With Hurricane Irma at the top of mind I almost forgot about 9/11 yesterday. It is so important to be reminded about events like this in history because if we aren't reminded it can be easy to forget.
History repeats itself because we naturally have short memories. The longer we get from July 4th, 1776, the easier it is to forget that our ancestors were controlled by a foreign leader. The longer we get from May 9th, 1865, the easier it is to forget what can happen when we have a divided nation. The longer we get from September 11, 2001, the easier it is to forget that there is evil in the world that wants America to fall. The easier it is to forget that freedom is a privilege that must be fought for and defended in order to keep it.
May we never again underestimate evil, and may we never forget 9/11 as well as the sacrifice of all those that have come before us.