Montel Williams: “I Fear It Will Take Another 9/11 To Realize We Are In This Together”
Montel Williams worries that America is so divided, it’ll take “another 9/11” to unite the country again.
The former talk show host makes the confession in a Facebook post he wrote Friday in honor of September 11th. Williams often uses social media to discuss politics and human rights issues. This time he began, “#NeverForget911 – 14 years ago today, the world changed forever.”
“We will NEVER forget those who died on 9/11; those who selflessly ran toward danger while everyone else ran away; those who put on a uniform and served, are serving, were injured or died at the tip of the spear in Operation Enduring Freedom (the military response to 9/11),” he continued.
Williams went on to pay tribute to the “service and sacrifice of the men and women of the NYPD and the NYFD that day,” and then brought up his concern. “Let us also remember that the days and weeks after 9/11 were the last time this country stood as one – as AMERICANS. Let that sink in. I often fear it will take another 9/11 for us to realize we are in this together. I hope to God I’m wrong,” he wrote.
The star concluded, “Rest easy brave heroes.” The post was accompanied by a photo of lights beaming up from Ground Zero in place of the Twin Towers. Williams caught the attention of Kellan Lutz, who retweeted the post, and commented, “Breathtaking remembrance!” Read it in full below, and tell us what you think.