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Our View: Remember.

Nik Dirga, Sierra Sun editor

Shock.

That was the first reaction most Americans had Tuesday morning, when they woke up to see the smoking craters that used to be the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Endless reams of words will be written in the coming months, and even years, about this attack and what it means to the world.

Even in little Truckee, we are intimately affected by this act.

Nobody knows at this writing how many people were killed Tuesday, but the costs were high, and most people in town know at least one person in either New York City or Washington, D.C. Our hearts go out to anyone in town personally affected by these attacks.

This was not simply an act of terrorism -it was also an act of rank cowardice. It was the action of fanatics, not men.

But we as a nation need to maintain our reason in the coming weeks, as we discover who is responsible. We need to not jump to conclusions, and perhaps most importantly, we should not condemn an entire race or nation based on the actions of these few abominable cowards.

We do need to remember the victims of this week’s horrors, and remember the family and friends they leave behind. We need to mourn, and not add to the innocent blood shed this week.

We are better than these cowards.

And we always will be.


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