We remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice:
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914
Never forget the nearly 3000 individuals who were killed by Muslim terrorists 14 years ago today.
Two thousand, nine hundred and seventy-seven souls.
Two thousand, nine hundred and seventy-seven people murdered in cold blood by Muslim terrorists intent on jihad.
Never forget our dead. Never.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith
Killed by an Islamic terrorist on U.S. soil.
Murdered in cold blood.
Posted in Ideology, Islamic Terrorism, Open Threads, Remembrance, War
Tagged Chattanooga, GySgt Thomas J. Sullivan, Islamic terrorism, LCpl Squire "Skip" Wells, open thread, Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, Sgt Carson Holmquist, SSgt David Wyatt
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