A Changing Day
“…we will not allow this enemy to win the war by changing our way of life or restricting our freedoms.” — from remarks by President George Bush, September 12, 2001.
“…the American people have got to go about their business. We cannot let the terrorists achieve the objective of frightening our nation to the point where we don’t — where we don’t conduct business…” President George Bush at a press conference, October 11, 2001
It feels sort of odd to be quoting President Bush here on my little old blog, but on this day of remembrance, as I got ready to go to work, his remarks came to my mind.
I may have disagreed with a lot of what President Bush did and stood for, but as a proud American citizen, I believe that one must respect the Office of the President, regardless of your political feelings.
That said, let me get to the point….
I had a brief moment of meditation this morning as I remembered the events of September 11, 2001.
It was a truly terrible day for the world, for the United States, and for me personally.
It was a changing day in many ways.
This morning after going through my own thoughts and remembrances, I then ate breakfast, brushed my teeth, put on my clothes and drove to work. Today is a regular Tuesday at my job that helps feed my family and pay our bills and pays taxes so that our country can continue to “go on about (our) business”
I honor this day by working and being strong. By conducting business and being a good American and remembering that for me, the enemy didn’t win.
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