Never forget the victims of September 11, 2001. The list is painfully long. Especially for the multitude of family members who must endure a life without them. We remember them, too.
World Trade Center. Pentagon. Flight 11. Flight 175. Flight 77. Flight 93.
Where were you on the day the planes hit? Today, how do you commemorate that day’s tragic events?
For me, I reflect on the unity that our nation felt during the days and weeks following America’s great tragedy.
This past summer, on a trip to Manhattan, I visited the 9/11 Memorial at what’s come to be known as Ground Zero. I respectfully suggest that every American make the trip at a time in their life that he or she deems appropriate. I’ve never felt so rocked by the sheer weight of loss as when I first touched some of the inscribed names of the innocents who perished.
However, Ground Zero has also become for me a place of remembrance, and rebirth. The insurmountable pride that I felt at how far we’ve come in rebuilding is beyond compare. Go see for yourself. It’s indescribable. It’s not about the new, immense structures. It’s about the fortitude of an America that came together to build them.
Never forget. Plan a visit to any or all of the 9/11 Memorials. Click on the following links to learn how:
- Flight 93 National Memorial, in Shanksville, PA. Visit as it nears completion. Donate to get it done sooner.
- Pentagon National Memorial
- 9/11 National Memorial at WTC
Learn more about Families of September 11, an organization that fosters health, safety, security and support to those affected by terrorism and public trauma. Click Families of September 11 to make a donation or to become a member.