Today, eleven years ago, starting at 9:37 AM, two planes collided into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City. ALSO, what we often forget is that one plane also collided into the Pentagon, and one brave group of people sacrificed themselves and crashed a plane meant for the White House into a field in Pennsylvania.
Almost all of us know someone involved. We know someone who died, or we know someone with a story, but as time goes on it's easier to move on and forget. Moving on is perfect, forgetting is not. This famous video showcases a man's last words. Take a moment to watch and remember.
At some point, take a trip to the memorial in NYC. It is stunning and beautiful. The entire world lost people they loved, and those lost will never get to know any of the aftermath, good or bad. They did not want to die, they only deserve all we can to honor them.
Look a new name up today. Tell the people you love that you love them. Move slower today, be kinder, be sensitive. Remember, remember, remember.
Jennifer Haining, American University 2013