Friday, September 11, 2015

Commemorating 11 Sep 2001

Strategic Air Command Museum
28210 W. Park Hwy
Ashland, NE 68003
GPS: 41.015450, -96.318925

Two items I saw that are worth reflection on 9/11. I have reproduced the words in case the pictures are not readable.

We must never forget that freedom is never really free.
It is the most costly thing in the world.
Freedom is never paid in a lump sum.
Installments come due in every generation.
All any of us can do is offer the generations that follow a chance for freedom.

The War on Terror ...


The warriors of the 21st Century, professionals who volunteered to join the United States Armed Forces, grew up in the shadow of September 11, 2001, a defining moment for most of them. They come from all walks of life and every corner of our country, daring to go where so many never would. They retain the face of freedom and build upon the legacies of those who went before them in a cause greater than themselves.

We cannot all pick up the sword -- nor should we -- but we owe our support and gratitude to those who do, and to their families. Each Fallen Hero, shown here, left behind family and friends who will never forget them and we must be there to support them. Remember their loved ones, continue to pray for them and speak their names ... most importantly, speak their names.

Relish the freedom consecrated by that last full measure of devotion and paid for, on your behalf, by these Heroes and their Fallen Comrades.



Written and published by The Omaha World Herald

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