Remembering the past, building the future
Posted by aogThursday, 11 September 2003 at 07:09
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As I’m sure you are keenly aware, it’s the second anniversary of the Al-Qaeda attacks on the US. I’m not big on commemorative events. While it’s important to remember, I don’t see it as important to remember on just one day. For me, every time a Marine slags some jihadi in Iraq I feel that the events of 11 Sep 2001 have been properly commemorated. As for monuments, a transformed Middle East seems far mroe appropriate than any work of metal or stone.
It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who died here have bequeathed us. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that there shall be a new birth of freedom in the world.