Submitted by David
The Day of Remembrance
My son came up to me today and asked me about 9/11. This is what
he asked and how I responded.
"Dad, is 9/11 a holiday?"
"Not officially. But as far as I am concerned it is."
"Is it like Patriots Day? I see alot of flags."
"It's a little like Patriots Day. For both celebrate being American
and what that stands for."
"Then, is it like Veterans Day? I hear people talking about soldiers
"It's a little like Veterans Day. For both celebrate those who
fight to keep us free. However, 9/11 does not just celebrate soldiers.
It also celebrates the police, fire department, and everyone else
that works to keep us safe."
"So, what exactly IS it? Does everyone just call it 9/11?"
"Everyone calls it 9/11 because it is not an official holiday.
But people are begining to call it The Day of Remembrance. It's
a day of mourning AND celebration. At 8:45 AM everyone has a moment
of silence to remember those who died when the planes began crashing
into the Twin Towers. It is a time to appreciate being alive.
It is a day to celebrate how after the attack, America came together.
It is a day to take pride in who you are and where you live. I
guess to sum it up I should say it is a day to remember those
that died on 9/11 by doing something for your community and thanking
those that do such things in their daily lives."
God bless America and those who help make it the best place
in the world.