Friday, September 11, 2009

Lest We Forget

Today is a day of remembrance for that day, eight years ago, when some three thousand of our citizens died at the hands of barbaric men acting in the name of their religion. A religion that in its sacred texts not only condones, but advocates, barbaric acts against innocents. Today is a day that American history should mark as a day of infamy on par, at the least, with the invasion of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in 1941. 9/11, however, is far more indicative of a civilizational struggle than was Pearl Harbor. We should remember the innocents who lost their lives to a barbaric culture on 9/11, but we should never forget that this was one of the opening salvos in an attack on our western civilization and all of the freedoms we hold dear.

It is also a time to remember all of the heroes who gave selflessly on that day and in the following days to help their fellow Americans.

Today I am visiting the following sites to remind myself of the dangers of complacency following the attacks against our country on September 11, 2001:

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