September 11, 2007

REMEMBERING

Every year on this day, I spend some time refocusing. I remember my laser beam. But this year I feel pretty good, actually. I feel that my family is focused, that we're headed down the right path, that we will be useful to our country in the biggest struggle of my lifetime. My laser beam is intact, so today I will instead focus on remembering those we've lost, in NYC, in Bali, in Spain, in OEF and OIF. And daily in places that rarely get mentioned when people speak of jihad, like Thailand. This war is far from over.

From an article on MSNBC:

The total number of victims killed six years ago 2,974 includes 2,750 at the World Trade Center site. Forty were killed in Pennsylvania and 184 died at the Pentagon. Those numbers do not include the 19 hijackers.

As they damn well shouldn't.

MORE TO GROK:

Jay Tea writes at Wizbang that, while most remember the sadness, 9/11 was a day of rage. I re-read my old post about the first anniversary of 9/11, and I still have plenty of rage: Anger.

Posted by Sarah at September 11, 2007 08:19 AM | TrackBack
Comments

That used to drive me insane when, in the days following and counts of victims were given, that they included the 19 hijackers.

It seems so disrespectful.

Posted by: airforcewife at September 11, 2007 08:50 AM

No, they damn well shouldn't be included.

BTW, I beleive the memorial in Pennsylvania DOES include the scumbag's names. Pisses me off to no end.

Posted by: tim at September 11, 2007 08:56 AM

Sarah,

I wish you would post this at SpouseBuzz today...

I think it is funny how Homefront6 describes the disbelief and sadness, you pride, and me disappointment today....

great post

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at September 11, 2007 02:49 PM