Something always bothered me about the 9/11 commemorative ceremonies and the signs that say, “We will never forget.” Please don’t get me wrong, I understand that if we do not know our history, we are bound to repeat it, but I also know that God would not have us dwell on the offenses done to us but would command us to move forward with mercy and grace. I could never get past the confusion in my spirit over 9/11 observances UNTIL I read Craig’s blog on the matter. He says we should always remember 9/11 because
Today we are just 7 weeks from the elections and every minute of the day we need only turn on the news to be reminded of how divided Americans are on nearly every issue. Just 11 years ago, however, this Vietnam-era adult was privy to the most united United States I had ever known. Yes, I remember 9/11. I remember how we loved.
Thank you, Craig, for making this 9/11 so meaningful to me.