We Remember

“Time is passing. Yet, for The United States of America there will be no forgetting September 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals. We will never forget. -Former President George Bush

I spent the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks volunteering with the Major Brent Taylor Foundation at a community remembrance exhibit. This exhibit took you back in time to New York 2001. It honored the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 attacks and all those who risked their lives to save others. Finally the exhibit honored the over 7,000 men and women killed and over 50,000 wounded in the War on Terror.

Photo Credit: Carrie Malmberg

Photo Credit: Carrie Malmberg

Over a period of three days over 12,000 people walked through this exhibit. It was a pleasure to serve as a volunteer and walk people through the exhibit. I was touched by the people who came. The parents who came to teach their children. The elderly who came to relive that day. The first responders who came to honor friends. Everyone who came to remember.

I am proud to be an American and grateful to those heroes of September 11th. The ones who ran in when everyone else was running out. The brave men and women of the armed forces who fought to keep us safe.

Photo Credit: Carrie Malmberg

“The lesson of 9/11 is that America is truly exceptional. We withstood the worst attack of our history, intended by our enemies to destroy us. Instead, it drew us closer and made us more united. Our love for freedom and one another has given us a strength that surprised even ourselves.” — Rudy Giuliani Former Mayor of New York City

Tara
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