Today is September 11, 2011. It is a day that none of us will ever forget. We all remember exactly what we were doing at the moment we heard what was happening. For most, it was a day that kept you glued to the television, radio and internet trying to learn what was going on. Here, 10 years later, most of us still can’t wrap our heads around what happened on that day.
We can’t change what happened. We will never understand. We will never forget. What we can do is honor those who lost their lives. The firefighters, the police officers, the people just like you and me who were going to work like any other normal day. We can pray for them, their families and friends. We can remember them and honor them.
How? Help others. I watched a story about 2 Port Authority workers who helped to save the lives of more than 70 people. They didn’t know them at all and in the end, lost therr lives in Tower 1 when it collapsed. To honor all who gave so much, I think it would be fantastic to pay it forward. It can be as simple as helping someone by holding open a door, picking up that dollar bill they drop on the floor or even handing over some coupons to help them save on their groceries. Whatever it is, it can be contagious. When you help someone, it can make them want to help others and so on and so forth. It just is a way you can honor the memory of all of those who gave their lives to help so many.
America was changed forever on September 11, 2011. It affected everyone in America — all in various ways. Whatever you are doing today, take a moment and say a prayer for the victims (and their family and friends) of September 11, 2011. I know my family and I certainly will.