So many memories and stories shared today have made me cry, smile, given me goosebumps and feel so proud to be an American. Although, our country is far from flawless, I am so thankful to have the opportunities I have had, simply due to my American citizenship. I feel like I don't have many words to express myself today, like each 9/11 for the past 10 years, but without sounding like a broken record, here's my best.
Many have given their lives selflessly and so many others (families and individuals) sacrifice every day to protect us. Today, I remember and honor those who are no longer here, all who have lost a loved one and the rest of us who were all affected in one way or another by the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. I am eternally grateful.
|Photo credit: TIME magazine|
This is one of my favorite pictures from the 9/11 footage. To wrap things up with hope, because there is always hope, here is one of my favorite quotes, by one of the most intelligent men of our time:
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." -- Nelson MandelaGod bless everyone.