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Do you remember where you were and what you were doing?
Of course you do, if you are old enough.
Not long after it happened, Alan Jackson asked us all this same question in the form of a beautiful country song: "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?" It would go on to win the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 2002.
It's been 17 years since that horrible morning...which morphed into a catastrophic day...then month...then year; and beyond.
I don't think we ever have or ever will fully recover from the sheer evil wrought on us on September 11, 2001 when we suffered the single greatest loss of life due to a terrorist attack in U.S. history. #Remember911
But, I'd rather focus on the next day.
Remember September 12th? Remember how we came together as one nation, under God, indivisible?
Remember how we supported our neighbors and our fellow citizens more than we ever had?
Remember how we loved one another --and America-- and we vowed to be strong and stand firm---together?
As we take time to honor the victims of this horrendous national tragedy perpetrated by an evil presence that, yes, continues to seek our destruction to this day...let's remember.
Remember that we're all in this together. Remember that we are, as Americans, more alike than we are different. Remember that for all her faults, (and boy, she's got 'em) 'Murica is still the single greatest country on this third rock from the sun.
I, for one, am still proud to be an American. #GodBlessTheUSA #September11 #NeverForget