|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.
This is David Harris of AJC.