As the anniversary of the deadliest attack on American soil comes around we need to remember the sacrifices of those affected by this cowardly act. We need to remember those who died in the attack, and those left to carry on without them, Mothers, Fathers, Sons, Daughters, Grandparents, and Friends. There were some heroes on this day also, and we need to celebrate their lives and their final heroic feat, and those were the passengers on Flight 93 who rather than sit back and wait for the terrorists to crash the plane, attacked those terrorists and forced a crash landing in an open field in Pennsylvania, saving countless of innocent lives where ever the terrorists were set on crashing. We also need to remember those who headed the call of a country under attack and left their loved ones here at home to hunt down and bring justice to those who perpetrated this evil on us.
September 11, 2001 was the worst, most deadly attack to ever happen on American soil, it was carried out by cowardly terrorists, who hate us for being the greatest nation on the planet. These cowards attacked innocent civilians, with the thought we would accept it and not strike back, they were wrong, they tested our resolve, and they failed. Our President George W. Bush found out who they were and then he attacked them, he brought the wrath of the world finest Military down on them. Our Warriors did not hesitate when duty called, they said goodbye to everyone, and everything they loved, boarded a plane and went after the terrorists responsible for this, and after 13 years they still fight, they still hunt these animals down. Our Military men and women have borne the brunt of this war with the honor and dignity we come to expect of them, they truly are the worlds greatest army, I count myself blessed to have been among them, to have been able to go to war for my country and defend her, and all my fellow Americans, especially my family.
As this most solemn of occasions approaches, please take a moment to remember those who went off to war and never came back, those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us and our country.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
John 15:13 KJV
This bible passage means so much to me, I know the pain of losing friends to war, and I know none of them would have changed a thing, even if they had known what would happen. I am lucky to have known these men, and I think about their families almost everyday, the pain they have gone through having lost a loved one makes my pain pale in comparison. But I would not trade away this pain for anything.
I ask only this, please take a moment this week, and especially on Thursday September 11, to remember all those and their families who have sacrificed in the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington DC, those who chose rather than being a pawn to the terrorists chose to go down in a blaze of glory in that field in Shanksville Pennsylvania, and those who willingly sacrificed in the war to destroy our enemies and keep us all safe.