by Mark Decker, M.D.
American Reporter Reader
West Bend, Wisc.
October 10, 2001
A MEMORIAL FOR HEROES OF FLIGHT 93
WEST BEND, Wisc. -- I believe we should establish a national monument at the 9/11 crash site of United Airlines Flight 93, Somerset County, Pa., to honor all the victims of terrorism in America.
The passengers on Flight 93 kept the terrorists from destroying another Pentagon or World Trade Center. They fought for America when the rest of America could not fight with them. They were the first Americans to see the war and face the enemy head on -- and they defeated them. That courage, that defense of country, that defense of humanity against absolute evil speaks highly of them and of America. These were our citizen soldiers, not our Marines, Army, Navy or Air Force.
And that is the lesson for terrorists around the world.
We will find no better example of what it means to be an American,to stand up for America or to stand up against evil for all mankind. We need to honor them and remember them and all who suffered on this "day in infamy." Please contact your representatives in Congress on their behalf via http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/.
This is war. They were our soldiers. This was their Pearl Harbor. I am proud of their bravery and sacrifice for country and humanity.
Mark Decker, M.D.