A MIXED DAY.
Freedom loving people.
Today's presidential visit will be a special one; and as President Barack Obama is supposed to lay a wreath at Ground Zero, it will be a solemn occasion in which Americans will have the chance to reflect on a decade that has come to be known as the 9/11 years.
It could be said that the terrorists wished to strike fear in the hearts of Americans; and to bring the two cities of Washington D.C. and New York down to their knees, so to speak; but they failed miserably.
The two cities, as well as America as a whole, became stronger and even more vibrant than ever before; showing that they could do damage to structures like The World Trade Center's twin towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C., they could not break the spirits of the people of a great nation.
Although, the day will be marked as one of remembrance, not of the infamous day, as 9/11 has come to be, or to think about the news that the architect of the attacks on that day has finally met his end at the hands of U.S. forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan; but as one that is proof that the country is more united now than ever.
The Pentagon has been rebuilt, or the part of it where the attackers plane hit; and The New World Trade Center has had its solid foundations laid, and construction was in progress.
Americans must bear in mind that there are sworn enemies out there; radicals and even home grown terrorists, who are waiting to do harm to the nation and its people. Therefore, they must not relent in their efforts to remain vigilant, and do all they can to protect the freedom, which is the legacy left them by their forebears and needs to be protected always.
That is what the enemies are after; to destroy and enslave all lovers of freedom. However, the whole world is doomed, if America loses its liberty.
P.S. Privately, the day calls for a celebration too. It is a mixed day.