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September 11, 2007

Remembering 9/11

Filed under: 2996 — William Teach @ 8:59 am

Last year, for the 2996 Project, I remembered Brook Alexandra Jackman at the Pirate’s Cove, and Andrew H. Golkman here. Rather then putting together another video for this year, I would rather just repost 911Plus5. The photos never fail to bring a tear to my eye. But let us also remember the people, our neighbors, who were lost that day fondly.

We can remember them by saying “never again.” We can remember them by not allowing the Muslim fanatics, who have the stated intention of destroying modern civilization, to do just that. We can remember them by rebuilding. We can remember them by resisting those who would have a 9/10 mentality. We can make their lost lives meaningful.

At 8:35, take a moment to say a prayer. At the former site of the World Trade Center, firefighters will read the names of all the victims.

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You can also see an incredible video at the 9/11 Digital Archive.

For those who just do not believe, perhaps the words of one of the hijackers might change your mind

Al Qaeda traditionally issues a video every year on the anniversary, with the last testament of one of the 19 hijackers involved in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. This year’s video showed hijacker Waleed al-Shehri, addressing the camera and warning the U.S.: “We shall come at you from your front and back, your right and left.”

There is some video of it at CNN.

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Others with posts up: Are We Lumberjacks?, Blogs For Bush, the Gun Toting Liberal, Hooah Wife, The Jawa Report, Michelle Malkin, Six Meat Buffet, Wizbang, Ogre’s Politics and Views, Blue Star Chronicles (I’m thinking Bloglines is way behind. Individual visits finding lots of great posts). Charles at Little Green Footballs has a special header up for the anniversary.

September 11, 2006

9/11 Plus 5: A Tribute

Filed under: 2996 — William Teach @ 7:10 am

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This is the higher definition version. The lower res version is here.

For those who are unable to access YouTube at work, here is a Google Vids version.

September 10, 2006

2996: Andrew H. Golkin

Filed under: 2996 — William Teach @ 2:53 pm

 This is Andrew Golkin. He was a Vice President at Cantor Fitzgerald. Born, 1970. On 9/11, 2001, Islamic extremists killed him. He was 30.

Born and raised in The City, he overcame disabilities to succeed in life, to be a world traveler, and a well respected member of  Cantor Fitzgerald as VP of Interest Rates Derivatives.

A graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, he is survived by his parents, Gerald and Janet, and sister Susan, as well as many aunts and uncles.

He worked on the 105th floor of the North Tower on that Day.

His mother, Janet, said “He had a wonderful, sweet disposition. Friends used to say he was the glue that held relationships together.” He was a “vegetarian who liked to box, and preferred a punch in the face over a bite of steak.”

For Andrew Golkin’s family, it wasn’t so much a question of whether to have a service, but what to call it. At 30, he was too young for them to call it “a celebration” of his life, said his sister, Susan, 34, of Manhattan. They called it simply a service in his memory. Five of his friends spoke. The rabbi who conducted his bar mitzvah officiated at the service. “There comes a time when having hope is more detrimental than coming to terms with what happened,” she said.

For her family, it was vital. “So you can know how to live the rest of your life.”

His friends and family have set up the Andrew Golkin Memorial Scholorship Fund, designed to fund and promote educational scholorship for deserving kids in NYC.


Glorified and sanctified be God’s great name throughout the world which He has created according to His will. May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime and during your days, and within the life of the entire House of Israel, speedily and soon; and say, Amen.

May His great name be blessed forever and to all eternity.

Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honored, adored and lauded be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He, beyond all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations that are ever spoken in the world; and say, Amen.

May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life, for us
and for all Israel; and say, Amen.

He who creates peace in His celestial heights, may He create peace for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.

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