This September 11th

A couple of years ago I posted some thoughts about Sept 11. My perspective on the matter remains the same. It is good and proper to take time and remember the events which took place and those who fell. In particular I think of all the emergency responders who raced directly into the teeth of the hazard for the sake of others. Those were my breed of American to be sure.

On the ten year anniversary of this tragic date Americans shouldn’t be afraid, simply ready. Opinions vary on proper policies and responses to those who wish us harm. Mine can be summed up in a couple of simple quotes:

“To sit home, read one’s favorite paper, and scoff at the misdeeds of the men who do things is easy, but it is markedly ineffective. It is what evil men count upon the good men’s doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Semper Fidelis,
America’s 1stSgt
Ready for action 

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  1. Top, Good post…as usual. I hope our work makes it so most can sit at home this week and enjoy a baseball game on TV, or whatever and not even think about those who stand ready to take out badguys while good citizens have a beer.

  2. From the news, I gather you are busy killing time learning to knit or something else equally boring. Take care you don’t drop a stitch or purl when you wanted to knit.

  3. I recently had a debate about how it’s not the governments job to keep us safe (an impossible job. I mean are we really any safer with the TSA and Homeland Security?) but it is our responsibility to be diligent, take individual precautions, and do the best we can to protect ourselves and our Country.

    If we act like victims then we will become victims.

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