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Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] [rebuild-at-twintowersalliance.com: The Twin Towers Alliance -- People United To Rebuild The Twin Towers]
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Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 21:21:22 -0500
From: The Twin Towers Alliance
Subject: The Twin Towers Alliance -- People United To Rebuild The Twin Towers
To: The Twin Towers Alliance
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Dear Supporter of Rebuilding the Twin Towers,
For those of you who haven't been to the site in a while, don't be fooled by
what you hear in the media. There is a lot going on that may change things
dramatically. More on that later this month. But for today, we want to share
with you a message that we are circulating to friends and adversaries alike
to promote understanding. We're sure that many of you have wondered what
motivates people to dedicate themselves year after year in the face of what
seems like a foregone conclusion. We think this will make it clear.
If you read the message on the TTA site - "Now, More Than Ever" - it will
probably look a lot better, but we are sending it along like this because we
don't want any of you to miss our "Thank You" for your vote of confidence
and past support. We promise that we are making the most of it.
Everyone at The Twin Towers Alliance
P.S. The gorgeous new graphics on the site are courtesy of talented and
dedicated Fard Muhammad | fardmuhammad.com.
The Twin Towers Alliance is marking the first anniversary of its launch.
Many of you must wonder what motivates people to devote more than five years
of their lives to seeing the Twin Towers rise again. For many of us it is
not a question of whether or not we can succeed. Although we do not see the
restoration of America's Skyline as an impossible dream, or even an
improbable dream, we are well aware of the power of the vested interests we
are up against. Still, what drives us is that we couldn't live with
ourselves if we turned our backs on the Towers and failed to try.
In the course of fighting this battle, we've learned a lot more than we ever
wanted to know about how this country works - or, in this case, doesn't
work. But we have also learned firsthand how wonderful and caring and
idealistic people can be. Every new signature signals that another unique
individual, on an average of ten times a day, every day for a year, has
learned of the site, stopped what they were doing, ignored the noise in the
media about all the "progress" at Ground Zero, and decided to join the
struggle to rebuild the Twin Towers. The touching and powerful messages that
people leave - and the words of encouragement sent to us out of the blue
from all over the world - are remarkable and deeply inspiring.
So now, more than ever, the Twin Towers Alliance is dedicated to seeing this
through . . .
- for each resident or tourist whose heart was ever stunned by a glorious
sunset bouncing off the Towers and yearns to see them back where they
- for the young people, the William Harrises
and Justin Oves
of this world, who care
so much about rebuilding and understand why it matters;
- for the children, who need the reassurance and proof that we will repair a
bad world - not run from it;
- for all the people who never got around to going into those two simply
amazing buildings and deserve another chance;
- for those of us who were young when the Towers were young - they were part
of our dream;
- for the victims of that day, as our best rebuke to the darkness that stole
them from us;
- for the heroes of that day, in uniform and out, as the only fitting
tribute to their valor;
- for the brave servicemen and women, who would be rewarded by the sight of
Twin Towers reborn;
- for the politicians and policymakers, journalists and business leaders,
who never looked at it this way before, but are willing to question their
assumptions and search for answers before deciding what is best;
- and for every United States citizen - past, present, and future - and all
our friends in other lands - to confirm that in America money and power can
still be trumped by what is in the hearts of her people.
In the words of the Irish poet, Sheenagh Pugh:
Sometimes things don't go, after all,
from bad to worse. Some years muscadel
faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don't fail,
sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well . . .
Sometimes our best efforts do not go
Amiss; sometimes we do as we meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow
That seemed hard frozen: may it happen for you.
And May It Happen For Us - Thank You.
The Twin Towers Alliance - People United To Rebuild The Twin Towers
www.twintowersalliance.com | rebuild-at-twintowersalliance.com | 212-568-0207
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