This morning, we two dozen Washingtonians visited Arlington Cemetery to honor Captain Humayun Khan and to stand with his courageous family. We came together as Americans of different religions, ethnicities, races, genders, and orientations – many of us meeting for the first time.
No politics were discussed, but we all felt how important it was to show solidarity with this courageous family at a time when they and too many others need support. We left notes and flowers — adding to the many tributes at Captain Khan‘s grave.
I left behind my trusted pocket Constitution which I have had for many years — for others to flip through — bookmarked to the section Mr. Khan spoke of — “equal protection”.
Our people’s equality and our diversity are our greatest strengths. Divided we fall. United – and only United — will we stand — and will we continue to rise. If you want to make this country and world greater – please work to unite us and please try your hardest to not divide us.
Today we came together as Americans of different religions, ethnicities, races, genders, and orientations — to honor the Khan family’s sacrifices, to stand against division, and to stand together — united.