14. Remember


Without a doubt, there will be untold numbers of entries posted to the blogosphere about this 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.  While I have known that I wanted to write something to mark the day, I am still uncertain of what that would be.

I think Bill Cunningham has said it best on his Sunday night talk show recently — several times, as a matter of fact.  We need to remember that this was the day that Islamic extremists murdered over 3000 people.  And while he has used the phrase “3000 Americans,” I believe that is not completely accurate.  If I remember correctly, there were people of many nations that died because of the actions of this wretched hive of scum and villainy.

We need to remember the heroism of the passengers of United Flight 93, who prevented the day from being an even greater tragedy.

We need to remember that irrespective of those who will always claim that Islam is a “religion of peace,” there have been very few (if any) of these peace-loving Muslims who will repudiate the actions of the extremists.

I have been trying to think of what else I should say, but the right words are not coming to mind.  Only one other thing comes to mind.

We not only need to remember, we need to be ever-vigilant, so that an atrocity of this magnitude never happens again.