Austrialpin- Sep 18

Never Forget

Each year, September 11th gets harder for me. I remember that day in 2001 like it was yesterday. As it unfolded I was too busy to grieve and too naive to realize how much the toll would eventually be. Later, as the years went by I continued to serve and after my retirement, the date began to mean more to me. Now, 11 years on, 9/11 holds a very deep meaning for me. I’m no longer serving, but one of my children is.

Many of you serve, or have served. And many have family members currently in the fight. Thank you all. As a fellow Veteran I salute you and as a citizen I give you my deepest thanks, and my unwavering commitment.

And finally, many of us have lost loved ones in this conflict. I grieve for your loss. Never forget the fallen. Remember Them, Honor Them. Not just today, but everyday.

9 Responses to “Never Forget”

  1. Richard says:

    Well said, Sir. NFNF

  2. Ian says:

    Very well said. I have also found that since leaving the service today means much more.

  3. Erik says:

    Alot of folks paid a heavy price since then…

  4. MATBOCK says:

    It’s always difficult to say thanks, but you nailed it. Well said Eric.

  5. majrod says:

    Never forget…

  6. Alpine wolf says:

    It is certainly a day we should not forget and my heartfelt support goes out to those men and women who have or are serving. However we should not only “Never Forget” but maybe more importantly “Never stop Learning” so that we can avoid these situations in future.
    Today is a day for memory, reflection and learning.

  7. Bob says:

    This day gets harder and harder for me as well. But I use the memories of that day, and that of the fallen for strength to continue the fight. We are far from done.

  8. James says:

    We put… always in the back of minds… and in our hearts!