A Time to Endure

By Ryan Cox
March 25, 2004

Cecelia Francisco

It has come to the attention of myself and many other Americans that this great nation has had to endure, throughout history, events that have continued to threaten our nation’s own founding principle: Freedom. Events so horrific in design, that they have raised the masses into fearing daily routines, daily actions, and basic functions of living.

On Dec. 7, 1941, bombs fell from the sky like jagged-hot pieces of twisted hopes and dreams. On this day, a day of hellish uncertainty, our nation had to endure. On Nov. 22, 1963, Americans joined together to bid farewell to our fallen commander-in-chief, who so admirably and gracefully gave America a glimpse of a better future. Once again, our nation had to endure.

This nation was built on sacrifice, on the sweat and blood of our forefathers. America has seen great heroes and heroines, each adding to the distinctiveness and greatness of our well-known pride. It is this strong sense of pride that has angered many that follow the repressive teachings of the infamous Osama Bin Laden. Let us not forget the lives lost on September 11th, 2001, their memory and sacrifice will never take a backseat to the definition of courage, strength, and honor. Let us instead see this event for what it really is, an act of coward ness to the highest degree, a desperate measure taken by a desperate people. John F. Kennedy once said: ” The stories of past courage can teach, they can offer hope, they can provide inspiration, but they cannot supply courage

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