september 11

How we’ve changed since 9/11/01

19 years ago today, the twin towers of the World Trade Center were felled by Islamic suicidal soldiers who hijacked commercial flights and piloted the planes into the towers. The country was largely united after those events. The support for President Bush and Mayor Giuliani was high. Love for firefighters and police officers was off the charts. They were heroes wherever they went. Just 19 years ago… one set of events, unified understanding of what happened, what it meant, and that we were all hurt by it. As you think about 9/11 in the year 2020, can you conceive…

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Remembering 9/11

One reason we remember 9/11 is because it’s the most significant, and closest thing we have to an act of war in most of our lifetimes. There’s no purpose to arguing whether or not Pearl Harbor was more important or significant than 9/11. One got us into a world war, and the other let us know we were years behind in a war being fought against us. I think the significance of 9/11 is that never, before then, have we, the United States, truly understood the lengths at which some people on the other side of the world will…

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