We are not alone as we remember the sacrifices of 9/11/01
September 11, 2011
“America is a Nation with a mission – and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace – a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.”
*George W. Bush*
Mayor Bloomberg is a coward and will be remembered as a gnat on the face of the history of New York city and of the United States of America. President Barak Obama is an incorrigible statist ideologue and will be remembered as the least American of all of the American presidents. They have both dismissed the gravity of the terrorist assault on the United States, and they have both turned their backs on God the Eternal Father, the spiritual core of the country. They have minimized the sacrifices of the 3000 who were murdered by Muslim assassins. And most shamefully, they have censured the First Responders, policemen, firefighters, EMTs and other medical personnel, who were spared from death ten years ago but who lost hundreds of co-workers, brothers, sisters and friends.
Our leaders may not represent us, but Americans are not alone. There are people in countries across the world who mourn with us, who eschew political correctness to tell the truth, and who hold the United States as the ensign of liberty, and the best friend of all freedom-loving nations.
- In the UK today hundreds of firefighters will gather outside of their stations to observe a moment of silence at 1:46 p.m., the very minute at which, ten years ago, the airliner slammed into the first of the Twin Towers. There are also plans in Great Britain for a national observance that will include large gatherings with speeches by dignitaries, including the Prince of Wales, remembrances at churches and other institutions.
- In Canberra, Australia a service was held to remember 9/11 in which the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, joined the U.S. Ambassador and other dignitaries. Those who attended lit candles for the nearly 3000 who were killed, 10 Australians among the dead. Gillard spoke of Australia’s 70 year alliance with the Unites States. Our national friendship and common values are still alive and well to this day.
- On September 7th the Canadian Association of New York, along with the Canadian Consulate, sponsored a concert in remembrance of 9/11 titled, Canada Sings the American Songbook: A Canadian Tribute to New York. Hundreds of Canadians have traveled to New York City to attend the 9/11 10th anniversary ceremony.
- On Friday the Brazilian Consulate invited the people of Brazil to remember the attacks on America ten years ago. Brazilians and Americans joined at the Consulate in Sao Paulo to hold hands in commemoration of the 3000 lives lost on 9/11/01.
- Nigerians remembered the attacks of 9/11 with personal remembrances, some by people who lost loved ones ten years ago. Nigeria is a country well acquainted with terrorism and conflict. Despite this, their tributes to America on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in America, are friendly and heart-felt.
- The most touching event of all occurred in June of 2002 in a remote Kenyan village. News of the attack on America found its way to the Maasai people on the plains of Eastern Africa. The Maasai were deeply moved by the stories of great buildings being hit by airplanes, then falling to the ground, killing thousands of innocent souls. In response, this little Maasai tribe decided to pay tribute to America with a gift of cattle, the most valuable of all their possessions. They sent word to the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi that they had something important to tell the Americans. The embassy quickly dispatched a diplomat to visit the village. The diplomat was stunned when he arrived and was welcomed to an elaborate ceremony. It was a sacred ritual of mourning, with the Maasai bedecked in their most beautiful and reverent costumes, and the most tender gestures of friendship were made toward the big country that had been so wounded. The Maasai Chieftain presented the American diplomat with 14 cows, the most precious of gifts to the most honored of nations in a moment of sympathy and love. The cows were given along with these words, “Because there is no nation so powerful it cannot be wounded, not a peopleso small they cannot offer mighty comfort.” This story is beautifully depicted in the children’s picture book, “14 Cows for America” by Carmen Agra Deedy.
Our politicians may deny the reality of Islamic terrorism, and they may actually contribute to the threats of anti-American and anti-religious activities within the highest levels of government. Our colleges and universities may deny history, and turn away from their identities as Americans. But while the institutions of the United States turn away from our true strength and spirit, Americans themselves and our friends the world over know and understand how essential we are to a world who needs a leader of free people, and which hangs on the hope that all people may someday enjoy the blessings of liberty.
by Marjorie Haun 9/11/2011
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