Couple thoughts of mine... I spent yesterday on the 35th floor of an office buliding doing a contract job, I didn't know anyone, and I am essentially a cripple right now after an unfortunate basketball mishap (My foot and ankle decided not to stop my body when I hit the ground, just kind of physically moved out of the way for probably the most painful injury i have had in years![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] any how, sitting there doing computer upgrades in a glass conference room looking out over San Antonio I got to thinking how hard it would be for me to get out if someone hit this building... it was a tad bit un-nerving.
Also, I would like to point out that the heroes are not just paramedics and fire fighters, doctors and police officers, but they are the men and women of our armed forces that are making the world safe for us to walk around. Don't think we have not sustained another terrorist attack because those that hate us have no resolve, it is because of the tireless efforts of men and women in the FBI, CIA, and Armed forces who go out and eliminate the threat.
Finally, don't mistake fear for resolve, and don't forget this day because it hurts. Our forefather remembered Pearl Harbor, before them there were other brave men and women at places like the Alamo, and even Gettysburg, where people stood for what they believed in. Rememberance and Resolve are not Hate or fear. By al means we most move on with our lives, but 'putting this behind us' is not the right attitude, while it may not be the happiest thought in world, everyone needs to remember that some one out there does not like you, may even hate you because of your religion, the color of your skin, or the fact you were born in a country and provided more opportunity than them.
Finally, (Yes, I know I am long winded![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] Thank you to all our friends and neighbors both north, south and 'across the pond' and so forth... especially those of you in NATO countries... isn't it funny how an alliance formed for us to Help YOUR countries in a time of need, ended up later with your planes flying combat air patrol over our country, protecting US in our hour of need.
Thanks to all the Heroes, big and small, and everything in between.