• Patriot Day: Up to YOU to Keep 9/11, Its Heroes’ and Victims’ Memories Alive

    Surge Summary: This “Patriot Day” – official day of commemorating the 9/11 attack on America, those who perished, those who shone during it – Americans must resolve to keep alive the memory of that detestable event and its grievous costs. The current younger generation, and future ones, will need those who remember that day to pass along its knowledge to them.

    by Gary Bauer

    President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice President Joe Biden are participating in various 9/11 memorial services today at the Pentagon, in New York City and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

    President Trump issued a proclamation recognizing September 11th as Patriot Day.  Below are some excerpts of his proclamation:

    “In 2001, our Nation, united under God, made an unbreakable promise never to forget the nearly 3,000 innocent Americans who were senselessly killed on September 11.  On this sacred day — Patriot Day — we solemnly honor that commitment. . .

    “To fulfill our collective promise never to forget, we impart the memory of that fateful day to our children and grandchildren.  The smoke that rose from the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and the Pennsylvania field carried away the souls of innocent Americans.

    “As we recall the images of our American Flag raised from the ashes of Ground Zero and the Pentagon, we are reminded that good triumphs over evil.  We recommit ourselves to fortifying our cherished American values so that future generations will know in their souls that the United States is the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

    Please take a few moments today to share with your children and grandchildren your memories from 9/11.  There is an entire generation now with no memory of that day, who know only what they read in their history books.

    Tell them about the courage of Todd Beamer, who led the first successful counterattack against the jihadists.  Remind them of the courage of New York’s finest, the police officers and fire fighters who rushed into the Twin Towers.

    Tell them about the heroes like Captain Lincoln Leibner, who ran into the burning Pentagon, and of the Red Bandana man, Welles Crowther, who gave his life saving fellow co-workers in the South Tower.

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    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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