You can stare at the horrors experienced that day. You can
learn to live with what happened that day. You can sympathize for those that
lost loved ones that day. You can shake your head in disbelief as you listened
to the follow on that day, however, you must never forget that day.
September 11th is and always be a day in our nation’s
history that changed you and I. The lives that were lost for those that were
murdered and those life’s that were changed for those of us unharmed will never
be the same.
I see friends sorrow
deepen every year as we relive the attacks that day and they miss the ones they
lost. I saw the dedication and the anger
in those that joined myself in the following “counter attacks” in Iraq &
Afghanistan in the following years. In
them as well, I saw the sorrow again in those family members & children
when warrior’s lives were ended as they gave their all in a foreign country.
For those of you reading this that have lost a loved one
that day or have lost a loved one in the sequential counter attacks against the
ones who did this, this country is behind you. Currently steely eyed warriors of all branches
and many countries (not just the US) are getting ready, already there or
preparing to be replaced as they continue to finish the mission that we
started. They are doing great things in
the Counter Insurgency fight. There can
be no negative finger pointing to those in Afghanistan now, the ones that have gone
before them or those public service heroes at ground zero that day.
You can have your political opinions as that’s what’s beautiful
about this country, you can say what you want and not be killed for it. But I
strongly recommend, regardless of your views, you remember what happened that day, you sympathize
for those that lost loved ones, support those servicemembers that are fighting
and never, ever forget Sept 11th.
God Bless America……I will have a toast & a Cgar for all
of the heroes & their families on Sept 11th