Who on earth can forget where they were on that terrible September day in 2001? To some, it seemed as though the world stood still. To others, it was the beginning of the worst nightmare they'd ever endure. For nearly 3,000 Americans, life would come to an end. Some cheered, while most of us stood watching in absolute disbelief as the scene unfolded before our very eyes on television. One thing is for certain, September 11, 2001, is the day America was forever changed.
Or was it?
It seemed so for awhile, but soon, life went on. Americans once again became comfortable in their everyday lives, and to many, the word terrorist became a term used more frequently for those fighting for the life of our nation rather than the monsters who flew planes into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in PA on that September day.
If I'm being perfectly honest, posts like this are nearly impossible for me to write. It's not that there's nothing to say, quite the contrary. Really, it's more that there's nothing I can say that could possibly express what's in my heart on a day like today. So, I'll simply say this: let us never forget. It's easy, especially when you aren't the one suffering the loss of a family member in a tragedy such as this, to soon forget that there are those whose lives will never again be normal.
The Heritage Foundation is asking that Americans honor those who lost their lives today, as well as those who are on the front lines in the War on Terror, by raising Old Glory. Will you join them in this effort on this day?