Sunday, September 11th, 2011 by

Thoughts for September 11, 2011

May our thoughts and prayers, today, be with all the survivors and victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001.  Starting today we must work harder to maintain the ideals that prompted us to put on a badge and take an oath to protect and preserve a peaceful society.  As peace officers and peace makers we must lead the peoples of the world to overcome their prejudices and to reconcile their differences in order to create a world we can all share in peace.

We must strive for world peace, as we wage a campaign against terrorism in all it’s forms.

Let today be a day of peace and unity, rather than one of strife and discord.

Let us not waiver in our mission, and not falter in our professionalism.

As warriors in blue (and many other colors of uniforms and plain clothes) we must persevere and always continue to make ourselves better, stronger, more capable and more prepared to protect and to serve, and possibly to make the ultimate sacrifice so that those who have gone before us will not have died in vein, and those who come after us can pause and say: “They were the gladiators, the peacemakers, the ones who led the way toward peace, and did not flinch in the face of evil”

God bless us all, everyone!

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1 Comment

  • Sandra Aponte Salazar
    September 11th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Hello, all-

    My prayers have been, as it is indicated in this post, for the survivors and the families of victims.

    However, I must admit my thoughts have purposely been elsewhere. It still hurts just to think about what happened. It still stings to remember.

    May a healing blessing come to all of us for whom this day has a special, mournful meaning.

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