A Prayer

Much has been said about what was lost that horrible day ten years ago: Something so fragile – so precious – that we can never replace and, seemingly, we cannot restore. Before September 11, 2011, Americans were a people blessed with a sense of optimism and security that was unique in the world. Sure, we had experienced national tragedies, but somehow those events made us stronger and more resolved in our “Americaness”. Not so with 9/11. After a brief period where we came together in our disbelief and overwhelming grief, we have become more and more estranged. We have allowed our differences to make us weaker, and destroy our dreams for better, brighter tomorrows for ourselves and our children.

Perhaps it is not too late to again focus on the things that make this country the beacon of hope that it has been and should always be…

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