Sunday, Sept. 11th marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 cowardly terrorist attack on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon … to Americans, symbols of our nation’s greatness and global dominance … to our enemies, symbols of envy, decadence and hate.
What the United States sees as its greatest strengths, tolerance and openness, our enemies see as our greatest weakness.
The images burned into the minds of Americans and, the horror and sadness of the 9-11 tragedy will never be forgotten and will always be difficult to understand.
We should take a moment to pause and remember that tragedy, the planes and the loss of thousands of unsuspecting innocent lives caused by those who see our nation as a symbol of envy, decadence and hate.
Beyond the overwhelming fear of death that gripped their souls, the innocent reached out and touched their loved ones with the three most cherished words, “I Love You!”
Amidst the smoke of destruction and death inflicted upon the nation’s capitol and the world’s greatest of cities, our flag still flies high and proudly above the land of the free for the world to see.
Through tears of sadness, the people of America are united and patriotism is alive and well within heavy and humbled hearts while the pain of sad days and the drums of war beat once more.
After the darkness of the worst of storms, the birds sing songs of hope for happier days that will surely come and so it shall be for those who have lost so much.
Love is stronger than hate and justice will prevail over the evil that has been brought to the shores of our nation on this day.
Freedom is not free. It comes at a very high price. God Bless the USA.
Max J. Thibodeaux Jr.,
Morgan City, La.