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Days we will never forget

Posted Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at 5:13 PM

There are days we will never forget -- some because they were good and others because they were not. I remember well watching on Sept. 11, 2001, as the airplanes flew into the Twin Towers.

I watched the first one thinking what a terrible accident. Soon it became evident it was no accident. Someone was actually attacking and killing innocent people using our own airplanes as weapons.

In many ways things have not been the same in our country since that day.

As the anniversary approaches, let's not forget all of the families who lost loved ones, all of our police officers, firefighters, emergency medical teams and volunteers who went to save others with no thought of their own safety.

Let's remember our military who are still in harm's way because of the terror poured out on us that day. We learned first hand the definition of terrorism on that day.

We don't think of it as often as we did in the early years following the attack but let's try not to forget.

For a little while following 9-11 we saw a lot of patriotism. Flags were flying high.

It has been nine years but those who were there, and even those of us who watched it on television, will never forget.



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Revis Blaylock has been on staff with the Manila Town Crier for over 35 years. She has enjoyed making friends in all the areas that the Town Crier covers. This blog contains her general ramblings about events throughout Buffalo Island. She welcomes your comments and ideas for future stories.
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