Being as avid a sports fan that I am there are very few times where I step out of that realm especially when it comes to writing blogs.  However with the news that broke last night, sports becomes the lowest man on the totem pole.  One of the most evil and dangerous men in the world was killed in Pakistan in his compound.  By now you all know that man is Osama Bin Laden.  It was almost 10 years ago when  the worst attack on american soil was perpetrated by this man.  Ever since then the United States has been searching, and at last he was found this is a great day for America.  This will also bring a sense of closure to all of the victims families.  The war on terror is far from over for believe it or not this man was loved by many people and many will unfortunately try to keep his horrific legacy alive.  But at least for today and perhaps for a while Americans can celebrate no longer having this piece of crap walking around anymore.

Since he was the one behind 9/11 i wanted to take a moment to share with all of you where i was on that day.  I was a Sophomore in high school.  I was in my 2nd period class, it was gym class for me so we were outside the entire time and had no idea what was going on.  After class i was walking to lunch when i bumped into a friend and he told me we were being attacked.  Of course I looked at him with a puzzled look on my face not knowing what the hell he was talking about.  After lunch I walked into my science class and my teacher had the news on.  What I saw seemed like i was watching a movie, none of it seemed real.  By that time both towers had collapsed and that part of New York was covered in smoke.  Back then it was hard to imagine the New York skyline without the massive buildings.  Each generation has had a moment they will never forget.  My grandparents had Pearl Harbor, my parents had the JFK assassination and my generation will have 9/11.  To this day I cant watch anything about 9/11 without getting cold chills.

Before I finish I wanted to do one last thing.  I wanted to take the time to thank every single member of the military.  I have a lot of connections to the military.  Of course all of you know about Zinno who is currently in Iraq.  But also one of my best friends Bryan Denker is also in military.  It’s because of their actions and the actions of every single member of our armed forces that this mission was able to be accomplished.  If it wasnt for them I wouldnt be able to do what I do every single day.  I know you hear this all the time but really if you know someone in the military thank them they more than anybody deserve it.  So thank you Mark Zinno, Thank you Bryan Denker, Thank you Chris Golley, Thank You Eric Hannah, Thank You Nick Wyatt and I want to apologize for any name that I maybe forgetting but thank you to all of you that have served in the past and all who serve presently.  Many call the United States the greatest country in the world and its because of all of you that it is.

I hope this all made sense, I just wrote what I feel and I meant every word.

Andy Snakovsky – 105.7 The Fan Staff Writer

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Comments (4)
  1. Andy Snakovsky says:

    More Thanks to give out, Dave Galbreath, Casey Willett, Zach Rendin, Ed Bowen, Josh Clough. Everyone i have listed i have either gone to school with or have worked with and i am a better person for knowing every single one of them. If anyone wants to thank someone please feel free to do it here.

  2. Dean Carter says:

    Satan, Satan,
    Thought of a plan, dressed as a man
    Walkin’ the Earth and since he began
    The world was Hell for you and me!
    But what a great day this will be
    Now that Bin is dead and gone!
    Now that Bin is dead and gone!
    We’ll go dancin’ down the street
    Kissin’ everone we meet
    Now that Bin is dead and gone….
    What a day to wake up on!
    What a day to greet the dawn!
    Just today there came a flash :
    Satan with the long moustache
    Is a-sleepin’ with the prawns
    Now that Bin is dead and gone!

    (With apologies to Glenn Miller, of whose recording “WHEN THAT MAN IS DEAD AND GONE” this is a respectful parody)

  3. George Vreeland Hill says:

    Osama bin Laden was a coward.
    He was responsible for killing thousands of people and then hid.
    Cowards do that.
    They hide.
    It was a matter of time before they got him.
    The world is a better place with him dead.
    If there is a hell, then bin Laden is there.
    May he rot forever.

    George Vreeland Hill

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