The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

9-11 rememberance..

I will hold off another day my Wile E. Coyote post.   I found out this morning, that the Patriots Riders were doing a memorial run,show for the Americans that died on 9-11 , 2001.  Since I am a member, I participated.  Nothing like going from work to this ceremony.  I am tired....and I have scouts, tuba practice for my son and work tonight.   But I am honor bound to render honors to those that died on that day, my personal code of honor expects no less.  My bit of discomfort is nothing in comparison.

 We formed up and at each time exactly5 minutes  before  a plane crashed, we would form up, the police and Fire Dept would block the main intersection.  We had NJROTC with the flag, the Marine Corp association with the rifles, and we would form a square and a Police Officer would read off the flight number, what it hit, the number of Americans that got killed and they would play the National Anthem, followed by a 21 gun salute, then taps.  We would render honors, then we would retire back to our assembly area and we would do it a total of 4 times.  In honor of each plane.   I should have taken my son out of school for this, then took him to school afterwards.  They do this every year so next year I will do the same thing.   I will plan better.

Honor them, Never Forget
What has me concerned is the the present political leadership if we got attacked again, would view it with barely masked glee, they would view it as retribution for any past sins that America has in their eyes and it would lessen us and that is something that they would enjoy.

     May God bless this nation and all of those that who serve.

1 comment:

  1. Great post and good on you for doing the ride! Stay safe!