By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor
The looming General Election has possibly overshadowed an important anniversary that comes around again next week—9/11.
Last year, the 10th anniversary of that fateful day when nearly 3,000 people were killed in the terrorist attacks was observed. As you may remember, the 9/11 Museum was dedicated at the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11 last year, and was opened to the public the next day.
Like many historic events that have affected the United States, most of us will always remember where we were on Sept. 11, 2001.
As the anniversary nears, it’s hard not to think of the pain the families and loved ones still must feel over those lost at the World Trade Center, in the crash near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, all at the hands of terrorists.
The names of all those lost in 2001 and those from the 1993 WTC attack are inscribed into bronze panels along the twin reflecting pools at the site.
A visit to that memorial certainly would make an impact, as it should.
Americans will not forget that terrorism 11 years ago. Thankfully, our country, with the help of others, has made a significant impact in removing several terrorists in the world.
Unfortunately, a strong vigil against terrorism will continue to be a necessity, likely forever. Our country should not shrink from that vigil and should continue to prioritize money for those efforts.