Monday, September 11, 2006
One of 2,996

This tribute will remain on the first page
of another of my blogs...to continue reading

42 comments:

Blogger web_loafer said...

I am really sorry anonymous. This is a tribute, not a political soapbox.....your comment is gone.
At least your departure was not painful like Frank J. Koestner's was.
Come back when we are talking politics...

This ain't politics, it is survival.

Anonymous Jay said...

So...the only politics allowed are yours? C'mon webbie, more than half your post was about how nasty Islam is.

What about that hatred of another religion is a tribute to 9/11?

Your blog. If you don't want comments..that's fine. At least be honest about your reasons.

Blogger web_loafer said...

Jay, the blog article is about Frank J. Koester, he didn't committ suicide. His killers did, and this is a tribute to him, and a point out to the ones who killed him.

Long time no cross swords.

No political comments allowed on this one my friend.....it is a tribute to an innocent American who was killed, and it is not politics to point out who killed Frank.

There will be plenty time to argue about politics, but not at this tribute.

I know you don't like it when Fred Phelps shows up at a funeral of one or our magnificent warriors to 'fag out'.

If you were ran over by a motorcycle tomorrow and killed, and I knew about it, I would not use the spotlight of sympathy to talk politics.

Terrorism is not a political subject, for the dogs of islam want all of us dead, male, female, republican or democrat.

Anonymous Teena said...

Thank you for your tribute.

Mine is up.

Blogger TNChick said...

Wow, Loafter, you put together a great tribute post. I'm sorry others must drag other "crap" into the comments of this tribute post for one of teh 2996 victims.

Thank you for taking time to honor Koester. May his family have the srength they need to go through another anniversary of his death.

Blogger David said...

you did great! Praise for Frank, for all who lost so much that day. Thanks for stirring us up again, and making me work hardeer this weekend to fill out the information on my tribute to Timothy Paul Gilbert ( britian)
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its your blog, your words, if someone wants a counter pint of view, let them write it on their own blog.

Blogger David said...

yes i did those typos on porpoise

Anonymous prying1 said...

This is going to be one of the toughest weekends of my life. - I plan on websurfing as much as I can through comments to visit other's blogs. - It is tough to feel the emotions this causes. -

Men are not supposed to cry but this post has broken down that wall and I could not stop the floodgates...

Thanks Web Loafer - Keep on telling the truth. Some will not like it but then they will not like it if 'the other side' wins the war.

The same war and 'other side' that took Frank J. Koestner's life...

Revelation 6:9-11

Blogger Jane said...

You did a great job remember Frank. I am so honored to be a part of this endeavor. Thank you for helping me to know who this man was and the void his death has left.

You can read the tribute I wrote on my blog.

Blogger healthpsych said...

A great tribute to Frank J. Koestner. Thanks to you, we will not forget him.

Blogger AubreyJ said...

WL... that was a very nice tribute to Frank Koestner and to all of those who lost their lives that tragic day...
AubreyJ.........

Blogger Juliness said...

That was a wonderfully moving tribute! We can never achieve justice for "our" victims in a solid sense, but maybe these tributes can provide some comfort where it is most needed.

Reading what Frank's daughter posted brought tears to my eyes...although I'm sure they will not be the last in the days to come.

Thank you for your visit to my blog and most especially for your kind words.

Blogger web_loafer said...

Have just finished a marathon of sorts, one of tears that needed cried.
Over 200 tributes visited, and let me tell you friends, the msm, (mean spirited media) could never touch the greatness of this project.
Just watch, they will stammer and stutter but no one listens to them, especially when it comes to remembering the ones who were murdered, the 2,996 people from all over the world that they have ignored with a passion for five years now.
The Blogosphere has rendered the media bigots.....

....unimportant in the total scheme of life.

Let me tell you all how I feel, honored to be one of the 2,996 bloggers who took part in the greatest media event of all time.

And no TV, Radio or Newspaper was required.....

Way to go Bloggers of the World.

