Here are 10 things to #NeverForget about 9/11.
10.) Never forget that tragedy breeds fear which can be used to manipulate us into quagmires.
9.) Never forget there are always bad people and bad people win when good people stoop to their level.
8.) Never forget that the status of our national pride should never hinge on our ability to exact revenge.
7.) Never forget 2,996 US civilians were killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and 174,000 Afghani civilians have been killed since 9/11. That’s an almost 6 to 1 ratio. Was it worth it? Do we feel any better about the deaths on 9/11 after all the subsequent deaths caused in Afghanistan?
6.) Never forget that emotions are a terrible platform to base foreign policy decisions upon. No good decision was ever made in anger.
5.) Never forget that personal sacrifice is the most noble gift. For leadership to waste it is an un-pardonable offense. What did we get for all the sacrifices our leadership asked of us in Iraq and Afghanistan? “Cheaper oil,” is not an acceptable answer. “More money for defense contractors,” is a criminal answer.
4.) Never forget The son who died avenging the son who died avenging the son who died avenging the son… (*n) who died on 9/11. Our goal should be to end the cycle of violence, not perpetuate it.
3.) When I look at the VA scandal, the waiting lists, and the red tape our vets face every day, I wonder if we’re choosing to “Never Forget” the wrong things.
2.) We will never forget what happened on 9/11 but as we turn our eyes to ISIS will we also never learn?
1.) Never forget that America is the greatest country on the face of the earth. Our greatness comes not from our military might, but from the example we set for the rest of the world. Let’s make it a good one.