heart in two!

We must never forget, and we must not allow this to happen again!

 
At 9/09/2006 7:55 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

I do think about David DiMeglio, 22 Wakefield, Ma.

Didn't know him except to say hello but he came over and shovelled out my dad now and again. He was on Flight 11.

Of course none have any idea of his final truth and I'm hesitant to use this memory as a source of blind rage. Useless emotion, never been of value.

I remember driving down Route 2 when the news was broadcast, not something that you forget but I won't use it as an occasion for blind rage. If I've learned anything in my day it's that there is nothing, NOTHING one man won't do to another.

Just a question of ciccumstances and you have to try to quiet that hate.

 
At 9/09/2006 8:11 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck,
HERE is info about David DiMeglio.

I wouldn't agree with your following statement, which is moral relativism straight out of the Hitchcock films Lifeboat or Rope:

If I've learned anything in my day it's that there is nothing, NOTHING one man won't do to another.

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Just a question of ciccumstances and you have to try to quiet that hate.

"Circumstances" on 9/11 were fueled by a particular ideology and some extensive pre-planning. What happened that day was no accident. Furthermore, if quieting hate is appeasement, nothing has been accomplished, except for a worsening of "circumstances."

I would also add that my posting here contains no hate--none whatsoever. Sadness, not hate.

 
At 9/09/2006 11:18 PM, Blogger MonicaR said...

Why all the bad rap for anger? Anger isn't a bad thing and in fact is a healthy response in many situations.

Your entry absolutely exuded no hate - no rage, AOW. Just honoring the guy's life. Remembering who he was as a person. That is part of the reason we are doing this.

 
At 9/10/2006 12:32 AM, Blogger MissingLink said...

AOW
Just look at this beauty:
Useless emotion, never been of value.

Empathy to other human beings has never been Marxists' vice.

This is why they can claim 100-150M of dead bodies (class enemies).

In fact the ultimate evil equals to simple lack of empathy.
Those with no empathy to others show no emotions - they don't know how.

I would also add that my posting here contains no hate--none whatsoever. Sadness, not hate.

I know AOW that there's no hate in you.
But people with no empathy to other human beings wouldn't know one emotion from another.

Just some other examples of the same socialist new brave world empathy to fellow members of the human race:

The men of the New Republic will not be squeamish, either, in facing or inflicting death, because they will have a fuller sense of the possibilities of life than we possess. They will have an ideal that will make killing worth while;’ ..‘All such killing will be done with an opiate, for death is too grave a thing to be made painful or dreadful … People who cannot live happily and freely in the world without spoiling the lives of others are better out of it. That is a current sentiment even to-day, but the men of the New Republic will have the courage of their opinions.’
H.G. Wells:“Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought” (Last Chapter)

‘The political necessity for killing [a man] is precisely like that for killing the cobra or the tiger: he is so ferocious or unscrupulous that if his neighbors do not kill him he will kill or ruin his neighbors; so that there is nothing for it but to disable him once for all by making an end of him … The extermination of whole races and classes has been not only advocated but actually attempted. The extirpation of the Jew as such figured for a few mad moments in the program of the Nazi party in Germany. The extermination of the peasant is in active progress in Russia, where the extermination of the class of ladies and gentlemen of so-called independent means has already been accomplished; and an attempt to exterminate the old Conservative professional class and the kulak or prosperous farmer class has been checked only by the discovery that they cannot as yet be done without.’
R.B. Shaw in preface to his play "On the Rocks" (1933)

 
At 9/10/2006 4:52 AM, Blogger kevin said...

Nice work AOW.

 
At 9/10/2006 6:40 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

What plucky doesn't recognize is the absolute hatred in those words, Felis. What AoW saaid has none. I ordered the only season of a favorite show of ours,"Space: Above and Beyond", what struck me, as I had forgotten it, the AI's had a "book" understanding of human emotions, but didn't share in them, They could use the knowledge against humans, but never experienced the "Agony and the Ecstacy". That is what plucky is, booksmart but living ignorant!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

 
At 9/10/2006 9:15 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Brooke,
I try to imagine what his wife goes through on a daily basis and I can't do it. It tears my heart in two!

Widows, children--I just can't begin to understand their grief. Bad enough to lose a spouse or a parent, but in a terrorist attack? My stomach churns when I think of it.