My fingers are sore from typing so much.......

Blessings to all

Anonymous gwen said...

Wow...a truly heartfelt tribute to Mr. Koestner. You did a beautiful job and I'm touched by it. The anger of that day is still in me and I did not personally know any of those innocent people so for someone to come on here and bring up political crap is an insult to the memory of Mr. Koestner. This is not the time or place for it.
Thank you for your kind comment on my tribute to Charles Peter Lucania, web_loafer.

Blogger David M said...

Rest in Peace Frank.

We will never forget you for like the others you all mean everything to us.

I am honoring George Lopez:
http://thunderrun.blogspot.com/2006/09/george-lopez-one-of-2996.html

Blogger poopie said...

Very well written..thanks for the tribute. Such a shame that we can't just leave the politics out of it and remember those who died and the ones who still suffer from that day.

Blogger MamaKBear said...

Hello web_loafer! Thank you so much for your heartfelt comment on my tribute to Daniel Lugo! I am glad you'll come back to visit again too...imagine my delight when I stopped by over here and found that you are a truck driver, like my husband! :)

Unfortunately, the twin towers were already gone by the time he started driving. I traveled with him, and we never got to see them in all their glory, only in pictures.

You did an awesome job on your tribute! Rest in peace, Frank, I'll never forget!

Blogger MamaKBear said...

Forgot to say I have you bookmarked now, so I can come back again! :)

Blogger brian said...

Thank you for posting your tribute. You have shown what a loss is truely was and all the tributes I have read continue to hammer home that point. Thank you for your wonderful post.

Please stop by my tribute to Gilbert and leave a link and comment so that others can come here to read.

Anonymous neo said...

Thank you for helping me know Frank today. God bless.

Neo, member of 2996

Anonymous beth said...

Beautiful tribute web_loafer! I'm so touched and I'm heading to your other blog to read more.

I'm also on a marathon of tears today. :)

Blogger Karolyn said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

A lot of great information in your tribute. :)

It would have been nice if you could have left the politics out of it though, bc the 2,996 project was just supposed to be about the victim's lives, not about their death, or about politics. You could always post that other stuff in a separate post.

Looks like you did do a lot of research. Good job. :)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a Great tribute. I can see a lot of time and research went into it. Thank you for your kind comments to me I really appreciate them.

Blessings to you and yours.
Gigi

I honored Patrick Lyons
http://journals.aol.com/gigi1230/ThankHeavensforLittleGirls/

Blogger Charla said...

This is a great tribute to someone so obviously missed. thank you for leading me here.

Blogger David said...

I am so proud to be part of this project- remembering each one, and praying for their families. God Bless you for your writing here.

Blogger the WIZARD, fkap said...

WOW!! What a stunning tribute. I'm working through all 3,000 plus tributes that are part of the 2,996 Project and your's is one of the best.

And I applaud your enraged comments at the end of your tribute. I reluctantly decided not to include similar comments in mine (my tribute to SUE KIM HANSON is here). But I intend to link to your site and repeat your comments on my blog tomorrow.

Best wishes to you. Thank you for your contribution to the 2996 Project.

the Wizard......

That is a great post. My stomach still feels twisted reading about his daughter Carolyn at eight years old.

Thanks

Blogger Shekky said...

Just stopping by to remember.

Anonymous Chris said...

Thanks for this post. I too adopted a victim of the attack on the U.S. on 9/11/01. Like you I got to know her through her family, her husband of only one month. There is nothing that can erase the horror of that day from my mind. I didn't know any of these people. I can only imagine the terror racing through the hearts of those trapped, and those trying to help.

Your tribute is awesome.

Anonymous Chris said...

Thanks for this post. I too adopted a victim of the attack on the U.S. on 9/11/01. Like you I got to know her through her family, her husband of only one month. There is nothing that can erase the horror of that day from my mind. I didn't know any of these people. I can only imagine the terror racing through the hearts of those trapped, and those trying to help.

Your tribute is awesome.

