After 9/11: Will Remembrance Lead Us Back to Unity?


Posted: Sep 15, 2021 12:01 AM

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This week we honored the 2,977 Americans who lost their lives in the most deadly attack against the United States in history. Like Pearl Harbor Day, 9/11/01 is a day that should live in infamy. But will it? Will we remember what we learned that day?

On that crisp New York morning, America was attacked by those who hate freedom, hate democracy, and hate peace. For a brief moment in this fresh, young century, still filled with hope and promise, these 50 states were indeed United. We stood together with one voice and we said to the world, “We are not afraid and we will not be silenced.” 

And while I was never more heartbroken for my country than on 9/11, I was never more proud of our nation than on that September day. The world watched to see whether that star-spangled banner yet waved o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave. And thank God, every American from

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