Hubby is an old Viet Nam veteran and he's seen war. He's followed the history of WWI, WWII, and the Korean wars/conflicts. He followed the Iraq and Afghanistan wars/conflicts on television. He tries to help me see what is really happening, but I must admit - it's so difficult to grasp. Needless to say, he has a slant on all that happens in these matters so very different than mine. I've got the bleeding-heart version. He has the survivor version. What's your version?
It's important that you recognize what is happening in the world, why it's happening and what the repercussions will be for future generations.
I repeat. Is there any other date that strikes a stronger chord in the heart of this generation than 9-11-01? Where were you? Al-Qaeda, we learned quickly, was our enemy - we all know that now. I watched TV this morning as friends and family were naming each of the persons Al-Qaeda destroyed this very date in 2001. Is that all they are - "names"? Are they not children, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers and families?
Don't forget it's just been one year ago that Benghazi was an issue and for some - it's all but forgotten. Now, all I'm hearing lately is talk of striking Syria or going to war on the side of Al-Qaeda because their people are fighting Assad. Have we lost our minds - have we lost our memories - are we a Godless and blind nation? Have we forgotten the very foundation of our existence, the struggle of the men and women who came before us, and the constitution that has guided our continued survival as a free nation?
As I walked through my herb garden in the sunshine today I touched the leaves and smelled the flowers, caressed the bark on some of our trees and smelled the fresh air, in a free country. As I walked, I prayed for all our sons and daughters and I'll have to admit, for my sons in particular. Both of my sons have found their stand in life, one focuses on Country and one focuses on God, and both sons are strong believers in their Lord. I find it amazing that both of those focuses were always considered such "valiant" and "good" paths to take in life; but in the world that we live in today, they are fast becoming the most frightening and dangerous paths to walk. This does not seem to deter either of my boys which brings me much joy, pride and tears, for I fear for them and for their families. I don't fear for me so much but for them. I have to remember constantly to put everything in the hands of God. There is no other that can assuage my fears.
I repeat again. Is there any other date that strikes a stronger chord in the heart of this generation than 9-11-01? Are we so blind, so ignorant, so unprepared, so illiterate that we do not see the writing on the wall; and much more than that, do we not have the inner strength to stand for what is right and good - and best for our children and our Country?
Think!!!! Where were you on 9-11-01? Have you forgotten?