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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 09-01-2012 03:41 PM 1048 views 1 time favorited 34 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlieM1958

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09-01-2012 03:41 PM

As the anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks rolls around again, I began thinking about it the other day.

For most of us in the United States, it was an event that changed our lives in many ways, both in physical terms (air travel security, etc.), and in the way we think about our own safety and security within our borders. It very much altered our conception of how wars are waged.

But I was really thinking more about the survivors of those who lost their lives that day. For them, this was a much more personal tragedy. This song and video are the results of my musings.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"


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Eric in central Florida

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#1 posted 09-01-2012 03:49 PM

You’re a man of many talents Charlie.
Very nice job.
My heart still aches for the lives lost.
I would like to see people treat each other as they did the first month after the attack.
Hopefully, moving forward, the world will begin to become a better place.
Thank you for sharing your talent.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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patron

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#2 posted 09-01-2012 03:50 PM

thank you charlie

and to all the loved ones

from katrina too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Gary

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#3 posted 09-01-2012 03:55 PM

Very nice tribute, Charlie. You are quite talented in many areas.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 09-01-2012 04:08 PM

Absolutely Beautiful, Charlie. Wonderful tribute. Thanks for sharing!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#5 posted 09-01-2012 04:20 PM

A really nice song and video Charlie. You do it very good

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#6 posted 09-01-2012 04:38 PM

Charlie that was amazing. A beautiful tribute. That day not only impacted the US forever but every other country around the world. Being a Canadian firefighter it touched us all. We sent crews in the weeks that followed to helpout in any small way we could. We also sent critical incident teams to help the emergency workers try to deal with this horrrific situation. Thank you for such a moving tribute I’m sure all that listen will feel the same way. The universe as we knew it was terribly altered that day. Bruce

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#7 posted 09-01-2012 04:42 PM

Charlie, I’m speechless at your wonderful tribute!!! You have an extraordinary talent – I hope that you share this talent with others! I listen to this song and it brings chills to my body. Your singing and writing remind me in many ways of one of my favorite folks artists, Gordon Lightfoot, but I think you have a better voice.

Great job, Charie, and thank you so much for sharing. It has made my day!!!

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 09-01-2012 05:09 PM

Thanks, guys. I’m glad you felt is was worth posting.

Jim, that’s a high compliment. I’ve always loved Gordon Lightfoot.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bill White

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#9 posted 09-01-2012 05:38 PM

Great job, but it is still tough for me to see and remember the events. I’ll not forget.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#10 posted 09-01-2012 06:13 PM

Charlie, What a beautiful tribute. Not only did you bring a chill up my spine, but a tear down my cheek. Thanks so much for sharing that with us.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#11 posted 09-01-2012 06:27 PM

Only knowing you through the typed word, I am in wonder of your fine singing voice and your talent for penning such a fine tribute…I sit here with a tear in my eye… from the other side of the world… thank you…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#12 posted 09-01-2012 06:29 PM

That is hauntingly beautiful, Charlie. Thank you for posting the video. You have some amazing talents.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 09-01-2012 07:01 PM

You folks might be surprised…. it turns out that loud cursing at woodworking screw-ups is excellent exercise for the singing voice. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 09-01-2012 07:28 PM

beautiful Charlie, really enjoyed it ? even if its very sad.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#15 posted 09-01-2012 07:52 PM

Thanks

-- WOOD/DON (...one has the right to ones opinion but not the right to ones own facts...)

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