September 11, 2001- What I Want to Remember.
This day is still hard for many. Friends, co-workers, family members were lost. Lives are still being impacted. Just last month a friend’s brother-in-law was rushed to the hospital with a tumor related to his work at Ground Zero.
There are things that happened we never can or never should forget.
What I am remembering this day is what came after that horrific morning.
I am choosing to remember how people, men, and women, came together to help those they’d never met and would probably never see again.
I want to remember other countries who supported us with their care and concern.
I remember how so many proudly flew their American flag at their home and on their car.
I remember many who wore their U.S. Flag pin proudly every day.
I tear up when I remember the many responders who gave no thought to their personal life but thought only of helping where they could.
And finally, to this day, I cannot keep a dry eye when I hear God Bless America, because I remember what happened after Congress addressed the nation...they came together and broke out in an impromptu chorus of God Bless America.
This is a post that says I love my country...America. I love the people in it and the spirit that brought our forefathers here.
That spirit is still here. We have to look for it with eyes that want to see it, not ones that are ready with the latest quip.
How are you remembering today?
(This is not a political post. If you choose to make it one, write your own post.)