I remember where I was when Kennedy was shot and I remember where I was on 9-11-01. It was a day that marked a big change for some and almost no change for others.

More people were killed on September 11, 2001 than during the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. 9-11 was mainly civilians killed while Pearl Harbor was mainly military.

President Bush, for good or for ill, advised people to go on with their lives and not let the terrorists impact them. It sounded good at the time.

The 0.8% of Americans who wore, or later chose to wear the uniform were affected, as were their families.

Those in Afghanistan who sheltered Osama bin Laden and shielded his training camps and Saddam Hussein who falsely claimed to have weapons of mass destruction brought changes to their nations they never imagined.

Let us remember those who died here at home, and those who went into harm’s way, some of whom made the ultimate sacrifice.

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