There are so many stories about this special day, and I almost didn’t write my thoughts down because of it. With all the news across our world today, it is still fitting to take time to remember the tragic events which suddenly shook the civilized world eight years ago today. We should never forget what happened on that day, how our lives were changed and how the insidious design of radical Muslims was carried out on so many innocent people.
It wasn’t just the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington and Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The attacks affected our country and much of the world down to the very core of our existence. It affected us in the United States so much until we forgot about party lines or who was red, yellow, black or white. We all had a common purpose and a common thread ran through our lives after that day.
For a brief period of time there was a sense of unity in America; it was genuine and people both sides of the political aisle worked together to tackle the enormous task of rebuilding our nation. The whole nation? Yes, because those attacks touched every part or our great nation. Outrage and fear were felt from Florida to Alaska and in every other province associated with America. Many nations of the world were also shaken to the core because of the horror on that day.
Whether you liked the younger President Bush or not, we should be able to at least give him some credit for acting on our country’s behalf in attempting to bring those responsible for the atrocities of 9/11 to justice. I believe he began taking justice to those people who, according to many in the intelligence communities, posed a great threat to the security of this country and our allies in other parts of the world. President Bush took action, and, for the most part, both houses of congress approved of the action. Isn’t it convenient how many on the left side of the aisle forget those decisions?
As my wife and I reflected on that infamous day eight years ago today, we began recalling just where we were and what we were doing. New York, Washington and Pennsylvania were quite a distance from us then and are still today. Regardless of that fact, there was still a sense of hurting, wonder and disbelief. The major news outlets presented non-stop coverage of the events surrounding this national tragedy, but it was Fox News that caught our attention; their coverage seemed to be better on so many levels. It was during this time we switched almost completely to Fox, and we haven’t looked back.
Do you remember where you were on that fateful day in 2001? What were some of your thoughts and feelings? Do you still feel the same about those who would harm our great nation?