Today, September 11th, is our generation's Pearl Harbor. And now, some 70+ years after WW-II, we consider the Japanese allies, commerce partners and the country, a nice place to visit. Can you imagine a day when we will have a change of heart and feel that way about the middle eastern countries that have harbored terrorists? I can't. Once your soul is tattooed with the images of such a horrific event, it changes you forever. My 88-year old father served in WW-II and was part of the second wave of soldiers on to Iwo Jima. He will never get past what the Japanese did to the USA. In that war the enemy was well defined and easy to spot. In our war on terror, our enemies are not easy to spot and are hidden amongst us.
The point of this blog is to remind us all that vigilance is necessary and on-going. Preparedness is something that gets a lot traction right after an event. Don't let your guard down. Dust off those WMD and mass casualty plans-- update them and refresh your training on them. Being aware and prepared-- wouldn't we all be a lot safer if everyone was?