Reprinted from an article on after 9/11/2001.

It was the most horrific act of terrorism our country has ever witnessed — these photos (below) showing the World Trade Center were captured from the office window of our columnist, Susan Lagazo.  I received the photo of the plane yesterday from another friend.

On this International Day of Peace a group of well coached cowards in a barbaric act unprecedented in our country’s history hijacked and then crashed into the twin World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon and a field south of Pittsburg, four commercial Airliners. The Pittsburg crash was not planned and its suspected target is speculated to be the Capital Building. The loss of life will be in the thousands. The financial impact will be in the billions … and the scars on our hearts will be immeasurable.

Now is the time for us to come together with a resolve seldom seen in the US. We are a good people who value life and only desire a world at peace. We are, for the most part naive and innocent when it comes to the terrorist mindset. It is hard for us to image a hatred for us so strong that the result would be what happened yesterday. This single act will change the way we look at the world and ourselves for decades.

From all of us at Bowhunting Net, our prayers go out for the many victims and their families. Our total support is behind President Bush who now must launch a full investigation to discover the perpetrators and those who harbor and support them. These individual must be hunted down and brought to a swift conclusion. The American people and our allies around the world will accept nothing less.

Sept 11, 2001 was our wake up call..

For now, the immediate job at hand is to seek out all possible victims that are still alive. We need to get back to our jobs, morn, repair and rebuild the damage. We need to comfort those who are affected directly by this event and we need to ensure that something like this will never happen again.

Americans are strong and when tested have overcome all obstacles to keep our way of life. And we will do it now.

Rich Walton


The Bowhunting Netcenter