Wednesday, September 11, 2013
I remember also the way we all came together. I remember the line up at my local hospital, how the line went around 4 blocks to donate blood. To put this in perspective for you, I live in CANADA, I live three hours north of Seattle, many people here felt that the attack on the United States was a an attack on our brother, our cousin and our friend. I remember feeling helpless in the first few hours, dumbfounded and confused.
In the days and weeks that followed I was glued like most people to every piece of reported news.
My son was 9 months old. My mom's group took a walk along one of our busy shorelines. It was so quiet, there were 12 of us and there was no noise from boats, no planes in the sky, until we came upon another person brave enough to be out walking. She commented on how brave we were to take our children out in public, how if it was her she would have been afraid to leave the house with a baby due to the recent events but that she felt hope and relief that we were bold enough to take back our own freedom and not live in fear.
Much has happened and the world has changed so much since September 11, 2001 and yet much has stayed the same.
Please take a moment today to remember those who's lives were forever altered by then events of September and all that has happened since. I would also like to ask you today to do something in honor of the memories of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and that is to do something to exercise your freedom in a positive way, take a walk, say a prayer, make a new friend, do something nice for someone else. Be the change you want to see in your world.
Feel free to post in the comment section your own memories of September 11th if you feel like sharing your experiences with us today.
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