Thursday, September 21, 2006

High School Graduates Serving Our Country

As a high school librarian I've made it a mission to find as many of our school's graduates that are serving in the military no matter what branch of service. I started right after 9/11. I currently have 75 names. Since 9/11 several have been discharged but many have remained in service because they want to protect our country. Yesterday one of our newest Marines came to see me to make sure I knew he'd completed basics.

I bought the bracelet to remind people that the terrorists haven't gone away. We need to remember and be ever vigilant or our freedoms and our country will suffer yet another attack. These extremists want us gone from the face of the earth. The people who died at all three sites on that day in September deserve their individual memorials. Each of them made a sacrifice and their deaths should be a wake up call for all of us. I will wear Michael Horrocks bracelet with pride and remembrance. May his death not be in vain. He is an American Hero. God Bless


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