Ten years ago, the politicians in DC (and citizens across the nation) were pre-occupied with debates on education reform, airlines that didn't seem to care about its passengers (2001 Airline Passengers Bill of Rights), and the ramifications of the .com bust.
Then, on September 11, 2001, none of that mattered any more.
When the Twin Towers were hit by that first Jet, it set off a chain of events that we are still feeling today.
A chain of events that include a stronger Federal government, less civil rights, but a safer nation that has not had another attack since that fateful day.
And for that, we are grateful.
We are grateful. And proud. Proud to be Americans. Proud to be a part of the Greatest Nation on Earth. A nation of amazing people with (still) amazing freedoms and incredible opportunities.
We are blessed to be protected by the greatest fighting force the world has ever seen. To have men and women dedicate their lives to protecting our freedoms is an honor we can never take for granted.
On this day we pray for the wisdom to win this war against those who would have all freedoms perish.
On this day, we say Thank You and God Bless!
We will never forget... NEVER!
Matson "Matsonian" Breakey