Today is September 11 many memorials were held today remembering the tragedy that happened nine years ago. In our town the flags were flying at half mast. At the airport helicopters were being used to train young soldiers. As I watched them, I felt grateful that they are willing to fight to defend our country. It is wonderful that they are willing to risk their lives in defending our country. A few years ago a young man from our town was killed in Iraq. Just a couple of months ago another young man from our town was caught in an explosion and lost both of his legs. It would be a wonderful world if we could eliminate war. Until that day, I am grateful for those who are willing to give their all in defending our country.