hooksandhoses:

loveaherofans:

Houston firefighters applaud as Capt. Bill Dowling is released from the hospital Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Houston. Dowling has been hospitalized since a deadly motel fire, that also claimed the lives of four of his comrades, on May 31. It was the deadliest day in the department’s 118-year history. Dowling rode home in HFD Engine 68.

This hero is finally on his way home!

hooksandhoses:

loveaherofans:

Houston firefighters applaud as Capt. Bill Dowling is released from the hospital Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Houston. Dowling has been hospitalized since a deadly motel fire, that also claimed the lives of four of his comrades, on May 31. It was the deadliest day in the department’s 118-year history. Dowling rode home in HFD Engine 68.

This hero is finally on his way home!

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thefirekid11:

ITS A UNIFORM NOT A FUCKING FASHION STATEMENT
SO UNLESS YOU EARNED IT GET IT THE FUCK OFF ASSHOLE

^ exactly, and it’s because of shitheads like this that my Grandpa (the career Marine) had us burn his uniforms after he died. He didn’t want them ending up on anyone who had not earned the right to call themselves a Marine.

I always knew there was a reason I hated this guy

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weareamericanauthors:

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sarbrez:

f-e-f-e-t-a-c-a-k-e-s:

the-unpopular-opinions:

I think that the USA needs to move on from September 11th.
Now before all you pseudo-patriots come attempting to sway my opinion with your “unwavering loyalty to the country”, let me just take a minute to explain things. I am an American. I’m a female. And I was a young girl when the events took place.
The events are tragic. I’m not saying that they aren’t. But the US government and the media make it out to be some worldwide catastrophe that claimed the lives of millions of people around the world, when really, the event only killed about 2,600 people, which in the grand scheme of things for a large country like the United States isn’t a huge number.
Also, we’re Americans. Not only are we extremely self-absorbed with our ignorance, fueled by the liberally biased media, we’re hardly sympathetic for our victims. We forced unspeakable violence upon the natives when we came here, we killed almost 150,000 people in dropping the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and we’ve pointlessly murdered innocent people in the Middle East.
I understand that a lot of people died, and I should be respecting them. But while we honor the dead, we can’t have these extravagant 2-hour TV specials reading the names of all these people who died 12 years after the disaster. You don’t see Japan having these insane specials reading off the names of people who died in their terrorist attacks. Yes, that qualifies as a terrorist attack.
I honestly don’t care anymore. Terrorist attacks happen all the time in other countries every day. Just because this one happened in America doesn’t make it any different. It was a terrible thing that happened, but it’s been 12 years. We killed Osama. Why we are still in Iraq, I will never know, but that’s a story for another time. The USA is comparable to a person who still clings to their ex-spouse or significant other years after they broke up.
We have to move on with our lives. Not forget about it completely, but just move on and keep in it the back of our thoughts.

Finally.
Finally someone says it.
Kudos.

im Canadian and I even felt guilty saying it. but this post is true as fuck.


Unbelievable

sarbrez:

f-e-f-e-t-a-c-a-k-e-s:

the-unpopular-opinions:

I think that the USA needs to move on from September 11th.

Now before all you pseudo-patriots come attempting to sway my opinion with your “unwavering loyalty to the country”, let me just take a minute to explain things. I am an American. I’m a female. And I was a young girl when the events took place.

The events are tragic. I’m not saying that they aren’t. But the US government and the media make it out to be some worldwide catastrophe that claimed the lives of millions of people around the world, when really, the event only killed about 2,600 people, which in the grand scheme of things for a large country like the United States isn’t a huge number.

Also, we’re Americans. Not only are we extremely self-absorbed with our ignorance, fueled by the liberally biased media, we’re hardly sympathetic for our victims. We forced unspeakable violence upon the natives when we came here, we killed almost 150,000 people in dropping the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and we’ve pointlessly murdered innocent people in the Middle East.

I understand that a lot of people died, and I should be respecting them. But while we honor the dead, we can’t have these extravagant 2-hour TV specials reading the names of all these people who died 12 years after the disaster. You don’t see Japan having these insane specials reading off the names of people who died in their terrorist attacks. Yes, that qualifies as a terrorist attack.

I honestly don’t care anymore. Terrorist attacks happen all the time in other countries every day. Just because this one happened in America doesn’t make it any different. It was a terrible thing that happened, but it’s been 12 years. We killed Osama. Why we are still in Iraq, I will never know, but that’s a story for another time. The USA is comparable to a person who still clings to their ex-spouse or significant other years after they broke up.

We have to move on with our lives. Not forget about it completely, but just move on and keep in it the back of our thoughts.

Finally.

Finally someone says it.

Kudos.

im Canadian and I even felt guilty saying it. but this post is true as fuck.

Unbelievable

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hooksandhoses:

"9/11/2001. FDNY Ladder 118 crosses the Brooklyn Bridge into lower Manhattan. This picture captures the last alarm all 6 of the members riding on that rig would ever respond to. The men from Ladder 118 responded into the chaos and emerged at the doomed Marriott World Trade Center hotel. Survivors remembered seeing men with the number 118 on their helmets running up the stairs to help the panicked guests. They were never seen alive again. When the 110-story towers collapsed, the hotel was pulverized. More than 900 guests and scores of Marriott employees escaped. Many were likely aided by the men of Ladder 118.Their rig, a mangled wreck of steel and glass, was recovered within days of the attack. Two months later, firefighters digging in the mountain of rubble spotted tools emblazoned with the Ladder 118 logo. Some of the men from Ladder 118 were found within a few feet of each other, and the survivors in the firehouse were grateful that the men spent their final moments together. Three of them — Agnello, Vega and Cherry — are together still, buried in adjacent plots in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. Their simple yet elegant headstones sit on quiet, grassy slope, shaded by a canopy of oak trees. Every year, the families and firefighters make a sacred pilgrimage to their graves, as well as to those of their other fallen brothers elsewhere in the region. “They were found side by side, and they should stay side by side,” said VinnieCarla Agnello. Her two sons were 3 and 1 at the time”
(Author Unknown; found via CBSNews Facebook) —
An amazing photo.

hooksandhoses:

"9/11/2001. FDNY Ladder 118 crosses the Brooklyn Bridge into lower Manhattan. This picture captures the last alarm all 6 of the members riding on that rig would ever respond to. The men from Ladder 118 responded into the chaos and emerged at the doomed Marriott World Trade Center hotel. Survivors remembered seeing men with the number 118 on their helmets running up the stairs to help the panicked guests. They were never seen alive again.
When the 110-story towers collapsed, the hotel was pulverized. More than 900 guests and scores of Marriott employees escaped. Many were likely aided by the men of Ladder 118.Their rig, a mangled wreck of steel and glass, was recovered within days of the attack. Two months later, firefighters digging in the mountain of rubble spotted tools emblazoned with the Ladder 118 logo.
Some of the men from Ladder 118 were found within a few feet of each other, and the survivors in the firehouse were grateful that the men spent their final moments together. Three of them — Agnello, Vega and Cherry — are together still, buried in adjacent plots in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. Their simple yet elegant headstones sit on quiet, grassy slope, shaded by a canopy of oak trees. Every year, the families and firefighters make a sacred pilgrimage to their graves, as well as to those of their other fallen brothers elsewhere in the region.
“They were found side by side, and they should stay side by side,” said VinnieCarla Agnello. Her two sons were 3 and 1 at the time”

(Author Unknown; found via CBSNews Facebook)

An amazing photo.

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Tags: 911

lindsaychrist:

i wont let this video die

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