We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember... – George W. Bush
This is probably the hardest blog post that I have written so far, it may be the hardest post that I ever write. But this was a difficult day.
I considered not doing an entire post on this since it really does not go with anything else that I have written here. I wasn’t sure that deviating from writing about books, personality, and writing would be a good idea.
But I decided that that ignoring what today is would be a mistake.
We need to remember what happened. It is not something that should be forgotten. Not today. Not in the future.
It would be a dishonor to the memory of those who were killed on that terrible day.
It would be a dishonor to those who risked their lives to help those who were directly affected by the attack. Some of those who rushed to give aid also gave up their lives.
In 2001 on September 11, our country, the United States of America, was attacked by terrorist. The most brutal terrorist attack we have ever experienced.
So many people died. Some of those people were innocent. Just trying to live their lives. Just going to work. Just trying to take care of themselves and their families. Others of those who died actually helped to orchestrate the disaster.
There were so many families destroyed by the attack. Even now on this day so many years later there are people mourning the lost of their loved ones.
This is not something that we can just ignore.
It is a part of our past.
It is where we can see the best and worst of human nature.
We see just how wicked humans are able to be. Although, that is something that we can see every day, but here we see it on a larger scale.
However, just as we can see the worst of people we can also see the best.
There were the men and women who sacrificed themselves in order to prevent their plane from crashing into the White House, or a similarly important building. They sacrificed themselves in order to protect our country.
There were the firemen who went beyond what their job called them to do in order to save people. So many firemen died on this day; the most ever to have died on a single day.
There were all of the civilians who did all that they could to help. There were all the captains of ferries and such who evacuated people to safety. There were the men and women who after they were safe went back into danger to help others.
And there were so many other people who were true heroes on this day. It would take an entire book just to be able to mention some of the many heroes, their names and their stories. It would take so much more to do justice to the heroism of these people and I’m not sure that it would even be possible.
Today I just want to take the time to pause and think about what today means.
I just want to take time to remember all that has happened today.
It is something that should never be forgotten.