30 August 2014

It is crucial that we never forget

I think that now, more than ever, it is crucial for us as Americans, to remember what happened. To remember that there are people who are capable of causing wide-spread, intentional chaos and tragedy. Using our own citizens against other citizens to cause terror. It's not just a thirteen-year-old-memory, this is still a current threat, and I have a feeling that we are letting this event slip away too soon into the pages of history. We have to keep it relevant.

I had the chance to visit the 9/11 memorial this weekend with a special group--some of our own U.S. soldiers. These individuals were even more unique, they had been wounded in some way or another during their service. These men and women have sacrificed so much for us, and walking this museum with them in tow was a powerful experience. I was horrified, staring at the mangled steel of the antennae remains, the melted fire truck, and charred wallets of those who perished, tacked up in glass cases, splayed open for us to look at in disbelief. Near to 3,000 people died that day. And most of the warriors I walked with that day had decided to serve our country because of this very attack on our people.

It is imperative that we remember the potential for terror.

It is crucial that we never forget.

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