Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 10:04 am Post subject: Remembering 9/11 Every Day
From May 07, 2011 to May 11, 2011 (included)
|This week the papers and news shows were filled with stories about the death of Bin Laden and the President’s visit to Ground Zero.
I saw editorials from people I have never heard of who are now experts on military events and 9/11 issues.
And I saw quotes from elected officials who I have not heard from since they voted against the Zadroga Bill.
Politicians who have most likely never even been to Ground Zero and probably never seen Shanksville.
All grabbing the spot light and stating how great the death of Bin Laden was and how it shows that they will never forget.
It makes me sad to know that after the Sunday editions and the morning talk shows all of this will disappear for another three months.
And then for the 10th Anniversary these same people will once again get back on their soap boxes with their cries of “We will never forget”
Well the fact of the matter is that most of them have forgotten.
They are more concerned with their own pet projects then they are of national security.
If they were really concerned about the victims of 9/11 it would not have taken them so long to pass the Zadroga Bill.
If they were as concerned with the 9/11 families as they were to respectfully bury Bin Laden we wouldn’t have remains of victims still buried in the Fresh Kills Landfill.
We still would not have possible remains on rooftops and sewers surrounding Ground Zero in areas that have not been properly searched.
We would not have spent hundreds of millions and still have thousands of remains unidentified.
Remains that will be buried below street level at Ground Zero along with the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
We would have an explanation of how thousands in cash and personal items disappeared from the NYPD Property Department.
We would not be spending millions of dollars a year on the LMDC to pay the salaries of political favorites.
And we would not continue to mistreat the thousands of soldiers who have returned from fighting since 9/11 as well the families of those who never returned.
If they really did not forget these issues would not still be left unresolved.
If they really did not forget we not only hear from them on 9/11 or when terrorists are killed.
So while I would like to personally that the President, the Navy Seals and everyone else who contributed to the death of Bin Laden, I would also like to thank all of you who keep the memories of our loved ones alive every day.
And I hope that one day those in power will realize that we need to remember 9/11 everyday and not when we get an Outlook reminder.
We most continue to speak for those who no longer can and assure that this never happens again.
We Must Never Forget.