September 11-Twenty-Two Years Later
It has been twenty-two years since the September 11 attacks on our country. Many in college now were not even born then.
It seems like yesterday when the reality of what happened hit us. Numbness, disbelief, horror, anger, and frightened were just some of the feelings that washed over us in the following days.
Twenty-two years may have passed but we will not forget. Just this week the remains of two more people from the September 11 Terrorist Attacks in New York were finally identified.
When I think about those days, though, what gives me hope is remembering how we all came together as a nation.
The only people we wanted to “cancel” were the terrorists and their supporters.
We thanked our military, law enforcement, and firefighters no matter what city we lived in. We bought them lunch or coffee when they were in line with us.
We proudly wore small flag pins and flew our flag from our homes and cars.
We treated each other with kindness.
And something no one ever thought we’d see…members of Congress coming together to sing
It is time for us to once again…
Uphold the freedoms that this country was built on
Never forget that our greatest strength as a country lies within all of us.
Inspire those around you through the kindness you show them
Thank all who continue to serve our country and sacrifice for our freedoms
Erase the negativity in your life and focus on what you have.
Moving forward doesn’t mean moving on or forgetting but moving through and taking with us what we’ve learned.
Our differences can strengthen us just as much as the ideas and goals we have in common.
All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.
We must learn to live together as brothers or
perish together as fools
Martin Luther King, Jr.