Most anniversaries are celebrations of joyous moments.
This is not one of those.
September 11 brings us face to face each year with issues of the greatest importance, remembrance of lost lives, memories of horrendous images and emotions. And yet remembering these things is something we all share, a common bond, and it makes us one Nation for a moment in time - as it did that day five years ago. Our differences are not quite as important as our similarities:
We are Americans.
Fly your flag today...in remembrance of our fallen citizens, of their families who were forced to sacrifice their loved ones, and of that moment when we all realized that being America means more than we ever thought it would.
September 11, 2001. We will never forget.