I see a lot of people posting the phrase "Never forget." But never forget what? Here are a few things of which this day should always remind us.
Never forget that there is evil in the world.
Too many Americans during times of prosperity and peace, forget that true evil exists. Too often they try to placate and pacify evil for far too long simply allowing it to grow and fester in severity. Supposed leaders sometimes think if they can sit down and talk with these evil people that they can reason with them. This weakness and lack of willingness to act has caused the death of millions. You cannot reason with someone who is unreasonable. You cannot expect sanity from the insane. Always remember that in order to ensure peace, you have to be willing to destroy evil.
Never forget that the strength of a people is not based in the material realm.
Our enemies attacked the Twin towers, the Pentagon and the White House for these structures represented the strength of our economy, military and government. Herein lies the folly of weak-minded people. They attack emblems. They did not abate our strength. Such an assault fortifies and bolsters the true power of a people bound by the unseen principles of duty, sacrifice, liberty, patriotism and the bond that exists in the hearts of those who were born free
Never forget that good always ultimately wins against evil.
There are shameful periods in human history, some which last for generations, but light always prevails over darkness. MLK Jr rightfully stated, "We must believe that the arc of the universe is long, but that it bends toward justice." Believe that. Believe it even when some in your own society say it's not true. Never forget, as in the words of Tolkien, that there is still good in the world and it's worth fighting for. There can be no morale if there is no morality. We have to believe we're fighting for something good, for something better than what opposes us or we will not have the will to fight. This is why the left's attack on everything that is wholesome and good must be opposed with all our strength and resources. This is why the supposed progressives are the most dangerous force we have faced in generations. They are creating a generation of angry, irrational followers who are becoming destructive sycophants. You will not fight for a country in which you do not believe.
I still believe in America. I still believe that even though we have problems, we are good. I believe the unseen and eternal principles which have guided us since our inception are just as valid and worthy of defense as they were at Bunker Hill, as they were at Gettysburg, as they were at Bastogne, as they were on September 11th.
Never forget.Todd Smith