Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Never forget!

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Today is the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. As I was driving around town looking for some kind of memorial, I saw Jim Fuller on his bike. Jim remembered Sept. 11th, 2001.

I remember that morning. Watching the planes hit the World Trade Center building towers was surreal. It was shocking to watch, I struggled to comprehend what was happening. It was a day I don't think I will ever forget (and I watched from the relative comfort of my home).

The memorial in DC is open. Americans from all over the country can visit and honor the thousands of innocent men, women and children who lost their lives 11 years ago. Reading about the memorial made me think of President Lincoln's speech at Gettysburg after the devastating battle that settled the Civil War.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

1 comment:

  1. I am thankful there was someone out there remembering and honoring the victims of 9/11.


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