Also, in my mind's eye, I see those jumpers from the WTC. Those who witnessed the jumpers will never get over the sight.

 
At 9/10/2006 10:09 AM, Blogger nanc said...

i've been out reading as many of these tributes as i'm able this morning and my eyes are swollen from holding back the tears.

our tmw has a fitting tribute of her own at donal's:

http://dudratreview.blogspot.com/

not to be missed.

 
At 9/10/2006 10:34 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

AOW: Seeing the jumpers on television (let alone in person) was horrible, and quantified just what we were facing; what lengths of depravity the terrorist would go to.

Then the media stopped showing the raw footage, and the apathy started setting in.

We should demand ALL of the footage be shown, and realize it is not for political gain. It is the TRUTH, and we all need to see it.

 
At 9/10/2006 10:42 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Brooke,
A friend of my cousin's was working in the WTC complex--Building 7, I think. She was one tough cookie, but seeing the jumpers left her emotionally scarred.

She was in the glassed-in lobby of the building and saw jumper after jumper hit the pavement. Many fell headfirst. I'm not sure that she ever returned to work, at least not in the same capacity. I know for certain that she had to take months off.

Another of my cousins worked recovery at the Pentagon. Lots of dealing with small body-parts. This particular cousin was federal law-enforcement. She also had to take quite a bit of time off afterwards.

American "sensibilites" and "sensitivities" are a big part of the problem in recognizing the enemy we face.

 
At 9/10/2006 11:07 AM, Blogger Warren said...

Its not that Ducky lacks empathy, its just that he empathizes with murders.

 
At 9/10/2006 11:08 AM, Blogger Warren said...

... Murderers

 
At 9/10/2006 11:38 AM, Blogger Mark said...

There's NO FORGETTING! 9/11 was a heinous crime. And Muslims throughout the world rejoiced! That should tell our leaders just how sick these people are!

 
At 9/10/2006 11:42 AM, Blogger nanc said...

aow - the post in question is back up.

 
At 9/10/2006 12:10 PM, Blogger Mike's America said...

It's so sad to think of all those who were lost that day and the families that are now left without them.

We honor their memory with our resolve to defeat the evil which took them from us.

Five years after their death we are still at war, and sadly no longer united as a nation. So we must redouble our efforts to win the political battles at home as well so that our work to eradicate the evil behind these attacks can be successful.

 
At 9/10/2006 2:06 PM, Blogger eyesallaround said...

What a beautiful tribute AOW! It brought tears to my eyes. It's so hard sometimes to grasp the enormity of evil that was afoot that day. But, many people were awakened, so some good came from what they intended for evil. Still, I can't help hating them.

Did you enjoy "The Haj"? I'm a little over 1/2 way through. A bunch of things have come up so it's slow going...

 
At 9/10/2006 2:10 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Eyes,
I haven't had much time to devote to reading Leon Uris's The Haj. I took a library copy to the beach, but barely got any reading done because after a day's activities, all I wanted to do was sleep. However, I managed to find my own copy at Barnes and Noble while shopping at the mall near the beach.

The Haj is loaded with cultural information, some of which I've not seen in many other sources.

 
At 9/10/2006 2:27 PM, Anonymous Anna said...

Absolutely beautiful AOW! The tribute you received from his friend, Iain, is so touching! Thank you for sharing Steve's life with us.

 
At 9/10/2006 3:30 PM, Blogger Jason_Pappas said...

Nice tribute. I remember that conference because I was thinking of sending an employee, a young fellow in his 20s, to the conference but thought the cost was a bit steep. This young fellow still works for us. I look at his face now and think he might not have been here today much like Mr. Glickman. But we have Beak to tell us of the near miss.

 
At 9/10/2006 3:53 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Jason,
Your story above reminds me of what happened with one of my homeschool fathers. He was scheduled to be in the Pentagon on 9/11, in one of the rooms which took a direct hit. Early that morning, he was called away to the Justice Department. If not for that call, he'd surely have been killed.

Beak's story about 1993 WTC is quite something and with dry wit as well. His seeing the WTC bombed TWICE--well, that's difficult to take. But the rally at Union Park on 9/15/01, with the fires still burning at the WTC site, takes the prize for bringing one to righteous anger.

