“365 Days”

4 September 2002: It has been nearly one year to the day that our nation was attacked in the most vicious manner ever experienced in American history; an attack that resulted in the deaths of some 3000 innocent men, women and children. Everyone of age will forever remember that day in September when it appeared that everything stood still, everything stopped, and all eyes were on a nation whose people were savagely attacked without provocation. The mind numbing horror resulting from the events of that day quickly turned to grief and rose to anger against an enemy with a blurry face. On that fateful day and the days that followed, Americans did what Americans do. We rallied around our leaders, we responded to the challenge of saving those buried deep in the rubble of buildings and help the wounded. We bought flags and flew them with pride in a country united, and exhibited generosity in an unprecedented manner. Our leaders promised to bring those responsible to justice, and make the countries that harbor terrorists or enemies of the United States accountable. With every news clip depicting the horror that occurred at the twin towers, the pentagon and in a rural Pennsylvania field, we were righteously angry, damn angry.

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