Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11th

Because this is the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, there has been an intense focus on the tragedy of that day.

It changed us.
It changed us all.

But today, on this solemn anniversary, I want to remember the kindness. Citizens and leaders of countries all around the world reached out to us here in the United States. They expressed love, compassion, sympathy, friendship, solidarity and support. Ordinary folks of all ages took to the streets of their hometowns with signs and flowers and candles. They made their way to US embassies and signed condolence books. They ordered the flags of their own nations flown at half staff to honor the dead. They wept. They prayed. They rallied to our side. We were no longer one nation, but one world, indivisible, seeking liberty and justice for all.

Today, I will remember the kindness...

1 comment:

Sue said...

It was a moment in history that rocked the world. If Americans weren't safe, who was? It was amazing to watch how everyone from every corner pulled together to help their fellow man. We will never, never forget it.

Sue X