Few Americans will ever forget where they were when they heard the news of the first airplane strike on the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001. In a space of less than two hours, almost three thousand individuals, Americans as well as citizens from more than 90 countries, had died; the Twin Towers had collapsed, the Pentagon was on fire and a group of heroic citizens had brought down the fourth airplane, probably headed for the White House, in a tranquil pasture near Shanksville, PA.
This attack could have destroyed a lesser country, but the people of America rise to every challenge that comes their way. Since that fateful day, the United States of America and many of its allies have taken on a War on Terrorism, to root out terrorism wherever it festers in the world.
On October 25, 2001, the U.S. House unanimously passed a joint resolution requesting President Bush to designate September 11 of each year as Patriot Day, as a day of remembrance for those who died in the vicious attacks of that day. On this day, the American flag should be flown at half mast, and a moment of silence should be observed, beginning at 8.46am EDT, marking the first plane crash on September 11, 2001.
Sadly, September 11th now marks two terrorist attacks on the USA, as this year marks the first anniversary of the attack on the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, where an American ambassador was killed for the first time in decades, and three other brave Americans lost their lives. It’s time for Americans to decide whether the War on Terrorism has actually made us safer or has only angered our enemies and alienated our allies. Whatever your opinion on this matter, do your homework, know the facts and let your elected leaders know how you stand. At least for now, this is still America, established by the people for the people. For God & Country.