(HorizonPost.com) – It was a day when America lost some of its collective peace of mind as a group of terrorists committed acts of war on its soil. Those who lived through the terrible ordeal can never really forget. One such witness was a 13-year-old boy whose teacher brought a television into the classroom to watch the story develop. He saw the Twin Towers crumbling to the ground — and later, he saw how the nation came together as a result of the tragedy.
His name is Dakota Meyer, and he now works as a contributor at Fox News. He’s also the first living member of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor — the nation’s highest military award for valor — since the end of the Vietnam War. On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, he offered his thoughts on how the country has changed since then.
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The first story he related was from his first deployment to Iraq. In one of the first houses he ever entered there, he saw a picture on a bedroom wall — the World Trade Center in mid collapse.
His deployments to Afghanistan give him a perspective only someone who served there could have when he says, “We made Afghanistan better.” He laments the fact women and girls seem to be losing their ability to go to school and work outside the home after the botched withdrawal.
Given the division in the US today, Meyer said that while he never wants to see another attack like 9/11, he “would give anything for another 9/12.” He explained the pain united the country, and the infighting faded away to near zero. He would like to see that spirit here again without a tragedy to engender it.
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