Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:07 pm Post subject: Lest We Forget
From Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:00 am to Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:59 am (included)
|Most of you know by now that the Postcards 9/11 Memorial on Staten Island was damaged after being bashed with a pipe by an allegedly mentally unstable homeless woman.
There was also an article in the Daily News about an artist who had to repair a 9/11 mural after it was tagged by a young graffiti vandal.
These a just two cases where 9/11 memorials have been vandalized.
There have been other cases over the past eight years but they have been few and far between.
Most of them have been either the result of mentally unstable people or random acts of vandalism.
It has been my experience that the majority of 9/11 memorials have been respected and untouched since 9/11.
It has also been my experience that the majority of the people in our country are still respectful of those who have died on that tragic day in 2001.
Many of these people have done and continue to do wonderful things in memory of those lost on 9/11.
For every misguided person or common criminal there are thousands who continue to work every day to make our country the great nation that it is.
They continue to show that the global outpouring of love and tolerance that was generated after 9/11 is still alive today.
Their acts of goodness and decency will supersede any future acts of hate.
These are the people who we should be reading about.
We need to make them role models for our youth.
And we need to continue to take a positive, proactive approach to instill goodness and decency in our youth, assuring that all of those who were lost will always be our beams of light towards a better tomorrow.
A generation of caring individuals, concerned about their neighbors, who are not afraid to get involved, would be the greatest memorial we could ever build.
A memorial that will live on through future generations and keep the memories of our loved ones alive.
Lest We Forget