Osama Bin Laden is dead! America is celebrating outside the White House and at Ground Zero, which is most appropriate given the heinous crimes that took place close to ten years ago this year. I am called to remember what President George W. Bush said shortly after this heinous attack on our homeland:
We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter; and we will not fail
We are Americans and it is through our ancestors, the founding father’s, that our strong resolve was born. The thought of wavering, tiring or even faltering was never a factor in the end.
News of jubliant celebrations soon began to be heralded as people gathered in front of the White House and Ground Zero waving flags and singing our national Anthem. However, those sites are not the only ones that Americans chose to celebrate, many in the Dallas area gathered outside the residence of our former President GW Bush. Bush chose not to make an on camera statement but released this via his facebook page:
Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude. This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done
I am so proud of our Navy Seals for overtaking the compound in which this evil one lay hiding…not one of them injured…they offered Bin Laden a chance to surrender but to no avail and he was shot in the head. News reports is that he [Osama Bin Laden] was laid to rest given full Muslim rites and entombed to the sea to prevent his followers from making a memorial to continue to honor this most evil of men.
So in closing I want to again show tribute to our men and women who selfishly sacrifice so much for us and invite you to listen to “Eternal Father” the Naval Hymn…Thank God that we live in the land of the free and the home of the brave…..