After the horrific tragedies on September 11, 2011, George Bush made a statement by throwing out the first pitch in game three of the 2001 World Series. It ended up being one of the only moments where everyone agreed on something: Uniting as Americans was finally more important than politics.
Author David Fisher even mentions in the video: “Didn’t vote for him, but at that point my personal feelings about him as a politician were gone.”
We say every September that we’ll never forget, but we misconstrue what that actually means. “Never forget” is to remember to treat each other the way we did post-9/11. A nation of people that cared less about politics and more about being an American.
George Bush’s courage in this video will always serve as an example of how we should live. Fearless, proud, bold, and impartial. Never forget.