9/11 – Remember Both Those Who Were Lost And The Ones Who Still Greive For Them

Posted on September 11, 2012

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New York (The Gaslamp Post) – Today marks the 11th anniversary of the day America was attacked on its own soil.  On this day in 2001, 19 muslims boarded aircraft with the intention of carrying out their mission of crippling us and killing as many Americans as possible.

This day reminds us of the shock and horror of that morning where so many victims, both civilian and responders, went to their graves without knowing why.  To this day those who endured bravely, knowing full well that they weren’t coming out alive, are remembered.

As time has slowly rolled on, we as a nation have begun the healing process, but not everyone has been able to put it past them.  For the survivors and those left behind, today is an ugly reminder of just how sick and evil this world can be.

For some, there is only loss, emptiness, and an ache that will never go away.

As we remember what happened on 9/11, let us also remember the days, weeks, and months that followed.  Let us remember that we as a nation came together and stood as one, while we tried desperately to put the pieces back together.

Inasmuch as I intend to steer clear of politics in all of this, as it has no place in this post, I would just like to remind all of you, each and every one of my American brothers and sisters, that after that day we stood united.

In that tragedy, people of all colors, creeds, political preferences, and economic positions lost their lives.  After that tragedy the same kind of people with the exact same kind of differences came together to try to pick up the pieces.

America, today although we remember a great tragedy, let us also remember the greatness for which our nation stands.  Let us not forget the lives lost and the sacrifices borne by many, that brought us all together.

Let us remember that though we may have a vast many personal differences, it is the fact that we are Americans, that we are held together.

Today we put aside our petty differences and honor our fallen.  Just as we extended our hands to aid our brothers and sisters in the aftermath of that day, so should we again extend our hands to those around us.

Tomorrow is another day, and at the end of it, too then shall we remain hopeful and united.  We stand united, eternally, as Americans.  One nation under God.