Reading the timeline each year is a sobering experience. We suffered a horrible loss that day. The images haunt me. There were 2996 immediate deaths on September 11th, 2001, but wasn’t just an attack on America. It was an attack on the world, with victims from over 90 countries.
Even now, victims and rescuers alike suffer life threatening medical conditions due to the exposure to toxins during the attacks. They continue to succumb to these lingering wounds.
And then, there’s the war. It doesn’t end. In the ensuing 15 years we’ve definitely taken the fight to the enemy and even cut their head off a time or two. The names change, but they remain enemies of freedom.
Even now, the world is faced with the threat of a resurgent Islamic fundamentalism that targets our ideals in both word and deed. We must oppose them in every case, lest our efforts thus far, be in vain.
Never Forgive, Never Forget