Saturday, September 11, 2010
Remembering 9/11 and All the Other Victims
Two beams of light rising into the sky over Manhattan tonight.
To remember all the innocents murdered by evil religious fanatics nine years ago.
Let's remember America's agony.
But let's also remember the hundreds of thousands of other innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan who died because of 9/11.
There is no monument to them. We don't know their names.
There is no light show to remember their agony.
So this one will have to do...
Yes. Let's mourn the dead of 9/11.
But let's mourn the others too.
Like Jonathan Couturier,of Loretteville, Québec, Canada, who thought the war in Afghanistan was a "bit useless."
But died there anyway. At the age of twenty-three.
Je Me Souviens.
Like so many other brave Canadians.
Let's remember the victims of 9/11.
But let's remember them ALL...