Citizens in the US were changed by the events of September 11, 2001. We will never be quite so trusting, quite so naive again. It hits me every year.
Today is September 12.
We are vigilant.
The land in GriggsDakota was calm yesterday.
As was the water.
Are we safer today than we were yesterday?
I, of course, have no sure answer.
Although I doubt we are safer, I believe we are better.
America will always need vigilance.
There will be sacrifice in the future as there has been in the past.
All of life flourishes on sacrifices, great and small.
Seed to plant to flower to seed.
Sacrifice is necessary for families to continue.
We continue to sacrifice for a better life for the next generation.
As long as there are hungry people in the world, GriggsDakota has a purpose.
As long as we are energy dependent, there is work to do.
We want America to fly free.
Today, September 12, we breathe a sigh of relief in Griggs Dakota.
We made it. We are here on September 12.
Today we continue.