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Remembrance

September 8, 2021 2 min read
The Manhattan Skyline

On September 11th, the United States will observe the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that changed our nation forever. Thousands of lives were lost in workplaces and on planes, guilty only of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The attacks shaped how the United States viewed the world, leading to many long entanglements abroad, resulting in many more lives lost.

After the attacks, Americans from diverse groups and backgrounds bonded. Only two decades later, however, the nation finds itself more divided than it has been since the Civil War. In many cases, Americans have united only in opposition to each other rather than in cooperation for the common good. On such a day of remembrance, let us recall the lessons of the past before we fall into a divide beyond repair.


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