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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Friday, September 11, 2009

9/11/01: In Memory of Earl Richard Shanahan

Earl Richard Shanahan was a senior accountant for the firm of Marsh & McLennan in the World Trade Center. He was fifty years old and from the sketchy information available, a lifelong resident of the New York City area. The few comments on him left at other sites describe a man who didn't have clients, only friends. One commenter likened him to Abe Lincoln without the beard. Others mention an unusual sense of humor in a man well liked by all, a man remembered dearly by those who worked for him.

It's not mentioned what his politics were, what his religion was, his position on anything. It doesn't matter. He was another American, just working his job and hoping to go home.

Then an airplane hijacked by Islamic pigs slammed into the World Trade Center.

God rest his soul. God comfort his loved ones. God forbid we should lose memory of him and the other 2995 victims of that day.

May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


The Local Malcontent said...

The men and women who became the first casualties of the war with America will, they must never be forgotten.
Mr. Shanahan was "hoping to go home", but everyone's home changed that awful day. Thank you Subvet for this.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Back in 1987 I took my two oldest sons to NYC for a visit and we went to the World Trade Center. I took them up to the 91st floor of Tower Two to meet my cousin's husband. Later that evening, we all went out to dinner, Allen, my cousin Julie, my two sons and I. Later we returned to Rochester.

I never got to see Allen again, as my duties as a priest and raising four sons kept me extremely busy.

Now, since 9/11, I haven't been able to bring myself to go back to NYC, not just because of the loss, but also because of another bad experience when I was there with my sons.

So much has changed for America since 9/11, and most of it has not been for the good. I cannot help feeling that 9/11 was the beginning of the end of America as we knew her. And some may despise me for saying this, but perhaps those who died in the attacks on that day were the lucky ones.

No, we cannot afford to ever forget, not now, not ever.

Mike Golch said...

Sub Vet,great posting.The terror that every one on those planes and in the towers,the plane that crashed in Shanksville, and at the Pentagon must have been horrible.I would imangine it was the same terrow that others felt on 7 December1941.

Subvet said...

TLM, it was an honor to be able to post this.

Rev. Gregori, I don't find it despicable that you feel that way. I think all of us "of a certain age" remember better times and doubt we'll see them again.

Mike, yeah 9/11 was as much a call to action as Dec. 7. Let's hope we're not judged too harshly by history for the tepid response.

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