Kamala Harris just spoke at the Shanksville memorial service, where she forcefully called for the United States to reunite, as did the passengers and crew of Flight 93 on 9/11 to fight the hijackers. Their act of heroism is believed to have thwarted an attack on the United States Capitol.
“We are gathered today on consecrated ground, in this place that has been sanctified by sacrifice, to honor the heroism that the 40 passengers and crew have shown in the face of grave terrorism,” said Harris.
“In the days following September 11, 2001, we were all reminded that unity is possible in America. We were also reminded that unity is imperative in America. It is essential for our shared prosperity, for our national security and for our position in the world. And by unity, I don’t mean uniformity. We had differences of opinion in 2001, as in 2021, and I believe that in America our diversity is our strength … “
“That time he reminded us [of] the significance and strength of our unity as Americans, and that it is possible in America, ”Harris also said.
“So in a few moments we will leave this sanctified place, still carrying the pain of this loss with us, this tremendous loss, and again the future will continue to unfold. We will face new challenges, challenges that we could not have seen 20 years ago, and we know that what lies ahead is not certain, “he also stated.” It is never certain. It never has been. But I know this: if we play hard work to work together as Americans, if we stay united in purpose, we will be prepared for whatever happens next. “
“The 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93, as we all know, did not know each other, most of them did not know each other, they were different people from different places, they were on that flight for different reasons,” continued Harris. . “But they didn’t focus on what might separate us, no, they focused on what everyone shares … the humanity we all share.”
“In a few minutes, under the most terrible circumstances, the 40 responded in unison. They fought for their lives and to save the lives of countless others at our nation’s Capitol ”.
“After today, it is my hope and prayer that we continue to honor their courage, their conviction, with our own, that we honor their unity by strengthening our common bonds, strengthening our global partnerships and always living our highest ideals. ”
“This job is not going to be easy, it never has been, and it will take all of us, believing in who we are as a nation, and it will take all of us to move forward to work together,” said Harris.
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