Recent news has filtered through in the days after America’s 20th anniversary of 9/11 of disrespect shown towards both our Armed Forces killed in Afghanistan last month and of the memories of First Responders and others killed by the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.
One of the more galling was the “protest” against “Islamophobia” by a Washington University (St. Louis, MO) Senior named Fadel Alkilani who removed 2977 flags from a 9/11 Never Forget display and put them into trash bags. The display was to commemorate the 2977 victims of the terror attacks. This quickly became a news story about Islamophobia!
How easily they forget the words found in the Muslim Hadith texts Sahih al-Bukhari 2977, Narrated by Abu Huraira ascribing to Muhammad the words: ”I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy)”. On September 11th 2001, the victims were killed by Islamic perpetrators.
Michael Letts sat down with Bill McIntosh to pay tribute to the deceased first responders from the 9/11 attacks and to praise the mass outpouring of solidarity by first responders nationwide faced with the daunting task of the recovery of the bodies in the rubble of Ground Zero in Manhattan in the days immediately after 9/11, Letts was part of a larger group of over 100 South Carolinians who proceeded to New York City by Car within 72 hours of the attacks.
The effort was unforgettable. Michael Letts recalled:
“Groups [of first responders] all across the country transpired. People from California, imagine they were willing to drive eight shifts, drive the whole way through to be there [at Ground Zero]to stand shoulder to shoulder to show them, “we’re here for you, we’re gonna support you, we’re gonna do what we can to get through this as a nation together”.
Michael Letts organization In-VestUSA, is a national grassroots non-profit organization that is helping hundreds of communities provide thousands of bullet-proof vests for their police forces through educational, public relations, sponsorship, and fundraising programs.
People are urged to adopt a first responder in their respective communities in need of body armor and to conduct fund raisers in their neighborhoods or through church groups through car washes, bake sales, mass hair cuttings, garage sales, fish fries, cook out events or other ways to raise money. Protective vests cost www.investusa.org approximately $750 and organizing a fundraiser is a superlative way to show you stand for the Police in your cities, towns and villages.