In the war of ideas, sometimes you win small battles in the midst of losing a war.
The local media narrative surrounding the anti-American elements of the 9/11 Memorial is reflected in Sunday’s story by Matt Benson:
Most famously, in the months leading up to the 2006 general election, GOP gubernatorial candidate Len Munsil vowed to tear down the memorial if elected. He wasn’t.
Of course that’s true as far as it goes. But here is the part of this story the media always seems to forget about. As I concluded my speech at the Memorial two weeks after it was dedicated, on Sept. 25, 2006, I said:
The new monument will include at least these three phrases from 9-11 that are missing here:
Phrase No. 1 — “Let’s Roll”
Phrase No. 2 — “United We Stand” and
Phrase No. 3 — “God Bless America”!
And now, nearly two years and a few revisions to the Memorial later, there is this from today’s story in the Republic:
Inscriptions added to new plaque:
• “Let’s Roll” – Todd Morgan Beamer, a passenger on United Flight 93
• United We Stand
• God Bless America
Still waiting for my “thank you” note from the Commission. Not holding my breath.