With only 56 days left before the 2012 presidential election, voters continue to see both sides of the aisle attack one another. It often makes them wonder- Will our nation ever feel like it did before the terrorist attacks on 9/11? Our country united in a way it had never done before. Strangers were helping strangers with no expectation of receiving anything in return. As a nation, we were able to show the world that taking innocent American lives would not destroy our country, it would only make her stronger. The outpouring of emotions was overwhelming. The sense of unity was breathtaking.
The 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks is a time to stop and remember not only those whose lives were taken, but all of those affected by this horrific tragedy. This includes everyone from the families of those who were lost to the first responders and the millions of Americans who suffered along with them. Our entire nation was traumatized on this day 11 short years ago.
As the political arena continues to heat up and the attacks fly, one wonders out loud, “Would it take another tragedy like this to bring us back together?” This is a terrifying thought. To see such rifts among the citizens of this grand nation is disheartening to many, but the thought that nothing aside from another attack on American soil might be the only thing that could bring us all back together is far worse.
On this day, the anniversary of the worst attack on Americans on American soil in the history of our nation, we must all pause and remember. Remember what makes us the most powerful and wonderful nation in the World. We must remember that like any family, we may fight among ourselves, but if you hurt one of our own, we will not sit idly by and accept it. We must honor those lost and the suffering of the rest of us by taking a moment and remembering that we are all in this together. If we continue the fighting and ugliness, we are forgetting this important fact.
In memory of this day, with hope for a better tomorrow, we need to lock arms and stand as one. We must care for our fellow man in need the same as we care for our own family members in need. We must pull together and heal our nation. This day, above any other day, should be able to create this bond and this sense of unity. Together, we are the strongest, proudest, freest nation in the World. Please remember…
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