Last night my heart was in my stomach as I watched the imagery on the TV screen. The archived footage of all who filmed that tragic day will remain in my memory always. I wanted to talk to the screen and tell them not to go in, as I know how the story ends. The firefighters walking into the towers of the World Trade Center will never know that they will not return.
Those who survived were covered in a layer of white so thick that they could barely breathe. The footage showed them hacking and gasping for air as their lungs were filled with what was once a skyscraper.
Nine years later, these men and women will never be forgotten, or will they? It seems our politics are getting in the way of the needs for these fallen heroes. You have cancer now? Ah, well, too bad. And we're not going to pass a health bill for you either.
The Republican party said, "NO!" to these 9/11 Heroes. For a party that claims to be Patriots, I see nothing American about it.