We've all seen the subtle reminders.
9/11 We Remember
9/11 Never Forget
Anybody that was alive during that day I doubt will ever forget. I can tell you every moment of my day. I'm sure many can as well. It's one of those "Where were you when?" moments in history. Each year we get the yearly reminder, "Never Forget".
I sort of laugh internally at the reminder. I'm not laughing at the day, I'm laughing at the fact that the yearly reminder to remember reminds me how much we've forgotten. That sentence sounds like an Abbott & Costello routine.
We seem to forget 9/12 and the weeks that followed. We truly were United. We were bonded together as a unit against the evil that tried to destroy our free way of life. I look around at all the divides that exist in our country, race, religions, incomes, politics and many others. All those divisions were bridged for a short time by 9/11. Why have we not been able to remember those bridges?
President Obama went on TV last night to describe our country's plan with this new terrorist klan, ISIL. Yeah, we all hate ISIL let's get them. We found an enemy we can all agree on. Imagine if we united on other things, like hunger or employment. We would be unstoppable.
We don't need to keep fighting amongst ourselves, we have enough outside the U.S. battles to fight.
Keep on remembering. Just don't stop on 9/11, the rest was worth remembering too.