“When I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of this. Always.” Mahatma Gandhi – (1869-1948)
Healing from the trauma of September 11th is not serendipitous; it does not simply occur with the passing of time or because we are inherently resilient. The terrible events of September 11 have greater magnitude than previous traumatic events suffered and experienced by many people in the United States.
Coping with the loss, death, and grief associated with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, is a process, not an event. The purpose of memorials is to bring people together to express their grief and at the same time to reduce feelings of isolation and vulnerability.
For as long as we live, September 11 will be a date that evokes searing memories and powerful emotions. The events of September 11, 2001, are without precedent. The enormity of these terrorist attacks is disorienting and immensely anxiety-provoking. We will each recall September 11 in our own, private way.
With the arrival of this fifteen year anniversary, there is a universal desire to share our feelings and experiences with those around us, including ourselves, our children, family members, and friends. We must remember to take the lead in helping our children as they struggle with the memories and emotions of this day.
We will all stand strong in meeting the challenges before us. The days, months and years ahead will continue to be difficult for all as we maintain our efforts to eradicate terrorism.
May God bless our America and sustain our spirit.
For the families of the victims, may God bless you, and hold you in the hollow of His hand forever. For the rescue workers & volunteers, I am humbled by your valor and courage. For the victims, when I take in a sunset, gaze at the moon and stars, or take a walk in the sun, I think of you. God Keep you forever. God bless the families of 9-11 and God Bless America.