Leonard Pitts has this to say about the 9/11 anniversary:
“In other words, it’s not about the words the politicians say on 9/11, not about how many hours Katie Couric broadcasts or how many pictures this newspaper or that one publishes. Rather, it’s about the choices you and I make, about what we do with what we’ve learned. And whether our pain binds our resolve.”
I agree, but let me add that our commemoration of the 9/11 anniversary should be in part about the words politicians say because they, like Lincoln’s at Gettysburg before them, should help bind us in our resolve. But will they?