Never Forget!

Posted: September 11, 2013 by April Watkins in al Qaeda, Islam, Our Government, Protecting Our Children, Public indifference, September 11, Terrorism, Tragedy, War on Terror, Washington

September 12, 2013 – Today is the 12th anniversary of the attacks on PENTAGON ATTACK (FOR RELEASE)America by Islamist militants.  Twelve years ago I stood just blocks from the White House and witnessed the attack on the Pentagon.  I thought I would die on that day; it was the most frightening thing I have ever experienced, one I will never forget.

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Some say that this is history, over, a bad day that we should overcome.  I disagree.  I have seen Americans slip back into an ignorant bliss of daily life, forgetting the tragedies that happened and could still happen.  We ARE NOT safer now than before the attack.  We are merely more alert on some levels, but not all.

Unlike the Israelis, we are not a prepared people for attack – this for several reasons:

  • While we are under constant attack, it is not witnessed on a daily basis by our populace.
  • Our government does not want us to focus on the possibilities of attack and continues to ply us with ridiculous procedures that do nothing.
  • Because our country is so large, as a people we do not “feel” the pain of loss as acutely as a smaller area.  This is why New York City and Washington, D.C. react to the memory of September 11, 2001 differently than the rest of America.
  • Americans have become a pampered bunch; we no longer realize, moreover appreciate, the sacrifices that must be made in order to live in a country that is free from a tyrannical government.
  • We have become a fickle society that concerns itself with trivial details, entertainment and sports, rather than excellence, pride and self-sufficiency.

When the reels of past images roll on television stations across our land Pennsylvaniatoday, do not sigh with boredom.  Do not change the channel searching for something more entertaining.  Stop and take a moment, just a moment to consider that an attack like that of September 11, 2001 WILL happen again, it is merely a matter of time.  The only variable is us – how will we react?  What will we have learned? What will we teach our children in order to help them protect themselves?

Americans must remember this horrific day so that we can stay vigilant against threats to our nation, our people and our way of life.

May God lead us; may God help us; may God bless America.

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