9/11 Tribute & Reflections
Remembering 9/11 Victims and Heroes
As I write this 9/11 Tribute, I'm reminded how the events of September 11, 2001 changed the world forever. May the victims rest in peace and may their families find peace and comfort.
I could have never imagined hijacked planes being used as missiles bringing down the Twin Towers killing innocent people, as I watched in disbelief this event unfold live on television.
I couldn't help, but think of the hatred and anger in people's hearts that cause them to carry out such heinous acts of terror and violence. On the other hand following the attacks, I was touched by the outpouring of love, from people from all walks of life, as they reached out to support one another in solidarity and unity.
A decade later, as I reflect on this life-changing event, it's so fresh in my mind and it almost seems like it happened just yesterday. All the more because I've watched many of the chilling videos, read numerous articles and listened to the recently released Air Traffic Control Audio Tapes, relating to the of the 9/11 attacks.
I wonder if people affected have been able to move on with forgiveness in their hearts, or they still hold on to the sorrow, anger, resentment or whatever negative feelings they were gripped with. I've gone through challenges in my life, many of which caused me much pain and sorrow, including losing my dad. However, one thing that helped me move forward, was learning to forgive. My prayer is that the families of the victims of 9/11 can gather the strength to forgive and continue to live a life filled with love.
Remembering 9/11 Victims, Heroes and their Families
The video below is a beautiful and touching tribute, created by Eric Jackson, in remembrance of 9/11. We remember all the innocent people who became victims of this horrific event and lift all their families in pray as they remember their loved ones. Also, commendable are all the heroes (civilian and in uniform) who put their lives on the line and those countless people who reached out to support and comfort.
Poll: Where Were You on 9/11?
Where were you when the 9/11 attacks took place?
9/11 Tribute to the Firefighters
This video below is a tribute especially to the hundreds of firefighters and police officers who put their lives on the line to protect and serve the American people, many of whom lost their lives. We will never forget their bravery and courage.
Poll: Did You Know A 9/11 Victim?
Did you personally know a victim of the 9/11 attacks?
Memorial Tribute by Renee L. Martinelli
The song and poem titled "The Eleventh of September" was written by Renee Lynn Martinelli in remembrance of all the innocent 9/11 victims and their loved ones. As well as in honor of the all the heroes and every American for coming together in unity to help, support and comfort, echoing the promise to never forget.
Poll: Justice Has Been Served?
Has justice been served with Osama bin Laden's capture and death?
Love is the Answer
Faith, Hope and Love...Love is the Greatest!
As I reflect on the events of 9/11 and how it changed many lives all over the world, there is one important aspect that stands out to me in this world filled with darkness and uncertainty...it is LOVE!
• Love is the answer to everything;
• Love helps me forgive and move forward;
• Love helps me not fear, but walk in confidence;
• Love helps me get out of my comfort zone & reach out to others;
• Love gives me hope for a brighter tomorrow;
• Love helps me live in freedom;
• Love never fails!
"Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit." ~ Khalil Gibran
Supporting Families Affected by 911 Events
Families of September 11, Inc. (FOS11) is a non-profit charity organization which was established in October 2011 in order to support people who were affected by the 9/11 events.
They run several programs like the Teen Chat Program as well as support resources in the areas of finance and legal, wellness and health issues, family preparedness, and more.
FOS11 depends on support from individual and institutions in order to fulfill their mission, therefore, if you wish you can donate directly at their website. They are an accredited charity recognized by the BBB Metro New York.
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