Friday, September 11, 2015

Fourteenth Anniversary

Today is the fourteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Given the passage of time, my raw, red-hot anger has morphed into a cold, steely determination to never forget.

Never forget the victims.

Never forget the heroes.

Never forget the sons-of-bitches that did it.

While my desire to do something - anything - in response to those attacks has not lessened, it has also given in to the reality that it is very unlikely I'll ever be in a position to extract retribution on those responsible or their supporters. But what I can do is channel that determination to act into something positive.
This September 11, the country will mourn the 14th anniversary of the attacks that changed our world forever. But if you want to honor the victims, survivors and their families of the 9/11 attacks, volunteer.

Because of the organizers of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, September 11 is no longer just about grieving what we lost, but about using the day to make the world a better place.

To keep alive the spirit of compassion and service that united Americans in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, September 11 is now federally recognized as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, establishing a tradition of national engagement in charitable acts as a tribute to the victims, survivors and first responders of 9/11.
There's more at the link, including some specific ideas on how to pay tribute to those affected by the events of 9/11. Please take a moment to consider honoring them through helping others.

At the same time, we can always dream about taking more direct action...


Well Seasoned Fool said...

One positive step will be NOT electing a Lightbringer lite as President.

Old NFO said...

Agree with the last...

CenTexTim said...

WSF/NFO - agreed, but I' m not too sure the alternative will be that much better.