There are a lot of ways we can look at it.
We can lament the first responders that lost their lives, who rushed to their doom to save others.
Or we can celebrate the fact that we had so many heroes within our midst.
We can mourn the attack that hurt so many, so deeply, in an attempt to break our spirit.
Or we can choose to celebrate the fact that we have survived with our spirit so very much intact.
We can agonize over the very high cost of what followed, in terms of gold and more importantly, lives.
Or we can take comfort that so many were willing to place themselves between us and danger, whether you agree with how it was done or not.
We can discuss this day in the terms of blame, politics, and name calling.
Or we can hit the people that do so with a stick.
Leave the bickering for another day.
Today is a day to honor what was lost, and take solace in what it proved we have.