The anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks provides a moment to reflect on the unifying effect that fateful day had on the United Sates.
The immediate aftermath of the attacks saw a nation come together – in acts of defiance and expressions of patriotism.
Stores ran out of flags, millions donated blood, thousands enlisted.
There was political bipartisanship as Congress passed a $40 billion anti-terrorism and victim aid measure, three days after the attack.
The words “United We Stand” were not just a throwaway motto but the foundation of how America intended to move on.
But, the sentiment did not last. A recent Gallup poll has shown American patriotism at a 15-year low.
Watch the video above to see how the lives of four families were changed by 9/11 and if a unified America exists today.
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