Waking the Sleeping Giant
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September 11, 2001 or 9/11 ("Patriot Day," as we call it today) changed our lives as no other event could, except maybe Pearl Harbor. We realized (again) as a nation, we weren't "untouchable." We could be struck down in our own home.
Did we cower...or hide? No. Instead of licking our wounds, we rose from the ashes, patched our injured, buried our dead, and stood as one against the enemy...much like we had almost sixty years before. The sleeping giant came out of her slumber.
That's what makes America an amazing nation.
We're diverse in culture and history. A young nation by the world's standards, yes...but when confronted, we unite and rise to the challenge. Not to conquer, but to defend.
So, has this great nation slipped into a doze once again? Become tired and sleepy? More worried about our next trip to the grocery store than the safety of our children?
What will rouse the sleeping giant again? A frightening question.
Until then...be vigilant, pray, and remember...