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Have a safe 9/11 weekend!

Posted Sep 9th, 2011

The kids are back in school after what seemed to be the shortest summer I can ever remember. My youngest is in first grade this year. I think this is the first time in about 20 years that I actually have a full day (8:30 – 3:15) off to try and accomplish things around the house. The weather of late has been incredible in the last few weeks. Now we are finally getting our summer weather. With the 9-11 ten year anniversary coming up one can’t escape the visual reminders of how we were all stunned on that day. When the first plane hit I thought it was probably some pilot with a heart attack or something plausible like that. Then of course the hideous truth came out. When the 2nd plane hit it was like time froze. I know exactly where I was and I drive that same route all the time. Each time I pass I remember. But I also remember the days following how everyone pulled together. There were no Democrats and Republicans. There were no differences in our races. We were just all Americans and we were hurting. We were mad as hell and we all knew that somehow we would get through this together and someone was going to pay. I remember driving down the street and there would be these small mobs of patriots waving flags and holding banners and signs and cars were honking as they drove by. It makes my eyes well up with tears just thinking about it. I am so thankful to God above that I was blessed to be born in America. We have not always done things right and have made some mistakes but we are most times  a self-correcting society that eventually comes around to what is right and just. We will prevail through this economy as well and eventually come out stronger than ever. There are those who will hate us and want to defeat us, those who cannot stand that we are an open society. Those who are crazy enough to fly planes into our buildings and kill innocent civilians. I think there will be a special place in hell for those maniacs. Please be careful out there at all times but especially this weekend. And as always please continue to pray for those who protect us now and of course for those 9-11 vitctims and their families.

God Bless