Tuesday, September 9, 2008

6th Anniversary of Dad's death

Today is the 6th anniversary of my dad's death. It seems like he has been gone much longer and I miss him. T reminded me today that she still misses my dad, even though she was only six when he died, she still remembers him and all the fun things he did for her.
Also, Sept. 11 is approaching and it is a time to remember all the innocent lives that were lost on that day. It seems that people still have problems remembering that tragedy, and many ask why our country is fighting a war against the terrorist. I find it hard to believe that anyone could question why after experiencing that day in 2001.If we did nothing, we would be in a constant stage of threats from the terrorist, and that would take away many freedoms that we have today. The sad truth is that many people have given their lives for our freedoms, and they are still fighting for what is right. It doesn't matter if you are a republican or a democrat, the soldiers are keeping our country out of harm's way, and instead of asking why there is a war, we should be asking ourselves why we are not thanking each and every soldier that has given their time and energy, and some have given their lives to keep us in a safe country. I guess for the everyday person that does not have experience studying the various terrorist groups, it may not seem real that there are people who hate our country and everything that it stands for...but sadly, we as a nation, are a prosperous nation. Even though the economy has been on a downward spiral, it does not change the fact that there is a reason for the way we live today..there are soldiers fighting a war so that we can sleep in peace. I,for one, will be saying a prayer for our country and our military on September 11, and each day I thank God that we have such a great country and people that are willing to give their lives and time away from their own families to keep our's safe. I will also vote for a President that supports the troops and their cause. I suggest that when you go to vote, that you think about this entry so that we don't have to face another 9/11. No president can negogiate with a terrorist group to keep us safe.


Anonymous said...

Our heartfelt prayers for your Dad. May he rest in peace. My Mom still misses her Mom who passed away in the year 2004. I can understand the feelings of losing someone. It's a loss which can never ever be filled by any force of Nature. All we can do is Pray.

GaNNy & Mom

Chris said...

Hugs and prayers. I lost my Dad 7 years ago this Aug.