The President doing a news conference after midnight is a big deal. When I heard about it, my first thoughts were what new threat are we facing, or what devastation has happened. Then, news organizations began to report the death of Osama Bin Laden.
I still remember vividly the morning of September 11th, 2001, as I’m sure most people do. Sitting in a classroom studying film for an upcoming football game is what I was doing. Suddenly, someone came in and said there had been a plane crash into a tall building in New York City. The first announcement seemed tragic, but not evil. It came off to me like any plane crash. However, when the second plane hit the news channel was turned on, and we began to realize that this was not some accident, but a dileberate attack on our countrymen.
As a Christian, my citizenship is in heaven and my true countrymen are those who have been united together by the blood of Christ. However, I was also born in the United States of America. I have submitted myself to this government. I have enjoyed and been blessed by the blessings of this country. I have a camraderie of customs, language, and culture with all her people. So when I realized this was a purposeful attack upon my countrymen, by a foreign enemy, I was hurt and angry.
Last night, I heard the news that the man behind the killing of those Americans and others (Pentagon, Flight 93, and other bombings) was dead. Killed by American Navy Seals in a compound in Pakistan. The President confirmed as much. Today’s news cycle has been dominated by the story.

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