Saturday, September 10, 2005

Isaias Rivera                           Robert Pattison

Let us never forget the tragic events that led to the death of two of CBSs finest employees. May their families find the peace in their hearts that strengthens their resolve. We ask that this treachery never again befalls any one, anywhere that freedom lives. I felt that sentiment later in the month of the treacherous attack on our nation. But, now, with the death toll climbing of our military forces in the fight for the freedom of people in the oppressed countries of the world, I dont want to become complacent and accept the higher body count with a blasé attitude. We, at CBS, lost two coworkers who became the first casualties of the war on terrorism. They are not listed in the daily body counts, nor are they considered killed in action, along with the military. We will never forget them. As the innocent victims of such a cowardly act they become symbolic heroes in the fight against evil. There are other members of the broadcast industry that lost their lives on that memorable day of infamy. They too, should be eulogized along with our own family members. And it goes with out saying, that all those who died in that holocaust showed the fight-back-courage that is inherent in our American system of freedom of choices. September 11th should not be the catch phrase for the politicians to gather votes, but a day for all Americans to realize that the battlefield is now at our doorstep and to be ever on guard for the evil of terrorism to fester in our midst. Once again, we pray for their immortal souls and hope that there is a softening of the pain their families felt because of their loss.
For the CBS Retirees website staff,
Tony Cucurullo