Remembering 9/11 – Nine Years Later
Remembering the past is important. But it’s also important to remember that life does go on. Slowly, but surely, it will get better with time. What happened nine years ago today is extremely sad and tragic; but I believe those who lost or sacrificed their lives would not want us, as a society and as a human race, to dwell on the sadness and the loss. Instead, I believe they would want us to remember how in a time of great need, we forgot all our differences and pulled together as a nation nine years ago. We have forgotten that race, religion, sexual preference, and political viewpoints all went flying out the window the moment tragedy struck. I believe they would want us to remember how brave we all can be in a time of crisis. I believe they would want us to remember how strong we truly are inside, even though we may forget that on a daily basis. Those who died during the events of 9/11, and those who have died as a result of 9/11 would want us to live our lives to the fullest everyday, to remember to love those near us at every chance we get, and to remember that life is the most precious gift that could ever be given to us. On this solemn day, we should remember that despite the tragedies and unexpected misfortunes that may come our way, there is still good in this world. There is still a light at the end of the tunnel; and in spite of our religious, cultural, or political beliefs, we are all still one race: human.
I believe Nicola Foti said it best in this video last year:
The Smile Experiment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vcj2htXGC8