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Time to remember
In Sept. 9 Issue

It will be interesting to see just how many American flags will be posted this 9-11 as compared to the first anniversary. Is our concern with terrorists so evident and our love for this country as strong now as it was that day or have we directed our attention and focus elsewhere?

Have the attacks themselves taken on a feeling of just another page in the history book?

 We can argue about what one president or another might have done to head them off, but we cannot really imagine a world in which they never happened, any more than we can imagine what we would be like today if the Japanese had never attacked Pearl Harbor.

Across our country today, elected officials will be expressing their concern over the loss of life and their sympathy to all those families involved. Will this be the heartbeat of America on this day or is this concern being overshadowed by our economic woes and the apparent lack of an immediate answer.

We remember the days following the attack, all of America was just waiting for someone to tell us what to do, where to go and where do we begin.

But following that day most of us are still wondering. Afghanistan appears to be the center of attraction but none of us really know what is taking place. A news report this week stated the Taliban is enjoying a bumper crop of opium and breeding grounds for terrorists appear to be popping up everywhere.

Our main concern is that we do not forget. We do not give in.

We must keep on remembering. We must not forget there are  those that enjoy our freedoms, enjoy our prosperity yet, would kill our children and our way of life without as much as a blink of the eye.

Post your flags and let’s not forget the lives that were taken and the freedom that was taken from all of us.

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