Who will ever forget that beautiful Tuesday morning -- September 11 2001? I know I won't.
I was enroute to work while tuned in to WJBO's morning anchors Kevin Meeks and Matt Kennedy. Kevin reported that a small plane had just crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers. After a few minutes of discussion Matt then reported that another plane had crashed into the other tower. Kevin said “these are no accidents.” How right he was.
When I got to work televisions were ablaze in most of the offices. Staff members were silently keeping vigil. No one spoke a word. No one could believe what was happening.
And indeed we all came together with one United Front. Stars and stripes began appearing on buildings, at homes, on cars. In spite of our many social, religious and political differences, we would ALL ban together as one….
…..in service now to a new cause…
….that of defending our great homeland.
While we vow to never forget this evil deed, we must be even more resolute in dealing with its implied future threats -- terrorism and the evil intentions of others. The only forces that can succeed in confronting these threats are GOODNESS and VIRTUE provided these forces are WELL-armed.
AND … we must NEVER FORGET what our enemies are capable of.