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Old 09-12-2005, 08:02 AM   #16
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I thought the movie was well done, and it really brought home for me how awe inspiring those people are. Even though I've heard the stories many times, to see it in that way brought it all together in a strange way.

I also learned a few things I didn't know before. The family members were also so inspiring.

It makes you wonder, would I be able to do that..try to stop the hijackers, would I call my loved ones? So many things go through your head just imagining it.

When I was going through a tough time someone gave me the book by Lisa Beamer, Let's Roll. I could never bring myself to read it, hopefully now I can.
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Old 09-12-2005, 11:12 AM   #17
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I also thought The movie was well done. My heart went out to the Hero's' famlies.

Next time when I go to see the site again it will be even more than inspiring, and I'll not only think of just of the Hero's on that plane, but also of those they left behind.
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to the cresent symbol.
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what?
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I think that the symbol itself may not be for the best in the case, however unintentional it may have been in it's choosing it does have strong associations with Islam since the days of the Ottoman Empire. Im not going to bother making a fuss, if thats what the people want then so be it.
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sorry, I don't see the relevance of that and honestly I don't understand why you even had to point that out
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In plan form like that it's usually symbollic of embracing arms.
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I totally disagree with the above picture.
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Conservative paranoia...that's all it is.
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Conservative paranoia...that's all it is.
I totally agree with this as well.....
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I saw the commercial for the movie...I don't know, it seems like a documentary. The only thing I don't like is that they have to do dramatic reenactments, I hate that especially when it's something like this.

Hopefully I'll see the memorial soon, I saw the Pentagon in DC in December of that year. The story of Flight 93 fills me with so much sadness, but also a sort of pride and admiration for what these people did.
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The politician who has complained about the crescent is the same guy who said something to the effect of "taking out" mosques ( I'm not sure of his exact quotes..I read it in my paper, I'd have to try to find an article)

I think it's a shame that the architect of this memorial is giving in to him. I wonder how many people would have even thought of it, I didn't

The movie is haunting.. the way they effectively intertwined the re-enactments w/ the actual phone calls, etc. For me it brought it to life so to speak in a way that nothing else had.
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http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/ne...05-541966.html

Paul Murdoch, the architect of the planned national memorial in rural Pennsylvania, said Wednesday he is willing to make adjustments in the upcoming weeks to satisfy critics.

The shape of the memorial is a circle broken by the flight pattern of the plane, which supporters have said follows the topography of the area.

Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., sent a letter Tuesday to National Park Service Director Fran Mainella, saying the shape has been questioned "because of the crescent's prominent use as a symbol in Islam - and the fact that the hijackers were radical Islamists."

The National Park Service has been inundated with calls complaining about the shape, and it has been frequently criticized in blogs.



http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,162795,00.html



"Well, what if you said something like — if this happens in the United States, and we determine that it is the result of extremist, fundamentalist Muslims, you know, you could take out their holy sites," Tancredo answered.

"You're talking about bombing Mecca," Campbell said.

"Yeah," Tancredo responded. "
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