A thoughtful look at the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America and how it changed us...for the better.

There are thousands of nostalgia groups and pages online but the problem with memory is that people often only want to remember the good things. Sometimes those rose-colored glasses distort our recollection of how life really was. This Imgur post may be the exception.:

I miss 9/12. I would never want another 9/11, but I miss the America of 9/12. Stores ran out of flags to sell because they were being flown everywhere. People were Americans before they were upper/lower class, Jewish/Christian, Republican/Democrat. We hugged people without caring if they ate Chic-Fil-A or wore Nikes.

On 9/12, what mattered more to us was what united us, not divided us.

17 years #NeverForget

-Elizabeth S. Gray

We cannot go back in time and capture that same spirit, but maybe if we tried to share a little it might go a long way in today's America.