Tuesday, September 11, 2001 was one of the worst days in American History. On a beautiful summer morning, hijackers overcame flight crews and used four airplanes as weapons of terrible destruction in an attempt to destroy our nation. Those hijackers slammed their planes into the World Trade Center in New York City, The Pentagon in Washington D.C. and a deserted field in Pennsylvania taking the lives of nearly 3,000 people.
For those of us who were not in NYC that day, we watched the terror unfold on TV not believing what we were watching. As the towers fell, our nation collectively fell to its knees, but not for long.
Little did those terrorists know, their actions would strengthen our nation…but only for a short time.
It was amazing to see search and rescue teams and clean-up crews at Ground Zero chant, “USA! USA! USA!” in one of our nations most liberal cities. People around the country proudly displayed our nation’s flag. We were proud to be Americans. Nothing was going to take us down!
Fast forward 18 years. Today, our country is deeply divided on every issue. We can’t even show support for our law enforcement officers or the second amendment without fear that we will be attacked by the left. They call us idiots if we disagree with their position on climate change and heartless if we don’t allow open borders. Worst of all, some seem to think it’s OK to kneel during our national anthem.
Honestly, I miss Wednesday, September 12th and the days following the attacks. We were of one heart knit together for the sake of our country. I don’t think we have ever been more united since 9/12/2001. What has happened in those last 18 years? Will it take another horrific day like 9/11/01 to unite us again?
May we never forget the lives stolen from us on that day.