On Tuesday

On Monday we emailed jokes

On Tuesday we did not

On Monday we thought that we were secure

On Tuesday we learned better

On Monday we were talking about heroes as being athletes

On Tuesday we relearned who our heroes are

On Monday we were irritated that our rebate checks had not arrived

On Tuesday we gave money away to people we had never met

On Monday we exchanged heated words about prayer in schools


On Tuesday you would have been hard pressed to find a school where someonewas not praying

On Monday people argued with their kids about picking up their room

On Tuesday the same people could not get home fast enough to hug their kids

On Monday people were upset that they had to wait 6 minutes in a fast fooddrive through line

On Tuesday people didn't care about waiting up to 6 hours to give blood forthe dying

On Monday we waved our flags signifying our cultural diversity


On Tuesday we waved only the American flag

On Monday there were people trying to separate each other by race, sex,color and creed

On Tuesday they were all holding hands


On Monday we were men or women, black or white, old or young, rich or poor,gay or straight, of differing religions.

On Tuesday we were Americans

On Monday politicians argued about budget surpluses

On Tuesday grief stricken they sang 'God Bless America'

On Monday the President was going to Florida to read to children

On Tuesday he returned to Washington to protect our children

On Monday we had families

On Tuesday we had orphans

On Monday people went to work as usual

On Tuesday they died

On Monday we argued about posting the Ten Commandments in public placesOn Tuesday we all cried "Thou Shalt Not Kill!"It is sadly ironic how it takes horrific events to place things into perspective, but it has. The lessons learned this week, the things we havetaken for granted, the things that have been forgotten or overlooked,hopefully will never be forgotten again.

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