That was very well done and with a tough assignment, thank you.

Blogger kaliblue said...

Loafer,
Thanks so much for coming to visit my Tribute to James F. Lynch. You have done an outstanding Job on your's. I feel now I know these Victims a little more after this wonderful Tribute. God Bless to all the families who have loved and lost..

Anonymous Suzy said...

I think you did an awesome job of researching and bringing a great awareness of Frank and all that he was. A hero. Plain and simple. A victim. Sad that he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. I'm sure his family still grieves, as so many others grieve. The disgrace that others want to hurt innocent people....makes my blood boil.

Thanks so much for sharing your tribute! I too feel honored that I was able to participate.

Blogger bernie said...

It is not politics to say that a person was killed by a rabid talk - no insult is intended to rabid dogs - it's just the facts.

2996 beautiful souls were killed by 19 rabid dogs - just the facts - no politics.

We can, on another day, discuss what should be done with rabid dogs.


Wonderful tribute.

I linked your tribute at 2996 tribute to victims of 9/11 - Terrence E Adderley

Blogger web_loafer said...

Am feeling a wave of serenity wash over me. My country is in good shape, there are so many that mourn when others mourn, and try our best the comfort the grieving and the best thing is that WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
The citizens of this great nation make my proud: the citizens, firefighters, first responders, nurses,doctors, air traffic controllers, policeman, and OUR MAGNIFICENT ARMED FORCES.

One glaring field missing from the ones who I am proud of...

Politicians.

Blogger web_loafer said...

What bad grammer, and wrong spelling.
Averaging 12 comments to other bloggers of 2,996 an hour, thats not too good. When will I get through the list of bloggers who took part in the greatest media event ever.....

the 2,996 project

The 2,996 bloggers who took time to honor someone they never knew,

Well, compare any one of us to Katie Couric...the millionare air head??

That's the way this truck driver sees it, and this country did not become great because of movie stars, newpaper pundits, television eye candy news readers or any politician.

Oh the politicians want you to think they are doing something that matters.

It is not so,

the janitor in the lawyers office, the truckdriver or even the hitchhiking poet have done more to make America great than all 435 House of Unrepresentives, or the 100 senators who could care less.

Way to go 2,996

Blogger gordaboo said...

I came to read tributes to people behind the names. Thank you for bringing a face to the name.

We will never forget.

I remember Lisa Egan.

Blogger Kelly said...

Amazing tribute, web loafer. Thank you for introducing me to Frank. I'm working my way through them all...and each one is unique.

As are you.

Blogger web_loafer said...

This has been one of the most rewarding projects I have been involved with. Think about it, it was a labour of love, unselfish, and time-consuming. On the sixth year rememberance of that horrible day, Hopefully 2,996 will be bigger and better.

When webloafer has a few nondiscretionary dollars I plan to paypal a few bucks to help out next year.

Oh, that nondiscretionary moment may never happen the way the gov' is wasting all of my pilfered taxes.

Blogger Jaya Schillinger said...

Thank you sharing your tribute to Frank. The web posts from his daughter leave me a bit broken up. We seem short on good fathers and strong men. I'm sad that Carolynn doesn't have hers anymore. Really sad.

Also thanks for your kind words about my tribute to Matthew K. McDermott. I do enjoy writing. This was a challenging assignment though.

Blogger Digital Fortress said...

Thank you, your tribute was beautiful.

Five years have come, and five years have gone, and still we stand together as one…

I did not know any victims, but I learned a lot about my asigned person. His tribute is on my blog.

9/11 is what compelled me to re-join the military and do my part.

Blogger Dumb Ox said...

Wonderful tribute. Mr. Koestner had a wide range of friends and family. My honoree apparently did not receive much attention other than from her immediate family or friend who put up a poster looking for her. Many such people, good, hardworking, caring people, who were "famous" only to their little circle, disappeared that day. Among other things, the whole event should remind people of the fragility of life and of the importance of making every day count.

All the best,
D. Ox (not "Bernie")

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