>Today we remember the people who lost their lives eight years ago. Those who died in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and also in a small field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. We remember why we have to fight for the right to have freedom. That freedom does not come free, but with a price. It is a very high price that is paid every single day by our men and women over seas who fight for us back on the home front.
We remember the sobering moment of that day when we realized in the blink of an eye how much freedom costs and how much other nations despise us for it. The terrorists struck us that day to bring us down, just like the Japanese did on Pearl Harbor. And just like the Japanese, the terrorists made a horrid mistake. Upon striking us they awakened a sleeping giant that struck back with a mighty force that they will never forget.
Let us never forget the balck smoke the filled the sky as the towers and pentagon burned, and the planes as they dissappeared within them, carrying mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, friends and so on. And seeing the faces of the people on the ground as they watched in horror as the towers fell, and how they ran in fear. The wounds may be healed, but the scars will forever be there.
The day that we saw the twin towers burning was the day that something awakened inside all of us. Something that we will never forget. It is a memory etched into our very minds, and will be forever remembered in our history as the day that freedom was attacked.
Me and my family will flying our flag at half mast today, in memory of all of the Americans who have died. And I ask you to do the same as well. This is not a demand, it is just a humble request that you can accept or not accept. And just so you know, not accepting does not make you a bad person.
Never Forget 9/11