Thursday, September 11, 2008
Today hundreds of people had American flags waving in their front yards...I was driving home from my route and...oh boy...my heart started to pound.
Where were you during 9/11? I was in Brasil. I was eating lunch at a members home when suddenly the father of the home storms through the door. He had left work just to see me. He comes through the door and runs into the other room and grabs their little TV and he practically slams it down on the kitchen table. He is fidgeting and nervous. He then says, "Sabe o que esta acontecendo no seu pais? Voce nao tem nenhuma idea nao eh?...Vou te mostrar que coisa horrível esta acontecendo agorina." Do you what is happening to your country? You have no idea do you? I will show you what horrible thing is happening at this very moment. He then turned on the TV and the first image I saw was a man in one of the World Trade Center towers waving a white table cloth from a burning window.
I love my country. I live next to an Air Force Base. The jets are so loud you can hardly have a conversation outside. They have woken up my girls from their naps more than once, but I don't care. I love it. My heart always races. It is a sound of safety and protection.
I have been watching 911 footage all morning on YouTube. It really was something horrific and planned. I couldn't help the tears. Our enemies attack us on our own ground...and we are a country of peace always searching for ways to unite the world- it wasn't even an act of revenge or retaliation- only hatred. It really amazes me...it really does...and for what it is worth- I really do support the war. Something had to be done. Maybe it hasn't been handled the best- but I know best efforts are being made- We always want to blame someone or something- I think it is a way to forget the horror of the real story that there are groups of people out there who want to harm us...anyway- I will stop before I start getting political. I am just grateful to be a citizen of this great country.
Posted by April at 1:09 PM