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.