Monday, September 12, 2011

We still need heroes

Spent some time with my kids yesterday explaining what 9/11 was about. Most of them were not alive when it happened. We do need to remember that we are not invulnerable.

America is not a nation of sheep.
We do not lay down in front of those that mean us harm.
We do not cower in fear when attacked.
We celebrate and aspire to be the heroes that run into burning buildings to rescue others.

This is not just what we do as individuals, but what we do as a nation.

This is why we send troops to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq and other places. We don't just sit by while a small group of thugs set the world on fire.

September 11, 2001 was a day that many American woke up and discovered that the world had not run out of its need for heroes. There are some now after 10 years that want to go back to sleep and dream of peace. This is foolishness.

There is no peace without strength. And there is no strength without memory.