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    September 11th

    September 11, 2001. The date we should never, and will never, forget. I stood that morning with my good friend Jason, watching in awe as the United States was attacked. Terrorists woke THE juggernaut, THE superpower of planet earth, THE United States Military. We had a Commander In Chief who was willing to rain down fire from the sky, and bring wholehearted retribution by land. He did what needed to be done. Not only for these United States we live in, but also the planet earth we live on. 2753 people perished that day… 227 civilians on 4 planes… 23 NYPD Officers… 27 Port Authority Officers… 2016 World Trade Center employees… 3051 children lost parents... and 343 brother FDNY Firefighters.

    Nine Eleven…Nine-One-One. The numbers that not only signify that fateful day, but signify a call of distress in this country. That dialed number I have answered tens of thousands of times. It has been my calling, literally, for 18.5 years, almost half of my life. It is a beckon I will continue to answer, whatever the emergency, whatever the sacrifice I must make.

    And now today, September 11, 2013, it was time to take my companion, Loki, for one last walk. We would go down the canal banks by our house. It is a place I could let him walk off leash and be free. Though, he would never stray more than 20 feet without giving me the look back. The “We still good?” look. As we walked down the path out of our front door, I saw our street lined with American flags to celebrate this day. It felt as if God was looking down from above saying “I have put out the flags for you to come home, Loki. The United States Flag, your checkered flag. You have triumphed in all of your battles; you have been victorious in all of your races; you have protected your family and done more than your duty. It is time for you to come be by my side and wait patiently for those who love you. You will see them again.”

    At 10:38 this morning, Loki went to peaceful sleep in my arms.


    Godspeed Loki, I will see you on the flip side.

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    Brought a tear to my eyes, RIP Loki. I do feel you loss been there it sucks.
    BTW He was a handsome boy.

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    Good to hear he went peacefully. That's a cool pic!
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    WOW what a story... Loki R.I.P buddy... Absolutely an awesome picture!!
    No doubt he will be waiting for you on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

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    never easy,a great friend,r.i.p.
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    I feel your loss and pain. Unfortuniately I have been there myself many times over the years. And it never gets easier. Glad he went peacefully and in the arms of the one that loved him.
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    Sorry for your loss of a loyal companion.
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    Damm bought a tear to my eye,sorry for your loss

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    Awesome pic sorry for your loss

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    Sorry for your loss. My pit is getting up there too (13+) and in the last year he's starting to go downhill so I know this day is coming. Gonna be hard when the time comes. It sounds like Loki was a lucky dog to have such a compassionate owner.

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    Thank you all for the kind words. We had a truly awesome journey through life together. He will be missed.

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    Been through it way too many times, and its never easy. You gave him a good life, so remember that. still sad to hear...

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    sorry for the loss, but glad you have the peace of having him go that way, fun out
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    I am so sorry for your loss.
    You posted a beautiful photo of Loki, and I have no doubt that he lived a life full of love and fun.

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