Staff Editorial: Remembering 9/11
The tragic events of Sept. 9, 2001 have stuck in the hearts and minds of U.S. citizens for last 16 years. This year, The Lookout asks people to remember all those involved: not just those whose lives were lost, but those who gave their blood and sweat to the rescue and recovery efforts.
The Lookout staff believes, now more than ever, we need to follow in the courage and selflessness shown by the firefighters, police officers and civilians who assisted during such an intense showing of hatred.
The U.S. is in a severe state of turmoil with all of the protests-turned-riots, and with Hurricane Harvey wreaking through east Texas. Everyone could stand to show some courage for peace and selflessness toward Harvey survivors and their families.
The bombing of the World Trade Center is the greatest man-made disaster we have ever faced. If we forget about it, we are bound to make the same mistakes that led to the events of 2001.
So, remember the events of 16 years ago. Embrace the patriotism, courage and selflessness that followed. And most importantly, look to the future. These haunting tragedies should serve as a guiding hand, which nudges us in the right direction.