by Vincent Cucchiara
16 years ago today a tragedy of epic proportions took place on American soil. This attack was not only an example of the brutal violence of which some people are capable, but also a reminder of their absolute hatred of the values and the people which have made the West so exceptional.
Take a moment today to remember that your country is a great country, no matter what problems it may have and no matter the conflicts it may face. You are indebted to those who sacrificed to build its culture and institutions, to defend its existence, and to safeguard its future. It is your responsibility to carry on the traditions of liberty and enterprise which were struck low on this day, when most of you were too young to remember.
Long live Columbia, and may God bless the USA.