- Posted September 12, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Travel photo of the day
In October 2011, our New England Fall Foliage walking tour stopped in Lower Manhattan on the last day of the tour and had the privilege of visiting the new 9/11 memorial that is still under construction there. I took this not-so-good photo on that day.
Though I'm leery of extreme views on either side, I agree with the sentiment that "we must never forget".
Somewhere between blind political correctness and rabid nationalism is the reality that we live in a world of diverse beliefs and cultures, a universe where good and evil are at war, that cultures are not inherently evil but are often twisted towards evil, that sometimes we must stand and be counted and choose a side, that at some point we must consider what it is we believe in and for what we are willing to die.