Never Forget

Never Forget

National Reflection

On September 11, 2001, our nation was attacked in a cowardly and evil way, stripping away our national innocence and plunging us into a decades-long war against an ideology of hate. It was a wound that hurt us deeply, and to this day, we still don’t fully understand the depth and breadth of the damage done to the American psyche and soul. But along with the hurt, it built a resolve that, despite the ebb and flow of political fortunes, steeled us against such future attacks and solidified our resolve to prevent anything like it in the future.

Blood and Treasure

The blood and treasure lost on 9/11 haunt us, and to this day, we still don’t know the full nature and number of souls we lost. We’re continuing to lose people to the tragedy as the men and women of the military, police, fire, and rescue continue to pass from health complications received from running into, instead of away from, the danger. We can never repay the bravery of those heroes, no matter how we honor their valor and memory.

Cautionary Tale

That honoring also carries a cautionary tale, one we seem to forget as our border deteriorates, and we allow untold numbers to cross into our country without regard for their backgrounds and intentions. While we may fly Old Glory to remind us of what was lost, we must also redouble our resolve against what may happen. The ultimate recognition of the sacrifices made that day is standing against such an event in the future. We need to redouble that sense of urgency and regain our national backbone to ensure we don’t let it happen again.

American Greatness

I believe in the greatness of the people of this nation and would hate to see us become more complacent than we already seem to be. On this somber remembrance of the battle we’re waging against those who would destroy our way of life, I implore you to join me in mourning the loss but also standing up to the tyranny of hate and the seeds of destruction that resulted in the events of 9/11/2001.