Monday, September 11, 2006
My 9/11 thought
I have always liked the proposal that 9/11 be marked as a national day of community service. I like the idea that the day on which we remember such a terrible attack on our country, when many of us recall the horrifying realization that such an irrational and ridiculous hatred can't be ignored or pushed away, that we would use our national character and strength to reinforce our communities and work to strengthen the faith in humanity that always redeems our often misguided culture. A national day of service would serve to help strengthen the spirit of our country so that it may survive when our military and police are not enough to keep us safe. Protecting our nation from terrorism is of the utmost importance, but we need to work just as hard to ensure that America is a place worth saving.