September 11, 2011
Has it really been 10 years?
I’m still emotionally raw by the events of that horrible day and I suppose my life, like countless others, has forever been changed by those events ten years ago today. As I watched the 9/11 Memorial dedications and specials this weekend, I was comforted to see and hear President Bush who gave an amazing speech at the Flight 93 Memorial Dedication yesterday. One of the many things he said about our citizen heroes on that flight was this:
“One of the lessons of 9/11 is that Evil is real and so is Courage.
At the moment American democracy was under attack, our citizens defied their captors by holding a vote. The choice they made would cost them their lives. And they knew it. Many passengers called their loved ones to say good-bye. Then hung up to perform their final act.
The Flight 93 heroes led the first counter attack in the War on Terror.”
I’m so glad he was president that day. He received a standing ovation from those in attendance. Here is President Bush’s speech at Shanksville if you didn’t get a chance to see it. It will lift you and encourage you as an American.
Today, I honor the 9/11 generation - many just kids on that day - who for 10 years have taken the fight - our fight - to the enemy.
“This nation will not wait to be attacked again. We will take the fight to the enemy. We will defend our freedom.” – President George W. Bush, June 28, 2005.
Here are other links with terrific posts about 9/11 you’ll want to check out: