Friday, September 10, 2010
Four years ago the daughter of police officer Moira Smith who was killed on 9-11, Patricia Smith, held the hand of her father James Smith on stage during the reading of names of victims of 9-11 during ceremonies at Ground Zero September 11, 2006 in New York City. The day marked the fifth anniversary of the hijacked plane attacks that killed almost 3,000 people in New York City, Washington and Pennsylvania.
There are people in the media who have asked if Americans will ever "Get Over This." Like the victims of Pearl Harbor I can honestly say no, no America will never "Get Over This" because it's not just about the heartlessness of this attack , but the real loss to Americans of their mothers,fathers,sons and daughters,best friends,relatives and especially that real sense of safety we always felt we had here in this country. On September 11th all Americans will mourn and never forget who and what died that day. And on that day every year we will resolve to NEVER let that happen again especially when we see the faces of those left behind like Patricia Smith. Believe that.