Pause To Remember

Today is the 6th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001. Viewed in this way, today is a somber day, when we should pause to reflect on the memories of those who died that day, and their families. Never forget.

We should also pause to say a prayer for our troops serving far, far away, across oceans and deserts, where it gets to 130° on a summer day, and realize that they do this voluntarily. To protect us, and to bring freedom to people they don’t know, and to kill evil in its tracks. It is a job that needs doing, and those of us lucky enough to live in a nice place, with a comfortable lifestyle, and enough money to fund all that, must always remember that these luxuries and freedoms were not just handed to us. They were earned by the spilled blood of those gone before us, and it is up to us to make sure we teach our kids about such things, to keep the history alive, and to pay respect.

And finally we should pause to honor all those killed or maimed serving the cause of freedom — both since 9/11 and before — and their family members. Your sacrifices are not for naught. Thank you for your service, and to the family members who have suffered loss, my deepest and humblest condolences to you.

To all: may God shine His face upon you, and give you Peace.

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