Why Do We Do This?
For the men, women and children who were murdered--all 2,976.
For the Police, Fire and EMS personnel who responded to the call that Tuesday morning--a day over 400 died.
For the sons, daughters, wives, husbands, fathers, mothers, grandmothers, grandfathers, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, neighbors and co-workers who survive them.
For the rescue and recovery personnel.
For the soldiers, who as the dust settled in NYC, DC and PA, walked into harm’s way. Over 6,969 soldiers have died since that day.
We will take the time to remember, who they are, how they died, and that they suffered. We will read the names of the dead, reflect on their pain and pray for them all. With honor and reverence we remember. Are 24 hours enough?
We should honor them as we did on 9/12/01 by being concerned for each other. By looking our neighbor or a stranger in the eye with a smile and a kind word. Stop by a military base or hospital, police station, firehouse, rescue squad or ambulance garage and say thank you, shake a hand, write a note, bake a cake, send flowers or volunteer to help.
It is all about them. It is the right thing to do.
Fly the Flag.
Pray and Thank God.
May God Bless Them. May God Bless America!