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Date: 09/21/2001 02:32 AM EDT
From: A Michigan Family
To: President George W. Bush
Subject: Children's Questions
Dear Mr. President,
Thank you for your very eloquent speech to the Congress.
As my two nine-year-old sons sat with their mother and I listening and watching your speech, my one son asked, " Is all of this because of what happened last week to the people in New York and Washington?" I said, "Yes it is."
He said, "Daddy, this must be pretty important, isn't it?" I said, "Yes it is."
He said, "Couldn't we just close all of the tunnels and bridges and airports to the rest of the world so that no one could get in?" I answered to him that doing that would not let Americans be free. We would be defeating our selves instead of defeating the terrorists.
He said, "Is The President going to make sure that we will be free?" I said that The President, our neighbors, our soldiers, and our family will make sure that America will always be free.
"Good", he said, "This is important. Its good to be free. We should always be free."
My heart swelled with the pride that a father can only feel for his son, knowing that even at nine years old, a boy in America understands what the terrorists will never know.
God Bless us all.
A Michigan Family
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