9-11-2008

Leann Rimes – The Star Spangled Banner

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”

Today we pause and reflect once again on the power of these words and the vision they embody.

Today we pause and reflect upon the cost inflicted upon America, her citizens, and the world for our perseverance towards these ideals.

Today we pause and reflect upon the power of ignorance, intolerance, hatred, xenophobia and racisim.

Today we pause and reflect upon the damage a few dark souls can inflict.

Today we pause and reflect upon those who’s lives were senselessly stolen.

Today we pause and renew our vow to pursue and defend life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Today we pause and renew our vow to our fellow man, our nation, and our children.