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Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?

The line from that song is a question everyone can answer. You might not be able to remember what you had for dinner, or where you put your keys, but everyone remembers where they were the minute, they heard about the twin towers.
I watch the news, listen to people talk and realize we take our freedom for granted, still. When people talk about the fighting, and the war, it is always over there, or somewhere else. Well we had a wakeup call 10 years ago and realized that we can be the ‘over there, and somewhere else.’ As time has passed we remember that day, show our support and thank our military, but we also complain about our government’s decision, or their lack of. We discuss openly and loudly on how we do not agree with our president and his choices, and we argue with our military’s decision on where we are, for how long, and why. As Americans, we live in a country where we can, and thats ok.
I have my opinions, I do not agree with some of the decision that our
president or government have made. I don’t like that our sons and daughters are still on foreign soil fighting a battle I’m not sure we can win, and I don’t like the fact that promises have been made to bring everyone home safe but our children are still coming home in caskets.
BUT… the decisions that were made, and the places our military have to go, keep us safe at home so we don’t have to re-live that day. Pearl Harbor was a day in history and we did, at that time, what we thought
was right, to avenge the loss of life and to protect our freedom and not everyone agreed with the decisions then, either.
What I am trying to say is let us not lose perspective. Not everyone is going to agree on every decision, but we all agree on one thing, we want our freedom protected.
Let us take today and not question the decisions, or who made them, or look for someone to blame for everything that has gone wrong because of them.
Let us thank everyone involved for keeping us safe and protecting our home.
I have family members and friends in the military and I just want to say to all of them,
We love you and are very proud of you for the sacrifices you make every day to keep us safe

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