America at war
I was in Mr. Louis' Auto mechanics class at Lanier County High School. We watched the second plane hit live on TV. My cousin Margery was interning through Vanderbilt and we did not know she was alive for days. I tried to sign up with the army soon afterwards but asthma and medications prevented it. I have always regretted that failure of duty.
As America confronts these tragic circumstances, it is imperative that the situation is not compounded by expressions of religious or ethnic intolerance. The greatness of our nation rests on the exceptional diversity of religions, nationalities, and ethnic backgrounds which characterize its people.
Statement of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights