HOW QUICKLY WE FORGET …

I remember where I was when it happened. A singular moment in my life I will never forget. It is burned into my memory because I knew the cost was just beginning. I knew that these acts of terror would not go unanswered.

I knew that the bigger game was only beginning. I knew that the lives lost that day would pale in comparison to the lives that would be lost in the future. When the planes hit the towers, I remember where I was.

When the plane hit the Pentagon, I remember where I was. When the plane crashed in the farm field I remember where I was. But to quickly people forget.

 

HOW QUICKLY WE FORGET …

You hear cries from those that don’t remember those days. Cries that call for the ending of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Voices that whisper it is time to come home. Voices that murmur this war is about oil.

 

What I hear on the anniversary of 9/11 is a different kind of undertone. In fact, it is not a whisper at all. It is a cry of anger. It is a wail of despair. The indescribable sound that escapes the lips of a mother who has lost a child. They are sounds of such horrible anguish that they will forever echo in the ears of those who have endured them.

 

HOW QUICKLY WE FORGET …

 As these guileful comments reverberate throughout our nation I wonder where those who say such things were when the Towers fell. I wonder if they were at the scene of these atrocities if they would have had the courage to act.

Police officers, fire fighters, emergency service workers and even ordinary people rushed to the aid of those in need. So many of those who chose to help died in the attempt. A great number of them died after going back into the doomed buildings countless times. For their sacrifice I will not forget.

For their bravery I will not forget.

 

HOW QUICKLY WE FORGET …                                                           

Young innocent faces who flocked to the recruitment centers to answer this outrage will never forget. These same innocent souls came back to our country with wounds on their bodies and are forever changed by the wicked forces they faced. Many have come back with pieces of themselves and parts of their hearts left behind where this evil was fanned from a spark into a roaring fire that has consumed so much.

 

HOW QUICKLY WE FORGET …

There are those of us who will never forget. These are the ones who stand watch. They are not ones with capes or superpowers. They are the ones who carry badges. They are the ones who wield fire hoses and axes. They are the ones who care for the wounded.

They are the ones who answered the call to go forth and do battle on behalf of those same people who now wonder why we are still there. On 9/11 you can count upon those of us such as these to remember and to remind those who do not.

 

We will never forget.

 

At the bottom line, it’s all about saving just ONE life.

 

AMERICA

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