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September 11

Living in the United States INational_Park_Service_9-11_Statue_of_Liberty_and_WTC_fire can not help but write today's post on the attacks of 2001.  I think anyone who has access to this blog would also be aware of what is now refereed to as 9/11 so see no need to go through explaining it.  Of course people will be remembering the event in their own ways many may simply be answering the question, "where were you?".  President Obama called for a moment of silence at the moment the first plane hit and he will lay down a wreath at the Pentagon today as well.

While most people will be asking you to remember those that perished in the attacks, I would like to have you think a little more deeply about the fact that all types of people died, it was not only Americans or Christians it included people from all over the globe and from many different cultures. They included  Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Atheists, Mormons, Wiccans and many others I don't even know the names of.  I would be surprised if you belong to a group who was not represented among those who where killed.

There have been atrocities that have been committed by different groups through out history, long before recorded history I am sad to believe.  We all belong to the human race and while we have differences we do share many things.  We should be celebrating our differences and not hate those who are different, imagine what an empty world it would be if we all where the same.  I hope you do remember those who died but also take a moment or two to also contemplate the beauty in all our differences and maybe try to be a little more understanding of others.

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