Liberty ALWAYS Rises
Seventeen September 11ths later, on yet another Tuesday after Labor Day, we still set aside one day devoted to rememberance, but there is never a single day when we forget.
Take a look at this beautiful new tower, overlooking a parcel of land forever associated with one of the most tragic days in our country's history. That tower is what "winning" looks like.
So long as Liberty never fails to rise in this country, the victims of the September 11 attacks will never be meaningless losses. Today, JHI honors those whose lives were stolen from them by sudden and senseless evil by suspending work in the New York side of the Firm. Tomorrow, we honor those taken from us by resuming our work, dedicated to crafting a broad-based, self-sustaining middle class in the Middle East.
Being an attorney is my career, but I've always viewed by practice of transactional business law as a platform: new mortgage programs; expanded consumer financing; legal, social & education reforms; franchising of American brands; infrastructure development; and, other projects in the Middle East (in GCC jurisdictions, principally Saudi Arabia) are more than innovative client work. I promote and perform this work as a direct response to the attacks on my country and what those attacks represent - an assault on the very Idea of "America".
In short, JHI is merely a (very) small piece, of a small piece, of a great big jigsaw puzzle being worked on by thousands of people from all walks of life - and I am very proud of that. This is what Americans do.
And, well, seventeen years later, we're winning. All of us. Those who died without warning, those left behind, and those yet to arrive who will never have to witness such a crime in their lifetimes - we're winning. The Idea of America is winning.
Those who committed the attacks (many of them now dead), are assigned to space in history's landfill, with the other great villians whose names are synonymous with the word "evil". Let's leave them there.
Today, we remember those who fell, and thank the armed forces, intelligence services and law enforcement personnel who have kept us safe since. God Bless them. And may God continue to bless and keep the United States of America - both its people and the Idea.
– Jason HufTuesday, August 11, 2018New Jersey, USA