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i remember everyday...

I wasn't going to post anything about 9/11, but I feel that I have to now.  Just being out in the community today, and as I was surfing the blogs that I visit, I am hearing and reading about how everyone is remembering this day, 6 years ago.  Where they were, and what they were doing at the time our country was attacked.  The first anniversary we put our flag at half staff, seems like that was the thing to do.  After about a half hour, we raised that flag to the top of that flag pole.  Why?  I guess we felt, that this was not the day to remember what had happened.  We should remember everyday. 

As I was working out at the gym today, I tuned my headset to a t.v. channel that was interviewing children of some of the people that died on 9/11.  The question asked was this; Is this day hard for you? Does today make you remember what has happened?  One young lady who was 15 at the time when her mother died, said this: (and I know I will not get the exact words) I remember everyday of my life.  This day is no different.  She said it all in so few words.  I will remember 9/11 everyday, as that is the day that my son decided to serve his country, because he was a strong young man, just the right age, not really doing anything with his life at the moment, and if he joined up his brothers wouldn't have to go, if there was the possibility of ever being a draft (which there isn't), he would already be in the Army.  I am proud of him and his younger brother who, also joined to serve his country, but mostly he joined to take the load off his older brother, that they were in this together.

So I can't really honor this day.  I honor it everyday when we fly our flag at the top of its pole, and all those lives that were lost that day, I'll always remember.  We were attacked and lives were lost, we as a country wouldn't sit back and take it, we decided to fight and our soldiers are fighting not only for you but for all those lost lives.  I know that those soldiers remember everyday, so should we.

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