As we watch and listen to the tributes, replays, stories of tragedy and heroes, it's good therapy to say it. Simple, yet says so much. "I am an American". And despite our current state of divisions, petty bickering, and hardships being suffered by many, we are still all proud Americans.
From the Native American's who first settled this land, to the explorers, conquerors and millions of immigrants since, we are all bound by a long history of struggle that is the foundation of our fundamental belief in Freedom and Country.
My hope is, that simple yet complex principle that brought us all together on the days, weeks and months after 9-11, will be remembered more than the events of that terrible day. Remember the fallen, those who have served our country and those who are forever changed by Terror and War since. But most of all, remember - We are American's.