On this the 11th anniversary of September 11, we should all take a moment to mourn and to remember.
We should mourn the failure of those to follow the protocols and processes put in place for their safety and remember those who lost their lives because of it.
We should mourn the lack of leadership shown by our elected officials and remember those who sacrificed their lives because of it.
We should mourn those who did not learn from history and remember those who have been forced to remember it for us.
We should mourn the loss of our rights and privileges and remember those who took them from us.
We should mourn the loss of our security and remember that it takes more than money to restore it.
We should mourn those who use fear to drive us and remember that there is nothing to fear, but fear itself, and that we do not have to be afraid.
We should mourn those who continue to spend our money to keep us safe and remember that there are still far too many deaths from traffic accidents, guns, and legal medications in a year than all terrorism deaths in the history of the country.
On this day, America should hang its head and mourn what has been lost, and remember what it has cost.