Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering, Honoring

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An American flag flies at half staff next to a twin towers statue at Tyrrell Park in Beaumont in 2011. Guiseppe Barranco/The Enterprise

I feel compelled to post something today regarding the anniversary of 9-11. I know it’s not going to be profound or life altering, but it’s important to me to do so.

On September 11, 2001 in New York city many innocent lives were taken and many others were injured. And for those of us who were somewhere else at the time, we were impacted in some way. I hope people take a moment today to remember those who died and those who were permanently damaged physically and/or emotionally. And to remember those who tried their best to help their fellow human beings, many of them at the loss of their own lives.

I think that’s what I want to remember as much as anything else, that people still care about other people. That we can actually do something good and positive for others around us, even if we don’t know them at all.

We can’t change what happened, and I for one still can’t really make sense of it. But I know that I can do something to remember and honor those human beings that died that day. I can find someone today that I can help, or encourage or love. Maybe more than one someone, and maybe not just for today.

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