Everyone has a responsibility to help combat a global threat that endangers people from all walks of life. We must work to eradicate terrorism while safeguarding the rights of law-abiding citizens. Dialogue, education, and extensive outreach are key components to any strategy implemented to secure our nation's safety. But in order to be successful, the confidence, dignity, and trust of our communities must be maintained. If we can preserve these ideals and adopt a holistic worldview today, then we will be better prepared to protect our cities and meet the challenges of tomorrow.