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9/11 Tribute Guitar

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Dreadnut, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. Dreadnut

    Dreadnut Friend of Leo's

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    For the 10th anniversary of 9/11, a couple of my friends built this exquisite acoustic guitar in memory of the passengers and crew of Flight 93 that went down in Shanksville, PA. All of their names are laser engraved in the back of the guitar, which is a beautiful piece of flamey birdseye maple. The words "Lets Roll" are inlaid into the ebony fingerboard. I was privileged to play this guitar several times. Ultimately, they donated it to the Guitars 4 Vets program, and they auctioned it to raise funds for purchasing guitars for Veterans. Man, I wish I'd bought it myself.

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  2. d barham

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    Beautiful.
     
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    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Very nice guitar! And for a very worthy cause.
     
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    Tastefully done.
     
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  5. Dreadnut

    Dreadnut Friend of Leo's

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    Oh, and it sounds so nice!

    They were actually hoping to give it to a family member of someone on the flight, but the Flight 93 Family Member Association asked them to donate it to a worthy cause, so they did.
     
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    Well done sir. I lost a little league teammate in one of the towers. I appreciate your effort.
     
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    Beautiful:)
     
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    Cool. Very nice.

    I just have issue with the phrase:
    HEROES Of Flight 93

    That term hero is tossed around for everybody these days. Nobody knows what went down on that plane, nobody knows who was heroic. Why use the word "HERO"? Today President Trump awarded the Medal Of Honor to a Army Ranger who served heroically in Iraq. Now that guy was a true hero. To call every passenger on Flight 93 a hero actually diminishes what that Army Ranger (and other heroes) did.
     
  9. Dreadnut

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    I respectfully disagree, JoesTele. Everyone on that flight, except the terrorists of course, were heroes. They were on the front lines of the battle that day.
     
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    Never forget.
     
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    Very nice and moving. Bravo
     
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    I love the fact that these guys' response to the horrific acts of that day was to create a musical instrument that pays tribute to some of the lives that were lost.

    There was a lot of compassion poured into the making of this guitar.

     
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  13. buster poser

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    It would diminish the Ranger's accomplishment if the 37 passengers were given a MoH, but it's, you know, just a guitar.

    The events of Flight 93 are broadly understood, and while we can't ascribe 'heroism' to each and every one of the passengers... they're dead, so maybe just let a guitar tribute ride and let their families remember them as such. And for the record, what actually diminishes the accomplishments of heroes is when the military is insulted as a group or when war criminals are pardoned. One man's opinion.
     
  14. Steerforth

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    I was medically retired from the military after being disabled in the line of duty. I’ve got a bunch of junk in my sock drawer that impresses some people, and people have used a lot of nonsensical, laudatory terms to describe me, with which I vehemently disagree.

    I do not feel in any way diminished by hearing the passengers on Flight 93 described as heroes. And the guitar is beautiful. I also agree wholeheartedly with what @buster poser had to say.

    Just my take. :)
     
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