|In Memory: Terrorist Attacks on New York, Pennsylvania and Washington (standard:non fiction, 828 words)|
|Author: Red Storm||Added: Sep 13 2001||Views/Reads: 2042/1||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|This is not a story, poem, or other form of entertainment. It is simply a few thoughts, in memory of those who lost their lives this past week.|
First of all, I want to extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to each and every family and victim of this past week's terrorist attack on Washington, D.C., New York, and Pennsylvania. I know that nothing I can say will fix the immense evil that has been done here, but hopefully it will comfort you to know that others feel your pain. So many lives cut short, so many lives never started. I noticed that one of the passengers on an airliner was only 2 months old. This is truly the worst kind of grief that is possible to suffer. To everyone involved in the search and rescue effort, I want to wish you Godspeed. There are still people who depend on you, and I am proud to see my fellow Americans working with such heart and determination to assure that each life is saved. I know that most are working 24-hour shifts, and this is truly a testament to your humanity. To those who survived the attacks, may God help you live with the things that you've seen. Death and destruction surrounded you, and you came out knowing that life would never be the same. I pray that mercy will be given to those who were forced to jump out of the buildings as the fire engulfed their offices. I pray for those who never knew what hit them, and I pray for those of you who have seen things that you will see every night for the rest of your lives. May God bless you all, and I hope that He will help you find peace though these ghosts haunt your minds. To the passengers on each of the airplanes, who knew before anyone on the ground that disaster was about to happen, I want to say I'm sorry that your lives were used in this way. I cannot imagine the fear that you all must have felt, or the terror as your plane was overtaken by cowardly rogues on a mission of death. They were prepared to lose their lives, but you were not. For those men who attempted to resist the hijackers, God bless you for your courage. If not for you, that fourth plane would have found its mark on the White House or Camp David. Truly, each one of you is a hero that I admire and respect. I only wish that, in my own death, I could know that I served innocent people in the wonderful and selfless way that you did. To the men and women who risked immediate death to make calls from cell phones in the sky, informing us thousands of feet below of your situations, take pride in knowing that we identified those responsible through your brave actions. Though most Americans were not physically endangered by these attacks, we were all mentally and emotionally attacked. We are there in spirit with you all, and we will stand by you forever as one nation. To the countries so far away who have expressed sorrow and anger over these matters, thank you all for more than you can imagine. Just knowing that our allies are saddened by our great loss is comforting in a time of chaos. I sincerely want to thank the NATO countries, who have confirmed their involvement in this matter. I also want to thank the Russian and Chinese officals, who have also voiced their support. And to those who perpetrated this attack: If you believe in a cause, it is important to stand firm and have your voice heard. This brings about change, and change is what you seek. Acts of this fashion never make your collective voice louder or better heard, they silence you. For we no longer seek to listen to your voice, we seek to end it once and for all. We, the free nations of the world, will defend that freedom with each and every last breath we take, just as you have sworn to do for your cause. Freedom will never die, and neither will the love that this world shares. To you, I say that I am sorry that you cannot understand freedom. I'm sorry that you must resort to these evil deeds in order to find meaning in life, and I'm sorry that you have brought death upon yourselves. We Americans are not arrogant, ignorant people who think that our way of life and our culture is better than others. We don't think of any nation as being inferior to ourselves, and never have. These are common misconceptions about Americans, like so many rumors that are spread through a school about the new kid. As an American, I can honestly say that we have loved, do love, and always will love every single nation on this planet who simply wants to live, and not to destroy innocent life. Thank you all for everything you have done or said in this time of trial, and God bless you all. Tweet
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