I haven't done an entry in several weeks. I haven't given up, there's just been so much going on. I'll do an entry soon and try to write regularly. I have so much to talk about, but today, we need to pause and remember September 11, 2001. An unprecedented attack on our soil, and to borrow a famous quotation, a "date that will live in infamy"(Franklin D. Roosevelt, December 8, 1941). Many of our fellow Americans died on this date. When they left to go to work, boarded the airplanes, and the man who was working on the television tower at the time of the attack, never dreamed that it would be their last day on Earth. They never dreamed it would be the last time they would see their spouses, their children, their neighbors in this life. We can never afford to forget, but as we all know, Americans have very short memories and have already forgotten much.
We have already forgotten what it was like, about those that died, not only citizens, but those that were running towards the danger while survivors were escaping - police officers, firefighters, EMS personnel, and the list goes on and on. Many paid with their lives. Remember how quiet everything was the next day?  It wasn't just because no airplanes were flying. It was an eery quiet. The nation was stunned. We didn't think it could happen . . . again. In 1941, we didn't think it could happen then either. History DOES repeat itself if we don't learn from it the first time.
Please pause for a few moments and remember the families of those left behind. Also remember our Armed Forces currently fighting for our freedom in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as their families. Thank a vet, no matter in what war they served. It's precious little for the sacrifice they made for YOUR continued freedom.