Thursday, September 11, 2008
Some would rather forget these images. I see that as dangerous. We must always remember what happened to us that day, never forgetting the innocent lives lost and the sacrifices that were made for others.
We mustn't forget the continual sacrifices that are being made for our freedom daily. The sacrifices we may not see and sometimes choose not to see. Never take for granted that we live in a free country.
One day, those freedoms may be in jeopardy. Maybe not in our lifetime, but perhaps in our children's our grandchildren's lifetimes. That's why we must remember and we must share with our children, the sacrifices made and the lives lost to live in this free nation.
And it's not only about 9/11. There is over 200 years of rich history that tells the tales of sacrifices made by patriots willing to lay down their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today.
If you don't know them, learn them. Teach your children. Tell your grandchildren.
And never forget.