The symbolism of the twin beams of light as they thrust skyward from the site of the now ruined but once majestic twin towers in New York is obvious to all who see them. The first time I saw those twin lights on my television screen, I thought...

The symbolism of the twin beams of light as they thrust skyward from the site of the now ruined but once majestic twin towers in New York is obvious to all who see them.

The first time I saw those twin lights on my television screen, I thought: what a wonderful tribute, what a magnificent way to celebrate and remember the lives of the nearly three thousand people who died there on 9/ll. As their families and friends know, those lights carry a heart-warming message of both encouragement and defiance that is far beyond the power of any of our well meaning attempts to comfort them. But, there is more to it than that.

In my lifetime, there was only one other occasion that compares with 9/ll. That was December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor Day. I was fourteen years old back then. We first heard the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor as it was announced on our family radio that Sunday afternoon. The next day, everyone in my school gathered in the auditorium and together, we listened as President Roosevelt’s declaration of war was announced to the nation, the world and us.

The sleeping giant, that was the USA, was awakened by the attack on Pearl Harbor. We went to war. Then, with the attack on 9/11, the sleeping giant was re-awakened. President Bush immediately declared war on terrorism. As we knew in 1941, and again in 2001, as one nation under God, we have a worldwide responsibility to fight for and defend the freedom of people everywhere…or else.

Back in WW2, and in today’s 9/ll, lives were both lost and changed. As Americans we will always enthusiastically rise to the challenge to: pray, work and support the God-given rights of all people, everywhere to live in freedom. This means, as citizens, we must enthusiastically vow to support patriotism, our troops, and our leaders.

Look again at the Twin Tower lights. Notice this: Americans placed them there. Americans turned them on. And, in addition, Americans aim them toward the heavens where God, who is the source of our strength, lives.

Remember, terrorism can only live in darkness. Light destroys darkness. Obviously, the awesome lights of those Twin Towers symbolize America’s determination to destroy terrorism’s darkness with light - so people everywhere can live in peace and freedom.

Now that Bin Laden is dead - we are again united, and more determined than ever to destroy terrorism - everywhere!

By: Terry L. Weber
http://www.originalsbyweber.net
http://www.yrret.stirsite.com/twintwr.html (go here to see the Twin Tower Lights picture.

Author's Bio: 

Terry Weber is a retired advertising/direct mail sales letter copywriter and inventor of several useful items. Terry and his wife Doris were Habitat For Humanity, RV Care-A- Vanners who, for the past eight years volunteered to help build more than 39 houses all over the USA. They traveled to and from the 2-week long builds in their RV. The money they make on their website helped them pay their expenses to and from those volunteer Habitat builds.

P.S. Due to the high cost of gasoline and some recent health problems we can no longer drive the RV to Habitat builds. The RV has been sold. If you want to "give back" try joining Habitat For Humanity. It is both rewarding and lots of fun to help a hard working, needy family get an affordable home of their own.

Note: This is a "hands-up" not a "hand-out" program. The new owners of a Habitat house have a no- interest mortgage and no down payment is required. Their children then have a place they can point to and say: "My house! My home!" (Amen!)