THE FOLLOWING IS AN EDITORIAL.
|In happier times|
Today is September 11, 2013.
The twelfth anniversary of one of the biggest instances of man's inhumanity to man.
The structure known as the World Trade Center in New York City, as well as the Pentagon in Washington D.C.; were attacked twelve years ago today because one group of individuals despised another so much they wished to not only express their anger, but to impose their will upon others if victorious.
|View of results, before the towers fell|
Many lives were lost that day. All innocent victims.
Some were just going about their daily routines; whether in New York City, Washington D.C.; or on board United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Philadelphia to prevent the terrorists from striking whatever their actual intended target was.
Many other lives were lost in the hours that followed, as the brave men and women of the various emergency services that responded to the assorted distress calls tried to rescue those in danger.
|The initial memorial|
In the months and years that have followed, life has gone on.
Lost loved ones were and still are mourned.
The debris was cleared.
Those responsible for the madness were pursued, and justice was served.
The rebuilding began.
|The newly rebuild One World Trade Center today|
Today, a new One World Trade Center is open for business.
But while buildings and other physical/material objects can be replaced in time, lives cannot.
There have been many instances before and since of such cruelty inflicted upon one group of human beings by another simply because of differences in religion, politics, freedoms, and even how individuals prefer to love and live their lives.
SUCH MADNESS MUST STOP!
Hopefully one day, the world and the people upon it will truly know global peace and prosperity.
I just wonder if I might actually see it within my own lifetime?
Lee Houston, Junior
Editor-In-Chief of the Free Choice E-zine
September 11, 2013
THE ABOVE WAS AN EDITORIAL.
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