A Time for Reflection on 9/11 Anniversary

September 7, 2010 – New York – AJC Executive Director David Harris marks the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in his weekly national radio commentary. LISTEN.

The weekly AJC message airs on 400 CBS stations and is heard by more than 35 million. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.

The full text of this week’s message follows:

This Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of 9/11.

It’s a time for remembrance.

Nearly 3000 people were murdered.

Each loss created an unfillable void for family, friends and the country.

It’s a time for reflection.

Right after 9/11, as a nation, we stood as one.

That sense of oneness led AJC to offer to help rebuild the Greek Orthodox church destroyed on 9/11.

It’s a time for recommitment.

Freedom isn’t free. We mustn’t falter in the defense of our nation – or its values.

On 9/11, we were attacked not for a specific policy, but for who we are.

Remember: In 1993, under a different president, there was another terror attack on the Twin Towers.

Before 9/11, there were no U.S. troops in Afghanistan or Iraq.

And before 9/11, the U.S., along with Israel, endorsed a Palestinian state, but the Palestinians said no.

This September 11th, as always, let’s remember, reflect, and recommit.

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This is David Harris of AJC.
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