On this 12th anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, there were plenty of memorials, candlelight vigils, prayers going up, and consultations from those who sincerely wish that dreadful day had never happened.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R), Texas issued this statement:
‘Today, our hearts are heavy as we remember the attacks on American soil just 12 years ago. Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives, many in the attempt to save others from harm. Their acts of courage stay with us, inspiring every American as we have rebuilt from that day.’
That brings to mind consultations on behalf of those who claim to be American, but practice division on a daily basic. For instance, atheists are not the most watchful group in the country, and as such, the country couldn’t depend on them for alerts to danger. How did they commemorate yesterday?
How about the LGBT? Since yesterday was a day of prayers, tears and shame, did they put aside selfishness and gather around the throne? Can we count on them being sentries? They are, constantly attacking the core of the country beliefs.
The (p)resident, last year, through proclamation, declared 9/11 as a day of ‘serving their communities,’ by volunteering with a faith-based organization, collecting food and clothing for those in need and preparing care packages for our men and women in uniform.’
It would be kind of hard to light a candle, pray, commit to memory that tragic day while you’re cleaning up a neighborhood’s empty lot, caring for the elderly or collecting food for those in need. It’s no secret, the country can’t count on him being watchful and alerting us to danger.
Cornyn’s statement continues:
‘We keep the families of the victims in our prayers, as well as the service members, intelligence professionals, and law enforcement personnel—including so many Texans— who have served and sacrificed since that fateful day to keep us safe. We keep our promise to never forget and vow to remain vigilant to ensure the safety and security of all Americans.’
If sincerity abounded yesterday, for only one day and selfish reasoning was put aside, why not practice it the other 364 days of the year?
After all, we are the United States of America, and as such, vigilance has to include unity.