As we remember the attacks on our country by Islamic terrorists, realize that most high school freshmen today were not alive when it happened. When George Bush learned about the attacks, he was reading to a class of kindergartners. Those children are now college seniors and graduates. Some are even married and have children of their own!
This is important to understand because leftists want to define the meaning of the 9/11 attacks.
When President Obama gave his memorial speech today, he said that terrorists attacked our diversity:
“We know that our diversity, our patchwork heritage is not a weakness, it is still and always will be one of our greatest strengths. This is the America that was attacked that September morning. This is the America that we must remain true to.”
— Barack Obama, September 11, 2016
I respectfully disagree with the President. Three-thousand people did not lose their lives because of diversity.
As you recall 9/11, I highly encourage you to watch a documentary by James Hanlon and two brothers, Jules and Gedeon Naudet, who were coincidentlly making a film about New York’s firefighters on that day. They followed a crew of firefighters into the lobby of one of the burning towers where bodies were literally dropping from the sky. As they filmed, the other tower crumbled. This is the only footage from inside the towers on that day. The documentary was first published by CBS and is found online. An updated version aired on CNN on Sunday.
As you rewatch — or relive — the horrific events from that day, ask yourself: should we let progressives rewrite history and teach our children why our nation was attacked by Islamic terrorists?
Star Parker is the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education. Contact her at www.urbancure.org.