9/11 ~ A Bitter Sweet Remembrance and a Look Forward

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Today even if we don’t want to remember, even if it’s still too painful all these years later,we remember.

 

 

 

There was the moment of silence this morning observed by the president. The names will be read off at the Pentagon, in a field in Pennsylvania and in New York.

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And now we’ve got to remember 9/11/1012 and the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi. For many our minds can’t help but drift to the Boston bombing and the devastation pain and suffering there. This is not easy to do…this looking at horrific events and seeing them for what they are. We don’t want to look at such ugliness. We are a hard working people, trying to provide for our families. And yet a world-wide war of terrorism seems to be creeping up on us. We’re now teetering on the brink of war with Syria.

America needs straight talk to come out of Washington, DC. We need our leaders to have a strategy extending passed next month. What will be the consequences of our actions? Who will benefit? Will our actions bring stability or greater instability in the long term? We need our elected officials to do their homework and answer the hard questions for us. We, the American people have the right to know.

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About NikeChillemi

Nike Chillemi has been called a crime fictionista due to her passion for crime fiction. She writes literature that reads like pulp fiction. She likes her bad guys really bad, and her good guys smarter and better. She is the founder and chair of the Grace Awards, a member of ACFW. She has judged numerous literary awards including the Grace Awards, Carol Awards, Inspy Awards, and the Eric Hoffer Awards. View all posts by NikeChillemi

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