When thinking back to 9/11 and its aftermath, what I choose to focus on is the humanity we showed each other in the days, weeks, and months that followed, regardless of our race, religion, or politics. Sadly that mutual respect has faded, and we’re more polarized than ever. If we’re ever going to solve the problems we face as a nation, we need to get that civility back, one person at a time. So if we want to pay tribute to the victims of that day, let’s be respectful to each other, in spite of our differences. I’m sure they would if they could.