Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9-11

Ten years ago, something terrible happened that changed the world we live in forever.  Today, I think we're all hurting for the families that lost loved ones.  Our country was changed, and with it the course of many of our lives.

But people also came together, on that day. There was some beauty amidst all the horror, selflessness and concern for others and love for our fellow Americans. In the aftermath, we've pulled apart again, divided by political lines, war, security measures versus civil liberties, religious prejudice, different concepts of patriotism and nationalism.

But let's remember when we came together. We can disagree, but we're still Americans together, still stuck facing the same challenges. We can never have our country back the way it was ten years ago, but we can try to come together and keep rebuilding the one we have now.


Dianne K. Salerni said...

Very good point, Guinevere. We have indeed polarized in the last 10 years, pulling apart in different directions and quick to point the finger at each other.

Today, we claim to "remember" -- but do we really?

Well said.

Old Kitty said...

Let's hope all that eventually humanity stand together without hate. Love always. Take care

Donna Hole said...

Absolutely. We need to still pull together to rebuild, and move on to a brighter future.