Please take a minute to remember all the men and women who died on this day 8 years ago. In the towers, the pentagon and on the planes. The firemen and police caught in the collapse after responding. The ordinary people who just happened to work in the towers or needed to fly somewhere that day. Everyone.
Let us NOT call this a "Day of Service" as one man would like. Let us NOT belittle the ultimate sacrifice of those who died on that day and after to keep us free just so one man can have his Marxist dream state.
As a great man from Illinois said:
We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate—we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.
To attempt to distract us from what happened on this day and try to use our feelings for this day as a way to forget that we are a FREE nation, a FREE people is reprehensible. To attempt to say that this day we should sympathise with those who would do us harm is, quite frankly, insane. We should remember what brought us together as one people.
But I shouldn't be surprised. The party in power has shown over the last 4 and a half years that they will stop at nothing to further their agenda. They have proved and will prove over and over that nothing is beneath them. For them that Machiavelli's statement that the ends justify the means really is the party maxim.
This is a day to remember brave men and women. A day like November 11th, December 7th, the last Monday in May, or July 4th. Or like the excerpt from the speech above, November 19th, 1863.