Saturday, September 11, 2010
9 years later
9 years later, and this day is still a day to be remembered. But it's the "how" that is the important part of remembrance.
9-11-01 should be remembered not only as a day of sorrow but as a day of victory. Victory because the attacks did not keep this nation down, we did not crawl up into a ball of fear. Instead we kept on living...almost in defiance of the terrorists who sought to hurt us that day.
Some like the pastor who wanted to burn the Islam holy book on this day...not only makes Christians look bad, but also Americans...and to be honest, it gives more power to the dead terrorists than they should have.
Whether we agree with another's religion is beside the point. It is how we treat those we disagree with that either gives credence to our own beliefs, or reveals us as liars.
Besides, books should never be burned. But that's another post.
Remember the Heroes of this day, the fallen, the survivors, those who still grieve for lost ones...never forget. And do not stain their memory with further hatred.