This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States where our country lost thousands of innocent lives. As we look back, we can all remember where we were on the morning of September 11th, 2001. We continue to honor those who lost their lives and pray for their families. We continue to thank our first responders who jumped into action as part of the search and rescue team. We continue to thank our military for protecting our nation all these years.
This day changed more than the New York City skyline…it changed a generation of Americans, it changed our world. Now known as “Patriot Day” in the United States, this day is observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance for the victims.
Across the country, numerous events are held in remembrance of the lives lost. Here on the Treasure Coast, we are so thankful for all those who are hosting ceremonies, 5k’s, opened museums and even created permanent memorial locations. Click HERE to see a list of events happening in our area.
An agent on our team, Lori McNicholas, just gave hugs to her son over the weekend who shipped off to join the Army. Last week while having coffee at Hutchinson Shores, I met a waitress who was part of the American Legion, a non-profit organization of U.S. war veterans, and she shared her stories and experiences with me. A past client and friend assisted in building the 9/11 museum. Another past client lost her husband in the attack and continues to be an advocate for victims.
Our community is surrounded by so many amazing individuals who have and continue to serve, support and represent our country.
We are thankful for these amazing individuals along with many others, not just in our community, but in the world. We honor and remember those involved in 9/11. We honor and remember those 13 fallen heros who recently made the ultimate sacrifice.
To those families mourning the loss of your loved one, past or present, we honor you. We mourn with you. We are thankful for you.
“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate” -Sandy Dahl.
So here is your reminder that tomorrow is never promised. Always live for today. Take that vacation. Buy that dream home. Be kind to others. Live your passions.