"Cheer up. Remember what the Monty Python boys say."
"Always look on the bright side of life?"
"No, 'Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.'"

Thursday, September 11, 2008

7 Years Ago Today...

Seven years ago today, life changed as we knew it and many people lost a loved one without warning.

Wives, husbands, parents, brother, sisters, friends... all left their house without thought and never returned. Many only said, "I love you" and maybe had a small kiss; this was the last moment they would have.

My heart breaks for the ones left to mourn. The children who will never see a parent again or at all. The spouses who will need to be strong when their entire world was shattered.

As a country, we have moved on. The freshness of the attacks have worn off and we have gotten comfortable. There is good to this move and shift toward comfort. Yet, even in healing, we need to learn to keep that same "We, the People..." mentality at all costs.

When we turn on each other, we are letting others win. So for at least today, let's forget what color state we are, or who we think is the next best thing. Let's remember the unity that we had following those horrific attacks and just be countrymen.

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