Random Steven Kippel on 11 Sep 2008

A day to remember

A day to remember

Today I want to talk briefly about the infamous day seven years ago when the whole world changed. September 11, 2001.

Even seven years later, this is a very emotional day. I still see the signs and stickers that say, “Never forget.” I doubt anyone will ever forget, they don’t need reminding. This has changed the way people live, the way they think and act.

This morning I turned on the television and one channel was playing the news footage from that morning in its entirety. I couldn’t handle it. Yes, it’s a terrible day, but I don’t want to relive it every year.

Many politicians and pundits have politicized the day, they’ve profited from one of the worst events in US history. But so many more have truly shown their character through the hard times, and have found common ground with one another. Some people talk about the unity that followed as if the tragedy was cause of positive change in our nation. I wouldn’t say it was good, it was different. This country has always valued unity, charity and community.

Though we should never romanticize this day, we should also never let it hold us back.

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