The front pages of newspapers immediately following 9/11 were terse and straightforward: “Our nation saw evil,” said the Detroit Press. “Act of War,” noted the Boston Globe. “Infamy,” said The Washington Times.
As the first few anniversaries of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks passed, news organizations appeared reluctant to air the horrifying footage of aircraft striking the Twin Towers or share unthinkable details of the day itself. Some broadcasters opted to use neutral language, downplaying the visceral effect of the events.
Twenty years have come and gone.
“As we reflect on the recent withdrawal from Afghanistan and the subsequent ending of the Global War on Terror, it is imperative that we as a nation never give in to complacency,” says John Castorani, a Republican candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 7th District.
He enlisted in the Army at 17 and ultimately saw seven combat deployments in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Somalia. He later worked in intelligence.
“This is personal to me, which is why I firmly believe the need for combat veterans in Congress has never been greater. Let us never forget the blood sacrifices that have been made to keep us the freest and most prosperous nation in the world,” Mr. Castorani advises.