Never Forget!

Never judge a book by its cover.

Today is 9/11. 14 years ago our country was attacked.  Every year I make a post, Every year I cry.  And this year is no different, but this year, my direction is going to be different.

We watch the survivors, the firefighters, police officers, medical personnel who worked and survived the tragic event.    The family, friends and those who made it out alive.  Everyday they  must live and be strong.   We may pass them on the street not knowing who they are, not knowing the fight they fight every day.  They may appear the strongest person on the outside.  What if after a month you got to know this person and you found out who they really were? What if you had sat every day telling your problems to this new found friend?

We all remember 9/11.  I think it hits all of us in one way or another.  I know that day I cried like a baby.  All day long, I sat with my parents in front of the TV, as we watched America under attack.  The world just stopped. Every year for the past 14 years the day still saddens me for all involved, all who have lost a loved one.  I pray for each and everyone.  I am one of those people who just wants to be left alone today, maybe its just how I handle it, maybe its my own peace.  But, I now there will be friends, family and so that will be just as saddened and they will need me.  So there is no time for selfishness. This is a day where our country needs to come together and be united for each other.  Put all the hate aside and love one another.

While people are out there hating police, killing police, judging based on one or two bad cops, look at the millions of good out there.  While you are judging one person on their race based on what someone down the street of that race did, look at the person you  may have seen in the grocery store that helped you out.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, seventy-two officers from a total of eight local, state, and federal agencies were killed when terrorist hijackers working for the al Qaeda terrorist network, headed by Osama bin Laden, crashed two of four hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City.

Today’s society bases everything on what 5 people out of a million did.   But only if its what the 5 out of a million did bad, not if its what 5 out of a million did good.  If 5 cops out of a million saved a kitten, no one would talk of it.. but if 5 cops out of a million killed a kitten.. Now wait a minute!! that’s all aver the news.  The same with any race, or whatever else you can think of.  Everything is judged.  Lives matter no matter what.   If one African american kills a cop, a cop kills an African american, a Caucasian kills a cop, a cop kills a Caucasian and a Caucasian kills a African american while a African american killed a Caucasian all while a pit bull is eating puppy chow and bites a kitten for smelling it.. what  makes the news?  The same thing but that it happened the next day backwards as revenge. Because that is society today.  It all happened yesterday but it didn’t happen this way so it must.  Two wrongs make a right now is what everyone is being taught.

Our country was attacked on 9/11.. so What did we do, we attacked back. I do get why we went to war, I do not forget why we did that, so don’t get me wrong here on this next part. I am not about to say we should not have gone to war.  We got the person who put it all together, we continue to put our soldiers in jeopardy.  We continue to kill and be killed. And it is all okay?  I get fighting for freedom and what not, but is it about that anymore? Really? Is it about keeping our troops over there until it is safe, because its never going to be safe unless you can take everyone out, the apocalypse comes along and none of us are here anymore. Everyone is fighting someone even in our own country.  On our own military bases!   It’s all upsetting.

I better stop now before I get in too deep, this is already becoming an emotional post.

All I can say at this point is Never forget… And I leave that as a wide open statement.  My prayers to all that protect ans serve.  To those who have lost and those who survived.  And to everyone each day as we make it another.

Please take a moment of silence to remember..

Thank you!

Author: Dana Gidner-Kristal

perfectly imperfect

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