Monday, August 22, 2011

9/11: "To proceed very far through the desert, you must be willing to meet existential suffering and work it through."

“To proceed very far through the desert, you must be willing to meet existential suffering and work it through." — M. Scott Peck (The Road Less Traveled)


Where were you?  On 9/11/2001 I woke up and happened to turn on the television.  Something I only do 1 out of 364 times.  The TV happened to be turned to the Today Show and immediately word came of the first plane.  Then later the second plane.  And the third.  And the fourth.  Below is a list of good resources to learn more and take positive action.  




9/11 Memorial:  a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people murdered in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people murdered in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.
http://www.911memorial.org/




The National Counterterrorism Center:  center for joint operational planning and joint intelligence.
http://www.nctc.gov/




OCSD:  information about how to prepare for, react to, and recover from emergency situations.
http://www.ocsd.org/ocgov/Emergency



Saddam Hussein
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saddam_Hussein

Top 5 Crimes of Saddam Hussein.
http://history1900s.about.com/od/saddamhussein/a/husseincrimes.htm



Archi's Acres:  A unique VA-supported program not only gives returning Veterans an employment opportunity, and also a chance to decompress and gradually adjust to civilian life.
http://www.archisacres.com/Archis_Acres/INTRO.html


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September 11 - A Memorial:  Names and faces of those fallen. 
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/memorial/lists/by-name/


Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money. Since then, the registered 501c3 non-profit organization has raised almost $2 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas.  http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/




Scholarship America and Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund Honor the Families of 9/11.
http://www.familiesoffreedom.org/


Recognizing Excellence

The USO fulfills its mission of lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families.
http://www.uso.org/


The Heritage Foundation

The Heritage Foundation:  the nation’s most broadly supported public policy research institute.  Research and offering on terrorism.  http://www.heritage.org/issues/terrorism




Soldiers' Angels:  assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.  http://soldiersangels.org/ 


DoSomething.org

DoSomething.org:  Become a better citizen.  Founded by actors Andrew Shue and Michael Sanchez. Geared to those 25 and under.  http://www.dosomething.org/



Warrior's Wish:  Granting Life-Long Dreams and Special Wishes to Our Nation's Heroes.  
http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/














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