ApacheAngel

Ramblings from Georgia

9/11 – Never Forget

Posted by apacheangel on March 10, 2011

Young America’s Foundation has done a great thing in organizing the 9/11 Never Forget Project. This project enables college students to, very easily, construct a memorial for those murdered in the terrorist attacks on September 11th. It is a great way for conservatives to be active in a non-political way, it brings attention to something important, and YAF has made it easy and accessible.

Unfortunately, to many, it is not important. The SGA president at my college said that it was “no longer relevant” because it happened 7 years ago. What is even worse is that he is the president of the history club. The College Republicans at my college were supportive only in word. They said it was a good idea and did nothing. The anniversary of this horrible day has become nothing more than a small gray cloud in the distance in our bright, blue, clear sky.

September 11, 2001 was one of the blackest days in recent history, and so many want to forget it. Almost 3000 innocent people were killed that day. We should never forget the sacrifices that were made that day. This day should never become a day like any other. We should never be allowed to forget what happened that day.

On September 10, 2001 America was like a spoiled teenager. We thought we were invincible. Like a teenager who is attacked or abused, we were shocked. Our response was to stare with our collective jaws on the floor and wonder why this was happening and how it could happen. When teenagers are attacked or abused they run to their friends, or if they’re smart, they run to their parents, their parents help them get through it, get over it, and move on. America didn’t have parents to run to. We did something better. We wiped the blood away and stood up on our two weak and shaky legs and we fought back. We decided that day that never again would we let this happen. Never again would our people be so cruelly murdered. If we forget, it will happen again. “Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.”

That is why I will never forget. That is why I am hosting a 9/11 Never Forget Project on my campus.

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