Closure after 10 years
Published by the Visayan Daily Star Publications, Inc.
|NINFA R. LEONARDIA|
Editor-in-Chief & President
NIDA A. BUENAFE
MAJA P. DELY
ANTONIO L. LEONARDIA|
Yesterday, the United States of America marked the tenth anniversary of what is probably the most horrible and despicable sneak attack ever experienced in its history. On that day, the 11th of September in the year 2001, soulless and robotic pilots hi-jacked two American commercial planes and hit the two showcase towers of the country, sending them crashing in flames and smoke to the ground, and killing thousands of people in it.
It was not only the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center that the mindless terror crew had targeted. Another hi-jacked plane also aimed its nose into one of the Pentagon buildings in Virginia, also wrecking havoc on it and causing the loss of lives to several people.
A third attempt was to have also hit their main target, the White House, residence and official seat of power in Washington, D.C. But the robots, clearly obeying without thinking the orders of their wicked leader, had not reckoned with the patriotic spirit of the aircraft passengers. The men, especially, realized the evil purpose of the persons at the cockpit, and decided to risk their lives by springing on them, aborting their plan on the White House.
Trust it to the Americans to present such a show as they did yesterday, to commemorate that day of infamy. This time, however, that was probably what their country needed, to see and accept closure to the long-festering grief they had been nursing all these ten years.
As some of those who spoke at the Ground Zero rites said, the time had come for them to move on. As one of the last to speak, who had lost a well-loved brother-in-law so aptly said, “We will all see each other again in heaven”.*