I will always acknowledge this day... September 11th... I will never, ever forget.
But, I find it hard to emotionally go back there so I avoid memorial services. It's not because I don't want to go... it's just because it's too emotional and too raw to go back to the terror I felt that day and for months afterwards.
My family was directly affected by the events and aftermath of that fateful day ... but, thank God, we did not lose any personal family members.
But, still... living in New York those days... was a very dark time.
As we head back into war action against these terrorists again, I just hope and pray that we don't lose any military service men and women. I know in my heart how necessarry it is that we stomp out and eliminate ISIS, Al Qaeda, whatever... but I always think about the spouses, children and parents of the military and how they must feel when they give their loved one that last kiss and hug before they march off to war torn lands far away.
I pray for a quick, successful mission on this Patriot Day... and no matter what's going on or not going on in Washington, D.C., I am still a very proud American.
This country is the most amazing country on the planet and we must lead the world in achieving justice and peace. We may get it wrong sometimes or maybe it gets messy, but I want to believe that keeping Americans and our interests safe is in the hearts of our military generals and Commander in Chief.
God Bless America.