The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Editorials

September 11, 2008

Remember lives lost on 9-11

(Continued)



Our safety has not come without great cost. To date we have lost more than 4,000 of our fighting men and women in Iraq, with another 500 lost in Afghanistan. A tall price to pay.

There have been other losses in this fight; the biggest loss being to the Constitution and its guarantees to the people of the U.S. It seems safety is now a bigger concern than freedom — a consequence we will have to face at a future date.

Today, though, is a day of reflection. A day to remember lives lost to a barbarous enemy — Islamic fundamentalism. A day to honor the men and women who put their lives on the line everyday, without thought of reward or fame, just so we can enjoy our evening meals in front of our new HDTVs.

Stop in prayer this day to honor what this solemn date has come to mean; then raise your head and say, “Never again!”

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  • Remember lives lost on 9-11 It’s been 2,557 days since terrorists flew a pair of hijacked airliners into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York.

    September 11, 2008

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    August 23, 2008

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  • Postpone all outdoor burning Like much of Texas, Anderson County is locked in the dog days of an exceptionally dry summer.

    Since June 1, the City of Palestine has received a grand total of 1 inch of rainfall. The 30-year average total in Palestine during the months of June and July (1971 through 2000) is 7.08 inches.

    It would be nice to say relief is on the way, but, with history as our guide, that’s likely not the case.

    August 2, 2008