The terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 and destroyed the World Trade Center thought they could knock us out, but we're back on top with the final piece on top of One World Trade center and Old Glory flying high.
The spire will make the skyscraper 1776 feet high , truly a most noble achievement and one that should make every American proud.
But as I think back to 9/11, I remember that nefarious and egregious act of hate that caused our spirit to swell with renewed sense of patriotism. Flags were flying all over our country. Churches and Temples were full. America was hard at work raising money to help the victims.
When things were at there very worst, we found ourselves to be at our very best. As this tower rises, I feel it is a true testament about who we are as a people. You can knock us down but not our spirit, for we will rise again to fight another day for what is right.
May God bless America.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village