In Remembrance…09/11/2001

Like all of you, I will never forget where I was when I found out about the events of 9.11.2001
I remember standing glued to the living room floor while I watched the TV with horror, confusion, sadness, fear, shock…
I remember the inability to sleep or close my eyes without thinking about it and seeing it over and over again in my mind.
I remember being sad beyond belief for people I had never met.
I remember feeling a bond to them, a patriotism that was stronger than I had ever felt before. They were my fellow Americans. Killed senselessly, and unknowingly.
Today I saw a picture that was very fitting of how I felt and what I want to remember.
Not the burning buildings, not the planes that crashed into them, not even the flag that I love. But the people that died.
This is the image I want to remember and think about.

This is what 9.11.2001 means to me.
Remember to hug those you love today, and be grateful they are here.