I usually have an opinion on almost everything. Ten years ago I was working in an American military veteran hospital in Detroit, MI, and instantly saw a lot of things change.
But I'm keeping it to myself today to remember all of the lives, civilian and military, from September 11, 2011 and the military and social actions that followed it, such as:
- the 2,996 lives on September 11, 2011, including 24 Canadians
- an estimated 48, 644 lives in Afghanistan
- an estimated 1, 690, 903 lives in Iraq
- an estimated 3,000 people extraordinarily renditioned, including the Canadian Maher Arar
- an unknown number of people tortured or illegally detained, including Canadian Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr
- an estimated 1,595 Americans who decided to drive instead of flying
Let us remember. All of this.