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Editorial: 15 years after 9/11

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

As we observed the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attack, over the weekend, we asked ourselves, what is the legacy of 9/11?

That day in 2001, our nation was attacked by terrorists, who destroyed the Twin Towers, and killed over 3,000 Americans. We held our breath, and were glued to the TV as these horrific events unfolded.

Regardless of political party, race, religion or income level, we immediately were united in shock, grief and a resolve to bring to justice the terrorists.

This was an attack on our freedom, our security and our way of life.

In spite of our sadness, it was encouraging to see almost unanimous patriotic support for our country by an American public that usually agrees on little.

Fast forward 15 years, and we see ourselves a divided nation. Maybe as split as we were in the Vietnam era, and in the midst of a very negative presidential election.

Hopefully the legacy of this solemn anniversary of 9/11 will remind us that we all are in this together.

We will always remember, and we will never forget, that we are truly all Americans who share so much more that bind us together, than can ever divide us.

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