It seems strange to say that it's been 10 years since the tragic events of 9/11. For many people who worked in the area of the World Trade Center and even for those who watched it unfold from afar, the images are forever etched in our minds. Too many lost their lives, too many lost friends and relatives.

As we remember that day let's not focus solely on the tragedy. Let us remind ourselves of the acts of bravery and how we came together as a nation in the days and weeks after the disaster. Let us recall that it is not the first time that the United States has come together for a common cause. I recently visited Pearl Harbor when I went to Hawaii in July. No one can help but be moved at the memorial, whether it is the initial documentary, the video interviews with servicemen and civilians who survived the attack, or gazing into the water to see a portion of the remains of the USS Arizona.

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