This morning, I was out early and saw a flag at half-mast. I was reminded that this is the anniversary of 9/11. On this day 19 years ago, almost 3,000 people were killed in the largest terrorist attack on American soil.
Today is officially called “Patriot Day,” a national day of service and remembrance that commemorates the catastrophic events of September 11, 2001. I remember that day with such sadness, but also recall with pride how quickly the country united as one and how everyone was filled with pride. It was a unique time, and I hope we never forget that day.
Our country is struggling with plenty of issues now, but maybe we can learn from the past and know that we are still one country, united, and that better days are ahead.
I offer you these words of hope from Sandy Dahl, whose husband was a pilot on Flight 93: “If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”
All the best, and God bless America.
Feature Photo by Jericho Cervantes