Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim the spirit of unity that followed 9/11. – Barack Obama
Seventeen years ago men and women were going to work in New York, Washington DC and Shanksville, PA. They were Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Atheist, LGBTQ, straight and other…all humans. On September 11th they had no idea what was about to happen. All they were doing is making a living and supporting their families and communities. It was just another day.
Then four planes proceeded to enact a plan that would forever change the world. America changed. America was attacked. Some lost their lives, some lived. We all suffered in one way or another as a nation. I remember people came together and we rallied together. We had friends around the world who came to our aid. We waved the flag to bring us together.
It’s been a long time since that day in September. Wounds remain, wounds have healed but that day will be marked as a historic event for years to come.
Hope and pray for peace so that nothing like this event will happen again.
Remembering those lost sixteen years ago on September 11, 2001. We remember the past but strive to move forward and to honor the sacrifice those made in responding to this tragedy. People from all walks of life were lost that day leaving behind those to mourn. Blessed are those who mourn and the peacemakers. Thanks to the first responders who went into danger to rescue and keep people safe. We remember those who were lost on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. Remember, never forget.
This movie by Oliver Stone tells the story of a group of Port Authority Police officers surviving in the rubble of the destroyed World Trade Center on September 11, 20o1. Nicholas Cage puts in a fabulous performance as Sgt. John McLoughlin along with Michael Peña who plays Officer Will Jimeno. This movie is less about the cause of the events but about the people who were doing their jobs that tragic day. Maria Bello and Maggie Gyllenhaal show the angst and waiting that many spouses felt that day as they waited for word about the fate of their loved ones.
Today I am remembering the day that changed the course of American and world history. Four planes hijacked by men who sought to do harm and much destruction flew into The World Trade Center in NYC, The Pentagon in Washington DC and a field in Shanksville, PA. This is a day that still lives in the hearts and minds of people who survived this attack. It is amazing and hard to believe that fifteen years has passed since this horrific event took place.
There are kids that were born in 2001 who never knew about this event and are learning about it as a historical event. A thing for text books and conversations about tough topics like politics, religion and civilization.
We in the USA are still healing. Some have moved on while others are still suffering. Today is a new day in America but war is being waged and justice is still being sought. Let’s hope for better days ahead as we remember this day in the years to come.