That’s what I said on September 12, 2001. I feared that the outpouring of patriotism and national unity would only be temporary and that 9/11 would be just another patriotic event. I fear I was right for the most part.
September 11, 2001 was exactly like December 7, 1941. I remember my mother telling me the stories of how as a ten-year old girl she knew by the response of the adults around her that our country would never be the same after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii .
Many thought the same would be true after the attacks on 9/11.
Not so much…
We have Americans who believe that 9/11 was an inside job by the Bush Administration. We have Americans to this day who chant “Bush lied, people died.”
This open hatred for America by Americans caused my late son Sergeant Eddie Jeffers to write the now famous “Hope Rides Alone.”
Nevertheless, and please forgive my seeming cynicism which is merely a commentary on the state of our national affairs, many Americans have not forgotten the terrible events of 9/11. More importantly, we remember and honor those valiant Americans who “gave the last full measure” to save their fellow Americans.
As a retired Army First Sergeant and Gold Star Dad whose son sacrificed his life because of 9/11, of which he told me…”This is my generation’s fight Dad”…I humbly salute the families of those lost on September 11, 2001. Although many Americans are trying to live their lives as though it is September 10, 2001, I will never forget your sacrifice.
We are kindred spirits.
While many Americans will honor our dead heroes, they will never understand the bond between us…and quite frankly I don’t want them to. I wish war was not necessary but unfortunately evil cannot be negotiated with.
May Almighty God bless the precious 9/11 families today as they relive that horrible day, when they got the phone call realizing the one they loved more than life would never come home.
May the Lord Jesus Christ one day reign supreme across this land as He did at the beginning of this great nation, not to bring a despotic theocracy the likes of Iran, but to bring back the national virtue that this nation will one day perish without.
May every American ask him or herself, “Have I sacrificed for my nation?”
Or instead of being a citizen are you merely a consumer?
I want to leave you with a song titled “9/11 Bubble” written and performed by Loner Douglas. Click on the link below and choose the appropriate link at his website.
“9/11 Bubble” by Loner Douglas
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David, I will never forget that day. We had our home school co op today. I taught the highschool kids. We had 2 hours, in which I tried to teach them more than was probably possible in such a limited time, but sadly, more than most schools teach in a year.
We learned about America, terrorism and where America is. We started the class interestingly enough in the kitchen where I taught them how to make an apple pie from scratch- because we wanted to celebrate America.
while the pies were cooking, I brought out my newspapers which I have from September 12 2001. Most of these kids were only about 8 when it happened, and it was interesting to hear what they remembered about that day. We talked about the terrorists, a little about Islam and Christianity and the true differences there is between us- teaching from Ergun Caner’s Unveiling Islam ( an excellent book!) And Light in the Shadow of Jihad by Ravi Zacharius.
I hope you don’t mind- I did tell them about Eddie- and you. I will send them the link to Eddie’s articles. I also told them about my cousin’s son Ian who is over there now. We tried to learn how while not “profiling” and being mean to those who worship other gods, we CAN NOT sugar coat either by saying the terrorists hijacked what is supposedly a peaceful religion.
Before having our pie, I read from a book about the heroes of 9/11- people from Todd Beamer, firefighters at ground zero, military at the pentagon, your precious son, my precious cousin and countless others who are carrying on the fight.
I don’t know how much this group of 9 kids will think of these things, and how to carry on in their generation, but I pray they will think. I know some want to serve some day when they are of age.
I didn’t do much, but the people, this country, our soldiers were on my mind today.
Thank you David. SO much- thank you.