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!”