As I remember where I was, what I was doing, and whom I was with on September 11th, 2001, I not only pause to give a respectful moment to those who died, but for those who survived because none of us were unaffected by that day. The FDNY will forever be immortalized for their heroism, selflessness, and dedicated service, as will the other men and woman who volunteered their time, talents, and service. However, ladies and gentlemen, let us not forgot those still fighting the effects of 9/11; the thousands of service members called to active duty as a result of that day; many of whom are still activated. The lives of many men and women; some not even legally able to drink were called to service to fight so-called War on Terrorism.
Though I'm not going to get into a political tirade about who did what and who's profiting from this alleged "war", I will digress and say while we can't always believe the press, I think the stats speak for themselves More Americans blame Bush for 9/11. Though it really doesn't take a CNN top story for many of us (including those who voted for the pres) to realize that a gargantuan disservice has been done to this country and the people. In addition, having known many who are or were deployed as a result of that fatefull day, the effects are still very real and still on-going. So, as we reflect on 9/11 specifically, please reflect on those still "at war".