Remembering to remember so that I will never forget…

on this day, september 11, every american, everyone who knows an american, everyone who loves an american, everyone who has visited america, american children too young to understand and the old and dying… we all remember… as clear as it was nine years, the unfolding events of the day and the heroic actions of people who would do anything for their loved ones and country, the ones who gave no thought to their own safety, are etched with the burn of horror and and unimaginable sadness that this country has not had to face in a long time and a pride for country which can never be distinguished…  in a world where peace, go-green, protection, family and love are the catch words, it seems impossible that our land and our home and everything we hold dear could be so vulnerable… and then, the images of those who gave everything and more, the neighbors, loved ones and friends, firemen, police officers, emt’s, workers from every state and several countries… christians, wiccans, catholics, muslims, black, white, mothers, fathers, sons, sisters, brothers, daughters, grandparents, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends… the US Military, restaurant owners and hotel proprietors… churches and hospitals, doctors and nurses, daycare workers, secretaries, drug addicts, prostitutes, bums and thieves…they all joined hands, not caring what background or ethnicity the hand they were clasping was…   people who had never given the USA a second thought were held, spellbound, as the true strength of this great country became evident… and it was immediately realized by everyone, everywhere, that weak, timid and vulnerable, we weren’t, but strong, resilient, patriotic and full of love for our fellow Americans, we were… and with the blood, sweat and prayers of us, those and the other ones, we rallied and now, these nine years later, we remember… and we will continue to remember… for God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind ~ 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid ~
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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