September 11 -9 years ago today I was a newlywed married just over one month driving to work. My cell phone rings and it’s my mom. Nothing unusual in that. Only this time her words were not usual. Her words spoke of crashing planes and buildings being destroyed. They spoke of people losing their lives. I will never forget that call.
On this day we sat huddled in our cubicles at work…talking low, concerned about our friends, waiting on news. But we were banded together…Americans united in worry for our brothers and sisters. We rose together and reminded ourselves who we are. We reminded ourselves of what we believe in. We reminded ourselves that we the people are America. And when somebody messes with America that’s the end of it. We will not sit quietly by. We will lock arms and stand strong. We will show them that America is bold and beautiful. America is the greatest place on earth. And we banded with those from other countries as well. We stood together all over the world and said life is sacred and nobody -NOBODY messes with life. We will do what it takes to make life safe. There is no stopping a people united.
Seems like somehow we have forgotten some of this. We have lost sight of what really matters, but not today. No, today we remember. We remember the value of life. We remember those who lost theirs. We remember freedom is worth fighting for and honor is worth living for. We remember that no one can take this away from us unless we let them. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
WE REMEMBER WE ARE AMERICA.