As we commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the New York Young Republican Club reflects on the tangible impact this attack had on our members, our home city, and our country.
Many of our members have a visceral memory of the attack on that day. We had just started school when the attacks took place, and our neighbors, friends, and family members suffered tangible impacts from it. The tears and horror of that day leave it etched more than any other in the memory of those who were young children at that time.
We saw the strength of New York City as it came together under Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s leadership. Even with a spike struck into the heart of the Financial District, New York continued to work and continued to thrive. Even as the World Trade Center burned, we saw selfless first responders rush to provide help. It is for that reason that we support first responder charities at every opportunity.
Bloody, not beaten, New York City continues to rebuild.
September 11 changed fundamental aspects of life in the United States, and as we mourn the death of each direct victim of Radical Islamic Terror, we also ponder the loss of a more innocent, freewheeling American society. We will never stop fighting the Deep State, which used September 11 as an excuse to implement intrusive government monitoring of American citizens, setting a precedent that the Biden Administration continues to abuse. While we had victories in the War on Terror, such as the termination of Osama bin Laden, we also saw the country veer towards a social decay that threatens the fundamentals of our worldview.
Today, the New York Young Republican Club thinks of and prays for each family that lost a loved one to Radical Islamic Terror on September 11. While the “woke outrage mob” moves on to fight ridiculous battles, we remain solidly rooted in our commitment to fight for competent American governance and never to forget our collective loss.