I know this post is a bit late but I have a quick story to share. Yesterday was the 13th anniversary of the tragic September 11, 2001 day that most Americans recall rather clearly. I may have only been in 3rd or 4th grade and not have fully understood the severity, I knew that the world would be different. I knew that America was in danger. I knew that innocent lives were killed. Around 2996 people in fact left this world quicker and sooner than expected. Their stories were left unwritten and with unexpected endings. Last night helping clean up an event my University had put on to pray for the victims, their families and America took place. Each flag that was placed contained a name of a victim. As I helped clean up I began to see the numbers. When you hold a box with even just a couple hundred slips of paper it is hard to recognize that each slip has a name. That name was held by a unique person with a special story. It is infathomable to know that almost 3000 people died but when you see 3000 slips of paper all of a sudden you realize just how much the world loss that day. I take back to my apartment some of the name slips to make something special. Although I was unable to put all the names which I grabbed here is just a fraction of them. I would like to offer pray for each of these individuals as well as all victims of the Sept. 11. 01 terror attacks. I pray that they rest in peace and help G-d up in Heaven. I pray for their families, friends and all who they impacted to continue to heal and coupe and let their legacy live on.
I pray for all of us to spread a little extra compassion and kindness and light not just today but everyday. Let’s change history for the better. Let’s spread goodness and today lets us remember. Tomorrow let us not forget.
Place a flag in your heart.