Remembering Iwo Jima February 23, 1945
Remembering Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 - view that Clarence Pfundheller saw
September, 11 2001
Only the good Lord knows why
he called you all home on that dreadful day.
His works are strange and mysterious;
He wanted it this way
Perhaps he didn't want to take you alone.
But, rather with your friends,
who were also in the danger zone.
Yes, he took you in his hands
the moment you got off the ladder
He couldn't stand to see you be any sadder.
As Lady Liberty
provided the light to get you through
the smoke and the haze, tears ran down her cheek
as up to heaven she did gaze
With the World Trade Center still burning and
crumbling from this terrible deed,
The grass in the distance was a beautiful green without a single weed.
September 11th, 2001 is a date we will never forget.
To all those who arrived to help-
We say Thanks
your heroism may never again be met.
Poem written by Dan Rosonke - inspired by Ron McKay's painting.
E-mails from people who had visited Manning in the past, from other countries.
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 6:36 AM
It is just to bring to you my deepest condolences for the inacceptable terrorist act against not only the american people but against the international community and peace.
Marcus Paes, Brazil - 1975 AFS student
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 12:11 PM
Thanks for all the news. I meant to answer yesterday, but then the terrible attacks on your country occurred and I was watching CNN and other news services until late at night. What a horrific sight to watch unfolding live on the TV screens. We really sympathise with your nation.
Heinz Kusel and family - South Africa
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 3:44 PM
We sit here at the TVset and we canīt believe what we see.
We here feeling with u and all other americans. We are full of mourning and furious about the cowardly terroism against the USA. Our sympathy for the families involved in the attack. The flags blow on at half-mast in the wind in all of Germany.
many greets from Germany to all people in manning and you david
your german brothers
Stefan Krause - one of the thatchers from Germany who worked on the Hausbarn reconstruction in 1999.
September 11, 2014
The 911 Mobile Unit from New York came to Manning June 27, 2017
WWII Veteran Gene Case stands while the National Anthem was played...
Even though he was mostly limited to the wheel chair.
Survived Balete Pass and Wolfhound Ridge - 39 men in the platoon went up, 13 returned including Gene.
Gene received the Purple Heart, 2 Bronze Stars and more
9 - 11
The date itself reminds us
Of the number that you call
So Firemen, First Responders,
And Police can help us all
They'd humbly say "Doing our jobs
Don't think of us as heroes"
But too many lost their lives
Bravely at Ground Zero
Seeing this memorial
Your mind can't help but go back
Where you were and what you thought
On the day of the attack
Why did it have to happen?
What enemy would dare?
Our hearts felt sorrow for all
Especially the Iowans there
Much like Pearl Harbor's date
9 - 11 we'll never forget
And proudly back America
Against any and all threats
5 - 12 - 2017
Spitter's poem - audio
Craig "Spitter" Moeller delivered his poem during the 911 Mobile Unit program.
Yes, this is a real license plate in Merlin Irlbeck's collection.
After receiving permission from the school board, one of the IKM-Manning senior football players who had joined the military showed his support and respect for the flag as the team ran onto the field, while SOME other football players were kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem at other football games...which sadly has continued on into this year's football season.