I am lucky to be a woman lawyer in the United States. But for the flip of a coin, I could have been born somewhere that does not have our democratic system and commitment to equality and justice for all. While I seek to make things better in our country for the justice system and our community (as well as my clients) I never forgot how lucky I am to live in the United States.
I remember the attacks of 9/11 both in 2001 on our country and in 2012 on our embassy in Benghazi. As we remember the evils of September 11th, let us turn our hearts and minds towards the good. Let's mourn all those who perished, were injured and lost loved ones. Let's embrace our nation, and let time never lessen the impact of this day. May we never forget. Protect those who go in harm’s way to save others, and those who suffer and die to safeguard our nation. Give wisdom to our leaders, that they may make choices that prevent another day such as this. Let us banish from the world the darkness that allows such hate to remain.