9/11 brought unity

Published 11:03 am Friday, September 4, 2015

One week from today, we embark on the 14th anniversary of one of the worst events in our nation’s history during the attacks on New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania that occurred on Sept. 11.

These attacks brought out many emotions in all Americans, but probably the most important was the sense of camaraderie and patriotism as the country was unified as one.

Most differences, if not all, were put aside to ensure that we as a nation worked toward a common goal of standing as one against those responsible.

Unfortunately, as close as the nation became during that time, it is divided now at every turn. Whether it is political, religious or any number of other things, citizens of the country are now seemingly working against one another.

Now, more than ever we need to replace the division with unity and get back on track of working toward that common goal that our founding fathers envisioned.

The anniversary of Sept. 11 should always be a time of remembrance of those lives lost, but we should also remember each day of how we as the United States of America came together.

Only then will we flourish again as a nation.