Saturday, September 11, 2004


I know that nobody reads this blog, but I can't allow this to go by without doing my small part to remember. Because only by forgetting can we dishonor our heroes, living and dead. I add my small voice to the chorus of "Thank You". God willing, we will meet at this time each year and feel ever safer, always sad for our lost and grateful for their example.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate – we can not consecrate – we can not hallow – this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. 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 last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
-Abraham Lincoln

Thank you to all of the Policemen, Firemen, Port Authority workers, soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, coast guards and citizens who have acted bravely in the face of danger.

I Remember