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Remembering 9/11 - 14 Years Later

 Remembering 9/11 

There are moments when time seems to stand still, then there are other instances where time seems to fly by.  It may be difficult to believe that it has been 14 years since the most deadly act of terrorism was inflicted upon the United States.  Since that time, the United States has been avenged in a way by the capture and destruction of the terrorist who sought to do us harm.  However, even though the thought that someone would inflict such an atrocious act against innocent people is simply beyond comprehension -- it did in fact happen.  It happened on September 11, 2001, when 2,753 people gave their lives for the freedom of us all. 

They made the ultimate sacrifice, and in so doing, should not fade away from our memory, but remain there, reminding us that it is because of them, that we, in the United States continue to enjoy and experience the freedoms afforded to us by our great nation.

 

Remembering 9/11

This morning on television I watched a  9/11 observance televised from the Nation's Capital in honor of this tragic, yet historic day.  I stood up, bowed my head and shared the moment of silence with the President of the United States, the First Lady and others during this sad moment.  Bugle horns sounded afterwards as they made their way back into the White House. This was indeed a solemn occasion.

You, including myself, can probably recall exactly where you were when this tragic event happened.  However, I think that even more important than remembering where we were, is remembering those who perished and to help keep their memories alive.  

If you look hard enough, you will find a silver lining in a cloud.  in my opinion, it is important to remember the advances and progress that were made since 9/11.   The United States showed the world that its spirit is resilient, strong and unwaivering, during and after the terrible events of 9/11.  Since that time, the terrorist perpetrator or should I say monster responsible for this horrendous act was captured and lost his life, after having alluded capture for more than ten years after 9/11 happened.  In the place of the majestic twin towers of the World Trade Center which were destroyed during the terrorist attacks, is the One World Trade Center, which is the tallest skyscraper in New York as well as the Western Hemisphere. 

 Remembering 9/11

Of course, buildings can be replaced.  What is not replaceable are the lives that were lost senselessly in what has gone down in history as the greatest terrorist act against the United States.  Courageous fallen heroes of 9/11 and all that they stood for should continue to live on in our hearts and in our minds -- on this day, September 11, 2015 -- Fourteen years later.  Never forget.

God bless America.

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