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"A Remembrance towards 9/11: Heroes turned to Legends" (standard:Inspirational stories, 446 words)
Author: kickboxrkoAdded: Jan 05 2003Views/Reads: 2323/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A story that might shock some. For the mature it might make sense. Its a different perspective towards 9/11. I hope you enjoy.
 



One famous American writer and philosopher, once stated that "Men, by
nature are evil, and that the chains of society hold their true nature 
at bay". Though he lived in a very different time, many scholars 
believed that idea to even until recent times. Or at least until 
September 11, 2001. Then we proved that idea was outdated. We proved we 
were true heroes at heart. 

But what is a hero? Someone who helps others in times of fear and chaos?
Or is a hero, a true “American” hero, someone who does selfless things 
for the lives of others, and expects no thanks, no encouragement, no 
acknowledgment of their actions whatsoever? Isn't that what a true hero 
is all about? We all have seen countless coverage of that infamous day, 
all seen the stories of hero's being applauded for their courage. And 
they deserve that, there's no doubt about it. But what about the 
forgotten heroes, the heroes long gone what about their stories? Should 
they be forgotten, while their comrades are forever remembered in the 
halls of legends? 

We as a nation must avenge not only their lives, but also their stories.
But is revenge the true thing we need? How about foresight, so it won't 
happen again. That might sound ridiculous to some, but to others it 
makes perfect sense. Maybe instead of looking for someone to blame, 
someone to scrutinize, we should  be analyzing ourselves, as a  whole, 
and wonder why should anyone let their hate drive them towards such 
despicable acts. 

It's sad to believe that soldiers in the Vietnamese war did not know
what they were fighting for, what good would their fighting do? What 
would it achieve? Now sadly it seems, the same thing is happening to us 
again. Only this time all of us are soldiers of liberty. Life. Freedom. 
Many of us take that for granted. We shrug it off. We don't understand 
what we have. That's one of the reasons we were so violently attacked. 
That isn't a reason to do such a thing, ever. But it is a step towards 
self-awareness. 

Maybe we should truly realize what we have, compared to the rest of the
world, and cherish it. Then we can protect it. We have pointed our 
Magnifying Glass of truth over anyone suspicious. We see things we 
might now want to see. But there is a reaction for every action, and 
what we do now might cost us many lives. I do not doubt there is anyone 
who would not fight for their country, we are Americans and we were 
molded into that. It's our foundation. We shouldn't let our foundation 
ever crack though. 


   


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