Today we honor and remember our countrymen. Average Americans who were needlessly, horrifically slaughtered in the name of hate. They were innocently going about their lives in the World Trade Center, travelling in planes and working in the Pentagon when their lives were tragically ended and the peace of America was forever altered.
Love conquers all, but love can not afford to turn a blind eye to reckless and callous evil.
We are charged with a commandment of loving our neighbors as we love ourselves.
Our enemies view love and compassion as weakness, but it is our strength. And because of our love, we will always fight for justice, freedom, equality and family. Always remember, continue to honor, and remain vigilant.
Dr. Rick Barrett