It’s been 20 years since September 11, and the tragedy is still imprinted in every corner of the United States – see here seven 9/11 memorials to visit across the United States.
In the two decades since the reprehensible attacks by al-Qaeda terrorists on American soil, numerous memorials have been erected, including two of the most recognizable, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, located on the former site of the World Trade Center, and The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Washington, D.C. (the latter is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic). Spread across the country, from California to New Jersey, these monuments to lives lost are worth visiting as we remember that tragic day.
See here the 911 timeline to remember once again the events:
On this tragic 9/11 remembrance day, our thoughts first turn towards the victims, first responders, and their families who suffered. On the day after, it was remarkable to see America and the world pull together in solidarity – regardless of race, gender, or freedom-seeking nationality. Then the world mustered the courage to confront the terrorist who perpetrated this tragedy. But events are moving on, and new threats are appearing.
Some have forgotten. Students from the University of Florida say education about the 9/11 attacks ‘should avoid placing blame’ and called for a stop to perpetuating ideas of ‘American exceptionalism in the latest example of woke ideas run amok on college campuses.
Ahead of the 20th anniversary, student reporter Ophelie Jacobson surveyed students at the Gainesville campus to ask their opinions about education surrounding the terrorist attacks on September 1, 2001. See this in a video by Students Think 9/11 Lessons Should Omit ‘Gruesome’ Details, ‘Avoid Placing Blame’:
Our country spent two decades valiantly fighting those elements which attacked us on that fateful day. What does it mean that we will wake up to mourn and remember that day knowing we just elevated and gave power back to the enemy in some perverse exercise of legitimacy? Surely it means something…
No doubt, those who perished that morning and those since on Middle Eastern soil know what it means, and nowhere will the words sacred, honor, or freedom be used to describe this unthinkable turn of events.
This great country has survived vicious attacks over the years including the atrocity of 9/11. It is now seemingly allowing itself to be torn apart by even a greater threat. There are evil and vile elements in our midst today, that are the new freedom-hating terrorists – those who seek change via violence. They seek to divide America based on race, class, and religion.
The Right Wire Report hopes and prays that the good people of this great country once again, muster the courage to face this new challenge. The alternatives could make very dark times. Never forget the 9/11 event and its broader context to keep America safe and prosperous for our children’s generations to come.