The Rebels Honor September 11

Today is a day that will forever be etched in the consciousness of our nation. We have read a lot the last few days about the national tragedy that is September 11, and we think the Boston Globe's Brian McGrory said it best today when he wrote:

If you stood in Lower Manhattan in those mournful days of mid-September as ironworkers labored beneath a hauntingly blue sky, if you watched George W. Bush vow justice from the rubble, if you marveled that the Pentagon got rebuilt in what seemed like the blink of an eye, if you witnessed politicians of every stripe and station rally around their president during his pitch-perfect address one remarkable Thursday night, if you saw the flags waving and the candles flickering, heard the patriotic songs playing and the bells tolling, if you saw the depths of sadness and the hints of promise, you could have never possibly imagined where America would be a slim decade after the Sept. 11 attacks.

America a decade after Sept. 11 is a place with many more jagged edges than smooth finishes, a country where events don’t fit neatly into compartments, where wars don’t have clean endings, where there is no unifying theme, where the healing has been uneven at best, especially among those most directly involved.


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