Leprechaun here folks~
I’ve found myself on detached field duty as well it seems. I got a call very late Sunday evening asking me to come and speak to a bunch of Military Prep School kids about September 11th and my personal experiences. Seems a few of the kids had expressed some sentiments that indicated they felt dubious about the import and significance of remembering the tragedy. Apparently nobody at the school thought they knew anyone who was involved with or even remotely connected to the terrorist attacks. I’m spending my day speaking to the 4 different classes relating my experiences, both personal and military regarding the incident and the aftermath.
RELAX there will still be an issue tomorrow, I had it mostly in the can before I left for my 6 hour road trip thru the hell that is incessant highway construction in Texas. I decided as I’m sitting here in the “Instructor’s Lounge” to post this impromptu remembrance since Impish did not remark upon the upcoming event and though I do tomorrow, that’s in the past tense and since I was once again vividly reliving the day it suddenly didn’t feel like enough.
In the aftermath of the devastation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we swore as a nation that we would never forget. We would never forget the names of the victims.
They were husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. They were firefighters and police officers – heroes in the ultimate sense of the word.
We swore we’d never forget the price we pay for freedom. Our bravest men and women have proudly paid that cost ever since. We swore we would never forget the unity of spirit and of purpose we all felt in the months after that fateful day.
Out of all the things we swore to remember, that has been the hardest. As we reflect on the last 11 years, we feel again the pain of loss we all felt on September 11, 2001. That’s why we should come together again as one nation, united under God.
Please take some time to visit these websites. They are online memorials of one of the most tragic events our country has experienced. Join me in renewing our promise to never forget that day
The September 11 Digital Archive – 911digitalarchive.org
9/11 Memorial – www.911memorial.org
Project 2,996 – project2996.wordpress.com
September 11, 2001 – Day of Infamy –http://photos.newhavenregister.com/2012/09/11/photos-september-11-2001-day-of-infamy/
PLEASE take a minute out of your busy day to pray for the September 11th victims and their families as well as those First Responders who lost their lives in the immediate aftermath. Leave us not forget either those who now protect us against such things but most importantly to remember this cowardly atrocity.
Make the next generation understand why we fight in Afghanistan and places like it, not because Americans love war, but because we love our freedom and security.
SEMPER FEDELIS TO TO FALLEN-