Never Forget

My social media today is flooded with postings of people that miss the America of September 12, 2001. As horrific as 9/11 was, I too miss how we were united in the aftermath. The only thing that mattered was each other. Americans first. Americans forever.

I don’t think most adult Americans will ever wake up on September 11 and not remember the events that unfolded nineteen years ago.  I was at work in downtown Atlanta at Coke and it was terrifying.  We were all gathered around the tv in the conference room on the 11th floor trying to make sense of the horror.  In that moment, coworkers and leaders and interns and strangers and maintenance workers on my floor all became one.

We took the boys to ground zero almost two years ago for John’s 13th birthday. It was a sad, chilling and important experience. We had a guide who expertly and sensitively narrated how the events of September 11 unfolded as he walked us through the museum. 

Hearing the stories of the helpers and seeing the beautiful pieces of remembrance were reassurances that there are beautiful, good, kind and wonderful people in this world and that we should be incredibly proud to be Americans.

No day shall erase you fro the memory of time. <3 Never forget.

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