- Posted September 11, 2013 by
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Twelve Years Later Memory Still Vivid
As I rose this morning and looked at the clock, I remembered that I had woke at exactly the same time, down to the minute, 12 years ago today. As I turned on the television, the memorial observances that filled the screen were taking place at the same time as they did 12 years ago.
A dozen years have passed, but the memory of that fateful day when life changed forever in America is still just as vivid. The feeling of utter shock, the despair, the heartbreak is today 12 years later as evident as it was that fateful morning.
Of course I am talking about the Al Qaeda attack on the Twin Towers in New York City, the attack on the Pentagon and the brave souls flying over the Pennsylvania countryside thwarted yet a third group of terrorists bent on yet another attack. That day, much like December 7, 1941, America woke to learn that its homeland had been fatally and viciously attacked by an enemy bent on our destruction.
Like that December 7th morning when the Japanese navy struck Pearl Harbor crippling our Pacific fleet, instead of Americans cowering in fear and despirited, Americans united forgetting the differences and vowing to never forget. Americans banded together to repel and destroy the enemy which dared to brings us down to the ash heap of history. As we did 70 years ago, America will be triumphant. The terrorists will not win.
For memories of that day, written shortly after the attacks 12 years ago, you can read: Lest We Forget - 9/11.