Monday, September 12, 2005

Remembering September 11th

I was a little disappointed at how little attention September 11th got yesterday on only the 4th anniversary. There are so many reasons why it is important not to forget that tragic day and the people who lost their lives. It is why we are still fighting terrorists over in Iraq. I think many have gotten shortsighted and want to give up on the war because they don't remember September 11th. A friend sent me a website that had tributes on it with videos and pictures. As I watched them tears streamed down my face as I remembered that day. I don't ever want to get to a point where I don't cry when I remember.

Even though many did not take the time to remember 9/11, some did. The History channel had documentaries on all day and the Discovery channel had an awesome one on Flight 93 called THE FLIGHT THAT FOUGHT BACK. Kiefer Sutherland was the voice throughout the documentary. Since I am a huge fan of 24 I found him to be the perfect person as he fights terrorists on a consistent basis. I realize thats only in the Hollywood world but he does such a good job he makes you believe he would be W's best man to fight the real terrorists. But I digress. The documentary was very objective and gave you a picture into the lives of the 40 men and women aboard the flight and their genuine heroism. Their lives are another reason we shouldn't forget. I thought of Darryl Worley's moving song, Have You Forgotten? It has always meant a lot to me and it had a renewed special meaning to me as I played it yesterday.

September 11th is the worst terrorist attack in our country's history. It is important to remember the lives that were lost and the meaning behind it. We are now in a War on Terror and it started on 9/11. May we never forget.