 
At 9/10/2006 6:04 PM, Blogger D.Daddio Al-Ozarka said...

Thanks for that, AOW!

 
At 9/10/2006 6:28 PM, Blogger FLORIAN said...

All the more reason to take it to the Islamic monstors and kill as many as we can before they can regroup and strike us again. 9/11 will haunt me the rest of my life and I will NEVER forget who did it and why until they are gone from this Earth.

 
At 9/10/2006 6:58 PM, Blogger Jason_Pappas said...

Those close calls remind us how easily it could have been us or someone we know.

I'm glad Beak is blogging to "make it personal" to the people who don't know anyone close to the attacks. Besides, he doesn't put up with scoundrels.

 
At 9/10/2006 7:12 PM, Blogger eyesallaround said...

AOW, Plus lots of hysterical "sayings"... Like when Ishmael says of Kamal's stupidity "He couldn't tell the difference between a donkey's ass and a lemon."

ROTFLMAO!!! Too funny...

 
At 9/10/2006 7:25 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Eyes,
Some of the Arab sayings are quite funny as are some of the Spanish ones. For example, "En una boca cerrada no entran moscas," which translates to "Into a closed mouth, flies do not enter."

 
At 9/10/2006 8:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We must never forget that INDIVIDUALS WITH LIVES AND FAMILIES perished on 9/11."

This is the unifying theme, the integrating principle. We must identify the problem and solve it so that it never recurs.

The beauty of these tributes is that they remind us so very completely that it is personal.

I can't imagine the relief Jason experienced when the Towers took that hit, and he was able to look at a human being who was alive because of a decision he had made! Any disappointment the young man felt at not attending the meeting must have turned to gratitude felt at a level I can't even imagine.

And AOW, that father of your student - it's hard to grasp what he felt as he watched it happen. I wonder how many others there were who were "near misses" that day.

It's so hard to imagine what it must have been like for those who were stuck inside when the planes hit, but every one of us can imagine the horror of the long fall from high in the building to the streets below, knowing all that time that you were dying.

Horrible, just unbelievably horrible.

Everyone is so right; it must never happen again. Heads must not be severed, bodies must not be burned and suspended from bridges, eyes must not be gouged out - civilization must prevail.

 
At 9/10/2006 8:03 PM, Blogger Cubed © said...

I apologize, everyone, this is Cubed, not "anonymous."

 
At 9/10/2006 10:57 PM, Blogger nanc said...

aow - our fern has the most beautiful tribute up:

http://freedomnowonline.blogspot.com/

i'm becoming overwhelmed by all this - dayam - there is a soft side to me...

 
At 9/11/2006 2:34 AM, Blogger Freedomnow said...

Thanks AOW for letting us know about 2,996.

You really grabbed me with the opening lines of your tribute.

Excellent work!!!!

(Nanc's a sweetheart, thanks)

 
At 9/11/2006 7:34 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Nanc,
i'm becoming overwhelmed by all this...

I feel the same way. I spent most of yesterday reading various tributes.

On 9/11, I phoned my aunt, then age 85, to tell her to turn on her television (She doesn't usually watch the news until evening). She used to work at the Pentagon, and the attack on the Pentagon upset her, of course; but she thought of the Pentagon as a military target, and all those she used to know there had long since retired. The news about the Twin Towers made her break down and cry. I still recall her very words, sobbed out, "All those PEOPLE!"

Those PEOPLE--that's the point of this 2,996 tribute.

 
At 9/11/2006 8:15 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Nanc- The most cynical people are usually the very tender hearted who have been so abused by this world that they protect themselves with a callosed shield around their hearts, they do it to survive!
I can't read all the tributes, it would destroy me, I don't have the luxury of just stopping! Sometimes you can only deal with it in smaller doses. I can and do put myself in the middle of the circumstances, unfortunately leftistas have lost the ability to empathize with the true victims. Their loss!
Good morning, may G*D be glorified!

tmw

 
At 9/11/2006 9:20 AM, Blogger kev said...

Talk about blind hatred. How much must people hate to even consider doing something like this? To know that there would be innocent men, women, and children involved, and still go through with it. But then, the deaths of such innocents was part of the plan. And there are people in this country still defending these animals.

 
At 9/11/2006 9:32 AM, Blogger Farmer John said...

