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Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3333
posted September 14, 2001 04:14 PM UIN: 16262997
In the wake of the recent catastrophe, I just wanted to say that I feel very lucky to have a healthy family that is free, alive and well. Sometimes it takes things like this to make us remember the important things in life. But, It also shows me that I should celebrate life because you never know when it might end. Having friends like you guys and a well family mean more to me than anything in this world. I feel like everyone here is apart of me and that is the reason this forum is what it is. You guys give me the fuel and the energy to keep trying to help and make it better. I want to thank each and every one of you for being apart of The Dirt Forum family. I am still very down about the past occurrence, but I do feel that we need to celebrate life and show these terrorists that they do not affect us in this way. So, I say keep racing, and race hard....if not for yourself, for your country...Normality, or some sense of it, needs to be restored to show everyone that we are strong. We ARE strong....and I hope everyone gets better and gets over this. I know it has been very hard for me to accept.


[This message has been edited by jammin (edited September 14, 2001).]

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted September 15, 2001 10:07 AM
Well said. Suddenly racing doesn't seem so important.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 242
posted September 15, 2001 10:18 PM UIN: 25419780
We agree... well put jammin

Sweet Cheeks
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 101
posted September 20, 2001 08:00 PM
I wanted to share my Friday, September 14th with you all.
After the terrorist attack, bad things just kept coming...
My step father (a Viet Nam Veteran) passed away on Wednesday evening. Our last conversation was about the attack and how we(our country) needed to try to go on living as normal as possible. That we needed to stand together. Little did I realize it would be the last time he gave me advice.
Thursday evening, I had a telephone call that my friend and her husband were on the jet that hit the Pentagon.
I just couldn't stop the tears and wandered around my place aimlessly.
Friday after the calling hours, I took my step father's advice and went to Bloomington Speedway.
I caught up with lots of my racing buddies.
Everywhere I looked there were American Flags flying, on race cars, on haulers, on the official's 4 wheelers, and of course race fan cars. People were wearing red, white and blue.
God Bless America was sung followed by a moment for prayer or silence.
Later, the national Anthem was sung, another moment for prayer or silence. The Red Cross had a trailer for donations as well.
It's the first time I can remember at a race that there was no rough driving, no arguing.
I was so thankful to be there, with some of my racing family.
I will always remember that night.
Just wanted to say ThANKS to Bloomington for racing and honoring the victims and to my racing family that was present for being there.

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