Yesterday the teachers at my sons pre-school asked if we parents wanted to dress our kids in something patriotic for today. My relatives from New York sent him a t-shirt for his 4th b-day a few weeks back. My son is wearing a shirt with the American flag and "New York" printed below it. :thumb:
Today is a day to remember that there is no gaurantee tomorrow exists. To day is a day to remember your friends and family and to tell them you remember, because tomorrow may be too late. If there is no tomorrow don't have regret wishing you had told someone something. Say what you have to say today and deal with tomorrow... well tomorrow.
In a weird way, it's almost unfortunate that most of us have slipped back into the lives we lead prior to 9/11/01. For too many of us, what is for dinner tonight or who is in the playoffs are now more important than the ongoing war on terror.
Everyone in the civilized world ought to keep in mind that the same basic players are planning the same extraordinary horrors. Giving in now and resuming things as normal is exactly as they'd like. All the easier to catch us with our guard down again.
If someone threatened to kill your family, you wouldn't kick them in the shin and walk away. This fight has only just begun. Or as they used to say in the former Confederate States of America: "Forget like he11."
Please support our strong arm in the war on terror. It's the only language the enemy understands.