Remembering 9/11


        As most of you know, today is September 11th, a day that didn’t bring good news for many back in 2001. Though it was a horrible day, it is a day that we need to remember. Not just to remember the lives lost but to remind yourself of the spirit of America, how we reach out to help our fellow Americans in times of need and distress, and how we stick together no matter the trials.

        “Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It’s a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It’s also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend–even a friend whose name it never knew. “
– President George W. Bush, December 11, 2001

        Though the attacks were meant to bring us down, we were able to use the tragic event to unify our nation and to make us stronger. After the attacks, you could see our unity through the dedication of firemen, police officers, our military and everyday citizens. Whether it was a rescue mission or giving blood, many came out to lend a hand to those in need. Thankfully, our country doesn’t need a tragedy to come together. In honor of those that were lost, let’s rekindle the unity that was strengthened on that day, and use today to keep the families that were impacted by September 11, 2001, in our thoughts and prayers.