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Sep 08

Freedom- Sports Talk With Anthony Bonelli And More

In the profession of journalism one of the requirements of the job of being a journalist is to find the right word or words to perfectly describe a story. The ultimate goal of a journalist is to give their reader or viewer a vivid picture of the latest occurrences in the world and their respective communities. There are no words to describe what occurred on September 11, 2001, which amazingly occurred 14 years ago Friday. I do not have any inspirational sayings or quotes from any famous people to help my readers understand what occurred on that day, nor do I want to give my readers a vivid picture of what occurred on that tragic day.

Journalists are given the very difficult task of trying to let their readers or viewers feel their emotions through their word usage or their facial expressions. I hope from reading this blog you feel my greatest feeling of gratitude towards our Armed Forces, and all the people who protect our freedoms, and my greatest feeling of sadness towards those who lost their loved ones on that tragic day.

As individuals I believe it is human nature to take certain things for granted, in my opinion prior to September 11 our freedoms that we enjoy in life would be categorized as one of those things that we take for granted. I sometimes feel like we as Americans think other countries are inferior to us, because they do not have the same resources, or experience the same freedoms that we enjoy. Every day I try and learn something new about life, on that specific day, and I do not think I am alone in saying this, I learned that no one or no country is superior to another.
To those who lost loved ones on that day, 14 years later a piece of my heart is still broken for all of you, I cannot even imagine the pain you feel every day. Words will not take the pain away but I hope as my readers, you feel my emotions, and my greatest feeling of sadness. This was a senseless act that required the reconstruction of some iconic buildings, although I realize we cannot change history, we can continue to exhibit the qualities of a strong nation,

To those who protect our freedoms, there are not enough words in the dictionary to express my gratitude towards all of you. Many members of my family are part of the police force, the fire department, and are veterans of the Armed Forces, that being said you already had a special place in my heart prior to September 11, 2001. After witnessing what you have done for America and how you responded to the adversity of that day, I now have a greater respect for your respective professions, and I thank you for all that you do for America from the bottom of my heart.

I ask all of you who are reading this blog to stop reading for a moment and just think about all of the freedoms we take for granted, and then think about how we as individuals can greater appreciate the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Every blog that I write has a purpose; the purpose of this one is to remind everyone to be thankful for the freedoms that we enjoy.