Thankyou for the stark reminder as to the real stakes being wagered in the present conflict.

...and Welcome back.

 
At 9/11/2006 11:18 AM, Blogger cube said...

This is a loving tribute. I get so sad reading about these fine people that we'll never get to know.

 
At 9/11/2006 11:42 AM, Blogger Mark said...

Great post, Always! Pity it's about such a sad topic.

 
At 9/11/2006 1:13 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

AOW: My grandmother, who was at my home when it happened, was born in 1930, and remembers WWII as a child.

She stared at the TV silently for some time, and then turned to my husband and myself and said simply, "I never thought I'd see another Pearl Harbor in my day."

She was spot on, before everyone started making the comparison. Our elders are very wise, and we would do well to listen to them more!

 
At 9/11/2006 3:48 PM, Blogger MysteriousLady said...

Wow! That was an awesome tribute! Very well done. We lost so many people of character, full of life, and loved. It's a great loss to the nation also.

Mine is up also.

 
At 9/11/2006 6:04 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Brooke,
My grandmother, who was at my home when it happened, was born in 1930, and remembers WWII as a child.

She stared at the TV silently for some time, and then turned to my husband and myself and said simply, "I never thought I'd see another Pearl Harbor in my day."


My cousin-in-law's father said much the same thing. I remember the exact words from part of what he said: "This makes my heart come up into my mouth." Pop, as we call him, is a WWII vet and a man of great strength, both of character and of body. But I saw his eyes fill with tears in the days following 9/11; also, he got such a far-away look in his eyes. I see that same look every time we discuss 9/11.

 
At 9/11/2006 6:48 PM, Blogger cube said...

This is why it is vital for our kids to read history & realize that we aren't all made of the same stuff as the loopy hippie generation that allowed Vietnam to become a huge loss for our country.

For whatever reason, they were weak.

We are not!

 
At 9/11/2006 8:22 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Thanks to those commenters here who have supported this tribute to Steve Glick. He was one of 2,996 innocents slaughtered on 9/11. Being one of such a large number should not--must not--preclude our remembering that each innocent who perished that day had a life and left behind loved ones who can never completely recover from the loss.

May God rest the souls of those who departed this world on 9/11 and give His comfort to those left behind to grieve.

We must NEVER FORGET those whose lives were snuffed out on 9/11 or who committed these vile murders.

 
At 9/11/2006 8:46 PM, Blogger Mad Zionist said...

I will supply the rage for those who have decided to choose sadness as the preferred emotion. I think this day should be used to dedicate ourselves to avenging the needless deaths of these men and at the hands of the islamic vermin.

Beautiful job AOW. I've given a 9/11 tribute to Frankie Serrano at my site for those who haven't yet stopped by to give his life an honor.

 
At 9/11/2006 8:47 PM, Blogger Mad Zionist said...

oops, meant to say men AND women...sorry ladies.

 
At 9/11/2006 9:10 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

MZ,
I think this day should be used to dedicate ourselves to avenging the needless deaths of these men and at the hands of the islamic vermin.

On 9/11/01, I dedicated myself to finding out why 9/11 happened. I didn't want to face the truth, but I DID face the truth, ugly as it is--these Islamomaniacs want to annihilate or subjugate the rest of us. And they are murdering barbarians, twisted by the geopolitical ideology of Islam.

The left confuses avenging with revenge. I know the difference, and so do you. Now, do our leaders understand that difference? I don't think so. The rot of political correctness, multiculturalism, and moral relevancy are already reaping a terrible harvest. That harvest is going to get worse--much worse.

Sadness is certainly not my preferred emotion. Yes, I am sad. But overriding that sadness is righteous anger and a yearning for justice. Righteous anger and justice are the best way to honor those lives lost on 9/11.

 
At 9/11/2006 9:22 PM, Blogger Raven said...

Excellent tribute. Mr. Glick was very loved and wanted and he loved and wanted to live.
The good people, the innocent, lost it all one day and it is UP to us to make sure it doesn't happen again.
All these tributes mean so much, and we have to remember WHO took these people from us.
Never forget!

 
At 9/12/2006 1:46 AM, Blogger David Schantz said...

God Bless everyone that lost their life that tragic day. We should all say one more prayer for all the friends and loved ones they left behind.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

 
At 9/12/2006 2:08 AM, Blogger Freedomnow said...

