There are certain events that are so dramatic that you know the exact thing you were doing at the exact moment the event took place.
Our grandparents remembered where they were when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. My parents remembered exactly where they were when JFK was assassinated and we’ll always remember where we were and what we were doing when the Twin Tower’s were attacked. I remember that day like it was yesterday. Time stood still as everyone sat in front of the televisions projecting the tragic events that kept unfolding. I remember feeling like it was a dream. It was so sad because I knew families who had family members that lost loved ones in the attack.
It’s still hard to believe that it was 14 years ago. As we remember these events the best way to overcome evil is through love. Instead of harboring bitterness at those who attacked us and the wars that’s ensued because of these events, let’s demonstrate love through our actions and words. Don’t use your voice today to voice frustration, but rather use it for reconciliation.
Hopefully the things we learned from that day on banning together as hurt people will translate into the turmoil our nation faces today. Let’s band together as people, not races, religions, or victims. This rainbow over NYC last night brought me to tears. Thank you God for such a beautiful display of your love yesterday! (photo credit)