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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Then & Now

It's been 9 years... the images are still replayed in the news, on the internet, on TV. I am choosing not to post any of those pictures here today. I'm not going to ask you where THEN. Instead I want to ask you where you are NOW. Mentally, emotionally and for some, physically.
Do you still feel the strength of coming together against a common enemy? Do you still accept that we need to support the men & women that put THEIR lives on the line so that WE can all remain free?
Sadly I don't think so. I think a lot of people are becoming complacent. Living in a bubble. Maybe sticking their heads in the sand. When the USA first went to war after 9/11 there was a lot of criticism from the anti-war groups. Now it seems that more and more people just want the troops to come home.
(of course I want every soldier to return safely... I just don't think the job is "done")
I would like to take today to encourage people to support those that do so much for others. Whether its someone in the military, police force, fire department... they are all putting their lives on the line to do a job that a lot of us take for granted and worse, criticize.
Sure you may not agree with them all the time, whether its a speeding ticket from a police officer (yeah I got one recently) or the fact that our countries (Canada & the USA) are at war with a common enemy. However it is MY opinion that we need to respect these individuals that do so much for us. They are putting it out their to keep us safe at home. Safe from local crime or safe from terrorists that not that long ago struck on our own land.

How can you forget? And if you remember how can you not support the troops?


  1. AMEN.

    This was a fantastic post girl. Just fantastic.

  2. Great post; feel free to copy the Thank a Soldier ribbon om my sidebar.
    God bless all those who put their life on the line every day for other people; soldiers, firefighters, police, paramedics, and anyone who will stand up for what is right in the face of evil.

  3. A very well written post. I have to commend all of you, its rare that we in this country that we, openly support our troops. However, this last year or so it has become more acceptable to do so. There has been a lot of complacency regarding using troops. But I believe that there use is vital to stop the curse of terrorists. There were 68 Brits killed in 9/11, not lot when you look at all the figures. But that doesnt matter, what is essential is a common thought, a link, a shared bond that will give us an overriding sense of unity to complete the task in hand.
    I always remember my comrades, they are still with me, each and every name.

  4. That was an awesome post. i agree that so many forget we need soldiers to be over there working on keeping our countries safe. Its not always safe and unfortunatly some do die, but they are making a huge sacrifice for the rest of us.