Another year has gone by, and it seems that no one, outside of a few television specials, seems to understand the significance of when foreign terrorism came to the United States. The calls of the politicians and leaders of that day to “Never Forget!!” have largely been forgotten or minimized.
Today, it’s been sixteen years since the attacks that ended the lives of almost 3,000 people, affected millions more, and continues to impact our lives today. Legislation (the civil rights violating Patriot Act), mindless & endless regulations, and the creation of two more governmental agencies (Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA)) affect our lives as Citizens of this country in ways that would have been unthinkable twenty years ago.
In the wave of current day terrorists and politicians to wipe out the history of this country, we should take time to look back and see what has happened, and read not what has been curated and edited beyond recognition, but to contemplate the human side of this event. For that, please read the following posts:
Remembering 9/11 is a post that I wrote on the five-year anniversary. These were my thoughts of the events and implications of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Remembering 9/11 – A Tribute was written as part of Project 2996 to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Be well, my friends.