From the Tribune staff
TRUSSVILLE –It was 14 years ago, but for many Americans it seems only yesterday that our country was jolted, our senses shocked, and our innocence lost.
Terrorism had found it’s way to our doorstep and the result was undeniably devastating.
The ensuing years have produced raging debates in terms of how much personal liberty should be sacrificed, how far the United States should go in fighting terrorism at it’s origin. Where and how do we, as a country, draw the line? Why have these questions polarized us so?
These are worthy and necessary discussions, but not for this day.
Today, and every 9/11 anniversary, we should focus our attention on the victims. We should remember the amazing heroism of first responders and everyday Americans that rose to the occasion.
We should remember the millions of flags flying from millions of homes. We should recall the tears.
We should, if only for a day, recapture the American unity and spirit that carried us from our darkest day to one of our finest hours of an America united.