The United States of America's worst home attack since Pearl Harbor!!!

What a devastating day for America!  A tragedy that should never be forgotten.  One that has changed the history and lives of all United States citizens.  

Once again the sleeping giant has been awakened....

I have asked the members of Foxysden League two questions....Where were you at the time of 9/11 and what were you doing.  Below are the responses received:

I was home when 911 occurred. Was doing some cross stitch, and had the television on. I was home alone, and cried my heart out, when I realized what was happening. What a sad waste of so many lives. God Bless the families, who I am sure are still and will always suffer from their losses.
written by Sandy

I remember well where I was! I was on Duke University campus with my mom and brother and sister-in-law. My mom was there for hyper oxidation treatments for 7 weeks. My brother had driven down for the week-end and was leaving that a.m. to go back to Virginia...They had friends that worked in the tower and in fact one federal secret agent who was at their wedding was killed. They had no phone service all the way back and so startled to learn of his death. I honor all the firemen and workers who bravely gave their lives that day. God bless all those families who lost their loved ones that awful Sept 11th.
written by Clara

I was at home watching tv, it was the worst thing I've ever seen and my heart went out to everyone.
I was glued to the tv and watched all the news about it for days followed. 
written by Nancy

I was sitting at the table watching TV when the news bulletin came on about the first plane hit and then I seen the second one hit the other tower. Then the third plane was taken over and how the people tried to get it back when it crashed.
written by Mags

I was interpreting (sign language for the deaf) an electronics class at our local college. The instructor saw the report pop up on his computer and we saw the smoke where a plane hit the first tower. At first everyone thought it was a terrible accident.
When the second plane hit, the school was immediately shut down and everyone was sent home.
written by Suzy

I was at work getting ready to leave to teach a 3 day class when my secretary told me that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. I thought it was probably a small plane and that it was an accident, but when the second plane hit, it became obvious that it was no accident.
written by Ray

I was getting my son ready for school when I heard the news on a local news channel! My eyes swelled up and I thought to myself, "Who could do this to the country that I had been born and raised in"? I then started to cry for the people who had lost their loved ones in this horrific tragedy!!
written by USA


Well I was 12 at the time and I can still see my Da' and mom looking at the tv and shaking their heads in amazement. It effected me Da more as him and his friends worked on that building with local 3 of NY. He called them immediately and told them to turn on television for the World Trade Center was going down. They laughed thought he was joking that building was built strong. I saw tears in me Da's eyes he felt for the people and the building that was NY.

As for me I was tending our Miniature Horses as we had just returned from a Horse Show the night before. Mom called me in to watch said this was the beginning of a terrible time for America.

She called our home in the Mountains as Brigg and Mike were there for the holiday weekend with Anthony and Cara. Told them to watch she was just glad that Mike and Brigg had went to the mountains. She then called Elenora to see if she was okay and Cris as they were in NY for a Concert I know she was worried cause the lines were so jammed she couldn't get through. It was a terrible time as many of Mike and Briggs friends and business associates were involved in that area of NY. 
 I remember weeks after the many condolence cards and flowers that were sent out on behalf of family. Mike and Brigg attended so many funerals that they finally gave up trying to attend all. John contacted us that Cris and Elenora were fine and staying with him for awhile.
written by Joe


September 11th 2001 started as a beautiful sunny day full of promise and opportunity that all changed when 4 planes were hijacked causing a storm of confusion, doubt, fire and debris. But through it all there were moments of community and heroism with all concerned. We will never forget the 3003 victims who sacrificed their lives that faithful day.
written by Maiden

Hey on 9-11 I had just taken the kids to school and was at my moms when it came across the tv. I then went directly to check on my babies along with a lot of parents in this area since President Bush was taken to Barksdale Air Force Base 2 hours away from here.
written by Jayme

I'll never forget where I was when 9-11 happened. I was in the 5th grade and at school. When it happened, teachers were going to each others' classroom saying to turn on the TV. We had a teacher who taught 4th grade who was from NY. She was pacing the hallway, on the verge of tears. Later on the Vice Principal came classroom to classroom, telling the teachers to turn the TVs off. I didn't understand why she said to turn them off then, and I don't really understand now. 9-11 was a horrific day I'll NEVER forget!!
written by Meg

I was in my kitchen cooking breakfast as my husband had just came in from working a 12 hour shift and he had just went in to lie down till breakfast was ready when the news flash came across the first time as the 1st plane had hit the towers.  I yelled for my husband to get up as I was not sure what was going on or if we would be next and then the 2nd plane hit.  This is a day that I will never forget nor will America.
written by Connie


