Sep 11 2011
No words can convey the importance and impact of 9-11 on this nation and on the world. A sleeping giant was once more called to wake and to take down the forces of darkness. On this day we remember those who died and those who became heroes, during that tragic wake up call.
But we should also remember all those who heeded the call of 9-11. Our son is now a Corporal in the United States Marine Corp. He was going to turn 12 years old on 9/13/01, now he trains to go into harms way and protect this nation by protecting the freedoms of others on the other side of the world.
. He and his school mates have enlisted in the US Armed Forces in amazing numbers. Number more like those of his grandfather’s generation who fought in World War II. Much more than my generation of the 60’s and 70’s and our naive and inane war protests. These wonderful children of 9-11 who have stepped forward to take their turn as America’s guardians also are due honor and respect from all of us who live peacefully in the embrace of this nation’s freedoms.
On this day, we remember that it is our nation’s greatness that sets us apart, and sadly makes us enemies of those dark forces which to this day would shackle and enslave humanity for twisted and narrow purpose. It seems strange to think that the world is still rocked by narrow minds who cannot tolerate differences of views, but 9-11 was just such evil lashing out at the Golden City on the hill. Only in America has the coexistence of diversity truly been achieved. So on 9-11 we remember the price we pay to have these freedoms, and why we must ensure they are universal to all humanity – else we find ourselves once again the target of a growing cancer of envious evil.
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