Thanks for this opportunity to be heard.
Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2008 7:19
Subject: Mail from PDN Site
I sit here sobbing as though I had just seen
and heard this horror, for the first time,
to our beloved America! Our innocent men
women and children murdered horribly! I've
lost loved ones and dear friends but somehow
this tragedy was beyond comprehension!
I joined 3,000 other blood donors that day.
Arriving at 5:10PM and leaving at exactly
11:10 PM. Three thousand people of all
ethnicities, languages, religions, and
cultures. As always, we were everyday
Americans, loving our country and rising to
its' need to save its' people with our blood
and prayers. It reminded me so much of
WWII!! I recall so vividly how Americans
were then; strong, scared, and determined to
win a war we didn't start... again!
Today we still honor December 7, 1941, "a
day that will live in infamy", when a
similar attack on America took place in
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. My sister in law was
there as a child and recalls the terror. I
also recall the terror though I lived safely
I pray always that America will never
forget the images of 911 nor that evil walks
among us daily. Therefore, we do not have
the privilege of ignoring it because it
makes us uncomfortable. Instead we must
recognize our need to always be aware,
vigilant and prepared to stand up and fight
with everything we have in us, to see this
never happens again to the American
people and our beloved country!
We are, and have always been, the hope of
the world. We are the ones the world turns
to when their hour is dark! We must never
forget that we are a nation "under God" and
He will be with us always to keep us safe,
by giving wisdom to us and our conscionable
leaders. God gave us senses, and we must use
them in a strong, discerning way, to love
and protect what He gave us, this nation.
How very sad that those in Washington who
were there the day that also will always
live in infamy, 911, seem to have lost their
memory of this nightmare! I recall them
standing on the steps of the Capital singing
God Bless America. It was a little
comforting that our representatives seemed
to be just frightened Americans like the
rest of us. Maybe we need to remind them
that they are as vulnerable as the rest of
us and they need to use their skills, power
and tools of good common sense to protect
all of us.
It isn't a matter of 'if' we're going to be
attacked again, it's only a matter of
'when'. That is, if we don't continue to use
every means possible to find and destroy our
enemies, who enter legally and illegally
every day. We can be grateful to President
Bush for his strong leadership and use of
tools necessary to keep America safe for
seven years! The enemy is still there and
still hates us!
This isn't politics as usual, this is
survival amidst the dark hearts of evil who
are dedicated to destroying this country and
all our people!
Let's be strong and be vigilant daily! God
Bless this great nation!
Lynn Wharton, Fellow American.