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Friday, April 28, 2006

Flight 93

The movie about United Flight 93 opens this weekend to much controversy. Many people are saying it's just too early to see that horrible day depicted on the big screen or any screen. The film has lots of support from many of the families of the brave people who died on that flight, but others strongly object.

I don't plan to see the movie, but I don't think it's "too early" to show it. When would it not be too early? The fact is it's difficult to see how much harm to individuals and our country a few bad people can inflict.

I recently watched a History Channel special on the conspiracy theories surrounding the murder of JFK. The documentary concluded there was no conspiracy and explained how people latch on to conspiracy theories when the truth is just to simple and painful to except. I think a similar thing is happening here. It's difficult to realize just how vulnerable we really are, but we do need to remind ourselves of that to prepare for and hopefully mitigate future attacks in the future.

It's also important to recognize and honor the brave men and women who died on that plan to save others and to protect our country from further harm.


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