Monday, September 17, 2001

September 11, 2001

September 17, 2001 © Thomas J. Kollenborn. All Rights Reserved.

Not since the American Civil War have so many Americans died in an act of war in our country. Tuesday our great nation came under attack by a faceless enemy that had no remorse or value for innocent human life. This horrific tragedy has struck at the hearts of all Americans. Our open and free society has been challenged to the roots by this heinous act of terrorism. American will remain strong and united. This act has fused the American people into a powerful nation ready to counter all enemies of our democracy.

We now need to stand behind our nation, its leaders, and support them. We need to stand up and be counted. America will survive this tragic loss of human life and go forth. We may have to sacrifice some of our liberties to protect us from terrorism, but be assured we will not sacrifice our way of life.

The building blocks of this great nation are its people, their blood and sweat, not mortar, concrete or steel. Yes, our nation will mourn this tragic loss. As you think about the past few days, pray, fly the American flag and stand up for America.