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The Seventh Anniversary of 9/11
Posted By Rob Bluey On September 10, 2008 @ 10:50 pm In Scribe | Comments Disabled
Seven years ago on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, America was changed forever. The peace and calm in New York and Washington, D.C., was shattered by terrorist hijackers. With it came the realization we faced a long war to defeat terrorism and preserve freedom.
Heritage’s James Jay Carafano says America is better prepared to deal with the threat of transnational terrorism than it was on 9/11 , he explained in a paper marking last year’s anniversary. However, there’s no question the threat still remains. Carafano says these three facts are true today:
While 9/11 offers an opportunity to reassess our safety and security, more importantly it is a time to reflect on the lives lost to despicable acts of terror. Today marks the dedication of a memorial at the Pentagon for the 184 people who were killed  when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building. For all of the people who perished on 9/11 in New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., may you rest in peace.
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 better prepared to deal with the threat of transnational terrorism than it was on 9/11: http://www.heritage.org/Research/HomelandDefense/wm1609.cfm
 memorial at the Pentagon for the 184 people who were killed: http://memorial.pentagon.mil/
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