It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years.
Today is a very difficult day for millions of Americans. The tragic events of September 11th, 2001 changed the entire world forever and serverd to usher in our modern era of politics, warfare, and diplomacy.
Despite our political differences, I ask all of you to please band together with your fellow Americans today. Remember how we treated one another after the attacks. We were all able to put our differences aside and come together as a people in solidarity against the barbarism of modern terrorism and the pointless destruction of thousands of innocent lives.
Look at how far we have fallen as a society since then. Entire groups of people are seething mad at one another all of the time for things when compared to the attacks of September 11th are trivial. This is why we must never forget. Sadly, there is an entire generation of young adults that do not remember.
As a native New Yorker, who was serving on Active-Duty at McGuire AFB, NJ at the time of the attacks this hits home hard for me today, as it does for my wife who lost her Aunt in Tower 1.
We all have our unique experience today. Share them if you’d like or just quietly reflect upon them. Be respectful. Learn from your fellow Americans. But most importantly, refrain from personal attacks. We were all attacked on this day and managed to come together. I see no reason that we couldn’t do that again.