Remembering 9/11- 15th Anniversary

Posted: September 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

9/11 is only a few days away. Do you remember the days and weeks afterwards, where as a nation we came together to pray, to support our first responders, to voice our fears but also our pride in this great country? Do you remember what our president said as he stood on the Pile addressing those brave men and women who were doing a job no one should ever be asked to do. So what have we become 15 years later?

We now listen daily to two presidential candidates who spew such negative rhetoric that it makes me ashamed to consider that one of them will represent our nation. One rattles on with unedited negative comments, while the other carefully Clorox’s the message hoping to sound “above it all”. What I am pointing out has nothing to do with their policies or which one has the best agenda. I am saying that the vitriol these two individuals unleash with their words is poisoning our nation and making us the laughing stock across the globe.

But back to the topic of 9/11 and the 15th anniversary. What we need on that day is to focus on its real meaning. We need to make that day a day of silence from all the verbal junk bombarding us. No speeches, no ads, no person trying to convince me that he/she is the best for the job. From the presidential candidates down to local mayoral races, please take a day off from all this verbal mudslinging. Read what 9/11 family members have to say about this in a very good article “Leading 9/11 Family Members Urge Trump, Clinton, Johnson, Stein to Observe Campaign Moratorium for 15th Anniversary of the September 11 Attacks”

We should join together on this Sept 11 and follow David Paine’s advice (president and co-founder of 9/11 Day):  “We believe the 9/11 community, along with the nation, deserves a day of peace and unity, as we collectively prepare to honor those lost on 9/11, the survivors, and the many who rose in service in response to the attacks.”

9/11 Day has also enlisted a group of 21 youth ambassadors who were born on the that day and are now almost 15 years old, to help spread the word to the next generation of Americans through social media.  “Nearly a quarter of all Americans today are under age 18, and most have no or very limited memories of the attacks and their immediate aftermath,” said Jay S. Winuk, executive vice president and co-founder of 9/11 Day. Click here to read the rest of the article.

So let us focus on the real meaning of that day: To keep those who are not with us forever in our hearts!


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