Tuesday, September 11, 2001

September 11th, 2001

A day that will ALSO live in infamy

A prayer for the valiant:......................Many citizens of the United State who enjoy the freedoms and liberties that are only available within our borders are shocked by what they have seen. A little over 10 years ago a 19 year old returned from the Persian Gulf, he had maneuvered with a unit that saw action in Iraq, and helped with the massive cleanup in Kuwait...smoke-filled skies, miles of highway littered with dead bodies, and the simultaneous desperation and joy of a newly liberated people. The Kuwaitis had been robbed, kidnapped, raped, shot, hung, tortured, and exploited by the Iraquis....they knew then what many of us are jus seeing now....Terror. That 19 year old thanked God for allowing him to return home safely to his loved ones, and to a place that he though was free of Terror. A little over 10 years later he types this message out to you with the realization that Terror is everywhere, how it is dealt with makes all of the difference in the world. We talk about racial issues, socioeconomic issues, regional issues, and religous issues, we talk about all of the issues that divide us as a nation, we laugh and scoff at the President and our Congressional Leaders without the realization that in one way, we are all the same. We are all Americans, and thoug things are far from perfect, and injustice is pervasive, nowhere else would we ahve the ability to WORK toward the ideals we believe in. So let us take this time to pull together and pray for our President to guide us with the wisdom, and to pray for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines that are prepared to give their lives in defense of out nation and our ideals.

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