Remembering the Fallen

2,977 dead. Countless more wounded. Billions of lives changed forever. September 11, 2001.

The images of people jumping from windows, the heart-breaking cell phone calls, the tragic collapse of the World Trade Center. Children lost parents; parents lost children; husbands lost wives; wives lost husbands. The pain is unspeakable.

Every time I watch footage of the attack, my heart cries out for the thousands of people trapped in those buildings and I weep for families that will never be the same. These were innocent people, people who went to work planning to return home for dinner and kiss their children goodnight. They didn’t deserve this fate. Not a single soul deserved the unfathomable horrors that September 11th wrought on our world.

I beg you to never forget the pain that was brutally and ruthlessly inflicted upon us. No matter how many years go by, and no matter how much the pain subsides, we cannot forget. The sacrifices that those people made can never be matched. They gave everything, and thus, we must make every effort to remember what they gave up.

As a human being, I wish honor those who perished on that fateful day. I honor those who died at the World Trade Center, those who died at the Pentagon, and those who took down United Flight 93. I pray for them, I cry for them, and I remember them.

2,977 dead. Countless more wounded. A time to remember. Rest in Peace. September 11, 2001.