Remembering 911 - The five year anniversary of the attacks...

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The five year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on this country have come and gone, and with the anniversary of that day, the feelings of sorrow, anger, and retribution flooded the minds and hearts of Americans all over again. For most Americans, especially those directly affected by the attacks on 9/11, the five year anniversary was a flashback, and a painful reminder of the cruelty and barbarity of America’s enemies. The heart wrenching phone calls of the last goodbyes of the victims of the attacks made on phone calls or answering machines are replayed in the minds of Americans and on the news channels. Americans are once again bombarded with the fiery images of a disfigured pentagon, a demolished world trade center, and a debris- ridden Pennsylvania field. We again remember what it is like to witness attacks on our homeland, and watch our fellow Americans, our neighbors, our fathers, our mothers, and our friends jump from buildings and burn in the flames that the hatred of the radical Muslims has ignited. In many, this day also inspires the patriotism that overtook our country in the days and weeks following 9/11, and this day served as a reminder that if America does not defend herself, if she is not acutely aware of the threats to our nation, another attack is only a hijacking away. In the words of President Bush in his speech on the five year anniversary of the attacks, “Nineteen men attacked us with a barbarity unequaled in our history. They murdered people of all colors, creeds and nationalities — and made war upon the entire free world… We face an enemy determined to bring death and suffering into our homes. America did not ask for this war, and every American wishes it were over. So do I. But
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course CALIFORNIA Articles taught by Professor Byalearoach during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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