I'm greatly troubled by the belief of some who think we must move on, that there is still too much talk of 9/11 many years later. We have lost thousands of good people, including 343 firefighters who gave their lives to save the many - not to mention the many first responders who have died and many who are dying from the effects of the attacks and the many more who will suffer in the future. This attack resulted in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, where many of our military men and women have died fighting terrorism. A husband lost his wife, a father lost his son, a mother lost her daughter and friends lost friends. How can one forget? Future generations need to know what happened on that day of evil, for when we disregard history we are doomed to repeat it. May God bless America on another anniversary of 9/11 and mourn all the good people who have died and been taken from our mist. Let's keep the memory alive and all year long so we don't forget their sacrifice. Also, if you can, please fly the American flag in their memory. Remember this too: Evil thrives when good people do nothing.
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Note: Writer is a member of American Legion Post 103 in Douglaston, and a Vietnam-era veteran.