My dear departed daddy held a Master’s Degree in History. He taught this favorite subject in public high school until he retired. He was a teacher you either loved or hated. There was no middle ground. His standards were high. He held his students and his daughters to them. I am not certain I appreciated him as I should have, but I know that much of what and who I am can be traced directly back to him. He was a stalwart believer in the adage that if you do not remember and learn from the past, you are bound to repeat it. What I find so incredibly sad is that today, our history is actually being re-written by those who disagree with actual events. And so our children will learn not truth but lies. It is each and every American’s responsibility and duty to do the research and seek out the truth.
Today, we remember the horrific events of a date that will live on in infamy. 9/11
I remember the events of that day with utter clarity. I will not forget. And I pray America never surrenders. Not to tyranny. Not to terror. Not to those who would alter our history to suit their present day agendas.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
The quote is often attributed to Edmund Burke, an 18th century Irish political philosopher. Whether or not Mr. Burke said it, it is a profound statement, one that bears repeating and internalizing.
Remember. Speak out. Stand.
Barb Brock said:
Thank you for writing these heartfelt words Dawn! We DO need to question boldly and without fear – recount and remember our ‘true’ history, not someone’s false, politically correct and twisted version of history (for their own purposes – astounding). To me, that is pure evil. It certainly is NOT enlightened, and it IS at our own expense.
The Divine principles this country was founded on are STILL amazing and valid principles, and made us a beacon of hope and freedom for the rest of the world. How sad it is today, so politically correct, upside down, backwards, and so little faith and common sense. We know man will never be perfect on this earth, but we CAN do so much better than this, and ONLY with His guidance!
We get what we ask for… or who we elect – stop choosing empty liars with no faith or character! We CAN assure that those candidates seeking office will be much more vetted than ever! It will take time to turn things around, and it will not be easy – it CAN be done with reliance on Him!!!
We can regain these principles, adhere to them, and hold those we have chosen to protect them, to their word. Content of character is everything, they must have the values and principles to pass muster.
The sleeping giant – “We The People” – is awakening! I most sincerely hope and pray we continue, take wise and measured action, and do not rest!
And the people said, “AMEN!” 🙂
I could mention the way the sun looked that morning as I drove in to work, or how I was the one who got the TV moved into the bosses office and working just in time for everyone to see the second tower fall.
Even today, 9 years later, it still makes my gorge rise to think about it.
Indeed, all it takes for evil to succeed is for the good and wise to pretend it is not there–after all, is not Satan’s greatest deceit that of convincing us that he does not exist?
Beware. Be wary. And, above all, be aware, if not for our own sakes, then for our children’s.
Do what you can to show the value of caring, of compassion, reach out to a loved one, to a stranger, to someone in need, and let them know that they do not stand alone.
E Pluribus Unum!!!