Thursday, September 11, 2008

9/11 Remembered

Today is the seven year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and the failed attempt to destroy the Capital. We remember those who died in NY, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, PA. As Jason and I watched all the tributes to those who died this morning on tv we were gripped with many emotions, mostly anger towards the terrorists who planned and performed those attacks. We watched MSNBC, who I usually can't stand with their left-wing reporting, and I was so thankful to see them re-running actual footage of 9/11 seven years ago. There weren't any commercials during the program, just Katie Couric hosting her show with many news contributers speculating as to who did this and what else would be to come. So, thanks MSNBC for taking off your liberal hats this morning and playing the footage of 9/11 uninterupted.
Lots of emotions are in all of us today. I'm especially aware of those who have family members serving in the Military, state-side or overseas, those who lost family during the attacks, veterans, and politicians. Election Day is quickly approaching and today is a wonderful reminder of how strong America has remained with George Bush as our President. So many measures were taken to prevent another attack on our country--and I'm grateful to him. (Now here I go, unashamedly, thanking conservatives and Republicans). Thank you for understanding we want our borders closed to terrorists who currently have easy access as illegal immigrants. We value our safety rather than hurting potential terrorists' feelings by keeping them out of America. And we encourage you to keep up your fight against liberals who embrace the idea of a failed mission in Iraq (John Murtha, Barack Obama, Robert Byrd, Nancy Pelosi). I feel that so many have forgotten what really happened, who attacked us, why we were attacked, and how we can fight against this in the future. I'm terrified of what may happen to our country if a Democrat is elected into the White House this November--Obama has repeatedly defended his postitions on his friendship with terrorist William Ayers, and has agreed to meeting with leaders of countries like N. Korea and Iran with no pre-conditions or caveats. One thing is for sure: if Obama is elected, I'm glad our military is wise enough to advise him otherwise, and handle his short-comings as he blindly hands our heads over to terrorists on a silver platter.
Many say today is not a day to politicize 9/11 and the tragedy it became. I feel that it's a time to reflect and hope for a future with no such catastrophe to be repeated. It comes down to who will best lead our nation among those who seek to destroy her--and I thank my fellow Republican congressmen and women, local state representatives, my family who has served in our Air Force and Army, and those who want to see a war hero become our next President.
Thanks for reading this--I admit I'm an emotional, pregnant, conservative, biased citizen who is at times very dramatic. Sorry for the drama, but not really. Above are pictures of troops serving in the Middle East, and a picture of the Pentagon Memorial, honoring the 184 who died seven years ago today.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I whole-heartedly agree! Last night I watched footage I've never seen before taken from 9 civilians who had video cameras on them at the time. To see the tumbling building debris racing after the running crowds was unbelievable. I don't know how they go on with such vivid memories of what happened to them on a beautiful bly sky morning. They've even named a color after the sky that day and it's called, "9/11 blue".