Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of September 11th, 2001. Ceremonies and tributes remembered the people who lost their lives to terrorism that day.
To remember 9/11 and discuss where we now are in America, 20 years later, we welcomed back former congressional staffer, political commentator and prognosticator Cliston Brown. Additionally, featured columnist Jay Bildstein also shared his insights.
Giving his thoughts on September 11th, 2001, Cliston Brown said this:
“It was the most tragic day that I can remember in my lifetime. 3000 Americans died as a result of the aggression of terrorists. … It was a time that fortunately in many ways brought us together, but unfortunately also was exploited for political purposes.”
Giving his thoughts on September 11th, 2001, featured columnist Jay Bildstein said this:
“My heart goes out to the families who lost people that day and the days ensuing, a debt of gratitude to the heroes whether they were firefighters or police officers or EMS people and all the myriad of other people and the unsung silent heroes in those buildings, and in the pentagon and on the airlines who tried to either fight back or help other people and I wish somehow we could rise above partisan politics now and work to come together as a people.”
Aside from sharing memories of September 11th, Cliston and Jay speak about the state of the country and the unfortunate current polarization of American politics.
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