I’m sure many of us are in the same boat as we sit back today and wonder how 11 years have gone by since the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. The moment when we found out – where we were, what we were thinking, all of our questions – are still so vivid that it surely doesn’t feel like 11 years have passed.
September 11th is one of those days that gives pause to every American’s busy day. Just saying the words, that date, you can’t help but picture the symbol of our financial fortitude, the World Trade Center buildings, burning and ultimately crumbling down to the ground. You can’t help thinking about how our country’s defense headquarters, the Pentagon, looked like a war zone and you’ll never forget the words of the heroes on Flight 93 – “let’s roll” – whose bravery ultimately drove a plane into the ground instead of another building. On this day, so many Americans helped other Americans regardless of faith, political persuasions, or their own safety. Sure this year’s an election year, when convictions and contentiousness are at their highest, but let us pause today to remember that while 9/11 was truly one of the lowest days in America’s history, something wonderful was displayed – American spirit, bravery, and sincere kindness. We should work vigorously to retain these intangible displays of kinship that showed the world that, while we could be attacked, we could not be broken. In remembrance of 9/11, hopefully we can all take a step back and remember that we’re a country who sticks together during tough times – not tears one another apart.
Ultimately, 11 years later, we can hope for a lot as a result of 9/11. We can hope for better airport security, better intelligence, and, obviously, less terror. But, most importantly, we can hope that with the passage of 11 years the old adage, time heals all wounds, has truly been realized for the victims’ families.
Our prayers are with all those who lost someone, or who suffered from the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Note: @Sistervative will not be tweeting today in honor of the victims and their families. There are bigger things in life than the failure that is Obama. We will resume our fight tomorrow.