I remember 11 September like it was yesterday. I was heading to the gym before opening the shop. It was a beautiful, crisp Tuesday morning—an election day. New York days don't get better than this . . . (or so I thought).
Since then, eighteen years have flown by. And what can happen in eighteen years? A child born on that fateful day would be an adult today. We'd see Americans pull together—only to sharply divide some time later. And we'd see the best and worst in American leadership.
Perhaps eighteen years isn't so many years after all? I was born in the Sixties and, yet, World War Two (which always seemed like ages ago) ended only eighteen years before my birth.
Today I will pause, offer a prayer for the lost, add another prayer for the left-behind, and pray that America will regain its leadership footing in the world.
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