New York:Do you remember where you were on September 11, 2001?
It is a day that will live on in our minds and our history books, a day we will recount to our children and grandchildren, a day when our nation transformed its civic virtue from innocense to fear, anger and suspicion.The freedoms we took for granted as a nation would be called into question in order to protect the greater good of this nation. Ten years later, in a post- Bin Laden world, we still must maintain vigilance against terrorists at home and abroad, and strive to find creative ways to protect our individual freedoms from getting lost in the name of security. Many agree that privacy is important but we are now willing to give away some freedoms, as the price of protection from another possible attack. As proud Americans and New Yorkers, on the tenth year anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, we must take time to reflect on what we have learned, appreciate family and friends and be thankful.
The September 11th Memorial officially opened to the general public this month on the site of the World Trade Center Memorial to commemorate the nearly 3,000 people who perished at the hands of terrorists. As we grumble about the toll it has taken on our individual privacy and the sacrifices we continue to make, let us not forget we remain one nation, under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all!