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Patriotism and a Lack of It on 9/11

This day, 10 years ago, America lived through one of the darkest days in modern history. 4 passenger jets crashed by the force of terrorism. The twin world trade centers were each hit with planes, a third into the Pentagon. A fourth plane never reached its destination, it was brought down by the brave souls on flight 93 that made the ultimate sacrifice. Almost 3,000 innocent people were killed that day, along with the first responders to the attacks as firemen, police, and paramedics…… there is much people may do to commemorate those who died, risked their lives, and continue to do so overseas today.

I have personally done my part, giving my respects and rewatching the events of 9/11. I barely remember that day, only in second grade and not affected by the realities of the world. I am now beginning to truly understand the implications of the attack, and of that day. I share the grief and the hopes of many victims, and support those who also commemorate 9/11.

I cannot say the same for others. One of my….. acquaintances, posted this on Facebook:
“3,000 people killed in two towers, and a nation reacts with a never ending war. 300,000+ Middle Eastern civilians killed so far in the War on Terrorism, and no one says a word. Guantanamo is still open, and the government’s listening to your telephone. We can’t even take nail clippers on an airplane. What everyone else has forgotten or ignores, I will not forget. 9/11 was a tragedy, but don’t forget the rest of the picture, or the terrorists really do win.”

I am no longer acquaintances with him. He truly could not care less about current events, he is liberal… during the elections for California governor, he told me he was for Fiorina and Brown and he could not state why he was for these opposites. He not only does not think for himself, but he cannot form a coherent argument. He has the ability to insult many people with his lack of concern.

In other parts of the world, for example the Islamic European continent, a militant religion has overruled the English government and burnt the American flag during a declared moment of silence. This has caused the spineless government to stop civilians from honoring those who died on 9/11, and stop them from placing wreaths, and having ceremonies. It is disgraceful for a government to stoop to those who threatened freedom, and who continue to do so in that said government’s country. But that is for a different day….

Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/the-rising/

This three-part series played last night and will hopefully be playing throughout the next few weeks… it brings to light how Americans have worked for building our future while remembering the past. The series goes over the construction of the buildings themselves, recounts many peoples’ personal connection to Ground Zero, and emphasizes the messages and drive behind the buildings’ renewal. PLEASE be sure to watch it sometime soon.

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/the-rising/

9/11 Decade Anniversary

For access to videos and testimony from 9/11 victims on this subject, click here.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the ten year anniversary of the terrorist attack, and of America uniting against such terrorizing factions, is the opening of the World Trade Center reflecting pools. Each reflecting pool is built from the 1-acre foundations of the twin towers. A steel cross found among the wreckage in the site will stand with the memorial, within visual distance of the museum that shall also be erected for future generations to know of the tragic day.

Hopefully, there won’t be the mosque across the street…..