I would like to return to September 12.
Before the death of thousands became a rallying cry for opportunists, I thought of those citizens in other parts of the country as Americans. Now, I have to make a conscious effort not to divide them into "red-staters" and "blue-staters".
On September 12, I wanted to help. I bought socks for the K-9 units, baked for those who were giving blood. I needed to help those heroes who ran into the buildings as they fell.
I want to see us all as Americans again. I want to return to September 12.