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Five years later: 9-11 commemorations

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Five years after the devastating attacks of September 11, 2001, Lead Street Survival Seminar Instructor Dave Smith says it is important to take a moment to remember the lives lost today and reaffirm the need for vigilance.
"We need to always take the time around this day to remember the sacrifice of our brothers and sisters," Smith said. "But we also need to take time in this moment of refection to remember that these sacrifices obligates you to do what you can to stop it from happening again."
Smith said there are good aspects to take away from this day, and it should not become just a day of mourning. In the future 9-11 will probably turning into a national day of remembrance, but mourning is just lamentations.
"When remembering their courage, heroism and sacrifice give thanks for those men and women and reaffirm that we will not let them down. We owe that to them and the future generations."

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