September 11, 2001: Our First Duty Is To Remember

Across the world this week people have been remembering the cataclysmic events that occurred on September 11, 2001; the day terrorists used commercial aircraft as bombs, killing thousands. Yet in spite of the horrific nature of the bombings and the earth-shattering consequences brought about by these extremist criminals, I have to wonder if the distracted and desensitized American public has truly internalized the magnitude of these crimes. As I think back 12 years to that day and the weeks that …


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6 comments on “September 11, 2001: Our First Duty Is To Remember

  1. armywife on said:

    well said…I agree

  2. Richard Heaton on said:

    Having had two of my sons serve in Iraq, one a Marine, and the other with the 82nd Airborne, your message resonates loudly in my heart – we must always remember!

    • Mr. Heaton: thank you for raising two sons who are ready to defend those who often don’t know or appreciate the sacrifices made for freedom. Semper Fi, Randy

  3. Phil Marler on said:

    Thanks Randy.

  4. Dan Downey on said:

    Thank you for your heartfelt article.
    As others, I will always remember the day. I was is West Lafayette, Indiana and of all things setting up our display exhibit for our State of Indiana – Parks & Recreation Association’s Annual State Conference. Small American Flags (purchased at the local Wall Mart) were provided to each exhibitor and with good old duct tape, these flags were taped to the drapery posts at each exhibitors booth. The Trade Show aisles were lined with American Flags, it was a stunning site. This most tragic event brought folks together regardless if you were a Sales Person
    ( The “V” word – “Vendor”) or a Park & Recreation Professional, everyone banded together at our IPRA State Conference one that many of us will never forget.
    Thank you again for your wonderful article.
    Dan Downey; Miracle Recreation Sales Representative

    • Dan, thanks for your story – please share it with as many friends and family as you can so that we all continue to remember details, just as you have. Keep it up! Randy

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