POV | Remembering Sept. 11, 2001
All we have to say is “nine eleven” and you remember where you were, who you were with, where you first saw it, and what “it” was. I was driving to work when some disk jockey said a plane had crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers. I walked into the television station and didn’t make it past the lobby for 45 minutes.
I watched the second plane crash into the second tower.
A while later, I watched both towers collapse. I knew what I was watching, but I didn’t realize how profoundly these events would change our lives.
I knew we were resilient. But I couldn’t begin to imagine how such a tragedy would unite our country. Seventeen years later, what happened to that unity?
We have a threat to overcome today as big as nine eleven was. We need to stop arguing with each other over everything – politics, race, money. You name it, we fight over it.
We need to try harder to find common ground before we tear ourselves apart. Napoleon once said, “Never interrupt your enemy when he’s making a mistake.” Our mistake is our infighting, our divisions. Our refusal to agree on anything delights our enemies who can’t otherwise penetrate our borders.
Am I overreacting or do you agree? Call us with your thoughts.
I’m Bill Lamb and that’s my Point of View.