The Lessons of 9-11
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Yesterday was the 22nd anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on our country.
The front page of the local newspaper had a headline about the Moroccan earthquake, the parking problem in Easton, and the Eagles game. There were stories about a rained-out Grateful Dead tribute band and the Muhammed Ali training site. Further along, we learned how to be a better boss, how to get the social security benefits we deserve, and how to survive a recession.
On page 9, after the article, “3 timeless business lessons I learned from my dogs,” readers encountered the first reminder of the day’s anniversary. It was a full-page ad commemorating 9-11 paid for by American Bank.
Ironically, it said, “We Will Never Forget.”
Besides that advertisement, and another from Embassy Bank (thank you both), there was nothing about 9-11 in the newspaper except a syndicated piece from some guy in California. It featured a picture of Hillary Clinton and Charles Shumer clapping at the reopening of the New York Stock Exchange.
Here’s a different picture. This is my friend and mentor Jim McGovern (Guvvy) in the Middle East. He went to war TEN TIMES. As a part-time Guardsman, he would put on his uniform, go to the combat zone, and then return home to his family and his teaching job. Nobody should have to go to war TEN TIMES.
The lessons learned from the wars that followed 9-11 must be applied to future conflicts, or else we will just repeat our mistakes. Veterans and first responders don’t forget 9-11 even if others have moved on.
Guvvy, thank you for your service, along with all our brothers and sisters in uniform. And God Bless all the innocent victims whose lives were changed forever on that tragic day.
Keep America Free!
Kevin Dellicker, from Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County, is a Republican running for United States House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 7th District. He owns a technology company and is a 28-year veteran of the United States Armed Forces. To learn more about his campaign visit www.dellickerforcongress.com.
Military information, opinions, and photos of Kevin and Jim in uniform do not imply endorsement by the Department of Defense, Air Force, Army, or National Guard.
Paid for by Kevin Dellicker for Congress