On this day 17 years ago, America- and the world- was still getting over the shock of what happened just one day ago.
Just one day ago, people were breathing. They went to work, they were going places. And now, just like that, they were gone.
The majority of the people reading this are kids. We don’t know what it was like, we can’t remember how terrible it was. All we have are stories.
Like how people raced home to be with their families, even if it wasn’t their country that was being hit. Like how one little boy would watch the aftermath, live, and for weeks stare out of the window, waiting for planes to come. Like how despite all the rubble there was a cross standing, made from wreckage.
For many of us, it’s just another day.
Maybe take a moment to remember the brave firefighters and first responders that came in when people were dying and fought when all was lost. Maybe remember that people fought for the safety and freedom we enjoy now. Maybe realize that everywhere, from everything that’s happened, people are hurting. Maybe know that God was there, and in ways we can’t understand, is here for us.
Then today won’t just be the day after 9/11.
P.S. I know this video was clearly geared for little kids, but take a look anyway?