Monday, September 11, 2017

Op-ed: 16 Years Later...Never Forget and Never Forgive

16 Years Later...Never Forget and Never Forgive
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio
It's been 16 years...almost a generation...and yet it seems just like yesterday. 
And on this most sacred of days…a day that should not now or ever be about politics or silly partisan bickering…I still cry and pray for both dear friends lost and for those I did not even know...for today is the day America's collective heart both died and then was reborn as buildings fell, a plane crashed, and America mourned. And we mourned not only for those lost but for our country as well...for our beloved America was now and forever changed in the span of just one day.
And for those of us who were forced to grow up and grow up fast on that fateful day...for those of us who actually tasted the all-powerful and forever lingering smell of death...and even for those of us who were personally untouched by the event that did not have to be…we have ingrained within our consciences images that haunt...images once unimaginable of destruction here on American soil...destruction that mingled with the blood of our fellow countrymen…images that have now become a sad reminder of the evils of men and what they do in the name of allah…allah the most unholy.
And today we also remember and honor true heroes born...the likes of Todd Beamer and his fellow passengers who turned two simple words, "Let's Roll," into our nation’s battle cry...and we remember true warriors lost...60 brave men and women in blue, 12 brave paramedics, and 343 brave firefighters including Father Michael Fallon Judge, the chaplain of the NYFD who passed as he was tending to the wounded and dying...all gone in the mere blink of an eye.
And September 11th will always remain a day to remember when hyphens were dropped and 'Old Glory' could be seen flying proudly everywhere across this great land as we Americans all came together to unite as one...Democrat, Republican, Christian, Jew, white, black, brown, yellow, and we held each other close to try and shake away the shock and tears at the sheer horror of all those innocent lives lost...lost on a day when true demons from hell walked the earth in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Now and forever those places are sacred American holy ground forever locked in God’s embrace for in their rich soil rests the souls of the 2,973 innocent victims (let the 19 hijackers forever be damned to hell)...innocent victims and in their own right heroes all…heroes who awoke so full of life and promise on a beautiful sunny and warm September day...yet 2,973 innocents destined by fate never to return home...never again to kiss their husbands and wives...never again to hold their sons and daughters or play with their grand kids...mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and dear friends…2,973 innocent victims never to be forgotten by those they left behind… innocent victims now safe for all eternity never to be hurt again.
And here we are today sadly still at war with those demons…with those savages...for that is what they truly are…savages who pierced America's heart... America's soul...immoral savages who took away our once collective innocence but who could not and still cannot take away our hopes...our dreams...our resolution...our determination...and most importantly of all...our and our children's future.
And today as new buildings reach up to touch the sky to stand in the place of those fallen...a sign in simple concrete and steel signaling for all the world to see that America did indeed come back from the ashes...a sign that sends a loud and clear message that America will never surrender to evil...that America will not forget nor will she ever forgive the evil that befell us even as some of us have sadly become complacent and dare I say condoning of the very persons…of the very savages…that must not be allowed to walk upon the grounds of civilized men…savages that must not be allowed to set our or any nation’s agenda...and savages that must not be allowed to ever hurt the innocent again.
And as they tried and still try to kill us and to kill the spirit, the hope, and the dreams that is America...let it be known that America will survive no matter what evils befall us simply because America must survive and forever...not just for us but for the future generations who will come after…generations who will come to know that on a beautiful September sunny day so many years ago a spirit was awoken in everyday Americans...a spirit of survival that can never be taken away from ‘We the People’ even though today's America is less safe than it was before the day the buildings fell.
And so on this most solemn of days as we remember and honor the 2,973 victims of 9/11, let's not forget the four victims of another 9/11...Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and ex-Navy SEALS Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods...four brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice in a far off nightmare called Benghazi…and that they too must also be forever part of our thoughts and prayers.
2,973 heroes plus four...God Bless them all as now they are ‘home’ forever safe in His arms...never to be hurt again…never to be forgotten...always to be honored ...and always to live on in our hearts... forever and a day.
May God the Father bless our beloved America today, tomorrow, and always…and may our tears for those lost never stop flowing for to forget their sacrifice or relegate it to a place no longer visited makes us no better than the uncivilized men who are truly freedom’s enemy. Amen. 
Copyright @ 2017 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved
For those who have forgotten the horrors of 9/11 this is one of the best videos I've seen but it is not for the faint of heart.

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