In re­mem­brance

The Covington News - - Opinion -

In the past 45 years, two ma­jor events have changed the psy­che of the Amer­i­can pub­lic for­ever.

The first was the as­sas­si­na­tion of John F. Kennedy and the other was the hor­rific events of Sept. 11, 2001. Both of th­ese events shook our coun­try’s col­lec­tive con­scious­ness to its very core.

We still have not re­cov­ered from the events of that fate­ful day in Novem­ber of 1963; most of us can still re­call what we were do­ing at the very mo­ment we heard the news of the pres­i­dent’s death.

Our ide­al­is­tic no­tions of a safe and per­fect world came to a crash­ing halt — nev­er­more to be re­gained.

The events of 9/11 have done the same. We don’t trust in in­sti­tu­tions such as air­lines in the same way; nor is our way of life ever go­ing to be the same.

The ter­ror­ist threat is go­ing to be with us likely for the rest of our life­time and our chil­dren’s. The only way to min­i­mize this threat is to keep the ter­ror­ist move­ment on its heels; dur­ing the Bush ad­min­is­tra­tion no other for­eign at­tacks have occurred on our soil.

Our next pres­i­dent needs to con­tinue this ag­gres­sive pol­icy against ter­ror­ists in their back­yards.

To­mor­row on the Cov­ing­ton square, there will be spe­cial ser­vices done in re­mem­brance of 9/11. From noon un­til 1p.m., coun­try singer Ron Lovin will be per­form­ing spe­cial pa­tri­otic and memo­rial mu­sic; from 1 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. there will be a spe­cial “Cry Out Amer­ica” prayer ser­vice.

We can­not ever let our guard down on deal­ing with ter­ror­ism — it’s real and it’s deadly. Please, stop by the square to­mor­row if you can to share in a mu­si­cal cel­e­bra­tion of life and join your neigh­bors in prayer ask­ing God to con­tinue to be­stow his spe­cial pro­tec­tive bless­ings on our na­tion.

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