Not Since 9/11

@just4him (123866)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
July 9, 2016 12:00am CST
That's what they are calling the tragedy that took place last night. Nothing like this since 9/11. So how does one cope with the news? How does one get past the feelings like they've been raped, and they weren't even a victim? How does one look at their friends and neighbors without wondering who will be next? I remember September 11, 2001. It was a tragic and horrific day in history. Thousands of people lost their lives. The newscasters would end their nightly program, Good night and God bless. It was a time when our nation came together to face that tragedy and look for loved ones and gave their all, including their blood. Now we have another tragedy. One that hit those who do their best to protect the citizens of this country. I know there has been a lot said about police brutality, but we are not allowed to take matters into our own hands. It's against the law, the law those officers swore to uphold and protect. Do they make mistakes? Yes. Are they perfect? No. Do you make mistakes? Are you perfect? It's time to come together once again. It's time to stop trying to blame someone for what happened, and start helping. The saying is: If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. I don't want to be part of the problem. I want to be part of the solution, and part of that solution is to fall on our knees and pray for the men and women who decided to protect us and our loved ones. They wear uniforms, and yes, they carry a gun. One thing we forget is that they made a pledge an oath to die for you and me if they needed to. Those officers were doing their duty. They were defending the citizens of Dallas and doing their best to get to the people who were behind the tragedy. Several of them lost their lives in the performance of their duty. It was a sad day and one that will not be forgotten. Thank you for reading.
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@LadyDuck (170494)
• Switzerland
9 Jul 16
I remember very well the 9/11, it's a day that has changed history. The violence calls for violence, there will be an escalation. Nobody is perfect and what this man did is wrong.
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@just4him (123866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jul 16
Yes, it was very wrong. I see an escalation in violence too since 9/11 and especially with the ISIS crisis going on around the world.
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@LadyDuck (170494)
• Switzerland
10 Jul 16
@just4him So true, ISIS is an incredible danger for all the free world and it seems that most of the governments have not realized how dangerous it is.
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@sallypup (27969)
• Moses Lake, Washington
9 Jul 16
I think its hitting both my husband and I personally cause of our own recent loss. We're escaping into our shells our own way- he's reading quite a bit and I'm finding Phyllis Dillar and Roger Miller. The loss is something we'll carry forever; a family tale whether we like it or not.
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@just4him (123866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jul 16
I'm sorry for your recent loss.
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@sallypup (27969)
• Moses Lake, Washington
9 Jul 16
@just4him Thank you. A dog came to us for shelter. We did our best for him and yes, finally his guardian returned and wanted him back. By then we'd welcomed him to the family. It sounded like the guardian- keeping the dog for a relative- did not have a fenced, safe yard for the dog. BUT the law said that the little guy was not ours to keep so he had to go. We hug each other and hope he is okay. We miss him deeply.
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@just4him (123866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jul 16
@sallypup That is so sad. I hope the dog will be good with his owner.
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@jstory07 (69069)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Jul 16
It is time to come up with a way to end these kind of things from happening.
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@just4him (123866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jul 16
Yes it is. I fear it will only get worse. This person was in the Army. Perhaps before they discharge them after being in war as he was, they need to do some major convalescence time so they can handle society again. I don't know what it will take, but that's just a thought.
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@ridingbet (57740)
• Philippines
9 Jul 16
who can never forget 9/11? it was the most serious terrorist attack ever
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@just4him (123866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jul 16
Yes it was, and what happened in Dallas a couple nights ago was horrific as well.
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@ridingbet (57740)
• Philippines
16 Jul 16
@just4him i know about that, but the terrorists are so active now, like that event in France
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@just4him (123866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul 16
@ridingbet Another horrible and tragic incident that just leaves us numb.
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• United States
9 Jul 16
It certainly is a sad world we're living in these days
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@just4him (123866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jul 16
Yes it is.
@BettyB (4212)
• Summerville, South Carolina
9 Jul 16
The world has gone crazy. Prayer, a lot of it, would make a difference.
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@just4him (123866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jul 16
I agree. Prayer changes things.
@alberello75 (18372)
• Genova, Italy
9 Jul 16
I agree. We can not forget in time tragedies like these! It will be perhaps the guilty of the global crisis that brings the human being to do such atrocities?
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@just4him (123866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jul 16
It will be hard to forget any of the tragedies that have happened and are happening around the globe.
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@Lucky15 (33720)
• Philippines
9 Jul 16
Tragic day ;(
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@just4him (123866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jul 16
Yes it was.
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@sugartoes (41954)
• Greencastle, Indiana
9 Jul 16
AMEN I agree a 100 % with everything you said here AMEN you hit the NAIL on the head with this one we need to think on this.
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@just4him (123866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jul 16
Thank you so much.
@AutumnSnow (4583)
9 Jul 16
It seems to be like some kind of snow ball effect and it has got to stop. I remember 911 very clearly it. My husband and his troop ended up being one of first ones to be sent to Iraq I had just had our daughter he got to see her for a couple of weeks and he to leave.
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@just4him (123866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jul 16
Yes, it does seem like a snowball effect. Once started you can't stop them. But somehow we must find a way to do so. I'm sorry your husband was called to Iraq so soon after 9/11. I hope he returned.
@Deepizzaguy (14510)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
9 Jul 16
Even though policemen make errors in judgement form time to time with people they meet, it does not give anyone a license to murder them in cold blood due to the color of their skin. Whatever happened to "Live and let live?" Or "Revenge only kills your soul and poisons it." Perhaps Johnny Storm (The Torch) of The Fantastic Four said it best "Revenge only causes more wounds instead of healing them."