Like many, I remember where I was and what I was doing the morning of September 11, 2001. And it wasn’t anywhere near New York or D.C. But I do remember feeling sad, confused and angry.
But in the days after, I was inspired by efforts to give — give blood, donate money, send comforting items to children. And I did these things, partaking in national unity that seems so far away.
Can we unite again for the good of the country? As I reflect on 9/11, and the current state of things in the U.S., I wonder how we could have squandered so much hope — and there was hope as the country banded together — for the future in such a short time.
9/11 is an important date, and it should be remembered. The losses and sacrifices that came of it demand that we take notice.