No matter what happened, it cannot be changed. It’s hard to imagine all of the events that took place just 12 years ago. The New York skyline isn’t what it used to be. Many people were effected by the events that occurred on this infamous date. Many people whose families weren’t directly effected still dread this date.
Looking at any of the pictures or watching any of the documentaries of the events that occurred just 12 years ago get me teary eyed to this day. Writing this blog post made me teary eyed. Just two years ago, I went to the area where the two towers stood. All of my energy got drained out of me. Some of the people who were in the towers were our friends. Seeing their names hurt.
Today is the saddest day for America. The nation will mourn the loss of loved ones and become frustrated that such events had to occur. This cycle will forever continue. However, life continues for the rest of us.
The past cannot be undone. These events cannot be changed. They are what they are. There are victims who were in the towers, but there are also victims still alive who lost loved ones.
After everything happened, we as a country were given two choices. Stay down or rise above the rubble. We will never forget the past, and we will never forget the events that occurred only 12 years ago, but each year, we as individuals can either stay down or rise above the rubble.
Rise above the rubble. Continue living in the present, but remember everything that happened on this date.