Tomorrow is September 11th. 13 years ago, that wouldn’t have had any significance to anyone, unless that happened to be your birthday, anniversary, or perhaps someone was throwing a great party that day. Now, it has significance.
Wednesday will be a day of remembrance, a day of longing, a day of mourning, and a day of thankfulness.
We will remember, we will never forget. There are banners and tattoos and bumper stickers that say this. But in all reality, we really will never forget. We won’t forget where we were when it happened, how we watched and listened in shock. How we stood in disbelief as the twin towers fell. How we knew this just couldn’t be real, it just couldn’t be. But it was, and because it was, we will never forget.
Many will be longing for those who were taken that day. They will mourn the loss of loved ones, strangers and heroes. People just like you and I perished that day, they were EMTs, firefighters, police officers, soldiers, mothers, fathers, and children. Others will be thankful. They will send their praises to the heavens that their loved ones made it out in time. They will thank God that their family and friends made it home to them; or they may be thanking God that they made it out themselves. Nonetheless, a day of thanks it will be.
This blog will in no way be an outline for how everyone will act tomorrow. But it will be for some. Many will observe a moment of silence at 8:46am. Flags will be flown at half-mast. Memories will be recounted and those lost will come to life in their stories and be heroes again. With all the pomp and circumstance on 9/11, we have no choice but to remember; and then Thursday will come … and we will still remember.
Tomorrow, Samaritan Care will join the country in saying a silent Thank You to all those who helped that day, and who have been working every day since then to ensure we still live in the country we do. Some of them are still with us, some are not, but all are heroes. Thank God for heroes, of all kinds. It is because of them and their constant sacrifices that we will never forget.