Though the US military has been central to the barbarisms of the 20th & 21st centuries, September 11, 2001 was the first time most Americans (those never in the military) came face to face with the horrors of terrorism & war. Those outside NYC only watched it on TV & still it shattered our psyches for months & months.
We should take a moment to remember those who died & those who continue to pay such a horrific price: the survivors, the families, the first responders, the people of Afghanistan & Pakistan. Those victims now number in the millions.
Our commitment should be to ending the behemoth of militarism that now dominates world politics & makes the world a living hell for millions. Our children deserve far more.