In case you havent heard:

You may have noticed that the main site for 2996 has gone down, due to the extremely high volume of traffic this project generated. Mirror sites have been put up that show the list of names and links. If you can, please change your link to the list to one of the following sites:

• http://www.madmommajen.com/?p=3

 
At 9/12/2006 2:09 AM, Blogger Freedomnow said...

(the following site) my multiple personality disorder has been acting up lately.

 
At 9/12/2006 6:51 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

FN,
Thanks for that link! I had inserted a link to a cached view, but that cached link was a bit outdated.

I've now changed the link in the article so as to have the update.

 
At 9/12/2006 7:16 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

David,
We should all say one more prayer for all the friends and loved ones they left behind.

Absolutely! The bereaved live every day with the terrible consequences of 9/11.

 
At 9/12/2006 9:25 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Great job as always. I don't know about you, but I'm glad the five-year anniversary has come and gone. Reliving in detail the events of that day are never easy. Living here in New York and seeing this 16 acre scar where there was once 2 magnificent towers is a daily reminder, but the five-year anniversary really brought it back. I was watching MSNBC and they replayed the Today Show at the exact time the events happened. I still remember the confusion as everyone struggled to understand what they were seeing.

 
At 9/12/2006 3:41 PM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

AOW, when will you have justice? Two muslim countries have been turned into shitholes. Lebanon has been pounded to the stone age. What's enough?

You make no sense at all. I'll give you this though ... you want to bomb the crap out of iran and Chucklenuts is on a course to make that inevitable.

I've got a quarter million in gold in my safe deposit box just in case you get your wish. Sadly, I think you and the rest of the hardliners are in for trouble.

 
At 9/12/2006 3:41 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Crusader,
I was watching MSNBC and they replayed the Today Show at the exact time the events happened. I still remember the confusion as everyone struggled to understand what they were seeing.

I think that I saw the same on another network. Hard to take!

I remember the confusion of that horrific day five years ago. My cousin called his wife, who usually slept till noon and said, "Get up NOW! Turn on the TV. Something is happening to America."

For hours, we all wondered if another airplane would come out of the sky to work another path of destruction. How smart the FAA/GWB were to ground planes on 9/11.

Watching the Twin Towers collapse in real time was, well, surreal.

 
At 9/12/2006 9:47 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

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At 9/12/2006 9:59 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

AOW, when will you have justice? Two muslim countries have been turned into shitholes. Lebanon has been pounded to the stone age. What's enough?

I want to answer this with my own personal feelings.

On a financial level, the average American each bring to the nation's GDP some $42,000 dollars a year.

The average citizen of a majority Islamic country brings to the collective GDP of those nations some $3,100 a year.

This yields a comparative value of around 14 Muslims from across the Islamic world equalling the purchasing power of one American.

Which means that for the lives lost on 9/11, the Islamic world needs to ante up at least 41,944 Muslims for restitutional execution.

Then we have to calculate the impact of 9/11 upon America's economic. That's a net of $83 billion dollars in life insurance claims, property costs, emergency response and cleanup, health effects, temporary housing, lost employee income, lost expenditures, lost tax revenues, and commuter transportation delays.

It would take the annual income of 1,976,190 average Americans, or 27,666,660 average Muslims from across the Islamic world to cover this loss.

Since Americans have to absorb this debt, it's only fair that the Islamic world lose the same amount in per capita purchasing power, in the form of 27,666,660 Muslim lives terminated.

That about covers the cost of 9/11 itself.

But...

Then there's the cost of the war on terrorism in military, homeland security, and diplomatic efforts for the past five years since 9/11, so far at an average of $86 Billion a year, for a cost of around $430 Billion. that's the average annual income of 2,047,619 Americans, or 28,666,666 Muslims from across the Islamic world.

We can settle out the expense to America of the past 5 years of war with Islamofascism with the souls of 143,333,330 Muslims from across the Islamic world.

So, 171,041,934 Muslim lives extinguished gives the Muslim world an economic shock equivalent to the cost of 9/11 and the war on terrorism that Americans bear atop their lavish, infidel lifestyles.

That's just eye for an eye.

Muslims should thank their lucky stars than Americans are generous creditors.

