Twin Towers Lights Are Awesome To Behold ...
...Remember 9/11 - Freedom Is Not Free!
The symbolism of the twin beams of light as they thrust skyward from the site of the now ruined but once majestic twin towers in New York is obvious to all who see them.
The first time I saw those twin lights on my television screen, I thought: what a wonderful tribute, what a magnificent way to celebrate and remember the lives of the nearly three thousand people who died there on 9/ll. As their families and friends know, those lights carry a heart-warming message of both encouragement and defiance that is far beyond the power of any of our well meaning attempts to comfort them. But, there is more to it than that.
In my lifetime, there was only one other occasion that compares with 9/ll. That was December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor Day. I was fourteen years old back then. We first heard the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor as it was announced on our family radio that Sunday afternoon. The next day, everyone in my school gathered in the auditorium and together, we listened as President Roosevelt’s declaration of war was announced to the nation, the world and us.
The sleeping giant, that was the USA, was awakened by the attack on Pearl Harbor. We went to war. Then, with the attack on 9/11, the sleeping giant was re-awakened. President Bush immediately declared war on terrorism. As we knew in 1941, and again in 2001, as one nation under God, we have a worldwide responsibility to fight for and defend the freedom of people everywhere…or else.
Back in WW2, and in today’s 9/ll, lives were both lost and changed. As Americans we will always enthusiastically rise to the challenge to: pray, work and support the God-given rights of all people, everywhere to live in freedom. This means, as citizens, we must enthusiastically vow to support patriotism, our troops, and our leaders.
Look again at the Twin Tower lights. Notice this: Americans placed them there. Americans turned them on. And, in addition, Americans aim them toward the heavens where God, who is the source of our strength, lives.
Remember, terrorism can only live in darkness. Light destroys darkness. Obviously, the awesome lights of those Twin Towers symbolize America’s determination to destroy terrorism’s darkness with light - so people everywhere can live in peace and freedom.
Now that Bin Laden is dead - we are again united, and more determined than ever to destroy terrorism - everywhere!
By: Terry L.Weber
Note: Below is the Current (9/11/12) rewrite of the (above) Twin Towers article.
Remembering Nine Eleven After 11 War-Torn Years
Today, 9/11/12 we look back at the events of 9/11/01; those life-changing scenes of horrible terrorist's destruction are still very fresh in our minds. Most of all, we remember the people whose lives were changed forever on that never to be forgotten day. We can all remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when the Twin Towers, and the lives of most of the people within them, collapsed right before our eyes.
Later, after the dust had settled, two very powerful searchlights were put in place to emulate the grandeur of those inspiring towers and now, those twin lights have become a spectacular, awe inspiring memorial to all the lives lost as the Twin Towers crumbled and fell to the ground.
Soon after the fall of the Twin Towers, we were engaged in a war against the terrorists in Iraq and now that war has continued to be fought in Afghanistan with the loss of many more American lives.
Just as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 awakened the sleeping giant that is the United States Of America, and led us to absolute victory in World War II, so too, the attack on the Twin Towers again prodded this peace loving nation into action. During these past ten years of war since 9/11, against terrororists whose worldwide aim is to deprive as many people as possible of their God given human rights and freedoms, the terrorists are now being soundly defeated on all fronts.
The men and women who were lost in the fall of the Twin Towers as well as those who are in our armed forces now are the "cream of the crop" and we mourn the loss of all those who have fallen in this much prolonged fight against terrorism's threat to freedom everywhere. The patriotism of those lost men and women as well as those who bravely continue to serve today are to be remembered and honored with patriotic pride during this the tenth anniversary of the fall of the Twin Towers.
Do you remember the spontaneous show of American patriotism, with the Stars and Stripes flying everywhere - all over the USA after 9/11? Let's resurrect and continue to display that same kind of patriotism on this day as we remember and witness again - the lighting of the Twin Towers Lights.
Remember, those spectacular awe inspiring shafts of light are directed toward Heaven where God lives as our eternal source of strength against all enemies of freedom - worldwide.
By: Terry L. Weber
P.S. To see a photograph of the Twin Tower lights scroll up on this page.
Terry Weber,WWII Vet., is a retired advertising/direct mail sales letter copywriter, author and inventor of several useful items such as: Tymindex Time Card File System, Weber Denture Liner Kit, (Pat.Pend.) non-electric foot warmer insoles, Wrist/Ankle Wraps (Pat.Pend.) to keep fingers and toes warm, designed for Raynaud's sufferers, but useful to all. 6 kinds of sleep masks and more. They can be seen on the website: http://www.originalsbyweber.com Terry and Doris are ex-Habitat For Humanity volunteers. As RV-Care-A-Vanners they helped (during 10 years of RV travel) build over 30 houses for needy people all over the USA.