I will be travelling today and am almost out the door but I wanted to throw something up about 9/11. I woke up and put on ESPN to get some scores from last night. On ESPN they were talking about Wells Crowther. His parents talked about him, the people he saved talked about him, the annual Red Bandana run in NY was mentioned, a genuine hero who could have saved himself but chose to save others. Starting off your day all choked up and weepy, not what I had in mind.
I watched some of Obama’s speech at the Pentagon today, at least he found his heart this time for the National Anthem. We don’t say many good things about Obama here, at least I don’t, but there are times when he really looks and acts presidential. Not only could I feel the empathy in his voice, but believe he cares and feels the loss of those Americans as much as I do.
Say what you will about his domestic policies, he has been one tough son a bitch terror warrior. Smoking terrorists from above will endear him to anyone. Re: croaking OBL, it was the leaks and the special security clearances he gave his Hollywood buddies that irked me, not the end zone dances. If he wants to parade OBL’s head around at all fund raisers and debates, go for it, he gets the credit.
I was also struck by the opening prayer given at the Pentagon and at Skanksville. For our foreign readers, does it seem odd to you that we still hold God in reverence and consider ourselves a Christian nation? Other countries don’t do it, but we do, is it force of habit, a genuine fear of repercussions if we did away with it, or a conscious choice to pay tribute to that which we hold sacred?
It is always difficult to predict the future, to know what catastrophes are in store for us and yes, something as cataclysmic and memorable as 9/11 may again occur, but knowing what we know today, I can’t think of anything that defined us more as a nation then 9/11. I assume that foreigners either feel the same way or understand that which we hold as monumentally sacred.
You can see the 9/11 memorial here
The sounds of the rushing water was done for effect (to drown out the typical sounds of NY) as well as the water rushing into a void, that void being the souls lost.
We ran 9/11 post a few years back where those that wanted could reflect on where they were and what they were feeling on 9/11/01, you can still do that here if you want, along with any personal observations or reflections. For me, my entire day was filled with rage, not only at what those cowards did but that I could not either retaliate or lend a hand.
We Will Never Forget
And from a bull horn smack tab in the middle of the rubble ,”And the people that knocked these buildings down, they will hear all of us soon”
OBL, his band of pussies, and all terrorists around the world have no idea of our resolve, but George said it best: