That day, long ago, Extremist tried to destroy America-THEY failed. That day, long ago, AMERICAN TERRORISM won.
Whatever the terrorist hoped to do failed, regardless of the poison coming out of people like Donald Trump we continued to embrace others, we are far from perfect but we reject the hatred that would have us turn on people that on that day long ago watched in horror as the towers came down because a small cluster of killers used their religion as an excuse for mass murder.
They failed. Unfortunately opportunistic American politicianvultures used the tragedy, not to protect us but to hijack our freedoms—the very freedoms the Extremists tried to destroy. The victims of 9/11 were the last Americans to live and die in the “AMERICA” that strived to uphold the freedoms the founding fathers envisioned. We owe it to them not to become insular, Xenophobic, hateful, we need to live for them as much as for ourselves.