Sunday, September 11, 2011

Heroes And The Price Of Liberty

On this somber day of September 11th and the 10th anniversary of 9 11 and the act of evil cowardice that is forever engraved in the hearts and minds,  I want to thank the men and women who's courage rings true of our founding mother's and fathers. They paid the ultimate price for our Nation

One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all.

That day we were not Democrat or Republican......We were Americans that came together to to cry, mourn, and stand resolved to not allow this despicable act to bring us to our knees.  The words of a great president came to mind

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John F. Kennedy

Those brave souls that left behind mothers and fathers, husband and wives, sons and daughters bore that burden, and met that hardship to secure our liberty.

I lost a friend that day in the twin towers Angel Juarbe,  Jr. NYFD Ladder Company 12. The first into the towers. Angel had just won $250,000 by winning a show called "Murder In Small Town X". But he was a fire fighter first and foremost, it was the core of his being. He was and is my hero. His body was found on Dec 17th and buried with all the honors a true hero deserved. He left behind his mother and sister.

Proud To Be An American

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Ronald Reagan

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