At the time of 9-11 my brothers and I were living with our mom in Barbados. My youngest brother and I had the tv on while he got ready for work. The program we'd been watching suddenly switched over to CNN. At that time only a few people had cable, and for really big breaking news the station cut in with CNN. I remember watching the first tower on fire and suddenly seeing the second plane turning into it. I called to my brother to come see the plane flying "too low". We watched in horror as it slammed into the second tower. My first thought was OMG. Second thought was about my childhood friend that worked in one of those towers. I frantically called his mom to find out if she'd heard from him and she hadn't. She'd also seen the news and had been trying to call him with no success. She hadn't been able to reach her daughter either. It was much later that afternoon when he was finally able to reach her. They were both ok. For some reason he too decided not to go to work that day and had been at his sister's house in Brooklyn. They were both unable to make outside calls. I sat glued to the news as long as they kept it on and remember being so upset that people could be so cruel. All those innocent lives lost. So many thoughts ran through my head but the most nagging one was the safety of their souls. I eventually turned the tv off and started to pray for their families and for anyone involved in the rescue efforts. Don't think I will ever forget the image of the second tower being hit.
written by Gill

I was attending Apex technical school when the tragedy occured. We were in the middle of class when someone came in with the news that a plane had crashed into one of the towers. Planes were always flying too low so we just thought it was a small plane accident. About a minute later someone else came in with the news that it was terrorists. Classes were cancelled and we were told to get out of the city. School was at an angle kind of across from the towers. By the time we got outside the second plane had struck and there was complete chaos. Some of us thought about taking the train but were told they'd stopped running. Traffic was at a standstill and we wondered how in the world we were going to get home. A couple of us started walking and about 2 or 3 blocks up there was a bus. I asked where it was going and the driver said to Brooklyn. At that point I didn't care what part of Brooklyn but it so happened to be going to my street. We got on and sat on the bus for what seemed like hours going nowhere. The police weren't letting any traffic go anywhere. Eventually they let only the bus go and I'm not sure what made us look back but we did in time to see the towers half way collapsed and dust flying everywhere. It was strange going over the bridge and not seeing the towers. I remember the extreme heat and panic and thanked God to be alive. My wife at the time (she passed away later) was supposed to work that day but decided not to go. This is a person who never missed work. She was very sensitive in spirit and listened to that nagging feeling she got. To this day it's still one of the most horrible experiences and I still remember the chaos, heat and dust everywhere.
written by Gill's hubby, Roy

I was at work and had just come out of a meeting, when the receptionist stopped me and said that my son was on the line.  I took the call from the phone in the lobby, and it was Pat, my middle son.  He was at work as well and called to tell me that one of the Twin Towers had been hit by a plane.  I thought he was kidding because he is such a kidder.  So I asked him what the punch line was.  He said there was none, that this was true...the thought that went through my mind was, oh no, a plane must have gotten off course or was out of control.  I was a little shook to think that such a thing could happen, but they were tall buildings.
About 15 minutes later he called again and said a second plane had just struck the other tower...my heart fell out!  This was no accident!  I went to the Executive Director's office to see if he knew anything and he said he just saw it on TV and he was really shook!  From there emails started flying...phones rang off the walls.  I still have a copy of all the emails, news reports from CNN and such, newspapers, magazines of that horrible day of September 11, 2001.
A DAY WE MUST NEVER FORGET!
written by Key


Connie would like to share a poem she wrote about 911:

9-11 emergency some will say
But no one will forget that September day.

When the nation was delivered such a violent blow.
When the strongest people and the bravest souls risked their lives to go below.

The crashing towers falling down
Spreading sadness all around.

We felt bravery for those who knew the cost,
And we felt sadness for all the ones we had lost.

But out of the rubble rose wings of Hope
Maybe someday we all will be able to cope.

But until that day we all will grieve and deal
With a memory that will never leave.

For our answers we took to the heavens
And deal with the pain of September 11th.


As I thought about that day, and I read what the members of Foxysden submitted, I thought, I truly know so little about what devastation, what heart wrenching losses, what terrifying fear had to have gripped the people of New York.  The rest of the USA can only surmise what that day of tragedy did to the ones who were personally involved, whose homes, families, and city were devastatingly affected.
We were not there, but I know how horrible it was to each and every one of us as we heard of the tragedy and watched the news, read the magazines and newspapers, wondering if our city, our state, our home area would be next.

Don't ever let this day be forgotten, make sure your children know, your grandchildren know, and pass it down from  generation to generation as was Pearl Harbor...never to be forgotten that the enemy infiltrated our boarders to destroy.

I did find something while researching for this newsletter that is quite a different perspective of that day that I would like to share with you.  This is word for word from the article I read:

Frank Culbertson,  who was aboard the International Space Station on Sept. 11, lost a friend and classmate when a plane crashed into the Pentagon.
The 9/11 terrorist attacks 10 years ago this week sent shock waves not just around the planet, but into space as well.



