Today, let’s remember the love we had for one another, the support we offered one another, the bravery we showed one another, the generosity we extended to one another, and the unity we felt with one another. Let’s recall the love we had for our country on this day seventeen years ago. Let’s relive how we sought God and His protection. 

Too often, we focus on the hate, the cowardice, the loneliness, the greed, and the disunity. We focus on who and what we can fear rather than on the lessons of love that come from every occurrence. We allow our vision to be blurred with the politics and philosophies of division and hatefulness. 

Today is a day when we remember the best parts of America shining through the tragedy of September 11, 2001. May God bless America.