 
At 9/12/2006 10:07 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Then, there's the cost to Britain, Spain, Israel, Australia, etc.

Can the Islamic world afford Islamofascists running up a blood debt?

 
At 9/12/2006 10:09 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

We can allow the Islamic world to choose which 171,041,934 Muslims get to die. Choose well.

 
At 9/13/2006 7:38 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck,
Justice doesn't consist of only "an eye for an eye," though that aspect is certainly a part of what justice entails. In addition to what Mr. Beamish has said:

1. Name the enemy. The term "War on Terror" doesn't do that. Terror is a method, not an enemy. A better term would be "The War against Islamofascists." Who cares whether or not Muslims like that term? I don't, and 2,996 victims slaughtered on 9/11 cry out for a war with a proper name.

2. Quit referring to Wahhabism/Salafism as "a perversion of a noble religion." If there is to be any moderation of Islam, it will never happen as long as glossing over the tenets continues; besides, by not exposing the hateful ideology inherent in fundamental Islam, we are not encouraging any moderate Muslims to step forth. The partial citation of the peaceful verses in the Koran should stop. Furthermore, the West needs to understand the concept of abrogation: the peaceful verses of the Koran were later abrogated by the most recent "revelation" of Allah.

3. Quit worrying about the sensitivities of the enemy. They surely don't worry about OUR sensitivities!

4. Recognize Islam as being FIRST an ideology, not "just another religion." Islam directs all aspects of its followers' lives and is inextricably melded with the state. Islam is incompatible with Western ideals (freedom, in particular). What they do in their own nations is their own business, but they should not be immigrating to Western nations and trying to change the cultures of the nations to which they have immigrated.

The above is a brief list. I don't have time for more right now. The new school term has begun.

 
At 9/13/2006 7:43 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Duck,
I'll give you this though ... you want to bomb the crap out of iran...

As far as I can recall, I've never said that.

I've got a quarter million in gold in my safe deposit box...

Oh, joy. You'll be fine with a pot of gold in a nuclear holocaust or a bio-attack. Hope the bank is still standing and open when you go there--assuming that you can get there, that is.

 
At 9/13/2006 3:43 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

AOW,

The deaths of 171,041,934 Muslims from across the Islamic world will only cover the financial impact of 9/11 and the additional spending America has done to confront the threat of Islamofascism.

I didn't include punitive damages.

171,041,934 dead Muslims is a good faith payment, not justice. That costs extra.

 
At 9/13/2006 10:12 PM, Blogger kuhnkat said...

Little Che Sucky said:

"AOW, when will you have justice? Two muslim countries have been turned into shitholes. Lebanon has been pounded to the stone age. What's enough?"

As if these two Muslim countries weren't shitholes in the first place?? The FACT that both shithole countries were involved in attacking the West gave us plenty reason to practive a little Urban, Suburban, and Country renewal on them. Little Che Sucky, you sure have a sense of humor.

Why are you bringing Lebanon into this?? They allowed Hizbully to exist armed and got what they deserved when Hizbully CONTINUED attacking a sovereign country that was NOT attacking them. This moves from humor to pure propaganda now.

Finally you talk about all your GOLD. Funny how people who want to start socialist policies are hoarding every penny they can beg, borrow, inherit, or steal from others!! You realise that YOU WILL NEVER VOLUNTARILY GIVE ANYTHING YOU HAVE SO IT MUST BE EXTORTED FROM THOSE WHO ALREADY DO!!!

You are a really pitiful example of a human being, just like all the Socialist trash!!!

I mourn for those who died by the hand of violent maniacal religicos. I also mourn for those like Little Che Sucky who have sold their souls and want the rest of us to pay the bill to get it back.

Sorry Sucky, some things you CAN'T extort through the gubmint.

 
At 9/14/2006 11:20 AM, Blogger kev said...

daffy, among the many things you say that are wrong, here's another: It won't be just we "hardliners" who are in for trouble if this thing is lost, but you "softliners" or "no liners" also. I know you like to claim a defference between you and us, as I certainly do, but the terrorists don't see it that way. To them, you're...ugh!...one of us. Sorry, folks.

 
At 9/17/2006 7:25 PM, Blogger kuhnkat said...

Kev,

Duckies type are actually Flat Liners, EEG speaking of course!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 

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