Where were you when you first heard of what happened on September 11th of 2001?
What were you doing when you heard the first news bulletin of the terrorist attacks?
What do you think when you saw the live pictures of the twin towers in flames, then collapsing to the ground and the apocalyptic scene in the heart of America’s largest city?
What were your thoughts after watching a plane crash into the Pentagon, the headquarters for the Defense Department of the United States?
And how did you react to the news that day of the passengers and crew of Flight 93 willingly sacrificing their lives to take on the terrorists and take down the plane believed headed toward the White House or U.S. Capitol?
Those are all questions that come back to us on the September 11th’s since that day.
For those who were not born or were too young to remember, today provides an important history lesson for all Americans. And for the families of the nearly 3,000 people who died that day, the emotions become raw again on every September 11th.
But of course no American should ever forget that day.
For a while, it united us in a way that seems so distant now in our politically divided country today.
Maybe today we should remember those famous words uttered by President Abraham Lincoln just three years before the start of the Civil War; "A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
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