Lest we forget

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 10, 2002

The attack on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 has opened the eyes of many Americans. Things once taken for granted &045; such as freedom, family and patriotism &045; are taken for granted no longer.

Permanently etched in our memories are the images of firefighters, police officers and emergency personnel rushing selflessly into the terror and wreckage at ground zero.

As thousands of people were fleeing the exploding structures, scores of rescuers were moving in. Their bravery, and the countless number of lives they saved, will stand forever as a monument to heroism.

As we remember the horrific events of the 9/11 attack, let’s not forget these acts of bravery. These heroes.

Continue to show your patriotism. Continue to fly the flag. Flying the Red, White and Blue is more than symbolic support. It helps boost the morale of our entire nation.

Continue to wear a confident smile and offer an encouraging word to everyone you meet. Attitude is infecttious and it is important that our national attitude remain positive, even in the face of depressing news.

During World War II, Churchill’s &uot;V for Victory&uot; and Roosevelt’s words, &uot;We have nothing to fear but fear itself,&uot; boosted our attitudes and made a difference in the war effort.

This is even more true today. We will never forget and we will never fear