Let us take some time to think about the lives lost and devastation wrought by this natural tragedy. As a nation we need to come together and assemble all our resources to help the people who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. It didn’t matter if you were rich or poor, Sandy roared through and affected all of us from multimillion dollar homes and yachts on the Jersey shore to the humble homes of ordinary citizens in Queens; all of us.
I will devote my day to remembering the almost 3,000 innocents who were lost to us on September 11, 2001, our dear fellow citizens who have died or been permanently disabled since then because of that tragic day, and the countless thousands of brave men and women who have died or been injured in the defense of freedom in the years following.
I will also think about the countless thousands of children, spouses, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and friends of all those lost who will never hear their voices, hold their hands, share a thought, or shed tears together.
Though I may forgive the hatred that brought us to these shores, I will never, never, forget these heinous acts.