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.
It is a moral outrage and national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency.
Enough blood has been shed in this country and we have to do something. I agree it’s a moral issue that has lives in the balance. No constitutional amendment is more important than a life.