As I waited for my wife to get ready this morning, I watched a few minutes of a program called, “Hero Dogs of 911.” I must admit listening to the stories from owners of those amazing rescue dogs that scoured the rubble saving only God knows how many lives and then when the survivors were no more, recovering the shattered bodies of those that remained really touched me. Still today’s anniversary didn’t occur to me until I got in and pulled up a web browser.
There was that only too brief glowing period of brotherhood where everyone had a flag hung on their rear view mirror and people were kind, really kind to their fellow man. A decade on, I wish we could have held onto that.
Bin Laden is dead having died at the hands of the US Navy Seals and Al Qaeda is essentially no more, though we have these ISIS jack asses to deal with now. In the grand sum of things, the attacks of 911 United us and indeed the world against terrorism. A vulnerability was removed and our preparation level to deal with such cowardly tactics has never been higher. 2,977 died on that day. Their deaths were a horrible cost to pay for our lack of security. Today I believe that those victims did not die in vain.
God bless America!