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That Day

Nineteen years have passed since that day, but it seems like only yesterday.

You know the day that I mean; the one that changed the world.


On that day and shortly thereafter:

- We pledged that we would unite in common cause;

- We promised to protect each other;

- We vowed to be kinder to one another;

We swore that we would never forget. But an entire generation has been born since then.


I wake this morning and:

- We are more divided today than ever in my lifetime;

- We need not fear the terrorists, we burn our own cities;

- We reserve kindness only for those with whom we agree, and if we cannot come to mind, then they deserve our cruelty and scorn.


We have forgotten.

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