The only American not on Earth on that day in 2001, NASA astronaut Frank Culbertson, had a unique vantage point on the attacks. From the International Space Station, Culbertson snapped a photo of smoke streaming from the World Trade Center wreckage that day after two hijacked planes crashed into the Manhattan towers.
"I didn't know exactly what was happening, but I knew it was really bad because there was a big cloud of debris covering Manhattan," Culbertson said in a new video released by NASA for the 10th anniversary of the attacks. "That's when it really became painful because it was like seeing a wound in the side of your country, of your family, your friends." 
"The most overwhelming feeling being where I am is one of isolation," Culbertson wrote. "The feeling that I should be there with all of you, dealing with this, helping in some way, is overwhelming."
"I had just finished a number of tasks this morning, the most time-consuming being the physical exams of all crew members," Culbertson recalled. "In a private conversation following that, the flight surgeon told me they were having a very bad day on the ground. I had no idea."
Culbertson described being "flabbergasted, then horrified" by the news. He noticed the space station was just about to pass over New England, and rushed to try to see.
"I zipped around the station until I found a window that would give me a view of NYC and grabbed the nearest camera," Culbertson wrote. "The smoke seemed to have an odd bloom to it at the base of the column that was streaming south of the city. After reading one of the news articles we just received, I believe we were looking at NY around the time of, or shortly after, the collapse of the second tower. How horrible."
Culbertson said he understood early on that the attacks would change history.
  "I know that we are on the threshold (or beyond) of a terrible shift in the history of the world," he wrote. "Many things will never be the same again after Sept. 11, 2001. Not just for the thousands and thousands of people directly affected by these horrendous acts of terrorism, but probably for all of us. We will find ourselves feeling differently about dozens of things, including probably space exploration, unfortunately."
The astronaut learned that day that his friend and U.S. Naval Academy classmate Charles "Chic" Burlingame was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, which struck the Pentagon.
"What a terrible loss, but I'm sure Chic was fighting bravely to the end," Culbertson wrote. "And tears don't flow the same in space."
 (be sure to have your sound up)

   


  

Cris and I would like to congratulate the following Foxysden members for this month's recognitions.

Congrats goes to this person for her heart in coming to all the tours she can when we put out a call for jumpers.  We can always rely on her to be of help!  This person also has a great spirit about her and can always cheer up the tour with laughter.  We award you the "Player of the Month" Award for September! 
CONGRATULATIONS SAGA, AND THANK YOU!

First of all, Cris and I would like to say that ALL our Hosts are doing an excellent job!  We can count on them to make the tours fun, relaxing and enjoyable!  The Host we chose this month is exceptional in her giving of herself in her tours.  She has been diligent in setting, and performing her tours with the utmost care.  We so appreciate her and honor her with the "Staff of the Month" Award for September!
CONGRATULATIONS MAIDEN, AND THANK YOU!

The next award is given to the person who goes above and beyond what is expected of them in many aspects of their assigned duties as Staff of Foxysden.
This person came on board to help me in the absence of Cris as Cris is recouping from surgeries and illness.
This person, without question or complaining, helped host, helped with a lot of behind-the-scene activities that make our league number ONE!  Some of which were to finish the rules for all the 42 games, to set up cute pictures for the pages of those rules, to fix this newsletter design, and the future ones throughout the rest of the year, to help me set up and help run the Marathon we had in August, to name just a few.
For your hard work, your willing heart, and your love for your brother, we give respectfully, the "Wolflady's Sportsman Award" for September.
CONGRATULATIONS JOE AND THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!

Please, to help the hosts out, read all rules to the game you are about to play BEFORE entering the room to play.  These are found in the Backdoor where the games are listed.  Under the game you are choosing, you will see "Rules".  Please pull that up and make sure you know the rules before the tour begins.  Thanks for your cooperation - this helps things go on time and eliminates questions.

We had a GREAT and SUCCESSFUL August Marathon!
Lots of winners and lots of fun!  The following were winners of special tours:

Marathon TOC winner - Megeth
Poker Championship - Scoobyndooby
Miss Mini Pageant Queen - Clara
Queen of Games - Keylalah
One who played the most games throughout the Marathon - we had a tie - Clara and Key - 50 tours!!

Congrats to you all - prizes were gem cards, bux, badges, badge albums and gem items!!!

Our next exciting week will be our 3rd Anniversary as Foxysden League!!!  Plan to join us in October for this special occasion!!




 

A Blessing for the USA
 from Cristean Wolf - HA

You are Strong
Have withstood many trying times
The trials have been many
God has held you strong

So weep not for those long gone
For they are in God's hands
On many a long journey
To far and long lands

So lift your heart and your eyes
To heaven and to God
For He will keep America Strong!
Amen


 

Please continue to lift Cris up in prayer that God will do a quick healing and strengthening of his body, and return him to us.  
We miss you!

Also let's remember the many Foxys who have family, friends, and themselves in need of prayer for healing, for financial help, for the many burdens of this life, that God will lift their spirits, heal their bodies and turn their lives around for the better.  He promises that all who look towards Him and believe, He will place under His care.

God Bless you all,
Happy Touring
Cris, Key, Joe and Staff