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18 years

September 11, 2019

18 years and I am still so angry I could eat nails. My version of “coming to peace” with those who would and have harmed my country, or assisted others in doing so, is to argue they should be wiped from the face of the earth, their water supply poisoned, and salt sown deeply into the ground. To that end, I would return to active duty.

It is possible I have some anger issues about 9/11. Yeah. I absolutely do.

I know there is a better way.

I also know this: When my kids were still kids, each of them, at some point, asked me in their childlike way some version of “how should I respond if I am physically attacked?” My answer remains the same. Violently. Sudden, decisive and overwhelming violence.

I really need to work on this, and yet… Never forget.

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  1. OldNFO permalink

    Never will forget. I lost friends that day in the Pentagon.

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