Flying in the Face of Fear
is a nation in motion, not mourning. United, we stand strong
and resilient. Because together, as a collective and diverse
team of Americans, we keep moving onward and upward no matter
how many challenges are sent our way. Never was that more evident
than one year ago when our country and its children were so
brutally attacked. Yes, we mourned and cried and got angry.
But we also rallied, retaliated and emerged a stronger nation,
a stronger people. We emerged as one.
ever there was a time it was then that we remembered how lucky
we were to be Americans, home of the brave and land of the free.
The sound and value of those words resonated with piercing velocity
throughout the country and in every soul.
everyday busy lives overshadowed the importance and significance
of our liberty. After all, without liberty it is likely we would
not have everyday busy lives. Now we know better. Our liberty
and pursuit of happiness are things we shall no longer take
for granted, are they?
all the memorials fill our airwaves this month and we're reminded
of all the pain we witnessed and personally felt, as we shed
more tears, and forever remember where we were at that moment
in history, let's not forget the many ways in which we can honor
and pay tribute to all those who lost their lives on Sept.
first victory in the war on terrorism came from the brave men
and women on flight 93 which crashed in Pennsylvania. Had it
not been for their democratic vote and heroic efforts to take
back that American flight, who knows how many more people on
the ground would have lost their lives? We can honor them by
continuing to fly and keeping a more vigilant eye, knowing that
inside each and every one of us, there lies a hero who would
do the same. History has taught us that when push comes to shove
Americans are first to fly in the face of fear.
not our fallen brothers and sisters in New York and Washington
die in vain. Let's honor their memory and win this war through
random acts of kindness and consideration. Let's support our
economy through giving and receiving. Let die the mission to
instill fear and ruin our financial system by tyrannical terrorists.
make it as much our responsibility as it is that of our soldiers,
police, and firefighters to protect our homeland, economy, freedom
and each other. It is our constitutional right to do so and
we should do so at all times no matter what it takes.
a trip, buy a car, get on a plane, build a new house. Show them
what you're made of. Fly in the face of fear. Your contributions
keep our nation in motion.
a moment every day to remember how lucky you are to be an American
and how lucky you are to be alive. And in that precious moment,
don't forget to give a wink and a nod, or a prayer and a blessing,
to all the friends, families and colleagues whose ultimate sacrifice
one year ago today was our reminder to remember how lucky we
are. We owe them that.