Augusta plans Sept. 11 ceremonies

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 2:56 PM
Last updated 3:27 PM
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Augusta’s public safety departments are holding a Sept. 11 remembrance service on this year’s anniversary to honor the lives lost 12 years ago.

The public ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at Augusta Common. There is no charge.

During the event, public safety departments will acknowledge local families and volunteers, have flags marking public safety members who died, toll bells to symbolize the New York towers’ collapse, and hear messages and remarks from special guests and local departments.

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specsta 08/26/13 - 09:55 pm
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All Human Tragedy Must Be Remembered

Isn't it about time to get over this and move on? What has dictated that 9-11, the day, should be bestowed an honor worthy of a holy revelation from God?

The US has no day set aside to remember the innocent men, women, children and babies we nuked and burned to a crisp at Nagasaki and Hiroshima. There is no day to reflect on the men at Tuskeegee where the US performed human experimentation with syphilis and gonorrhea in unsuspecting victims.

There is no day on the calendar to memorialize the 650,000 victims in Vietnam who were napalmed and exposed to Agent Orange and Agent Blue by the US. There is no moment of silence for the Africans who suffered the Middle Passage and were enslaved for life by the US.

All human life is precious and should be honored and remembered- not just American lives.

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soapy_725 08/27/13 - 09:36 am
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Its ALL political, a controlling tool of false patriotism.
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Its ALL political, a controlling tool of false patriotism.

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soapy_725 08/27/13 - 09:37 am
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Wave the flag, burn the flag. Both are acceptable expression.
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Wave the flag, burn the flag. Both are acceptable expression.

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soapy_725 08/27/13 - 09:38 am
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And we went over there and kicked their arse. Or did we?
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And we went over there and kicked their arse. Or did we?

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soapy_725 08/27/13 - 09:38 am
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DEFEAT. Rules of engagement. Winning hearts and minds.
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DEFEAT. Rules of engagement. Winning hearts and minds.

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