Today is the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, an unspeakably terrible day in America’s history. And ever with us now after this shattering death of innocence, the fear of some new, yet unnamed horror. Almighty God forbid. Our prayers rise to heaven. If all nations of the world refuse to allow terrorists to live in their land and demand justice for their heinous crimes, it will come.
With all the remembrances taking place today, I add a call to remember the men and women who sacrificed everything to forge this nation. Too few have any idea of the enormous events that took place over 200 years ago during the American Revolution. If we better remembered our roots, Americans would be more deeply grounded in what truly matters and not take freedom for granted. It was hard-won and can be taken away, is already under assault. Americans cannot go forward in the right spirit until we remember where we came from.
“I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.”
With that in mind, here’s the stirring theme from the Amazing mini series John Adams, which I highly recommend.