The 10th Anniversary for 9/11 will be a somber moment for remembrance and reflection. Somber in the need to remember those innocent lives lost at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and aboard Flight 93. Somber in the need to remember those brave men and women who ran towards the chaos and devastation to save lifes and instead gave their own, as well as those who are suffering the after effects today. And somber in the need to recall the lives of our military service men and women who have made the sacrifice in the War on Terror to keep our great nation a beacon for freedom and democracy.
We should also reflect on how we pulled together in those days after 9/11 and did everything we could to help the rescue and recovery efforts. We should reflect on the fact that the United States of America did not back down, did not collapse and did not plunge into an age of darkness and fear. Instead, we emerged from our wounds more mindful of the world we live in. And most important, earnest in our desire to make it a better place so that the sacrifice of all our citizens was not in vain.
Suffolk County Legislator Candidate
17th Legislative District